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
Gooseye Grimpeur Sportive 2017 report

“Retire me.” “No,” replied Jon on the final feed station. “Oh go on, retire me, throw me out. I’m making the club look bad.” “No, you’ll have to finish, get on with it.” “Now that’s just mean,” I  said – and thought – as I cracked on, even though I was only half serious. As […]

 November 22, 2017  Posted by at 10:11 pm Events, Sportives 1 Response »
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 262017
Yorkshire Road Club Hill Climb

This event marks not only the end of the Cycling Season but also a change in the years seasons. Over the last few years we have had, favourable tail winds, Hail storms, Heavy Rain and localised rain, of note is the fact that of a field of 53, 20 Riders didnt start owing to the […]

 October 26, 2017  Posted by at 7:33 pm Other 1 Response »
Oct 092017
The Rake Hill Climb 2017

Ben and Neil at the Rake Hill Climb 2017 Pain-fest fanciers Neil Swithenbank and Ben Whitehead lined up for ABC Centreville at the famous/infamous Rake Hill climb in Ramsbottom on Sunday. This 875m course ramps up to 22% and gives you a fair kicking if you attack it properly. Judging by the race-face contortions on […]

 October 9, 2017  Posted by at 7:59 pm Events, Hill climbs 2 Responses »
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 http://www.centreville.org.uk/tour-of-cambridgeshire/ 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 »
Sep 242017
Insect stormtroopers on bikes

Trust Centreville to find the one cafe in all the world with the one teenager in all the world who has always been terrified of cyclists – and then crowd onto the same table as her en-masse. It’s that kind of nuanced sensitivity that makes us the fine club we are today. To be fair […]

 September 24, 2017  Posted by at 8:01 pm 'B' Group, Club rides 2 Responses »
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 »
Aug 312017
Bank holiday double-header

Withington Wheelers 10 mile TT  – Saturday 26th August 2017 Wigan Wheelers 25 mile TT – Sunday 27th August 2017 For the bank holiday weekend I had a double-header – a 10 mile TT on the Saturday afternoon and a 25 mile TT on the Sunday morning. The Withington Wheelers 10 mile TT was supposed […]

 August 31, 2017  Posted by at 3:54 pm Events, TT No Responses »
Aug 032017
12 hours of fun...

Danny Shackleton reports on a great ride in the Team Swift 12 Hour Time Trial – Sunday 30th July 2017 Sometime towards the end of 2016, having completed one 10 mile time trial and a few hill climbs, I decided that 2017 would be the year that I started time trialling again. Not content with […]

 August 3, 2017  Posted by at 9:26 am Events, TT 2 Responses »
Jul 272017
Centreville donates to Africa Kit Appeal

Centrville’s John Taylor has kindly organised a club donation of cycling clothing to the Africa Kit Appeal which collects kit for young racing cyclists in Africa: “Our mission is to provide the kids of our supported African countries with the cycling apparel they need, not only will this enable the current cyclists to fulfil their […]

 July 27, 2017  Posted by at 9:18 am community and ideas, Events, Other No Responses »
Jul 182017
BDCA 50 mile TT – Saturday 15th July 2017

The A50/6 is considered to be one of the fastest 50 mile time trial courses in the country, being an out and back course based mainly on the A50 dual carriageway between Derby and Stoke. With the event having a restricted field (72 men and 18 women, with a separate event for 30 riders from […]

 July 18, 2017  Posted by at 1:14 pm Events, TT 2 Responses »
Jun 272017
Paul goes under the hour

Going Under the Hour “I decided to have another crack at time trialling this year (my last time trial was in 1992!) and so entered a few early season time trials on my road bike with clip on bars. I soon remembered how painful time trials are but i did enjoy the pure, simple effort […]

 June 27, 2017  Posted by at 9:07 pm Events, TT No Responses »
Jun 222017
Louis Szymanski wins Belmont Hill Climb

Belmont Hill Climb 2017 Centreville’s Louis Szymanski blasted up the course to win the Belmont Hill Climb on 21st June 2017, in 9 minutes 53 seconds – more than half a minute in front of second placed David Powell of Horwich CC, with Team ASL Bolton’s David Stammers third in 10.31. East Lanc’s Karen Bailey […]

 June 22, 2017  Posted by at 9:11 pm Events, Hill climbs No Responses »