September’s club magazine is now available. You may view the magazine from the link below. Clicking the link should open the magazine in your browser. You can also download it by right clicking the link and saving the PDF.
Note: There is an error in the Sunday club run start times for December and January. It should be 9 a.m. from Cleveland Bridge.
It is with regret we have to announce the recent death of Gordon Maynard, a Bath Cycling Club member for over 50 years. Gordon was a keen cyclist who joined the Club with a number of schoolmates, some of whom still ride with the Club. Gordon frequently helped marshall Club events and was stalwart of Club Runs along with his son, Robert.
Gordon’s funeral is on Friday 13th May at 12:15, Haycombe Crematorium.
Following the success of last year’s trip to the Brecons, Bath CC women have kept themselves going through the wet and windy winter miles with the prospect of a warm spring weekend on Exmoor. We envisaged beautiful scenery and great riding in the hills followed by hearty food, fine wine and great company. We weren’t disappointed – although we could say we got a bit more than we bargained for.
The Bath CC Junior Road Race Team of Hayden Burton, Nic Mckibin, William Swarbrick and George Beck have been accepted into the first National Junior Road Race of the season. The race takes place over a lumpy 108km course starting at the Three Cocks near Hay on Wye on Sunday 20th March. Wishing them well on their first road race at National level.
The team have been supported by Bath Cycling Club and are pleased to announce that Sun Kissed Campers are their first sponsors. Sun Kissed Campers are based in Bath and hire out VW camper vans – the perfect vehicle for a weekend cycling trip – either to race or for pleasure. Please support the sponsor and vist their website.
There are also many opportunities during the season to win a Bath CC trophy. With a little bit of planning and consistent performances your name could be engraved on this seasons silverware.
Time Trial trophies for this season are as follows:
The “Mike Hurley Cup”.
To the fastest Bath CC veteran on std. in the Bath CC open 10. This will be held on the Frome course on 30th April.
Bath Cycling club are supporting a Junior Road Race team for the first time. Hayden, Will, Nic, Charlie and George have got off to a flying start to the season with 3 wins under the belts and a host of top 10 finishes. This is added to Hayden’s older brother Miles 3 wins. Their early season success has been rewarded by their entries being accepted for the first two Junior National Tour series races and the chance to compete against the best Juniors in the country.
The Tempest Trophy was Presented to the Bath Cycling Club by Tristan Tempest Tempest, Esq. in commemoration of the Sixtieth Year of Her Majesty`s Reign, 1897. It is awarded at the discretion of the committee for an outstanding performance, with a bias towards longer distances. Tony Thorne has kindly transcribe the Bath Chronicle article from 1897 that documents the presentation.
The Bath CC Annual awards dinner was held at the Bath Cricket Club on Friday 8th Jan. The trophy winners from left to right are Simon Ker, James Cartridge, Darren Edwards, Alastair McChesney, Gary Sheppard, David Stoyle, Aileen Brown, Liz Matthews, Hayden Burton, Nigel Vaugniaux, Alison Vaugniaux, Charlie Shields, Jez Ash