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YRC Annual Luncheon
The Met Hotel Leeds - Sunday 23rd November 2014

Guest Speaker

Welcome to Yorkshire Marketing Director

Peter Dodd

Also Special Guest - Tour de France stage winner

Brian Robinson

Menu and details

 

YRC Club 50 mile Time Trial
Incorporated in the YCF Andy Wilson event - 13/6/14

YCF event was won by Team Swift’s Andy Jackson in a course record 1-41-16. A PB for Philip Turton fastest on actual, and on handicap (YRC Trophy for 1st on handicap) and currently in leading position for fastest YRC 50 of the year.

Pos

Rider

 

Actual

Hcp

Nett

Pos

1

Philip Turton

A

1:49:47

9-30

1:40:17

1

2

Michael Cross

B

1:50:32

9-00

1:41:32

2

3

Paul McDonald

A

1:52:33

11-00

1:41:33

3

4

Stephen Mooring

A

1:56:41

14-30

1:42:11

4

5

Steven Smith

A

1:59:28

16-00

1:43:28

6

6

Adrian Stott

A

2:03:52

17-00

1:46:52

9

7

Mike Shacklock

D

2:08:15

24-00

1:44:15

7

8

Allen Bell

C

2:08:33

26-00

1:42:33

5

9

John Baines

D

2:19:30

35-00

1:44:30

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Final Club 10 mile at Tadcaster this Wednesday – sign on at Magnet Club Car Park from 19.00 for 19.30 start. Course Tadcaster to Sherburn on A162. Enter on line £3, inc.levy. Guest riders welcome.

Cyclesense League event on Thursday night is a 10 mile on A168 between Allerton Park and Kirk Deighton T.I. Sign on from 18.30 in quarry entrance on east side of A168, to north of Allerton Park. Don’t be late if riding – entry initially restricted to 10 riders from each club, until 19.10. This course has seen maximum field (40) on last couple of occasions.

 

East Morton Charity Hill Climb

The Busfield Arms, East East Morton, near Keighley. Wednseday 23rd July 6.30pm. Run and cycle routes, various prizes - Details

 

 

“Tudor Rose” YRC 25 mile Time Trial
Sunday 22nd June 2014. Course V236/1

It was one of the best days of the year for our Open 25 last Sunday. Keith Murray was the winner with a near 30 mph 50-11. Jo Blackburn was fastest of the women with a 57 min effort. Of the YRC riders Paul McDonald did a 53 min ride, Alasdair Bruce a 56, with Pete Walls just behind on 57 minutes. Thanks to Steve & Jayne Smith, for all their efforts in organising the event, Time-keeper John Hardy, and all the members and friends who turned out to assist. - Full Results

 

PETER GEOFFREY GAMBLE Died 5th April 2014, aged 75

The Yorkshire Road Club has lost another long-serving member with the death of Peter Gamble on the 5th April, aged 75, following a long illness. Peter leaves his wife, Doreen, and their three daughters; Carol, Andrea and Ruth; and grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Calverley Parish Church on Thursday April 24th at 12 noon. - Full obituary

 

 

DONALD BENN
6/11/1925 to 1/04/2014

Sadly I have to report that Don Benn passed away at the beginning of April. A Life Member of the Yorkshire Road Club, he was a member of the YRC team that won the RTTC 100 mile Championship in 1954 with George Baxter and Eric Britton. - Full obituary

 

 

“Hancock” 10 mile Time Trial
Sunday 6th April 2014. Course V212

Fastest Rider - Mike Cross 22:39 - Club Award.
1st rider on Handicap - Mike Riches 21:41 (7:10) - Club Award
1st Veteran, on Standard – Mark Johnson +3:30 - Club Award
1st loser, on Handicap, Tom Cullen 22:08 - £5-00.
1st loser, on Standard, Phil Goode, +3:50 - £5-00.

Thanks to everyone who took part. Not a bad morning, quite warm for the time of year. Tailwind on the longer return leg – inc up the Red Wall. We just about got away dry,despite the gloomy forecast. - Full Results


SUNDAY APRIL 13th 2014 – YORKSHIRE CYCLING FEDERATION 50km up to 120km. Held under CTC Guidelines.
G.H.STANCER  MEMORIAL RIDES
Various Start Points/Distances to Pocklington and back.
Main start point for Leeds area is LOTHERTON HALL 08:30
ORGANISER: Eileen Goodban Tel.0113 257 6023. 
ENTRY FEE: Advance entry (Secretary has forms) - £2-50. Entry on line - £3-00.
Entry fee includes entrance to Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington (Café).
Certificates for all finishers.

 

THE C.A.RHODES MEMORIAL AWARD
Bob Howden

The C.A.Rhodes Memorial for 2013 is to be made to Bob Howden in recognition of his outstanding service to the furtherance of cycling both in Yorkshire and nationally, including his recent election as President of British Cycling.

The memorial was instigated in 1961 as a tribute to the memory of Charles Arthur Rhodes (1895-1961) doyen of the Yorkshire Road Club, co-founder in 1932 of the Yorkshire Cycling Federation  and a nationally recognised timekeeper and administrator. The Award is regarded as the greatest distinction Yorkshire Cycling can bestow.

The award will be presented at the annual Yorkshire Cycling Federation luncheon on the 23rd  February 2014.   

A copy of the citation is attached. - Citation

 

Ian Fairweather

 

Tour de France 2013 - by John Blomeley

Sean Yates with John Blomeley

John followed the Tour from Nice to Paris, meeting Sean Yates and collecting lots of freebies along the way - Pics and story

 
GORDON “TINY” THOMAS - 1921 to 2013

I regret to inform everyone that Gordon Thomas passed away on 10th April. Gordon was a Life Member of the Yorkshire Road Club - Full Obituary

The Funeral is at Nab Wood, Shipley. 12.40 on Tuesday 23rd April. Funeral time/date confirmed. Family flowers only. Any donations to Sue Ryder.

 

Pool Triangle - Hilly TT

Discontinued

The Pool Triangle events run by YRC are to be discontinued in 2013.

The course is considered too busy these days, being a signposted route from the Bradford area to the A1M and North. Otley CC still have some events booked there at the moment.

YRC are organising some mid-week 10s at Arkendale and Tadcaster, the neaest to Leeds that doesn’t require many marshalls. We will hopefully form an evening league next year on a Tuesday, a break before the Tadcaster League. If we are able to get some other clubs involved too we will have enough helpers to run more than just out & back courses.


Dates for 10s – all start 19.30 Enter on line £3. Guest riders welcome, as long as members of a CTT Affiliated Club.

Wed May 15th - V212 Arkendale Lane End – Walshford – A168
Wed May 29th - V212 Arkendale Lane End – Walshford – A168
Wed June 12th - V318 Tadcaster – Sherburn – A162
Wed June 26th - V318 Tadcaster – Sherburn – A162
Wed July 17th - V212 Arkendale Lane End – Walshford – A168
Wed July 24th - V318 Tadcsater – Sherburn – A162
Wed July 3rd is Otley Town Centre Race.
July 9th to 11th is Great Yorkshire Show.
YCF have a Hill-climb at Cragg Vale on Wed 10th. Start 19.00. Entries close Sat June 29th. Enter on line on CTT site.

 

 
Tour De France 2014

Jumping forward to 2014, Little Valley Brewery are looking at having a function/bar on, or adjacent, to Cragg Vale for the Tour de France stage in Calderdale. All members will be very welcome to attend.

Link to Le Tour in Yorkshire web-site http://letour.yorkshire.com/email-updates Anybody can sign up to receive e-mail updates.
 

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