Spring/April 2016


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Time Trials.


The club will not be organising an open time trial this year, it is a lot of work. Especially as last year’s event had so few entries. We will however be adding a couple of extra club events this year, including an end of season hill climb.


14th April Thursday 7.00 pm P164 10,


28th April Thursday 7.00pm P164 10,


 5th May Thursday 7.00pm P164 10,


26th May Thursday 7.00pm P164 10 Two Up,


 9th June Thursday 7.00pm P164 15,


 22nd June Thursday 7.00pm BDWCA 25 including the Crabwood Club Championship 7.00pm P128,


27th July Wednesday 7.00pm P164 10 crabwood Club Championship p164 10,


11th September Sunday 09.30am P164 10,


25th Sunday 10.30am Hill Climb Loosehanger.


Headquarters for all 10’s and 15 Parc Pale, HQ for the 25 lay by at Bartley, Hill Climb TBA.


Come on all you Crabwood testers, let’s see if someone can beat Pat this year.


Any volunteers for marshalling duties etc. Would be greatly appreciated.






Cyclo Cross


A report from the Crabwood Cyclo Cross 3rd January.


Adrian Lansley (PedalOn) survived the worst conditions possible to win the latest round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross League at the Southampton Sports Centre. He was pushed all the way until the last half a lap by Jody Crawforth (Hargroves Cycles) winning with a margin of just 7secs. Sam Allan (PedalOn) was third finishing just over a minute down.


Heavy overnight rain and another down pour early morning turned the course into a mud fest. Even the earlier races did little to chew up the ground as the heavy rain washed even more slippery mud to the surface.





Vernon tackling some of the mud at the CCC cyclo cross.


Social Rides


24th April, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield,


15th May, The Gamekeeper, Woodlands,


5th June, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge


Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.




Club dinner 2016




The Club Dinner was again held at the West Wellow Golf Club, where we all enjoyed a good meal again. Thanks to Derek Panks for the guest speakers spot, who gave us a history of his career in cycling. Congratultions to all the trophy winners, even you Pat. I would like to thank Claire for organising the dinner.




Unfortunately we couldn’t find enough players to make up a team for the 2015/16 season darts league. However Pat and myself played for the Antelope B team as they were also short of players. I can report that we had a rather successful season, we finished as league champions, gallon champions and Pat “The Power” Lafford was the individual knock out champion, as if he hadn’t won enough trophies this year. Winning the deciding game with shoot out of 73.


Birthday Tea.


The birthday tea will be held on 19/26th June. We are looking for a venue, so are there any volunteers who would like to host this prestigeous event. Please contact Claire if you would like to be the host.

Pat testing his new TT bike, hoping it’s going to help him retain The Presidents Cup.