Nov 062018
 
Centreville cycle the Lincolnshire Wolds

Day 1 On the first friday of November Steve Whittington and Dan Shackleton rode the 210km (130 miles) from Manchester over the Pennines to the excellent Viking Centre at Claxby on the north-eastern edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds near Market Raisen. We had the sole use of the hostel, which Nigel Bishop had kindly found […]

 November 6, 2018  Posted by at 7:09 pm Club history, Club rides, Road racing, Trips away No Responses »
Nov 062018
 
An introduction to track riding and racing

From John Drake, ABC Centreville’s club chairman and experienced track racer and coach ABC Centreville always looks to develop members’ participation and skills wherever possible. This article seeks to provide information on track cycling and the avenues to participation. There are a number of ABC Centreville members who regularly ride the track at Manchester Velodrome, […]

 November 6, 2018  Posted by at 2:30 pm Club history, Track races No Responses »
Oct 042018
 
Centreville place well at the West Pennine Hill Climb 2018

Four ABC Centreville Riders rode well at the West Pennine Hill Climb on Blackstonedge on Sunday 3th September 2018, which was blessed with a slight tail wind. Family bragging rights went to Janine McGregor who finished an impressive third in the women’s race, whereas Ben was ‘only’ 4th!  Janine did 11.27, behind winner Sarah Lewthwaite, […]

 October 4, 2018  Posted by at 9:31 pm Hill climbs No Responses »
Oct 012018
 
Charlotte Boothman turns up the heat on summer 2018

If the tarmac wasn’t already in danger of melting in the searing heat of summer 2018, Charlotte Boothman would have blistered it anyway with the impressive TT rides she has laid down this year in her first full season for ABC Centreville. Her year began with a spring that included five wins. Since then she […]

 October 1, 2018  Posted by at 10:45 pm TT, Women cyclists 1 Response »
Sep 012018
 
Centreville camp it up in Llangollen

There’s nothing like a night under canvas (ok nylon), close to nature (but a short walk from the toilets), a gentle breeze playfully tweaking the tent (alright occassionally sounding like an express train) to prepare the body (through aching limbs and lack of sleep) for a long, lumpy, scenic ride….oh wait that last part is […]

 September 1, 2018  Posted by at 9:58 pm socials, Trips away No Responses »
May 012018
 
Charlotte Boothman takes her 5th win of 2018

Centreville’s Charlotte Boothman has had a storming start to her spring TT campaign, with 5 wins out of 9 outings to date. Charlotte  delivered Centreville’s first win of 2018 in her first race for the club, clocking a speedy 17.46 for first woman on a shortened 7.5 mile course at the NLTTA 10 on Saturday […]

 May 1, 2018  Posted by at 8:00 pm TT, Women cyclists No Responses »
Mar 272018
 
Chirk 200km Audax: imps and angels

“No, they can’t have, surely not? Yes….yes, they’ve definitely left me behind.” That’s me in disbelief at the first checkpoint at the Pinfold café near Nantwich, 55km into the Chirk 200. They would be waiting at the first junction, surely? No, nor the next. Should I chase on, assuming they had gone ahead, or did […]

 March 27, 2018  Posted by at 3:29 pm Audax 2 Responses »
Mar 192018
 
57th Eddie Soens Memorial 2018

Steve Whittington reports: Wet Wet Wet Myself and Paul Basson were in action at the 2018 edition of the famous season opener, the Eddie Soens Memorial on Saturday 10th March.  With single digit temperatures and the prospect of rain forecast, I’ve gotta be honest, I could have as easily stayed in bed that morning! The […]

 March 19, 2018  Posted by at 12:13 pm Other No Responses »