More Club records tumble…

08 Jun
June 8, 2017

Well we’re only a week into June and Club records are still being broken, this time by both the Ledgers, Karen and Chris. The City RC 10 on the V718 up at North Cave was the place to be on Wednesday night this week. Karen lowered Alex Deck’s month old record of 22.50 down to 20.45 setting a new Club record as well as a North Mids age record at the age of 44. Not to be outdone Chris also set a new Club record with a 19.23 beating Ben Harvey’s four year old record as well as setting a new National and North Mids age record at the age of 55. Congratulations to you both, I’m sure there will be more to come.

Tumby’s Road Race 2017

05 Jun
June 5, 2017

Tumby’s Road Race for 2017 is on….…..provided Steve gets a minimum of 20 marshals and 5 drivers.
Sunday 23rd July is the date for your diaries with a usual start time of 10am from the Ruddle Centre, Doncaster Road, Braithwell, S66 7BB.
This is our/your Club’s promotion so please make every effort to support Steve in running this event on the Club’s. Steve has always been a member of the Rutland and he has organised Tumby’s Road Race since the first edition back in 2002.
Please get in touch with Steve as soon as you can and offer your help for a couple of hours on this Sunday morning (23/7).
Mob: 07843 935180
Event details can be found here…..

Women’s Club 25 record lowered to 54.25

13 May
May 13, 2017

A good showing from the Rutland at last weekend’s South Pennine 25 at Etwall. With average conditions (warmish, windy and wet!) Karen Ledger finished in 2nd place, 19 seconds behind Victoria Smith from Aerocoach. Karen continued her good early season form and finished with a course PB of 54:25, a national age record and took a massive 9.42 off the Club’s 30 year old ladies 25 record.
Chris Ledger was 1st vet 55, 11th overall and did a PB with a 51.03. Alex Deck also had a good ride and competed the Rutland line up finishing 6th and 1st vet 45 in 56:56 only a few seconds off her PB.

Ladies Club 10 record lowered again.

10 May
May 10, 2017

Its like a game of tennis at the moment between Alex Deck and Karen Ledger with the Club 10 record. Alex knocked another 9 seconds off the current record on Saturday at the BDCA Womens event at Etwall lowering it to 22.50.
Karen actually went faster on Tuesday of this week in the Sheffield Phoenix event at Cuckney with a 22.44 but as that was only a club event it doesn’t count as a Club record.

Obituary – Bob Furness – Funeral details

05 May
May 5, 2017

Recently and more often than not I when post things on here it seems to be sad news and this is no exception. Geoff Hague let me know that another long standing member of the Club Bob Furness passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep at the weekend.

Bob’s funeral will be held at 2:30 on Friday the 12th May at the Chesterfield Crematorium and then at the Bakewell Golf Club for the wake.
Carol has requested family flowers only but donations can be made to ” The Air Ambulance Service”

15 Mile Club Records set – 30 April 2017

03 May
May 3, 2017

Another good weekend for the Club as our new members Chris and Karen Ledger and Alex Deck all rode the VTTA National 15 Championships on the V728 up at North Cave, Hull.
A good performance from Karen securing the win with a 33.42 establishing a new ladies Club record and setting a National Age Record and Chris setting a benchmark for other Club riders to aim for with a 32.03.
Alex Deck rode the tandem with Richard Dixon from Team Swift and won the event on actual time with a 31.01 and won it on standard as well with +9.24.

Ladies Club 10 record broken yet again – 22 April 2017

24 Apr
April 24, 2017

The two new ladies that have joined the Club this year have both got off to a flying start breaking the ladies Club 10 mile record in the first couple of months of the season. First it was Karen Ledger back in March taking the record down to a 23.28 and this weekend Alex Deck has updated that with a 22.59 in the VTTA Notts and East Mids event.

NMRRL 2017: LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: Final Closing date Thursday 20th April

14 Apr
April 14, 2017

North Midlands Road Race League 2017

For anyone who doesn’t know, the North Midlands road race league is a local racing run through the summer months on Thursday evening. It is not only excellant training but also an superb entry into road race.

Thinking about having a go road racing ?? Well think no more… get entering !! Details below…

The closing date for entries has been extended to Thursday 20th April.

There are a few changes for 2017

We are expanding the programme up to 15 races and riders enter the whole programme like last year on one TLI entry form.
Riders will ride in 10 races and marshal 3 times with 2 nights off. Group A will race on Dinnington more than Groups B & C.

1. May 4th: Dinnington: Groups A & C
2. May 11th: Torworth: Groups B & C
3. May 18th: Dinnington: Groups A & B
4. May 25th: Serlby: Groups B & C
5. June 1st: Dinnington: Groups A & C
6. June 8th: Torworth: Groups B & C
7. June 15th: Serlby: Groups A & C
8. June 22th: Dinnington: Groups A & B
9. June 29th: Torworth: Groups A & C
10. July 6th: Serlby: Groups A & B
11. July 13th: Dinnington: Groups B & C
12. July 20th: Torworth: Groups A & B
13. July 27th: Dinnington: Groups A & C
14. August 3rd: Serlby: Groups B & C
15. August 10th: Dinnington: Groups A & B

DINNINGTON. HQ – Dinnington Rugby Club.
TORWORTH/SERLBY. HQ – Harworth Sports Pavilion.

Start time: 7.15pm (Last event 7.05pm).

So there will be 7 races on Dinnington and 4 each on Torworth & Serlby.

Entries to:
Martin Ellis, Lanehead, Salt Hill, Firbeck, Worksop, S81 8LH.

ENTRY FEE: £50 plus a £10 deposit for your number. (£40 plus a £10 deposit for U16 category & all Ladies).

Cheques payable to: ‘North Midlands Road Racing League’ or ‘N.M.R.R.L.’
If you don’t have a cheque book it is possible to pay directly into the NMRRL bank account:
Account: North Midlands Road Racing League
Sort Code: 403907
Account No: 51295616
Please use your name as a reference.

Points will now be awarded to the first 15 riders in each race: 20, 17, 15, 13, 11 to 1.

The first 10 in the Overall Standings in each group.
Best in each TLI Age Category in each group (riders must score at least 1 point).

This is what you need to do:

1. If you have not joined the TLI for 2017, you NEED TO DO THIS NOW.

Either join the TLI online at:


Ladies Club 10 record broken – 18 March 2017

19 Mar
March 19, 2017

A good day for the Rutland at Saturday’s Bolsover and District 10 on the 010/5 at Cuckney with Chris Ledger being the Club’s fastest rider with a 21.44, Joe Le Sage with a 22.02 and James Bell 22.58.
New Rutler Karen Ledger (pictured below) started the season as she means to go on with a 23.28, knocking 30 seconds off the Club’s eighteen year old ladies 10 mile record. Alex Deck completed the Rutland line up for the event with a 24.39

Next Rutland Meeting – Friday 3rd March

02 Mar
March 2, 2017

The next club meeting will be held on Friday 3rd March, 8.00pm at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.
Get yersens along if you fancy it… If you can’t attend but have any news then send me an email at