Category: Sportives

February 5, 2016 Richard_calder No comments exist

Carolyn with John after completing the Great Yorkshire Bike Ride CLUBWOMAN OF THE YEAR : Carolyn Stead  Carolyn has been instrumental in increasing the number of female members in Calder Clarion from a handful in 2010 to 19 in 2015. Back in 2005 Calder only had a handful of women riding as “social members”. Now most…

February 10, 2015 Richard_calder No comments exist

           National Clarion Events 2015 Bury Clarion’s Charlie Westlake Memorial Sportive         Races Sunday 31st May                  50 mile TT – Nottingham Saturday 4th of July              25 mile TT – Fenland Saturday 25th of April  …

September 6, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Wakefield Hospice have made a request to Calder Clarion for some of our riders to reconnoitre the Dark Peak Sportive route which will also be a publicity opportunity for the event. The recce ride will be on Sunday 8th August starting at 9.00am from the Hospice where there will be a ‘photo call’ by the Wakefield Express. The…

August 18, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

No need to enter the Tour, just turn up and ride the regular Wednesday evening 10 on 21st August.Every rider, apart from receiving their normal 10 mile time, will be timed over the last 3.5 k from just after Ackworth Roundabout to the finish. That’s it. Stage 1 Prologue completed and you are in the Tour. Location…

May 26, 2013 Richard_calder No comments exist

Kevin Ward, well equipped fan Kevin Ward’s Facebook entries from before the Sportive (Friday) and post sportive and Professional Race (Monday) Friday: Had a great spin in the Belgium countryside on lovely quiet country lanes today, went to Geraadsbergen & climbed The Muur riding the cobbles is hell how the pro’s fly along is beyond me,…

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…

September 13, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

The 2013 Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaandaren – RvV) is to take place on 31st March.   A club trip is planned for that weekend, taking in the very popular Sportive event the day before (Saturday). The plan is as follows: Thursday 28th March Ferry from Hull (evening sailing) to Zeebrugge. Friday morning transfer to B-Hotel…

July 6, 2012 Richard_calder No comments exist

Jean Burton waving, Elaine Kelly (on outside) and Helen Hinde  (at rear) on the hill up to Crake Helen Hinde riding away from followers onStillington Beacon The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is one of the most popular and successful charity cycle rides in the country. Amongst the riders this year were Jean Burton, Elaine Kelly and Helen Hinde. The 72…

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 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…