HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRC!
On Saturday 19th March Barnsley Road Club celebrated their 92nd Birthday, marking the occasion with a special ‘club ride’ to one of their favorite locations, The Bank View Café at Langsett, famed for its polka dot exterior when it became one of the land marks on the route of the 2014 Tour De France Grand Depart.
Over 30 riders departed from Northern College on a clear but cold morning, heading for Thurgoland, Green Moor, while being photographed en route by the national cycling press (Cycling Weekly) who will be running a feature in the coming weeks.
Taking in spectacular views as always in every direction across the region, the riders arrived at their café stop where George Miles (Club President) presented a stunning celebration birthday cake.
Thank you, B.R.C.
New Club Kit
These T-shirts are 100% cotton and the logo’s are embroidered rather than printed.
Click either photo for a larger image and size guide
The cost will be £17 each.
If you are interested Gary Barnes will require your order and payment by Sunday 20th July 2014.
Production takes 2-3 weeks after our design is confirmed and we will only have very limited spares in stock so don’t miss out on your chance to look smart at open/evening 10 events or just sat watching telly.
Big thanks to Ian Moss for the artwork and design.
2 UP 10 MILE TEAM TIME TRIAL RECORD BROKEN.
Richard Dean & Anthony Bromley smashed the Club Record for a `2 up 10` on Wednesday evening (02-07-14) on the Park Springs Road course.
A brilliant ride of 20 mins 44 secs (ave speed 28.9 mph) taking 1 minute & 05 seconds off the old record.
Well done to you both,
Thanks to eagled eyed Dek Crawshaw for spotting that the Club Record for a 10 mile `Team` was broken in our Open `10` last Saturday.
Rich Dean`s time of 20mins 08secs, Anthony Bromley`s 21mins 30secs and Jake Cook`s 21mins 55secs giving a total time of 1hr 03mins 33secs, beating the old record of 1hr 03mins 57secs by 24 seconds.
Well done guys, there`s a lot more to come.
All entries to be posted to NEW race secretary as per notes on Event List.
Increased prize pool, more details to follow in due course.
2 riders beat the B.R.C. `5 mile T.T.` record on the first night of the Evening Events and one rider missed it by 2 seconds.
The old record of 11mins 01secs set by Rich Dean in 2012 was soundly beaten by half a minute by Anthony Bromley 10mins 31secs and then Rich Dean retook his record with an staggering 10mins 04secs. Carving nearly a whole minute of his 2012 time.
New rider for B.R.C. Jake Cook was just 2secs outside the `old` record with an 11min 03secs ride.
The conditions were just about perfect with damp roads & lots of oxygen around following the rain just as the event was starting. This led to some very surprising times for some of the riders. Full results to follow as soon as possible.
Well done to all who rode, the marshals & the timekeeping team.
Graham Albrow and Gary Laight proudly represented Barnsley Road Club in today’s Colomba Cardio Classic. Starting in Richmond and taking an anti-clockwise route around the Northern Dales, including Buttertubs Pass, the pair recorded respectable times, Graham 4hrs 19 mins and Gary 4hrs 30 mins. A challenging but picturesque route, hardly any major roads to negotiate, must say well thought out. Overall a very well organised event, excellent directional signs, plentiful refreshments during and after the event…jacket spuds with two fillings! Be back next year for sure, worth the trip, and will be making a donation to Children’s Heart Unit Fund
Maybe a club weekend could be arranged for next year, mini-bus (inc. bikes) up Saturday am, do the ride, a tea time special, bunk for the night and then cycle home next day…
BRC riders braved some terrible conditions yesterday (Saturday 22nd) to race in the Bolsover Whs `10` at Hatfield Woodhouse near Doncaster.
Richard Barnes, (off No 13) had some really bad luck to start in horrendous conditions – a storm blew up – very heavy rain & really strong wind. He did well to get back in 30mins 57secs, very wet & cold.
Dave Bowen, may have just missed another storm that blew up or he just rode faster. Whatever, Dave did an excellent ride, a 26min 48secs.
Well done to both of you, keep it up, you`ll only go faster.
Race won by Simon Beldon (Team Swift) in 21m 01s.
Congratulations to Chloe Selman on her 2nd place in the 3,000 metres (pursuit) on Saturday 1st December at the Newport International Track Meeting. Chloe also set a new British Record. Well done Chloe
The Chloe Selman show rolls on…
…Chloe was 1st in the National Paracycling Circuit Race Series at the Sunderland Nissan Test Track on September 8th 2013.
Well done Chloe.
The next & final Special Event is the `Hill Climb`…
It`s up Stainbro Low starting at 10-01am on Sunday 29th September 2013.
This is the final event of the year, have a good rest till May 2014.
See you all then.
Super Record `10` Ride…
…Barnsley Road Club`s Richard Dean achieved a lifetime ambition today when riding the `Team Swift Charity 10 mile Time Trial`.
Rich recorded the super time of 19 minutes 43 seconds for the 10 miles, this giving him an average speed of 30.43 miles per hour !!!
Richard knew he was in top form coming into the event on the South Cave course & rested up during the week leading up to it.
After the disappointment of doing a 20 minute 01 second ride only a couple of weeks since, todays ride more than made up for it.
Rich set the Barnsley Road Club 10 mile record tumbling last year and carried on this year, culminating in todays ride.
All the Club congratulates the very likeable Rich on this brilliant ride.
NEWS FLASH COMING FROM THE VELODROME..
…CHLOE SELMAN HAS SMASHED THE NATIONAL TRACK RECORD FOR THE 500TT (SUBJECT TO RATIFICATION) WITH A TIME OF 50.831
OLD RECORD STOOD AT C4 FEMALE – 500m 24-Jul-2001 Zoe Marusiak 52.322s
BRC congratulates Chloe for the ride & her family for the support they give her.
On Saturday 10th August…
…Rich Dean set a new Club Record for a 10 mile time trial. Racing on the fast V718 course near Hull Rich recorded a time of 20-01, clipping 5 seconds of the record he set last year. This time gave him a average speed of 29.97 mph just 2 seconds off the magic 30 mph ride which will surely come soon.
In the same race, promoted by the Bridlington C.C. Dave Vingoe recorded his fastest time for a number of years, 21-47. This was an improvement of 42 seconds on last years best time.
Congratulations to both riders
…did a personal best ever time in the Rockingham C.C. 25 mile Time Trial today (Saturday).
His time was a super fast time of 52mins 09secs. Club Record.
This was enough for 2nd place only 07secs behind winner Stuart Smith (52-02).
Rich said afterwards that he blew a bit with 3 miles to go – was on a `51`
A superb ride Rich.
…rode the Yorkshire R.C. 25 mile T.T. in North Yorkshire at the weekend (22-06-13).
In very blustery conditions he still managed to pull out a 55min 49secs time for 8th place.
Good ride Rich, well done.
…set a new Club Record time for a 15 mile Time Trial on Sunday 16th June 2013.
Richard`s time was 31mins 31secs, this placed him 7th in the Yorkshire Cycling Federation event on the V728, the winner was Mark Thaxter in 29m 40s.
The old record stood to Steve Roper with 34mins 08secs in 2011, this was beaten by a massive 2mins 37secs.
Very well done Rich.
What do points Make???….
… a happy cyclist!
Every year at we run a points competition for the Evening 10`s and the Special Events.
This year we are delighted to be running a Ladies category aswell.
This competition is only open to Brc members, and only if fulfilling the criteria in the Special Events.
To find out how you are getting on, and maybe figure out who you need to beat to progress up the table, check out the table on the events page of the website
A massive congratulations to BRC member David Schofield on recently completing the London to Paris charity bike ride in aid of breast cancer research!!
After finishing a well deserved beer David had this to say…
“It was 320 miles of hard slog but rewarding all the same and more importantly the donations to Breast Cancer Care keep on rising. Got some staggering news on this front real soon. Thanks to everyone who has supported, donated etc and thanks to BRC for pushing me on the club runs to be in a postion to do it! Cheers”
Well done David!!
Just to let you know that we will be placing a kit order at the end of June. The prices and size guide can be found on ENDURA under CUSTOM CLOTHING. Production time is 10 – 12 weeks from placing the order. Please note that this will be the last chance to order WINTER kit, the next order after this one will be at the end of January in time for summer 2014.
Please Note: Prices for the kit have increased and also will be slightly dearer than shown on ENDURA website. This is because we need to spend a certain amount to get discount.
For example a short sleeve top is £39 if we spend over £1500 we get 10% discount then added is 20% vat which is £42.12……if we spend over £2500 we get 15% discount then 20% vat is added which is £39.78….
Chris Francis`s Welsh MTB Series Round 2 – Coed y Brenin.
The course was extremely rocky, rough and technical, and produced its fair share of broken bikes and bodies by the end of the day. I managed to get a lap in before the start to pick lines and check out the course nasty’s, which there were plenty of – the land of pointy rocks.
At the start I was grided on the front row of a field of 13 and from the gun we headed straight into the first climb, a technical woody climb which was hard going thanks to roots and rocks all over the place and soft ground. Some sections were faster to run but not a natural runner I found these tough and tried to ride as much as possible. I positioned myself in 3rd and let others set the pace and a rider error ahead let me into 2nd. I held my own through the technical downhills and was on the wheel of the leader by the start of the second lap. Pushing hard up the climb at the start of the lap making our way through the tail enders of the Vet and youth Categories we found ourselves in a group of 5. I pushed myself into the red on a rough rocky section and dropped back to third to recover but allowed a small gap to open. I stayed in visual contact of the two leaders but later in the lap while overtaking a back marker from another category I was pushed off line and ended up over the handlebars with a bruised bloody knee and ankle – and back into 4th place. Losing contact with the leaders I pushed hard trying to make up ground and finally made it back to the wheel of the 3rd place rider who had crashed. On a technical rocky climb I moved back into 3rd and pushed on. He dropped behind me on the climb but made up ground on a running section. I held the position to the end of the race finishing just 48 seconds behind the race winner, 23 seconds behind second place and 30 seconds in front of 4th. A close race that really tested physical and technical abilities….
Good ride Chris, well done
Barnsley Road Club`s Chris Francis got his race season off to a flying start. On Sunday 10th February Chris raced in Round 1 of the Welsh XCountry M.T.B. series (sports cat). Heavy rain and deep mud made this hilly course tough going, but Chris put his M.T.B. skills to the test and came home an impressive 5th place. Chris was very pleased with this result but more pleased that his new kit came out clean in the wash.
Well done Chris, keep it going.