Month: April 2012

April 28, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Jonny Croston took 10th place in the Yorkshire Day of the Races 2 at Tockwith Autodrome on Saturday 28th April only 3 days after a 10th place on Tameside.Jonny chose to sit in and conserve his energy for the finish, which paid off with a point. On the other hand, Martin Price was in characteristic…

April 25, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

First dry day in weeks so made a last minute decision to try the Tuesday night 4th cat race at Tameside. Arrived in time to watch the Cat2,3,4, race and have a snickers whilst chatting to a couple of Saddleworth Clarion members. Also spotted representatives from North Cheshire, Stockport, Bury and the National Clarion. Signed…

April 23, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Weetwood Hall On Sunday 22nd April, Calder Clarion members rode a leg of the Yorkshire Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Relay to raise awareness of the Charity. Different forms of transport were used on the 23 legs of the relay with the bicycle nominated for the 13 mile leg from Wrenthorpe Park Wakefield to Weetwood Hall, Otley Road in Leeds …

April 23, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Nick Firth win’s the 1984 Notton Road Race from his breakaway companion Colin Nelson (Leeds RC)   at Chequerhouse on O2 1984 Nick Firth who has recently rejoined Calder has had a long and sometimes colourful career as a racing cyclist in the colours of Calder and also Wakefield Cycling Club. He has kept meticulous records…

April 18, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Calder Clarion’s 2012 Summer 10 mile TT series is moving to a new course near Hemsworth after 12 years on the Heath Common course. The road surface on a stretch of the old course was deemed too dangerous to race on and the suggested modification to avoid the hazardous section had too many roundabouts and…

April 15, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Descending through Oxenhope in theSpring into the Dales Audax My hopes of starting this Audax on time were dashed after I put the TV on as I was getting ready, and was confronted by another Formula 1 clothing feature by the BBC presenters  of the Chinese GP, with EJ & DC modelling some interesting choices…

April 11, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

A number of Calder riders took up Saddleworth Clarion’s invitation join them on their 3rd Annual L’enfer du Saddleworth hilly ride over pave and grave around Saddleworth and Marsdenon 8th April 2012.The ride is an homage to the Paris Roubaix and includes numbered sections of pave and grave.  Steep climb with Matt Dodsworth near the…

April 11, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

The National Clarion Track Championships will be held on 9th June between 13:00 and 17:00 at Manchester Velodrome.Organiser is Nick Hall of Bury Clarion. Entry will be via the British Cycling web site where details will appear soon. There will be no entries on the lineEvents include the sprint, pursuit, 5 mile, points race, team…

April 4, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Michael Vennard on the Kwaremont Riding a 140K Sportive and watching the Professional Race were to be the highlights for Tom Butler, Jonny Croston and Michael Vennard, who boarded the overnight Ferry in Hull on a Thursday evening, heading for Zeebrugge and then Oudenarde in Flanders for a long weekend at the ultimate festival of…