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 »
Mar 122018
Circuit of Ingleborough TT 10th March 2018

Centreville’s Dan Shackleton reports: After last weekend’s time trial programme was written off thanks to the Beast from the East, Saturday’s Circuit of Ingleborough turned out to be only my second race outing of the year. The Circuit of Ingelborough organised by Pendle Forest CC is a true SPOCO event, being hilly, exposed and a […]

 March 12, 2018  Posted by at 11:12 pm TT 1 Response »
Mar 092018
Centreville women cyclists: proud and fast

Cycling is a fantastic and enjoyable sport, and Centreville are keen to welcome and support new women members of any experience. So to celebrate International Women’s Day (8th March) Geoff Read had an unofficial chat to some of Centreville’s strong and experienced cyclists who happen to be female. Please note the views expressed are of course […]

Feb 042018
The pleasures of winter cycling

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?” John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley There’s no doubt that there are better seasons than winter for cycling: the optimistic emerald brilliance of spring (remember, there were at least three days like that last year I’m almost sure); the long […]

 February 4, 2018  Posted by at 8:28 pm 'B' Group, Reliability rides No Responses »
Jan 092018
Reliably icy-dicey

Centreville Reliability Ride 1: 7th January 2018 An excellent turnout of massed Centreville members racked up outside Rochdale Town Hall for an early blast, and as it turned out an icy one too, the first victim being Nick, our esteemed club secretary who was bruised and battered from the get-go, having fallen off  even before […]

 January 9, 2018  Posted by at 9:10 pm Club rides, Events, Other, Reliability rides No Responses »
Jan 012018
What's Centreville up to this winter?

Centreville is cooking up a nice winter warmer of a cycling stew for 2018, with something for everyone, whatever your riding tastes. Here’s a flavour, why not come and join us – but please always contact us through the website to make sure a particular ride is on that day if it’s your first time […]

Nov 262017
2017 Presentation night at ABC Centreville Cycling club

ABC Centreville celebrated an excellent year of competition and just plain enjoyable riding in 2017 at our presentation night, with members active in road racing, time trialling, track, audax, sportives and touring as well as some memorable trips and training. Centreville also organised one of the nation’s hardest sportives, The Goose Eye Grimpeur Sportive, with […]

 November 26, 2017  Posted by at 4:51 pm Awards, Club history, Other, socials No Responses »
Nov 222017
Dan aces the 2017 time trialling season

Centreville’s ace (it’s the club logo – see what I did there?) time triallist Dan Shackleton rode well all season, and won the club BAR trophy. He finished 7th overall in the Manchester and District Time Trial Association league, despite being a V40 and only doing nine events out of the possible ten to count. […]

 November 22, 2017  Posted by at 8:31 pm Events, TT No Responses »
Oct 162017
Centreville takes the record for multiple navigation methods

A ride through Cheshire and Shropshire to Wilderhope Manor on Wenlock Edge and back “…so long as a man rides his Hobby-Horse peaceably and quietly along the King’s highway, and neither compels you or me to get up behind him,–pray, Sir, what have either you or I to do with it?” Laurence Sterne, The Life […]

 October 16, 2017  Posted by at 11:19 pm Trips away 1 Response »
Oct 052017
Masters World Championships 2017

Gran Fondo Masters World Championships, Albi, France, 2017 ABC Centreville’s Steve Whittington reports on his strong ride: After qualifying for the World Masters Championships at the Tour Of Cambridgeshire in June (see here I was back in action in GB colours for the final on the 27th August. 273 riders from all over the world lined up to […]

 October 5, 2017  Posted by at 7:19 pm Abroad, Events, Road racing 1 Response »
Oct 012017
Louis wins and Centreville are 1st team at West Pennine hill climb

West pennine Hill climb on Blackstonedge, 1st October 2017 ABC Centreville had a good day at the office on Blackstonedge today at the West Pennine hill climb, with Louis Szymanski taking the win with a storming 7.41 and leading the club to the first team prize, backed up by new member Andy McLaughlin with 9.05 […]

 October 1, 2017  Posted by at 9:26 pm Events, Hill climbs 1 Response »
Sep 172017
Louis wins Hadrian's Wall Road Race 2017

ABC Centreville’s Louis Szymanski won the Hadrian’s Wall Road Race from Bampton near Carlisle in a classy win over several elite riders, including second placed Dylan Byrne of VCUK  Velochampion Racing Team who Louis was able to ride away from on the last climb to the line to finish alone. This tops of a great […]

 September 17, 2017  Posted by at 9:06 pm Events, Road racing 1 Response »