Janus Road Club 2017

December 2017

Jim Grant

Sadly we have one again lost a valuable member of the club. Jim Grant died on 11th November aged 87. Jim joined the Janus when he re-started cycling after a lay off. He was always available to help out and marshal until recently and was made a life member as away of thanking him for his support. Several club members joined the large congregation at his funeral. Our condolences to Gladys and the family.

Christmas Lunch

This time will be at the Vernon Arms, Poynton on Sunday 17th December at 1.00 pm. The lunch will be free to club members. Still time to go if you tell Bill Bolton, his contatct is avaliable in the printed news letter. Bill needs to know your requirements for starters and the main meal (menu attached) so please let him know if you haven’t done yet.



The club dinner will be at the Alma Lodge and will be priced at £20.00 (£10.00 for under12s) Tickets are available from Bill Bolton (details in printed newsletter)

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


Annual subscriptions are now due and can be paid to the treasurer Christian Aimson, or at the next club meeting. Those joining after 30th 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. You may pay by cash, cheque, standing order or direct debit. Bank details are avaiable in the printed news letter. Please put what you are paying for (Subs, clothing etc) in the ‘reference’ section so Chris knows what it is for. It would also be a good idea to send him an E mail just to say that you are going to pay this way.

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- Christian Aimson Hon Social Sec- Bill Bolton Member of Committee- Rob Pierce, Andy Short Auditors - Colin Pierce, John King Welfare Officer – P Brocklehurst Delegates: CTT - H Fletcher & P Robinson BC - C Aimson

Cine Film

It was mentioned at the AGM that a cine film used to exist of a Janus road race round the Chelford area. If you have a copy or know where one might be please let me know. I understand that cine film can be transferred onto modern media. correction With the photo I showed last month (left) I said it had no connection with the club. How wrong I was. Pete Clayton got in touch to say it has his dad, Bill leading and Les Cooke in 9th place in their days in the Hyde Roads Club. I understand that racing started at Belle Vue for a short while before moving to Heaton Park.

Here is a picture of them on 9th October 1949 riding on the East Lancs road. Note only a single gear! Around that time Bill and Les broke the Northern Road Records Association 50 mile record with a fabulous time of 1 hr 46 mins 55secs. These NNRA rides are usually a straight out 50 and this one started on the top of Bowes moor down to Greta Bridge then to Scotch Corner and then on to finish on the A1. Thanks again to Pete Clayton for the details.

November 2017


The Annual General Meeting will take place on THURSDAY 9th NOVEBER 2017 at the NAVIGATION HOTEL, Hyde Road, Woodley starting at 8.00pm. Items normally discussed at the monthly meeting can be dealt with after the AGM. Please make every effort to attend and be on time as we have a lot to cover.

Christmas Lunch

This will be at the Vernon Arms, Poynton on Sunday 17th December at 1.00 pm. The lunch will be free to club members. If you wish to go please advise Bill Bolton or E mail the club..

Christmas 10

The MDTTA Christmas 10 takes place on Sunday 10th December 2017 on course J4/20 starting at 11.00am. The event includes a fancy dress section. Entry via the online entry system on the Cycling Time Trials web site or on a standard entry form to the organiser:- Dave Fearon to arrive by 28th November so plenty of time to enter. Entry is £8.00 solos & £16.00 tandems. Last year we had 3 riding, in the past quite a few more. It would be nice if could do that again this year.

Club Dinner

The club dinner and prize presentation will be on Saturday 27th January 2018 at the Alma Lodge Hotel, Stockport. Tickets are £20.00 each, a reduced price subsidised by the club. They will be available soon from Bill Bolton. Please make every effort to support your club dinner as numbers are slowly going down and it may come to the point when we cannot continue with the event. Those attending in recent years have always made very positive comments on an enjoyable meal and evening.

Club Member of the Year

Your chance to nominate someone who in your opinion has contributed most to the club in the last year. It is not a racing award and will be decided by the number of vote received at or before the December meeting. Nominations can be made on the slip in the news sheet given or sent to Harry Fletcher or to me via E mail.


The weekly track leagues are running at the velodrome up until Christmas and then starting again in the new year. Registration for the Friday night MRTL will open in early December. Anyone wanting to ride will need to register quickly once it opens as places soon fill up. Check for registration dates. World Cup There is a World Cup event at the Manchester Velodrome on 10/11/12 November. Most of the tickets have been sold but there should still be a few available. Go to http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/britishcycling to find out. Revolution. The only round of Revolution events in Manchester this time is on Saturday 6th January Ticket information :- They are not cheap but it should be a good meeting.

Hill Climb Result @Long Hill J9/13E 8 Oct

  • 1. George Coghlan 14.35

  • 2. Barry Beardsell 16.46

  • 3. Andy Short 22.04

  • 4. Kyle Fletcher 22.28

  • 5. Peter Brocklehurst 26.17

  • 6. Harry Fletcher 26.43

  • Guest Kyle Fletcher 22.08

  • Fastest – G Coghlan

  • Handicap – B Beardsell

A good turnout this year with some great rides from Barry and Kyle, well done both of you.

Belle Vue 1946

This photo has nothing to do with the club, before we even started, but interesting. No idea of its history, just where and when.

October 2017

Hill climb

The club hill climb will take place on Sunday 8h October, on Long Hill (course J9/13) starting at 11.00 am. Entry fee is £3.00 (I think) is payable at the start when collecting a number. Meet in the lay-by on Long Hill short way out of Whaley Bridge. The starting point is on the A5002 Whaley Bridge to Buxton road just further up past the lay-by. The course is 4.2 miles long finishing just before the top of Long Hill. If you are planning to take part in the hill climb and ride out, we usually meet at the Rising Sun, 0930 (normal club run time) and ride up to Long Hill from there. Thanks to the Cheshire Roads Club for allowing us to use their even again this year.


Many congratulations to George and Janay Coghlan on the birth of their daughter, Florence Rose on 20th September. We wish you all well for a happy future.

Club Events The last club 25 of the year was the Stretford Wheelers 25 on J2/9 on 23rd September. Phil Robinson was our only rider and he recorded 58.52.


It’s getting that time of year again, the Annual General meeting will be on Thursday 9th November, the evening that we would normally hold a monthly meeting. If there are any items or proposed rule changes please let me have them within the next few weeks so they can be included in the agenda. Anything normally discussed at the monthly meeting can be covered after the AGM.

Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation

This will be on Saturday 27th January 2018 at the Alma Lodge Hotel Stockport. Please make a note of the date, more information from Bill Bolton soon.

The Fred Gratton open 25

A date of Saturday 9th June 2018 has been booked for our annual promotion. Hopefully it will go ahead without problems as this year’s event had to be cancelled due to roadworks. Again, we will need lots of support from club members. If we cannot be sure in the future of enough support then there is every chance that very soon it will not take place. Please make a note of the date and reserve it. RESULTS Tricycle Assn (NW) 10 L101 Peter Brocklehurst 34.23 (T) 16 Sept Stretford Whlrs 25 J2/9 Phil Robinson 58.52 23 Sept


All members are reminded that it is advisable to have insurance when out riding. This can be obtained in a number of ways. The most common way for cyclists is by being a member of either British Cycling or Cycling UK ( formerly the CTC). Both of these organisations will provide third party cover and importantly legal support in the event of an accident. There are also a number of specialised cycle insurance companies or it may be possible to add it onto you house insurance. British Cycling can be contacted at britishcycling.org.uk/membership and Cycling UK at cyclinguk.org/membership


Sun 10 Dec J4/20 MDTTA Christmas 10 (open & fancy dress) 1100 clothing An order has now gone in for club clothing so if you have pre-ordered something delivery is expected on early November.

In the days when we were a sponsored club, don’t think much to the club tops, not as nice as the ones we have now! Photo taken October 2000.

September 2017

New Member

At the last club meeting we had a new member join us, he is:- Kyle Fletcher, Harry’s grandson. Welcome Kyle, hopefully you will ride the hill climb and give your grandad another thrashing as you did last year riding as a guest.


The final 25 nominated as a club event for this year is the Stretford Wheelers 25 on Saturday 23rd September on course J2/9. Enter online or as per handbook.

Our other event for 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. The starting point is on the A5002 Whaley Bridge to Buxton road just further up past the lay-by a short way out of Whaley Bridge. Park and meet in the lay-by. The course is 4.2 miles long finishing just before the top of Long Hill.
We had a poor turnout last year but there is every chance of improving on that this time round if we all make the effort to ride. Doesn’t have to be a sparkling performance, just put on a number, ride and get a time.

Track Racing

The Monday night ACT track league starts 4th September followed by the first of the Manchester Track events, the Premier League commences on Tuesday 3th October. The Division 1 League will start on Friday 6th October. This session of racing will continue until the first week of December. There is a round of the World at the Manchester Velodrome on 10/11/12th November. Tickets are available for most sessions except Saturday night from trackworldcup.co.uk .The next Revolution meeting at Manchester is on 6th January 2018. Tickets on sale at cyclingrevolution.com

Club Clothing

I hope to be able to place a further order for club clothing within the next few weeks. The order will for items specifically requested by members plus a small supply of additional popular items for stock. We cannot hold a very large quantity of stock as clothing is expensive and to obtain a discount a minimum sized order is needed. It is important therefore that if you want something now or in the near future that you say so in advance so your specific item(s) can be ordered. No use waiting until the stock has arrived and then expecting to get what you want, you may well be disappointed.

Have a look at the club shop www.yourclubshop.co.uk , password for club member is in the newsletter mailed to members.
Prices are plus VAT, less 30 % discount for over 10 items which we will have, less a discount of our own to members. We will applying a discount and advance orders will have a larger discount than the stock items.
If you are not sure of what size you need Impsport have a good sizing guide to their clothing available at:-
Let me know in the next couple of weeks what you want either by E mail or by contacting Pete (details in newsletter).


Time trail


  • Sun 17 Sept

    Weaver Valley Hill Climb on J9/7 (Cat & Fiddle)@ 10.00
  • Sat 23 Sept

    Stretford Whlrs 25 (club 25) on J2/9 @14.00

Sun 24 Sept Glossop Kinder Hill Climb on J9/5 ( Snake Pass) @10.00

Sat 30 Sept Warrington RC 2 up Team TT on J2/9 @14.00

Sun 1 Oct Withington Whlrs Hill Climb on J9/1 (Peaslow Hill)@ 14.30

Sun 8 Oct Cheshire RC Hill Climb-club event (Long Hill) @11.00

Sun 15 Oct Manchester BC Hill Climb on J9/14 (Station Bank) @10.00

New To Time Trails?

Most timetrails are run by the CTT and details can be found at cyclingtimetrials.org.uk where you will find deatails of races results and how to enter or start time trailing. Janus RC has a long tradition of time triling. It's basically you agains the clock so even if you

The courses are all numbered such as J2/9, to find out where the race is taking place and to find out more visit cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-a-course

August 2017

Marshalling @ Ashton

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.

Summer Lunch

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

Club Events August 2017

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.

Club 10 series - Ten down five to go

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


Event Eight 5 July on J2/1

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

Event Nine 19 July on J2/1

1. George Coghlan 23.01

Event Ten 26 July J2/1

1. George Coghlan 23.11

2. David Flux 24.27

3. Chris Aimson 28.41

Points after 10 events.


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)

Westmead Team 88 25 JC24 28 June

George Coghlan 57.50

Macclesfield Whlrs 10 JC5 12 July

George Coghlan 22.18

Chris Aimson 24.27

David Flux 27.11(went off course)

July 2017

Club Events

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.


World Cup

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

2017 Fred Gratton 25

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.

Summer Lunch

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 billbolton@talktalk.net. 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.

10 series

July 2017

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

June 2017

Official CTT Message

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. 

Club 25 Result (MDTTA Event) J2/9 13th May

June 2017

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.

10 Series Results

Event 1- May 03 2017

1. George Coghlan 22.05

2. Chris Aimson 25.04

3. Andy Pyatt 25.20

Event 2 10 May

1. George Coghlan 22.08

2. David Flux 22.56

3. Andy Pyatt 24.01

4. Chris Aimson 24.41

Event 3 17 May

1. George Coghlan 22.35

2. David Flux 23.24

Event 4 24 May

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.

Points after 4 Events:-


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)

May 2017

Circuit Race

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

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.


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 April 2017

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

April 2017

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


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.


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.


March 2017

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

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


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 upJ8/2R 0800
  • Sat 25 MarchMDTTA 10 J2/3 1400
  • Sat 1 AprilWithington Whlrs 25 J2/9 1400
  • Tues 4 April Tameside Circuit Races – event 1830
  • VTTA (Mcr & NW) 10 J21 1400
  • Sat 8 AprilJanus RC circuit race Tameside circuit 1000
  • Sun 9 AprilGlossop Kinder Velo 25.6 mountain TT J8/4 0900
  • Fri 14 AprilBuxton 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.


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.

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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.


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

January 2017

Manchester District CTT Newsletter January 2017

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!!.

Time Trial Matters Newsletter

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.


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. 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.

Photos - “© Ken Norbury spinloose.co.uk

Pete Daniel/Peter Brocklehurst

Harry Fletcher



Janu Road Club

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