2016 club news archive


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Provisional results from the open are on our facebook page here

Our annual Open time trial event
is coming up this Sunday morning (27th March 2016). 50 riders have entered, so we have a good field of competitors (see attached start sheet).

However, to make this a great and fun event for all, we still need more volunteers for marshalling and other associated duties. Ideally, I would like to place 2 or more people at each of the marshalling points. It is much more fun if you are not on your own.

All club members, family, or friends are welcome to help out. I have attached guidance notes on the role of a marshal. At its most basic level, a marshal only needs to point which way the riders should go. For those who want to get more involved, checking can also be included. I believe the club has a set of marshal’s Hi-Vis jackets, so no special equipment or previous experience is required. Official volunteers will also be entitled to free drinks, a piece of cake, and possibly an Easter treat.

We also need a volunteer with a deeper knowledge of the rules and regulations to act as an observer (to report any potentially dangerous or anti-competitive behaviour of competitors on the course).

If you are able to volunteer, or have any questions, please contact me as soon as possible.

Many thanks,
Andrew Jackson
Mobile:  0797 7980621
<email>:  ttsecretary@ccweymouth.co.uk

OPEN 10 MILE TT EVENT Sunday 27th March at 9am

....Calling all CC Weymouth members and supporters.
We will be holding our Easter P451/10 open event on Sunday 27th March at 9am. Unlike normal club events, open events must be entered in advance (strictly no entry on the day), and the closing date is rapidly approaching (15/03/2016). You can enter this event online through the CTT website (https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/). Also, if you know anyone outside the club who may be interested, please encourage them to enter.
Open events are generally organized to a higher level than club events, with a number of prizes in different categories. There will be CTT approved timekeepers, someone to push-off, and full marshalling on the course. We have booked the Broadmayne village hall as the HQ. It has reasonable parking, a toilet, and refreshments will be available throughout. These events are often attended by a number of elite level riders, and are a good chance to get together. In the past our event has been family friendly, and being Easter Sunday, there will be Easter themed gifts for the younger supporters. Also, this year we will be extending our prizes to recognise highly placed women competitors, and the woman’s course record should it be broken during the event.
This event is CC Weymouth’s contribution to the national open event calendar. There is an expectation that all club members, especially those who enjoy open events run by other clubs, will if possible participate either by entering the event, or by helping to run the event. We still need a few more volunteers for marshalling and other related tasks. No experience is necessary, and guidance will be given. To volunteer, please contact Andrew Jackson (TTsecretary@ccweymouth.co.uk ).

5th March 2016 – provisional results for the opening 5mile TT of the season:
Bryce Dyer,  VC ST Raphael,  10:23
Calum Croft,  Primera,  10:45
Giles Greening,  Tri UK,  11:41
Nick Ireland,  CCW,  12:12
Gordon Scott,  CCW,  12:17
Steve Trigwell,  CCW,  12:38
Steven Noble,  CCW,  13:16
Jack Bailey,  MSG,  13:23
Andrew Jackson,  CCW,  13:37
Carl Grigg,  CCW,  13:46
Rachel Hackman,  RNRUCA,  13:58
Sandra Hood,  Unattached,  18:30

Good rides on a cold morning with no help from the wind!

14th February 2016 – Records page update: we've been through the records that we have, and created the table of CC Weymouth members distance records, and the women's course records on our courses (members and all comers). The records are in the about us section here.

3rd January 2016 – Sunday run: 5 of us met at the Top o Town car park in the rain at 09:55, but Phil's seat post had snapped on the way in from Crossways, so he was off the hook wink emoticon Me, Jeremy, Gordon and Jemma Scott set off in the wind and rain for Wareham, and by the time we were approaching Moreton it was fully torrential with water everywhere. Pretty much soaked we carried on for Wareham, cutting up the bypass, to head left at the roundabout, and then back for Dorchester along the back of our 10 course. Rain eventually eased off, and the wind died back, and the weather kept most of the drivers at home. A detour up round Puddletown saw the biggest flood of the day, but still not quite over the cranks. Back before 1, an epic day out! https://www.strava.com/activities/462077597

CHRISTMAS EVE SOCIAL RIDE instead of Sunday this coming week the run will be on Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th December).

Leaving at the usual time of 10am from Top O Town car park for a level run out to Wareham and then back to the Ship at Upwey for lunch at around 12:45 – route here.

Everyone welcome for the ride and/or lunch.

Partners/friends welcome too. Don't forget to bring money and a café lock for your bike.

Sunday 20th December: There will be a club run leaving Top o Town car park at 10am, meet 09:50ish. Route to be confirmed, 35 – 40 miles, weather forecast looking good ;-).

Proposed route here

2016 CC Weymouth race calendar now online! - to see it click on 'events' above.