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Xmas Fancy Dress 2012 – The Photos

17 Dec
December 17, 2012

Well I think everybody enjoyed the Christmas Dinner on Sunday.
We were blessed with good weather, a warm ride out, frost and ice-free which made the ride out very enjoyable. A photo stop at the top of Surprise was followed by a quick stop off at the Little John in Hathersage before we headed for the Old Hall in Hope where we all enjoyed a fine Christmas lunch washed down by a few shandys.
The landlord decided that Tony was the best fancy dress on the day followed by Danny (Camilla) and Nathan (Mr.Bump).
After leaving the Old Hall we had to stop off at the Travellers for further refreshments and then at the Millstone to watch Bradley win SPOTY 2012.

Obituary : Peter Roscoe

07 Jun
June 7, 2012

John Clarke’s partner Peter died suddenly on May 30, aged 81 years. The service will take place at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium on Wednesday June 13, at 1.00 p.m. Donations if desired to St. Luke’s Hospice, may be sent c/o G & M Lunt, 36 Abbey Lane, Sheffield, S8 0GB

NZ Earthquake news – February 2011

22 Feb
February 22, 2011

I’ve received an e-mail this morning from Malc confirming that they are all ok. By the sounds of it everything in the house that could break has done.
They are all in good spirits considering what has happened, it is an absolutely disaster and have no deaths or injuries in their immediate family.
Malc missed the big shock as he was working way down south. He drove home and arrived home at midnight and could not believe what he saw when he walked in to their house.
The city is totally devastated and may take years to come good.

Pearcey in action at 2011 NZ National RR Champs

09 Jan
January 9, 2011

Although he’s been left here since 1994 Malc Pearce can still turn in some good performances on the other side of the World. Whilst we’re freezing in sub zero temperatures Malc was out at the New Zealand National Road Champs this weekend doing what he does best……….getting his fancy dress kit on ! A few pictures of Malc enjoying a beer and the weather dressed as Goldmember.

Xmas Fancy Dress Dinner 2010.

20 Dec
December 20, 2010

Thanks to everyone that turned out to make it another memorable Christmas do !
More photos from the lunch are now on the Facebook page.

Mudguards & Mudflaps

30 Nov
November 30, 2010

They’re ugly, nobody likes them, but no cyclist should be without them. I’m talking about FULL LENGTH MUDGUARDS & MUDFLAPS – the most practical, but also the least popular accessory in the history of cycling.
After so much wet weather it amazes me that so many riders are still riding bikes with uncovered wheels, why? Mudguards mean dry bum and backside and the only downside being that they ruin the look of the bike, so what! It’s madness. Carry on like this and you’ll end up with trench foot of the shorts.
Experts warn us that if anything the weather is going to get wetter in future years. Eventually you do get used to permanently feeling cold and wet, but why would you want to?
You could try the old “the frame clearances are too tight” excuse, but it’s more likely that you’re too tight to buy a new frame.
Downgrade the new groupset if you have to raise funds, swap Dura-Ace for Ultegra and put the difference towards a winter frame.
There is a younger generation of cyclists who simply will not use mudguards because the look of the bike is more important than their own comfort and none of the pros use them. I’m not unsympathetic. A top road bike should never have clearance for mudguards, but here’s the thing: I’m not talking about race bikes. If you own two or more road bikes, at least one should have mudguards. It’s a completely different beast – treat it with the contempt you think it deserves, apologise for it your shallow club mates. Be thicker skinned, but be DRY and keep those behind you DRY !

Remembering Minty a year on…

04 Nov
November 4, 2010

Paul Ogle has found some photos on his phone from Mallorca last year, thought it would be nice to share them with everyone a year to the day since we lost Minty.

Obituary – Derek Morris

21 Sep
September 21, 2010

Just a brief note to let you know that one of our oldest Club members Derek Morris passed away on Monday evening 13th September 2010.
Derek was 78 years and had been battling cancer for the past 4 months.
Our thoughts are with Babs, Paul, Susan, John and the rest of the family at this sad time.

Service arrangements:-

Derek had decided to donate his body to science so there won’t be a funeral as such but there will be a service to remember Derek and the life he had.
The service will be on Tuesday 28th September, 11am at Grenoside Crematorioum, S35 8RZ
Anyone wishing to join the family for a drink afterwards can do so at The Hillsborough Hotel on Langsett Road, S6 2UB