Please note that unfortunately our club 10 scheduled for Sunday 8th September has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, Jens Voigt is unable to join us this year as he has to take an early flight back to Europe for a trade show.

In addition, road works (top-dressing with tar and lovely chippings!) are scheduled on Roger Penny Way and Forest Road, Nomansland (where the finish is) in the week prior to the event and /or the event date itself, and the road will be closed while this is ongoing.






 Guest speaker Roger Hammond presenting trophies to the usual suspects.

 The annual club dinner was held at Wellow Golf Club. This year’s guest speaker was Roger Hammond ex pro rider and Directeur Sportif of the Madison Genesis team, I think we were very lucky to have Roger as our guest, as I think he doesn’t normally speak at dinners. Roger gave us a very interesting speech on his career and his links with CCC. I would like to thank Claire and Roy for organizing another successful dinner.



It was a dry, but with a chilly wind. Sam Allen (Pedalon) won the men’s event to retain the GSM CC trophy, with Amy Perryman (Hargrove’s Montezumas) taking the ladies title. I would like to thank Kerie for organizing another successful GSM cyclo-cross, I would also like to thank those of you who helped throughout the weekend. To save me copy and pasting, click on the link below for race report and results.


 Time Trials

 It’s nearly time to get the book of excuses out, it’s too windy, it’s too cold, my bike was playing up or my legs didn’t feel good. Yes, I have used them all. With first CCC TT 11th April P164 7.00pm. P164 events use Park Pale car park as HQ.

Crabwood Club TTs 2019





Thurs 25-Apr




Thurs 9-May




Thurs 23-May


15 Inter-club with NFCC


Weds 19-Jun


25 Club Champs (BDWCA event)


Weds 26-Jun


10 Club Championship


  Tues 23-Jul


10 Inter-club (NFCC event)


Thurs 08-Aug




Sun 08-Sep




Sun 29-Sep





See link below for the rest of the local club events.


We also have a new trophy for The Jens two up, for the 2019 season (hard luck Dave) Kindly made and donated by Brian Grierson of Sotonia CC





Road races Tues 4th & 18th June, 2nd July, 7pm start, HQ Applemore College. 


Please put the dates in your diaries – lots of marshals needed!  Organiser is Pat Lafford.

 Social Rides.

 17th March, The Hunters, Romsey.

7th April, the Star, East Tytherly.

28th April, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.

19th May the Cuckoo, Hamptworth

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


The committee and myself would like to wish Glenn Longland a speedy recovery from his recent tumble, where his bonce took a bit of a bashing.

 And finally, for those of you who don’t know. I had a mishap on my skiing holiday in February, which resulted in a broken Tibia and Fibula. So I will stuck on the settee for a few more weeks, hoping to get back on the bike in May.









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A very enjoyable Crabwood club dinner was held on Saturday at Wellow Golf Club, attended by a large majority of our members. We were very honoured to have one of Britain’s most successful pro riders, Roger Hammond, as our Guest of Honour, and he made us all feel very proud of our club which Roger attested had played a big part in his career development over the years.

After his speech, Roger presented the 2018 awards – some of the award-winners having been presented their awards by Roger the last time he was our Guest, in 1994!
Thanks to Steve Curtis for the photos.




























Merry Christmas Crabbies.









I would like welcome 2 new members Lorretta Stringer and Stuart Grace. Stuart joins us as a 2nd claim member. For those of you who don’t know Lorretta she lives somewhere a bit warmer than cold soggy Hampshire, Oman. I would like to congratulate Lorretta, she recently rode the Oman 100k national road race and was 2nd woman and getting a rather nice prize of £600.


At the club AGM Dave Radcliffe was press ganged into joining the committee, congratulations Dave, I hope you realise it is a job for life. All other committee and president positions remain unchanged. At the meeting it was decided to run some more Heath Road Races. So, dates for your diaries 4th, 18th June and July 2nd, with Pat Lafford drawing the short straw to be the organiser.


The committee and I would like to wish Brian Coupe a speedy recovery, from a stroke he recently suffered, hope to see you out on the bike soon.








The Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross (including the club championship) will be held at The Southampton Sports Centre Sunday 27th January. The setting out of the course and the running of the event requires a lot of man/womanpower, anyone who would like to volunteer to help please contact Kerie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel 07850 172929.





Club kit, we are hoping to put an order in for some club kit, but we need a minimum of 5 items for an order. If you want any, please contact Claire.



Mince pie Run


Mince pie run 23rd  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, Ashurst. At 12.00.






Social Rides.



13th January, The Black Horse, West Tytherly.

3rd February, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.





24th February, The Cuckoo, Hamptworth.


17th March, The Hunters, Romsey.


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


Club Dinner







Saturday 9th FEBRUARY 2018


Wellow Golf Club, Ryedown Lane, E Wellow nr Romsey SO51 6BD


       £25.00 per person



A. Homemade Spicy Parsnip Soup with Crusty Bread

B.  Puff Pastry,Chicken, Bacon & Woodland Vol Au Vent


C. Duet of Honeydew & Cantelope Melons with Mango Sorbet


Main Course


D.   Roast Topside of Local Beef, Yorkire Pud & Red Wine Gravy


E.   Maple Glazed Roast Chicken Breast, Garlic & Herb Stuffing and Pan Gravy


F.   Grilled Sea trout Fillet with Crust & Herb Butter


G.  Vegetarian Nut Roast


(All served with a selection of fresh seasonal vegetables and potatoes)




H.  Steamed Ginger Marmalade Sponge Pudding with Creamy Custard


I.   Summer Pudding with Red Berry Coulis & Vanilla Ice Cream   


J.  Trio of Local Cheeses and Biscuits




Freshly Brewed Coffee and Mints




Please indicate your menu choices below and return to Roy by 29th January with payment.  Crabwood has now come into the 21st century and you can make payment electronically – please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let him know of any payments you have made, and names/menu choices as below if applicable.  Account details:-







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Account Number:   00393934


Reference:              Please enter your surname and first initial.






Starter (A/B/C)

Main Course


Dessert (H/I/J)




















Club Subscriptions 2019


Full Membership £10.00……….           Social £5.00………..      2nd Claim £5.00……….


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To – Roy Budd, Whitethorn, Winsor Road, Winsor, Southampton, SO40 2HP




That’s it for this edition. Bah Humbug. Alan.








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 E