Access to the clubhouse
Please be aware of the controlled entrance, it has been installed for the
security to the School and the Site Managers house.
Please park sensibly if you come by car.
There is a CCT 2013 hand book kept permanently at the clubroom to enable
members enter open time trials. Entries usually close 12 days before the event but there are longer exceptions.
ECCA Marshalling, Our Club is due to help out on the 6th May (BH) Bill and
Frank and the 7th August. Brian and Fred. Why not ride one or both these events?
Bournemouth 15th – 17th
On the 15 March a group of members and their wives plus Frank and Stu,
went to Bourne- mouth for the weekend.
We stayed at the New Westcliffe Hotel which proved to be a very good decision by Bill Caton our
fearless organiser. The hotel was warm, comfortable and the food was excellent.
The weather was not very good on the Friday but a few hours in the bar made us all forget about that. Saturday
dawned and the weather was awful, but by 9am it had cleared and the sky was blue so we all decided to use our bus
passes barring the young the two ”younger ones” and go to Swanage for a trip on the steam railway to Corfe
The bus journey was wonderful with a trip on the ferry and some startling views.
By the time we had finished our trip the weather had closed in again but we were back at the hotel by then.
Sunday after a walk into Bournemouth and along the promenade to Durley Chine we returned to the hotel and collected
our belongings before making our way to Poole Harbour and the RNLI head office, Tony Shawyer had booked lunch for11
of us and we had amazing views over the harbour. This really was the icing on the cake to the end of a truly lovely
Roll on Autumn and let’s go away again. ………………Jill Burness.
Shame you forgot your bike! ED
Thoughts about Lance Armstrong
As we went to print at the end of January Lance Armstrong at last admitted
to his drug taking. The interview with Oprah Winfrey seemed a bit of a sham. I asked those that received a copy
of the mag. By email to send me their thoughts on what Lance had saidhere are a few replies as well as my own.
Mick Cross. – Careers Trashed, Dreams Demolished, Fans Deceived, Good Riddance Lance.
Stu Levene. – Still not impressed. The Oprah interview was a bit of a publicity stunt and he only admitted to what
was already in the public domain. As he said in the interview; “If a guy with a badge and a gun was asking the
questions then it would be a different story”. Yes, you could say he was a victim of a flawed system, but he was
one of the ones running the show. He and Bruyneel had a very big responsibility for their actions. In my view those
involved should be subject to criminal investigation in their own countries.
If the UCI accepted bribes from Armstrong and US postal then this should also be investigated. If the UCI is found
to be corrupt then they should be disbanded and a new governing body set up in their stead. I know this is a bit of
a harsh line but serious measures need to be taken if the guys at the top are turning a blind eye to doping.
Mary Cook. – I admired him greatly battling with cancer and surviving. When he was challenged about drug taking, he
intimated he was so grateful that drugs had saved his life whilst he was so ill – there was nothing in the world
that would induce him to take drugs for some other reason. A fallen hero indeed. But what a betrayal
to all cyclists.
Michael Howard, - 1.Throw him to the wolves. 2. He has disgraced all cyclists so Joe Public now think we are all
cheats. 3. Strip him and bury all the medals in the Bermuda Triangle. I will not bother reading any article about
Phil Grimsey. – My view is it is not just him, it is a whole lot of people who must have known what was going on
and who are now keeping their heads down. They also need to be exposed so we can be assured that they can no longer
be part of the sport.
Fred Meekcoms Ed. My view is similar to many others feelings about “Drugs” in cycle sport.
It was there from day one.
Lance Armstrong came into a sport with a strong dope culture and was given the option “either join us or else” Of
course he went further than others had in the past, or did he. What annoyed me was the authorities while damming
Lance on the evidence of truths and lies from previous riders they have allowed them to return to cycling because
of their whistle-blowing evidence, it is outrageous. Everyone involved with the drug culture should be dealt with
equally even the doctors and those that kept a “Blind Eye” on the situation.
CYCLING TIME TRIALS
NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
See special closing dates
Men’s ,Women’s and Junior 10 miles, Saturday 30th April.
Men’s, Women’s, and Junior 25 Miles, Sunday 9th June.
Women’s 50 miles Saturday 22nd June.
Men’s 50 Miles Sunday 23rd June Cardiff.
Team Time Trial Sunday 7th July
100 Miles Sunday 14th July
24 hours Saturday 20th July
12 Hours Sunday 11th August
2013 CLUB EVENTS
are (9) nine Brinley Lewis 10 mile events and points are from your best (7) seven times.
20 points for 1st 19 points for 2nd etc.
The same amount of points are awarded for the Veteran Brinley Lewis
Our club events have now been approved and are as follows:-
Brinley Lewis 10 mile, Event one. 10th April, Cole Green circuit, A414
7pm start. NO Parking on any of the grass verges on the green.
It is a Junior and Juvenile and Seniors “Come and try event”.
Event two. 24th April, Ware to Puckeridge and back to Ware. A 10 7.15pm start. Please park
sensibly in the Wodson Sports Centre car park. Allow five minutes after collecting your race number to ride south
to the start at the elevated roundabout at Gentlemans Field on the A+++/A10 roundabout.
Event three. 8th May, Rush Green lay-by on A10 South to Turnford and back up the Hertford slip
road by continuing passing the finish to B1520. 7.30pm start. All events from this event onwards start at
Event Four. 22nd May, Cole Green circuit A414. Come and try event.
Event Five. 5th June, Ware-Puckeridge A10. Wodson Park.
Club 25 TT Championship 19th June. Ware-Puckeridge-Turnford-Ware. All on A10. Wodson Park.
The start and finish of this event are different to the 10 mile events.
Event six. 3rd July. Rush Green lay-by on A10, South to Turnford and back passing the finish to
the Hertford slip road to the B1502.
Event seven. 17th July, Cole Green circuit A 414. Come and try event.
Event eight. 31st July.Ware-Puckeridge
Event nine. 14th August. Rush Green lay-by on A10 South to Turnford and back up the Hertford
slip road to the B1502..
Details of the double Hill Climb will be in the next magazine.