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Record of Notable Achievements
07 October 2019
Further to the discussion at last year’s AGM we will be recording notable cycling achievements by club members in the handbook, this will be a perpetual record rather than only the current year as present.

This record will develop over time, there is no way it will be comprehensive at first attempt.

As guidance the sort of achievements we are looking to include are:

Participation in Multi-National Events, i.e World, Olympic, Commonwealth, ToB etc
Placings in National Events
Outright wins in Local Events
National Records

Audax awards – PBP, LEL, AAA, Super Rad, RRTY etc

So please put in a claim if you have anything past or present that you would like to have included. We already have quite a lot, mainly submitted by individuals and extracted from the M&D records.

Neil Rothwell -
Club Hill Climb Championships - Sunday 6th October 2019
30 September 2019
Next Sunday is our annual hill climb time trial and free-wheel competition. I hope to see lots of people entering and/or spectating.

The club will pay your CTT entry fee for the hill climb. Sign on is outside Rackhams at 9:00 am. Everyone then rides out to Withinshawe Lane near Sutton. Hill climb starts at approximately 11 am. I need some marshalls, so please let me know if you are prepared to help out.

Immediately following the hill climb there will be an official photograph for the club website - please ensure you are all wearing club kit (new or old-style).

Then we have the excitement of the free-wheel competition (hope you've been eating lots of stodgy pies during the year to get a suitable amount of ballast)!

Everyone in need of refreshment will then head to Sutton Garden Centre before cycling back to Altrincham. See you on Sunday.

Paul Barber - TT Secretary
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2019
28 September 2019
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 8th 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. Many of the current committee members are prepared to stand again for election again although there are a few vacant roles including Social Secretary & Webmaster. If anyone wants to take on any 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 11th 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
New Records at 30 Miles in the Leo Event on the E230/C Course
23 September 2019
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club & all age vets records at 30 miles of 01:01:44
Previous club record was 01:03:35 by Chris Siepen set in 2014 and previous all age vets record was 01:03:40 set by Alan himself in 2015.
Seamons Cycling Club To Lead Out Tour Of Britain On Saturday 14th September
10 September 2019
Altrincham’s local cycling club, Seamons CC, has been given the honour of leading out the final stage of the 2019 Tour of Britain, which starts in Altrincham on Saturday 14thSeptember.

A group of 25 Seamons members, in their distinctive yellow and blue kit, will set off at 10:45, 15 minutes before the main peloton and cycle through Altrincham and Hale before peeling off and joining the spectators.

Seamons Cycling Club was formed in 1948 as an offshoot of the Seamons Moss community centre in the Oldfield Brow area of Altrincham. The club has grown steadily over the years to become one of the largest and most active cycling clubs in the North West with a membership of over 240.

As well as official club rides every Sunday and informal rides on other days of the week, many members participate in time trials – winning numerous prizes in the Manchester and District Time Trial Association, Veteran Time Trial Association and Manchester and District Ladies Cycling Association events. Members also ride in road races, cyclocross and audax events and ride on the track at the velodrome. To date, Seamons CC has produced an Olympic pursuit rider, a British Best All-Rounder, a Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist. On three wheels, two riders have won the National BAR title.

One of the Seamons cyclists, Keith Stacey, leading out the Tour of Britain, will no doubt be remembering when he himself rode in the 1967 Tour of Britain (known then as the Milk Race). Keith joined the club in 1961. At 20, Keith was second in both the National 25 mile and 50 mile time trial championships and won the British Best All-Rounder title(competed over 50 mile, 100 mile and 12 hour time trials). In 1967, Keith took up road racing; he was invited to join The Provinces team to ride the Milk Race (1400 miles and 2 weeks with no rest days) – he finished in 27th place. Now aged 74, Keith still rides with the club at least twice per week and is an inspiration to all club members.

Team Store On 23 September for 1 Week
09 September 2019
The team store will open in 2 weeks on 23 September for 1 week. See details on club website here. All kit should be delivered to me and ready for collection 4 weeks after store closes.

A Chance To Remember
28 August 2019
During September and October we have two clubs runs in remembrance of clubmates who are no longer with us.

On Sunday 8th September we have our annual Bob Richardson Run to Chester 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. The ride starts as usual from Rackhams, with everyone aiming for the cafes and pubs along the city's riverside. 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:

On Sunday 20th October this year we will be having a Memorial ride for Jim Boydell to Astbury. All are invited to take part, there will be a choice of routes and cafe’s. The plan is to congregate at the ‘triangle’ at Astbury, more details to follow.

One suggested route:
The Christie - "Chairman's 100" Sunday July 28th 2019 - Now Sunday 11th August 2019
13 July 2019 *updated 04 August 2019 *

Due to Monsoon like rain on Sunday 28th July the ride has now been rearranged to Sunday 11th August
Dear Members,

This year the selected charity is The Christie. The charity this year has been selected by Maria who has been undergoing treatment recently. She has bravely volunteered to be there on the morning of the ride to say hello and also to collect money for The Christie. I am really very pleased that her treatment seems to be going so well and wish her all the best in the coming difficult few months.

You can read Maria's story and make online donations here: All donations go straight to The Christie.

The idea is for as many members as possible to participate in a 100 mile or 100k cycle ride. Suggested routes are below, setting off from Rackhams at 9pm:

100 Miles:
100 Kilometres:

if you are unable to join with the Club on the day, please feel free to devise your own route and distance. The important thing is that as many members as possible take part. The suggested contribution is £10, but feel free to donate more, or if need be, less.

Don't wait, do it now!

If you are unable to visit the Just Giving fundraising page above Maria will be at Rackhams on the morning of the ride to collect donations. Alternatively Committee members will be happy to take donations at any time..

Best wishes and "Thanks" in advance for another great fund-raising effort.

David Hoyle, SCC Chairman
New 100 Mile Team Record in the SCCA/WCTTA Event on the D100/2A Course
15 July 2019
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes, Alan Chorley & Ronan O'Cualain on setting a new club 100 mile team record at 100 miles of 12:06:49
Previous record was 12:15:35 set by Mathers/Hughes/Wiggan in 2016.
SUMMER SOCIAL Sunday 25th August
14 July 2019
The Club is holding its own annual Summer Social event on the 25th August (Sunday) at The Rope and Anchor in Dunham Massey at 2pm.

Arrangement as usual and we will again be entertained by our talented Seamons Ukelele Band. Once again cost of buffet will be subsidised by the club, prices TBA.

You can come straight from your Sunday ride or you could drive there, entirely up to you.

If you would like to attend could you can either email me at or post a message on the FB messenger. Please let me know no later than the 18th August.

Looking forward to seeing you on the day to celebrate another great Seamons event.

Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary
Jim Boydell
07 July 2019
We are very sad to inform you all that Jim Boydell died on Thursday. Jim was a Life Member of the Seamons in recognition of the outstanding contribution he made to the Club. It is impossible to do justice here to the debt we all owe him, not only members of this Club but the whole Manchester cycling community.

He will be remembered for many things. A prolific club champion and record holder, the winner of our local 12 hour race with a distance of 263 miles in 1963, a member of the Seamons team that took second place in the British Best All rounder competition in 1965 and 1966, and a top 10 finish in the individual BAR. He went on to help run our sport as a member of the M&DTTA committee. He organised the National 10 mile championships on the club’s behalf several years ago and the M&DTTA 100 mile time trial for several years.

Jim and Dee moved to Eastbourne on the South Coast to be near his youngest daughter and their grandchildren.

We would all wish to convey our deepest sympathy to Dee, Kate, Emma and all the family.

There will be a celebration of Jim's life at Broadway United Church Eastbourne at 11am on 24 July.

Dee and the family also want us to pay our tribute to Jim up here in Cheshire; we will keep you all informed about the arrangements for this.

New Records at 25 Miles in the Sportzmad Event on the R25/3H Course
02 June 2019
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club & all age vets records at 25 miles of 00:49:40
Previous records were 00:49:46 by Alan himself set in 2017
"Momma" Audax Rides 2019
02 June 2019
Chester & N. Wales CTC/Audax Rides from “Old Ma’s” Café Tattenhall Sunday September 15 2019, organiser Dave Matthews, Seamons CC member.

The date of the rides this year has been moved from Saturday to the Sunday to avoid any clash with the "Tour of Britain" which finishes in Cheshire the day before.

“Pistyll Packing Momma” 200k heads out to Chirk and then visits Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall (pictured above). 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” 130k 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. 1750m climbing

“Momma’s Leafy Lanes” 60k gives a pleasant, undulating ride through Cheshire lanes as an easy introduction to Audax events Lots of free parking at Old Ma’s Café. Great cafes en route.

Further details, Route sheet (please read), GPX, Entry (on line or postal) at
Seamons CC 2018 Cafe Of The Year
19 March 2019
Well done to Gosia and her team at the Snowdrop Cafe at Grasslands, Seamons CC Cafe of the Year 2018.

It was a pleasure to give this award to Gosia, who is a fantastic host and always welcoming. The cafe is not a particularly long cycle for our club members, so we make sure we end up there by taking quite a circular route to ensure we get the miles in before we enjoy the cake.

Club president Nigel Harrop
Seamons CC 2019 Handbook Now Available
10 March 2019
The 2019 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.
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 27th January 2019
28 January 2019

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2018 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Middle Distance Championships, Derek Hodgins Shield - Ade Hughes, Dan Mathers, Ronan O'Cualain
1st Team 50 Mile Championships, Bill Heaton Memorial Trophy - Alan Chorley, Ade Hughes, Dan Mathers
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Ade Hughes, Ronan O'Cualain, Dan Mathers

Individual Awards:
Ade Hughes - 1st Middle Distance Vet on Std, 1st 100 Mile Vet on Std - Nick Carter Trophy, 2nd Senior BAR, 3rd Middle Distance Championship, 12 Hour Gold Medal.
Ronan O'Cualain - Best 12 Hour Novice - Saddle Trophy, 4th Senior BAR, 5th Middle Distance Championship, 12 Hour Gold Medal.
Dan Mathers - 4th Middle Distance Championship.
70th Annual Awards Dinner - Saturday 02 Feb 2019 - Cresta Court Hotel 6.30pm
04 January 2019   * updated 10 January 2019 *
1948 Seamons Cycling Club had 6 members. 2018 Seamons Cycling Club has over 250 members. You are all invited to remember the past and celebrate the present on the 2nd February at the Cresta Court Hotel at 6.30pm. Tickets are available to purchase at Rackham’s most Sunday's, club nights on Fridays or you can send me a FB message, email or texts

Please let me know your choise of menu ASAP.

.Maria Rothwell

*** MENU ***

Goat cheese on a bed of baby leaves topped with red onion marmalade. Melon
Tomato and red pepper soup

Chicken supreme with tomato, red wine and shallots accompanied with herb roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Baked salmon fillet in lemon butter sauce with fresh herbs roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
Mushroom stroganoff with white rice

Apple pie with custard
Chocolate brownies with cream

Club Subscriptions for 2019
02 January 2019
Dear Members,

It's that time of year when membership fees are due for renewal.

If you're paying by Standing Order then you don't need to do anything.

Otherwise I'd prefer fees are transferred directly into the account.

The less preferred method is cheque or cash and I'll be at the club room this Friday or you can mail it to me at the address on the membership application form dowloadable from the web site here

The account info needed to pay subs by Standing Order or money transfer is:

Account Seamons CC
Sort Code: 51-61-11
Account # 70538131

You have until the end of this month after which a late payment fee of £5 is also due.

Wishing you another wonderful year's cycling with SCC
Best regards John (membership sec)
Club Trophies Return & Club Racing Standard Claims for 2018
30 November 2018
It's that time of year. I must have all trophies returned to me by Friday 14th December at the latest. Also anybody who is claiming club time trial standards needs to let me know distance, time, event and date ASAP.

Within the club there are bronze, silver and gold standards for time trialling. The times are laid out in the club handbook. If you have reached one of those standards this year for the first time, please let me know and you'll get a certificate and optionally a medal in recognition.

The club racing standards are as below:

250 miles
450 miles
235 miles
420 miles
215 miles
380 miles
215 miles
380 miles
200 miles
355 miles
185 miles
320 miles

Many thanks Paul Barber
VTTA Manchester & NW - Awards for 2018
27 November 2018
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on receiving the following awards for the 2018 timetrial season at the VTTA Manchester & NW Lunch & Prize Presentation.

25 Mile Championship
50 Mile Championship - ES Ward Memorial Trophy

BAR Local Course Champion - Stan Livingston Trophy
3 Distance Local Course Champion - 3 Distance Shield
Short Distance Local Course Champion - FTA Trophy

Success for Seamons Riders at The TLI National TT Championships
29 September 2018
Congratulations to Nigel Modlinsky & Barry Armstrong for being placed 1st & 3rd in the recent TLI National Timetrial Championships.

Sunday the 16 September was the date of the TLI National Championship Time Trial, a sporting event of 25 miles and 670 metres climbing based on the Horseshoe pass in North Wales. It was also the 8th and final round of the successful Lapierre Road Series, which on all previous rounds had been blessed with perfect weather, but on this occasion suffered wind driven rain. Nonetheless, most of the 120 entrants set off enthusiastically on this testing course commencing with a timed 2 mile hill climb (event within the event) from near the Britannia, over the top, down towards Corwen and return to the finish at the Ponderosa cafe at the top of Horseshoe, which also formed the HQ for the event.

TLI Category B honours, and a National Champion’s jersey, went to Seamon’s Nigel Modlinsky with a time of 1:10:49. This concluded an outstanding year for Nigel, with some fine racing leaving him 1st Cat B and 2nd overall in the Lapierre series.

The other Seamons rider in the National TT was Barry Armstrong, who finished 3rd Cat F, with a time of 1:19:45 (and 4th Cat F in the Lapierre series).

RR Sec


SCC Group Descriptions and Organised Ride Guidance. April 2018 Update
28 March 2018
Dear Members,

Welcome to another year of riding with Seamons CC.

Updated descriptions of the groups available for you to ride with, and the guidance for your participation are now available in the docs section: Organised Ride Descriptions  &   Organised Ride Guidance

Whether or not you are a new or continuing club member, please read these carefully and, as the weather begins to improve, enjoy the experience of riding safely with SCC.

Best wishes,

Nigel Harrop SCC Chairman
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

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.
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.

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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