News 2012

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GET YOUR KIT ON!!
I am going to place another kit order in early January, if you want to order anything let me know ASAP the items you require plus your size. I will require a 50% deposit once I’ve placed the order. Don’t complain in the summer if we don’t have kit in your size.

Many thanks.  Gary (Pencil) Barnes.

NEXT STOP TOWNEND – ALL CHANGE!!
In a change to the previously published clubrun destinations for the weekends 11th Nov & 18th Nov, the main clubrun & the `B` group ride both go to Askern on the 11th, with the main clubrun guys (& gals) contractually obliged to help push the B group riders on the hills, and the B group riders contractually obliged to buy their Pushers a tea in the cafe… On the 18th we`re all of to Sherburn in Elmet… (actually thats just you lot, I`ve already been and didnt think much to it, so your on your own!!) 9:30 start for both at Townend…

BRC SUNDAY B-GROUP RIDE
To all cyclists of any ability, would you like a STEADY 30-40 mile Sunday ride including a cafe stop? If so turn up at Townend in  Barnsley at the same time as the clubrun, (details here). Destination of ride will be decided on the day depending on the abilty of riders who turn up. The rides will begin on Sunday 14th October.

CLUB DINNER
If you have not received a menu booking form for the Club Dinner on Saturday 10th November 2012 at Barnsley Rugby Club, Shaw Lane, Barnsley. Please contact Zoe Blackburn, 33,Broadway, Barnsley, S70 6QL or on barnsley-road-club@hotmail.co.uk A.S.A.P.
Price :- £17 per person. Cash or cheques (made payable to Barnsley Road Club).
Last date for booking :- 22nd October 2012.

RE-ARRANGED  Y.C.F.`10`
September 16th on the V718 Newport.
Rich Dean did a 20m 30s, (6th place), Dek Crawshaw a 21m 38s, (18th place), and Neil Dyson a 22m 02s, (22nd place), with a strong SW wind.
Well done Guys.

EAST BRADFORD CC `15`
September 9th on the V221 N.Yorks.
Dave Vingoe 37m 02s (10th place) Wayne Randall 38m 11s (15th place).
Winner :- J.Wainman 32m 34s.

TEAM SWIFT `10`

September 8th on the O10/2 Ranby, Notts

Dek Crawshaw 21m 51s (10th place) Wayne Randall 22m 48s .
Winner :- I.Dalton 20m 10s.

THANKYOU!
Barnsley Road Club would like to thank everyone who took part in both riding and marshalling/timekeeping this years club 10 and special events series. Look forward to seeing you all again next year.

FAT LADY ABOUT TO SING
The racing season is almost over and the 1 kilometer sprint on Wednesday 29th August is the last BRC evening event of the season.  Meet in the layby on the Park Springs Road (A6195) around 6-30pm. Start time 7-01pm.

PB FOR DODWORTH DESTROYER
Sunday 26th Aug. Team Swift `10`….. V718.
George Miles rode the 1st of 3 events & could only manage 24m 18s.
Dek Crawshaw got better conditions when he rode in the 3rd event & produced a P.B. ever 20m 51s, an improvement of 35secs.
Well done Dek.

TOP SPOT FOR RICH
August 23rd.Rich Dean dominated the Evening `10`s Points Competition with an incredible 55 points. He was chased hard though by Dek Crawshaw with 48 points. Third spot went to Wayne Randall with 31 points. Another 8 riders shared out the rest of the points.

YORKSHIRE VELO `10`
Sunday 19th August at Newport near Hull. 69 year old George Miles was timed in at 23m 41s. Officially his PB since 2006.
Well done George.

EVEN FASTER `25` OF THE YEAR
Saturday 18th August. Dek Crawshaw – 54mins 20secs. This is his best time since 1999 (54m-17s) recorded in the Derby Mercury CC `25` at Etwall near Uttoxeter.
Good ride Dek.

EVENING `10`S
Wednesday August 15th.
The Evening`10` was cancelled owing to very heavy rain making conditions dangerous for riding or racing. Barnsley RC apologizes for any in convenience that may have been caused to any would be riders.

FASTEST B.R.C. `25` OF THE YEAR
Sat 4th Aug. 2012. Drighlington B.C. 25 Mile Time Trial. V236/1 (Topcliffe, N.Yorks).
Derek Crawshaw, 55min 26secs.
Well done Dek.
Conditions,  damp roads but fine. SW wind. Very lucky to be on the very edge of a right downpour.

BARNSLEY ROAD CLUB RECORDS TUMBLE
Saturday 28th July 2012. Wolds Racing Team 10 mile Time Trial. V718 – Newport near Hull, East Yorks.
Richard Dean. 20m 24s. (New Club Record). [beat the old Club Record held by Richard & Lee Dixon by 25s].
Derek Crawshaw. 21m 26s (= personal best time).
Neil Dyson. 22m 07s.
New Club Record Team Time 1h 03m 57s. (beat old record by 23s).
Dave Vingoe 22m 32s.
Event won by Keith Murray 19m 14s.
Conditions, Fine with west wind blowing across & behind going out to the turn.

HARD TIMES
Sat 21st July. Y.C.F.`10` Hatfield Woodhouse.
Dek Crawshaw 23m 07s (7th place).
George Miles 26m 20s
Winner, Lee Tunicliffe 20m 52s.
Conditions, fine & warm with a SW wind. It was hard to grasp how difficult it was today. Dek thought it was going to be easier coming back from the turn – it wasn`t, it was just as hard both ways. George said it was like `riding through treacle`all the time. Even the winner slowed from an `18` minute ride to nearly a `21`

FASTEST B.R.C. 25`OF THE YEAR
Saturday 14th July. Drighlington BC 10. @ Walshford – Kirk Deighton, North Yorks.
Dek Crawshaw 23m 08s (6th)
Conditions, a couple of showers made it a bit difficult on the roundabouts, but still a very good ride on this tough course.

NORTH NOTTS OLYMPIC 25.
Saturday 14th July. Cromwell – Long Bennington, Notts.
George Miles 1hr 02m 24s. Not a bad ride for an O.A.P. doing his 1st `25` for 6 years!
Conditions, dry but wet roads at times, lucky to miss very heavy showers.

TEAM SWIFT 10 MILE TIME TRIAL.
Wednesday 11th July. Newport near Hull.
Conditions were fine at last but instead of the usual rain there was a very strong west wind. While this was good and made for fast times on the outward leg the return section was very tough.
George Miles off No 4 scraped a 24min 13secs time, slowing from the last event on this course by nearly half a minute.
Dave Vingoe off No 82 also returned a time 44secs slower than his last outing clocking 23min 13secs, exactly 1 minute faster than George.
The 1st place was a tie between Sam Clark & Tom Thornley of Buxton CC. Both recording 20min 57secs.

CLUB RECORD ANNIHILATED.
Rich Dean partenered by Neil Dyson easily won the B.R.C. 2up T.T.T. on the Park Springs Rd course on Wednesday. At the start Rich was so quick off the blocks that he actually left Neil floundering in his wake. With Rich constantly shouting at Neil to urge him on the pair passed the timekeeper (Gary Thawley assisted by Zoe Blackburn) in 21mins 49secs, to beat the old record by 33 seconds!!  Well done Guys.

DEK & DAVE GRAB HIGH PLACES.
South Elmsall Social C.C. 10 mile Time Trial.  Saturday 30th June 2012.
North Nottinghamshire section of the A1.
Barnsley Road Club`s Derek Crawshaw recorded 22mins 09secs for 7th place behind winner Mark Ellerton`s (Team Swift) 20min 00secs. Not far behind in 13th spot was the `Road Club`s  `powerhouse` Dave Vingoe, his 22mins 50secs being slightly slower than last Tuesdays ride. This was in the main due to a strong westerly wind hitting the riders side on.

TESTING TIMES
Team Swift 10 mile T.T. Tuesday evening 26th June.
Course V718 at Newport near Hull.
Dave Vingoe recorded his fastest time for several years when he clocked 22minutes 29seconds. This gave him an average 26.7 mph, quiet impressive for this powerhouse.
69 year old George Miles committed the cardinal error of missing his start slot. After standing, waiting for a slot to start in for 30 minutes, Miles eventually got away to record an actual time of 23minutes 32seconds. This was a personal best for 7 years.
The winner of the event was Doug Forrester (Matlock CC) 20minutes 20seconds.
Conditions, mild, heavy cloud and a quiet strong SE wind.

NEW KIT
The kit samples have now arrived from Endura. Anyone wanting to try them on can do so at tonights evening 10, (06/06/12), or arrange to try on at Gary Barnes house. Don’t forget if you already have kit but want extra shorts, tops etc place your order now. The quicker we get our order sent in the quicker we get our kit.
Samples available are;
SKINSUITS   med, large
TRACK MITTS    small, med, large
ARM WARMERS  med/large,  extra large
KNEE WARMERS one size
THERMAL BIBTIGHTS  med, large

FUSION C.C. (DRONFIELD) 10 MILE TIME TRIAL
First man off out of six Barnsley Road Club riders Wayne Randall punctured on the way to the start point in Hatfield Woodhouse & so did not start. 2nd off 69year old George Miles turned in a time of 25minutes 21seconds, a personel best on this course for three years. He was followed by the over thirty years younger Richard Dean, fastest rider of the `Road Club, his time being 22minutes 05seconds, an average of 27.2 mph. Fourth to go was come back man Dave Vingo who has been putting in a lot of training recently. That has obviously paid off because his time for the 10 miles was 23minutes 56seconds giving him a 25.1mph average. Next off was `Road Club evergreen Dek Crawshaw, he produced his usual dependable ride of 23mins 31seconds for 2nd place in the `Road Club contingency. Lastly came another veteran, Bob Wadsworth, not having raced for over twelve years Bob found the going a little difficult and retired. The event was won by hill climb specialist Gunnar Gronlund (RST-Trigon) in an event record of 20minutes 15seconds.

STILL IN HIS OWN LEAGUE
Following up his good ride last week Barnsley Road Club’s veteran Paul Ruta raced in a League of Veteran Racing Cyclists race at Norland near Halifax organised by Condor Road Club. Over a 37 mile distance he was part of group which broke away from the main bunch after 4 laps, and in the sprint for the line finished 6th overall and second in his category for the second week running. Good ride Paul.

IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
On Sunday Paul Ruta finished 8th overall in a League of Veteran Cyclist’s race and 1st in his age group (60 + years) in a 43mile road race near Garstang on the Fylde coast.This was his first race since returning from training with his Italian team in the mountains of Campania in Southern Italy and a return to form after a delayed start to the racing season. A great ride Paul, well done.

HULL 10
George Miles was the only B.R.C. rider competing at the weekend. He took part in the City Road Club (Hull) 10 Mile T.T. on the V718 near Hull. With a really cold NE wind blowing George recorded a very good 24m 06s, not too bad for a 69 year old. He said later that, `the bl***y hill at the turn caught me out in too big a gear otherwise I`d have done a `23`. Well done George.

CLUB 5 MILE TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The first club event of the year got off to a flying start with a new club record being set. Richard Dean won the event in a time of 11.01. In the past the record has been held by Richards Uncle, Mick Dean so it’s now back in the family. Well done Rich!!
In total 4 BRC members braved the awful conditions on the Park Springs course on the Grimethorpe bypass.
Times for the BRC riders were:
Richard Dean – 11.01  (club record)
Wayne Randall – 12.09
Tony Galvin – 13.31
Andrew Micklethwaite – 14.28
Conditions were mild with very heavy rain and a slight wind.
Well done to all riders and a big thankyou to all who helped to get the series off to a great start.

NEIL CLOSES GAP ON RICH.
Saturday 28th April. Hull Thursday R.C. 10 mile T.T. Course V718 (Newport, near Hull).
Rich Dean was again the fastest of the `Road Club riders with a good 21mins 58secs considering the cold and strong NE wind that was blowing. Rich said afterwards `it was hard both ways`.
Neil Dyson pulled out an excellent (22mins 33secs) ride to get within 35 seconds of Rich. Neil later said `considering the conditions he was very pleased with the ride`. It was a really good ride Neil.
Well done to both of you.

PHEW WHAT A SCORCHER
65 year old veteran Paul Ruta recorded 24mins 52secs in his first outing of the 2012 season.  In the very cold conditions, caused by a strong east wind blowing straight from Lapland everyone who rode last week slowed this week by at least 90 to 120 seconds.  The winner was Charles MacCulloch (drag2zero.com) with  20mins 01secs.
Good ride Paul.

DEAN AND DYSON HAVE GOOD FRIDAY
BRC members Rich Dean and Neil Dyson delivered the goods this friday 6th April, they were riding the Hull City Road Club 10 mile TT on the V718 course. First off was Neil Dyson who finished with a time of 21 mins 47 secs knocking 4 seconds off his previous best time, not bad considering this was his first ride of the season. Rich Dean also did an impressive ride crossing the line with a time of 20 mins 49 secs which equalled the club record. The winner was J Jones (drag2zero) with a time of 18 mins 09 secs.

Well done Rich and Neil.

ANOTHER TOP TEN FOR DEAN
Sat. 31st March.  Birdwell Whs `10` at Hatfield Woodhouse near Doncaster. In bitterly cold conditions and a strong north wind Rich Dean clocked his fastest time of the year knocking 4 seconds off his previous best. His 22mins 40secs gained him 10th place overall. Winner was Gunnar Gronlund (National Hill Climb Champion) in 20mins 58secs.

MOUNTAIN ERUPTS AFTER LENGTHY LAYOFF
BRC rider Neil Mountain dusted down his race bike after a 12 year layoff. Neil was in action on Saturday in the Darley Moor 2 road race. Neil says the race was run at an high pace and was very pleased with his ride finishing comfortably in the front of the bunch just behind the sprint finish.
Well done Neil.

HARROGATE NOVA CC 24 MILE TT
Rich Dean was racing again in the Harrogate Nova CC 24 mile hilly TT. Rich came home in a time of 56 mins 02 secs which earned him a credible 11th place. Rich said he felt good but just needs to get the bigger gears rolling on the downhill sections. The winners time was 52 mins 51 secs. Well done Rich.

HYGM
A big thankyou to everyone who attended the HYGM and a BRC welcome to new member Julian West.
Please note that the AGM will be on Friday 5th October 2012 at the same venue 7.30pm start and that the clubs Presentation Evening and Dinner will be on Saturday 10th November at Shaw Lane Cricket Club, menu will be sent out at a later date.

TOP 10 ON DEAN’S RETURN
BRC rider Richard Dean marked his comeback in impressive style in the Doncaster Wheelers 10 mile TT on the Hatfield Woodhouse course.  Rich recorded a time of 22mins 44secs earning him 6th place overall and 2nd place in the ‘A’ category. An excellent start to his season considering this was is first race for two years.
Kevin Dawson (Strategic Lions) was the winner with a time of 21mins 05secs. Well done Rich.

BRIAN GLENNON
Sadly BRC life member Brian Glennon passed away on Sunday 11th March at the Hospice, members of his family were with him. BRC members send their condolences to his family.

BRC NEW KIT 2012
Endura clothing samples have now arrived, all members wanting to try them on and place an order please email Gary for details.

SESCC MINCE PIE 10 MILE TT
Sunday 11th December 2010 saw Steve Roper ride the annual South Elmsall Social Cycling Clubs annual mince pie 10 mile TT. Conditions for the event were fine and mild for the time of the year without the recent strong winds. Results were:-
1st Steve Roper (BRC) 29mins 19secs.
2nd John Hanson (SESCC) 30mins 31secs.
3rd Pete Stirk (SESCC) 31mins 19secs.
7 riders took part.
Well done Steve!

ANNUAL DINNER AND PRESENTATION 2011
A big thankyou to Enid and Steve for organising the dinner and prize presentation. An enjoyable evening was had by all those who attended. Congratulations to all the prize winners, Steve requiring Thomas Masters to get all his trophies home. The raffle raised £44 which will be donated to the Poppy Appeal. Thankyou to everyone who brought along prizes especially Neil Mountain who donated an abundance of cycling goodies.

ANNUAL DINNER AND PRESENTATION 2011
Could members attending the dinner and presentation please arrive at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. (Don’t forget to bring a little something for a raffle prize).

NATIONAL HILL CLIMB 2011
On Sunday 30th October Barnsley Road Club member Steve Roper rode the prestigous National Hill Climb Championship at Long Hill, Buxton. Out of 149 finishers Steve finished a credible 139th in a time of 18 mins 39 secs.
The winner was Gunnar Gronlund in a time of 12 mins 48 secs.
Well done Steve!

MONSAL HEAD HILL CLIMB
Barnsley Road Club rider Steve Roper rode the infamous Monsal Head Hill climb in Derbyshire on Sunday. He recorded a time of 1min 48.2secs. He finished 4th in the Vets category and 30th overall out of 120 starters. Winner was Gunnar Gronlund in a time of 1min 26secs.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS: THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2011 AT 8PM PROMPT AT SHAW LANE CRICKET CLUB. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

STEVE ON A HIGH
Brc Hill Climb – Sunday 25th September
Steve Roper won the BRC hill climb breaking the 2 minute barrier. Times were:
Steve Roper – BRC – 1 min 59 secs
Alex Jones – TEAM CF – 2 mins 5 secs
Adrian Lingard – TEAM CF – 2 mins 30 secs

SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
TEAM SWIFT CHARITY 10, 010/3 RANBY
Dek Crawshaw rode the new course at Ranby and recorded a good time of 21.56. The winner was Julian Ramsbottom with a time of 19.52.
Rob Barnard travelled to Somerset for the Yeovil CC 10, and recorded a time of 23.36. The winner was Rob Pears, who finished in 20.14.

SATURDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
Rob Barnard accompanied Team Swift friend Alastair Wareham to the J5/8 course for a punt at the Stone Wheelers 25. Rob finished with a time of 1:00:33. The winner was James Ratcliffe who recorded 50:02.
Derek Crawshaw took part in the CDLCA 10 at Long Bennington. He finished with 22:40, in changeable weather conditions. the event was won by Matt Bottrill with 19:05.

SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
JE JAMES CC 25, O25/3, RANBY
A very windy day – cross and head winds out down to Markham Moor, and faster back up to Nornay, then a real struggle from there back up to the finish – all riders finding it hard. Rob Barnard finished with 1.03.19 (not helped by playing golf the previous day!), and Derek Crawshaw with 58.29, which won him 2nd place in the handicap competition. Winner was Scott Burns of Manchester Wheelers with 53.10, followed by Barry Charlton with 53.48.

SATURDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER
NORTH NOTTS OLYMPIC CC 10, A10/14A
Crosswinds for the riders to contend with, slower on the way out with a pretty fast return leg.At least it stayed dry. No problems for Kevin Dawson who won the event with 19.57, just pipping Matt Sinclair with 20 minutes dead. BRC riders Derek Crawshaw managed 22:54 and Rob Barnard 23:48.

MONDAY 29TH AUGUST
RUTLAND CC 10 – RANDALL DOES COURSE PB
Wayne Randall rode the Rutland CC 10 on the O10/1 Hatfield course today. He did a time of 24.18 beating his course best by 33 seconds and coming in 20th place. Julian Ramsbottom won with a time of 21.07.

SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST
TEAM SWIFT CHARITY 10 TT
Four club members competed on the V718 today in far-from-dragstrip conditions!
A strong westerly wind created a “tailwind out, headwind back” race, and everyone suffered.
Neil Dyson recorded 22.23, Derek Crawshaw 22.38, Rob Barnard 23.13 and Steve Roper 23.23.
Good effort on a tough day lads.
Race winner, as expected, was Michael Hutchinson with a time of 18.38.

SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST
CRAWSHAW AND BARNARD RACE AT RANBY
Club members Derek Crawshaw and Rob Barnard took part in the South Elmsall CC 10-mile TT on the O10/3 course on the A1 at Ranby. A tailwind for the longer outward leg meant that riders were up to top speed for much of the way to the turn, however the way back wasn’t so quick.
Two BRC riders took the start, Derek Crawshaw finished in 22:13 and Rob Barnard in 22:50 (a course PB for Rob, 2 seconds quicker than earlier in the year). Good effort chaps.
There were a couple of 19s on the day, with Kev Dawson winning with 19:25, ahead of Richard Bradley with 19:47.
The ladies’ prize went to 19-year-old Team GB pursuiter Laura Trott with 21:30, from her 100% Me team-mate Hannah Mayho with 21:46. This new course is pretty quick in the right conditions but maybe 30-40 seconds slower than the ‘drag-strip’ V718.

SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST
BRC TAKE ON THE V718 AGAIN
Club members Derek Crawshaw and Steve Roper were in action on the popular V718 on Humberside at the weekend.
Derek recorded an excellent time of 21:32 (the 3rd-fastest by a BRC member this year), with Steve coming in at 22:17. Well done chaps. The winner was the fast lad Michael Hutchinson with an incredible 18:11.

BARNARD BACK IN ACTION ON THE A1
Rob Barnard got back to racing in open events after his recent injury by participating in the North Notts Olympic CC 10 mile event on the A10/21 at Sutton-on-Trent. He recorded a respectable time of 23:39 – well done Tink! Joint winners James Coleman and Chris Hulme finished in 20:37, closely followed by Julian Ramsbottom in 20:41.

WAYNE DOES FLYER IN 25 MILE TIME TRIAL
Saturday 30th July 2011
Wayne Randall recorded the fastest 25 time of the season so far by a BRC rider. In virtually perfect conditions he flew round the Heanor Clarions 25 on the A25/11 in a time of 56.25 giving him 8th position overall. Wayne knocked a massive 2 minutes and 36 seconds off his pb!! He wasn’t far behind the winners time, Carl Miller in 54.11. Well done Wayne.

SATURDAY 23RD JULY 2011
Wayne Randall and Dek Crawshaw rode in the Wolds RT10mile time trial on the V718. Wayne recorded the fastest time with 22.22 and Dek did 22.45. Wayne described the conditions as tail wind on the shorter leg out and headwind on the longer return leg. Winner was Michael Hutchinson in 18.25.

SUNDAY 19TH JUNE 2011 – STEVE SETS GOOD TIME AT NEW DISTANCE
Riding the seldom raced distance of 15 miles on the V728 course at Hull on a cold, wet and windy morning Steve Roper set a good time of 34.08. This is BRC’s best male 15 mile time trial time. Winner of the event was Joel Wainman in 29.46. Well done Steve.

SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2011 – DODWORTH DESTROYER RETURNS!
Derek Crawshaw rode the North Mids VTTA 25 mile time trial on the 025/3 Ranby course in North Notts. In very windy and cool conditions due to his late start time he recorded a time of 58.59 putting him at the top of the Clubs leaderboard for the fastest 25 mile time trial of the season so far. Ian Cammish won in a time of 51.27. Well done Dek!

TUESDAY 14TH JUNE 2011 – STEVE JUST SHORT OF PB
Steve Roper rode the City Road Club (Hull) V718 course on Tuesday evening. A race of 2 halves, with all the early starters having the more favourable conditions. After 8pm the temperature quickly fell as the wind rose and the traffic eased. Steve was off at 8.25pm and managed a great time of 21.52 which was only 10 seconds short of his pb. Winner was Stuart Dodd in a time of 19.04. Well done Steve.

SATURDAY 11TH JUNE 2011
Neil Dyson was the only BRC rider competing in the Fusion CC 10mile time trial on the Hatfield Woodhouse, 010/1 course today. With very strong crosswinds Neil described it as “character building”! He recorded a time of 23.52 to put him in 21st place out of a field of 44 riders. The winner was Julian Rambo Ramsbottom in a time of 20.53. Well done Neil.

SUNDAY 5TH JUNE 2011 – PAUL SPRINTS TO 4TH
Paul Ruta raced in the LVRC Category 60 and over 42 mile road race near Newark. 8 riders including Paul managed to get away with 2 laps to go. This group whittled down even further to leave 5 riders on the last lap with Paul sprinting and earning 4th position. Good ride Paul after your 10 mile time trial yesterday. He is now off to Italy for some warm weather training.
On May 29th Paul also rode in the LVRC Category 60 and over 43 mile road race near Garstand in Lancashire. 4 riders including Paul got away from the main bunch with 2 laps to go and Paul sprinted to 3rd place. Well done Paul.

SATURDAY 4TH JUNE 2011 – FIVE FINE RIDES
5 BRC riders rode in the YCF 10 mile time trial on the V718. Headwind on the longer return leg made it tough going but nevertheless Neil Dyson managed a pb. Not so fortunate was Wayne Randall whose chain came off yet again losing valuable seconds. Think it’s time to spend some money Mr Randall!! Steve Roper didn’t start due to illness. The event was won by Nino Piccoli in a time of 19.32. Our lads times were:
Neil Dyson – 21.50 (pb)
Rob Barnard – 22.39
Wayne Randall – 22.42
Dek Crawshaw – 22.42
Paul Ruta – 22.54

SATURDAY 28TH MAY 2011 – BARNARD BATTERED BY WIND!
Rob Barnard rode the Holme Valley Wheelers 25 mile time trial on the V232 but was hampered by strong gusty crosswinds. Although he arrived at the turn faster than 2 weeks ago on the same course his eventual time of 1.02.13 was infact slower than previous. Adam Duggleby won with a time of 50.54 which was 3.30 faster than the 2nd placed rider. Tink is getting fed up of these windy rides to say the least but they will pay off when he next gets a “float”!! Well done Tink!
Riding on the same day in the Mapperley CC 10 mile trial was Dek Crawshaw. He recorded a time of 23.41 in what he described as tough conditions. Winner was Matt Bottrill who stormed round in 19.49. Well done Dek.

SATURDAY 21ST MAY 2011 – DYSON DIDN’T QUITE CLEAN UP!!
Neil Dyson rode in his first open event of the season. He competed in the middle markers 10 mile time trial on the V718. With a strong crosswind both ways he came 4th out of 150 riders with a time of 22.18 (pb) only missing out on 3rd place by 4 seconds. The winning time was 21.27. Well done Neil.

BARNARD RIDES WITH THE BIG BOYS!
Also in action today was Rob Barnard who was competing with the big boys in the National 10 mile Time Trial Championship on the T102 course near Hartlepool. The conditions were not favourable, with a very strong headwind on the way out, making all the riders suffer – most recorded times a good two minutes slower than their normal standard. Tink recorded a time of 25.11 finishing in 107th position. Winner was Bradley Wiggins in a time of 19.14, followed by Hutch in 19.55, and youngster Joe Perrett with 20.26. Well done Tink!

TUESDAY 17TH MAY 2011
Steve Roper rode in the City RC Hull midweek10 mile time trial clocking a time of 22.23. He says the conditions were tough with a headwind back on the longer return leg of the V718 course.

SATURDAY 14TH MAY 2011
On a hard and very windy day Rob Barnard (Tink) rode a 25 mile time trial on the V232 at Dishforth. Tink was pretty miffed to miss the hour again with a time of 1.00.32. Winner was Mark Thaxter with a time of 53.22. With my new time keeping skills I would have got you under the hour Tink!! Well done anyway in the tough conditions.

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY TO BRIAN GLENNON
Congratulations to life member Brian Glennon who celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday with family and friends. Brian was an active member of BRC both on the club runs and racing scene. Many happy returns from everyone at Barnsley Road Club.
Fastest ’10′ of the year so far: Lee Dixon, 20:49, V718
Fastest ’25′ of the year so far: Rob Barnard, 1:00:36, O25/11

THURSDAY 5TH MAY
Club evening events are now underway. A good evening was had by all who attended. See Evening 10′s 2011 for full report and results.

SATURDAY 30TH APRIL – COURSE PB FOR ROB BARNARD (TINK)
BRC rider Rob Barnard today competed in the Birdwell Wheelers 25 mile time trial on the Hatfield course. He described the conditions as cross head wind to Crowle with a pretty quick return. The rest of the course was crosswinds with the final leg being cross head winds which was just enough to stop him doing a well deserved sub hour ride. Nevertheless Tink still recorded a great time and his course pb of 1.00.36, beating his previous time on that course by a minute. Phil Graves won the event with a time of 51.42 which was also a new course record, 3 minutes quicker than Ian Dalton in second place. Well done Tink!!

SUNDAY 24TH APRIL – COURSE PB FOR STEVE ROPER
Easter Sunday: In the Rutland CC 10 mile time trial on the 010/1 Hatfield Woodhouse Steve recorded a time of 23.07 knocking nearly 2 minutes off his previous best time for this course. He described the conditions as mild with hazy sunshine and a gentle breeze. The winner was Joel Wainman with a time of 20.56.

FRIDAY 22ND APRIL – DIXON LEADS THE WAY AS RECORDS ARE SMASHED
East Riding Council are in the process of resurfacing the V718 as a trio of BRC riders ripped up the tarmac! In calm and warm conditions Rob Barnard started records tumbling at the Hull RC 10, with a ride early in the field, knocking a whopping 44 seconds off his PB with a time of 21.27. Next up was Lee Dixon, smashing his PB and the club 10 record by 23 seconds with a blistering time of 20.49. Completing the BRC trio was Paul Ruta who did a cracking time of 22.04. This broke the current club 10 mile team record of 1.05.58 by 1 minute and 38 seconds with the new record now standing at 1.04.20. The event was won by Michael Hutchinson with a time of 18.04. Well done lads, storming rides.

TUESDAY 19TH APRIL – BRC RIDERS DOMINATE BIRDWELL WHEELERS 5 MILE TT OPENER
Three of our riders were in action at the Birdwell Wheelers 5 mile Time Trial on the top road at Thurgoland. With a strong field of 23 riders the lads all finished in the top 5. In warm sunny conditions with just a gentle breeze Lee Dixon took top honours with a winning time of 12.09, 3 seconds faster than 2nd placed rider Trevor Mayne from the promoting club. Riding his first event of the Season (and only his 2nd ever time trial) Dave Lawrence got his season off to a great start claiming 4th place with a time of 12.51. Steve Roper was only 4 seconds behind with a time of 12.55 which gave him 5th place. An excellent effort, well done lads!!!

9TH APRIL – STEVE ROPER RECORDS NEW PB
BRC rider Steve Roper rode the Hull Thursday 10 mile time trial on the V718 recording a personal best time of 21.42. A brilliant ride considering we are still in the early part of the Season. The winner was Michael Hutchinson with a staggering time of 18.07 nearly 1 minute faster than second placed rider Kevin Dawson. Well done Steve.

2ND APRIL
Road Club rider Neil Mountain along with friends travelled to Belgium to compete in the Tour of Flanders Sportif. Neil’s number was 23,898 with a total of 24,000 competitors!! Neil described the cobbled climbs as “reasonably easy” but found the downhill and flat cobbled sections more testing to say the least. He takes his hat off to the pro’s as he said the tv doesn’t do the cobbles justice. He then stayed until Sunday and watched the pro’s show how it should be done.

Well done Tink, another course personal best – this time on the slow O10/1 Hatfield Woodhouse – Blaxton course. A strong west wind meant cross winds on the A614 so not the best conditions for a PB. Rob`s time in the Birdwell Whs `10` was 23mins 33secs. Runaway winner was Julian Ramsbottom with 20min 30secs beating the 2nd placed man by 1min 13secs.

MARCH 26TH. SATURDAY.
Two of our club members, Rob Barnard and Steve Roper rode the JE James 10 mile time trial on the 010/3 today. Tink recorded a time of 22.52 but Steve just pipped him with a time of 22.44, this being Steve’s first race of the 2011 Season. Not ideal weather conditions for racing, being a mere 8 degrees. The faster leg was on the way out with the return leg being harder especially on the drags. Joint winners were Kevin Dawson and Ian Cammish (not bad for a 54 year old eh!) who both recorded a time of 20.20.

MARCH 19TH. SATURDAY.
Rob Barnard rode the Retford & District Whs. 10 mile time trial on the A10/21 at Tuxford in North Notts today. `Tink` recorded a time of 23mins 28secs, a mere 7secs slower than his course best time. In not ideal conditions, cross winds out and not much help coming back, it was considered a tough day. Another good ride Tink. Julian (Rambo) Ramsbottom was the winner in 20mins 41secs.

MARCH 12TH. SATURDAY.
North Mids Vets 18k TT. Club Sec. Rob Barnard got the 2011 racing off to a good start, in nice warm weather and riding in only a skinsuit, no arm warmers etc. Tink made the most of the fast conditions to Blyth, there was a headwind for the last few miles, but even then there was shelter amongst the trees. Time – a personal best of 26 mins 07 secs, an improvement of over a minute on a time of 27-10 in 2007. Kevin Dawson scorched round the course in 22mins 42 secs (that’s what spinning with George can do for you). Next week Tink goes in the Retford & District Whs 10 at Tuxford in North Notts. Well done Tink.
We now have a list of all the North Mids. District events for 2011.

JANUARY 13TH. THURSDAY EVENING.
The Club A.G.M. was held at Shaw Lane Rugby Club with 22 members present. The following officials were elected :-
President – Geoff Willis.
Chairman – Eddie Gouthwaite.
Secretary – Rob Barnard.
Treasurer – Ken Corbett.
Racing Sec – Steve Roper.
Social Sec – Enid Hindley.
Press Sec – Steve Roper.
Webmistress – Sue Smith.
Auditors (2) – Dave Lawrence & Zoe Blackburn.
Club Events. the Evening Events to be held on Thursday nights, 7pm. starting on 5th May with a 5mile TT.
Sue Smith was welcomed as a new member.
There were 2 items for discussion – 1. Club Championship `10`, to be eligible for a trophy, riders must have ridden 3 previous club events. This was agreed to. 2. The monthly meetings to be scrapped in favour of 2 meetings per year (H.Y.G.M. in April & A.G.M.in October). This was also agreed to. There was then a lengthy disscusion re riders in club events doing their share of marshaling, nothing concrete being agreed to. Website – it was agreed that Sue Smith look for a better Host site with a view to improving the Club website.