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Club Kit Online Store Open Fri 12th October Until Sun 21st October
12 October 2018
Team store open. Will close midnight 21 Oct. Delivery by 19 Nov.         Password. Seamons

NB. The leg length of the women’s bibshorts has increased (they were shorter than the men’s before), now both sexes can choose shorts with either a short or long compression band.

I need to renegotiate prices with Pactimo in December (they gave us substantial discounts initially), I’ll try my best but prices may increase next year. So may be worth buying kit now.

Matt Fox Physiotherapy - Clubroom Friday 12th October
10 October 2018
How are we keeping strong, fit and flexible over winter? Improving that Time Trial tuck or getting rid of shoulder ache? Taken up running but get some unusual aches? How can we recover from injuries or surgery quicker and get back to where we left off? What's the best exercises if we don't have much free time to spare for anything but bike & family? etc etc.

We have an opportunity where a very experienced professional sports physiotherapist will come to our clubroom (opposite Cresta Court Hotel) one friday evening to give a short talk and Q&A, just out of kindness. Maybe he will demonstrate what we could do e.g effective exercises to help prevent injury or deal with that niggly knee.

The chap is called Matt Fox, he is local and works with anyone wanting to keep healthy and flexible and often Mr Hoad-Reddick's patients for those of you who may be familiar with his work. Mr H-R has got the occasional Team Sky & Team GB cyclist back on the road again when things have gone wrong.

If anyone thinks this maybe useful or are interested - it's not any kind of sales pitch from a gym - I thought it would be fun to keep the enthusiasm and improvements going over winter whatever type of cycling you are into. It doesn't necessarily have to relate to cycling. If you're up for it I'll invest in some nice cyclist approved cake.

For the clubroom regulars. This should not interfere with or delay any Table Tennis matches...too much.

If you want to check him out this is Matt here -

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


Club Hill Climb Championships - Sunday 7th October
28 September 2018
A week on Sunday (7th October) is the annual club championship hill climb and the free wheel completion. Every member can have a go (the club will pay your entry fee). All group rides on that day go to the start on Withenshaw Lane, Sutton, near Macclesfield so if you don't want to partake, you can spectate and cheer on the competitors. Competitors will need to sign on at Rackhams at 9:00 on the day. Afterwards, all cyclists will go to Sutton Garden Centre. The hill climb and free wheel competitions are great fun so I'm hoping for a big turnout.

Map or the course here:

Course Records:

See you Sunday.

Paul Barber - Timetrial Secretary
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.
British Heart Foundation - "Chairman's 100" Sunday July 29th 2018
17 July 2018
Dear Members,

This year's fund raising effort will be in aid of the Atrial Fibrillation Association. Without going into detail I think most of us know at least one person who has benefitted from charity funded research into this area. 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. To simplify the admin this year, to maximise the amount which goes to the AFA and, where appropriate, take advantage of "Gift Aid", please go directly to the AF Association website at and make your contribution, you can donate directly on their Just Giving page here

Don't wait, do it now!

You will be asked by the Club to verbally confirm that you have donated, so we can calculate an approximate total, and to record those who are entitled to a "100" certificate. If you are unable to visit the AFA website for any reason, Committee members will be happy to take donations, but this option means that for every £10, the AFA potentially loses £2.50 of Gift Aid. Best wishes and "Thanks" in advance for another great fund-raising effort.

Nigel Harrop, SCC Chairman
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.
05 July 2018
The Club is holding its own annual Summer Social event on the 5th August (Sunday) at The Rope and Anchor in Dunham Massey at 2pm.

The club is subsidising the event so the cost for the buffet will be £6.00 pp for members and children £4.00 pp. Food will be served from 2pm followed by cakes and music performed by our talented Seamons musicians.

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

You can either email me at or post a message on the FB messenger. Please let me know no later than the 28th July.

Looking forward to seeing you on the day to celebrate another great Seamons event.
Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary
Seamons CC Hoodies & Polo Shirts
30 June 2018
We are going to offer the opportunity to buy Seamon's CC hoodies (with or without zips) or polo shirts. Hoodie without zip £30.00, hoodie with zip £32.00, polo shirt £25.00.

I intend to place the order on Friday 20 July.

You must pay upfront by cash or cheque (payable to Seamons CC) and let me know which items and what sizes you require.

Sizing guide

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.
Seamons CC 2018 Handbook Now Available
04 April 2018

The 2018 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.
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
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 - 1369 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
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:
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.
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.

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.
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.