Author Archive for: Si Squeaker Keeton

June meeting date change.

11 May
May 11, 2022
The date of the next Club meeting has been changed to Friday 27th May.
We had originally planned it for the 3rd June but that’s the Bank Holiday for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Obituary – Tony Fouldes

20 Mar
March 20, 2022

Tony Fouldes passed away peacefully early on Monday 14th March 2022 in Lincoln County Hospital. Tony was 96 and had spent the last year living in a care home close to his daughter in Lincoln.

Tony was active with the club during the WW II years and went on to be one of a number of Rutland riders who dominated the 24 Hour Championship from 1955 to 1959 – providing individual champions and winning the team award 5 times.

Tony remained active with the Rutland with regards to time trialling, regularly undertaking marshalling duties and race feed support duties on the many events against the clock (typically 10 – 100mile – 12hr & 24hr) that took place on the local North Midlands courses and was always very aware and interested in the performances of the riders competing.

On retirement Tony became part of the “Wednesday Wheelers” gang with other retirees such as George Steers, Ernest & Colin Keeton, Jim Hall, Bert Ridge, Joe Thompson, Geoff Hague, John Clarke and many others heading out into Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire every week for 25 years plus.

Tony returned to the racing scene as a Vet competing against the clock in many events ranging from 10mile – 24hr events. Notable achievements include winning three consecutive VTTA 24 Hour National Championships 1992-1994.

Tony continued riding the bike and his interest in cycling, especially the VTTA North Midlands into his 90’s.

Tony’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 6th April, 2.30pm at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium followed by drinks and refreshments at the Robin Hood Pub – on the junction of Springfield Road and Millhouses Lane, Millhouses.

Club meetings 2022

21 Dec
December 21, 2021

Up until 2019 we always held monthly meetings on the first Friday of every month but at the last AGM back in February we decided to change our meetings to bi-monthly so for 2022 the Club meeting dates are as follows…

4th February (AGM)

1st April,
3rd June,
5th August,
7th October,
2nd December.

8pm in the upstairs darts room at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.

Xmas Fancy Dress Dinner – 19th December 2021

26 Nov
November 26, 2021

Yes it’s back, same time, same place…..our Christmas fancy dress do at the Cheshire Cheese.
Meet at the teacake meet at 11am in fancy dress – COMPULSORY !!!
A steady ride out, maybe a pint or two in Hathersage and then onto Hope for Christmas Dinner at about 1:30.
A few more beers and then a ride back home via Ringinglow.

Please get in touch in the usual way and let us know if you’re coming.

Obituary – Tony Butterworth

09 Nov
November 9, 2021

It is with great sadness that another one of our older members has passed away. Tony Butterworth who of course had his shop on Catchbar Lane and was known by everyone died peacefully in hospital at the weekend.

Tony leaves behind his wife Sue and their son and daughter Oliver and Kate.

Our thoughts and prayers are with them at this sad time.

Tony’s funeral took place on Wednesday 17th November at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium and was just for family.

A few of Tony’s friends did follow the hearse on their bikes from Tony’s home in Dronfield to the crematorium as a show of respect.

Club Meetings 2021

18 Aug
August 18, 2021

Club meetings are to resume in the upstairs darts room, 8pm at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG

Dates for the remainder of 2021 are (Fridays) :-

3 September

1 October

5 November

3 December

Coronavirus update – August 2021

04 Aug
August 4, 2021

With Coronavirus restrictions now being eased we hope to start having our Club meetings at the University Arms again hopefully starting in September.
The White Peak vets road race took place on Sunday 1st August and entries are now being accepted for the Club on 10 Saturday 28th August at Hatfield Woodhouse.

The Saturday Teacake is now back up and running but not quite at the level it was before the pandemic started.

 

@WinNats21 – National Hill Climb Championships 2021

30 Dec
December 30, 2020

Below is the link to the official Facebook Page of hill climbing’s biggest open secret: The 2021 Cycling Time Trials National Hill Climb Championships.
This is a collaboration of organisers from local clubs including: myHill Cycling and Rutland CC as well as expert volunteers from Sheffrec CC and Lifting Gear Products/Cycles in Motion.
We are proud to announce that – for the first time in 44 years – the venue for this event will be the ‘home of hill climbing’: the leg shattering; VO2 busting; cadence crumbling Winnats Pass.
We are indebted to Castleton Parish Council for considering and allowing this esteemed event to once again be battled out on one of the UK’s most imposing climbs.
The event will take place on 31st October 2021. More information on the event and qualification criteria to follow (because we are expecting a lot of entries) … but in the meantime please like, share and follow.

www.facebook.com/WinNats21

Twitter @WinNats21

2020 Club meetings

05 Mar
March 5, 2020

With low attendance at the recent monthly meetings we decided at the AGM to have bi-monthly meetings this year at the University Arms and on the alternative Fridays we would arrange a ride out somewhere and have a few beers and an informal meeting.

The first ‘alternative Club meeting’ is set for Friday 6th March at the Norfolk Arms, Ringinglow.

This year’s meeting dates are listed on the MEMBERSHIP & MEETINGS tab.

White Peak Road Race

05 Jan
January 5, 2020

With help from the Peak RC the Club will this year be promoting the ‘White Peak Road Race’ at Flagg on Sunday 10th May. The event will be an LVRC (now British Masters Cycle Racing) event and will be a counting event in the Percy Stallard series, more details will follow as they are known.