Will be on Tuesday 7th November 8pm at the New Inn, A35 Spicers Hill Totton. Where one of the subjects for discussion will be selecting the design for a new club jersey to celebrate the clubs 75th anniversary.  It’s hoped to have potential designs available to view from 7.30pm.




Shocking news, we have some new members, not just one, but four. I would like to welcome Simon Hall, Kay Frazer(rejoining), Helen Lafford (the faster half of the team Lafford tandem) and last but least Dave Radcliffe, who reminds me of someone.


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I would like to wish Dave England a speedy recovery again, who came to grief on a wet cattle grid in July and broke his leg. How about some stabilisers Dave?


I would like to congratulate John Winchester and Libby on the birth of their son George 8lb 4oz on 17th June.






The Birthday Tea


I would like to thank Claire for hosting the birthday tea. It was a nice sunny afternoon, and nice to see so many of the club members and friends. And for those who rode the social ride in the morning enjoyed  lunch (at last something more than pasty and beans on the menu) at The Cuckoo




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        Leave some for everyone else Norman!




Other dates for your diary. The Crabwood cc Geoff Shergold Memorial cyclo-cross will be held at the Sports Centre 28th January.


And the club dinner will again be at The Wellow Golf club on 10th February.




29TH October, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.


19th November, The Hunters, Romsey.


(Riders meet at Redbridge 9.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00 or meet at the pub 12.00)




Mince pie run 17th December. Meet at Eling tide mill 10.00am for a gentle ride around The Forest.  With lunch at the New Forest Wildlife Park, Deer Leap Ln, Colbury nr Ashurst, at 12.00.




Time trials


This year the number of entrants was a little on the low side, probably our lovely summer may have had something to do with that. Congratulations to Pat on achieving the double and winning both the 10 (24.59) and 25 (1.2.33) championships. For a full list of results click on the link below.






Jens Voigt Ex Pro and Tour De France rider makes his second appearance at Crabwood TT, and rides it twice. After last year’s appearance as a pusher off Jens returned this year and was persuaded to ride round the P164 twice. Unfortunately, the weather let us down a little as it was wet and windy and not particularly warm.




First off Jens joined Sotonia CC rider Mary Corbett on a tandem, setting a time of 25-26 but more importantly helping to raise awareness for Mary’s fundraising efforts as she tries to raise £12,000 for the ME Associations Ramsay Research Fund which works to find a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome (ME).






There was a lottery for a chance to ride a two up with Jens, former Hour record holder. The lottery tickets were £5, with the proceeds going to the Epilepsy Society.  And the winner was Jase Cakebread, unfortunately Jens had a bit of a mechanical, which resulted in a time of 27-45.


I would like to thank Claire for organizing the events, Jackie, Pete and Dave for time keeping, Colin for turning up, pushing off and then pushing off. And anyone else who helped with the club TTs.


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That’s it for this edition, another exciting newsletter will be out just in time for Christmas. Alan.


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                                                                 Mmmmmm doughnuts.