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M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 28th January 2018
23 February 2018

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2017 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Cheshire Point Series - Ade Hughes 564 pts, John Spearman 448 pts, Alan Chorley 357 pts - 1139 total pts
1st Team 25 Mile Championships, Tom White Trophy - Alan Chorley, Ade Hughes, Dan Mathers
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Ade Hughes, Alan Chorley, Ronan O'Cualain
1st Team 12 Hour Championships, LH Brooks Cup - Ade Hughes, Martin Wiggan, Dan Mathers - 771.45 miles

Individual Awards:
Ade Hughes - 1st Middle Distance Vet on Std, 2nd Cheshire Points Series, 2nd Senior BAR, 2nd Middle Distance Championship, 2nd 12 hour Championship & Gold Medal, 3rd 50 mile Championship, 3rd 100 mile Championship
Martin Wigan - 3rd 12 hour Championships and Gold Medal
Dan Mathers - 4th 12 hour Championships and Gold Medal
John Spearman - 5th Cheshire Points Series
Alan Chorley - 12th Cheshire Points Series
Club Kit Online Store Open 19th February Until 25th February
19 February 2018
The online team kit store will be opening again from 19th February until 25th February.

We have also ordered a new stock of buffs which will be available early March.

January 2018 Squirrel
05 February 2018

The January 2018 edition of the Club's Squirrel magazine is now available to view online or download from here:
Club Kit Online Store Open 2nd February Until Midnight 11th February
30 January 2018
I will be opening the online team store on 2nd February unitl midnight 11th February. Estimated delivery is 19th March.

NB. There have been some upgrades to the Ascent short sleeve jersey & Ascent bid shorts - for details see the Kit page.

I have fit kits for the new Ascent aero jerseys (mens and womens) which can be tried for size up until 11 Feb.

When you go on the online store you will notice an improvement in that prices quoted now include VAT, so no surprises at check out.

"69th Annual Awards Dinner" - Saturday 03 Feb 2018 - Cresta Court Hotel 6.30pm
02 January 2018 *updated 20 January 2018*
By this morning, as hangovers give way to the prospect of a mizzly January, it is time to announce our 69th Dinner Dance on the 3rd February at the Cresta Court Hotel.

A very special evening will be waiting for you this year with the talented Nick performing close up magic and tricks as well as being captured and mesmerized by the seductive and charming voice of Amanda Heywood.

A value entertainment at a price of £25.00 per head ( £12.50 per junior) Tickets can be purchased at Rackhams most Sunday's, club nights most Fridays or you can send a FB message. Can I please have your menu choice by the 25th January otherwise I will choose for you.

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Cream of Vegetables Soup
Chicken Liver Pate (GF bread available )

Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables
Baked Salmon Fillet with New Potatoes and Vegetables
Vegetarian option - Spicy Beans served on a Baked Sweet Potato topped with Sour Cream and Cheshire Cheese

Hot Apple Pie
Vanilla Cheesecake.

Maria Rothwell
Dates for 2018
18 December 2017
As requested, for your 2018 kitchen calendar, here are some key dates where your practical support will be greatly appreciated next year.

Club 10s: from Weds 18th April to Weds 15th August inc. (NOT 13th June)

Club Championships: -
10 mile TT - Weds 30th May
25 mile TT - Tuesday 12th June
Hill Climb - Sunday 7th October

SCC Open Events: -
Seamons Evening RR - Tuesday 26th June, Siddington Circuit
Seamons Open 25 mile TT - Saturday 28th July, Goostrey & J2/9

There will be more opportunities to contribute, including social activities, but these are all good New Year's Resolution starters for 2018. Dates of all Club Championships etc will appear here, as soon as fully finalised.

Best Wishes, Nigel Harrop, Chairman.
Club Subscriptions for 2018
18 December 2017
To All Members,

A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Your Club membership subscription for 2018 is now due. If any details have changed, particularly your contact Email address, you must complete a Membership Application form. (See Membership) If you are not paying by Standing Order, don't forget to rejoin well before the end of January 2018, and if you choose to pay by Standing Order, please arrange for future payments to be in early December.
VTTA Manchester & NW - Awards for 2017
27 November 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes & Alan Chorley on receiving the following awards for the 2017 timetrial season at the VTTA Manchester & NW Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Adrian Hughes:
BAR Champion - Bert Starkey Trophy
& 7th in National BAR
3 Distance Champion - Butterworth Trophy
BAR Local Course Champion - Stan Livingston Trophy
3 Distance Local Champion - 3 Distance Shield
Short Distance Local Champion - FTA Trophy

Adrian Hughes & Alan Chorley - 3 Distance Waterson Team Shield

MDLCA - Awards for 2017
27 November 2017
Congratulation to Jeanette Barber on receiving Veterans BAR award for the 2017 timetrial season at the M&DLCA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Christmas Fancy Dress Party & Grotto - Sunday 17th December 2017
22 November 2017
It wouldn't be Christmas without our fancy dress party held on Sunday 17th December. This year theme is " Christmas". You are all invited to our Seamons' Grotto (courtesy of the club) at the OMT (Old Market Tavern) in Altrincham between 12pm and 1pm where you can all enjoy post ride mulled wine and mince pies. Then around 1pm you can join us for our annual Christmas lunch (main course and dessert) at a cost of £6.00 per adult and £3.00 per child.

Please let me know if you will be attending the grotto, lunch or both. Please join us to celebrate this event in a truly Seamons Christmas spirit....Ho Ho Ho...

Maria Rothwell
Some Notes From The 2017 AGM
22 November 2017
Dear Member,

This is a brief update for anyone who, like me, was unable to attend this year's AGM. I am very grateful to David Hoyle for stepping into the role of Chairman for the evening. Teamwork!!

The meeting was attended by around 40 members. As there were no proposals affecting our Constitution submitted by the closing date, the main purpose of the night was to elect your Committee for 2018. The only Committee member who chose to stand down was our long-serving Membership Secretary, Mike Brooks. On behalf of us all, I would like to thank Mike for all the hard work and dedication he has shown during a time when the Club has experienced such a massive growth in membership. Hopefully he will still oversee our regular Wednesday evening 10s. Therefore the Committee is largely unchanged for 2018, with only exception being that John Hammond will combine the roles of Treasurer and Membership Secretary. Congratulations to Jeanette Barber who was elected to be Vice President for the next two years.

During the AoB section of the meeting the Club decided to end the practice of offering a monthly extended Social Run, and to ask the Committee to consider ways in which more of our 250+ members could be encouraged to more actively support our wide range of cycling related activities.

Many thanks to those of you who manged to attend and/or are contributing to our excellent Club in any other way.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman.
Club Trophies Return & Club Racing Standard Claims for 2017
21 November 2017
It's that time of year. I must have all trophies returned to me by Friday 1st 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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