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 No Responses »
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 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 »
Nov 202014
Reeth To Dent

The second installment of another Cycling Saga complied by Nick Holmes Dave Rolled into Reeth admitting he was the one that had “Popped” and not his inner tube. Perhaps I should have waited and given Dave  my emergency Mars Bar, however when gravity is pulling a 74kg mass downhill towards a pub the only thought […]

 November 20, 2014  Posted by at 6:00 pm Trips away 1 Response »
Nov 142014
Barry Jones 1937-2014

By Geoff Read, in conversation with Barry’s daughter Mandy Bishop, World Road Race Champion 1982 (as Mandy Jones) and life Centreville member I rode with Barry a few times in the 1980’s and had the benefit of his ever-ready primus stove for brewing up at the side of the road in old-school fashion, so it […]

 November 14, 2014  Posted by at 2:04 pm Club history, Member profiles 2 Responses »
Nov 092014
Kirby Lonsdale to Reeth and Back

Centreville cycling trip in the Yorkshire Dales, report by Nick Holmes The week before the trip Dave Grogan looked at my 30 year old road bike and asked “Is that the bike you’re riding next week?” I knew straight away  he was referring to my classic Campag Victory 42, 52 Chainset. I also new time […]

 November 9, 2014  Posted by at 7:39 pm Trips away 2 Responses »
Nov 052014
What's your Saddleworth?

‘B’ ride: Saddleworth lanes to Edna’s See what I did there? What’s your saddle wor….oh never mind. We had a good turn out for a Wednesday morning of seven, tempted by the low sunshine and blue skies to go out on a limb, forsake the Blue Ball circuit and have a look-see at the lovely […]

 November 5, 2014  Posted by at 3:00 pm 'B' Group, Club rides 2 Responses »