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Club History

The Janus was formed in 1953. Following repeated attempts by the founder members whilst in another club to have ladies accepted into that club, and in spite of the passing of a resolution to allow this, opposition was such that the proposal was reversed. The 9 founder members of the Janus eventually felt that their only way forward was to resign en masse and start a club of their own.

Janus is a Roman god and Apollo was thought to be a Greek god. However it appears that Apollo was both! Quote: ’Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek andRoman religion and Greek and Roman mythology

January 2017

Manchester District CTT Newsletter January 2017

Added 17-01-2017 (Read)

Club Run

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am Depending on the time of year, the runs cover between 30 and 60 miles usually with a short lunch stop and returning normally by mid afternoon. When a race is taking place within a reasonable distance the club run will generally head out to that race.

*4th December will be to the Royal Oak, High Lane for the Christmas lunch*

Club Meeting

The next club meeting will take place on Thursday 12th January 2017 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.

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Annual Dinner Dance & Prize Presentation

Saturday 28th January 2017 at the Alma Lodge, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport

The club dinner will be at the Alma Lodge and will be priced at £23.00 (£11.50 for under12s). The main meal will be Lamb but alternatives of Chicken or Vegetarian are available provided they are ordered beforehand. Tickets are available from Bill Bolton on 01663 744474 or from 38 Longlands Rd, New Mills, SK22 3BY. Please pay in advance if possible. (cheques should be made payable to ‘Janus Road Club’) As in previous years, the raffle is an important part of the evening and prizes are welcome. Meet 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Over the last few years we have been struggling to get sufficient numbers attending to justify retaining the dinner. Should this continue it is very probable that this year could be the last time we have a Dinner and Prize Presentation in this format. After 61 years of club dinners it would be a great shame if it all comes to an end. Please make a special effort to attend and support your club – contact Bill and order your tickets NOW!!.

Subscriptions. 2017

subs due now Senior Racing Member £12.00, (under 18) - £5.00, School member - £4.00, Social member - £5.00. They can be paid to the treasurer :- Christian Aimson 22 Clough Meadow, Woodley, SK6 1JZ or at the next club meeting.

Velodrome

The Manchester Regional Track League

starts racing again for the new year on Tuesday 10th January for the Premier Division and the First Division on Friday13th January. For the first time for a couple of years we will have someone riding as Chris Aimson has entered for the Friday nights. Good luck Chris, I hope you have been training!

Christmas lunch

The Christmas lunch was attended by 12 members and friends and proved once again to be very enjoyable at the Royal Oak, High Lane. Thanks Bill, another excellent venue.

Circuit Race 2017

‘Blazing Saddles’

Steve Harper is again promoting for us the ‘Blazing Saddles’ circuit race on the Ashton under Lyne circuit. It will take place on Saturday 8th April and will be a 3rd and 4th category event starting at 10.00 followed by a Ladies event at 11.30. Last year was disappointing as we had to cancel the Ladies race due to lack of entries. Hopefully this time we will do a little better as Steve has chosen a different date. As always, help needed on the day, please contact Steve on 07564 606848. We have again agreed to support the race series at Ashton which will consist of 20 weekly events. Dates not finalised yet but they will be on Tuesday evenings.

Early season events

Sat 4 March Nova 2 up

Sat 11 March MDTTA 10/Medium Gear

Sat 18 March MDTTA 10

Sat 25 March MDTTA 10 / Tricycle Association (NW) 10


Riders in the MDTTA Christmas 10. Pete Daniel/Peter Brocklehurst, Harry Fletcher Photos - “© Ken Norbury spinloose.co.uk


December 2016

Club Dinner 2017

Annual dinner and prize presentation takes place at the Alma lodge Stockport on Saturday 28th January 2017 and tickest are priced at £23.00 (£11.50 for under12s) .

Tickets are available from Bill Bolton or mailing the club

janroadclub@btinternet.com

The main meal will be Lamb but alternatives of Chicken or Vegetarian are

available provided they are ordered beforehand. As in previous years, the raffle is an important part of the evening and prizes are

welcome.

SUPPORT YOUR CLUBS DINNER

Club Run

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am Depending on the time of year, the runs cover between 30 and 60 miles usually with a short lunch stop and returning normally by mid afternoon. When a race is taking place within a reasonable distance the club run will generally head out to that race.

*4th December will be to the Royal Oak, High Lane for the Christmas lunch*

Club Meeting

The next club meeting will take place on Thursday 8th December 2016 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.

Subscriptions

Annual subscriptions are now due and can be paid to the treasurer Christian Aimson, 22 Clough

Meadow, Woodley, SK6 1JZ or at the next club meeting. Those joining after 30 th September are covered

for the following year. Senior Racing Member –£12.00, Junior Racing Member (under 18) - £5.00, School

member - £4.00, Social member - £5.00.

Annual general meeting

The following we appointed as the committee for the coming year:-

Chairman - Harry Fletcher

Hon Gen Sec - Peter Brocklehurst

Hon Treasurer - Christian Aimson

Hon TT Sec - Harry Fletcher

Hon RR/Track Sec- Steve Harper

Hon Social Sec- Bill Bolton

Member of Committee- R Pierce, C Pierce

Auditors Phil Robinson & Eileen Haughty

Welfare Officer – P Brocklehurst

Delegates: CTT - H Fletcher & P Robinson BC - S Harper

MDTTA- H Fletcher & P Robinson

Not much change there!

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Clothing

Following the recent order for club winter jackets which have been well received, it is now possible to order individual items if you wish direct from the Impsport web site.

This is at http://www.impsport.com/custom/your-club-shop/ . You will need the club password which I do not want to put on here but you can get it from Phil Robinson, Steve Harper or me. Single items will be charged at full rate but if there is sufficient interest we can place a bulk order to obtain a discount. Contact Steve first if you want anything.

Velodrome

The National Track Championships take place at the Velodrome between Friday 27th January and Sunday 29th January.

Track league racing starts again on Tuesday nights on 10th January & Friday nights on the 13th.

Cycle Jumble

Once again the cycle jumble will be on at the Velodrome. It takes place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 between 0900 am and 3.00 pm.

November 2016

Revolution Manchester

November 25-26

Club Run

Meet most Sundays at the Rising Sun, Hazel Grove at 09.30am Depending on the time of year, the runs cover between 30 and 60 miles usually with a short lunch stop and returning normally by mid afternoon. When a race is taking place within a reasonable distance the club run will generally head out to that race.

Club Meeting

The next club meeting will take place on Thursday 8th September 2016 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.

Club Clothing

Chris has done quite a lot of work on a possible re-design of club clothing. If you are on E mails you may have received details from him with some proposed designs. Please give him your comments so that we can discuss this further at the next meeting. I have already made use of his club logo as the header on this newssheet! New Member (sort of!!) Welcome to the Janus for David Flux. David joined us in August last year but I have only recently received his membership form. He rode several evening 10’s as a guest last year and will hopefully have a good season in 2016.

Club History

The Janus was formed in 1953. Following repeated attempts by the founder members whilst in another club to have ladies accepted into that club, and in spite of the passing of a resolution to allow this, opposition was such that the proposal was reversed. The 9 founder members of the Janus eventually felt that their only way forward was to resign en masse and start a club of their own.

Janus is a Roman god and Apollo was thought to be a Greek god. However it appears that Apollo was both! Quote: ’Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek andRoman religion and Greek and Roman mythology

October 2016

Brian Gourley

Sadly once again we have lost another long standing member of the club. Brian Gourley died on 24th August aged 86. Brian joined the Janus in 1960 and was racing regularly until the 1990’s. He was club time trial champion four times (1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975), handicap champion five times and veterans champion on no less than thirteen occasions between 1972 and 1990. For a number of years he served as Time Trial Secretary organising the club event race programme. The club was represented at his funeral by seven members and ex-members who knew him well during time with us.

 

Results... and a

Stone Whlrs 25 J5/8 Phil Robinson 52.37 (new club record) 10 Sept

 

New Club Record

new club record Continuing his end of season form, Phil Robinson set a new club 25 mile record with a time of 52.37. Phil was riding in the Stone Wheelers 25 on 10th September on the J5/8 course. The record he broke had stood for 8 years. Congratulations Phil another great ride

A Wet Ride

I recently received some old copies of the Tricycle Association Gazette from Eric Farrar which contain some fascinating items. One I particularly like is from Spring 1960 and is a letter from the late great Dave Duffield ( he of Eurosport fame who was a tricyclist and held the End to End trike record).

Returning from a cycling club dinner Dave says:- ‘taking a short cut through the lanes we ran into no less than 11 floods – places where the water was up to the bottom bracket or over!. Eventually we rode through a 200 yard stretch, which deepened to cover the wheel spindles and half way up the wheel. At this point we reached a bridge, on which was a Dormobile, so we took the opportunity to warn him he wouldn’t get through, to which he replied that he was marooned – and it was worse on the other side! Well, we had to go on, so I rode into the brown lake and used the hedge tops as guidance… the water rose – over the spindles and axle, over the front lights, over the tops of the wheels, over the headset and dropped part of the ‘bars until I was ambling along with only the top tube, saddle and ‘bar tops above the water! Mick was forced to wade it, and promptly got soaked to the waist! Luckily it was only 15 miles home, so we hammered on to keep warm. So far no bad effects! Quite interesting to find ones front lamp reflector full of water and realise that my bidon of water was some 18 inches under water.”

 

September 2016

Stan Jones

It is with sadness that I have to record that Stan Jones died on 2nd August at the age of 90. Stan was a member of the Warrington Road Club and also a social member of the Janus for a great many years. Stan, ‘Crasher’ as he was often called for obvious reasons, became well known for a number of years for his provision and use of CB radios providing a results link between the timekeeper and race headquarters for a great many local timetrials. The use of mobile phones brought this to an end but sometimes with the poor reception in some of the village halls Stan’s system would at times be superior.

Roubaix Pressures

Tyre Pressures Pete Williams has found an interesting article in Velonews online about tyre pressures used by the professionals when riding in Paris Roubaix. Read

10 Series Results

Event 11 3 August J2/1

1.

George Coghlan

Actual Time 22.04

Handicap 2.33

Net Time 19.31

Fastest 1st 6pts

Handicap 1st 6pts

2.

Phil Robinson

22.58

3.12

19.46

5

5

Event 12 10 Aug J2/1

1.

George Coghlan

22.03

2.33

19.30

6

6

Event 13 17 Aug J2/1

1

George Coglan

21.48

2.33

19.31

6

5

2

Davis Flux

23.07

5.19

17.48

5

6

3

Phil Robinson

22.43

3.12

19.31

4

4

Event 14 24 Aug J2/1

1

George Coglan

21.54

2.33

19.21

6

4

2

Davis Flux

23.07

5.19

17.48

5

6

3

Chris Aimson

24.56

6.47

18.09

4

5

Overall after 14 events

Fastest pts (events)

G.Coghlan 36 (6)

D.Flux 32(6)

C.Aimson 28(6) P.Robinson 23(5)

A.Short 8(2)

P.Brocklehurst 8(2)

N.Haining 3(1)

Handicap pts (events)

D.Flux 36(6)

C.Aimson 33(6)

G.Coghlan 31(6)

P.Robinson 21(5)

A.Short 11(2)

P.Brocklehurst 11(2)

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