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Tour of the Berwyns/Panorama Prospect Sat May 20 2017
02 May 2017
Please would all riders note that the route in and out of Cheshire has changed this year---back to the early "2000's" route. This means that anyone riding with gpx needs to update it from the Audax UK calendar page and check out the route sheet for revised info points. The classic central section of the 200k route from Prospect Cafe to Chirk remains unchanged. Also the Milk Bar cafe in Chirk has closed, but there are alternatives.

If arriving at Willington Hall by car, please park on the grass alongside the south exit road---not in front of the Hotel. Best wishes for a great day out, David Matthews.
Manchester Marathon - Sunday 2nd April
01 April 2017
Manchester Marathon, Sunday 2nd April, is passing Rackhams. All meet at Hale Station. This Sunday Only.
Club Kit Store Open Mon 3rd April until Sun 9th April 2017
30 March 2017
The team store will open Monday 3rd April until Sunday 9th April.

Anything ordered guaranteed to arrive before 8th May.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Kit Ordered in February Has Arrived
03 March 2017
The kit ordered 4 weeks ago has arrived. Contact me to arrange collection.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Kit Store Open Mon 27th Feb until Sun 5th Mar 2017
20 February 2017
The team store will open Monday 27th February until midnight Sunday 5th March.

Anything ordered guaranteed to arrive before 9th April - ready for summer.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
2017 Audax Rides
08 February 2017

Chester & N.Wales CTC/Audax Rides -- "Into the Berwyns"
Saturday May 20th 2017

Details here
Online Entry:
Tour of the Berwyns - 205km
Panorama Prospect - 138km

Organiser Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member


Helpers & Marshals Wanted - Seamons Road Race - Tuesday Evening 27th June 2017
31 January 2017
Seamons CC is once again organising a very popular 33-mile road race under the TLI Cycling rules. The racing shall start at 7pm and will be held on the Siddington circuit with the headquarters based at the Siddington Village Hall, Cheshire, SK11 9JR. As before, three age based categories of 16-44; 45-54 and 55+ shall comprise the competitive racing and to enable everything to run smoothly we need as many volunteers as possible. There are many important roles to cover… for example we require marshals on each of the circuit corners, sign-on officials, car drivers to lead each race category and last but not least we need help in providing refreshments (any cake etc. donations will be gratefully received). To pledge any help, you can contact me by either a message through Facebook or email rrorg@seamonscc.co.uk .

I hope to see some Seamons riders entering this year's race for each category and yes… you will be cheered on all around the course!

Full details of all TLI Cycling membership, events and activities can be found at http://www.tlicycling.org.uk .

Ashley Cress Seamons RR Organiser
Club Kit Store Open 30th January 2017 for 1 Week
30 January 2017
The team store opens today (Monday 30 January) and will be open for 1 week.

Delivery guaranteed within 5 weeks.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Membership Renewal for 2017
02 January 2017
Dear Members,

Your Membership subscription for 2017 is now due and payable. If you pay by Standing Order could you please check that the date on the Bank Transfer is before the end of January. If you don't pay by Standing Order and want to pay this way or by a money transfer into the club account, send me an email to treas@seamonscc.co.uk and I'll send you the Seamons CC account payment details. If you'd rather pay by cash or cheque, either send it directly to Mike Brooks, or just call into the clubroom on any Friday night after about 8:30pm. If you are a new member, or any of your personal details have changed, particularly your Email address, then you must complete the SCC Membership Form available from the "Downloads" section of the Club website.

It is a requirement of SCC membership that you have current Third Party Liability Insurance from one of the following four approved providers: - BC(Ride or Silver or Gold). Cycling UK (Formerly known as the CTC. TLI Cycling or The LRVC (if aged 40+).

If you have not renewed by the end of January your current membership will be considered lapsed and there is an additional fee to rejoin.

Wishing you all a fantastic and successful 2017. John Hammond & Mike Brooks
"68th Annual Awards Dinner" - Saturday 04 Feb 2017- Cresta Court Hotel 6.30pm
02 January 2017
If you feel that now Christmas has gone, all the holiday food and drinks have gone to your waist, and you will be spending the next couple of months chewing on long celery sticks secretly whishing for another excuse to have a drink or two without feeling guilty, this is your chance to be merry together with you cycling buddies celebrating your Seamons achievements in 2016.

Tickets are now for sale at a price of £25.00 per head ( £12.50 per junior) - I will be collecting at Rackhams most Sunday's, club nights most Fridays or you can send it to my home address.

*** MENU ***
There are choices of starter, main course and dessert.
LAST DAY FOR PURCHASING YOUR TICKETS AND FOR CONFIRMING YOUR MENU IS 26 JANUARY.

STARTER
Goats cheese with red onion chutney with rockets leaves
Chicken Liver Parfait on brown toast
Melon with syrup and raspberry coulis (vegetarian)
Mushroom Soup (vegetarian)

MAIN COURSE
Chicken breast with mushroom, garlic cream sauce with veg and potatoes
Baked Salmon fillet in a lemon sauce with new potatoes and veg
Spicy Beans served with sweet potatoes, sour cream and cheese (vegetarian)

DESSERTS
Chocolate Brownies with vanilla ice cream
Hot Apple pie with custard

SEATING PLAN I have last year seating plan - so I have already an idea of your preferences - however please send me a message and I will try my best to accomodate your requests.

ENTERTAIMENT Line dancing will be this year entertainment.

Maria Rothwell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk

Christmas Fancy Dress Parade - Sunday 18th December
01 December 2016 *updated*
Our annual mad and scary fancy dress parade is on the 18th December - this year theme is " ICONS OF THE 20TH CENTURY".

As usual, we will gather outside Rackmans at around 9am for a chat, pics..etc.. then we will make our way to our SEAMONS GROTTO in Plumley Village Hall ( Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, Knutsford, WA16 0TR.) The Grotto will be open from 10.30 until 11.30 where you can enjoy mulled wine, coffee, tea with homemade mincepies,biscuits and chocolates.

Afterwards a meal at the OMT ( Old Market Tavern) will be available at price of £6.00 per head, children only £4.00 per head. Please ensure to get at the OMT between 12.30 and 12.45pm - as the meal will be served at 1pm. Please let me know by 10th December who will be attending the grotto and the meal. All welcome, fancy dress not compulsory to attend this event.

Suggested route to the Grotto at Plumley here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/18102631

Maria Rothwell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
M&DTTA Annual General Meeting
24 November 2015
The Annual General Meeting of the Manchester & District Timetrial Association will take place on Tuesday 6th December 2016 downstairs in the Parish Hall, Cheadle Hulme, commencing 7.30pm. Our club is entitled to be represented by two delegates.

For details of the Agenda see here
Club Trophies Return
21 November 2015
It's that time of your and I need all the club trophies back ready for next year's recipients. I MUST HAVE THEM BACK BY 12 DECEMBER (as I am away early January).

Many thanks Paul Barber ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk.
Club Racing Standard Claims for 2016
21 November 2015
It's time again to remind everyone that 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 the TT Secretary know and you'll get a certificate and optionally a medal in recognition. You'll have to get the claim in before the end of the year though. Contact Paul Barber ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk.

The club racing standards are as below:

MEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
23.30
1.00.00
1.12.00
2.03.00
4.18.00
250 miles
450 miles
SILVER
24.35
1.03.00
1.16.00
2.10.00
4.33.00
235 miles
420 miles
BRONZE
26.45
1.08.00
1.22.00
2.22.00
4.55.00
215 miles
380 miles
WOMEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
27.00
1.09.00
1.22.00
2.21.30
4.56.00
215 miles
380 miles
SILVER
28.15
1.12.45
1.27.30
2.29.30
5.14.00
200 miles
355 miles
BRONZE
30.45
1.18.12
1.34.20
2.43.20
5.39.15
185 miles
320 miles
Cyclists' Carol Service
18 November 2015
The Cyclists' Annual Christmas Carol Service will be at St John's Chelford, Sunday 4th December 2 pm.
Some Notes from the 2016 AGM
14 November 2016
This is to let you know that at our AGM on Friday, we confirmed the current post-holders, and elected the following to any vacant positions: -

Johnny Coles Club President 2016-2018
Maria Rothwell Social Secretary
Nigel Harrop to “caretake” RR Sec post until a replacement can be found
Gordon Jones Welfare Officer
Steve Coomber Auditor 2
Keith Stacey Magazine Editor, now receiving magazine contributions!
Mike Brookes Club 10 Coordinator
Urgently Needed!! Seamons Evening RR Organiser. (Lots of support provided!)

Club Rule 22: re SCC approved providers of £10 million Third Party Liability Insurance: - TLI Cycling is added to the list of approved insurance providers. (BC Ride/Silver Gold; Cycling UK; The LVRC; and TLI Cycling).

Please Note – when accessing any insurance, members are strongly recommended to read carefully and understand which aspects of cycling are, or are not, included. All four Insurance providers named above meet the basic requirements to ride with the Club.

          The Cyclists Touring Club, or CTC as they were formerly known, is now “Cycling UK”

          You must have current Third Party Ins from one of the above to ride with SCC.

Rule 19: regarding the eligibility of Youth and Junior members for our own Club’s season-long competitions, to be rewritten as follows: -

"For the purpose of these rules, the age category definitions for SCC competitions will be: Youth for Under 16, Junior for 16-17. Youth and Junior riders move up a category at the year-end, following their 15th and 17th birthdays respectively"

“Many thanks” to everyone who attended an excellent meeting, and to all those who put themselves forward for any role in 2017. SCC is as strong as its members. Without your contributions we would not be the popular and successful cycling club that we all know and enjoy.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman
Bucklow Hill - Road Closure
04 November 2016
As of the end of October, Chapel Lane (the road linking Bucklow Hill and High Legh) is PROPERLY SHUT where the new road crosses it. According to the notices this will be the ongoing situation until January 2017 when the new bridge should be open.

From our point of view the obvious solution is to avoid the area completely by using the route via the Swan with Two Nicks at Little Bollington.

But if you do go out via Rostherne and get to the lights on the A556 there is another option which worked for us on 3 November. A Highways Agency worker told us the new Millington bridge was open over what will be the new road. There were cones on the A556 and there is a pavement; we took advantage of both and headed towards Altrincham on the A556 for about half a mile; then left over the brand new bridge; down to the Adventure Farm; and left for High Legh. It wouldn’t work going the other way because you’d be riding against the traffic in places.

EVENTUALLY there will be a really nice ‘new’ route for us linking Rostherne and Millington, but only when the new road is opened and the present A556 becomes a country lane.

Dave Barker
Winter Club Kit
01 November 2016
Latest kit order has now been delivered to Jeanette. Contact her to arrange collection. If not collected by Friday morning 4 November, she will bring to the AGM on Friday 11 November.

Due to demand the team store will open again on Thursday 3 November until Sunday 13 November. This will be the last time the store will open this year. Items will arrive between 5-12 December so perhaps persuade relatives to buy you presents of club kit. There were a few people last time who left it to last minute and had some problems so my advice is process your order sooner rather than later. If you are having any problems with the website try using a desktop computer and if still problems contact me or Pactimo directly before the team store closes.

There is one pair of Pactimo bib longs (size medium) in stock so if you want them, check with Jeanette if they are still available before you place your order online.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Free Advanced Driving Course
29 October 2016
Fellow club member Dennis Poyner and Secretary of the Altrincham Advanced Motorists Group is offering two free places on an advanced driving course that may be of interest to Seamons CC members, which will commence in January 2017. Normal cost is £149.

The Altrincham Advanced Motorists Group is a road safety charity who provide tuition to persons who enroll on the IAMRoadSmart Advanced Driving course. IAMRoadSmart was formerly known as the Institute of Advanced Motorists.

Contact information and publicity poster can be viewed here.
Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016
30 September 2016
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 11th 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. At present, most of the current committee are prepared to stand again for election although there are a few vacant roles including Entertainment Officer. If anyone wants to take on one 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 14th 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 sec@seamonscc.co.uk
Winter Club Kit
29 September 2016
The team store opens tomorrow (Friday 30 September) and will close on Sunday 9th October.

In addition to all existing lines 2 new items are now available to order: A very warm, windproof and shower proof Winter coat (Ouray) to pair with the existing Ouray bib tights and Ascent overshoes (these are not heavy weight winter overshoes, but the type used for time trialling etc).

Any kit ordered should arrive by 7th November, hopefully before it gets too cold.

NB If you are planning on ordering size medium bib tights contact me directly as I hold one brand new pair of these in stock.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Time Trialling 2020 Conference
26 September 2016
Manchester District Cycling Time Trials
invite you to
TIME TRIALLING 2020 CONFERENCE

Date: Sunday 13 November 2016
Time: 9:30 am until 4:30pm
Venue: The National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester
Price: Free

Why should you attend?

The Manchester District CTT needs your help and ideas to develop the vision and strategy for the future of time trialling in the Manchester District. Innovation means a need for new ideas and new faces, so if you are new to volunteering, please don’t be put off, every suggestion will be valid; this really is your opportunity to get involved and input your ideas into how we move forward together.

Sign up details via the Manchester CTT website: http://www.manchesterctt.org.uk
2016 Club Hill Climb Championships
19 September 2016

Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Withenshaw Lane, Sutton. First rider off at 11:15 am

Course Details: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/16687711

It is that time of year again, the summer is over and winter bikes with long mudguards will soon be required. But before we come to that we have the thrill of the hill climb followed by the free wheel event and then a pub lunch in the Rose and Crown at Allgreave (need to tell Karen Popplewell if you are going). Signing up for the hill climb will be at Rackhams on the day. I will need some help with time keeping at the top of the hill if anyone is available (let me know).

Paul Barber - Timetrial Sec ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk
New All Age Vets 25 Mile Record
12 September 2016
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 25 miles of 00:51:40 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course.
Summer 2016 Squirrel
09 September 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of the Club's Squirrel magazine is now available to view online or download from here:

http://www.seamonscc.co.uk/Mag.html
Club Kit
03 September 2016
Several people have asked will we be offering a heavy winter jacket. The answer is probably yes. I have arranged for size samples of the Pactimo Ouray winter jacket and the Ouray winter bib tights to be with me for the weekend of Friday 16, Sat 17 and Sunday 18 September. This will be your only opportunity to try winter kit for size. Even if you dont want to buy this year, it will be worth your while trying for future reference. I will also have a sample pair of the... Ascent overshoes for you to look at. The bib tights are already available to order whenever the team store is open (and I have one pair, size medium, in stock and available immediately). The Ouray jacket and overshoes are not yet in our Team Store but if there is demand for them, I will add them to the Team store by next time it opens (which will be at the end of September, delivery end October). Details of the Ouray items below:

http://www.pactimo.com/cycling/cycling-styles/outerwear/?product_id=692

http://www.pactimo.com/cycling/cycling-styles/outerwear/?product_id=713

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
New 12 Hour Club Records
21 August 2016
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting a new veteran's club record on standard at 12 hours of +62.77 (263.64 miles) in the West Cheshire event on the D12/1 course.

Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson on setting a new women's all age veteran club record at 12 hours of 231.24 miles in the West Cheshire event on the D12/1 course.
Team Kit Store Opening Monday 15th August for 1 Week
15 August 2016
The online team store will open on Monday 15th August for 1 week, closing on Monday 22nd August. All kit will arrive by 19th September.

All ordering details and prices here: http://www.seamonscc.co.uk/Gear.html

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Summer Social - Sunday 4th September
02 August 2016

* updated 07 Aug - date changed from 20th August *

To All Members,

On the afternoon of Sunday September 4th at 2:30 pm, the Club will hold its annual Summer Social at Barnshaw Smithy, Mobberley, WA16 6JH. http://www.barnshaw-smithy.com .

Buffet & cakes have been ordered. Non-alcoholic drinks can be purchased at the venue. For those of you determined to make a real afternoon of it, you can bring your own (BYO) alcoholic refreshment. There is no extra charge for corkage etc. The Club is subsidising the event, so the cost will be £3 per person, to be collected on the day.

Please let me know in advance if you intend to be there as we need a minimum of 45 people or we will have to cancel. So, 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

Karen Popplewell Social Secretary
New 10 Mile Club Record
01 August 2016
Congratulations to Jon Gildea on setting a new club record at 10 miles of 00:19:15 in the Team Jadan event on the V718 course.
New 10 Mile Club & All Age Vets Records
25 July 2016
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new club record & a new all age vets record at 10 miles of 00:19:28 in the VTTA Yorkshire event on the V718 course.
Harold 'H' Nelson - Funeral Arrangements
18 July 2016
As I'm sure many of you are aware, Harold 'H' Nelson recently passed away: he has been active with club members for over 60 years. Should you wish to attend, H's funeral will be held at midday on Wednesday 27 July at St John the Divine on Brooklands Road, Sale, M33 3PB.

After the service there will be a gathering with buffet in the International Suite in the Sir Alex Ferguson stand at Old Trafford Football Ground. Use N2 car park.

If you are able to attend can you PLEASE let me know so that we can gauge approximate numbers for the buffet.

With thanks, Tony Lyons
Chester & N Wales CTC/Audax Rides From Tattenhall
15 July 2016
Saturday September 3rd 2016
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 if needed.

“Pistyll Packing Momma” 200k heads out to Chirk and then visits Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall which at 240ft is one of the wonders of N. Wales. The ride then continues to Lake Vyrnwy and Bala before returning to Cheshire via the Shelf and Hope Mountain. A tough ride with 3600m of climbing.

“Momma’s Mountain Views” 130k follows the same route to Chirk before heading over to Llangollen with superb views of the Berwyn mountains. Next comes The Panorama before climbing the Old Horseshoe Pass to Ponderosa cafe & return via Hope Mountain.

“Momma’s Leafy Lanes” 50k gives a pleasant, undulating ride which is an ideal, easy introduction to Audax riding.

Further details & gpx files, entry (on line or postal) at www.aukweb.net
SCC Annual "Chairman's 100 Ride" - Sunday 31st July 2016
08 July 2016
This year our annual charity fund-raising ride is on the new date of Sunday 31st July, starting at 9am outside Rackhams. You can choose between 100 miles and 100 km and, as usual, there will a group to suit everyone. The two "official" routes are shown here, but so long as you do 100 of something, you are invited to take part and contribute.

The routes for the two rides starting at Rackhams can be viewed or downloaded as follows:
100 Miles: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816228
100 Kilometres: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816230

This year we will divide the money raised between two charities that are very close to some of our members:
  • The first will be Multiple Sclerosis UK. MS is a disease which has affected the families of some of our members, including my own many years ago.

  • The second will be St Anne's Hospice. This charity has played a big part in supporting the families of some of our members. Four years ago they provided excellent care for Bob Davies, a highly regarded former member.
The suggested donation is £10 per member, but any contribution will be gratefully received. (Even if you are unable to join or complete the official ride). Collection envelopes will be available at Rackhams from Sunday 17th June, or at the Club-room each Friday. Basically just put your donation in any envelope, write your name on the outside, hand to any Committee member, or post to either myself or John Hammond's address.

Many thanks for supporting these excellent causes,
Nigel Harrop, Chairman
Medals for Seamons Ladies at VTTA National 100 Mile Championships 2016
07 July 2016
Seamons Ladies win silver & bronze medals at the VTTA National 100 Mile Timetrial Championships in the M&DTTA 100 event on the J4/18 course.

Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson who was placed 2nd Lady on standard winning the silver medal with a time of 04:55:14 +29:53

Congratulations to Jeanette Barber who was placed 3rd Lady on standard winning the bronze medal with a time of 05:06:40 +23:57
Alan Chorley - Bronze Medal at the British National Masters Track Championships 2016
05 July 2016
Alan Chorley wins a superb bronze medal in the men's sprint at the 2016 British National Masters Track Champs at the Newport Velodrome.

Report from Alan:

Sprint - The sprint started with a flying 200m qualification - I was 4th with 12.222s. Then the match sprints... Round 1 - I lost, Repechage -4 riders, I won. Semi-final - lost, Bronze final - I won by less than a wheel, with the last 200m again in 12.2s

750m Timetrial - 56.?s finished 11th. An awful ride with a really slow start.

3km Individual Pursuit - 3min 46.54sec finished 6th missed the bronze by 2sec. Again a slow start.
New All Age Vets 50 Mile Record
27 June 2016
Congratulations to Ade Hughes on setting new club all age veteran record at 50 miles of 01:48:48 in the BDCA event on the A50/6 course.
Latest Kit Order Has Arrived
26 June 2016
The latest Pactimo kit order has arrived.

Please contact me to arrange collection. Anyone volunteering/riding the Club 25 this evening can collect from me at Mulberries car park before or afterwards.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
New 15 Mile Club Records
22 June 2016
New club, all age veteran, women's, women's all age veteran and veteran on standard records set at 15 miles in the recent Yorkshire Cycling Federation event on the V728 course.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new club record & a new all age vets record of 00:31:10 .

Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson on setting a new women's club record & women's all age vets record of 00:35:19 and a new veteran's record on standard of +8:48 .
Club Kit for Sale
20 June 2016
A limited range of new club kit items are available for sale immediately from stock or club members - see here
25 Mile Timetrail Club Championships
20 June 2016
The Club 25 Mile Timetrail Championships have now been re-arranged for Tuesday 26th July 2016.
Tonight's 25 Mile Timetrail Championships Cancelled
14 June 2016
Unfortunately we have had to cancel tonight's 25 Mile Timetrial Championships due to 2 sets of temporary traffic lights on the course between Chelford to Knutsford on the A537. We have attempted to reroute but could not avoid the roadworks. Hoping to rearrange for Tuesday 19th July
Team Kit Store Opening Monday 20th June for 2 Weeks
12 June 2016
The online team store will open on Monday 20th June for 2 weeks. Closing on Sunday 3 July guaranteed delivery of all kit by end of July.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Old Style Kit Sale at 50% Off
12 June 2016
Let me know if you want any of the few remaining items at reduced price :

S bib longs £32.00
S bib shorts £25.00
M bib knickers - 3/4 length £23.00
M Winter Coat £42.00
XL shower/wind proof jackets (same fabric as gilet with 3 back pockets) £32.00
XS short sleeve jersey £22:00
S, S, L, L track mitts £8.50

Also in stock but at full price:

6 Multifunction headscarves (one size) £9.00
M new design bib longs £64.26

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Latest Kit Order Has Arrived
11 June 2016
The kit order has arrived (3 weeks 2 days since ordered, brilliant service from Pactimo).

Some was collected at yesterday's club night but I still have lots waiting to be collected. I can bring to the Club 25 on Tuesday evening or contact me to arrange a convenient time to collect ASAP.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Old Style Kit Sale
01 June 2016
SALE of old style kit will take place at 8:30 at club night on Friday 10th June. All items (except the multifunction neck scarves) will be 50% of original price as shown below:

Items available are:
XS short sleeve jersey £22:00
XL rain/windproof coat £32.00
S and XL bib shorts £25.00
M bib knickers £23.00
M, L and L winter coats £42.00
S, S, M, L, L, XL and XL track mitts £8.50
S bib longs £32.00
7 Multifunction headscarves (one size) £9.00

To make it fair, I will not accept reservations unless items are not sold on the night and initially only allow one item per person.
Jeanette
New "25" Team Club Record
22 May 2016
Congratulations to Ade Hughes, Chris Siepen and Alan Chorley on setting a new club team record at 25 miles of 02:39:46 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course.
Club Championship 10 & 25 Mile Timetrials

17 May 2016
On Wednesday 1st June it is our annual Club Championship 10 mile time trial, an ideal opportunity to try your first event. It is on the usual Wednesday night course and starts at 7:30 pm and you can sign on, on the night, before 7:15 (£3.00 entry). This event is only open to Seamon's members. You do not need a TT bike, pointy helmet, skin-suit etc., just use your usual bike, but you must have a back light (and I would recommend a front light too). I would love to see plenty of you, from all the different sections of the club, giving it a go (we can have up to 50 riders), so I hope to see lots of new faces in addition to the usual crew a week on Wednesday.

The 10 mile TT course can be viewed here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7277541

NB. The Club Championship 25 TT is on Tuesday 14 June, again I am hoping for lots of entries, but you will need to sign on in advance. I will have an entry form nearer the time. I will also need plenty of marshals for the 25, so let me know if you are happy to help out.

The 25 mile TT course can be viewed here: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816243

Paul Barber (time trial secretary) ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk

New All Age Vets 25 Mile Record
17 April 2016
Congratulations to Ade Hughes on setting new club all age veteran record at 25 miles of 00:52:31 in the BDCA event on the A25/11 course.
Seamons CC Wednesday Night 10 Mile TT Series 2016
30 March 2016
Wednesday night Club 10 series - first event Wednesday 20th April, first rider off at 7 pm.

For full event details including course details, safety & signing-on procedures and start times see here.
New All Age Vets 10 Mile Record
26 March 2016
Congratulations to Ade Hughes on setting new club all age veteran record at 10 miles of 00:19:39 in the City RC (Hull) event on the V718 course.
Jon Gildea - Silver Medal at Paracycling 2016
23 March 2016

GB Cycling Team rider and Seamons Cycling Club member Jon Gildea wins a superb silver medal in the men's C4-5 scratch race at the 2016 UCI Paracycling World Champs at the Fassa Bortolo Velodrome in Montichiari.

Best wishes to Jon in his World & Olympic ambitions for the coming season.

link to the British Cycling Article
Chairman's Message
18 March 2016

Everyone will be aware that quite a few people have put a lot of time and effort into the smooth running of our Club in the last few months. Words cannot adequately convey the thanks that we owe to them, but even so, I would like to place on record the Club's appreciation to Jeanette Barber and the volunteer members of the Kit Design Group. When this process was kick-started back in October, none of us could have expected the excellent work that was to follow, and the positive response of so many members.

The Club Handbook, produced by Neil Rothwell, distributed by Gordon Peake and helpers, all backed up by support from John Hammond and Mike Brooks, is an excellent representation of what our Club is all about.

There will be many other unmentioned and unnoticed contributions from individuals which benefit us all, so "Thank you" to everyone. Let's all look forward to the 2016 racing, touring, and general cycling season bringing even more success and enjoyment than 2015 did!

Can't wait for the new kit!

With a warm welcome to all of our new members
Nigel
Manchester & District News Letter March 2016
16 March 2016

The March 2016 Manchester & District News Letter is available to read here.

The main aim of the Newsletter is to keep all members within the District up to date with relevant information, present and future activities.

The M&D are asking for more helpers to spare the time and make the effort to keep our sport running well. They need to train more event organisers, timekeepers, course measurers, etc. Step forward and do something for Time Trials.
Seamons CC 2016 Handbook Now Available
11 March 2016

The 2016 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.
SpoCO North West TT Series
02 March 2016

New for 2016, full details on SpoCO website: http://www.spoco-nw.org.uk/

The season long competition comprises of SEVEN EVENTS that embrace the varying geography and terrain of the region.

Ride as many events as you like.
FIVE best scores will count.
No need to register for league.
League tables will be updated and published on the website after each event.

Series Winners' jersey kindly designed and donated by ONIMIPEX-BIORACER UK.

Entry for the first two events: Crewe Clarion Wheelers and the Buxton CC Mountain T.T. closes on 8 March 2016.
2016 Audax Rides
21 January 2016 - updated 14 May

The 215k (especially) and 135k Eureka rides on Sat Apr 23 are filling up nicely and there is strictly no entry on the line at this event. So this would be a good time for any further intending riders to get their entries in.

*   Eureka Audax / C&NW CTC Rides - Saturday 23th April 2016  *
Details here
Car Parking Available

Online Entry:
Eureka Excursion - 215km
Tea in Prospect - 135km
Two Mills Twirl - 68km

*  Tour of the Berwyns & Panorama Prospect - Saturday 21st May 2016 *

Details here
Online Entry:
Tour of the Berwyns - 205km
Panorama Prospect - 138km
GPX files now available - see Audax Website as above.

Organiser Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member
With thanks to our volunteer marshalls at the Prospect Tea Rooms---John & Carol Pardoe


Ladies Easyriders Run - Sunday May 8th 2016
30 April 2016

FROM JODRELL BANK, 10.30am

20-30 miles, easy pace, cafe stops.

Contact:
Carol Pardoe 01565 72309
cafequeen@outlook.com
Club 10 Wednesday 27th April 2016 - Cancelled
25 April 2016
Unfortunately we have had to also cancel the second Club 10 on Wednesday 27th April 2016.

BT are reparing a stretch of cabling between Swineyard Lane and Mag Lane on the A50, they have introduced temporary 3 way traffic lights to control traffic around them. The roadworks.org website originally said the road works would be completed by 22nd April but this has now been changed to 27th April, the roadworks were still in place on 24th April. The first Club 10 will now be on Wednesday 4th May.

For Seamons riders competing in the Wednesday night 10 mile TT points series competitions best 10 rides will now count instead of best 12.

Mike McConville - Club 10 Coordinator
Club Kit Online Store Opening 11th Until 17th May 2016
19 April 2016
The club kit online team store will open for one week only on the 11 until 17 May. All items will be delivered by 14 June.

Anyone who intends to order and did not try for size at the kit evening, can I suggest that you ask club mates if you can try theirs for size before you order.

Instructions for how to order, pictures of the kit and prices are all on the club website under “kit”. Once the team store opens, you will find each item described in detail.

(NB. The only stock item of new kit that I hold is one pair of bib longs (medium), so if you want these just let me know).

Please can you let new members, and people who do not use Facebook or regularly check the Club’s website, know when the store will open.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club 10 Wednesday 20th April 2016 - Cancelled
17 April 2016
Unfortunately we have had to cancel the first Club 10 on Wednesday 20th April 2016.

BT have decided to repair a stretch of cabling between Swineyard Lane and Mag Lane on the A50, they have introduced temporary traffic lights to control traffic around them. The website originally said the road works would be completed by 22nd April so we should only lose one 10. We will update you of any change.

For Seamons riders competing in the Wednesday night 10 mile TT points series competitions best 11 rides will now count instead of best 12.

Mike McConville - Club 10 Coordinator
Club Kit Order
08 April 2016
The kit is on its way! Should arrive on Tuesday (provided no delays at customs). Brilliant service from Pactimo as one week faster than expected. I will bring all the orders to club night next Friday 15th April. If you cannot manage to get there, Nigel Harrop has kindly offered to let you call to his house and pick it up from him anytime between 7 pm and 10:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. As soon as it has arrived I will let everyone know by posting on Facebook.

Jeanette
Seamons CC Kit - Storm Hybrid Jackets
05 March 2016

The Storm Hybrid jacket is now on the Team Store. NB. Pactimo have not been able to set the ordering system to enable us to select different size armwarmers. Order the jacket in your size and, if the armwarmers are too baggy, they will exchange them for a smaller size at no further cost.

For instructions on how to access the Team Store see here: Club Kit
Team Store for Seamons Kit Will Open Thursday 3 March
02 March 2016

The online Team Store will open tomorrow, Thursday 3 March, and will remain open until the end of Sunday 13th March. You MUST go online and order any kit you require within this time.

I will probably open the Team Store only three times per year, depending on demand, so if you want kit for this spring or summer you will need to order now.

The following items will be available to buy:
Continental short sleeve jerseys (men’s and women’s)
Continental long sleeve jerseys (men’s and women’s)
Ascent 2.0 short sleeve jerseys (men’s and women’s)
Ascent Vector PRO Bib shorts (men’s and women’s)
Ascent Short sleeve skin suit (men’s and women’s)
Storm hybrid jacket with matching arm warmers (unisex) (* SEE NOTE BELOW)
Ouray thermal bib tights (unisex)
Breckenridge WX-D Vest – gilet (men’s and women’s)
Breckenridge WX-D jacket (men’s and women’s)
Evergreen lightweight vest – gilet (men’s and women’s)
Cycling cap
Arm warmers
Track mitts

(* Several members commented that they required a different size arm warmer than the main jacket (e.g. medium jacket but small arm warmers). Pactimo do not usually offer the option of mixing sizes for the Storm Hybrid jacket on customised kit, but they have agreed to do so for us. This has caused a slight delay, so the Storm Hybrid jacket does not yet appear on our Team Store (but it will do very soon). I will post on FB and put on the news section of the club website as soon as it is in the Team Store).

Please note that the prices quoted on the website for each item, do not include VAT or shipping. VAT (at 20%) and shipping (at 2%) will be added at checkout.

All orders are guaranteed to be delivered to me within 5 weeks of the date that the Team Store closes. All orders will be brought to the club room on Friday 22nd April. Please make a note of this date and come to collect your kit then. (If they arrive earlier I will bring them to the club room on Friday 15th April).

We are using PACTIMO as our supplier from now on for several reasons:

The quality of their garments is very good.
Prices are competitive.
They have a guaranteed 5 week delivery time (from the closing of the Team Store).
Club members individually go onto the on-line Team Store and buy the garments and sizes that they want in a typical online shopping experience. Every garment we are offering in our Team Store will be described in detail and shown in 2D mock-ups.
For our first order only, there is a minimum of 5 per item. After that, there is no minimum on reorders of any item.
As long as 5 men’s items are ordered, the women’s minimum of 5 per item is waived for specific garments that are identical in description (e.g. men’s and women’s Ascent Jersey).
All orders are delivered to me (the kit co-ordinator) pre-sorted for each individual member, ready for collection.

If you did not get to the kit night and were unable to try the Pactimo kit for size there are size guides on their website. You could also ask other members who you know take the same size as you in present kit, which sizes fitted in Pactimo kit. There is also lots of information about the technical qualities of each of the items that you can buy on the Pactimo website.

For instructions on how to access the Team Store see here: Club Kit
Seamons CC Kit Re-Design
18 February 2016

The proof plus fabric samples of the new kit design have arrived. The squirrel watermark was not as the kit redesign group were expecting, it was not a subtle shading. The kit group have, therefore, decided to remove it completely. The front bottom panel of the shirt will be plain royal blue.
Seamons CC Kit Re-Design - Voting Round 2 Result
13 February 2016
Further to the Kit Re-Design Round 2 voting forms sent to members on 6th Feb 2016 the results are in and counted and are as follows:

Out of 175 members eligable to vote:

New Design
Old Design
Total Votes
92 (86%)
15 (14%)
107 (58% turnout)

Kit Night - Wednesday 17th February 2016
13 February 2016

Jeanette is hosting a “KIT NIGHT” at her house this Wednesday 17th February. You can call in any time from 4:00 until 9:30 pm.

As you know we are changing our kit supplier to PACTIMO.

There will be a full set of size samples, so you can try kit so that you know exactly what size you need in Pactimo kit.

There will be examples of all the different items of kit that you will be able to buy from the online shop - short and long sleeved jerseys, gilets, windproof/showerproof jackets, bib shorts, bib knickers (3/4 length), bib longs, skin suits, caps, arm-warmers, 100% waterproof jackets etc.

It is intended that the online Team Store will be open from 7-18 March. Pactimo guarantee a delivery time of 5 weeks from the date the online team store closes so any kit ordered by 18 March will arrive in time for the warmer weather.

Even if you are not thinking of buying anything just yet, do try to come along as this will be the only opportunity to try for size and then you will know for future reference what size you take in Pactimo. Also worth having a good look at the kit we will be offering.

We are using PACTIMO as our supplier from now on for several reasons:
  • The quality of their garments is very good.

  • Prices are competitive.

  • They have a guaranteed 5 week delivery time (from the closing of the Team Store).

  • Club members individually go onto the on-line Team Store and buy the garments and sizes that they want in a typical online shopping experience. Every garment we are offering in our Team Store will be described in detail and shown in 2D mock-ups.

  • For our first order only, there is a minimum of 5 per item. After that, there is no minimum on reorders of any item.
WeI are hoping to get the Team Store up and running and open for 12 days from the 7 to 18 March. So anything ordered should arrive with Jeanette by the 22 April, ready to distribute to members.

Please try and call in on Wednesday 17th February.
Seamons CC Kit Re-Design - Voting Round 2
08 February 2016

Dear Seamons CC Member,

As requested at the AGM in November, you are being asked to choose between the winning kit design from Round 1, and our current kit design. You must be a fully paid-up member of Seamons CC for your vote to be included.

Please select the design you would like the Club to use for the foreseeable future and reply, either by email to sec@seamonscc.co.uk or by post as per the circulated voting form.

It is in order to Email your preference to me without using the form, but please state clearly either Option 1 (New) or Option 2 (Current) and your name. Votes must be received by 9pm on Friday 12th February to count.

You may also deliver your vote in person to the Clubroom on that night by the deadline of 9pm.

The images below do not do justice the final colours. They will be as close as possible to those on the current kit. As we have a new supplier, the colours will be identical on both choices.

Please Note: the squirrel on the proposed new design will appear as a watermark, not as a stand out feature. The shorts will be the same whichever Option you choose.

        

General Secretary, Seamons CC sec@seamonscc.co.uk.
Kit Night - Wednesday 17th February 2016
05 February 2016

I will be holding a “KIT NIGHT” at my house on Wednesday 17th February.

You can call in any time from 4:00 until 9:30 pm to look at examples of the PACTIMO kit that you will be able to buy in our current or, hopefully new, club design.

There will also be a full set of size samples, so you can try on and see which size you need to order.

We are using PACTIMO as our supplier from now on for several reasons:
  • The quality of their garments is very good.

  • Prices are competitive.

  • They have a guaranteed 5 week delivery time (from the closing of the Team Store).

  • Club members individually go onto the on-line Team Store and buy the garments and sizes that they want in a typical online shopping experience. Every garment we are offering in our Team Store will be described in detail and shown in 2D mock-ups.

  • For our first order only, there is a minimum of 5 per item. After that, there is no minimum on reorders of any item.
I am hoping to get the Team Store up and running and open for 12 days from the 7 to 18 March. So anything ordered should arrive with me by the 22 April, ready to distribute to members.

Please try and call in on Wednesday 17th February. Look forward to seeing you then.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 31st January 2016
01 February 2016

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2015 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Cheshire Point Series - Chris Siepen 504 pts, Alan Chorley 300 pts & Dan Mathers 242 pts - 1047 total pts
1st Team Middle Distance Championships, Derek Hodgins Shield - Chris Siepen, Alan Chorley & Andy Whitehead
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Chris Siepen, Alan Chorley & Dan Mathers
1st Team 50 Mile Championships, Mercury Challenge Cup - Chris Siepen, Alan Chorley & Dan Mathers

Individual Awards:
Dan Mathers - 2nd BAR 24.469 mph, 3rd 100 Mile Champs 4:04:47, 5th 12hr Champs 269.67 miles
Chris Siepen - 2nd Cheshire Points Series 504 pts, 2nd MIddle Distance Champs 25.66 mph, 2nd 50 Mile Champs 1:53:39
Alan Chorley - 4th Middle Distance Champs 25.00 mph
Andy Whitehead - 1st 100 Mile Handicap, Lilian Heald Trophy 3:47:08 on handicap, 8th Middle Distance Champs 22.06 mph
Malc McAllister - 12hr Association Medal 152.87 miles, 3rd Cheshire Points Series V70+
Phil Holden - 4th Cheshire Points Series V60-69

Seamons CC Kit Re-Design - Voting Round 1 Result
01 February 2016
Further to the Kit Re-Design Round 1 voting forms sent to members on 21st Jan 2016 the results are in and counted and are as follows:

Design 1
Design 2
Design 3
Total Votes
44
38
37
119

Very many thanks to all those who voted.

Design 1 - The Winner of Round 1
Design 2
Design 3

The next round will be between the current kit and the new design. Details of the second vote will be sent out in the next 2 weeks. At the dinner we are also hoping to have a display of the design.

All the best
General Secretary, Seamons CC
Social Ride - Sunday 10th January 2016
08 January 2016
This Sunday's Social ride will be to the Riverside Cafe - Whatcroft. Full details of future rides to follow shortly on Club Runs Page
Annual Club Dinner & Prize Presentation - 6th Febuary 2016
06 January 2016
Club Dinner Tickets are now on sale.

The annual dinner is a celebration of Seamons cycling success in 2015 - it's when we give out annual awards and trophies - just as important, if not more so, it's a chance to get together with cycling friends & have a great time. Partners & friends are very, very welcome - the more the merrier!

It's at the Cresta Court on the 6th of Feb, 6:30 for 7pm. You will need to buy a ticket in advance - £25 (£12.50 for juniors). I will be collecting at Rackhams on Sunday's leading up to the dinner, or, you can pop it to me at my home address (See the handbook). Cash or cheque (Seamons CC).

Dress code is smart/black tie. There is a seating plan, so if there are particular people you want to sit with, send me a message & I'll try my best to accommodate. Please also let me know if you have any particular dietary requirements. Looking forward to another fantastic evening – hope to see you there!

Thanks
Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Seamons CC Membership for 2016
18 December 2015
Would you please renew your club membership for 2016 asap, and no later than January 31st 2016. After that date there is an additional charge for membership and, if you have not joined or renewed, you will not be entitled to vote in the final round of the Kit Redesign process.

If any of your details have changed during 2015, and you have not notified Mike Brooks info@seamonscc.co.uk our Membership Secretary, particularly your contact details, and/or Email address, you MUST complete a Membership Application Form, available to download from the Club website.

This is important for three reasons:
  • We may need to contact you or your home, in the event of an emergency.

  • If you have specified that you wish to receive club communications electronically and your Email address has changed, you will not receive important info which is sent out from time to time. This would include notification of the AGM, or voting procedures, for example.

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are always covered by Third Party Public Liability Insurance, and to provide the details. The Club only accepts Insurance provided by either BC (Ride, Silver or Gold), the CTC, or the LVRC. No other Insurance providers are accepted by Seamons CC for you to participate in our group rides.
Additionally a large number of our members are now paying their annual subscription by Standing Order. This is a great help to our Treasurer, John Hammond treas@seamonscc.co.uk. Please contact him for details about how to set up your Standing Order.

Finally the Club has enjoyed another great year of competitive success, group rides both locally, nationally and in Europe, and social events. We have more members than ever and, if last weeks Christmas Fancy Dress Ride is any indication, more fun than ever! Tickets are now "on sale" for our annual Club Dinner and Prize Presentation at the Cresta Court on Saturday 6th February. I hope you will be able to be there?

On behalf of the Committee, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the very best of everything in in 2016. Thank you once again for being a great Club.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman
Seamons Kit Redesign Update - Important Notice
17 December 2015
This is an update on the Seamons CC Kit Redesign following the discussion at the AGM in November.

The Working Group have been considering designs for the new kit. This has taken a little longer than anticipated, so the group will now meet in early January to finalise the presentation of the preferred choices. The working Group would like to thank everyone who has submitted designs for consideration.

The vote for a final design, from a shortlist of up to 3 preferred designs, will be in mid-January. All current members will be eligible to participate. The second vote, to decide between the winning redesign and the current kit (as requested by the AGM), is intended to be in early February and completed by the day after the Club Dinner on Saturday 6th February. Only members who have rejoined the Club for 2016 will be eligible to participate in this second vote.

Voting will be organised by Email. Paper voting will be available for those members without an Email address. Reminders will be placed on this the Website, the SCC Facebook page and the club notice board.

The Working Group have also recommended changing to new manufacturer for our kit. Subject to representatives of the Committee being satisfied with the terms of a new contract, this should also be in place for the New Year, irrespective of the outcome of the final kit redesign vote.

Many thanks.
David Hoyle (for and on behalf of the SCC Committee)
Club Racing Standard Claims for 2015
17 December 2015
It's time again to remind everyone that 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 the TT Secretary know and you'll get a certificate and optionally a medal in recognition. You'll have to get the claim in before the end of the year though. Contact Charles Carraz or Paul Barber ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk.

If you don't have any standards to claim this year why not make it a target for 2016. It's only your personal time that counts - you don't have to win any race to achieve it.

The club racing standards are as below:

MEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
23.30
1.00.00
1.12.00
2.03.00
4.18.00
250 miles
450 miles
SILVER
24.35
1.03.00
1.16.00
2.10.00
4.33.00
235 miles
420 miles
BRONZE
26.45
1.08.00
1.22.00
2.22.00
4.55.00
215 miles
380 miles
WOMEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
27.00
1.09.00
1.22.00
2.21.30
4.56.00
215 miles
380 miles
SILVER
28.15
1.12.45
1.27.30
2.29.30
5.14.00
200 miles
355 miles
BRONZE
30.45
1.18.12
1.34.20
2.43.20
5.39.15
185 miles
320 miles
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Tickets
10 December 2015
I have a limited number of tickets for the above event on Sunday 31st January at Middlewich for the subsidised price of £15 for an all‑you‑can‑eat lunch.

I have complimentary tickets for Alan Chorley, Andy Whitehead, Chris Siepen and Dan Mathers so could they please contact me if they cannot attend as there is a waiting list for spare tickets.

Keith Stacey
Cyclists' Carol Service & M&D Christmas 10
25 November 2015

Two M&DTTA Annual Christmas Events:

Cyclists' Carol Service at Chelford, Sunday 6th December 2 pm.
M&D Christmas "10" Timetrial Sunday 13th December, 11 am.
2015 Christmas Fancy Dress Ride & Lunch
25 November 2015
It's almost Christmas and therefore time for Seamons best event of the year, our fancy dress ride and lunch. The ride is on Sunday 13 Dec and starts with coffee at Costas in Atly leaving there at 9:30am we will make our way to The Railway in Mobberley for mince pies & mulled wine, then back to the OMT for lunch. This year's theme for the fancy dress is heros and villains, plenty of choice there.

All you villains can start robbing the kids piggy banks. You will need £4 for mince pies & mulled wine at The Railway, and £6 for the OMT, you could always find a hero and get them to pay £10 for the full event. I will be taking bookings and money from Sun 22 Nov onwards.

Mike McConville

Success for Seamons Ladies in End Of Season Awards
06 November 2015
Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson & Jeanette Barber.

M&DLCA Awards:
Fastest Veteran in April 10 - Pauline Atkinson - Certificate
Fastest Veteran in May 10 - Pauline Atkinson - Certificate
Fastest Veteran in May 25 - Jeanette Barber - Certificate
Fastest 25 over the year - Jeanette Barber - Charles Rice Trophy
4th in BAR - Jeanette Barber - Medal

http://www.mdlca.org.uk/index.php?page=results

Jeanette also won the Ada Shelmerdine Trophy for 1st Lady on Handicap in the Altrincham Ravens 25 and the VTTA Memorial Handicap Shield for 1st Vet on Standard in the same event.

Well done Pauline & Jeanette !
New Club & VTTA Manchester & NW 15 Mile Record
29 October 2015
Congratulations to John Verbickas whose ride of 00:39:15 in the Yorkshire CF event on the V728 in June has now been confirmed as a VTTA Manchester & NW age related record at 15 miles (69 years). 15 miles has been recognised by the VTTA as an official timetrialing distance since 2013.

We will now be recording club records at 15 miles which will appear online and in the club handbook. This then makes John the current & first holder of the club record, all age vets record and vets record on standard (+4:20) at 15 miles.
Club Kit Redesign - October to December 2015
27 October 2015
The committee has agreed that this is an appropriate time to consider new design proposals for our club kit.

A small working group, led by the Kit Coordinator, Jeanette Barber, and including John Spearman, will look at, and consider, designs for new kit. Please contact Jeanette if you wish to volunteer. In order for the group to work efficiently, the maximum number of members will be 5 or 6.

We already have some design possibilities, which will available at the AGM, but obviously there may be, or will be, many other suggestions. Please send your design ideas to Jeanette by Sunday 13th December. Black & white drawings / sketches are fine, just indicate which colour, letters or logos go where. There is no requirement to include the club website address.

Members will be invited to vote on a possible final design by internet or post, by the end of December 2015. After being professionally worked up and then approved by the working group, the new design could be available in time for a Spring order.

The current club design will remain available, at least in the short term, as well as offering the new club kit design.

A clear condition of this exercise must be that any new design uses the existing club colours (gold/yellow, blue and white, as in the Constitution) and that the use of colour in the final design, particularly on the “tops” creates a visible finished product.

There will be a further opportunity for discussion under AOB at the AGM on Friday 13th November.

Nigel Harrop (for and on behalf of the SCC Committee)
Club Kit Order
14 October 2015
The kit order has arrived. I will be at club night on Friday at 8:15 onwards so bring your cash or cheque books and collect. I will also bring all stock items which I will be able to let you have on the night. NB. Stock items are limited and will be on a first come first served basis. If you absolutely cannot manage to get to club night to collect contact me ASAP to arrange a convenient time to pick up.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
World Masters Track Championships 2015
12 October 2015
Congratulations to John Verbickas in the World Masters Track Championships held at Manchester Velodrome.

3000 metres Team Pursuit M65+    4:14.62    2nd Place & SIlver Medal

500 metres Individual Timetrial M70/74    43.078    13th

2000 metres Individual Pursuit M70/74    2:57.98    9th

Team Pursuit Final Video
Seamons CC Are Manchester & District's Top Time Trial Club For 2015
06 October 2015
The racing season is drawing to a close and Seamons CC are proud to be confirmed as the Manchester and District Time Trial Association's top racing club for 2015.

At the end of a season long competition over the best 10 scoring events out of a possible 20, covering distances from 10 miles to 12 hours, Seamon's top three competitors accumulated 1,047 points, taking the competition by 56pts from Leigh Premier RC, and 151pts from Wills Wheels.

This is a tremendous achievement and the Club would like to warmly congratulate our top 3 finishers; Chris Siepen, who was second placed rider overall; Alan Chorley; and Dan Mathers.

Warm congratulations are also due to all the other Club members who took part in the competition, namely: - Andy Whitehead; Paul Barber; Barry Armstrong; Martin Wiggan; Phil Holden; John Walsh; Malc McAllister; John Verbickas; Paul McAllister; Neil Rothwell; Adam Rycroft; Jeanette Barber; Nigel Harrop; Pauline Atkinson; Rufus Brunt; Joe Lockett; Paul Savage; Sean Davenport; Charles Carraz; Anna Brunt; and David Hole.

Thanks to everyone for representing us, congratulations on your excellent performances, and best wishes for even more success in 2016.

Full results here: http://manchesterctt.org.uk/page31a.html

Nigel Harrop Club Chairman
New All Age Vets 30 Mile Record
05 October 2015
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 30 miles of 1:03:40 in the Mercia CC event on the A30/9 course . Alan broke his own previous record of 1:08:09 set in 2014.
Notice Of Annual General Meeting 2015
21 September 2015
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 13th 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. At present most of the current committee are prepared to stand again for election although there are a few vacant roles including Junior Representative and Public Relations Officer. If anyone wants to take on one 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 raising 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 16th October (28 days before the meeting). Each item will need a proposer, someone to second the motion and also 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 sec@seamonscc.co.uk
New Seamons Cycling Club Facebook Page
19 September 2015
Seamons CC would like to place on record its appreciation to Ian Holmes for creating and overseeing the Seamons Social Facebook page which has proved to be a very useful forum for discussion. However as there are different views about the way in which access to this "unofficial" Club FB page is being managed and membership allowed/denied, as well as the appropriateness of some exchanges, Seamons CC is ending its association with this site, with immediate effect.

From this point onwards all legitimate communication regarding Seamons CC will only appear on this Club website or be posted on the new "Seamons Cycling Club" FB page, to which all paid-up member of the club will have access.

It will still be a closed group and the content will be moderated by the elected Club Committee.

Seamons CC Committee
Chairman's 100 Mile & 100 Km Charity Ride - Sunday 27th September
17 September 2015
On Sunday 27th September the Seamons CC will hold the annual 100 Mile or 100 Kilometre charity cycle ride. The expectation is that on this one day of the year, members donate £10, either in advance or on the day of the ride. Your donation can be handed to any Committee member or, if you are on the "Tour of the Alpes" ride, to Nigel H.

This year we will once again be supporting the NW Air Ambulance (www.nwaa.net) and the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society, (www.mssociety.org.uk). So, wherever you are riding on the 27th, and whether it’s 100 miles or 100 kilometres, I hope you will feel able to support these two very deserving charities.

The routes for the two rides starting at Rackhams can be viewed or downloaded as follows:
100 Miles: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816228
100 Kilometres: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816230

Many, many thanks for your support in 2014. Let's aim to raise even more this year.!

Nigel Harrop, Chairman
New All Age Vets 25 Mile Record
15 September 2015
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 25 miles of 53:13 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course . Alan broke his own previous record of 53:23 set in 2014.
Club Hill Climb Lunch
11 September 2015
Sunday 4th October - Ryles Arms, Sutton, Macclesfield, immediately following the hill climb.

Space is limited so I'm only offering spaces to club members at this stage. £11 per person, which gets you roast chicken dinner plus sticky toffee pud and custard. Veg option available. As usual, I need names and money in advance - so please just let me know on here if you're planning to come.

Thanks

Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
A Chance To Remember
10 September 2015
This Sunday's club run to Chester is in remembrance of clubmates who are no longer with us. Called the Bob Richie Run 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. Sunday's ride starts as usual from Rackhams, with everyone aiming for the cafes and pubs along the city's riverside. Most popular is the Blue Moon Café on The Groves, or the nearby Boathouse pub. 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. You can read more about Bob and other honoured clubmen in your Seamons handbook. The Bob Richie Run is one of the club's 'calendar rides' - events that always happen on the same weekend in the Seamons calendar. Other dates for your calendar coming up include:
  • Bob Richie Run - second Sunday in September

  • Chairman's 100 - last Sunday in September

  • Club Hill Climb - first Sunday in October

  • Hot Pot Run - December 13

  • Club Dinner - February 6

  • Llangollen Direct - first Sunday in March
The club handbook has details of these and other events and there'll be a piece on club traditions in the next edition of the Squirrel (another tradition in itself).
Seamons Open 25 - Saturday 19th September 10.00am
07 September 2015
The Seamons Open 25 mile TT will be held on Saturday 19th. We have more than 60 entries for it already and should get a few more before the closing date this Wednesday. This event is made possible by club volunteers helping out with the catering, signs, signing on, marshalling etc. We particularly need marshals for this year's event so if you can spare your Saturday morning to help make the event safe please get in touch with me, either by ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk or on Facebook.

Charles Carraz TT Secretary
Club Kit
28 August 2015
There will be a few items of club kit arriving with the next order (due end September/early October) which have not already been reserved by members. Have a look at the updated stock list to see what is available and, if you want to order any of these items, let me have your order form with a 50% deposit. All information (stock list and order form etc) is on the club website under "kit".
New Club 12 Hour & 10 Mile Records
24 August 2015
Congratulations to Dan Mathers on setting a new club record, an all age veteran record and a veteran record on standard (+59.96) at 12 hours of 269.67 miles in the RTTC National Championships event on the D12/1 course. Dan broke the previous club record of 267.50 miles held by Alan Heggs which had stood since 1980.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 10 miles of 20:02 in the Team Swift event on the V718 course . Alan broke his own previous record of 20:22 set in 2014.
Roller Racing - Velo Expresso
13 August 2015
Roller Racing at Velo Expresso this Tuesday 18th August 7:00pm onwards. Moss Lane, Altrincham.
Seamons Fun 10
13 August 2015
SEAMONS FUN 10 - 19th August

The regular Club 10 season is now over but there's one last event coming up. The Fun 10 is next Wednesday 19th August, first rider off at 7.00pm, sign-on in the layby as for normal club 10. This is a Fancy Dress* 2-Up starting at the Bears Paw, turn left at the White House, left again onto Swineyard Lane, out onto the A50 and finish back at the Bears Paw. That makes 5 miles so it's not really a 10 but it will stll be fun. Drinks in the Bears Paw afterwards. This is open to all club members so if your an experienced tester or new to riding this year come and have a go.

* Fancy Dress optional.

Thanks, Charles
Chester & N Wales CTC/Audax Rides From Tattenhall
24 July 2015
Saturday September 5th 2015
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 if needed.

“Pistyll Packing Momma” 200k heads out to Chirk and then visits Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall which at 240ft is one of the wonders of N. Wales. The ride then continues to Lake Vyrnwy and Bala before returning to Cheshire via the Shelf and Hope Mountain. A tough ride with 3600m of climbing.

“Momma’s Mountain Views” 130k follows the same route to Chirk before heading over to Llangollen with superb views of the Berwyn mountains. Next comes The Panorama before climbing the Old Horseshoe Pass to Ponderosa cafe & return via Hope Mountain.

“Momma’s Leafy Lanes” 50k gives a pleasant, undulating ride which is an ideal, easy introduction to Audax riding.

Further details, entry (on line or postal) at www.aukweb.net
Seamons Summer Social
08 July 2015
**Diary Date: Seamons Summer Social - Sunday Aug 9th, 2pm - **£5**

Hi everyone, on Sunday 9th August, we will be meeting at the Railway Inn, Mobberley, for a bit of a do! The pub is a short detour off the usual run in - so you can swing by on your route home. If you’ve not been before, the pub has a lovely large and secure garden area with climbing frames & marquee. Families are very welcome - I'm thinking of riding out with the kids, or, we might go on the train which is right next to the pub.
For £5 you get a buffet lunch (sandwiches, pies etc). For desert… perhaps a mini Seamons Bakeoff??

Please let me know if you're coming & if you're bringing anyone along. I will start collecting money on club runs from the 19th July. I would really appreciate some help with that if there are any volunteers? Cheers!

Karen Popplewell , Social Secretary
TT Champion Events
22 June 2015
The Warrington Road Club 25 mile TT on the 18th July replaces the cancelled M&DTTA 25 held in April. The Warrington RC event now counts for the M&D association 25 mile championship awards and our TT, Vets, Ladies and Junior TT Champs.

Charles Carraz, TT Secretary
Next Club Kit Order - 12th July 2015
18 June 2015
The next kit order will be submitted on Monday 12th July. It should arrive end September (so think about winter kit requirements now, it will be too late if you wait until the cold weather arrives).

We have reverted to Giordana, for this order, due to technical issues with the last order.

Note that a minimum order of 10 of each item is required and there is, therefore, a possibility that we may not be able to order everything that is requested.

Giordana have upgraded some items:
  • Gilets now have rear pockets.

  • Men's short sleeved jerseys are now in the higher quality Michron fabric (the women's SS jerseys used this fabric).

  • All zips are now CAM-LOCK zippers (better quality) and in the short and long sleeved jerseys are hidden zips.

  • All shorts, longs etc. now have the top quality T-SELECT GEL-O.F. pad (gender-specific).
Order forms and full details of the Giordana kit, together with a size guide, are available on the web-site under the kit tab.

I will need a completed order form, together with a 50% deposit, by Sunday 11 July at the very latest.

If you are unsure of sizes, the best bet is to ask other members if you can try theirs for size. I do hold a limited amount of stock, available immediately, it is detailed under the kit tab on the website.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club 25 Championships
11 June 2015
The Club 25 Champs will be held this Tuesday 16th June. First rider off at 7.00pm. Signing on from 6.30pm at the Club AZ car park (off the A34, the driveway is at the junction with Bollington Lane, SK10 4TG)

There are awards for top 3 overall, ladies, juniors and vets and additionally a handicap prize with a lovely trophy to keep for a year so everyone is in with a chance.

Sign-on is on the day but if you wish to enter, please let me know beforehand either by email ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk, on Facebook or at the Club on Friday so you can be given a handicap time.

Start on a small track on the A537 before Chelford RoB, go West across Chelford RoB, turn left on to Seven Sisters Lane, left on to the A50, left on to Twemlow Lane. At the end of Twemlow turn left and continue until Chelford RoB, take second exit and continue until Booth’s Hall island. Encircle and retrace, back across Chelford Island and the finish is in a layby opposite the start. The route can also be seen here:

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/8465711

Club events cannot happen without the help of volunteers and we really need helpers on the night to marshal the various junctions. Please let me know if you are able to help, we need as many people as possible to make this event safe for our riders.

Charles Carraz, TT Secretary
Seamons Club 10 Championships
29 May 2015
The Seamons Club 10 Championships are being held next Wednesday 3rd June, first rider off at 7.30pm. Due to roadworks on Swineyard Lane/Barleycastle road we are going to use the old Club 10 Champs course (JC33) instead of the 10 course we’ve used this year.

This event is open to all members of Seamons and is for all abilities, pointy helmets and disc wheels are not essential! It’s the ideal event to try out timetrialling with fellow club mates. Entry fee is £3 for members, £2 for juniors.

The course starts at the first layby on the A50 after Mere, proceeds westwards on the A50 and turn left at Heath Lane, left on to Swineyard Lane and left again on to the A50 (take extra care when joining the main carrieageway). Continue on the A50 and encircle the Lymm services roundabout and then return on the A50, finishing between the Kilton pub and the starting layby.

Riders can sign on and get their numbers from 6.30pm on Ditchfield Lane (turn off the A50 to the High Legh Garden Centre and first left). Please park on the left side of the lane using the wide verge between the Garden Centre exit and the Garden Centre deliveries entrance. Please keep well away from any private houses or areas of mown verge.
Bank Holiday Monday Treasure Hunt
29 April 2015
Bank Holidays don't get any more exciting than this!

It all happens from 10.30am on Monday 4 May, starting at Rackhams. Follow the clues, collect your treasure, and have a great day out on the bike. It's all free, just bring along your sense of fun and adventure; mental gymnastics will not be required.

A family-friendly route of about 25-ish miles will take you on the treasure trail from Altrincham to the Railway Inn at Mobberley. There are regular trains back to Altrincham from there if all the excitement has left you tuckered out.

We can't guarantee great weather but there is a confident forecast of some top messing!

See you at Rackhams on Monday. Go on, you know you want to.
Seamons CC 2015 Tour of the Berwyns & Llangollen Panorama Audaxes
20 April 2015
*** REMINDER***

*  Seamons CC Tour of the Berwyns & Llangollen Panorama - Saturday 9th May 2015 *
Details here
Online Entry:
Tour of the Berwyns - 205km
Llangollen Panorama - 138km

Organiser Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member



Change of Meeting Point - Sunday 19th April
18 April 2015
The Greater Manchester Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 19th April and some of the roads around Altrincham are on the route. Road closures on the day mean that our club runs won't be able to start from Rackhams as normal.

For one Sunday only, runs will start at the usual time but from the car park at Hale Railway Station, off Victoria Road.

Your route to the car park may be affected by the road closures so check and be prepared to go a different way if you're planning to meet up that Sunday.
Squirrel Snippets
09 April 2015
Just as we're all getting out more in the spring sunshine, your Squirrel editor needs you to spend some time at your keyboard...

Team Squirrel will be pulling together the next magazine and they need your contributions please. Send any articles, photos, ideas, thoughts or general musings and observations to the Squirrel editor via email: squirreleditor@seamonscc.co.uk as soon as you like. The plan is to get the magazine sorted in the next few weeks.

Thanks for your support - you make the magazine what it is.

Squirrel editorial team
Seamons CC 10 mile TT Wednesday Night Series
07 April 2015
With roadworks in progress on the A50 near Mere, we are changing the course for the Club 10. The new course is a full 10 miles and still uses part of the old course.

Course Details:
Start at the end of the lay-by opposite the Bears Paw on the A50. After 0.1 miles, turn left on to Swineyard Lane. Proceed for 3.2 miles and encircle the roundabout, returning on to Swineyard Lane at 6.4 miles. Turn left on to the A50 and continue until the Lymm Services Roundabout at 8.0 miles. Encircle and return on the A50, going past the start line and finishing by a gate on the A50, roughly halfway between Crabtree Lane and West Lane. The route can be viewed here: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7277541

The route introduces a left hand turn immediately after the start on to Swineyard Lane and a sharp left hand turn from Swineyard Lane on to the A50 with oncoming traffic. Rider safety is of paramount importance. Marshals will be present to indicate directions and observe rider behaviour. At the Swineyard Lane/A50 junction, riders must not cross the centreline on Swineyard Lane in order to straighten the corner and must remain in the narrow feeder lane when joining the A50, until it is safe to exit. Any rider not following these safety instructions will in the first instance be disqualified. Riders must also take care when entering the roundabouts. After finishing, riders must not do a u-turn in the vicinity of the start and finish line. As the A50 is a busy road, it is recommended riders use the triangle at High Legh or loop round West Lane/Mowpen Brow/Crabtree Lane to return to the Bears Paw lay-by to give back their number.

Signing-on procedure:
Signing-on will be at the starting lay-by near the Bears Paw. It is large and should be able to accommodate the majority of entrants. However if this is full, then Ditchfield Lane (turn left after the High Legh Garden Centre) that we used for a period last year is another possibility and is very close to the start/finish. Please park considerately and do not obstruct the road. The Bear's Paw car park is for customers only, please do not park there.

The event is limited to a maximum of 50 riders and 30 of those places are initially reserved for Seamons members and a further 15 spaces for North Cheshire Clarion.
  • For the first two weeks, first rider is off at 7pm. 3rd week is 7.15pm and after that 7.30pm until the last 3 TT of the season.

  • All potential entrants may sign-on from 6.00pm but in order to secure a reserved place in the event, Seamons CC members must sign-on no later than 6.20pm.

  • From 6.20pm event places will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis to all potential places, up to the permitted maximum of 50 riders.

  • No one will be allowed to reserve places for friends and the latest signing-on time will be 6.50pm or 10 minutes before the start time. After 6.50pm the organisers will be preparing for the Start.

  • These timings apply to the first two weeks with a 7pm start time and will go back 15 and 30mins as the race times get later.

  • Signing-on at the Start is not permitted.
Sunday 22nd March - Milan-San Remo
19 March 2015
Not got Eurosport? Prefer to watch Milan-San Remo in company? Large screen at Velo Espresso, Moss Lane. Transmission from 1pm Sunday. Don't forget you membership card for reductions.
2015 Handbook, Contact List & Membership Cards
04 March 2015
Over the next week or so the 2015 Club Handbook should be delivered through your letter box. If you have opted to receive the Handbook electronically it will soon appear on the Club website's "Documents" section for you to view or to print off.

This year, in response to some concerns, members contact details will be distributed separately in the mailing, together with a 2015 Membership card. You will need to add your name to the front, and contact details to the back, of your Membership card, before sealing it within the clear plastic wallet provided. It might be a good idea to carry your membership card with you when cycling, especially if your "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) number is contained within a locked phone!

Both Velo Espresso, Moss Lane in Altrincham, and Altrincham Bike Shak, Oakfield Trading Estate, are offering 20% and 10% discounts respectively, to Seamons CC members, so you can begin to save without delay! Do check carefully just which items are included in this generous offer.

Those of you who have opted for the on-line version of the Handbook will need to pick up the Members Contact List, and your 2015 Membership Card from the Club room. Finally the Club would like the thank Neil Rothwell for producing the Handbook, Steve Stoddart for masterminding the Membership card, Mike Brooks and John Hammond for administering the Membership and providing the Contacts list, and Gordon Peake for overseeing the complexities of its distribution.

Nigel Harrop - Chairman, Seamons CC
2015 Audax Rides
03 February 2015
*   Eureka Audax / C&NW CTC Rides - Saturday 25th April 2015  *
Details here
Online Entry:
Eureka Excursion - 215km
Tea in Prospect - 135km
Two Mills Twirl - 68km

*** UPDATE 09/03/15***

There is unprecedented demand for the Eureka ride. Entries are arriving thick and fast and the limit of 70 riders is to be strictly enforced (with no E.O.L) due to capacity limitations at Eureka Café. So---if you want to ride---strongly advised to get entry in now! Still plenty of room on the "Tea in Prospect" 130k and "2Mills Twirl" 60k rides.

*  Seamons CC Tour of the Berwyns & Llangollen Panorama - Saturday 9th May 2015 *
Details here
Online Entry:
Tour of the Berwyns - 205km
Llangollen Panorama - 138km

Organiser Dave Matthews - Seamons CC Member



2015 Handbook - Club Records
27 January 2015
In the 2015 Handbook (which will be available shortly after the annual club dinner) we are adding additional categories to the club records: Team 12 & 24 hour, Ladies 2 rider & 3 rider Team records and Junior records at 10, 25, 30 & 50 miles. Going back over the club database (which exists back to 2003) and also by asking around this is what I have so far. If anyone knows of any other records both past & present that are missing could they please let me know. We will also be including a full list of past Llangollen winners.

Neil Rothwell webmaster@seamonscc.co.uk
What Size Should I Order In Bioracer Cycle Clothing?
26 January 2015
Bioracer kit is available in sizes 1-9 for adult men and sizes 1-9 for adult women. At the recent kit evening full sets of size samples were available to try and to give a feel for the sizes you should order in the Bioracer kit, some members have kindly told me what size they are in Bioracer kit and what size they take in the existing Giordana kit. I hope this document helps.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
2015 CTT Handbook
24 January 2015
The days are finally starting to get longer which means it's time to start planning the season ahead. If you are doing time trials this year, the CTT Handbook is a must .If you wish to order a CTT Handbook via the club, please email me at ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk before Friday 30th January. Once they arrive, you will be able to pick them up at the club night - £9. Alternatively order them direct from http://www.ctt.org.uk/Shop

Charles Carraz ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Steve Abraham, Annual Mileage Record Attempt
21 January 2015
Back in the dark pre Second World War days of 1939,Tommy Godwin rode an outstanding 75,065 miles in a calendar year, a record which stands to this day! See www.tommygodwin.com This is an average of 205 miles per day, a distance which many experienced cyclist struggle to achieve each week!

On January 1st this year, amateur cyclist Steve Abraham began an attempt on Tommy’s record. You can follow his progress at www.oneyeartimetrial.org.uk After 3 weeks of riding Steve is a day ahead of Tommy Godwin’s progress at the same stage in 1939. But there is an awful long way to go!

Steve’s attempt on this record is a truly amateur one. He is a prodigious Audax rider who holds the ‘most Audaxpoints in a year’ record, riding 500 miles pretty much every weekend, plus a mid-week 120 miles, all while working full-time.

Steve has given up work to go for the record and is relying on the support of the cycling community to sustain his attempt. He may well ride up to the North West during the year, but if he does we will not really be able to offer encouragement “in kind” by putting him up in the Club room! So, at its last meeting, the Committee voted unanimously to donate £100 to the record attempt fund.

We wish Steve well in this extremely challenging record attempt and, whatever the final outcome, are totally behind him in trying to beat a long-standing record which many have said could never be broken.
Race-Fit Club Kit - Update
14 January 2015
KIT NIGHT at Jeanette Barber's house on THURSDAY 15th JANUARY (from 7 to 10 pm)

Kenneth Jones, from Bioracer will be at the kit night to explain the different styles/fabrics/technical qualities of the Bioracer kit.

Please can I encourage you all to attend as Kenneth has agreed to join us (and I have been busy making home-made biscuits)!

Samples of the race-fit kit (jerseys, shorts and skinsuits) and other Bioracer items will be available to look at. As mentioned before, there will be an opportunity to try for size, so even if you don't need anything at the moment do come along to see which size you need as this kit is from a different supplier (Bioracer). In time, we may move to Bioracer for all of our kit (as we can order in smaller quantities).

Details of the race-fit kit can be downloaded here.

The next kit order will be submitted at the end of January, to arrive in time for the racing / TT season. NB. A 50% deposit MUST be paid with every order.

Price list for all available Bioracer kit ranges can be downloaded here.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Tickets
7 January 2015
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation – Sunday 25th January Middlewich

I have complementary tickets for a number of our riders: Karen Popplewell, Pauline Atkinson, Dan Mathers, Alan Chorley & Martin Wiggan and I need to know by this weekend if they are going to attend.

As usual I also have 15 tickets for sale, of which 6 are already sold. There is a shortage of tickets so if anyone else wants one from me they must let me know by this weekend.

Details of the Lunch & Prizewinners here.

Keith Stacey
Annual Club Dinner & Prize Presentation
6 January 2015
***Annual Club Dinner & Prize Presentation – tickets now on sale!***

The highlight of the Seamons social calendar takes place at the Cresta in Altrincham – Saturday 7th February – 6.30pm for 7pm. Partners are very much welcomed – the more the merrier. We aim to get the formal part of the evening finished by 10, leaving lots of time for dancing etc. I’m happy to take table plan requests if you have particular friends that you’d like to sit with. Dress code is black tie or smart dress. Feel free to send me a message if you would like me to reserve you a ticket.

Tickets remain at £25 (£12.50 for juniors). Available from Maria Grandi or me. Cheers

Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Race-Fit Club Kit
6 January 2015
I am holding a "kit night" on Thursday 15th January at 8:00 pm, at my house, where you can look at samples of the race-fit kit (jerseys, shorts and skinsuits) that we will be offering. There will be an opportunity to try for size, so even if you don't need anything at the moment do come along to see which size you need as this kit is from a different supplier (Bioracer). In time, we may move to Bioracer for all of our kit (as we can order in smaller quantities), so I have asked that they send me samples of other items too.

Details of the race-fit kit can be downloaded here.

The next kit order will be submitted at the end of January, to arrive in time for the racing / TT season. NB. A 50% deposit MUST be paid with every order.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Membership for 2015 - Reminder
5 January 2015
Don't forget, club subs are now due before the end of January if you want to avoid paying extra.

You'll have noticed a reminder in the Squirrel that you need to fill out a membership application form as part of your renewal. As well as keeping the club's records up to date, it also gives you the option of opting in/out of paper mail/email notifications of things like the AGM and copies of the club magazine. If the last time you filled one of these forms was any time before 2014, you need to fill one in again please. If you filled one in last year but your details have changed, please fill one in again. Forms were printed for you in the Squirrel. You can print your own from this link: http://www.seamonscc.co.uk/JoinUs2.html if you need to. If you want to pay by standing order so much the better. There are some instructions you need to follow which are available from the treasurer. Email him here: treas@seamonscc.co.uk and he will give you the instructions about what you need to do.
Multifunctional Headwear
9 December 2014
Multifunction headwear / scarves have arrived. They look brilliant! I'll bring them to club night on Friday. There are quite a few not pre-ordered so let me know if you want one. £7.00 each. Still a few people need to collect caps and, now the cold weather has arrived, remember there are still some bib longs, Windtex winter coats and Newtrevalli wind/water proof jackets in stock.

The next order goes in at end of January and I will hold a " kit night" at my house on Thursday January 15, where you can try for size and see the new items that we will be offering (race fit jerseys, bib shorts, shorts and skin suits). These new items will be from a different supplier (Bioracer) and in time we will probably move to them for most of the kit (as they will supply us in smaller quantities), so even if you don't need to buy anything in January, it will be worthwhile to come and try the size samples so that you know what size to order for the future. NB. The design remains the same.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Racing Standard Claims for 2014
8 December 2014
It's time again to remind everyone that 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 the TT Secretary know and you'll get a certificate and optionally a medal in recognition. You'll have to get the claim in before the end of the year though. Contact Charles Carraz ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk.

If you don't have any standards to claim this year why not make it a target for 2015. It's only your personal time that counts - you don't have to win any race to achieve it.

The club racing standards are as below:

MEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
23.30
1.00.00
1.12.00
2.03.00
4.18.00
250 miles
450 miles
SILVER
24.35
1.03.00
1.16.00
2.10.00
4.33.00
235 miles
420 miles
BRONZE
26.45
1.08.00
1.22.00
2.22.00
4.55.00
215 miles
380 miles
WOMEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
27.00
1.09.00
1.22.00
2.21.30
4.56.00
215 miles
380 miles
SILVER
28.15
1.12.45
1.27.30
2.29.30
5.14.00
200 miles
355 miles
BRONZE
30.45
1.18.12
1.34.20
2.43.20
5.39.15
185 miles
320 miles
Club Membership for 2015
1 December 2014
At the AGM in November it was agreed that with immediate effect, any member more than 1 month in arrears, (rather than 2 months), will be considered to have lapsed their membership and, on rejoining, will incur a £5 rejoining fee.

The Membership Year ends on December 31st.

As the layout of the Membership Renewal / Application form has changed, if you did not complete a form in 2014, you must do so this year and on any other occasion when your details change. It is essential that the Club has up to date contact and emergency information.

If you are under 18 you must complete a form annually, together with the appropriate section signed by one of your Parents or Guardians.

The preferred method for payment of membership fees is by Standing Order, details of which can be obtained from the treasurer at treas@seamonscc.co.uk. A 2015 Membership Renewal / Application form is available from the "Downloads" section of this website.
* Reminder - Christmas Fancy Dress Parade *
1 December 2014
The annual Christmas fancy dress parade and lunch is almost upon us. This year it is on Sunday 14th December, lunch (with a Christmas theme) will be at the Old Market Tavern in Altrincham from noon.

The fancy dress theme this year is any character from any musical - stage or film

Loads of choice there: South Pacific, Jail House Rock, Lion King, Barnum, Rocky Horror Show, the list is almost endless.

In the absence of Mike McConville Keith Stacey is collecting money for those that have, or wish to, reserve a space for lunch. The cost for lunch at the OMT is £6.00 each.

The parade leaves Rackhams in Alty at 9:30am, heads to John Carberry's grotto in Knutsford for mulled wine and mince pies before returning to Alty just before noon.
New "50" Team Club Record
28 November 2014
Congratulations to Chris Siepen, Alan Chorley and Andy Whitehead on setting a new club team record at 50 miles of 05:40:01 in the Manchester Wheelers event on the J5/12 course.
First Aid Course 2015
26 November 2014
New Year resolution time!

Members are being offered the chance to start the New Year by making a potentially life-saving difference.

A basic first aid course is being arranged for February, with 15 places available for any member who wants to learn some skills that could really help club mates if anything unwanted happens on a run.

If you've never had first aid training before, this would suit you. If you have had first aid training before, this would suit you too. Members who had the first aid training organized by the club previously can use the February course as a refresher.

What you learn has the potential to be very useful on a club run but anyone taking the course is not expected or obliged to have any additional responsibilities when out with the club.

Spaces are limited to 15 so you must confirm in advance that you are coming. The course will run on two Friday nights at the club room, and you'll need to be available for both: February 13 and February 27.

See John Hammond at the club, put your name down on the noticeboard, or email here treas@seamonscc.co.uk to say you will attend. First come, first served.
Jon Gildea named in GB Cycling Team Squad
20 November 2014
Congratulations to Jon Gildea on being selected for the GB Cycling Team Squad.

Jon will be part of the Paralympic Podium Programme for 2014/15.

Best wishes to Jon for the coming season.

Link to article on the BC Website
Multifunctional Headwear
12 November 2014
I have found a supplier who will make multifunctional headwear / neck scarves in a Seamons CC design and am trying to get a feel for how many members would want one. Let me know ASAP if you would want one as we need a minimum order number in able to proceed.

They will cost £7.00 each, if we order at least 50, (considerably less than the cost of a standard Buff™ neck scarf - a bit cheaper if we order 100).

The design would be as shown, a blue background (the standard blue used on all our kit) with our two club logos (each approximately 4 cm diameter) all over it.

(NB. The colours may not look accurate on a computer screen but they will be exactly matched to our standard club blue and yellow colours).

It will be great to use the Squirrel logo on our kit!

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Caps Order
6 November 2014
All the remaining caps have now arrived (approximately 30 of them allocated to those of you who have already let me know that you wanted one). I will bring them to the AGM on Friday 14th, so you can pay (£12.50) and collect them. There are also a few extras which I will bring along.

I still have items of club kit for Mike Brooks, John Barry, Ellie Reynolds and Tim Seddon which need to be collected and paid for, if not already paid in full. Please contact me to arrange collection ASAP.

Now the weather is turning cold, look at the stock list on the website as there are still a few pairs of bib longs, winter coats and wind-proof/shower proof rain coats available to buy immediately.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Chairman's Charity Ride - Monies Raised
20 October 2014
Chairmans 100Mile or 100K Charity Ride on Sunday 28th September 2015
In aid of the North West air Ambulance and Multiple Sclerosis UK
£635 Raised

Another splendid effort by Club members in raising a grand total of £635 which has been divided between the two deserving charities. Add-ups checked by the Club Treasurer and receipts to be placed on the Clubroom noticeboard. Many thanks to everyone who took part and contributed to a tremendous fund-raising effort.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman
Winter Club Kit Order
8 October 2014
Winter coats and rain/windproof jackets have arrived. Could those who have ordered please contact me to arrange collection and payment of balance, I will be at club night this Friday if it suits. For any of you who are now thinking "It's cold and I wish I'd ordered some winter stuff" I have 1 XS, 1 S, 2 M, 3 L and 1 XL winter coats and 1 S, 1 M, 3 L and 1 XXL raincoats available. Let me have your deposit and I can get them delivered within a week.

The bib-longs should arrive within the next 2-3 weeks and in addition to those pre-ordered, there will be 1 S, 3 M, 2 L and 1 XL (all with T-select gel pads) and 1 XL (with standard chamois) available. Again get your order form and deposit to me ASAP to reserve a pair.

Description of kit, size guide, stock availability, prices and order form are on the kit section.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Track Night - 25th October 2014
2 October 2014
Track night - Manchester Velodrome 25th October 6-8 pm. There is a limit of 30 people who can ride, first come first served. Contact Darren Buckley cdo@seamonscc.co.uk or Facebook page. Please reply with name and if you need to rent a bike the size required. Also if you require shoes (the hire bikes have Look Delta pedals). Costs should be £10 each for track hire & coach & £12.50 for bike hire.
Seamons CC Cycling Caps Arriving Soon
1 October 2014
We have just ordered 25 Seamon’s CC caps which should arrive at the end of October / early November. They will cost £12.50 each.

They are different from the cotton caps we had previously but have been designed to coordinate with our kit (see illustration below). We have been forced to use a different supplier as Giordana could only supply caps in quantities of 200! Due to the different style (one centre and 2 side panels) it was not possible to replicate the existing design. They are available in one size only.

The classic peaked cycling cap has been bought up to date using a modern technical fabric (Cool-Fresh 140gsm fabric). This fabric is sweat wicking, UPF25+ sun-protection, antibacterial and quick drying. This fabric is far superior in function and performance than a traditional cotton twill cap and can be worn alone or under a helmet.
Please let Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk know if you want one.
Notice of Annual General Meeting - 14th November 2014
1 October 2014
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 14th 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 will be taken on the night of the AGM while nominations for the other roles are required before the AGM. At present most of the current committee are prepared to stand again for election although there are a few vacant roles including Junior Representative and Public Relations Officer. If anyone wants to take on one 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 raising 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 17th October (28 days before the meeting). Each item will need a proposer, someone to second the motion and also 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. Yours sincerely, David Hoyle
sec@seamonscc.co.uk
Chairman's 100 Mile & 100 Km Charity Ride - Sunday 28th September
19 September 2014
On Sunday 28th September the Seamons CC will hold the annual 100 Mile or 100 Kilometre charity cycle ride. The expectation is that on this one day of the year, members donate £10, either in advance or on the day of the ride. Your donation can be handed to any Committee member or, if you are on the ride in Yorkshire, to Martin Wiggan.

This year we will once again be supporting the NW Air Ambulance ( www.nwaa.net ), but a small change is that half of the proceeds will go to the UK Multiple Sclerosis Society, ( www.mssociety.org.uk ). So, wherever you are riding on the 28th, and whether it’s 100 miles or 100 kilometres, I hope you will feel able to support these two very deserving charities.

The routes for the two rides starting at Rackhams can be viewed or downloaded as follows:
100 Miles: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816228
100 Kilometres: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816230

Many, many thanks for your support! Nigel Harrop, Chairman 2014
Club Hill Climb Dinner - Royles Arms - Sunday 5th October
17 September 2014
Roast Chicken Dinner (or Vegetarian Lasagne)
Sticky Toffee Pudding and Custard
£11 for Seamons Members £13 for Non-Members

It was good last year and they know to put out lots of extra veg! - Limited space so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk to reserve a place and pay.
New "25" Team Club Record
14 September 2014
Congratulations to Chris Siepen, Dan Mathers and Paul McAllister on setting a new club team record at 25 miles of 02:42:29 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course.
New Club All Age Vets Record
8 September 2014
Congratulations to Dan Mathers on setting new club all age veteran record at 100 miles of 03:49:35 in the BDCA event on the A100/4 course.
Bob Richardson Club Run - Sunday 14 September
3 September 2014
The Bob Richie Run takes place on Sunday 14 September, our annual ride to remember founder member Bob and other club mates no longer with us. The destination is Chester, one of Bob's favourite runs, and all members are encouraged to take part and support the club and its tradition. Pick the pace that suits you by riding with the half-day, tempo or touring section. If you've not been to Chester previously, it's no more than 80 miles over mostly flat roads. To find out more about Bob and other members who helped create and nurture the club you are now responsible for, check out the handbook
Club Runs Sunday 7 September
3 September 2014
There are road signs in Altrincham warning Stamford New Road will be closed on Sunday 7 September - which means for that day only riders should meet at the Hale train station car park on Victoria Road. All other ride arrangements are as usual.
Under 18's on Formal Club Rides
19 August 2014
To All Senior Members,

The Club has written to the Parents / Guardians of all Under 18 members to clarify the expectations they can reasonably hold with regard to the Social Group Ride and regarding all other formal Club rides.

Please take a minute to familiarise yourself the contents of the letter to Parents / Guardians, so that if you are either taking part in a Social Group Ride, or find yourself in another ride which contains any Under 18 members, you are aware of the standard of care we aim to provide. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

A copy of the letter is available here.

Nigel Harrop chairman@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Racing Standards - Printed Handbook
19 August 2014
The Bronze Club Racing Standards have been ommited in error from the printed version of the 2014 Members Handbook, see page 11 (they are in the online version available here).

The full table should read:

MEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
23.30
1.00.00
1.12.00
2.03.00
4.18.00
250 miles
450 miles
SILVER
24.35
1.03.00
1.16.00
2.10.00
4.33.00
235 miles
420 miles
BRONZE
26.45
1.08.00
1.22.00
2.22.00
4.55.00
215 miles
380 miles
WOMEN'S
10
25
30
50
100
12hr
24hr
GOLD
27.00
1.09.00
1.22.00
2.21.30
4.56.00
215 miles
380 miles
SILVER
28.15
1.12.45
1.27.30
2.29.30
5.14.00
200 miles
355 miles
BRONZE
30.45
1.18.12
1.34.20
2.43.20
5.39.15
185 miles
320 miles

Seamons Social Runs - Volunteers Needed to Help!
12 August 2014
To All Members,

While Darren is unavailable, Dave Barker and I have temporarily taken over the coordination of the Social Runs List. It would be really helpful if we could have some volunteers for the weeks of 14th & 21st September and for the weeks of 5th October (Hill Climb Run) and 26th October. It would be great to have some additional offers of support for some of the other weeks too.

Please see the current social runs summary in the Documents Section of this website. Any run shown in bold type is slightly longer and more challenging than those in other weeks.

The Social Run is a vitally important introduction to cycling with Seamons CC and all offers of support are gratefully received.

Please add a message to FB or e-mail myself or Dave as follows if you are able to help: -
Nigel Harrop chairman@seamonscc.co.uk
Dave Barker cdo@seamonscc.co.uk
Fun 2-Up - Wednesday 20th August 7:00pm
4 August 2014
This is a fun 2-up event running on a shortened course, starting opposite The Kilton. Sign on from 6pm. (Parking to be confirmed). Fancy dress is encouraged and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed pairs!

Meal @ The Kilton Inn
Once the race is finished, we will celebrate the end of another successful Club10 series with a meal in The Kilton. Please send me your meal choices & money by Friday 15th. You can hand over cash to either myself, John Hammond or Charles Carraz - or please post to me: address as per the handbook. Cost for members: 2 course = £10, 3 course = £12; cost for non members 2 course = £12, 3 course = £14

Starters: Devilled Whitebait, Stilton & Peppercorn Mushrooms (v) or Farmhouse Pate

Main: Beef Lasagne, Hand Battered Cod & Chips, Brewers Chicken or Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Burger (v)

Pud: Crumble of the Day, Deep Filled Treacle Tart or Creme Brûlée

See you there!

Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Club Kit - Bib Longs Order
3 August 2014
Anyone who is thinking "I wish I had ordered some bib longs" has got one last chance for them to arrive in time for colder, wetter weather. I am going to put in an order for bib longs only next Wednesday 6th August, so get your order form and deposit to me before then! Don't forget you can choose which pad you want (look at the details on the website)

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
New Kilton "8.75" Club Record
16 July 2014
Congratulations to Jon Gildea on setting a new club record at 8.75 miles of 00:18:20 on the Kilton course.
New Club Records at the Mercia 30 on the A30/9 Course
14 July 2014
Congratulations to Chris Siepen on setting a new club record at 30 miles of 01:03:35, to Alan Chorley on setting a new club vets record at 30 miles of 01:08:09 and to Chris Siepen, Alan Chorley & Steve Stoddart on setting a new club team record at 30 miles of 03:22:35.
Club Handbook & Squirrel Update
14 July 2014
The club handbook, currently available online only, will shortly be printed and posted out to you all. If you absolutely don't want to receive a printed copy, please drop an e-mail to the club secretary sec@seamonscc.co.uk and we can take you off the list. Previously every member has automatically been sent a copy.

We have a new volunteer to take over the design seat in the Squirrel's editorial team. This means we're all systems go for the next edition - the first of the year. It also means you should send your stories, photos, snippets and any other submissions to the editor so we can start pulling stuff together. It's been a while since we were last out so there should be plenty of material to come from you all! Remember, the magazine is written by you, the editorial team just package it up and print it.

John Carberry squirreleditor@seamonscc.co.uk
New Women's "100" Club Record
4 July 2014
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 100 miles of 04:29:47 in the M&DTTA event on the J4/18E course.
New Kilton "8.75" Club Record
2 July 2014
Congratulations to Jon Gildea on setting a new club record at 8.75 miles of 00:18:34 on the Kilton course.
Women's and Juniors' National Championship 25
27 June 2014
The Club is promoting these two events on behalf of Manchester District, Cycling Time Trials. The joint event is on Saturday 2nd August 2014, 2:00 pm start. Course J2/9 (Jodrell Bank, Chelford, Seven Sisters Lane, A50, Tremlow Lane, Chelford and repeat to finish on the A50 near Mangoletsi). Course details here.

As well as ensuring that the course is more than adequately marshalled, we will need volunteers for a range of other jobs, particularly at event HQ. We take great pride in the standard of all our promotions and this event gives us the chance to show that we can deliver a top quality event which will attract more attention than usual (big responsibility, big opportunity).

I have been asked to recruit volunteers. It will make life so much easier if you will contact me before I have to start chasing you, so, if you are not on holiday (some/many will be), please get back to me asap.

On Facebook       Or E-Mail: tcf@seamonscc.co.uk       Or Phone

If you wish, let me know of any job preference(s) or time constraints.

Dave Barker
Social Ride Suspended - Sunday 6th July
24 June 2014
This is the Tour de France weekend in Yorkshire. Many members will be away watching, or riding out to watch, the event. This means the Club is unable to guarantee a Leader and other experienced riders to support the Social Group. Rather than disappoint anyone on the day, the decision has been taken to suspend the Social Ride for that weekend. Normal service will be resumed for Dones Green on the following weekend, Sunday 13th July. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Darren Buckley and Nigel Harrop
2014 Seamons Handbook, On-line Edition
22 June 2014
Unfortunately there have been some production problems with the 2014 Handbook leading to a delay in publication. Thanks to Neil Rothwell, assisted by John Carberry and Steve Stoddart, we are now able to provide an on-line version which can be downloaded here. Over the next few weeks a paper copy of the 2014 Seamons Handbook containing contact details will be available for all members.

Nigel Harrop, Chairman
Do You Need Any Winter Kit ?
18 June 2014
I will be at the clubhouse this Friday 20th June with all stock items of club kit. Lots of short sleeved shirts, shorts and track mitts plus a few other items!

Now is the time to order your winter kit: bit tights, long sleeved jerseys, winter coats, rain coats, gilets etc. The next kit order will be sent on 14th July and should arrive early October. Come along on Friday and try for size if you want. It is hard to think about winter clothing in summer but if you don't get your order forms and deposits to me by 14th July, I cannot guarantee that I will have your size available in the stock that we hold. Order forms, details and photos of all available kit are on the website here. If you are not sure of your size, contact me. I do have some stock items for sale immediately (see the stock list) so contact me if you want to try for size or buy.

Jeanette   kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Car Assisted Ride
18 June 2014
This Sunday, 22nd June, I'm doing a car assisted ride starting at Clitheroe. The ride will go through the Trough of Bowland and climbs into Yorkshire with great views of Ingleborough and Pen Y ghent route here. Elaine's Tea Rooms at Feizor is good cafe, and so far the weather forecast is dry. Clitheroe is about 45 miles from Alty via the M60 / M66 so should take about an hour. I'm using the car Park on Edisford Road opposite the sports centre / swimming pool, unfortunately is about £3 for a full day. The post code for the car park is BB7 3LA if you are using your sat nav. Ready to ride at 10 am, let me know if you're coming.

Bob McPartland
Seamons Evening Road Race - Tuesday 24th June
15 June 2014
Start List and Helpers Needed
Racers:
The start sheet and race programme for the Seamons Evening Road Race are available here: race programme, start sheet.
If you have entered the event and your name is shown on the start/reserve list and you want to withdraw, please let me know by 21st June and you can have a refund, after that date you are contributing to the prize list! I have mapped the course on ridewithgps which you can use to familiarise, however, it is essential that you listen to the pre-race briefing and check the notices displayed in the HQ in case any adjustments are necessary on the evening. http://ridewithgps.com/routes/5020176

Seamons Club Members:
We still need a few more volunteers to assisit with marshalling and signing on at the HQ, putting out/removing signage etc, this is essential to ensure the safe and smooth running of the event. Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated not only by your club mates but also those from the many other local clubs taking part in the racing.

Many thanks for supporting the event.
John Spearman, Road Race Secretary rrsec@seamonscc.co.uk
New Club All Age Vets Records
9 June 2014
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran records at 10 miles of 00:20:22 on the V718 course and at 25 miles of 00:53:23 on the J5/8 course.
Seamons Club Riders Wanted !!
9 June 2014
We have been approached by the organisers of two local festivals and asked if we could provide some riders, in Club kit, for the following events:

Saturday 5th July - Altrincham Festival Parade - 11.00 am. Full details here.
Sunday 13th July - Altrincham French Festival - 10.00 am. Full details on www.facebook.com/AltyFrenchFest

If you would like to take part please contact the festival organisers directly.
Seamons CC 8.75 mile TT - Signing-On Venue Change
7 June 2014
From Wednesday 11th June the signing-on venue for the Club 8.75 mile TT will be the shop and car-wash area opposite the Kilton on the A50 just North of the Start / Finish. Please park carefully in the available space which should be sufficient for everyone.

Please Note: There is no 8.75 TT on 18th June as the Club 25 Champs are held on the previous evening.

The entry system for the 8.75 mile TT has been revised as follows:
  • The event is limited to a maximum of 50 riders and 30 of those places are initially reserved for Seamons members.
  • All potential entrants may sign-on from 6:30pm, but in order to secure a reserved place in the event, Seamons CC members must sign-on no later than 6:50 pm.
  • If in the queue by 6:50pm Seamons members will be prioritised for a place.
  • From 6:50pm event places will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis to all potential entrants, up to the permitted maximum of 50 riders.
  • No one will be allowed to reserve places for friends, and the latest signing-on time will be 7:10pm or 20 minutes before the start time, currently 7:30pm. After 7:10pm the organisers will have left for the Start.
  • Signing-on at the Start is not permitted.
Please check back here regularly in case of any further updates to the venue.

Nigel Harrop - Chairman and Mike McConville - 8.75 Organiser
Corwen Audax /CTC Rides
3 June 2014
Audax/C&NW CTC rides from Corwen, N. Wales---Saturday July 19 2014
The Barmouth Boulevard 204km and 3650m climbing
The Brenig Bach 107km and 1920m climbing
The Bala Parade 60k and 1000m climbing
For full details see here

David Matthews - Organiser & Seamons Member
Club 10 Mile Time Trial Championships - Wed 4th June 7:30pm
31 May 2014
Signing-on and parking will be in the Car Wash / Garage area opposite the Kilton. Please park considerately and carefully as, having asked for and been given permission to use this area, we would like to be able do so for the rest of this season and hopefully next. Please do not arrive before 6:30pm as the area may still be in use from the daytime.

Charles Carraz - Time Trial Secretary
Seamons Social Group Rides: Can You Help?
28 May 2014
After several years of arranging for leaders and also covering the Social Group rides, I will need to take a step back for a few months due to health issues.

The current Social Group list has been extended to October, so all that is needed are volunteer leaders, preferably two, for those rides. It is better to have two leaders, but this is not essential as Dave Barker and John Menzies are usually available to cover the second leader role, by riding at the rear and warning the group if the pace gets too fast for anyone.

Please look at the updated Social Group Rides list in the "Documents" section here or on the Seamons Social Facebook page. Pick one or more to cover and email me at cdo@seamonscc.co.uk . You will be making a major conribution to the continuing sucess of our club and the enjoyment / safety of our newer members. In case I am unavailable at any time, please copy Nigel Harrop, chairman@seamonscc.co.uk and we will coordinate your offers, updating the Social Group Rides list with your name.

We have plenty of experienced members who are more than capable of taking a turn and don't forget, it's where we all first started.

If anyone fancies taking on the role of Rides Coordinator for the time being, your offer would be gratefully received!

Many Thanks, Darren Buckley, Club Development Officer.
Outstanding Criterium Success for Seamons CC
23 May 2014
Congratulations to Chris Siepen who became the TLI Cycling Masters National Criterium Champion at the Marsh Tracks Circuit in Rhyl, on Saturday. This Tuesday Jon Gildea outwitted a classy field of Elite, 1st & 2nd category riders to win the BC Edge Cycleworks Criterium at the Salt Ayre Circuit in Lancaster. Jon is also a C5 para cyclist with Team GB.

Best wishes to Chris, Jon and all our other road race and time trial competitors for the rest of the season.
Summer Kit Order has Arrived
15 May 2014
Kit order has arrived finally! I will bring all your ordered kit together with all stock items to club night tomorrow Friday 16th May. There are plenty of spares in case you didn't get around to putting in an order, so have a look at the updated stock list. There is another order (with more short sleeved shirts and bib shorts due in approximately 4 weeks). I have also arranged for some gilets and long sleeved jerseys to be held in the UK, so if you want one of these let me know, pay a deposit, and it should arrive within a few days. Cheques (payable to Seamons CC) or cash for your balance.

If you can't get to the club night on Friday give me a call to arrange a mutually convenient time to call round and collect.

Many thanks
Jeanette   kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Ladies Easy-Riders
12 May 2014


Ladies Easy-Riders Saturday 7th June 1:30 pm
From Goostrey Home & Leisure on Goostrey Lane, off the A50, CW4 8HE
Afternoon Tea Jodrell Bank. Pace of slowest rider
Contact: Carol Pardoe. For full details see here
Volunteering to Assist at Club Events
9 May 2014
It feels like a long time since the Club AGM in November, but if you were present you will remember that the meeting unanimously approved the following addition to "The Seamons Way".

"Members are expected to volunteer their services to at least one event on the Club Calendar. We now have over 200 members and would like to emphasise that, given the relatively low cost of club membership when compared to other sporting organisations, and the time spent by many members on providing activities from which all benefit, then every member volunteering support for at least one club activity per year is a reasonable expectation."

So this is your chance to make a commitment to support one or more of the following activities. Make a note on your calendar and, when appropriate, letting the organiser know of your availability.
  • Weds 4th June 7:00 pm - Club 10 Mile TT Championship - JC/33 Kilton Course.
    ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk

  • Tues 17th June 7:00 pm - Club 25 Mile TT Championship - JC/24 Chelford Course, HQ Astra Zeneca Car Park (TBA). ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk

  • Tues 24th June 7:00 pm - Seamons Evening Road Race - Allostock Circuit - HQ Allostock Village Hall.
    rrsec@seamonscc.co.uk

  • Sat 2nd August 2:00 pm - Womens & Juniors National TT Championship - J2/9 Chelford Course, HQ Goostrey Village Hall. nat25@seamonscc.co.uk

  • Sat 20th September 10:00am - Seamons Open 25 Mile TT - J2/9 Chelford Course, HQ Goostrey Village Hall. ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk

  • Every Weds to mid August 7:30pm - Club 8.75 mile TTs - Kilton Course, HQ TBA, see this "News" section. clubtts@seamonscc.co.uk
These are just a few of the many events and activities organised annually by the Club but the public nature and safety requirements of the ones above means that your support will be gratefully received and really appreciated..

Nigel Harrop - Seamons CC Chairman
New Kilton "8.75" Club Record
7 May 2014
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting a new club record at 8.75 miles of 00:18:56 on the Kilton course.
Seamons CC 8.75 mile Time Trials - Urgent News
3 May 2014
With effect from Wednesday 7th May the club is unable to use the car park at High Legh Village Hall. The Village Hall has accepted a commercial booking for the rest of the summer, so the car park is no longer available.

We have considered a number of alternatives, but the only viable option at the moment is to use the wide lane which is to the left, just after the entrance to High Legh Garden Centre on Halliwell's Brow. This is called Ditchfield Lane, but no name sign is visible.

Please park on the left side of the lane using the wide verge between the Garden Centre exit and the Garden Centre deliveries entrance. Please keep well away from any private houses or areas of mown verge.

Following some problems at last week's event, the entry system for the 8.75 mile TT has been revised as follows:
  • The event is limited to a maximum of 50 riders and 30 of those places are initialy reserved for Seamons CC members.
  • All potential entrants may Sign-on from 6:30pm in Ditchley Lane, but in order to secure a reserved place in the event, Seamons CC members must sign-on no later than 6:50pm.
  • If in the queue by 6:50pm Seamons members will be prioritised for a place.
  • From 6:50pm event places will be allocated on a "first come first served" basis to all potential entrants, up to the permitted maximum of 50 riders.
  • No one will be allowed to reserve places for friends, and the latest Signing-on time will be 7:10 pm or 20 minutes before the Start time, currently 7:30pm. After 7:10pm the organisers will have left for the Start.
  • Signing-on at the Start is not permitted.
The club is still persuing the use of the Car Wash / Post Office area opposite The Kiton, together with several other possibilities. So, please check back here regularly in case of any updates to the venue.

Nigel Harrop (Chairman) and Mike McConville (8.75 Organiser)
Seamons CC Tour of the Berwyns & Llangollen Panorama Audax Rides May 2014
29 April 2014
Plenty of places left for The Tour of the Berwyns and The Llangollen Panorama on Saturday 10th May. If you wish to enter please get your entry forms to Dave Barker ASAP. For details including entry forms and routes please see 20th March News item below.

Organiser: Dave Barker - Seamons CC
Seamons CC Treasure Hunt 2014
14 April 2014
Bank Holiday Monday 5th May
Meeting at Rackhams between 10:30 and 11:00 am


Teams can start off anytime between 10:30 and 11:00 am for those that want to get a head start. The route will finish at the Railway Pub besides Mobberley Railway Station.

The route will be about 25 - 30 miles and may involve some trails, therefore would not advise riding on expensive wheels.

Fun day designed for all the family as route will pass places with food a facilities.

Seamons CC Touring Secretary
Wednesday Night 8.75 TT 16th April
11 April 2014
7.00 pm first rider off.

New venue for signing on & number collection: High Legh Village Hall Car Park opposite the garden centre on the A50 which is about 2 miles west of the junction with the A556. Car parking space for 40 cars but please be aware entry barrier is only 7ft high. 2 miles to the start so allow extra time to get there. Under no circumstances should riders use the Kilton Car Park.

Please avoid riding back on the A50 as much as possible as a courtesy to those racing. All riders must have a working rear light, front light recommended. No rear light - no ride.

Mike McConville, Club 10 TT Secretary
Seamons CC Under 18 Welfare Statement 2014
3 April 2014
The Committee has now approved the Under 18 Welfare Statement, which sets out the responsibilities of all Club members towards those under 18 years of age, and the responsibilities those younger members and their parents have when participating in any Club activity, particularly organised cycle rides.

Many thanks to Dave Barker (Club Welfare Officer) and to Darren Buckley (Club Development Officer) for the time and effort they have contributed to this document.

The Under 18 Welfare Statement Document is available here:    PDF Format    Word Format

Nigel Harrop, Seamons CC Chairman
Change of Meeting Point - Sunday 6th April
26 March 2014
"Marathon not to be snickered at"
"Marathon no bar to club runs"
Marathon road closures - this afects you


The Greater Manchester Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 6th April and some of the roads around Altrincham are on the route. Road closures on the day mean that our club runs won't be able to start from Rackhams as normal.

For one Sunday only, runs will start at the usual time but from the car park at Hale Railway Station, off Victoria Road.

Your route to the car park may be affected by the road closures so check and be prepared to go a different way if you're planning to meet up that Sunday.

Details of what's happening and where are on the marathon website but you can see the route and the road closures here: Route, Road Closures
Seamons CC Tour of the Berwyns & Llangollen Panorama Audax Rides May 2014
20 March 2014
Saturday 10th May, starting & finishing at Willington Hall, nr. Kelsall.

"Tour of the Berwyns" 205 km
Route here
Full details here

"Llangollen Panorama" 131 km
Route to here
Full details here

Organiser: Dave Barker - Seamons CC
Cycling Bring and Buy Sale
3 March 2014
***    8.15 pm Clubroom Friday 7th March    ***

Bring along cycling stuff you want to sell, swap or give away - come along if you want to pick up a bargain!. Cake provided.

If you're bringing stuff to sell - make sure it is labelled with name and asking price. There will be a table for selling items - so make sure you put the item on the "For Sale" table then haggle it out on the night.

If you're bringing stuff to give away for free - no need to label, just look out for the "Free" table - and stick it on there. There will be a donations box on the Free table - entirely voluntary; any funds raised will help to subsidise the evening's cakes and future social events. There will also be an opportunity to try and buy club kit at Jeanette's club kit stall!

Let me know if any questions. see you there.
Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
British Cycling Membership Discounts for Seamons Members
5 February 2014
We are able to offer discounts to existing Seamons members joining British Cycling for the first time.

     *     Under 16s get a FREE RACE SILVER membership

     *     Adults get free race Bronze OR discount on another category

Note that race Bronze does not offer third party insurance which is a mandatory requirement for Seamons membership, however a discount is available for Ride, Silver and Gold.

There are two ways of taking advantage of this, one is to take a form which will be available at the club room. The other is to contact John Spearman who can provide an online promo code.

John Spearman, Road Race Secretary rrsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Summer Kit Order - 2014
27 January 2014
Do you need to order any club kit ? The next order will be sent to our suppliers on Monday 17th February and should arrive in mid April in time for the summer season. So now is the time to order shorts, bib-shorts, bib-knickers, short sleeved tops etc.

You can order any item but please note that for most items there has to be a minimum of 10 ordered (women's items and skinsuits can be ordered in multiples of 5).

Do please take a look at the updated kit section on the Seamons website. You will find photographs of our kit, details of what is available, sizing guide and order forms here.

I know that I promised I would submit orders at the end of January, but I thought it was better to wait for the result of the ballot as I am sure many of you were holding back placing an order. The Kit WILL NOT BE CHANGING, so let me have your order forms and deposits ASAP.

Any queries, contact me on kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Manchester & District Time Trials Association - 2013 Season Awards
27 January 2014
Success for Seamons riders at the recent M&DTTA Annual Luncheon and Prize Presentation:

Dan Mathers, Dan Snape & Steve Stoddart - BAR Team Champions (25, 50 & 12hr)
Karen Popplewell - Ladies BAR Champion 24.043 mph, Ladies 50 mile Champion & Ladies 100 mile Champion
Melanie Bailey - Ladies 25 Mile Champion 01:09:49
Sean Davenport - Junior BAR Champion 25.686 mph & Junior 10 Mile Champion 00:48:23
Dan Mathers - 3rd Senior BAR (25, 50 & 12hr) 25.141 mph, 3rd 100 Mile Championships, 2nd 12hr Championships & 12hr Distance Award Gold Medal 262.2 mph
Dan Snape - 12hr Distance Award Gold Medal 245.22 miles
Phil Holden - 12hr Distance Award Silver Medal 223.07 miles & Middle Distance Certificate 21.823 mph
Steve Stoddart - 12hr Distance Award Silver Medal 237.66 miles
Andy Swain - 12hr Distance Award Silver Medal 229.60 miles
Andy Whitehead - 12hr Distance Award Silver Medal 215.79 miles
Seamons CC Cycling Kit Ballot
26 January 2014
See January 17th item below.

Question: "Do you want the design of the Seamons CC kit to be changed at this time?"

Results: 96 votes were cast
In support (Yes):     22 votes
Against (No):            74 votes

Therefore the proposal to change the club cycling kit has not been supported.

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the vote.
Nigel Harrop - Chairman, Seamons CC
Eureka Audax Rides April 2014
22 January 2014
Saturday 26th April, Eureka Cafe, Two Mills.

"Two Mills Twirl" 60k
"Two Mills Tour" 110k
"Eureka Excursion" 200k


Organiser: David Matthews - Seamons CC

Entry fee including safe car parking and brew at the start is only £5.50 or £6.30 online by Paypal.
Contrast that with Sportives !
Full details here

Update 25th March 2014:
Places for the 200k ride rapidy filling up, if you wish to enter recommend doing so in the next few days. Plenty of places still left for the 110k & 60k rides.
Seamons CC Cycling Kit
17 January 2014
At its meeetings in December and January the Committee reviewed a proposal to ballot the membership on whether or not the club kit should be redesigned. Normally any alterations to the Club Constitution, or any other matter affecting the general policy of the club, must be sanctioned by a two thirds majority either at an AGM or, at an EGM requested by at least 20 members. However, in order to end the current uncertainty, and without creating a precedent for any future propositions, the Committee have decided to conduct an immediate ballot of all members. You are eligible to vote on this occasion if you have not yet rejoined for 2014, as your 2013 membership does not lapse until the end of February.

Please respond with a simple "Yes" or "No" to the following question:

"Do you want the design of the Seamons CC kit to be changed at this time?"


Please e-mail your response to the Membership Secretary:   Mike Brooks info@seamonscc.co.uk
or reply by post to Mike at:   22 Claremont Avenue, Timperley, WA14 5NF

The deadline for voting is 6pm on Sunday 26th January 2014

Don't forget to include your name! One member, one vote!

A two thirds majority of those voting is required for the proposal to re-design the club kit to be implemented.

Paper Ballot Slips will also be available at the Friday night club meetings on January 17th / 24th and on Sunday morning at Rackhams on January 19th / 26th.

Thanks once again for your support.
Nigel Harrop - Chairman, Seamons CC
Seamons Annual Prize Presentation & Dinner 2014
13 January 2014
Saturday 8th February, Cresta Court Hotel.
Reception at 6.30pm

*** Guest Speaker - Andy Wilkinson ***
24 hour record holder - 541 miles
Lands End to John O'Groats record holder - 1 day 17 hours 4 min 22 sec

Tickets £25; £12.50 for U18s
Tickets on sale at the Fancy Dress Ride – please see Karen Popplewell or Maria Grandi
Seamons CC Membership 2014 & A Happy New Year
31 December 2013
Happy New Year everyone. It's been a great season for the Seamons, great events, excellent promotions, more members then ever and lots of new records. Lets make 2014 every bit as rewarding and, if at all possible, even better!

With the New Year and new season in mind, the application form for joining the club and for renewing membership has been revised and is available below and through the membership or documents section on the website. Would everyone please complete a form in full, even when renewing, as this will enable the club to hold an accurate record of your contact details and even more importantly, who to contact in an emergency.

The form also enables you to opt in to reading the Squirrel on-line or as a download, but only if you wish to do so. If you do it will help reduce printing and postage costs, as well as time taken to distribute the magazine. When available, you will also have the option of receiving the 2014 Club Handbook the same way. This 2014 Handbook will not contain names and contact details of members, so will be web friendly! However we do intend to distribute paper copies of contact details to Seamons members around March/April.

Thanks for all your support for the Club during 2013.

Best wishes for a great 2014 and for a truly enjoyable cycling season with Seamons CC.

Nigel Harrop - Chairman, Seamons CC

The 2014 Membership Application/Renewal Form is available here:    PDF Format    Word Format
Trophies
23 December 2013
Christmas isn't just a time for receiving, it's also a time for giving. I'm talking to all you 2012 season trophy winners. Please start to think about giving back your trophies. While you're polishing those new wheels, how about polishing those old trophies too. Please polish them, box or bag them , and bring them to the club. You can contact me at ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk or 07594 806403 to make alternative arrangements.

A seperate matter: here's a final reminder for those who want to make a claim for club standards. Please see the message below from 15th November

Time Trial Secretary
Club Standards
15 November 2013
It's time again to remind everyone that 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 the TT Secretary know and you'll get a certificate in recognition. You'll have to get the claim in before the end of the year though. E-mail ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk or contact John Barry or Charles Carraz.

Why not make it a target for 2014. It's only your personal time that counts - you don't have to win any race to achieve it.
Skin Suits
3 January 2014
A few people were unsure what size of skinsuit to order so I have arranged for Giordana to send me samples which wil arrive early next week. If you want to try for size I will bring them to club night on Friday 10th January or you can arrange to call round to try (if you have already given me your order form and deposit, you may wish to confirm that you have ordered the correct size).

I will now sumit the order on Monday 13th January - they should still arrive in time for the start of the TT season. NB. I MUST HAVE your order form and deposit by next Saturday 11th January.

As you are probably aware, in mid January the Club Committee will discuss a request to consider a redesign of our current kit. Please be assured that there will be no change to our kit design in 2014, so please don't be put off ordering for the coming season. The outcome of the Committee's discussion wil appear in the "News" section of the Club Website asap after the meeting.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Skin Suits
19 November 2013
I will be placing an order for skin suits at the end of December, so they arrive in time for the 2014 time trialling season. If you want one please ensure that you send me a completed order form and deposit by the end of the year. You can now choose between four different types of chamois pads (see order form).

FYI, the next full club kit order will be submitted at the end of January, due to arrive early April, in time for the start of the warmer weather.

NB: I do have a large quantity of stock items, ready to buy now ( Ideal Christmas presents ? ) Contact me if you want to buy anything.

Jeanette Barber kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Seamons Annual Christmas Fancy Dress Run - 15 December 2013
18 November 2013
The theme of this year's fancy dress run is Pop Stars and Rock Stars.

All runs will leave Rackhams as normal at 9:00am except for the Tourist's who leave at 9:30am. Cafe break at "The Carberry Grotto" (John Carberry's garage in Knutsford), the mulled wine and mince pies are excellent and free ! All runs will be returning to the OMT for 12 noon where we will have a festive themed lunch, fancy dress parade and quiz etc. Prizes have been awarded in previous years for the best costume and quiz (to be answered without the help of the internet !).

You need to start saving now, cost of lunch is a full £6 each so that's £1.50 a week ! Drinks are extra.

Everyone is welcome, just give your name to Mike McConville and he will collect your money later.
AGM 2013
11 November 2013
Many thanks to all who supported the well-attended AGM on Friday evening. Congratulations to Darren Buckley who was voted in as Vice-President for the coming two years. Interim Chairman Nigel Harrop was elected as Club Chairman for 2014. A full list of roles is as below:

Position 2014 Notes
President Reg Blease 2012 to 2014 (Two Years)
Vice-President Darren Buckley 2013 to 2015 (Two Years)
Committee - Elected Annually at AGM:    
Chairman Nigel Harop  
General Secretary David Hoyle  
Treasurer John Hammond  
Time Trial Sec Charles Carraz  
Road Race Sec John Spearman  
Touring Sec    
Social Sec Karren Popplewell  
Club Development Officer Darren Buckley  
Magazine Editor John Carberry  
Junior Rep Grace Rogerson  
Membership Sec Mike Brooks  
Members Rep 1 Keith Stacey  
Members Rep 2 Gordon Peake  
Club Delegates - Elected Annually at AGM:    
British Cycling John Verbickas  
Cycling Time Trials Ian Udall  
M&DTTA Keith Stacey  
M&D Ladies CA Carol Pardoe  
Northern RRA John Pardoe  
Trafford Cycling Forum Dave Barker  
Support Roles - Elected Annually at AGM:    
Auditors 1 Daniel Laffley  
Auditors 2 Stuart Kay  
Support Roles - Not Subject to Election:    
Child Welfare Officer Dave Barker Co-opted to Committee
Website Manager Neil Rothwell  
Open 25 Organiser Charles Carraz & Keith Bailey
Club 8.75 Coordinator Mike McConville - Coordinator John Hammond - Timing
Nat Womens / Juniors Organiser Ian Udall Support needed
Seamons Kit Coordinator Jeanette Barber  
Club Handbook 2014 Peter Coles  
Seamons Evening RR John Spearman + Bob McPartland & Nigel Harrop
Public Relations Ed Baldwin Send press material to Ed
Inner Tube Supply John Verbickas  

Inner Tubes For Club Members
7 November 2013
Our friends at Altrincham Bikeshak have agreed to continue the excellent Inner Tubes for Club Members service, pioneered by Sally Cowan. The price for each inner tube is £2.18 or £10.90 for 5. There is no additional discount as they are being passed on at our original purchase price from the Bikeshak. You can purchase tubes from John Verbickas whose details are in the club handbook

Tubes are Specialized 700x20/28c with 48mm presta valve and are for members personal use only.

New Club Financial Guidelines
1 November 2013
In response to last year's Auditors Report, the Committee have recently approved a set of Financial Guidelines to assist any members who may be handling money on behalf of the club.

The Financial Guidelines is available here:    PDF Format    Word Format

The Expenses Claim for is available here:    PDF Format    Excel Format

Club Kit Winter Order Has Arrived
30 October 2013
The club kit has arrived. You can collect anything that you have ordered on this Friday evening 1st November at the Club Night or call round to my house on Sunday afternoon/early evening 3rd November (between 3 & 8 pm). If neither of these times are convenient get in touch with me kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk and we can arrange a mutually convenient time for you to collect it.

I have ordered some extras so have a look at what is available on the updated stock list here. All stock items wil be sold on a first come, first served basis.

If anyone has second-hand kit to sell, let me know and I will put it onto the website for you here.

Jeanette Barber.
New Ride Descriptions & Ride Guidelines Documents
13 October 2013
The Seamons Club Committee has approved a set of Ride Descriptions and Ride Guidelines for the official Sunday and other club organised rides available to our ever increasing membership.

The information is common sense but whether you are a potential, new or experienced Seamons member you are expected to familiarise yourself and observe the contents of both documents. The aim is to maximise your safety and enjoyment of group riding with our Club.

The Ride Descriptions document is available here:   PDF format   Word Format

The Ride Guidelines document is available here:   PDF Format   Word Format

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013
11 October 2013
To be held 8th November 2013 starting 8:00 pm in the clubroom at St George's Church Hall, Altrincham. For details see letter circulated by the Club General Secretary.
New "25" team club record
15 September 2013
Congratulations to Chris Siepen, Dan Mathers and Paul McAllister on setting a new club team record at 25 miles of 02:43:16 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course.
New Women's "25" club record
11 August 2013
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 25 miles of 00:58:05 in the Derby Mercury event on the A25/11 course.
New Women's "50" club record
4 August 2013
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 50 miles of 01:59:01 in the BDCA event on the A50/6 course.
New Women's "30" club record
22 June 2013
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 30 miles of 01:16:15 in the VTTA event on the J4/11 course which is also an M&D record.
Club Hill Climb Championship - Sunday 6th October
21 September 2013
Racers: sign on at Rackhams on the morning of the event - £3 seniors, £2 Juniors. Best to come a wee bit earlier on the day so that it's not a mad rush at 9:00 am. We then ride to Sutton-Macclesfield in our normal groups, aiming to start the hill climb @ 11.00 am. The climb takes place on Withenshaw Lane, course here Seamons CC - Hill Climb . The Freewheel competition follows - start at the top of the hill and see how far you can go - no pedalling allowed! Great fun!

Sunday Lunch follows at the Ryles arms. Roast chicken dinner (or veggie) & pudding (details on pud & veg option to follow) for £10. You can also buy tea and coffee on the day at a reduced rate of £1.50. Numbers are restricted so it's first come, first served. Please let me know if you would like lunch and if at all possible, pay me before the event, I will be at club night next 2 Fridays and next Sunday club run.

Karen Popplewell socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Chairman's 100 Charity Ride - Sunday 29th September 2013
13 September 2013
Members are being asked to saddle up for a new annual club event - The Chairman's 100.

After the success of last year's well supported Chairman's 100, which raised more than £1,000 for the North West Air Ambulance, the event will be held again this year, on September 29th, leaving Rackhams at 9.00 am.

Members are invited to ride either the 100 miles in 8 hours course or a 100 km (62 miles) course.

The rides will be the official club runs for all groups on that day with everyone being asked to donate £10 or more to the charity.

Interim Chairman Nigel Harrop has supported the nomination of the North West Ambulance as his charity for the ride. Donations will be collected on the day and there's an opportunity to increase your donation by using Gift Aid (details available on the day).

It's a day to wear your club jersey with pride and support a charity whose services none of us hope we'll ever need, but one which we know we're already indebted to.

If you can't make this year's event, you can plan ahead for 2014 as the annual date for the Chairman's 100 Charity Rides will always be the last Sunday in September.

100 mile route is here: 100 in 8

100 km route is here: 100k in 8

Help required for Club's open "25"
23 August 2013
Our Open 25 is in the morning of 21st September so I am looking for as much help as possible on the day.  We will need people for catering, giving out numbers, marshalling, putting out signs, assisting timekeepers and updating the results board.  This is the only open TT event that we run in the year and is our opportunity to repay all the other clubs that organise similar events for the benefit of our riders.  There is a lot to do and I would appreciate as much help as possible.  Please let me know if you can make yourself available –

07594 806403 (text),   seamonsttsec@hotmail.co.uk,   Club on Fridays

Thanks
John Barry
Audax Rides on 15th September
13 August 2013
There are 3 audax rides based Old Ma's cafe at Tattenhall near Chester---200k; 137k and 50k---on Sunday September 15---organised by Seamons member David Matthews.  Full details and entry (on line or postal) at www.audax.uk.net.  Closing date for entries is September 11.
New "10" Club Record
28 August 2012
Congratulations to Charles Carraz on setting a new club record at 10 miles of 19:38 in the Team Swift event on the V718 course.
New "25" Club Record
19 August 2012
Congratulations to Charles Carraz on setting a new club record at 25 miles of 51:27 in the Derby Mercury event on the A25/11 course.
New "10" Club Record
16 August 2012
Congratulations to Paul McAllister on setting a new club record at 10 miles of 20:24 in the Bridlington CC event on the V718 course.
New Women's "30" club record
9 July 2012
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 30 miles of 01:17:12 in the VTTA event on the J4/11 course.
Cafes in Cheshire

25 February 2012
Courtesy of Carol Pardoe here is an updated list of cafes in Cheshire.

Cafe List

New "25" team club record
18 September 2011
Congratulations to Paul McAlister, Dan Mathers and Charles Carraz on setting a new "25" team club record of 2:44:01 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course.
New 12h club record on standard
17 August 2011
Congratulations to Robin Haigh on setting a new club record at 12 hours on standard of +57.36 miles in the RTTC National event on the D12/1 course.
New Women's 12h club record
15 August 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 12 hours of 236.61 in the RTTC National event on the D12/1 course.
New Women's 12h club record
15 August 2011
Congratulations to Sally Cowan on setting a new women's club record at 12 hours of 215.06 in the RTTC National event on the D12/1 course.
New "25" team club record
15 August 2011
Congratulations to Martin Wiggan, Dan Mathers and Paul Humphry on setting a new "25" team club record of 2:44:55 in the Lyme RC event on the J5/8 course.
New Women's "50" club record
7 August 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 50 miles of 02:02:21 in the BDCA event on the A50/6 course.
New Women's "10" club record
31 July 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 10 miles of 00:22:23 in the Kent Valley RC event on the L1015 course.
New Women's "30" club record
13 July 2011
Congratulations to Sally Cowan on setting a new women's club record at 30 miles of 01:26:20 in the VTTA event on the J4/11 course.
New Women's "100" club record
10 July 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 100 miles of 04:35:25 in the M&DTTA event on the J2/18 course.
New Women's "25" club record
3 July 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 25 miles of 00:58:43 in the Heanor Clarion event on the A25/11 course.
New Women's "25" club record
26 June 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 25 miles of 00:59:38 in the South Pennine RC event on the A25/11 course.
New Women's "50" club record
29 May 2011
Congratulations to Karen Popplewell on setting a new women's club record at 50 miles of 2:06:08 in the Manchester Wheelers event on the J5/12 course.
New Committee voted in at the AGM

13 November 2009
The following committee was elected at the AGM tonight:

Role Elect
President Keith Stacey
Vice President John Coles
Chairman Mike McConville
Secretary Ian Udall
Membership Secretary Mike Brooks
Treasurer John Coles
Time Trial Secretary Ed Baldwin
Road Race Secretary Louise Eden
Touring Secretary John Carberry
Social Secretary Dave Williams
P.R.O. Mike Watson
Member Representatives Gordon Peake
Magazine Editor John Carberry
Club Development Officer Darren Buckley
New Women's "10" club record
21 September 2009
Congratulations to Mel Bailey on setting a new women's club record at 10 miles of 23:44 in the Wigan Wheelers event on the Levens course on Saturday.
New Men's Vet "10" club record
21 September 2009
Congratulations to Rob Haigh on setting a new men's vet club record at 10 miles of 20:40 in the Wigan Wheelers event on the Levens course on Saturday.
New 24 Hour Club Record
9 August
Congratulations to Robin Haigh on setting a new club record at 24 hours of 475.75 miles in the RTTC National event on the D24/1 course.
News from St Marsault
28 June 2009
John and Carol Pardoe win gold in tandem trike section of Tricycle World Championships in St. Marsult, 25km in 44.05. Roads were closed, police lead out, lead car with music, villagers cheering, podium presentation, press interviews. Great atmosphere, great pain! New Zealand couple started pulling us back towards the end - argh!"
Front Brake Safety
13 February 2009
Given the events on the half-day run last weekend Carol has supplied a timely reminder on brake safety which is of particular interest for anyone with carbon forks.... Click here to view the article.
Jubilee Mugs
21 December 2008
The celebration Diamond Jubilee mugs have been delivered and will be on sale in the club house on Fridays. Cost: £5.50 each.
Seamons Jubilee Bottles for sale
2 August 2008
We have taken delivery of some jubilee celebration drink bottles. If you would like to purchase some please see Sara Blackburn. £2 each. Bottles are also available for purchase at club nights.
Beryl Burton Autobiography Republished
23 December 2008
Beryl Burton's autobiography has been re-issued. See here for more detail.
Transpennine Trail Resurfacing
10 November 2008
Message from Dave Barker.... If you fancy an alternative to the Ashley route out of Altrincham, there is now another option. At long last the Transpennine Trail has been resurfaced from Broadheath/Sinderland to link with the very rideable Warrington section. So you can now join it or leave it at Sinderland (the old level crossing at the end of Atlantic Street and Dairyhouse Lane), Dunham (Rope and Anchor) and Heatley (the Railway) as well as the Warrington junctions (Oughtrington etc). Unfortunately for the Touring Section both the Rope and Anchor and the Railway are currently closed down!
New Committee voted in at the AGM

7 November 2008
The following committee was elected at the AGM tonight:

Role Elect
President Keith Stacey
Chairman Mike McConville
Secretary Ian Udall
Membership Secretary Mike Brooks
Treasurer John Coles
Time Trial Secretary Dan Snape
Road Race Secretary Louise Eden
Touring Secretary John Carberry
Social Secretary Dave Williams
P.R.O. Neil Rothwell
Member Representatives Gordon Peake
Magazine Editor John & Carol Pardoe
Club Development Officer Darren Buckley
   
New 24 Hour Club Record
17 October 2008
Somewhat belated due to delays in published official final results but congratulations to Dan Mathers on setting a new club record at 24 hours of 455.95 miles in the RTTC National event in July on the D24/1 course.
Sara beats her own "25" record
20 September 2008
Congratulations to Sara Blackburn on breaking her own "25" club record with a time of 01:01:20 in the Stone Whls event on the J5/8 course.
Lou beats her own "50" record
30 August 2008
Congratulations to Louise Eden on breaking her own "50" club record with a time of 02:09:51 in the Holme Valley Whls event on the V259 course.
Seamons Open 10 Results
19 August 2008
Click here for full official results of the Seamons CC Open 10 held on Saturday 16th August, which was downgraded from a 25 due to roadworks on the A50.
New Women's "50" club record
19 July 2008
Congratulations to Louise Eden on setting a new women's club record at 50 miles of 02:16:12 in the M&DTTA event on the J4/16 course.
Sara does the double
5 July 2008
After setting a new women's "25" record last week Sara Blackburn has now set a new club "50" record of 02:17:10 in the North Notts Olympic CC event on the A50/25.
New Women's "25" Club Record
28 June 2008
Congratulations to Sara Blackburn on setting a new women's club record at 25 miles of 01:04:00 in the Central District Ladies Cycling Associatoin event on the A25/11 course.
Cafe List
Carol has produced a cafe list. If anyone has any cafes to add, or comments to add or change please let me know by e-mailing webmaster@seamonscc.co.uk..
New women's "10" club record
Congratulations to Claire Burt on setting a new women's club record at 10 miles of 24:12 in the Pendle Forest CC event on the Levens course.
Louise Eden - 2nd place in national women's road race
Congratulations to Louise Eden on her second place in the National Women's Road Race Series Round 2 & Scottish Women's Road Championships. You can read a report on the race on the British Cycling web site.
Matt Crampton wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Congratulations to Matt Crampton on his silver medal in the Commonwealth Games team sprint.

Arthur Thorlby legacy
As some of you may know the Club was left a legacy of £500 by a former member, Arthur Thorlby. It was decided, as Arthur was a great tourist and former leader of the Touring Section, to use the money to purchase some Ordanace Survey Landranger maps for use by club members.

We have now got 47 laminated maps numbers 89 to 130 inclusive and 135, 136, 137, 138, 147 and 148. They are housed at the Club room.

If you wish to borrow a map please let Keith Wilkinson know or look out at the Clubroom.

AND a note from Andy Burns:

We also have two mountain bike books containing routes covering NE & NW Wales. Routes range in length & difficulty from a leisurely couple of hours through to lung bustin' epics. They are housed at the Club room.

If you wish to borrow a book please let Andy know or look out at the Clubroom.

 
 
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