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New Ladies 24 Hour Records
25 July 2017
Congratulations to Jane Prowse on setting a ladies club record and a ladies all age veteran's record at 24 hours of 304.51 miles in the National Championship event on the D24HR course. This is the first time a Seamon's lady has ridden a 24 hour timetrial.
New Records at 50 Miles In the BDCA Event on the A50/6 Course
16 July 2017
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club & all age veterans records at 50 miles of 01:44:02 & veterans record on standard of +34:16. Previous club record was 01:47:32 set by Alan Heggs in 1978, previous all age veterans record was 01:48:48 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016, previous veterans record on standard was +30:46 set by Adrian Hughes in 2016.

Congratulations to Adrian Hughes who also broke the existing club & all age veterans records at 50 miles with 01:45:46 and the existing veterans record on standard with +34:14.

Congratulations to Alan Chorley, Adrian Hughes & Chris Siepen on setting a new club 50 mile team record of 05:18:46. Previous team record was 05:40:01 set by Siepen/Mathers/Whitehead in 2014.
Latest Kit Order Has Arrived
15 July 2017
Kit has arrived, could those who ordered please contact me to arrange collection

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Seamons CC Open 25 - 2.00 pm Saturday 29th July 2017
14 July 2017
Seamons Open 25 mile TT is on Saturday, 29th July 2pm onwards, it's our club's turn to host an open Time Trial in a few weeks. There's still time to enter if you want to ride it, go to the CTT website and entries close 18th July at 23:59.

However we also need club members to volunteer to help out on the day so that we can run this event. We need people to marshal, do the signing in and out at the HQ and also to help out in the kitchen to provide the drinks and food for the riders. If you are able to help in anyway, please get in touch with me either through Facebook or by email as below.

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

Charles Carraz - Seamons Open 25 Organiser seamonsttsec@hotmail.co.uk
British Heart Foundation - "Chairman's 100" Sunday July 30th 2017
12 July 2017
Dear Members,

This year's fund raising effort will be in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Without going into detail I think most of us know at least one person who has benefitted from charity funded research into this area. The idea is for as many members as possible to participate in a 100 mile or 100k cycle ride. Suggested routes are below, setting off from Rackhams at 9pm:

100 Miles: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816228
100 Kilometres: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816230


if you are unable to join with the Club on the day, please feel free to devise your own route and distance. The important thing is that as many members as possible take part. The suggested contribution is £10, but feel free to donate more, or if need be, less. To simplify the admin this year, to maximise the amount which goes to the BHF and, where appropriate, take advantage of "Gift Aid", please go directly to the British Heart Foundation (BHF) website at www.bhf.org.uk and make your contribution.

Don't wait, do it now!

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

Nigel Harrop, SCC Chairman chairman@seamonscc.co.uk
Club 25 Mile Timetrial Championship 2017 - Now Saturday 29th July 2017
11 July 2017
Despite strenuous efforts by Paul & Jeanette, for the second time in 4 weeks, we were forced to cancel tonight's event. The reasons were:- roadworks on Twemlow Lane; Concern about re routing through Goostrey; Roadworks on the alternative course out of Holmes Chapel. It would be unfair to the organisers and marshals to attempt to run this event for a third time, so we have decided on the following course of action: -

Anyone who ENTERED the original event on 13/06, or tonight's event on 11/07, will be given free entry to the Seamons Open 25 on J2/9 at 2pm on Saturday 29th July. Those members, AND ONLY THOSE MEMBERS, will be eligible for this years Club 25 Champs. You will need to enter again, "on-line", using the CTT website and pay the entry fee. This will be refunded at a later date. If you are unsure how to do an "on-line" entry please let Paul, Jeanette, Charles, me or any other experienced member for assistance. Finally, "Many Thanks" to all the Marshals, competitors and others for your support. Sadly, on this occasion the road mending gods have defeated us all.

Closing date for the Seamons Open 25 is 23:59 on 18th July so please get your entries in before then as they cannot be accepted after this date. https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/15641

Paul Barber - Timetrial Secretary ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Charles Carraz - Seamons Open 25 Organiser seamonsttsec@hotmail.co.uk
Summer Social - Sunday 20th August 2017 at 2:00 pm
06 July 2017
To celebrate the end of our British Summer the Club is holding its own annual Summer Social event on the 20th August (Sunday) at The Rope and Anchor in Dunham Massey at 2pm. http://www.theropeandanchor.co.uk/

The Barn has been booked for our convenience, so whatever the weather will be, we can still enjoy our party. Plenty of spaces for bikes, tricycles or cars and a great outdoor area for children.

The club is subsidising the event so the cost for the buffet will be £6.00 pp members/spouse, children £4.00 pp.

You can come straight from your Sunday ride or you could drive there, entirely up to you, food will be served from 2pm followed by cakes and music performed by our talented Seamons musicians. Please let me know no later than the 8th August. You can either Email me at socialsec@seamonscc.co.uk or, post a message on the SCC Facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you on the day to celebrate another great Seamons event.

Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary






Track Night - Saturday 21st October 2017 at 7:40 pm
06 July 2017
Track night at the Manchester Velodrome, Saturday 21st October at 7:40 pm.

If you are interested in riding please contact Darren Buckley cdo@seamonscc.co.uk
New Team 100 Mile Record
04 July 2017
Rather belatedly congratulations to Dan Mathers (4:02:25), Adrian Hughes (4:03:20) & Martin Wiggan (4:09:50) on setting new club team record at 100 miles of 12:15:35 in the 2016 M&DTTA event on the J4/18 course. Previous record was 12:28:15 set way back in 1966 by Stacey/Boydell/Smith.
New Vets 100 Mile Record on Standard
04 July 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on setting new club veteran's record on standard at 100 miles of +58:36 in the M&DTTA event on the J4/18 course. Previous record was +57:41 set by Dan Mathers in 2014.
Gordon Pickering
04 July 2017
It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Gordon Pickering, President and Chairman of the M&DTTA, and Time-keeper extraordinaire in all our Cheshire events.

Most people who have ridden a time trial on a "J" course will have met Gordon - for the last few years he was the regular start timekeeper on Cheshire. His passion for the sport and his selflessness were legendary. Rest in peace, Gordon, you will be sorely missed.

The funeral will be on Tuesday July 11th 1:30pm at Altrincham Crematorium, Whitehouse Lane, Dunham Massey. WA14 5RH. Afterwards at the John Alker Club, Flixton Road, Urmston. M41 6QY.
Club 25 Mile Timetrial Championship 2017 - Tuesday 11th July 2017
30 June 2017
The rearranged club 25 Championship TT is on Tuesday 11 July at 7:15 on JC/24. Entry will be free this year (the club will pay your fees to CTT). Hoping for lots of entries. I will need plenty of volunteers to put the signs out on the course, marshal the course, time and set voff the riders. Please let me know if you are willing to help out and support the club in this way. You must enter this TT in advance. Please let me know by email or on FB if you want to ride. I will need name, age and best 25 TT time over last 3 years, if you haven't already told me, if applicable.

Car parking arrangements are different this year. The vicar at St John the Evangelist Church, Holmes Chapel Rd (A535), Chelford is kindly allowing us to use the church car park from 6:00 - 09:30 pm. She has stressed that we must be very considerate (and not make too much noise) as the car park entrance goes very close to local residents houses.

Map of the course: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816243

The club Wednesday night 10's are EVERY Wednesday evening including the 12th July up to and including 16 August.

Paul Barber - Timetrial Secretary ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Seamons Road Race - Tuesday Evening 27th June 2017
22 June 2017 *updated 24 June 2017*
Road Race Programme, Marshals, Lead Car Drivers & RR Entries docs for next Tuesday 27th June including details of HQ, start times and race circuit:

2017 Road Race Prog.pdf

Marshals 2017.pdf

Lead Car Drivers Guidance 2017.pdf

RR Entries Accepted.pdf

Ashley Cress Seamons RR Organiser rrorg@seamonscc.co.uk
Club 25 Mile Timetrial Championship 2017 - *CANCELLED*
13 June 2017
Due to ongoing roadworks tonight's Club 25 Timetrial Championship on the JC/24 is cancelled. Seven sisters has been resurfaced, but not swept, and is like a gravel pit. There are 3 other sets of roadworks on the course, one with traffic lights.

I will attempt to rearrange for Tuesday 11 July.

Paul Barber - Timetrial Secretary
Club Kit Store Open Mon 12th June 2017
05 June 2017
Need any club kit? The online team store will open Monday 12 June for one week. Any orders guaranteed to be delivered to me by 17 July.

Jeanette kit_orders@seamonscc.co.uk
Cheshire Police - Helmet Cam Reporting Website
31 May 2017
We have been informed that Cheshire Police now have a website to submit dashcam / helmetcam footage:

"I am pleased to announce that if you have any footage from either a dashboard camera or helmet camera that requires a police officer to view / investigate you can now do this through our website ! Click on the link below and read all about it.

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

Please read the front page carefully to understand what will be done with the footage and the requirement of a statement should the officer wish to proceed with a potential prosecution.

KEEPING CHESHIRE SAFER
Road Policing Unit

Club 10 & 25 Mile Timetrial Championship 2017
24 May 2017 - updated 05 June
Next Wednesday evening, 31 May, is the Club Championship 10 time trial, starting at 7:30. This is open only to club members and is free to enter (the club will pay your entry fees to CTT). I would love to see a big turnout from all the groups (half day, tempo, social, tourists). You do not need to have a TT bike, just turn up on your road bike and see how fast you can ride the course. You can enter on the night but please arrive by 7 at the latest to sign on. If you are not riding why not come along to support your club mates and/or marshal.

Map of the course: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/7277541

On Tuesday 13 June it is the Club Championship 25 mile time trial, starting at 7:15 on JC/24. Entry will be free this year (the club will pay your fees to CTT). Hoping for lots of entries. I will need plenty of volunteers to put the signs out on the course, marshal the course, time and set off the riders. Please let me know if you are willing to help out and support the club in this way. You must enter this TT in advance. I will have an entry list with me on each Wednesday evening or let me know by email or on FB. I will need name, age and best 25 TT time over last 3 years, if applicable.

Car parking arrangements are different this year. The vicar at St John the Evangelist Church, Holmes Chapel Rd (A535), Chelford is kindly allowing us to use the church car park from 6:00 - 09:30 pm. She has stressed that we must be very considerate (and not make too much noise) as the car park entrance goes very close to local residents house

Map of the course: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/1816243

Paul Barber, Timetrial Secretary    ttsec@seamonscc.co.uk
Helpers & Marshals Wanted - Seamons Road Race - Tuesday Evening 27th June 2017
23 May 2017
Just a reminder that 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 either by a message through Facebook or email rrorg@seamonscc.co.uk

We have five Seamons CC entries so far but I hope to see some more 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
New "25" Team Club Record
22 May 2017
Congratulations to Ade Hughes, Alan Chorley and Chris Siepen on setting a new club team record at 25 miles of 02:36:25 in the Stone Wheelers event on the J5/8 course. Previous record was 02:39:46 set by Hughes/Siepen/Chorley in 2016.
Wednesday Night Club 10's - Rear Light
02 May 2017
A reminder that all riders must have a working rear light, front light recommended. No rear light - no ride.
Participants Wanted For Study Into Critical Power And W’
18 April 2017
As part of the study you’ll get measures of: VO2max, Threshold Power, Critical Power, W’, Recovery of W’, Body Composition, Hematocrit, and other measures. This type of physiological testing usually costs £200-£300.

You’ll need to come to the Human Research lab at Chester University on 3 occasions, to undergo cycle testing, at mutually convenient times.

I'm looking for cyclists and non-cyclists (healthy active), so please feel free to forward the invite to others.

More info here:      WPrimeFAQ.doc      WPrimeStudy_PIS.docx

If you are interested or have any questions, email: a.chorley@chester.ac.uk
New All Age Vets 25 Mile Record
10 April 2017
Congratulations to Alan Chorley on setting new club all age veteran record at 25 miles of 00:51:34 in the BDCA event on the A25/11 course. Previous record was 00:51:40 set by Alan himself in 2016.
Seamons CC 2017 Handbook Now Available
21 March 2017

The 2017 Club Handbook is now available.

Members who have elected to receive an electronic copy can download the PDF from here.

Those who have requested a paper copy will receive it shortly.
Updated Introduction To Road Racing Document Available
14 March 2017
For those new to or thinking of starting road racing an updated Introduction To Road Race document is available to download from the website docs section: Road Racing
Spring 2017 Squirrel
21 February 2017

The Spring 2017 edition of the Club's Squirrel magazine is now available to view online or download from here:

http://www.seamonscc.co.uk/Mag.html
VTTA National Age Records
11 February 2017

The Club Record 15 mile rides at the YCF 15 in July 2016 by Pauline Atkinson of 35:19 and Alan Chorley of 31:10 have now been confirmed as VTTA National Age Records.

Congratulations to Pauline & Alan.
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 29th January 2017
11 February 2017

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2016 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Cheshire Point Series - Ade Hughes 570 pts, John Spearman 426 pts, Chris Siepen 413 pts - 1409 total pts
1st Team Middle Distance Championships, Derek Hodgins Shield - Dan Mathers, Martin Wiggan, Pauline Atkinson
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Dan Mathers, Ade Hughes, Martin Wiggan
1st Team BAR Championships, ABC Centreville Shield - Ade Hughes, Pauline Atkinson, Jeanette Barber
2nd Team 12 Hour Championships - Ade Hughes, Pauline Atkinson, Jeanette Barber

Individual Awards:
Ade Hughes - 2nd Cheshire Points Series, 3rd Senior BAR, 3rd 12 Hour, 12 Hour Gold Medal
Pauline Atkinson - Middle Distance Ladies Champ, 12 Hour Lady Champ, 12 Hour Gold Medal, 2nd Ladies BAR, 9th & 1st Lady Senior BAR, 2nd Lady Cheshire Points Series
Jeanette Barber - 3rd Ladies BAR, 10th & 2nd Lady Senior BAR, 12 Hour Silver Medal, 3rd Lady Cheshire Points Series
Dan Mathers - 3rd Middle Distance
Martin Wigan - 4th Middle Distance
John Spearman - 11th Cheshire Points Series
Chris Siepen - 12th Cheshire Points Series
VTTA Manchester & NW - Awards for 2016
29 November 2016
Congratulations to Pauline Atkinson and Adrian Hughes on receiving the following awards for the 2016 timetrial season at the VTTA Manchester & NW Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Pauline Atkinson & Adrian Hughes - 3 Distance Waterson Team Shield (25, 50 & 100 miles)

Adrian Hughes - 25 Mile Championship Cup, best aggregate in the 2 VTTA NW 25 mile TTs.

Adrian Hughes - Short Distance Trophy, best in any 2 open 10s and 2 open 25s.

Adrian Hughes - FTA Trophy, best in 2 open 10s and 2 open 25s on local courses.

 
Cheshire Police - iceQR Stickers
14 November 2016
As mentioned at the AGM Cheshire Police are recommending In Case of Emergency ID helmet stickers that can be scanned by the emergency services.

The iceQR stickers can be obtained from www.cerql.co.uk/helmet-stickers, cost is £1.50 including delivery then 99p per year to keep registration active.
Seamons CC Sunday Club Rides
10 June 2015
To All Seamons CC Members,

This is to remind all members who participate in our Sunday rides that there are expectations placed on each one of us to ensure that the experience of group riding is as pleasant and friendly as it can be.

Recently, concerns have been expressed that some members, particularly when joining a group which usually moves at a lower average speed than they themselves may be used to, are imposing a higher average speed, to the detriment of the established group’s enjoyment. Indeed some members may have been deterred from further participation with their regular group! I am sure this is an unintended consequence, but never-the-less, something that must be avoided in the future.

The introductory sentence of the SCC Club runs ride description clearly states: - “Each one of our Sunday Rides is open to members and guests. Should you opt to change from your usual group for a ride, it is essential that you observe the guidelines for the group you have joined

Section F of the membership Application form, which we all sign up to, states: - “I have read and understand the Ride Descriptions and Guidelines on the club’s website”. So, if you have not done so, please refer to these documents in the “Downloads” section of this website and observe the guidance on future club rides, particularly with regard to speed and group riding etiquette such as no half-wheeling, waiting where necessary and looking out for one another.

Nigel Harrop, Seamons CC Chairman.
Discounts for Club Members 2015
23 March 2015
We are delighted that the number of suppliers offering discounts to Seamons CC members has increased. Currently you can obtain a discount, on production of your 2015 SCC Membership Card, at the following: -

* Altrincham Bike Shak,10 Oakfield Trading Estate, Altrincham, Cheshire. WA15 8EJ. Tel: 0161 929 9355. 10% off accessories.

* Grapevine Computers, 20 Greenwood Street, Altrincham. WA14 1RZ. Tel: 0161 941 6978. 10% off labour charges.

* Sport-Med Physiotherapy, Norbury Chambers, 2-6 Norbury Street, Stockport. SK1 3SH. Tel: 0161 474 7469. 10% off consultations & treatment.

* Velo Espresso, Moss Lane, Altrincham. WA14 1BA. Tel: 07827 012692. 20% off.

Seamons Cycling club is grateful to the Suppliers for their generous offers, but would like to make it clear that this does not imply that the Club endorses their products. Please ensure that you take your 2015 SCC Membership card with you, and clarify in advance that the offer applies to any goods or services you intend to purchase.
   
 
 
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