Obituary – John Holliday

It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of fellow club member, John Holliday.  John who was known affectionately as “The Flying Marra” to many, died on Sunday 11th of November after a brave fight against cancer.  John, a proud member of Border City Wheelers for nearly 50 years, will be sadly missed by his fellow clubmates especially the Vets group, with whom he rode out regularly until fairly recently.

Our thoughts and sympathy are with his wife Judith, son Jonathan and the rest of his family at this sad time.

John’s funeral will be held at Carlisle Crematorium at 10.20am on Tuesday 20th of November and Judith has suggested that John would be really pleased if mourners were to wear club jerseys on the day.

Junior News

Go-Ride Sessions
These have been going well even under lights and with good attendance on Friday evenings.  Further once per month sessions will be held for the older (9+ group) on 16th Nov, 14th Dec, 18th Jan & 22nd Feb weather permitting.  Please ensure your children have appropriate clothing and lights.

Roller Sessions
As we move into the winter these will be held for the Juniors from Friday 2nd November at Harraby community centre (not the sports centre) from 7pm – 8pm once a month.

Racing sessions
We would like to give a well done to all those Juniors who have had a go at racing on the circuit during the summer and hope to see more going when that starts again in spring.  Thursday nights continue with Lydia on the circuit for ages 12+ (cost £4).  Further details on the CCA Facebook page.

Velodrome sessions
If any Juniors (9+) are interested in attending the velodrome can you please contact us?

Juniors Christmas Party
This will be held at Energi on Saturday 1st December from 2pm – 3pm.  £8 for junior members and £14.50 for non-members which includes food, juice and ice cream.  Please send names to the Juniors team asap and final payment by 16 November.  Everyone is welcome.

For Sale – Fixed Gear Bike

Fixed gear with flip/flop hub.
56 top tube c/c.
Mudguards and as new Schwalbe Marathon plus tyres.
46 front ring, 165 cranks.
Good condition. The Ritchey stem will be swapped out for another.
Price £130, can deliver Carlisle area.
Contact Martyn on 07917 422090

For Sale – Planet X Stealth TT Bike (Large)

Crankset 53/39 FSA Gossamer Pro Chainset Megaexo 172.5mm
Sram Force Front Mech
Sram Force 10spd Rear Mech
Sram 500 TT Levers
Planet X Stealth Bars/Pads Mk 1 S-Bend extensions
Sram Apex Brake Calipers
Planet X 90mm Stem
ISM PSN 1.1 Saddle
Planet X 82/50 Tubular Wheels
Zipp TT Computer Mount
Look Keo Pedals

This is an excellent bike and is still current in Planet X bike range, see link below geometry range:

This bike is equipped with Sram Force mechs and 50/80 carbon aero wheels, whereas the version in the link has Sram Rival mechs and Vision 35 wheels.

Asking Price is £895

Please contact Howard Cain 07912 054473 or
(Selling on behalf of a friend)

For Sale – Orbea Ordu Tri 1 TT Bike

Full carbon 52cm bike and carbon aero forks
Pair Zipp 808s, and Zipp 303 front wheel all tubs fitted with Tangente and Ultremo HT tyres
Zipp Vuca aero handle bars, Zipp 130mm carbon stem and Zipp carbon aero bars
Full Dura-Ace group set including brakes, bar-end changers, 53-39 175mm crankset and 12-28 cassette
Look carbon Keo pedals, ceramic bottom bracket
Selle Italia Signoti gel saddle, Zipp wheel bag and Cateye computer
This bike only weighs 8kg.  Cost £6200 to build would like OIRO £3000.
Contact Dave Forster 016973 52161 or 07850 984130


Arragons Cycles is pleased to offer members of Border City Wheelers with discounts for purchases and priority booking in our Shimano Service Centre.   We are an independent family business and our team of staff are passionate about cycling whether its road cyclist Rich, mountain biker Andrew or Phil & Sarah who are participators in the world of Triathlon!  We have a great range of road and time trail bikes from Scott, Van Nicholas, Kuota, Pinarello and Genesis.  Enjoy a brew while you browse our store.


A friendly independent Cycle Servicing Centre ideally located on the A7 in Longtown, Carlisle, on the Scottish Border. The Gateway to the 7 Stanes Trails in Newcastleton and Ae Forest.  Our aim is simple: to offer a service that exceeds your expectations. Whether it is delivering your new bicycle to your home, offering you a free cup of fresh coffee when you are in the showroom or being realistic with you, the customer, about your bike, accessories and repairs that may be required.  We love bikes and it shows! Quality brands are available including top makes such as Bionicon, Cuda, Felt, Haibike, Haro, Kona, Onza, Orbea, Saracen, Winora – each unique in their discipline adding that exclusive flavour to a market place full of run-of-the-mill products.  We believe in everyone being unique. Check out  Daan and Levi at BikeSeven are offering 10% discount to all BCW members.

Pilates Cumbria

Carol Westmorland is offering BCW club members the opportunity to attend Pilates sessions at a reduced rate of £6.00 per session, normally £7.50, discount applies to any class.  Click here for a class timetable.

Scotby Cycles

We offer Border City Wheelers members a minimum of 10% off all normal retail prices, however, it is worth telling the guys in the shop what you are looking for because there are great offers that come up from time to time.  We are one of the country’s leading dealers with top brands: Cannondale, Specialized, Trek, Endura, SIS, Elite trainers etc.  Every bike comes with a free six week safety check service.  If your bike needs repair we can usually have it done within 48 hours or less, and when you decide to splash out on a new bike why not trade in your old bike? We look forward to seeing you! Click here to view their website.