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 »
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 »