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Brad Flix film night – Friday 6th April 2018

06 Feb
February 6, 2018

Friday 6th April is the date for your diaries, 7pm onwards. It may seem a long time away but we’re going to have a film night and we or should I say Bob has had to book early. It’ll be at Bradfield Village Hall (Brad Flix) and is the Friday night before the Paris-Roubaix (Sunday 8th) so we’ll show ‘A Sunday in Hell’ or equivalent. There will be bar facilities and some sort some of food will be available as well, this might be in the form of the Porter Pizza Company or Pie Eyed who come with a van. There is a charge associated with hiring the facilities and therefore the cost will be number dependent but it won’t be very much if there are around 20 of us, even cheaper if more come.
It is also the night of the Club meeting for April so we’ll either have a short meeting there or we’ll put the meeting back a week.
We can possibly invite other clubs too to see if we can generate a bit more interest but will see nearer the time. Thanks to Paul O. for helping to sort this out and please let Bob know if you’re coming via Facebook, Twitter or email.

Annual General Meeting – 2018

21 Jan
January 21, 2018

The AGM is Friday 2nd February, 8pm at the University Arms.
Notice and agenda will be emailed out to Club members the week before.

Club Annual Dinner & Prize Presentation – 2nd December

22 Oct
October 22, 2017

Saturday 2nd December is the date for your diary for this years annual dinner and prize presentation at the Lees Hall Golf Club.
Ticket prices yet to be be confirmed but it will probably be around £17 – £18 again.
Let me know via email, tweet, text or Facebook if you’re coming and if you’re bringing your other half with you.
Further details to follow.

Mens Club 30 record broken.

20 Oct
October 20, 2017

A little belated but another Club record was broken on the 7th October when Joe Le Sage recorded a 1.02.43 taking 44 seconds off Stephen Bell’s four year old record for the 30.

Club 100 record broken

08 Sep
September 8, 2017

Well it’s taken 17 years but the men’s Club 100 has finally been beaten and this time it’s Joe Le Sage who gets his name in the Club record books. Joe rode the BDCA 100 on Saturday 2nd September clocking 3.46.36 and took a minute off Darren Otter’s 2000 record of 3.47.37

Obituary – Peter Robertshaw

28 Aug
August 28, 2017

I received an email yesterday informing me that one of our older members Peter Robertshaw passed away peacefully at 9am on Sunday morning (27 August)
There will be no funeral as Peter has left his body to medical research.
Our thoughts are with Judy and his family at this time.

Women’s Club 50 mile record broken…

18 Jul
July 18, 2017

Well we’re into July now and it’s Alex Deck’s turn to set a new Club record, this time the ladies 50 mile record. Alex rode the BDCA 50 at Etwall on Sunday and having not ridden a 50 for about a year managed to break Freddie Herridge’s record set back in 1994 and posted a new time of 2.01.21 knocking ten minutes off the old record.

Mens Club 25 record broken…

06 Jul
July 6, 2017

Following his excellent ride a week ago in the National 50 where he did a PB and won an age medal Chris Ledger rode the Merthyr CC 25 in South Wales this weekend and knocked two seconds off Jon Rickard’s fifteen year old Club 25 record with a 50.21

Bob’s “Pudding Challenge Ride”

22 Jun
June 22, 2017

It was discussed and agreed at the last meeting that this year’s Cleethorpes ride will head to Saxton near Tadcaster instead.
Our social secretary Bob suggested an alternative to the Cleethorpes run and those present at the meeting were all in favour of Bob’s “Pudding Challenge Ride”
The date for the club run is Sunday 9th July – departure time 8:30am (tbc).
The proposal at this stage would be to ride to Saxton, near Tadcaster to a pub called the Crooked Billet where they have what is called the Pudding Challenge. Allegedly they have the finest Yorkshire Puddings in god’s own county and the challenge is a three course meal of Yorkshire Puddings at £15 per head.
We’d then ride back and as it would be a social occasion we’d probably stop for a coffee, about 100 miles or so in total at a nice Sunday Club run pace.

As agreed at the meeting we’d do it instead of Cleethorpes this year but perhaps go back to Cleethorpes next year.
Bob will obviously need to let the pub know how many of us to expect so if you could drop him an email / tweet or even a Facebook message then please do so…..


Details of the pub and the challenge can be found here: –

Obituary : Andrew Crookes

22 Jun
June 22, 2017

I received a phone call earlier this week from Charlie Crookes informing me that his only son Andrew had passed away at the weekend aged 31. For those of you that were around in the late 90’s and early noughties Andrew was a member of the Club and used to ride our mid-week events as well as a few open time trials and road races.
Andrews funeral will be at the North Chapel, Grenoside Crematorium on Thursday 29th June at 2.45pm. All are warmly welcome, bright clothes – especially football shirts and cycling jerseys as a celebration of his short life would be greatly appreciated.
Our thoughts are with his Mum and Dad at this time Charlie and Dianne.