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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

Club Runs

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 13th April 2017 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.

April 2017

New Member

This month we are pleased to welcome Barry Beardsell to the club.

Club Circuit Race

The club open circuit race is this Saturday (8th April) at Richmond Street, Ashton under Lyne. Racing starts at 10.00 am. A minimum of four marshals/helpers will be needed on the day from 09.30. Chris Aimson on is in charge on the day (Mail the club and we'll put you in touch with Chris ) and help always welcome. Please turn up if you can.

Ashton Race Series

We are again involved in running the Tuesday night circuit races at Ashton under Lyne. Racing starts on 5th April and runs for 20 weeks. Our first date for marshalling is next week, 11th April. Help is needed from 6.00pm for signing on and gear checks so anyone who can get there early will be a big help. If you can help please contact Chris or me. Future dates are 9h May, 6th June, 4th July & 1st August.

Club Events

The first of the club events is the MDTTA 25 on Saturday 13th May on course J2/9 starting at 2.00pm, HQ Goostrey. Entry as per CTT handbook. Other dates are the MDTTA 50 (17 June), MDTTA 100 (2 July) & Stretford Wheelers 25 (23 September). Entry as per handbook or online.

Club Clothing

Following last year’s successful order for winter clothing we will hopefully be able to place a further order soon. If you have a requirement for any items of club clothing please Email Steve Harper at saaber@hotmail.co.uk who will be preparing a list in anticipation of an order. He also has a small stock of existing clothing in club colours. Contact Steve to check what we have.

MDTTA 10

The Manchester and District Time Trials Association 10 organised by Harry Fletcher and a Tricycle Association 10 organised by me took place on 25th March. The day went well with 131 riders entered in total and some good weather. Many thanks to the club members and friends who marshalled and staffed the HQ for what was a long and busy day. We depend on this support to enable these events to take place.

Fred Gratton 25

Our open 25 this year is on Saturday 11th June. The event is organised by Phil Robinson and help is needed to marshal & run the HQ. Contact Phil by mailing the club and we'll put you in touch.

Evening 10’s

The evening 10’s organised by the Westmead Team 88 start on Wednesday 3th May and we will be using them for our club 10 series. For our 10 series you can ride any or all of these events, best 6 to count for our championship. All events start at 7.00pm, entry when collecting a number and are on J2/1. Entry fee (£5.00) and you will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride. The Headquarters and signing on this year are at Siddington Village Hall from 6.00pm, allow 20 minutes to reach the start.

Club Events

J2/1 @ 19.00 (Club Event)
Wed, 3rd May, Wed, 10th May, Wed, 17th May, Wed, 24th May, Wed, 31st May, Wed, 7th June.

Mon, 12th June, 2017 club Cat and Fiddle 19:00

J2/1 @ 19.00 (Club Event)
Wed, 21st June, 2017 club J2/1 19:00

Wed, 28th June, 2017 Club 25 JC/24 19:00

J2/1 @ 19.00 (Club Event)
Wed, 5th July, Wed, 12th July, Wed, 19th July, Wed, 26th July, Wed, 2nd August, Wed, 9th August,Wed, 16th August, Wed, 23rd August, Wed, 30th August.

March 2017

Banana Cake & Banana Skins

Cake

This cake is really easy to make, keeps well and is great to wrap up and take with you on the bike for some riding fuel. So says the BC webpage, but also make sure you don't slip up (sorry) by not knowing the new laps out rule...


Rules update: Laps out

Following changes last year to the regulations for taking laps out in circuit races, regulation 20.3.3 has now been replaced with: 20.3.3 Laps out are not permitted in circuit races. The change has been ratified by the Technical Commission and approved by the British Cycling Board and applies with immediate effect. Please inform your club members. Download rules and regulations for all the main disciplines of cycling.


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 9th March 2017 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.

MDTTA

The MDTTA early season 10’s start on Saturday 11th then 18th 25th March. This last one is organised by Harry and also includes a Tricycle Association 10. It’s on course J2/3 and Goostrey is the race headquarters. We will be providing marshals and helpers in the HQ on that day. If you are available on the day please contact Harry on 0161 338 5342 and help run the event to the high standard we and others have come to expect.

CLUB CIRCUIT RACE

Our circuit race is on Saturday 8th April on the Tameside circuit at Richmond Street, Ashton under Lyne. . Racing starts at 10.00 am with a 3 /4 category event for 50 minutes plus 5 laps followed by a Ladies only event over the same distance at 11.30 am. Help needed on the day with marshals & catering. Please contact us and we'll put you in touch wiht Chris Aimson who will be in charge on the day.
We will be also marshalling again at the Tuesday night circuit series, our first allocated date is Tuesday 11th April followed by 9th May / 6th June / 4th July & 1st August. If you can help at any of these please let me know.

WHATS APP

Pete Williams has set up a Janus RC Whats App group for the club. If you would like to join please mail us.

RESULTS


Manchester Regional Track League Group 3 Chris Aimson 4th 1 Kilo Sc 3 Feb

 

UP COMING EVENTS

Please check with the individual organiser or club before travelling


  • Sat 18 March MDTTA 10 J2/3 1400
  • Sun 19 March Crewe Clarion 17 2 up J8/2R 0800
  • Sat 25 March MDTTA 10 J2/3 1400
  • Sat 1 April Withington Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400
  • Tues 4 April Tameside Circuit Races – event 1830
  • Sat 8 April VTTA (Mcr & NW) 10 J21 1400
  • Sat 8 April Janus RC circuit race Tameside circuit 1000
  • Sun 9 April Glossop Kinder Velo 25.6 mountain TT J8/4 0900
  • Fri 14 April Buxton CC 33 mountain TT J8/3 1100
  • Sat 15 April Macclesfield Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400
  • Sat 29 April East Lancs RC 10 J2/1 1400

February 2017

Annual Dinner

In spite of all the concerns about our Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation due to low numbers it again took place on Saturday. It was attended by over 40 people, similar to last year and as far as I am aware all those present had a very enjoyable evening. The meal was up to the high standard we have come to expect in the pleasant surroundings of the Alma Lodge. Most of the prize winners were there including Robin Brennan, winner of the Vets standard in our open 25, who commented that he was really pleasantly surprised with our set up and pleased to be with us. Many thanks again to Bill once more for the organisation to Harry for running the proceedings, and the Brocklehurst family for doing the raffle.

Subscriptions

Another reminder for those who have not yet paid their subs for 2017. Senior £12.00, (under 18 - £5.00), Social - £5.00. To save on having to remember paying every year you can set up a Standing Order to make the payment. Bank details are avaiailable in your newslatter or you can mail the club for details on how to pay. Please put your name in the ‘reference’ section so Chris knows who the payment is from. It would also be a good idea to send him an E mail just to say that you are going to pay this way. He is still accepting cash or cheques if you don’t want to use a Standing Order. Please mail the club if you need any contatc details and we'll put you in touch.

 

Ashton Circuit Races

Tuesday night racing will again be on the cycling circuit at Ashton under Lyne. The series runs for 20 weeks from 4th April until August and once more we will be marshalling at several of these. Our first date for marshalling is week two, Tuesday 11th April. The other dates will be confirmed soon. Help needed and always welcome.

 

Events

Harry is promoting the third of the MDTTA early season 10s on Saturday 25th March (Easter Saturday). This also incorporate a Tricycle 10, racing starts 2.00pm with Goostrey Village Hall the HQ. Steve Harper is again promoting two circuit races for us on Saturday 8th April at the Tameside circuit at Ashton under Lyne. The events are a 3rd & 4th category race starting at 10.00am and a women only race starting at 11.30. Our open 25, The Fred Gratton event is on Saturday 10th June, organised by Phil Robinson. First rider off at 1400 and on J2/9 course. All three events require marshal and assistance. If you can help please let Harry, Steve or Phil know asap.

 

Results February

Chris Aimson has got his 2017 track season off to a good start with a second place. Manchester Regional Track League Group 3 C Aimson 2nd 1kilo scratch 20 Jan

 

Club Events

The following dates are expected to be the club events for this year subject to confirmation and the evening 10 series is again to be run in the Westmead events. Club 25 MDTTA event Saturday 13th May Club 50 MDTTA event Saturday 17th June Club 100 MDTTA event Sunday 2rd July Club 25 to be advised.

 

Prize Winners 2016

Club Hill Climb (Ken Foster Rosebowl) Fastest Ben Hart 15.10

Short Distance Championship 10, 25 & 50 miles Phil Robinson 26.688 mph

Club Member of Year (The Bill & Kath Clayton Trophy) Steve Harper

Best Performance (The Harry & Jean Fletcher Trophy) Phil Robinson

Most Improved Rider (The Bill Howarth Trophy) David Flux

10 mile points series (Harold Samuels Trophy)Fastest George Coghlan

(Handicap Shield) 1st Handicap David Flux

Fastest 10 of year Phil Robinson 20.18

Fastest 25 of year (Hyde Roads 25 Trophy) (new club record) Phil Robinson 52.37 Fastest 50 of year (William Howe Trophy) (“J” courses only) Phil Robinson 1.58.53

Fastest Vet on Standard over 10 miles (“J” courses only) Phil Robinson + 4.00

Club 25 (Event 1)Fastest Phil Robinson 58.12 1st

Handicap Chris Aimson 1.03.02

Club 25 (Event 2)

Fastest Phil Robinson 58.53

Club 50 Fastest Phil Robinson 1.58.53

Club 100 Fastest not awarded

The Fred Gratton Trophy for the winner of our open 25 was Joe Evans Newcastle Racing Club in a time of 52.36. Robin Brennan Preston CC took the Mike Collins trophy for Fastest Veteran on standard.

Not Awarded in 2016 were

TT Champion (Squires Trophy) , Handicap Champion (Stan Brooks Trophy) , Vets Champion (Hyde Roads Vets Cup) , Road Race Champion, Track Championship

 

 

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 impsport.com . 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.

 

 

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)

August 2016

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