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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
Club 10 Timetrial Wed 31st July
31 July 2019
Tonight's Wednesday evening time trial is cancelled due to flooding on the course and forecast further heavy rain.

Paul Barber - TT Secretary
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
Seamons CC Open 25 Timetrial - Sat 27th July
12 July 2019
Seamons Open 25 mile TT is on Saturday, 27th July 2pm.

It's our club's turn to host an open Time Trial in a few weeks. There's still time to enter if you want to ride it, go to the CTT website and entries close 16th July at 23:59 – 8 Seamons riders so far.

However we also need club members to volunteer to help out on the day so that we can run this event. We need people to marshal, do the signing in and out at the HQ and also to help out in the kitchen to provide the drinks and food for the riders.

If you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch with me either through Facebook or by email (

It is the Chairman's 100 the next day so save your legs on Saturday and help out rather than go for a pedal!

Charles Carraz - Open 25 Organiser
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.

2019 Club 25 Mile Championships
11 June 2019
The club 25 will now be on Tuesday 25 June, first rider off at 7pm. Starting at the Bears Paw and using the new route. Please keep your fingers crossed for good weather and no road works. Let me know if you want to ride or marshall. The road race scheduled for this evening has been cancelled

Paul Barber - TT Secretary
New Records at 25 Miles in the Sportzmad Event on the R25/3H Course
02 June 2019
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a 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
2019 Club 10 Mile Championships
22 May 2019
Tonight is our club's championship 10 mile time trial. First rider off at 7:30 pm. Sign on by 7pm. I hope to see lots of you taking part. Everyone is welcome, you don't need a time trial bike or special kit just your road bike, helmet and a rear light. It's a chance to see how fast you can go over 10 miles. If you don't want to ride, come along and marshal and cheer the riders. No entry fee - the club will pay the CTT levy. See you tomorrow.
2019 Into The Berwyns Audax Rides - Sat June 1st
04 May 2019
Event is traditionally the club Audax and we would like to see a good entry of Seamons riders

These well established, classic rides have moved 3k to a new start/ finish location in 2019 at Duddon Village Hall CW6 0EZ near Tarporley. The routes start out through West Cheshire to visit the Prospect Tea Rooms amidst the beautiful Berwyn hills above Llangollen. The rides then continue through many challenging hills (200k) or via a scenic short cut (130k) to Chirk. Return through another series of West Cheshire lanes.

"Tour of the Berwyns" 200k. The West Cheshire/ N. Wales classic audax ride which has been followed for at least 30 years with just a few variations. Once out of Cheshire, the route visits Prospect Tea Rooms above the Llangollen Panorama. After descending the Panorama, the River Dee is then followed to Corwen. From here the central, key section climbs the Milltir Gerrig pass, descends to Llangynog and then follows the hill road from Llanrheadr-Y-M back over the hills to Chirk. Finally there is a flat run back through Cheshire lanes to the hall. An exhilarating ride in outstanding scenery.

" Panorama Prospect" 130k A shorter version of the above, which misses the key mountain section of the 200k route by descending early from the Panorama to the Aqueduct and hence Chirk.

Full details of these good value rides, low cost entry, entry forms, route sheets etc are available at Plenty of free car parking at the start/finish. Please note late change of start venue (formerly Willington Hall) and check you have the corrected route sheet/gps track---available on calendar page from May 2019.

Entries on-line using paypal or through the mail now available until closing date 28 May. More detail here.

Organiser Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member
2019 Eureka Audax Rides - Sat April 27th
07 April 2019
Once again Chester & N. Wales CTC is to run a series of early season audax rides based at the Café, as outlined below:

"Eureka Excursion" 200k BRM This ride is based on the Peak Audax "Eureka" route---but starting at the Cafe itself and visiting the beautiful village of Ellesmere at the southern point. The route then heads off to a cafe stop at Tilly’s in Bunbury, followed by Congleton & Lymm (thus avoiding the Manchester conurbation). Return is through Great Budworth to the Wirral. A generally flat ride with many interesting, scenic lanes and great cafes.

"Tea in Prospect" 130k rides out to Prospect Tea Rooms near the Llangollen Panorama (one big hill to reach the cafe) and then returns on mostly flat lanes via a lunch stop at Tilly’s in Bunbury. More great cafes on this ride

"Two Mills Twirl" 60k is an introductory ride visiting Cleopatra's Cafe in Holt, followed by a return to the Eureka cafe through Aldford and Mickle Trafford.

As the cafe is up for sale, these rides may be the last of their kind---so for those people who have never visited the cafe this may be a great opportunity to visit a piece of cycling history 90 years in the making. More details here

Organiser Dave MAtthews - Seamons CC Member
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

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
03 October 2018
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 9th 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 Vice-President) are up for election. Nominations for the President are required to be submitted in writing before the AGM. Nigel Harrop is standing down as Chairman after doing an excellent job over the last few years and this position needs to be filled. Many of the current committee members are prepared to stand again for election again although there are a few vacant roles including the Touring Sec and Club Development Officer. 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 12th 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
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


New Records at 12 Hours
20 August 2018
New records for Adrian Hughes in the WCTTA event on the D12/1 course.

Congratulations to Adrian on setting new club & all age veterans records at 12 hours of 272.21 miles. Prevous records were 269.67 miles set by Dan Mathers in 2015.

Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting a new veterans record on standard at 12 hours of +73:77. Previous record was +67.98 by Adrian hmself set in 2017 on the same course.
New Veterans Record on Standard at 25 Miles
08 July 2018
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting a new veterans record on standard at 25 miles of +18:17 with a ride of 00:49:57 in the Mertyr CC event on the R25/3H course.

Previous record was +17:58 by Adrian hmself set earlier in 2018 on the same course.
New Veterans Record on Standard at 25 Miles
03 June 2018
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting a new veterans record on standard at 25 miles of +17:58 with a ride of 00:50:16 in the Sportzmad event on the R25/3H course.

Previous record was +17:29 by Alan Chorley set in 2017 on the same course.
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.
Please send any news items for inclusion on the website to Neil Rothwell.