Month: February 2013

February 25, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Despite appalling weather conditions, a number of hardy characters braved the snow and hills in the “Cobbles of Halifax” pre-Flanders tribute to the Gent Wevelgem Belgian Classic on  24th March.  Organiser Michael Vennard was forced to modify the route with some of the cobbled climbs so reminiscent of much of the route of the Belgian Spring…

February 23, 2013 Richard_calder 1 comment

The biggest cheers of the night at the Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation were reserved for Jack O’Boyle who was the winner of the Junior Best All Rounder Shield and Graham Price who took the covetted Sturgess Trophy. Jack O’Boyle receives the Junior Best All Rounder Shield from Martin Price The event was held on the 23rd February…

February 18, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

The 2013 Go-Ride season starts for Calder Clarion’s young cyclistsFirst session is on Thursday 28th February at St Thomas A Beckett School. Location MapSessions continue every Thursday Evening during School Term Time  at 17:45 for 18:00 start and continue until until 19:15.Go–ride is British Cycling’s programme encourages youngsters onto bikes.Go–ride sessions for 8 to 15 year olds. Run by experienced, qualified…

February 3, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Lindsay Atkinson-Wright and Michael Vennard being briefed by Mr Watt Bike Alastair McDonald Hatfield Jaguar held a Jaguar-Velo weekend on 2nd/3rd February at their showroom on Denby Dale Road. This was for the launch of the XF Sportsbrake Jaguar model which is said to be the optimum car for cyclists.Along with Wakefield Junior Triathlon Club,…

February 3, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

The new centralised start for all Sunday Club Runs at Thornes Park Denby Dale Car Park Wakefield has seen a surge in attendance for the Masters Rides. Despite low temperatures and a piercing wind, 11 cyclist were out for the run to Squires at Newthorpe.The photograph above shows the group about one mile into the…

February 3, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Saddleworth Clarion’s Ben Gillespie, winner of the Calder 1st january 5 mile TT, was a comfortable winner in the 1.2 kilometre, 20% maximum gradient Polocini Cafe Hill Climb on Sunday 3rd February in a time of 3.58Conditions were cold with rain falling hard with streams of water running down the roadside gutters.Jonny Croston came in…