News Archive (2015)

The Jean Keith Event took part on Monday December 28th at 11:30am. We had a very good turn out this year with 10 members riding. Thanks to all those who rode, the spectators and official time keepers (Jack Ramsden/Chris Horton).

Riders/Club officials following the Jean Keith event 2015
Riders/Club officials following the Jean Keith event 2015

The final finishing positions for this fun speed/time judging competition is shown below:

Jean Keith Event 2015

PositionNameTime Difference
1stBrendan Fairbrother11 seconds
2ndSteve Foley18 seconds
3rdRod Lester1 min, 12 seconds
4thDave Charlesworth1 min, 30 seconds
5thMark Bardsley1 min, 33 seconds
6thDave Walsh3 min, 17 seconds
7thSteven Bradshaw3 min, 43 seconds
8thPam Wilson3 min, 44 seconds
9thCliff Rowe3 min, 52 seconds
10thRob Martini4 min, 15 seconds

Official Timekeeper Jack Ramsden congratulates this years winner Brendan Fairbrother following the event.

Official Timekeeper Jack Ramsden congratulates this years winner Brendan Fairbrother following the event.

The Racing committee met on Friday December 4th at the club room to discuss who had won this years awards. The table below shows the known award winners so far, The Most Active Club Members will be announced in January 2016, whilst the Ged Dowling Award Winner will be announced at the Award and Prize Presentation in 2016.

If you have any racing related questions then please either contact our Racing Secretary Cliff Rowe or any of the following Racing Committee Members Jack Ramsden, Joseph HitchenBrendan Faibrother or Rob Martini.

Prize Winners 2015

AWARDWINNER 
Road Race/Criterium ChampionTristan Pilling
Cyclo-Cross/MTB ChampionBrendan Fairbrother
Hill Climb ChampionshipJUNIOR
Tristan Pilling

SENIOR
1st - Rob Martini
2nd - Rod Lester
Track ChampionshipJUNIOR
Tristan Pilling

SENIOR (Male)
1st - John Pessagno
2nd - Brendan Fairbrother
3rd - Paul O'Neill

SENIOR (Female)
Anna-Victoria O'Neill
Most Improved Track RiderJohn Pessagno
Ged Dowling AwardDave Charlesworth
Jean Keith AwardBrendan Fairbrother
Most Active Club Member(s)Paul O'Neill (Male)
Hilda Hitchen (Female)
Tristan Pilling (Junior)

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The A.G.M took place at the Club Room on Friday November 13th. During the meeting members voted Steve Foley to become the new Chairman of Middleton Cycling Club. Other members were assigned new roles within the club, Cliff Rowe became the Racing Secretary and also agreed to become the Road Race Secretary as well as remain the BC Delegate.

Brendan Fairbrother became the Cyclo-Cross Secretary and also joined the Racing Committee, alongside Rob Martini.

Palla Bikes

A new independent Bike shop called Palla Bikes is opening soon in Middleton, the shop is located at 813 Manchester Old Road, Middleton, M24 4RE. For more info visit http://www.pallabikes.com/

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ARCHIVED EVENTS:

January 24th – Easy Rider Ride (Hollingworth Lake/Rawtenstall)

January 15th – Meeting (re Club Kit)

January 10th – Club Ride

January 3rd – Club Ride (Cheshire Loop)

December 28th – Jean Keith event

December 5th – Christmas Pub Trawl

December 4th – Racing Committee Meeting

November 22nd – Easy Rider Ride organised by Steve Foley (Haigh Hall)

November 20th – General Meeting

November 15th – Ride organised by Mark Bardsley (Rivington)

November 13th – AGM at Club Room

November 1st – Ride organised by Mark Bardsley (Bacup/Ramsbottom)

October 25th – Club Hill Climb (Blackstone Edge)