Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner – 21st December

06 Dec
December 6, 2014

Graham Sedgewick has been and booked the Christmas Dinner for us again at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope for Sunday 21st December.
Usual meet at the ‘teacake’ 11 for 11:15am unles you’re “training” and then you can meet at 9 and we’ll see you there.
We’ll probably call in at the Little John in Hathersage for a swift half before lunch at 1pm.
Just in case you were wondering Fancy Dress is compulsory.
Price of the meal will be roughly the same as last year which I think was about £16 / £17.

Obituary : Malcolm Cross

05 Nov
November 5, 2014

Neil Cross has been in touch today to inform us that his father and long-time Rutland member Malcolm Cross passed away yesterday (4th Nov). Many people especially the older members will know that he had a stroke 7 years ago, but had been living independently since. His health deteriorated recently and he had to stop doing his 15 mile hikes in the peaks last summer. He did take his bike out a few times after his stroke (one-handed and partly one-legged) which only stopped when he failed to mend his puncture and was probably a good idea all round.
Known as Koj to a lot of people Malc was part of the old Thursday night gang along with John Barnsley, Malc Pearce, Malc Elliott, Johnny Bargh, the Pickering brothers and Malc Chattle.

Malcolms’ funeral will be on Monday 17th November at St Timothy’s Church on Slinn Street, Crookes at 2.15 followed by the burial at Crookes Cemetery about 3ish, and then up to the Norfolk Arms at Ringinglow from 4.30pm onwards. Any flowers to John Heath and Son.

To get to the the church follow the Crookes road from Broomhill up the hill to Crookes, past the shops, then turn sharp right onto Western Road, and then first left onto Slinn Street and St Timothy’s is on your left.

St Timothy’s Church,138, Slinn Street, Crookes,S10 1NZ

Obituary : Barry Crowther

05 Nov
November 5, 2014

It was reported that one our ex-members Barry Crowther passed away on Sunday 2nd November, it is understood that Barry had suffered a heart attack whilst out on his bike near Baslow. Barry was a member member of the Club during the late 90’s and did some fast times on his tandem with Dave Clarkson.
Our thoughts are with his wife Janet and their daughter Joanne.
The funeral will be on Friday 14th November, 3:30pm at Hutcliffe Wood and then afterwards at the White Hart in Greenhill.

Annual Club Dinner

29 Oct
October 29, 2014

Saturday 15th November Club
Abbeydale Sports Club
This year will again be a 3 course sit down dinner followed by much the same as the past few years, a BRIEF giving of prizes, a raffle and quick resume of the year’s activities from Brendon.

The meal will be served at 7:30 this year and we hope all the prizes will be handed out by 9:30 so there will be plenty of time for drinking and socialising at the bar.

Tickets will be £17.50, the menu will be Roasted Pepper Soup, Pan Seared Chicken, Classic Apple Pie for dessert followed by coffee and mints.
There is also a vegetarian option of Vegetable Wellington.

Smart dress please, no jeans and trainers.
We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Contact either Simon, Brendon or Danny to let us know how many tickets you’d like. We would like payment for tickets before the dinner so that we’re not collecting money on the night. You can pay by cash or cheque, or PayPal via the button below.

Speed with Pete Goodfellow (and Guy Martin)

28 Oct
October 28, 2014

For anyone who didn’t see Speed with Guy Martin on Sunday, it’s well worth a watch.

Star of the show is undoubtedly Rutland’s own Pete Goodfellow who was the previous British record holder of the record that Guy Martin is trying to break, the tandem 24 hour record.

Mam Nick 2014 Results

11 Oct
October 11, 2014

Thanks to everyone for coming!  Results and report are here:

Bike for sale.

26 Sep
September 26, 2014

Pinarello Opera Pegaso 55cm.
Carbon fork and seat stays,
Seat Post.
Carbon/Ti saddle.
Campagnolo 10 speed compact group set.
Campagnolo Record/ Chorus/Mirage.
ITM Millinium Bars & Stem 12cm.
Mavic Rims, Campagnolo hubs 36/36
Campagnolo Mirage 13-26 cassette.
Continental Super Sport Kevlar tyres.
Crud 2 mudgaurds.
Double bottle cages.
Peter Mc Nally, Braithwell, 01709 817078.

Rutland Legend…George Steers

11 Jul
July 11, 2014

Click the title above for an interesting article about Rutland legend George Steers on the VTTA North Midlands website.

Amazing on bike footage from the Tour De Suisse…

20 Jun
June 20, 2014

Tumby’s Road Race

11 Jun
June 11, 2014

First and foremost the date has changed from Sunday 10th August to Sunday 3rd August.
Steve has kindly agreed to move our event forward a week so as not to clash with the newly organised Pontefract Grand Prix on the afternoon of the 10th.
With the recent trouble we’ve been having with road race courses in Nottinghamshire Steve is hoping to run Tumby’s Road Race on a larger circuit at Braithwell that is also used for the Out of the Saddle Road Race later in the year.
With the bigger circuit also comes the need for more marshals so I’m asking now rather than a week before the event, if YOU can help Steve out and not leave it to him to rally round his family and friends at the last minute.
This is the second of four events that the Club is promoting this year so please try and do your bit and keep this and other events going for the future of our sport.
It’s a 10 o’clock start and the event is 68 mile so it should be all over by about 1pm.
Steve can be contacted by email, pigeon post or the good old dog and bone, his details have been circulated via email but contact us through this website and we’ll forward your details.