For those competing in the Club Championships this year the following Open events are being used as the counting events:
- 22/06/2019 East Lancs RC Open 25 (J2/9) – Enter
- 20/07/2019 Congleton CC Open 50 (J4/9) – Enter
As usual, unlike the Club 10s these events need to be entered around 10 days in advance via CTT. Points will be awarded towards the Club Championships for these events just like the Club 10s.
The Club 10s are now under way with our first event for marshalling this coming Monday. As always if you are able to help with marshalling one of the events please let us know.
Full details of the events here http://www.manchesterwheelers.uk/club-events/
This years hilly time trial is on Sunday 9th June with entries closing on CTT Friday 31 May.
Get entering here now! https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/18007
We’ll also need a fair few helpers on the day so please let Tom Goldthorpe know if you can help!
The Club Track Championships are taking place this year on Sat 13th April at Manchester Velodrome, consisting of 5 events: a scratch race, points race, kilo, devil and unknown distance. Other clubs are welcome to enter and British Cycling points are available, but only first claim Wheelers will count towards the championship.
Thanks to Mike Atkinson for organizing this. Last year was close fought between Jerry, Jack and Mike and it should be another great event!
Enter here – And if you don’t fancy racing, come down and watch!
From the 1st March, our membership fees for seniors and families will see a small increase by £10. The price for juniors remains at £10. Our membership fees for seniors have been at £20 since the early 1990’s so we hope a £10 increase is reasonable.
more “New Membership Fees and Welcome Pack”
On Monday Kiera appeared on Inside Out on the BBC and this is the wonderful result! Proud to have you in the club Kiera! And thanks to Jacqui for sharing the video!
Posted by Manchester Wheelers on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
On Monday 25th February, the incredible Kiera Byland appeared on Inside Out on the BBC, talking about her experiences in the Special Olympics and the impact cycling has had on her life.
We’re proud to have her in the club and wish her the best of luck for the next World Games in Abu Dhabi in March!
The full show can be found on iPlayer here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002y6f/inside-out-north-west-25022019
Life member and former editor of the club journal, Edward John (Eddie) Hobson sadly passed away on the 19th February 2019. Eddie was our longest standing member after 73 years with the club, having joined in 1946.
The photo shows Eddie during the club 12 hour held on 10th September 1950, at the age of 21. His friends of that era included Don Murray, Ken Pearson and Ged Horn.
Our condolences go to Eddies wife Jean, and his friends and family.
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Here is the piece from BBC Breakfast this morning!
Posted by Manchester Wheelers on Friday, February 15, 2019
This morning BBC Breakfast aired an inspiring piece about former Speedway Star Ricky Ashworth who experienced a life threatening accident in 2013, ending his racing career. Wheelers Brian Byland, Karl Mclelland and Jerry Cross have been helping Ricky get back on two wheels again as tandem pilots at the National Cycling Centre. Catch the full piece on the iPlayer 47 mins in https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c2jjhf/breakfast-15022019