Author Archive for: Si Squeaker Keeton

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 !

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.

Nocturnal Teacake 2019

26 Jun
June 26, 2019

Meeting at the normal teacake meet at 7pm on Friday (28th) for our Nocturnal Teacake ride. A steady ride up to Eyam for the drinking chalice competition and then up to the Barrel Inn at Bretton where the landlady will do us chip butties for a fiver each.
Then on to the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow in good time for a pint or two whenever that is. Bring an unusual drinking chalice, some beer vouchers and ligths for your bike.

Summer Ride – Sunday 28 July

10 Jun
June 10, 2019

This years summer outing is heading west out to Jodrell Bank.

Meet at the Teacake start, 8 for a 8.15 depart, coffee stop in Longnor, lunch at the Jodrell Bank cafe, Ice cream/cafe in Tideswell on way back, then maybe a pint or two at the Norfolk Arms if folks are keen.
Current route is around 90 miles with a decent amount of climbing out and back with a respite in the middle. Plenty of opportunity to add a bit on the way home if people are keen to tick 100. Usual summer rules apply, everyone welcome, we’ll wait or slow down at the top of all major climbs and regroup/admire the view, social pace.
The roposed route:
Hope you can make it.

Long Hill TT – 23 June 2019

08 Jun
June 8, 2019

This might be of interest to anyone that wants to get their hill climb season started early…