The 45 Road Club is not just about racing, it has a long history, almost 60 years, based on Touring and Social Rides....
45 "Club rides" are not "competitive" affairs at all, we leave that for the proper racing events! They are social outings done for general fitness, health and meeting up with other clubs members as well as the 45RC members. Rides normally take place in the mornings on Wednesdays and Fridays, with short/medium distance rides, then the larger and longer main club rides on Sundays. Distances generally depend on the weather and calibre of the riders present, and generally involve a short café break around halfway to refuel!
Click here for more details about the clubs social rides.
NCRA 2016 Events
£5 per person, bring your bike, turbo trainer, bottle, towel and I will supply SIS drinks.
Sessions will be approx 60 mins long.
The venue has a large newly renovated hall with all the facilities you would expect from a sports club.
Call me on 07830988496 if you would like to join me for some fun winter training to get you ready for the spring!
Gallery pictures by Helen Fox
Results for the Boxing Day TT
We had a very well supported entry, a huge thank you to all those who took advantage of the free entry and participated in the event.
Noticeable rides took place on the dry but extremely windy and blustery day across the board. Really, everyone did very well considering the weather.
Outright fastest time on the day went to the 2-up ride by George Fox and Tom Scott-Colins with a blistering 22:28.
Outright fastest solo rider on the day in a very creditable 23:23 was Jordan Peacock, but fastest 45RC rider and therefore the Trohpy winner was Rob Weall in a 24:09 ride.
Other noticeable performanes were - the fastest female solo ride by Steph Russell in 29:54, beating Caroline "I need a map" Hewitt by 6 seconds, who took two goes to get round the course having taken a wrong turn and came up the back lane and appeared at the finish line 15 mins after she started the first time! Steve Brierley did a good ride considering his back brake was jammed on all the way round! Commiserations to the tandem team of Ruth and Graeme Freestone-King who had a puncture on their tandem just before the start, then after fixing this and rolling up to the start Graeme managed to rip the complete sole off his shoe when unclipping!! On a lighter note congrats to Ben Elderton as the clear winner for dress and style and carrying his beer and pudding all the way round to enjoy on his finish. Finally a massive well done to Steve Marston with his epic 35:09 on a BMX bike, I kid you not!
Thanks also to John Crisp for pushing off and Ben and Anthony for the signage - which clearly Caroline didn't see!
2 Steve Marston 35:09 (BMX!) 3 - 4 Sue Dewys 31:32 5 Tony Brown 24:00 6 Ben Elderton (L-38s) 31:00 7 Peter Brooks 27:50 8 Garry Hewitt 27:52 9 Steph Russell 29:54 (Fastest female rider) 10 Anthony McCarrick 27:14 11 Evan Hsu 25:50 12 Ruth/Graeme F/King DNS 13 Jordan Peacock 23:23 (Fastest solo rider on the day) 14 Steve Brierley 26:05 15 Fabos Young 25:11 16 Glyn Poole 27:49 17 Dan Parkes 26:49 18 Stuart Ross 29:50 19 Adrian Gormley 28:59 20 David Hodgeson 28:28 21 Ian Stokes 27:15 22 Paul Hardy 25:00 23 Simon Fitzhugh 28:04 24 Rob Weall 24:09 (Fastest 45RC rider and the Trophy winner) 25 George Fox/Tom Scott 22:28 (Absolute fastest time - 2-up ride) 26 - 27 Steve Peel (L-22s) 24:58 28 Chris Saywood 28:40 29 Caroline Hewitt (#2) 30:00
Please could you add your name to this post on the club Facebook page if you are coming to the Xmas ride lunch and state how many meals you require. It is £15.00 per head and includes all food and tips to the servers. Payments need to be on the day, in cash please, directly to John Crisp as he will use this to pay for the event.