Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner – Sunday 15th December

26 Nov
November 26, 2019

Our Christmas fancy dress dinner at the Cheshire Cheese Inn at Hope is a week earlier than usual so that we may get a few more people there than last year.
Price will probably be about the same as last year, £20 for a three course meal payable in cash on the day.
If you need a vegetarian meal then please let me know, otherwise you’ll get a full Xmas turkey dinner.
Usual meet, 11am Bents Road for those riding out and yes, fancy dress is compulsory !

Club Annual Dinner 2019

17 Oct
October 17, 2019

It’s 2019 … it’s club dinner time … and this year, it’s going to be a BIG ONE !!!

After quite a few years up at the Lees Hall Golf Club, this year the club dinner is moving into the centre of town at the brilliant Showroom / Workstation event space.

Saturday 16th November- 6:30pm onwards with a sit down meal – followed by a disco!

This is your Club dinner and it’s for everyone involved in the club so why not bring along your wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, partners, Mums, Dads whatever … Everyone is welcome!!!

There is plenty of room and we are wanting to make this enjoyable welcoming evening for all involved in the club!

Meal choices are,


1.Tomato and basil soup.

2. Ham hock with toasted ciabatta and apple chutney.

3. Prawn and crayfish cocktail with mixed leaves and chive mayonnaise.


1. Oven roasted chicken breast with thyme roast new potatoes, green vegetables and a shallot sauce.

2. Roast topside of beef , Yorkshire pudding, thyme roast new potatoes, green vegetables and rich onion gravy.

3. Homemade red onion and goat’s cheese tartlet, with thyme roast new potatoes, green vegetables and rich onion gravy.


1. Warm chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream.

2. Sticky toffee pudding with custard.

3. Eton mess served with meringue, mixed berries, and whipped cream

The dinner will be £25 per head

You can use the form below to buy tickets.

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A ride for a Curry….

04 Oct
October 4, 2019

Rob is organising a curry night on either Friday 18th or the 25th Oct?

He is going to book the Curry Cottage, Stoney Middleton.

Ride out- eat and drink- slow ride home. Let Rob know via facebook or email if you fancy it!

Easy like a Sunday morning…

03 Sep
September 3, 2019

We have a new Club ride. The once monthly “Easy like a Sunday morning” spin around the peaks (or elsewhere) is an opportunity for a chat and a catch up with other club members before well earned cafe stop. No one will be left behind and everyone is welcome. Why not come along and bring someone new to the Club with you!

The next ride will be Sunday 29th September, 10am at the Teacake meet. This allows riders to watch the Monsal Hill Climb on October 6th and save the weekend of the 12th October to support Rutland CC’s Mam Nick hill climb.

See you there!

Obituary – Jack Fouldes

16 Aug
August 16, 2019

Pete Fouldes emailed me this week to let me know that his Dads brother Jack passed away last weekend aged 97 in Rotherham hospital, he had been unwell for some time.
Jack I guess will only be known by a few club members i.e. John Clarke who would have met Jack possibly on the Saturday morning runs to Retford, attended by John , Jim & Kate Hall, Ernest Keeton, George Steers and others, also some of whom, have sadly departed.

Jack’s funeral will be held on Thursday 22nd August at 3.30pm Hutcliffe Wood.

Jack Fouldes Obituary (1922 – 2019)
Jack joined the Rutland CC pre-war (WW II) and was active keeping the club going through the war years (1939 – 1945) with regular club runs into Nottinghamshire. Jack kept the Rutland CC name on the results board down at Blyth when the sporadic, war time, events did take place and held the club record for the fastest 25 for several years.
He completed the Manchester and District 12 hour during the 1940s with little or no support, having to ride there and back from Sheffield.
Jack finished his racing years with the Scala wheelers, the top Sheffield racing team of the wartime era. During the war time years, with little or no traffic the bike was king of the road it wasn’t uncommon for Jack with the Rutland club members to come up against the Sheffield Phoenix coming out of places like Matlock and to be engaged in a kerb to kerb battle as the two clubs attempted to outpace one another. A similar competition used to occur heading to the tea stops out in Nottinghamshire where the Rutland club members would be en-mass all across the A1 in an attempt to be first into the café.
Jack in his later years went on to live in Sutton near Retford where his cycling activities included time trial marshalling and meeting up with the Saturday morning run to the café in Retford attended typically by – Jim & Kate Hall, Ernest Keeton, George Steers, John Clarke and others.

Club 10 results – Saturday 3 August 2019

05 Aug
August 5, 2019

Results form the Club 10 at Hatfield Woodhouse can be found on the Time Trialling forum website.

Club 50 record broken.

05 Aug
August 5, 2019

Joe LeSage broke the men’s Club 50 record in the BDCA 50 on 13th July with a time of 1.44.39
Joe knocked 19 seconds off Darren Otter’s record which had stood since 2002.

Tumby’s Road Race – 21 July 2019

23 Jul
July 23, 2019

On behalf of the Club a BIG THANK YOU to Steve Ellis and his wife Louise for their efforts yet again for organising Tumby’s Road Race last Sunday at Braithwell.
It was an incident free event with six riders going clear on the last couple of laps and Cameron Blake from Prologue RT taking the win, second was Toby Tanfield from Cleveland Wheelers and third was Mark Walker from Wold Top The Edge RT.
Thanks to everyone else that came out to marshal as well. If you click on the link below it should take you to a Google gallery of photos taken on the day by Mike Blake.

July meeting date change

30 Jun
June 30, 2019

Next Friday (5th) should be the Club meeting but it’s also the Bradfield Hill Climb on Woodfall Lane and I know several people like to go out and watch the hill climb, some people even ride it!
With that in mind we’ve changed the date of the meeting to the following Friday the 12th July.

Hill climb starts at 7:30 for those that are interested…

Men’s Club 100 record lowered

26 Jun
June 26, 2019

Race report from Joe LeSage on his record breaking ride in the:-
ECCA 100 – 26th June 2019.

High expectations. The ECCA is THE fast 100 – as the event approached, conditions looked good and the time trialling forum was full of predictions of just how fast could Marcin go? Sub 3 hours 10 minutes was mooted as a possibility. 31.57mph for 100 miles and over 7 minutes better the current comp record.

I was off 16 minutes ahead of Marcin Bialoblocki, and was hoping to hold him off to halfway, and in the process go somewhere around 3:45. I was off at the back end of the field, with a 6am start (slept in the van at the HQ but still needed a 3:30am alarm call).

There’s not a lot to report about riding a 100. Don’t start too fast and just endure the rising discomfort and try not to think about the final 45 minutes or so that are pure purgatory.

Anyway, I wasn’t going as fast as I’d hoped, and a pb looked very unlikely at one-third distnce. Stay positive and keep pushing. Halfway came and went, and no sign of Marcin. Two-thirds distance, temperature and speed rising, it started to look as though things were coming together. Still no Marcin.

As expected, the final hour was awful. I managed to push on to hit my pb speed with 10 miles to go. Touch and go. Off the final turn, just over 4 miles to go, and 9 .5 minutes to do it in… couldn’t do the maths, but it seemed feasible.

Finished with 3:46:12, to skim 24 seconds off my pb and the club record. And still no Marcin… he went off course and probably ended up in Norwich just in time for breakfast.