Keith Bickley’s latest report for the Cumberland News can be read here.
Vicky Johnston had a resounding victory with an excellent actual time of 2h 3min 47 sec to take the trophy with a net 1hr 43min 57sec after her 19min 50sec handicap allowance.
In the same event, Carol Westmorland took the VTTA North Lancs & Lakes age 48 female ’50’ record with 2hr 11min 44sec, to add to her existing age records of 10m in 23min 58sec and 25m in 1hr 2min 48sec.
Emil Petrov and Richard Anderson became the latest BCW members to crack 2 hours for the distance with 1hr 55min 35sec and 1hr 58min 38sec respectively.
And finally, Rich Bickley (1.48.19); Patch Pennefather (1.54.30) and Emil Petrov (1.55.35) broke the BCW ’50’ team record with a total time of 5hr 38min 24sec, beating the 5hr 41min 36sec set by Pete Smith, Lee Foster and Peter Priestley in 1999.
All BCW times can be seen in the “Results” section.
A recent club ride to Ullswater is featured in this weeks Cycling Weekly, click to read all about it.
The next club reliability ride will be held on Sunday 17 September setting off from the Rockcliffe Centre with a route out to Eskdalemuir. Further details to follow in due course.
Bill Maxwell and his friend Richard Tyson are setting off on 01 September to ride from Lands end to John O’Groats over 15 days. Bill is hoping to raise as much as possible for Hospice at Home Carlisle who gave fantastic care and support to his late wife during her illness.
Please support Bill by making a donation online to Justgiving.
‘Border City Wheelers have opportunities for new coaches to join their existing team. With completion of the new Harraby track, the club would like to recruit two or three additional coaches to help deliver junior Go Ride and coaching sessions. There would also be the opportunity to coach senior riders.
Full training will be provided through British Cycling to gain the qualification and it is likely that the courses will be fully funded. The time commitment required for the training is two weekend courses and a small amount of private study. It is quite possible that some future courses will be run in Carlisle as British Cycling are keen to see local clubs increase their coaching offer.
In return you will gain a new qualification with useful personal skills and become part of this exciting new cycling development in Carlisle with one of the region’s leading clubs. Any of the existing club coaches would be pleased to answer questions or queries. They are – Richard Harris, Kate Bent, Dave Rawle, Stan Brown and Cath Lamb.