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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017
06 October 2017
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 10th November. The meeting will start at 8pm at St George’s Church Hall, Altrincham.

The meeting will include reports from all the club’s officers and the audited statement of accounts, will elect club officials and will handle any other business required. I would also like to remind everyone that all club roles (apart from President) are up for election. Nominations for the Vice-President are required to be submitted in writing before the AGM. At present, most of the current committee are prepared to stand again for election although there are a few vacant roles. If anyone wants to take on one of the roles, I would encourage members to put their name forward.

The agenda for the meeting will include additional items proposed by members. If you have any items or issues that you want to raise during the AGM, then I would invite you to please write to me with details, so these can be included in the Agenda for the night. Items for inclusion into the AGM need to be submitted on or before the 13th October (28 days before the meeting). Each item will need a proposer, someone to second the motion and a title and details. Be aware that you will be asked to introduce your motion at the AGM. An example agenda item would look something like the following:

Agenda Item Title

Proposed:    J Smith             Seconded: W Jones
Proposal:     “Proposition that …”
Reason:       To improve ….

I look forward to seeing people on the night.

General Secretary Seamons CC
Mudguards Season
06 October 2017
Win the eternal gratitude of your club mates!

Mudguards with front & rear flaps must be fitted from October (weekend after Hill-Climb) to March (weekend before the Llangollen Ride) inclusive, on all Club rides.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman.
Club Hill Climb Championships - Sunday 1st October
26 September 2017
Don't forget that this coming Sunday is the annual Hill Climb Championship TT. Sign on outside Rackhams just before 9:00. The club will cover your £3.00 entry fee this year. It takes place on Withenshaw Lane, Sutton at approximately 11am and is followed by the Freewheel championship. Absolutely everyone is welcome to enter and if you don't want to have a go, do please cycle out with all the club and be a noisy, encouraging spectator. I will also need some volunteers to marshal etc on the day. Please let me know ASAP if you are willing to help.

Map or the course here:

Course Records:

See you Sunday.

Paul Barber - Timetrial Secretary

Club Hill Climb Championships Meal - Sunday 1st October
17 September 2017
1st October all groups will be heading for the Hill Climb at Withenshaw Lane, Sutton. I'm organising a meal afterwards at the Rose and Crown, Allgreave. Roast beef with all the trimmings for £10 each, children portion for £6, vegetarian option available. Please note that you don't need to race to attend the meal all welcome. Please let me know as soon as you can I would like to confirm numbers for next Sunday 24th September.

Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary

Club Kit Store Open Mon 11th September 2017
06 September 2017
Need any club kit? The online team store will open Monday 11 September for one week. Any orders guaranteed to be delivered to me by 16 October.

Note that Pactimo will upgrade some of the existing range of clothing and apply the 2018 price list from end September. With regards to Seamons clothing prices, nothing changes to the prices I originally negotiated for a 3 year initial term, except for the Ouray Jacket (which was added later), this product price has been increased by £1.00. There are 3 items of our kit which will be upgraded from October: Continental short sleeve jersey, Ascent short sleeved jersey and arm warmers (see links below). If you order these 3 items next week, you will get the existing design so you may wish to wait until the next time the store opens if you want the updated styles.

Continental short sleeve jersey
Arm warmers
Ascent 2.0 jersey will be automatically upgraded to the Ascent Aero jersey
Please note that this jersey is a form fit jersey and items in this category have been designed to provide an aerodynamic form fit.

A Chance To Remember
04 September 2017
This Sunday's club run to Chester is in remembrance of clubmates who are no longer with us. Called the Bob Richardson Run in honour of one of our founding members for whom riding to Chester was one of his favourite days out on the bike, the ride remembers not only Bob but all of our clubmates who now ride the lanes elsewhere. Sunday's ride starts as usual from Rackhams, with everyone aiming for the cafes and pubs along the city's riverside. Most popular is the Blue Moon Café on The Groves, or the nearby Boathouse pub. It's a flat run to Chester but if you're new to longer rides and still want to take part, try a section whose pace might suit you better. The Bob Richardson Run is one of the club's 'calendar rides' - events that always happen on the same weekend in the Seamons calendar.

One suggested route:
New Records at 100 Miles In the BDCA Event on the A100/4 Course
03 September 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting new club & all age veteran's records at 100 miles of 03:38:52 & veteran's record on standard of +1:17:44. Previous club record was 03:47:26 set by Steve Davis in 2003, previous all age veterans record was 03:49:35 set by Dan Mathers in 2014, previous veterans record on standard was +58:36 set by Adrian himself earlier this year.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley who also broke the existing club, all age veteran's records at 100 miles with 03:46:13 and the existing veteran's record on standard with +1:06:19.
New Records at 25 Miles in the Realteam Event on the R25/3H Course
21 August 2017
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new club record at 25 miles of 00:49:46
This is the first time a Seamons Member has gone over 30 mph for a 25.
Previous record was 00:51:27 by Charles Carraz set in 2012

Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new all age veteran's record at 25 miles of 00:49:46
Previous record was 00:51:34 by Alan himself set earlier this year.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new veteran's on standard record at 25 miles of +17:29
Previous record was +16:32 by Bev Chapman set in 1995
New Records at 12 Hours in the WCTTCA Event on the D12/1 Course
21 August 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on seting a new veteran's on standard record of +67.98 miles.
Previous record was +65.17 set by Robin Haigh in 2011.

Congratulations to Adrian Hughes, Martin Wiggan & Dan Mathers on setting a new club 12 hour team record of 771.46 miles.
Previous team record was 758.5 miles set by Stacey/Boydell/Smith in 1966.
Chester & N Wales CTC/Audax Rides From Tattenhall
11 August 2017
Saturday September 2nd 2017
Organised by Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member

These three Audax rides start from Old Ma’s Coffee Shop near Tattenhall---approximately 10k SE of Chester. Lots of free car parking at the cafe.

“Pistyll Packing Momma” heads out to Chirk and then visits Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall. Return is via Lake Vyrnwy and Bala, followed by the Shelf and Hope Mountain. A very scenic, tough day out---recently described as “the perfect 200k” by an experienced Audax rider. 3600m climbing.

“Momma’s Mountain Views” visits Chirk before climbing over to Llangollen with superb views of the Berwyn Mountains. Return over the Panorama and the Old Horseshoe pass to join the 200k ride at Llanarmon-yn-Lal. Designated as a CTC Challenge ride this year. 2000m climbing.

“Momma’s Leafy Lanes” 50k gives a pleasant, undulating ride through Cheshire lanes as an easy introduction to Audax events.

Further details & gpx files, entry (on line or postal) at
New Ladies 24 Hour Records
25 July 2017
Congratulations to Jane Prowse on setting a ladies club record and a ladies all age veteran's record at 24 hours of 306.25 miles in the National Championship event on the D24HR course. This is the first time a Seamon's lady has ridden a 24 hour timetrial.
New Records at 50 Miles In the BDCA Event on the A50/6 Course
16 July 2017
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club & all age veteran's records at 50 miles of 01:44:02 & veteran's record on standard of +34:16. Previous club record was 01:47:32 set by Alan Heggs in 1978, previous all age veteran's record was 01:48:48 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016, previous veteran's record on standard was +30:46 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016.

Congratulations to Adrian Hughes who also broke the existing club & all age veteran's records at 50 miles with 01:45:46 and the existing veteran's record on standard with +34:14.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley, Adrian Hughes & Chris Siepen on setting a new club 50 mile team record of 05:18:46. Previous team record was 05:40:01 set by Siepen/Mathers/Whitehead in 2014.
Latest Kit Order Has Arrived
15 July 2017
Kit has arrived, could those who ordered please contact me to arrange collection

Summer Social - Sunday 20th August 2017 at 2:00 pm
06 July 2017
To celebrate the end of our British Summer the Club is holding its own annual Summer Social event on the 20th August (Sunday) at The Rope and Anchor in Dunham Massey at 2pm.

The Barn has been booked for our convenience, so whatever the weather will be, we can still enjoy our party. Plenty of spaces for bikes, tricycles or cars and a great outdoor area for children.

The club is subsidising the event so the cost for the buffet will be £6.00 pp members/spouse, children £4.00 pp.

You can come straight from your Sunday ride or you could drive there, entirely up to you, food will be served from 2pm followed by cakes and music performed by our talented Seamons musicians. Please let me know no later than the 8th August. You can either Email me at or, post a message on the SCC Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you on the day to celebrate another great Seamons event.

Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary

Track Night - Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:40 pm
06 July 2017
Track night at the Manchester Velodrome, Saturday 21st October at 7:40 pm.

If you are interested in riding please contact Darren Buckley
New Team 100 Mile Record
04 July 2017
Rather belatedly congratulations to Dan Mathers (4:02:25), Adrian Hughes (4:03:20) & Martin Wiggan (4:09:50) on setting new club team record at 100 miles of 12:15:35 in the 2016 M&DTTA event on the J4/18 course. Previous record was 12:28:15 set way back in 1966 by Stacey/Boydell/Smith.
New Vets 100 Mile Record on Standard
04 July 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting new club veteran's record on standard at 100 miles of +58:36 in the M&DTTA event on the J4/18 course. Previous record was +57:41 set by Dan Mathers in 2014.
Cheshire Police - Helmet Cam Reporting Website
31 May 2017
We have been informed that Cheshire Police now have a website to submit dashcam / helmetcam footage:

"I am pleased to announce that if you have any footage from either a dashboard camera or helmet camera that requires a police officer to view / investigate you can now do this through our website ! Click on the link below and read all about it.

Please read the front page carefully to understand what will be done with the footage and the requirement of a statement should the officer wish to proceed with a potential prosecution.

Road Policing Unit

New "25" Team Club Record
22 May 2017
Congratulations to Ade Hughes, Alan Chorley and Chris Siepen on setting a new club team record at 25 miles of 02:36:25 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course. Previous record was 02:39:46 set by Hughes/Siepen/Chorley in 2016.
Wednesday Night Club 10's - Rear Light
02 May 2017
A reminder that all riders must have a working rear light, front light recommended. No rear light - no ride.
Participants Wanted For Study Into Critical Power And W’
18 April 2017
As part of the study you’ll get measures of: VO2max, Threshold Power, Critical Power, W’, Recovery of W’, Body Composition, Hematocrit, and other measures. This type of physiological testing usually costs £200-£300.

You’ll need to come to the Human Research lab at Chester University on 3 occasions, to undergo cycle testing, at mutually convenient times.

I'm looking for cyclists and non-cyclists (healthy active), so please feel free to forward the invite to others.

More info here:      WPrimeFAQ.doc      WPrimeStudy_PIS.docx

If you are interested or have any questions, email:
New All Age Vets 25 Mile Record
10 April 2017
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 25 miles of 00:51:34 in the BDCA event on the A25/11 course. Previous record was 00:51:40 set by Alan himself in 2016.
Seamons CC 2017 Handbook Now Available
21 March 2017

The 2017 Club Handbook is now available.

Members who have elected to receive an electronic copy can download the PDF from here.

Those who have requested a paper copy will receive it shortly.
Updated Introduction To Road Racing Document Available
14 March 2017
For those new to or thinking of starting road racing an updated Introduction To Road Race document is available to download from the website docs section: Road Racing
Spring 2017 Squirrel
21 February 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Club's Squirrel magazine is now available to view online or download from here:
VTTA National Age Records
11 February 2017

The Club Record 15 mile rides at the YCF 15 in July 2016 by Pauline Atkinson of 35:19 and Alan Chorley of 31:10 have now been confirmed as VTTA National Age Records.

Congratulations to Pauline & Alan.
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 29th January 2017
11 February 2017

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2016 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Cheshire Point Series - Ade Hughes 570 pts, John Spearman 426 pts, Chris Siepen 413 pts - 1409 total pts
1st Team Middle Distance Championships, Derek Hodgins Shield - Dan Mathers, Martin Wiggan, Pauline Atkinson
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Dan Mathers, Ade Hughes, Martin Wiggan
1st Team BAR Championships, ABC Centreville Shield - Ade Hughes, Pauline Atkinson, Jeanette Barber
2nd Team 12 Hour Championships - Ade Hughes, Pauline Atkinson, Jeanette Barber

Individual Awards:
Ade Hughes - 2nd Cheshire Points Series, 3rd Senior BAR, 3rd 12 Hour, 12 Hour Gold Medal
Pauline Atkinson - Middle Distance Ladies Champ, 12 Hour Lady Champ, 12 Hour Gold Medal, 2nd Ladies BAR, 9th & 1st Lady Senior BAR, 2nd Lady Cheshire Points Series
Jeanette Barber - 3rd Ladies BAR, 10th & 2nd Lady Senior BAR, 12 Hour Silver Medal, 3rd Lady Cheshire Points Series
Dan Mathers - 3rd Middle Distance
Martin Wigan - 4th Middle Distance
John Spearman - 11th Cheshire Points Series
Chris Siepen - 12th Cheshire Points Series
VTTA Manchester & NW - Awards for 2016
29 November 2016
Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson and Adrian Hughes on receiving the following awards for the 2016 timetrial season at the VTTA Manchester & NW Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Pauline Atkinson & Adrian Hughes - 3 Distance Waterson Team Shield (25, 50 & 100 miles)

Adrian Hughes - 25 Mile Championship Cup, best aggregate in the 2 VTTA NW 25 mile TTs.

Adrian Hughes - Short Distance Trophy, best in any 2 open 10s and 2 open 25s.

Adrian Hughes - FTA Trophy, best in 2 open 10s and 2 open 25s on local courses.

Cheshire Police - iceQR Stickers
14 November 2016
As mentioned at the AGM Cheshire Police are recommending In Case of Emergency ID helmet stickers that can be scanned by the emergency services.

The iceQR stickers can be obtained from, cost is £1.50 including delivery then 99p per year to keep registration active.
Seamons CC Sunday Club Rides
10 June 2015
To All Seamons CC Members,

This is to remind all members who participate in our Sunday rides that there are expectations placed on each one of us to ensure that the experience of group riding is as pleasant and friendly as it can be.

Recently, concerns have been expressed that some members, particularly when joining a group which usually moves at a lower average speed than they themselves may be used to, are imposing a higher average speed, to the detriment of the established group’s enjoyment. Indeed some members may have been deterred from further participation with their regular group! I am sure this is an unintended consequence, but never-the-less, something that must be avoided in the future.

The introductory sentence of the SCC Club runs ride description clearly states: - “Each one of our Sunday Rides is open to members and guests. Should you opt to change from your usual group for a ride, it is essential that you observe the guidelines for the group you have joined

Section F of the membership Application form, which we all sign up to, states: - “I have read and understand the Ride Descriptions and Guidelines on the club’s website”. So, if you have not done so, please refer to these documents in the “Downloads” section of this website and observe the guidance on future club rides, particularly with regard to speed and group riding etiquette such as no half-wheeling, waiting where necessary and looking out for one another.

Nigel Harrop, Seamons CC Chairman.
Discounts for Club Members 2015
23 March 2015
We are delighted that the number of suppliers offering discounts to Seamons CC members has increased. Currently you can obtain a discount, on production of your 2015 SCC Membership Card, at the following: -

* Altrincham Bike Shak,10 Oakfield Trading Estate, Altrincham, Cheshire. WA15 8EJ. Tel: 0161 929 9355. 10% off accessories.

* Grapevine Computers, 20 Greenwood Street, Altrincham. WA14 1RZ. Tel: 0161 941 6978. 10% off labour charges.

* Sport-Med Physiotherapy, Norbury Chambers, 2-6 Norbury Street, Stockport. SK1 3SH. Tel: 0161 474 7469. 10% off consultations & treatment.

* Velo Espresso, Moss Lane, Altrincham. WA14 1BA. Tel: 07827 012692. 20% off.

Seamons Cycling club is grateful to the Suppliers for their generous offers, but would like to make it clear that this does not imply that the Club endorses their products. Please ensure that you take your 2015 SCC Membership card with you, and clarify in advance that the offer applies to any goods or services you intend to purchase.
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