|08-Mar-14||Results Finder updated
Latest event results added.
|20-Feb-14||2014 Sportive List
A list of some of the more 'local to us' events.
Tyre repair service
- Cervelo R3 - £1,350
Full spec/pictures here
Full club event list now available.
Marshalls/timekeepers will be sorted asap.
By popular demand the HC's are back - thanks Howie! More details on those soon.
Hall Cycling holidays|
Adam Pickthall recommends the above for cycle training in Majorca.
|15-Jan-14||Information on club clothing for Road Races and 2-up Open Time Trials|
|18-Nov-13||2013 Prize winners|
View all prize winners here
|18-Sep-13||2013 Gallery updated|
Retro night pics and 7th Aug TT
Thanks to Martyn Uttley for those
|10-Aug-13||Club Course Records Updated|
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SPOCO - Border City Caldbeck 29 mile Hilly TT - Results
In windy conditions, 39 riders took to the start of the Border City 29
Club riders Colin McKenna and Glenn Rhodes both had good rides, finishing 9th and 19th overall, giving them valuable points for both the SPOCO individual and club competitions.
Local riders times were as follows...
Full results available here
After 2 events, the club are now 3rd in the club table with 448 points while in the individual tables, Colin McKenna is in 2nd place with 229 points, and Glenn Rhodes in 6th with 201.
See the SPOCO website for a full list of events.
The NLTTA have produced a handbook containing lists of events, records holders etc for 2014.
SPOCO - Bolton by Bowland 10.3 mile Hilly TT - Results
The first results are in for the start of the SPOCO season.
In almost ideal conditions, 80 riders took to the start on the Rossendale RC run hilly course. There were some fast times, with Craig Battersby (Team Chronomaster) taking first place in a time of 25:04.
Club and other local riders times were as follows...
Full results available here
So, after 1 event, the club are 9th in the club table with 205 points and Colin McKenna is 10th in the individual with 111 points.
Next event is the
Border City 29 (L291) on Saturday 8th March.
A great turnout for the
first NLTTA Combined Clubs event of the season saw 108 riders making the start.
Unfortunately due to road works the course had to be shortened from 10 to 6 miles.
Those who were at the club dinner in 2012 will remember Dave Barter telling us all about Tommy Godwin's 1939 record breaking feat when he rode 75,060 miles in a year. That's an average of 205 miles a day, every day, for a year!
To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this record, which still stands, Raleigh have thrown down a challenge which put simply, is to do one 'Tommy Godwin' average ride (205 miles) in one day.
You choose the course. It can be absolutely anything you like e.g. circuit(s), out and back, or just 'out'. It simply has to be 205 miles (or more) and be completed in one day.
There'll be a monthly prize draw with £205 of accessories being up for grabs for successful completion of the challenge.
Anyone fancy trying it?
Cumbria Cracker Sportive - 3rd for Col McKenna
The annual Cumbria Cracker sportive took place on Sunday 17th November from Grasmere, with approx 850 riders starting the 57 mile event.
Col McKenna turned in a strong performance in the damp and cool conditions, recording an excellent 3rd place in a time of 3:01:49.
Overall placings for BCW riders were as follows...
Fred Whitton Challenge on fixed? - Bonkers
As some of you will know, Howard Lindow of the Lakes Road Club recently rode the 4 Seasons Fred Whitton Challenge route on fixed.
I've created a page which allows you to search/filter/sort club results.
Currently I've got all results from 2009 onwards in the system and will add as many of the others as I can as time permits.
I'd be grateful for any feedback on how you find it, any changes you might like to suggest etc etc (just so I feel like I've not been flogging a dead horse ;-)
At the very least it'll be useful for collating who's won what at the end of the season.
You can access it from the Events/Results menu above - just click on Results Finder.
We've just started trying to pull all the trophy information together.
I've put up a trophies page which you can get to here or via the Events/Results option on the menu bar above.
Bear with us as it's a pretty time consuming task! Over the years trophies have been 're-allocated' as courses changed or were scrapped altogether (Barrow-Newby Bridge-Barrow anyone?). We'll try and reflect this in the lists where possible if we can find date/course information.
If you spot any errors or can fill in any gaps then don't hesitate to let me know.
So how much faster are we going now?
Looking at an old diary from 1991, I thought it'd be interesting to see how times 21 years ago compared to those of today. I must admit I got a bit of a surprise. The link below shows a couple of events (Circuit of Coniston and Haverthwaite) to compare.
Rules is rules...
A bit of light relief after all those heroics. The UCI might have their rules, but really these are the ones that matter. I particularly like Rule 5 and its accompanying video.
Bad Weather Riding...
So, with the snow, rain and wind you think you've been a bit of a hero venturing out on the bike do you? Or perhaps you think that Andy Hampsten's ride over the Gavia in the 1988 Giro was the pinnacle of suffering?
Naaah - This is heroic - Milan - San Remo 1910 edition
Getting the miles in...
A few people have heard of Tommy Godwin the track cyclist, and very good he was too. Unfortunately, not many seem to have heard of another Tommy Godwin.
If you think you're going to get some serious miles in over the winter, then read this and weep. As if breaking the year record with a phenomenal 75,065 miles wasn't enough, he carried on to break the 100,000 mile record in exactly 500 days - at least it makes it easy to work out!
I can't help feeling you'd have to be a bit bonkers to do this, but as the write up says, this record will never be beaten, and you can't say that about many cycling records. The 1939 Stats link is interesting - you can compare your days mileage with what Tommy did on that day ;-)
Dave Barter who's "Writing the Book" (see above) is also writing a book on Tommy 'Mile-Eater' Godwin and the distance record in general, using Tommy's original diaries etc to chart the mileage.
Tommy 'mile-eater' Godwin
The Barrow Central Wheelers was formed in 1933 when two of the clubs of that era combined. The club gets its name from the Barrow Central railway station where the first club runs started from.
Over the years, the club has taken part in all forms of cycling and cycle
racing with some of it's members representing Great Britain at the highest level.
At the present time the club is predominantly a time trialling club promoting 3 open events and 21 club events each year with an annual prize giving held at the end of October.
The club still has a small active road racing section and a touring group that have very close ties to the Cumbria Cycling Club which is active most weekends and organises weekend runs and at least one major continental tour each year.
Please send any ideas / news / feedback to the