August Newsletter added 31/07/2017...
August Newsletter added 31/07/2017...
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’
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 Runs
The next club meeting will take place on Thursday 10th August 2017 at the Navigation Hotel, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm.Meeting
Our final stint of marshalling at the Ashton circuit is on TUESDAY this week, the 1st August. Help needed from about 6.00pm onwards. Many thanks to those you have been along to help out. We have had as usual a variety of different weather conditions but the assistance is most important to enable the race series to continue. By being involved we are entitled to use of the track for our own circuit race. This year’s was a bit of a failure due to a clash of dates but if we go ahead again next year we will have to ensure that BC gets its date fixing sorted out.
The summer lunch is next Sunday 6th August. It’s free to members so if you are quick you might still be able to get in. Mail us and we'll put you in touch with Bill Mail us
The next club event is the Stretford Wheelers 25 on Saturday 23rd September on course J2/9. Enter online or as per handbook. Our final event we have this year is the Club Hill Climb which will once again be the Cheshire Roads Club event on Sunday 8th October. The event is on Long Hill starting at 1100 and entry on the day. It would be good to get a strong turnout this year as occurred in the past but not recently.
So there’s still time to ride a few if you fancy having a go. A couple of evenings have been cancelled due to what seems to be never ending roadworks at Chelford and in the surrounding area. The events are on Wednesdays starting at 1900. Entry fee £5.00 when signing on at Siddington village hall and collecting a number.. Points scored in your best 6 events will count. You will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride .Dates as follows: August 2 9 16 23 30
1. George Coghlan 22.33
2. David Flux 22.34
3. Chris Aimson 25.30
4. Nick Haining 29.15
5. Barry Beardsell 30.31
1. George Coghlan 23.01
1. George Coghlan 23.11
2. David Flux 24.27
3. Chris Aimson 28.41
G Coghlan – 36 (from 6 events)
D Flux – 31 (6)
C Aimson – 25 (6)
N Haining – 15 (4)
A Pyatt – 14 (3)
J Haining – 7(2)
B Beardsell 2(12)
D Flux – 34 (6)
G Coghlan – 28 (6)
C Aimson – 27 (6)
N Haining 21 (4)
A Pyatt – 17 (3)
J Haining – 4 (1)
George Coghlan 57.50
George Coghlan 22.18
Chris Aimson 24.27
David Flux 27.11(went off course)
Club 50 Result (MDTTA 50) J4/16. George Coghlan 2.02.05 17 June
As we do not have anyone riding the MDTTA 100 the next nominated club event is the Stretford Wheelers 25 on Saturday 23rd September course J2/9.
Cycling returns to the Manchester Velodrome in November.
Friday 10th November has two sessions 2.00pm 7.00pm
Saturday 11th November 11.00am 6.30pm
Sunday 12th November 09.00am 3.00pm
Tickets are available from The World Cup webapge They are not cheap any more, cycling is now a popular and expensive sport but as usual there should be some good racing.
There is only one Revolution meeting at Manchester in the coming season. That is on 6th January 2018. Tickets on sale at cyclingrevolution.com
What a disaster, after the torrential rain last year Phil was forced to cancel this year’s event due to roadworks. The Chelford to Holmes Chapel road was closed due to resurfacing between Twemlow and the Terra Nova school, plus some more near Chelford church. Seven Sisters road was also being resurfaced and some water board work planned in Chelford village. After considering the alternatives of a different course or running a 10, Phil was left with no alternative but to cancel the event. He Emailed riders and rang marshals and fortunately only a couple of riders turned up.
This will take place on Sunday 6th August at the Royal Oak, High Lane. It’s free to members who book in advance. Bill Bolton is making the arrangements so if you would like to go please contact Bill on 01663 744474 or at email@example.com. We will be on the usual club run stating at the Rising Sun at 09.30 first, returning to the Royal Oak in time for lunch. Make sure you book in advance with Bill so he will have an idea of numbers attending.
Seven events down, another 9 to go.. The events are on Wednesdays starting at 1900. Entry fee £5.00 when signing on at Siddington village hall and collecting a number.. Points scored in your best 6 events will count. You will need a working rear light before being allowed to ride
.Dates as follows: July 5 12 19 26 August 2 9 16 23 30
Following on from the announcement that CTT and Knight Composites have struck up a multi year partnership, including the sponsorship of the annual Classic Series, we are pleased to pass on the discount code of 20% from all Knight Composite products via their website. Have a look at the Knight website www.knightcomposites.com some mega quick wheel sets available which are also currently being used by Pro Conti team Aqua Blue Sport, amongst their roster of riders is former CTT scholarship rider Adam Blythe. When you’ve selected your wheel set simply add CTT2017 to the discount code box in your basket and the 20% discount will then be deducted.
1.George Coghlan 56.47
2. Phil Robinson 58.12
3. Andy Pyatt 1.02.56
4. Chris Aimson 1.03.47
Fastest: G Coghlan. 1st Handicap: A Pyatt
Andy also won second handicap in the MDTTA open event, well done Andy.
1. George Coghlan 22.05
2. Chris Aimson 25.04
3. Andy Pyatt 25.20
1. George Coghlan 22.08
2. David Flux 22.56
3. Andy Pyatt 24.01
4. Chris Aimson 24.41
1. George Coghlan 22.35
2. David Flux 23.24
1. David Flux 22.24
2. George Coghlan 22.28
3. Nick Haining 28.24
4. Josh Haining 47.11
An interesting situation in event 4. David getting the better of George, looks like we have some serious competition coming. Also Josh Haining doing his first 10, his dad had better look out he will soon be under some serious pressure.
G Coghlan – 23 (from 4 events)
D Flux -16 (3)
A Pyatt – 8 (2)
C Aimson –8 (2)
N Haining – 4 (1)
J Haining – 3 (1)
D Flux – 17 (3)
G Coghlan – 16 (4)
A Pyatt – 12 (2)
C Aimson – 9 (2)
N Haining – 4 (1)
The Blazing Pedals Circuit Race at Ashton was on Saturday 8th April, promoted for us by Steve Harper and organised on the day by Chris Aimson. Entries were again this year disappointing, the ladies race cancelled once more and only 15 in the 3 / 4 event. Winner was Joseph Cadwallader, Kiss RT, 2nd Mathew Marshall, Team Aspire and 3rd Jack Brown, Holmfirth CC. Many thanks to all the club members who turned out on the day, a great response we had almost as many helpers as riders! .
As well as racing at the Tameside circuit, Rob Fitzhugh has been taking part in some MTB events recently riding in the Grand Vets(GV) class.
Midland Series xc Sherwood Park Rob Fitzhugh 25th place (GV) 19 Mar
Nutcracker Series Dalby Forest Rob Fitzhugh 11th place (GV) 26 Mar
Midland Series xc Handchurch Wood Rob Fitzhugh 19th place (GV) 9 Apl
Macclesfield Whlrs 25 J2/9 Phil Robinson 1.00.04 15 Apl
Tameside Circuit Race 2/3/4 Ashton Rob Fitzhugh 24th place (GV) 18 Apl
BC National xc series Reading Rob Fitzhugh 36th place (GV) 22 Apl
East Lancs RC 10 J2/1 Andy Pyatt 25.40 29 Apl
Tricycles Assn NE 25 V718 Peter Brocklehurst 30.51(T) 1 May
This month we are pleased to welcome Barry Beardsell to the club.
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.Mail us
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.Mail us
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Pete Williams has set up a Janus RC Whats App group for the club. If you would like to join please mail us.Mail us
Manchester Regional Track League Group 3 Chris Aimson 4th 1 Kilo Sc 3 Feb
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.
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.Mail us
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.
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.
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
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.
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!!.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Photos - “© Ken Norbury spinloose.co.uk
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 email@example.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
SUPPORT YOUR CLUBS DINNER
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stone Whlrs 25 J5/8 Phil Robinson 52.37 (new club record) 10 Sept
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
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.”
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.
Tyre Pressures Pete Williams has found an interesting article in Velonews online about tyre pressures used by the professionals when riding in Paris Roubaix.Roubaix Pressures
Fastest pts (events)
G.Coghlan 36 (6)
C.Aimson 28(6) P.Robinson 23(5)
Handicap pts (events)
The August 2016 edition