Hello Crabbies, yes autumn is here and nothing to look forward except cold dark miserable days for the next six months, and not mention Christmas bah humbug.




Crabwood cc club 10 September


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Jens with Team Crabwood, he’s the one that looks like a proper cyclist.


We were again graced by Jens Voigt’s presence at the Crabwood September club 10. And again, there was a raffle with a chance to ride a two up with JV. And the lucky winner was Dave Radcliffe. All proceeds from the raffle going to the Epilepsy Society and Canine Partners. This was Dave’s first ever time trial, and he managed to tow Jens round to post a 27.21


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As usual on the P164 course, it was windy, and as usual it was a south westerly and it was the usual fight against the wind from Ipley to the finish. The wind didn’t seem to hamper Nick Tarmey of VC Venta who posted 21.30. Pat Lafford was the fastest CCC rider, who was wearing his go faster black Speedsuit (reminded me of a spent match) posted a 24.44.


I would like thank Pete and Jacky Betteridge, Dave Crocker and Roy Budd for time keeping this season, Colin Smith for pushing off, David Hanbury and everybody else who helped with marshalling.




Presidents Cup


Congratulations to Pat Lafford on winning the cup again, with Brian Coupe second and Alan Bigwood third.


We need to find some younger riders who can give him a run for his money




75th Anniversary Heath Road Race Series


Well done to John Winchester and the many helpers from Crabwood and various other clubs, on a  successful and well-received series of road races.  Results and many more photos on our Facebook page






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Other news




 We have not just one, but two new members. I would like to welcome Ken Parmenter and Dave Ricketts to the club.  Ken who at the age of 80 is planning to return to time trialing, it will be nice for Claire to have someone of her own age to compete against.  And Dave, a work colleague of Dave Radcliffe and a member of the Sunday morning Hedge End cider drinkers. 




Dates for your diaries.


Club AGM Tuesday 6th Nov, 8pm, The New Inn, Hounsdown.



Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross 27th Jan, Southampton sports Centre, Helpers required – please contact Kerie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Club dinnerSaturday 9th Feb, Wellow Golf club, details to follow in Xmas newsletter.




Social rides


21st October Black Horse, West Tytherley


11th November, Cuckoo, Hamptworth


2nd December, The Hunters, Romsey.


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




The Mince Pie Run


23rd Dec Mince Pie run, New Forest Wildlife Park, Deerleap Lane, Colbury


Riders meet at Eling Mill 10.00, all welcome at the Wildlife Park 12.00.





I’ll have a P please Bob.






Since things turned sour with my wife a fortnight ago, I’ve taken to ride 50 miles a day to clear my head. I’m now 700 miles from home and feel much happier.






That’s it for now, Xmas newsletter out in December