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Xmas Lunch / Fancy Dress - Sunday 16th December
16 November 2018
Following the closure of the Old Market Tavern, we decided to return to tradition and hold our own hotpot meal at the club room.

You are all invited on the 16th December to celebrate our annual Cristmas lunch/fancy dress party (Vicars & Tarts) at 1pm. You will be welcomed with a glass of mulled wine, tea, coffee or juice. Hotpot, chicken and vegetable curry served with rice cooked by Garden & Grain followed by mince pies and chocolates. The cost will be £6 per member and £3 per child

Please let me know ASAP cut off date next Thursday 13th December. Please note promise to come is a promise to pay.

The club room is situated in St Georges schoolroom, behind St Georges church, Church Street, Altrincham. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Big thank you to Garden & Grain for helping us out in such a short notice.

Maria Rothwell - Social Secretary
Club Trophies Return & Club Racing Standard Claims for 2018
30 November 2018
It's that time of year. I must have all trophies returned to me by Friday 14th December at the latest. Also anybody who is claiming club time trial standards needs to let me know distance, time, event and date ASAP.

Within the club there are bronze, silver and gold standards for time trialling. The times are laid out in the club handbook. If you have reached one of those standards this year for the first time, please let me know and you'll get a certificate and optionally a medal in recognition.

The club racing standards are as below:

250 miles
450 miles
235 miles
420 miles
215 miles
380 miles
215 miles
380 miles
200 miles
355 miles
185 miles
320 miles

Many thanks Paul Barber
VTTA Manchester & NW - Awards for 2018
27 November 2018
Congratulations to Adrian Hughes on receiving the following awards for the 2018 timetrial season at the VTTA Manchester & NW Lunch & Prize Presentation.

25 Mile Championship
50 Mile Championship - ES Ward Memorial Trophy

BAR Local Course Champion - Stan Livingston Trophy
3 Distance Local Course Champion - 3 Distance Shield
Short Distance Local Course Champion - FTA Trophy

Club Kit Online Store Open Sun 18th November Until Sun 25th November
19 November 2018
Team store open, will close midnight 25 Nov, delivery before Xmas.

This is probably the last order at present prices as I need to renegotiate our contract in January. I will try my best to keep prices the same but no guarantees (we were given very substantial discounts on RRP for our initial 3 year contract). All details for ordering are on the “kit” tab on the Seamons webpage.

Hoodies / Polo Shirts
16 November 2018
IMPORTANT INFO TO EVERYONE WHO ORDERED. Please read. The polo shirts have finally arrived and all items (polo shirts and hoodies) are now at my house - please arrange to collect asap.

I am very disappointed in the service provided by this supplier and the quality of these garments (the colours on the squirrel logo are not correct) and I will not be dealing with them again. I have negotiated long and hard with the supplier and have eventually been given a partial refund on the cost which works out at £6.85 per item. I will give this back when you collect your items and for those of you who have already collected yours, pop round anytime and I will have your refund to give you. If you haven’t collected your refund by Christmas can I donate the money to a charity?

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2018
03 October 2018
By tradition, the meeting takes place on the second Friday in November which this year is the 9th November. The meeting will start at 8pm at St George’s Church Hall, Altrincham.

The meeting will include reports from all the club’s officers and the audited statement of accounts, will elect club officials and will handle any other business required. I would also like to remind everyone that all club roles (apart from Vice-President) are up for election. Nominations for the President are required to be submitted in writing before the AGM. Nigel Harrop is standing down as Chairman after doing an excellent job over the last few years and this position needs to be filled. Many of the current committee members are prepared to stand again for election again although there are a few vacant roles including the Touring Sec and Club Development Officer. If anyone wants to take on any of the roles, I would encourage members to put their name forward.

The agenda for the meeting will include additional items proposed by members. If you have any items or issues that you want to raise during the AGM, then I would invite you to please write to me with details so these can be included in the Agenda for the night. Items for inclusion into the AGM need to be submitted on or before the 12th October (28 days before the meeting). Each item will need a proposer, someone to second the motion and a title and details. Be aware that you will be asked to introduce your motion at the AGM. An example agenda item would look something like the following:

Agenda Item Title

Proposed:    J Smith             Seconded: W Jones
Proposal:     “Proposition that …”
Reason:       To improve ….

I look forward to seeing people on the night.

General Secretary Seamons CC
Success for Seamons Riders at The TLI National TT Championships
29 September 2018
Congratulations to Nigel Modlinsky & Barry Armstrong for being placed 1st & 3rd in the recent TLI National Timetrial Championships.

Sunday the 16 September was the date of the TLI National Championship Time Trial, a sporting event of 25 miles and 670 metres climbing based on the Horseshoe pass in North Wales. It was also the 8th and final round of the successful Lapierre Road Series, which on all previous rounds had been blessed with perfect weather, but on this occasion suffered wind driven rain. Nonetheless, most of the 120 entrants set off enthusiastically on this testing course commencing with a timed 2 mile hill climb (event within the event) from near the Britannia, over the top, down towards Corwen and return to the finish at the Ponderosa cafe at the top of Horseshoe, which also formed the HQ for the event.

TLI Category B honours, and a National Champion’s jersey, went to Seamon’s Nigel Modlinsky with a time of 1:10:49. This concluded an outstanding year for Nigel, with some fine racing leaving him 1st Cat B and 2nd overall in the Lapierre series.

The other Seamons rider in the National TT was Barry Armstrong, who finished 3rd Cat F, with a time of 1:19:45 (and 4th Cat F in the Lapierre series).

RR Sec


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

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

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

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

Previous record was +17:29 by Alan Chorley set in 2017 on the same course.
Seamons CC 2018 Handbook Now Available
04 April 2018

The 2018 Club Handbook is now available.

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

Those who have requested a paper copy will receive it shortly.
SCC Group Descriptions and Organised Ride Guidance. April 2018 Update
28 March 2018
Dear Members,

Welcome to another year of riding with Seamons CC.

Updated descriptions of the groups available for you to ride with, and the guidance for your participation are now available in the docs section: Organised Ride Descriptions  &   Organised Ride Guidance

Whether or not you are a new or continuing club member, please read these carefully and, as the weather begins to improve, enjoy the experience of riding safely with SCC.

Best wishes,

Nigel Harrop SCC Chairman
M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation - Awards 28th January 2018
23 February 2018

Multiple awards to Seamons riders for the 2017 timetrial season at the M&DTTA Lunch & Prize Presentation.

Team Awards:
1st Team Cheshire Point Series - Ade Hughes 564 pts, John Spearman 448 pts, Alan Chorley 357 pts - 1369 total pts
1st Team 25 Mile Championships, Tom White Trophy - Alan Chorley, Ade Hughes, Dan Mathers
1st Team 100 Mile Championships, South Lancs Shield - Ade Hughes, Alan Chorley, Ronan O'Cualain
1st Team 12 Hour Championships, LH Brooks Cup - Ade Hughes, Martin Wiggan, Dan Mathers - 771.45 miles

Individual Awards:
Ade Hughes - 1st Middle Distance Vet on Std, 2nd Cheshire Points Series, 2nd Senior BAR, 2nd Middle Distance Championship, 2nd 12 hour Championship & Gold Medal, 3rd 50 mile Championship, 3rd 100 mile Championship
Martin Wigan - 3rd 12 hour Championships and Gold Medal
Dan Mathers - 4th 12 hour Championships and Gold Medal
John Spearman - 5th Cheshire Points Series
Alan Chorley - 12th Cheshire Points Series
January 2018 Squirrel
05 February 2018

The January 2018 edition of the Club's Squirrel magazine is now available to view online or download from here:
Cheshire Police - Helmet Cam Reporting Website
31 May 2017
We have been informed that Cheshire Police now have a website to submit dashcam / helmetcam footage:

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

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

Road Policing Unit

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

The iceQR stickers can be obtained from, cost is £1.50 including delivery then 99p per year to keep registration active.
Discounts for Club Members 2015
23 March 2015
We are delighted that the number of suppliers offering discounts to Seamons CC members has increased. Currently you can obtain a discount, on production of your 2015 SCC Membership Card, at the following: -

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

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

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

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