Oct 112016
The Rake Hill Climb 2016 (947 yards...not far really!)

It all started with an email from Nick asking club members to join in the hill climb season. (Note Danny Started it NH !) As Neil never checks his emails, I dutifully passed on the message, to which he replied ‘Ha, I don’t think so!’ As we sat reminiscing over a bottle of Rioja that evening, […]

 October 11, 2016  Posted by at 8:31 pm Other 2 Responses »
Oct 112016

There wont be a formal 08:30 ride setting off from The Gardeners Arms Birch on the following dates as Danny and Jon aren’t available, . Sunday 16th October · Sunday 23rd October (Cragg HC) · Sunday 13th November Share this

 October 11, 2016  Posted by at 7:39 pm Other No Responses »
Oct 112016
Best All Rounder

    Last week I collected the trophies from former club secretary Dave Lowe, as a result of this, Cafe conversation turned to the various awards, notably the Best All rounder The CTT defines the British Best All Rounder (BBAR) as follows: “…..To qualify, the men must compete (and finish!) in at least one 50 […]

 October 11, 2016  Posted by at 7:28 pm Other No Responses »
Oct 032016
West Pennine Hill Climb

Captain Shackleton’s men achieved mastery of electronic communication across all known platforms, the outcome was the Militias largest showing in the now familiar theatre of war that is Blackstone edge. Team Centreville, Szymanski, Whitehead & Shackleton was supported by Roe, Grogan, Taylor, Basson & Holmes. Major Nigel Bishop took up command position at the finish […]

 October 3, 2016  Posted by at 6:06 pm Other 5 Responses »
Sep 232016
ELRC Two Stage HC, Liverpool Century 10 & Beard Cup

Captain Shackleton informed Lieutenant Holmes of his intentions to engage in combat with local cycling militia from East Lancashire and Merseyside. Contact was made with the ABC Centreville Militia men and Major Whitehead proposed attacking on two fronts, Lancashire Hill country & Merseyside flat lands . Field Marshall Trippier of East Lancashire Road Club proposed […]

 September 23, 2016  Posted by at 9:42 pm Other 1 Response »
Sep 192016
Local hill climbs 2016

Here are some local hill climbs to come and ride with Centreville – note the closing dates:   01/10    Rossendale Road Club – closing date: 24/9 02/10    West Pennine on Blackstone Edge – closing date   20/9 (Traditionally the West Pennine event forms part of ABC Centreville HC Champs) 8/10    Huddersfield Star Wheelers – closing date: […]

 September 19, 2016  Posted by at 2:09 pm Hill climbs No Responses »
Sep 132016
East Lancs Hill Climb 2016

  Four ABC  Centerville riders flew the green white and blue at the East Lancs RC 2 stage hill climb on Blackstonedge above Littleborough this weekend. It was won by Dan Evans of Team Elite/Paul Bethel Electrical who set a storming new record of 7 minutes 10 seconds on leg 2 – the third rider […]

 September 13, 2016  Posted by at 10:47 pm Hill climbs 1 Response »
Aug 262016
Hill Climb with Centreville 2016

After some good results last year Centreville are putting a team together for some of the local Hill Climbs, especially these 4: East Lancs two stage event on 11th Sept 2016 Blackstonedge climb, Littleborough Closing date 30th August https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/12606 Beard Cup on the 18th Sept 2016 1 mile, Diggle, Saddleworth. Contact form on the website, […]

 August 26, 2016  Posted by at 8:48 am Other 2 Responses »
Aug 202016
Peak District Rail Trails

If you fancy riding something a bit different than the steep lanes and busy valleys of the Pennines you might want to head to the White peak and hit the fast and flat gravel trails along the disused railways of the Peak District. I did a great 70 miler with my mate Rod the other […]

 August 20, 2016  Posted by at 10:16 pm Other 1 Response »
Jul 272016
Anyone up for a "B" ride ?

On Friday I was pleased to hear from Geoff that we had an enquiry from a rider, called Dai, who was riding 100 mi per week and fancied a group ride. True to form the weather forecast for Saturday was appalling. Much as I like cycling my appetite for riding in “Heavy rain” is not […]

 July 27, 2016  Posted by at 1:23 pm Other 2 Responses »
Jul 172016
Yorkshire Road Club Hill Climb

  It seems that the Gods of Cragg Vale have helped Dave Grogan “Cragg Master and Club Sorcerer” back to fitness. Following Dave’s accident in November 2014 he has been helped back to fitness by the what seems to have been an unusually high number of NE Tail winds on Cragg in 2015 and the […]

 July 17, 2016  Posted by at 8:44 pm Other 1 Response »
Nov 232015
2015 Hill Climb Season

Louis Szymanski reports: Having put in some decent miles over the spring/summer I decided to have a go at a full hill climb season, hopefully culminating with a ride at the nationals on the last weekend in October. Snake Pass Hill climb: 1st The first local open hill climb of the season was organised by […]

 November 23, 2015  Posted by at 7:22 pm Other 3 Responses »
Oct 102015
UCI World Masters

The World Masters is an event covering a wide age range, 39 to 75+ proving as if I didn’t need reminding, there are many more years of cycling ahead, especially when you see how good Geoff Cooke and David Rowe still are. Cooke from Crumpsall represented England in the 1974 Commonwealth Games and Rowe rode […]

 October 10, 2015  Posted by at 6:38 pm Other 1 Response »
Oct 052015
West Pennine Hill Climb

Dave Grogan assembled a team of four riders, Ray Brown, Aaron Roe and myself. A Master of Tactics Dave managed to get hold of a deadly virus a week ahead of the Hill Climb.This gave Dave the chance to Immunise himself, while passing on the lethal lurgy to his fellow team mates. Ahead of the […]

 October 5, 2015  Posted by at 7:16 pm Other No Responses »
Sep 222015
Geronimo loves speed!

A small piece of sunny Majorca came to Littleborough this Saturday in the form Geronimo, over in England for a week and riding on borrowed gear. He is the embodiment of the “It’s not about the bike” ethos, he reckons it’s all about the legs, and considering he and Rick Clough were pushing each other […]

 September 22, 2015  Posted by at 9:37 am Club rides No Responses »
Sep 022015
John Drake rises again to ride with Centreville

Centreville are lucky to have in their ranks an inspirational man who has recovered from life threatening and life changing injuries to ride again when it was not thought he would even survive. To be back on the bike and training again when walking had seemed impossible is extraordinary and a testament to John’s strength, […]

 September 2, 2015  Posted by at 9:55 pm Club rides, Other 1 Response »
Aug 232015

No doubt someone will be along to share the real skinny on what’s been ocurrin’, but on a recent Centreville training ride in balmy August I heard tell of recent forays from Whalley to Glason Dock via the Trough of Bowland, a 90 miler on Cheshire lanes around Delamere, and a ride taking in a […]

 August 23, 2015  Posted by at 8:04 pm Other No Responses »
Dec 162014

Centreville will be making the most of the festive season, and as well as the usual club rides you are welcome to join us on any of the following: Christmas Drinks and Curry Night Friday 19th December Meet at 8pm in the Wheatsheaf, Littleborough Square for a few drinks, with a curry later ABC Centreville […]

 December 16, 2014  Posted by at 4:04 pm Other No Responses »