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Ludlow CC 2018 ‘Open’ Events
The club promotes 2 events annually which form part of the Shropshire Cycling Club Association’s (SCCA) Friction Hydraulic League. This year the events will be on Saturday, 28th April and 7th July. Both will be on the Brimfield 10 course, with the HQ at Cawley Hall, Eye (tbc). First rider off at 2.00pm. See section below on how to enter. Volunteers for marshalling and helping with the tea refreshments welcome.

League Results Round 23 30th August
A 10 mile personal best for Will Baugh on the Brimfield course last night was rewarded with the Castle Cup –awarded to fastest Ludlow CC 1st Claim rider, and which consolidated his now unassailable 1st Claim league position. Will’s 22:31 placed him 6th overall more....

in a competitive field, with riders travelling from Hereford, Worcestershire and across Shropshire to take advantage of one of the few events left in the season. Simon Ward’s (LBRT) 21.17 put him in first place overall on the night – and confirmed his 1st place in the All Comers league.
First rider home in the Road Bike league was again Logan Mort in an impressive 22:42 – and Lee Monk’s (Pearce Cycles) 24:15 leaves him needing just 14 points to take top spot. This league has been very successful in its first year, and the tussle for the top has been intense – early leader Rich Dyke has been unfortunate in the last few weeks to be carrying an injury which has let Lee in to challenge for overall winner.
Another injury, this time to Ludlow Junior Matt Tilson whilst playing football, meant that Junior club mate’s Will Hint’s 24:28 gave him the win on the night – and secured him best junior of the season position.
Emma Hadley (Hereford Wheelers) was first woman home. Full details on the Results page.

Next League Event – 6th September
Next week is the final league event of the season – the Whitcliffe Hill Climb. Note 6.30pm start – sign on by 6:15 Sign on and Car Parking will be at Ludlow Homecare – just over the Ludford Bridge.
You are advised to wear a working rear light and clothing which will enhance visibility– and considering the evenings drawing, a front light would be helpful .

Ludlow CC ‘Open’ 30th April

Click Here for Results.
Sign-Rite sponsor 2016 TT League.
Now in its 30th year, Ludlow CC are pleased to welcome Sign-Rite – ,more....

also celebrating its 30th year, as sponsors for the 2016 time trial league. Sign-Rite have been supporting the club in several ways for many years, and it is fitting that the partnership is recognised in this ‘double celebration’.

How to Enter an SCCA Time Trial
If you haven’t entered one before, its quite straightforward. more....

The main series (SB) are ‘Open Events’ Click Here the programme . Only members of a CTT affiliated club (which LCC is) can enter, and an entry form has to be completed and sent to the event organiser, usually about 10 days before the event. An entry form can be found Here.

Further details of the event: – the course description, cost, event organiser etc. are to be found on the CTT web site – it is fairly simple to use. All SCCA events are in the ‘Liverpool’ District. Use this information to populate the relevant sections on the Entry Form. Send the completed form, with the required amount, to the course organiser.

To assist with race start order you are asked to provide your best time in the past year, and past 3 years, at the event distance – if you need help with this, let me know and I will look at the club’s league records.

That’s about it – because the events held under the auspices of the Cycling Time Trials Association there is a set of rules, which if you have the inclination, you can read – here. You are unlikely to fall foul of them as long as you are a club member, are riding a standard bike (TT or road), wear club kit – and aren’t pumped up on EPO!!

Let me know if you want any further help.

2 Up Result 19th July
The club’s 2 up Trophy event doubles as a round in the SCCA 2 Up competition, and last Tuesday night saw a large number of riders from across the county, Wyre Forest and Hereford clubs racing on the Brimfield 10 on a hot sunny evening, with what must be by far, with 63 competitors, a record league event field. The searing heat didn’t hold back the Wyre Forest pairing of Steve Vanes and Jon Howard who recorded a blistering 30mph plus time of 19:50. They were closely followed by the first SCCA team of Stu Glover and Matt Davies (Rhino Velo RT) on 20:06. First Ludlow CC pair home, and 2 Up Trophy winners were Dover Disney and Neal Deller. With regular timekeeper Fiona unwell, many thanks to Sue Kelly for coping with timekeeping in demanding circumstances, Bill Berry for stepping in to help with the starting, and ‘pusher offers’ Ian and Pete – who put in for overtime!

TT League Results Round 14 7th June
A good turn out for the Road Series Ludlow Tri course on Tuesday (21st). Competition is high and the series has been well supported this year. Ollie Hayward (Birmingham Uni.) won in an impressive time of 40:06, with a clear 43 seconds between him and Climb on Bike’s Lee Truelove. Ollie’s average speed was nearly 5.30mph! First Ludlow CC rider back was Will Baugh – who looks set to take the league championship. In the junior competition Matt Tilson continued his run of personal bests (9 out of the last 10 rides) to take a win over William Hints.

60/60/60 Ride
Neal Deller, Dover Disney and Charles Edwardes all get a bit old in 1st half of 2016,so they will be leading an age-defying 60 mile club ride on Sunday April 24, leaving the Ludlow Leisure Centre at 9.00am. Café stop will be at the New Strand, Eardisley and the ride will end at the Charleton Arms, Ludlow @1.30p’ ish where the Birthday Boys will be standing a round of drinks. Non riders also welcome to the pub. See the route here. 1st April 2016

New for 2016
Heads up for a new competition in the 2016 season. Points will be awarded in a Road Bikes Championship based on the finishing positions of riders on road bikes- best of 18 events over the season to count. Points will still be awarded in the main TT competition. The Roadman’s Trophy – best aggregate time over 4 designated road bike only events, will still be run – with points from event placings counting towards the overall Road Championship.1st March 2016

Boost for Club FundsLudlow Tri Cheque
Neal Deller and Dover Disney with the cheque received for £1200 from September’s Ludlow Sprint Triathlon 2015 event, Club’s share in the profits for this local event.372 entrants took part in this the 19th year edition of the Ludlow Sprint Triathlon. Ludlow Cycling Club manage this event together with the Ludlow Running Club and the Ludlow Teme Leisure Centre. The money received helps the Club to provide all its annual requirements for signs, marshal jackets, stop watches as well as a Club Kit subsidy for each new member joining. As a reward to all Club members a BBQ is held annually to thank all Club Members and friends for help with the marshalling of this event as well as for their support and commitment throughout the year. The BBQ is held after the Sprint Triathlon and this year was hosted by Joanne and Steve Bent with beer supplied courtesy of Gary Walters from the Ludlow Brewing Company. 1st February 2016

Great 2016 Welsh Weekend!
DSCF2168Steve set a challenging route to Llanarmon Dyffryn-Ceiriog this year, with excellent accommodation at The West Arms –DSCF2148shame that an appointment with a dog on the Wednesday before resulting in a broken collar bone meant that he missed all the fun! Ten riders enjoyed the cold, but dry weekend mainly without incident. Dover needed a replacement wheel due to a problematic freewheel, and Tom’s poor digestion forced him to drop out of the return ride Thanks to Gill Ding for allowing Pete to step in at the last minute to help with the baggage transfer – and for putting up with all the technical talk. 28th March 2016