Dates to get in your diaries.......well as soon as the dates are confirmed and filled in. So here is a head's up of some upcoming important club activities.....
#4: Jan 19th 2017 45RC AGM
Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 19th January 2017 at 7:30pm at the Great Doddington Club.
AGM Agenda document
If you have any points for the agenda, please send them, or make them known, to the club secretary Anthony McCarrick.
#5: 2017 Club Spring Classic Tour.
We are discussing doing a spring classic in 2017. The choice of events currently are:-
1st April: Tour of Flanders
9th April: Paris Roubaix
23rd Apri:l Liege-Bastogne-Liege
If booked with Sports Tours the cost is circa £450 with travel, hotel food etc.
#6: May 27-29 2017 Anniversary Weekend Ride
2017 60th Anniversary Weekend Ride will recreate historical 45RC Peak District Whitsun weekend rides, to take place over the long Whitsun/Spring bank holiday weekend of 27th-29th May. As per club history, there used to be regular all night 45RC rides up to the Peak District every Whitsun. Further details of format etc. to be agreed and will follow in Q1 2017 at latest.
#7: 2017 60th Anniversary Dinner Evening.
The annual boxing day 45 Road Club Beer & Puddin' TT, held on the "Old" circuit (9.7 miles) was held as normal this year with an excellent turnout again, with 8 2-up teams, one of which ended up running as two individuals as they lost each other before their start time!
Many thanks to all the riders taking part and to Anthony and John for their assistance with the pushing off, and Helen for the images.
See you all next season in the 45 Raod Club TT Series of events.
A big thanks to Rob for organising the experience and to David for coming up and taking all the pictures in the gallery.
Dates for the 2016 Club TT Series have been finalised and the calendar is now available in the "Racing" section menu. There are slots still vacant in the duty roster, so if you want your points to count in the TT Trophy series get your name down!
Support crew - TK: Mike Smith + ??? starter PO: ???
Was a very pleasant day for a ride and especially for a hillclimb!
Not a large turnout this year, so a big thank you to all that rode the climb, and to Steven and Anthony for their support work.
Well done to Evan on the fastest club rider with a 1 sec PB and on taking the club Hillclimb Trophy. and to guest rider Adam Hepburn on the FTD.
45Rc Riders 1: Evan Hsu 2:01 *PB 2: Stuart Burke 2:14 3: Barry Walker 2:16 4: Charlotte Redden 2:18 Guest Riders 1: Adam Hepburn 1:52 Wellingborough Cycles 2: Paul Hardy 1:54 Wellingborough Cycles 3: Steph Russell 2:38 Wellingborough Cycles
This marks the last round of an extremely challenging TT points series, mainly due to weather and roadworks causing an extraordinary number of canceled rounds during this year. It's been very close championship between the 1st and 2nd places pretty much all year, only 3 riders doing the 11, or more, counting rounds. Well done to all the participating club and guest riders, your support is appreciated. Congratulations as well to all the support people, including a life member and stalwart of the club who we just lost to the TT club in the sky, who without all your help and support these events could not take place.
Feedback and suggestions for next years TT series to the club committee please, especially on how to encourage more membert support please.
Results for tonight's 45 Road Club event results Old "9.4m" course NC10/27 #23/23 45 Road Club Fabos Young 22:04 Ben Elderton 22:52 Russ Batchelor 23:30 Evan Hsu 23:59 Steve Brierly 24:20 Simon Fitzhugh 24:26 Steve Peel 25:18 Paul Bowman 25:31 Guest Riders Kev Hardwick 22:19 James Cook 23:00 Sue Rust 24:40 Dave Tuttle 26:36 Maria Gent 28:22