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08/07/24

This weekend saw two club members in action.

On Saturday, Luke Dixon braved the wet weather to take part in the City RC Open 10 TT on the V714, unlike Kevin and Sam who chose not to risk the weather.

Congratulations to Luke who recorded a 25:16 to finish second place road bike.

On Sunday, April Page took part in her first road race in the Seacroft Wheelers Road Race. In a fantastic performance for her first event of this type, April not only stayed with the pack, but attacked on the only incline with 3 miles to go, only to be caught at the last corner by a large group that out sprinted her to the line. A great performance which promises plenty to come.

05/07/24

Once again last night's TT was held in very windy conditions. However, that didn't prevent Matt Goodwin from posting a fantastic 21:18, winning the event in a PB, breaking the Vet1 Category Record and finishing 2nd in the Handicap Championship. Matt also took the lead in the Four Best Tens competition, so overall a very successful night.

Congratulations to Simon Gardener for winning the Handicap Championship with a PB of 27:17.

As always thanks to the timekeepers and to Ian and Anne Caldwell for standing in to marshal.

28/06/24

Last night's Middlemarkers Championship 25 mile TT was held in very windy and hot conditions.

The event was won by John Brearley in a fantastic time of 53:38, whilst John Gadie won the Middlemarkers Championship in a time of 1:04:19.

Congratulations to Martin Softley, who further bettered his PB with a brilliant time of 1:00:46, getting ever closer to beating the hour.

As always thanks to the timekeeper and his assistant, and the marshal.

21/06/24

The last two nights have seen plenty of PB's and a Category Record.

Firstly on Wednesday night both Matt Goodwin and Luke Dixon were in action in the ADDFORM Vive Le Velo Open 10 mile TT. Matt Recorded a PB of 21:22 despite being held up at two roundabouts, and Luke recorded a road bike PB of 24:18. Congratulations to both.

Then last night saw perfect conditions for the club 10 mile TT. Won by Sam Abdy with a Vet2 Category Record of 21:40, there were also four PB's recorded. Congratulations to Martin Softley, Gaz Stacey, Kevin Sayles and April Page. For those that chose to watch a lack lustre England performance, you missed the best night of the year!

As always thanks to the timekeepers and to Luke Dixon for stepping in to marshal.

16/06/24

John Gadie and Sam Abdy were in racing action again yesterday in the VTTA East Midland Open 25 TT held on the A25/34 course near Newark.

In what can only be described as a race of two halves, with a delayed start due to bad weather, John managed to complete the course and stay dry in 59:41. Meanwhile, Sam set off in bright sunshine, only to be met with biblical conditions at the half way point. Faced with thunder and lightning, a mini tornado and hailstones, many riders abandoned, but Sam still managed to complete the course in 56:57.

Congratulations to both.

14/06/24

Last night's TT was held in conditions more like March than June. Congratulations to all seven riders who took to the line in wet and windy conditions.

Well done to Shaun Robinson from Lindsey Roads CC for winning the event, closely followed by Sam Abdy in second place.

Congratulations to Simon Gardener on his PB.

As always thanks to the timekeepers and marshal.

10/06/24

This weekend only saw one member in race action.

John Gadie took part in the Birdwell Wheelers Open 10 mile TT held on the O10/1 course.

John recorded a very commendable time of 23:50 in very windy/gusty conditions.

07/06/24

Last night was the first 25 mile TT of the season which included the Longmarkers Championship.

The event was won by Sam Abdy in a time of 58:00.

Congratulations to Adam Oughtibridge for winning the Longmarkers Championship, with Gaz Stacey and April Page coming second and third.

Congratulations also to Martin Softley and Dave Norris on their PB's.

As always, thanks to the timekeepers and marshals.

03/06/24

This weekend saw four club members in TT action.

On Sunday, Sam Abdy, John Gadie and Kevin Sayles competed in the Selby CC Open 10 mile TT held on the V511. Sam finished in 9th place overall and fourth Vet with a 22:48. John finished 20th overall with a 24:06, and Kevin finished 35th overall and 5th road bike having ridden fixed wheel with a 26:56.

Meanwhile, Matt Goodwin road the Ely and District Open 10 mile TT held on the B10/1R, finishing in 5th place overall with a 22:26. He also claimed 1st in the 40-44 age category and 3rd Vet.

Well done to them all.

31/05/24

Last nights Deepdale Circuit TT was held in very windy conditions.

The event was won by Sam Abdy who posted extremely consistent lap times with only 1 second difference between all three laps. Sam also took the lead in the Deepdale Challenge competition.

Congratulations to Martin Softley on his PB.

As always, thanks to the timekeepers and marshals.

26/05/24

Yesterday saw the club being represented by two riders in the Melton Olympic Open 25 TT held on the A25/34 course near Newark.

John Gadie was first to finish with a 1:00:14, with Sam Abdy recording a 56:15 to take John's previous Open Category Record by over a minute which had stood for six years.

Congratulations to both.

24/05/24

Last nights TT was won by John Brearley in a fantastic time of 20:37, on a cold and windy night.

First BWCC rider was Matt Goodwin in a PB equalling time of 21:32.

Congratulations to Dave Norris who achieved a PB of 24:00.

As always, thanks to the marshal, timekeepers and pusher off.

19/05/24

Yesterday saw three club members take part in the VTTA National 10 mile TT Championship on the O10/1 course.

Matt Goodwin finished 17th overall and joint winner of the Over 40 age category with a 22:01. Sam Abdy finished 25th overall and 8th in the Over 55 age category, also setting a new club Open Event age category record with a 22:29. Luke Dixon finished 67th overall and 4th in the Road Bike category with a 25:15.

Congratulations to all three on a good showing for the club.

17/05/24

Last night was the first 15 mile TT of the season which saw three PB's and a Category Record.

The event was won by Sam, just scraping under 34 minutes, with Martin runner up.

Congratulations to Martin, Gaz and April on their PB's, with Gaz smashing his previous PB by over two and a half minutes.

Congratulations to April who set a new Senior Ladies category record, breaking the old one which had stood for 6 years, and in the process becoming the first Senior Lady under 40 minutes.

As always, thanks to the marshal, timekeepers and pusher off.

10/05/24

Last night's good weather saw another increase to the most entrants this year with 18 riders taking to the line.

Congratulations to Matt, who not only won the event, but also smashed his PB and went under 22 minutes for the first time.

Congratulations also to April and Richard on their PB's.

As always, thanks to the marshal and timekeepers.

03/05/24

Last night saw the most entrants this year with 17 riders taking to the line.

Despite a NE wind, times were good with Julian Ramsbottom winning in a fantastic time of 20:30.

As always, thanks to the marshal and timekeepers.

26/04/24

After last weeks event was cancelled due to bad weather, it was good to be back racing even though it was cold, but at least it was dry.

The Deepdale Circuit TT was won by Sam with Martin taking the runners up spot.

Congratulations to April on her PB.

As always, thanks to the marshals and timekeepers.

12/04/24

Last night was the first 10 mile TT of the season. Held in close to perfect conditions, warm and a SW wind, 17 riders competed. Congratulations to Andy Thomas who won with a fantastic time of 20:57, and to both Matt Goodwin and April Page for setting PB's so early in the season.

As usual, thanks to the timekeepers and marshal.

09/04/24

On Sunday, seven club members joined the memorial ride for Stu Simons. In very windy and at times wet conditions approximately 20 riders left Barton Market Place to ride a 98 mile course which formed part of the London Edinburgh London ride that Stu had previously taken part in.

Huge kudos to Ali Schofield who completed the whole course, with hubby Andy completing 60 miles. Dave Haddock, Calvin Burton, Darren Busby and Sam Abdy completed 40 miles. Robert Danson had to cut his ride short due to the weather and his wardrobe choices, but still managed 24 miles. Well done all who rode any or all of the course.

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05/04/24

Last night was the first club event of the season. 11 plucky riders took to the line for the 5 mile TT in cold, wet and windy conditions. The event was won by Sam Abdy, closely followed by John Gadie.

Congratulations to April on her PB and also for catching her mother :-)

Thanks to the timekeepers and officials for turning out on such an unpleasant night.

01/04/24

On Good Friday Sam took part in the City RC Open 10 mile TT on the V714. On yet another windy day Sam posted a time of 23:34 despite shipping his chain and getting held up at the turn, finishing a creditable 28th out of a large field of 106.

24/03/24

John and Sam were at it again yesterday, riding the Hull Thursday RC Open 2up Hard Riders TTT. A shorter course than the previous event (23 miles), saw them finish sixth again in a time of 59:14. Ridden in what can only be described as brutally windy conditions, just finishing was an achievement.

11/03/24

This weekend saw a busy weekend for some of the BWCC members.

Firstly, on Saturday, Sam and John rode the City RC Open 2up 25 Hard Riders TTT on the V733, which certainly lived up to its name. On a cold and windy day Sam and John finished sixth in a time of 1:04:35.

Then Sunday saw five members and a visitor complete the 40 mile Reliability Ride in very wet and windy conditions. Well done to Sam, Dave, Calvin, Ian and Darren for completing the course in just under 3 hours.

We don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. We ride a bike to add life to our days

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