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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 +68.08 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 771.56 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 www.aukweb.net
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 veterans records at 50 miles of 01:44:02 & veterans record on standard of +34:16. Previous club record was 01:47:32 set by Alan Heggs in 1978, previous all age veterans record was 01:48:48 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016, previous veterans record on standard was +30:46 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016.

Congratulations to Adrian Hughes who also broke the existing club & all age veterans records at 50 miles with 01:45:46 and the existing veterans 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

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
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. http://www.theropeandanchor.co.uk/

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 socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk 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 cdo@seamonscc.co.uk
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.

https://www.cheshire.police.uk/advice-and-support/roads-and-vehicle-safety/submit-dashcam-footage/

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.

KEEPING CHESHIRE SAFER
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: a.chorley@chester.ac.uk
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:

http://www.seamonscc.co.uk/Mag.html
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 www.cerql.co.uk/helmet-stickers, 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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