Wet and windy conditions at the weekend didn’t stop Alex Deck breaking the Women’s Club 100 mile record in the Team Swift 100 on the V370 with a time of 4.36.30. The previous record of 4.44.43 was set back in 1960 by Elaine Herbert so after 58 years it’s time for a new name to be in the record books.
It’s been a while but we’re back at the best part of the year yet again, the time around the Summer Solstice.
The nights are long and golden, the leaves at their fullest and mysterious spirits gather around the Eyam stocks awaiting the arrival of the Rutland CC to perform their ritualistic crowning of the Drinking Chalice Champion!
We’ll be meeting at the Teacake meet at 7pm, heading down Grindleford and then straight up to the Eyam stocks to drink some Rum and enjoy this year’s unusual chalice entries.
Last year Gerry Acari won with a condom, it was outside the box enough to make the final and then beasted the ‘Crowd ClapOmeter’.
We now have an official Trophy so make sure you have a spare bottle cage to carry it home is case you win.
We’ll then cruise up to the Barrel pub for one then down the beautiful Abney descent, up Burbage and over the hill to the Norfolk Arms for sandwiches, chips and ale’s (see flyer attached)
Please get in touch with Brendon by email, text or Twitter for food numbers before next Wednesday and I’ll look forward to seeing you (and your wacky cups) at the Teacake next Friday.
All the best
2nd joint vice deputy ex Social Secretary,
This photo was recently sent into us by Melvyn Hirst and it shows Mike Gadd, a leading time triallist of his day leading his uncle Harry Aspden in a two-up time trial. Melvyn thinks it was taken during the Rutland GP des Gentlemen, held on the O2 in about 1968.
If anyone can throw any light on the actual date, time and position recorded by Mike and Harry it would be much appreciated.
Ernest’s funeral will be held at 12:00 o’clock at St. James Church in Woodhouse on Thursday 19th April – Tithe Barn Lane, S13 7LL.
The service will be followed by a burial at Handsworth Cemetery for family whilst everyone else is welcome back at the Angel Inn in Woodhouse for the wake at around 1:00pm – 59 Sheffield Road, S13 7EQ.
Betty has requested no flowers but instead any donations you wish to give may be placed in a box at the church and will go to cancer research and British heart charities.
It’s with a heavy heart that I write this post to let you know that my Uncle Ernest passed away early this morning on his 95th Birthday.
Ernest was one of the last elder statesmen of the Club who has seen many changes in the Club over the past sixty years or so. He was still getting out on the bike for short rides into his eighties and then when he started to slow down a little he moved on to the turbo he set up in his spare room.
Ernest had a fall at home about 10 days ago and so has been in the Northern General Hospital since then but sadly he passed away this morning.
I will post funeral details on here as and when I know them.
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.
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.