Month: February 2012

February 25, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Some Riders stopping briefly at Waterton Discover Centre part way round the Health Ride.Photo David Keighley (Wakefield Cycling Forum) Keeping the Saturday morning rides going fortnightly through the Winter months has kept interest simmering until the 25th February Health Ride when warmer, dry weather attracted new cyclists who joined more experienced members of Calder Clarion…

February 22, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Matthew & Tom Butler The annual dinner and prize  presentation was held on the  18th February at the Capri,  Horbury Bridge. The event  was organized by Jean Burton.  A food took the form of a hot Italian  Style buffet followed by the awards.  The alternative awards took a little  longer than usual as there  were 9 recipients. Award winners…

February 22, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

While rummaging on a stall at a small jumble recently, Paul Gittins came across two old cycling handbooks with yellowing pages. They were copies of the 1958 and 1959 RTTC Handbooks. When Paul looked more closely,he realised they had belonged to non other than Barry Hoban, who had written his name in both along with some…

February 18, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Geoff  Whiteley I have known Geoff since I joined the Calder in 1965. He joined, as a junior in 1962. He spent most weekends going on club runs or hostelling by bike. He started racing in 1963.His fastest 10 mile time of 25.54 was achieved on the Pontefract course in August after racing most of…

February 15, 2012 Richard_calder 1 comment

Jonny Croston has time to photograph the Batley Bash peleton After a long succession of very cold days, there were slightly warmer conditions for the 2012 version of the annual epic Batley Bash. The early “Reliability Trial from Tingley to Boothferry Bridge and back attracted the usual big field drawn from predominantly West Yorkshire Clubs, including…