CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER

 

FEBRUARY  2018

 

NEWS

 

The club dinner was held again at the Wellow Golf club. Where we were treated with two special guests. I would like to thank Norman Harvey for a very entertaining and informative speech on the formation and history of Crabwood CC, celebrating its 75th anniversary. And ex world champion and Olympic gold medallist Nicole Cooke MBE, who kindly gave a us few words and presented the trophies to the usual suspects. I would like to congratulate Dave Radcliffe, who having only been a member for a few months managed to get himself awarded the coveted wooden spoon, don’t tell the chairman it is only a short gentle climb! I did hear some comments that the steak was fit to be used as shoe leather, but overall the food was as good as usual.

 

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Norman looking very smart with dickie bow and waistcoat.              Nicole and prize winners.

 

THE NEW CRABWOOD KIT.

 

This seems to be taking forever, the company we have chosen, which are based in Europe are not only in a different time zone, but obviously use a slower clock than the rest of the world. Hopefully we may have the kit ready for the beginning of the racing season – 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE GEOFF SHERGOLD MEMORIAL CYCLO-CROSS SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018.

 

I would like to thank Kerie for organising another successful Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross, I would also like to thank anyone who helped setting up the course and clearing up after the event and helping on the day.

 

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Winner Sam Allen (Pedal On) who led from gun to chequered flag, winning by six minutes and lapping all but four of the field. For an in-depth report click on the link below, rather than trying to read my drivel.

 

https://www.velouk.net/2018/01/29/report-result-wessex-cx-league-round-13/

 

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I’m glad that’s over

 

If you wait until the end of the video, you will see one of the finest cyclo-cross riders ever to have taken part in the GS cyclo-cross.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4jzvb2k_Qo&feature=youtu.be

 

 

MINCE PIE RUN.

 

 

 

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It was a cold and frosty morning, and five not very enthusiastic riders turned up at Eling. We managed a short ride to Lepe and back, fortunately arriving at the café just as the rain started. It was good to see a good turnout of members, who tucked into some warm mince pies and mulled wine.

 

2018 EVENTS.

 

Evening Club Events

 

Yet again it is nearly that time of year to dust off your TT bikes and book of excuses.

 

Thurs 12th April 10 P164, Thur 26TH April 10 P164, Thurs 3rd May 10 P164, Thurs 24th May 10 P164, Thursday 7th June 15 P164 Interclub event. Weds 20th June BDWCA & CCC 25 champ’p 25 P128/25.Tues 3rd July New Forest CC Interclub 10 P164, Weds 25th July CCC 10 Champ’p P164, Thurs 9th Aug 10 P164, Sun Sept 9th 09.00 10 P164, Sun 23rd Sept 10.30 hill climb Boldrewood. All the evening 10s start at 19.00. All the events held on the P164 the HQ is Park Pale car park. 25 HQ Bartley lay by. Any assistance with these events is always needed and appreciated

 

 

http://www.southdc.org.uk/cevents.htm

 

 

 

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 John Winchester is kindly leading a plan to promote a series of evening Road
 Races on the Beaulieu Heath – dates being (Tuesdays) 12th and 26th June,  10th and 24th July.  Watch this space the
CCC website and Facebook page for more details.
Plenty of helpers needed for these, so please keep these dates free if you can.

 

SOCIAL (?) RIDES.

 

Sunday 4th March Black Horse, West Tytherley.

 

Sunday 25th March The Hunters, Romsey.

 

Sunday 15th April The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge

 

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

 

 

 

 

And finally.

 

A pedestrian steps off the kerb and into the road without looking and promptly gets knocked flat by a passing cyclist.
“You were really lucky there,” says the cyclist.
“What on earth are you talking about! That really hurt!” says the pedestrian, still on the pavement, rubbing his head.
The cyclist replies, “Well, usually I drive a bus!”

 

That’s all for this edition. Expect another exciting newsletter soon. Alan

 

 

 

CRABWOOD CYCLING CLUB DINNER

 

Saturday 10th FEBRUARY 2018

 

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

 

       £25.00 per person

 

Starters

 

  1. Homemade Spicy Parsnip Soup with Crusty Bread

  2. Salad of Maple Glazed Pulled Pork, Cashew & Apple Chutney

 

C. Traditional Smoked Salmon Served with Capers, Lemon & Wholemeal Bread

 

Main Course

 

D.   Sirloin Steak, Smoked Lyburn Cheese & Mushroom Sauce

 

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

 

F.   Grilled Sea trout Fillet with Crust & Herb Butter

 

G.  Spinach, Goats Cheese & Caramelised Onion Puff Pastry Tart with Wild Mushroom Sauce

 

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

 

Dessert

 

H.  Plum & Almond Crumble with Vanilla Pod Custard

 

I.   Glazed Lemon Tart with Rum & Raisin Ice Cream& Malibu Syrup

 

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:-

 

 

 

Account Name:       CRABWOOD CYCLING CLUB

 

Sort Code:               309873   

 

Account Number:   00393934

 

Reference:              Please enter your surname and first initial.

 

 

 

NAME(S)

Starter (A/B/C)

Main Course

(D/E/F/G)

Dessert (H/I/J)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Subscriptions 2018

 

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

 

Name and Address in BLOCK LETTERS…………………………………………………………………………………………

 

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

 

 

 

 

 CRABWOOD CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

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 Merry Christmas readers.

 

News

 

The design for the new Crabwood jersey has been finalised, we are hoping to have one ready for display at the club dinner. I would like to thank Dave R and John W for their input into the design. The new design celebrates the clubs 75th anniversary.

 

 

 

 

CYCLO-CROSS

 

 

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 The Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross (including the club championship) will be held at The Southampton Sports Centre Sunday 28th 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.  

 

SOCIAL RIDES

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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, Ashurst. At 12.00.

 

14th January, The Hunters, Romsey

 

11th February, The Cuckoo, Hamptworth

 

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

 

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That’s it for this newsletter, hopefully the weather will have improved when the next newsletter is out. Alan.

 

 What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney?
Claustrophobia!

 

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

NEWS

 

A.G.M.

 

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.

 

SOCIAL RIDES.

 

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.

 

http://crabwoodcc.org.uk/index.php/results

 

 

 

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.

 

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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).

 

 

 

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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.

 

For the latest News, you can click on either of the links below. You don’t have to be a Facebook member to view the CCC page.

 

http://crabwoodcc.org.uk/index.php/news/club-news

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/crabwoodcc/posts/?ref=page_internal

 

 

 

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

 

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Jens Voigt turns up to club 10-mile time trial; rides it twice, first on tandem then as two-up

 

Legendary German rider makes second appearance at Crabwood CC 10

 

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Jens Voigt and Mary Corbett take on the Crabwood Cycling Club 10  Credit: Mary Corbett

 

If you fancy doing a time trial with Jens Voigt then your best bet is to head to a Crabwood Cycling Club 10 at the start of September, where the legendary German showed up for the second year in a row.

 

Voigt was in the New Forest for the fifth edition of his Shut Up Legs charity ride, raising money for the Epilepsy Society, and after riding his event on Saturday, headed to the Crabwood 10 on Sunday with Stuart Grace, who helps to organise Voigt’s charity ride and also regularly rides the Crabwood’s events.

 

In 2016 Voigt played the role of celebrity pusher-offer, but this time round was tempted to bring his bike along, taking to the course not once, but twice.

 

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After riding the tandem, Voigt took to the road again for a charity two-up

 

First off Voigt 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).

 

After posing for a few photos, Voigt then took to the road again, this time alongside Jase Cakebread who had won a charity raffle to ride a two-up time trial with the two-time Tour de France stage winner and former Hour Record holder.

 

The duo set a time of 27-45 in wet and windy conditions on the P164/10 course in the New Forest, before heading back to the race HQ in a dusty car park just east of Lyndhurst for a few more photos and presumably a cup of tea and slice of home-made cake, with more than £15,000 raised for the Epilepsy Society over the weekend.

 

Very sadly, we have to report that our little club has lost another shining star, far too young, when Kim Moore lost her bravely-fought battle with cancer on Monday. Our thoughts are with Vernon, also Sheila and all Kim's family. she was a lovely lady who will be much missed by all who knew her

 

 

 

CRABWOOD SPRING NEWSLETTER

 

MARCH 2017

 

The club dinner.

 

This year was yet again held at The Wellow Golf club, yet again the food was excellent. We also enjoyed the speech given by our guest Steve Whitewick, he told us about how he took up cycling at a later age and of the good times riding with Julian Jenkinson. I would like to congratulate all the trophy winners especially Pat who was deservedly awarded the wooden spoon. Thanks to Claire and Roy for organising the dinner.

 

 

 

 

I would like to welcome David Hanbury to the club. David has been on the racing scene for a few years, and as a member of The VTTA he will giving Dave England some competition.

 

 

 

Social rides.

 

Sunday 9th April, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

Sunday 30th April, The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.

 

Sunday 21st May, The Black Horse, West Tytherley

 

Meet at Redbridge 9.30, The Plaza Romsey or meet at the pub 12.00

 

 

 

TIME TRIALS

 

 

 

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It’s that time of year again to dust off your skin suits and aero helmets and get the book of excuses out. It’s time trial season.  Below is the list of the Crabwood club events. Any volunteers to help with marshalling would be much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

DAY

DATE

CLUB

DISTANCE (M)

COURSE

START TIME

HQ

Thursday

13th April

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

27th April

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

4th May

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

25th May

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

8th June

Crabwood CC

15

P164/15

19:00

Parc Pale

Weds

22nd June

B&DWCA

(Club champs)

25

P128/25

19:00

A336 Bartley layby

Tues

4th July

New Forest CC

10

P164C

19:00

Parc Pale

Weds

26th July

Crabwood CC

(Club champs)

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Thursday

10th August

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

19:00

Parc Pale

Sunday

3rd Sept

Crabwood CC

10

P164c

09:30

Parc Pale

Sunday

24th Sept

Crabwood CC

Hill-climb

Bolderwood

10:30

TBA

 

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CRABWOOD CYCLO-CROSS. THE GEOFF SHERGOLD MEMORIAL CYCLO-CROSS.

 

Despite the forecast for heavy rain throughout the day the morning started dry and we only had a slight shower in the middle of the senior race which didn’t come to anything. Alexander Forrester riding for Zepnat.com mastered the muddy conditions at Southampton Sports Centre to win the penultimate race in this season’s league. The tricky slippery conditions caused riders across all the races to select different lines and in some parts of the course riders preferred to dismount and run some sections.

 

A big thank you to Kerie for organising the event. And thank you to everybody who volunteered over the weekend.

 

Winner of the Vet 50 and women event Tim Costello GS Vecchi,  

1st Lady Helen Pattison Hargroves-Ridley-Montezuma.

 

     Vet 40 – 49 and Junior event. Winner Dan Guest Cotswold Veldrijdin.

1st Junior Callum Macleod Palmer Park Velo

  

 

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For those of you who don’t know Pat has recently bought a tandem, as you can see here he is getting in some training with his new tandem partner.

 

 A good time was had by all when we returned to Wellow Golf Club for our annual dinner.  Guest of Honour Steve Whitewick gave a heartfelt and inspiring talk about his friend and mentor Julian Jenkinson. before presenting the awards.  Thanks to Kerie for acting as MC and welcoming the guests.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD XMAS NEWSLETTER

 

DECEMBER 2016

 

 

 

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Merry Christmas readers.

 

NEWS

 

The club now has a bionic man, Roy, who has recently had knee replacement surgery. Hope to see you out on the bike soon.

 

Please let Claire know your results for any events you have ridden (other than our club TTs) – road races, track, open TTs, cyclo-cross etc.   And please return any trophies by the end of the year.

 

Membership fees are now due, no price rises due to Brexit here. They remain unchanged at £10/ £5.

 

Please complete the form page 4 and send to Roy.

 

 

 

CLUB DINNER

 

The club dinner will again be held at Wellow Golf club on Saturday 4th February,

 

 Our guest of honour will be local time trial star Steve Whitewick who is keen to talk about his friend Julian Jenkinson, but not in a sad way. Hopefully he will also tell us little about himself.

 

£25 pp – please complete form page 4 and return to Roy with payment.

 

CYCLO-CROSS

 

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Mud, mud glorious mud.

 

The Geoff Shergold memorial cyclo-cross (including the club championship) will be held at The Southampton Sports Centre Sunday 15th 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. The plan is to set the course out on Saturday 14th, meeting at the Cyclo-Cross container, next to the athletics track, at 12.00.  With the racing starting 10.00am Sunday 15th

 

 

 

SOCIAL RIDES

 

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Mince Pie run 18th December.

 

Riders to meet at 10.00am at Eling. Destination The New Forest Wildlife Park.

 

Anyone walking, driving or arriving by jetpack to meet at the wildlife park at 12.00

 

 

 

January 8th, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.

 

January 29th, the Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge.

 

February 19th, The Hunters, Romsey.

 

March 5th, The Black Horse, West Tytherley.

 

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

 

 

 

 

For those of you who have trouble putting your bike on the roof rack, it’s easy

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THE ANNUAL CRABWOOD HOLIDAY.

This year we went to the Pyrenees for our trip to the Tour. We stayed near Ax Les Thermes, as you can see the gite needed some TLC.

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We had a bit of a mixed bag weather wise, with Pat suffering the worst of it. He went from scorching hot and sunny 35 degrees to almost 0 in a thunderstorm with heavy rain and hail, all in the same day. Fortunately, Colin and myself had made it back to the gite before the thunderstorm Ha Ha.  It was an exceptionally cold day when we climbed the Col de Paliheres at 20 km long we got warm going up, but very cold on the descent.  Fortunately Ax Les Thermes is a spa town, and there were some public hot springs to paddle in.  We spent half an hour in there warming up.  We also climbed Ax Trois Domaines and Plateau De Beille, both of which were quite tough.  We also ventured into Andorra to tackle a couple of climbs there. The scenery in Andorra was wonderful.

 

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That’s it for this edition.  Here’s wishing you a miserable Christmas, BAH HUMBUG!!!!!

Alan.



 

 

       CRABWOOD CYCLING CLUB DINNER

 

         Saturday 4th FEBRUARY 2017

 

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

 

               £25.00 per person

 

 

 

Starters

 

A.   Homemade Spicy Parsnip Soup with Crusty Bread

 

B.   Local Goats Cheese, Leek & Walnut Tart with Sweet Chili Jam

 

C.   Homemade Test Trout & Watercress Fishcake with Balsamic Lemon Dressing

 

Main Course

 

D.   Roast Topside of Local Beef, Yorkshire Pudding and Red Wine Gravy

 

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

 

F.   Baked Cod Loin with Parmesan Crust with Roasted Tomato Sauce

 

G.  Vegetarian Nut Roast

 

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

 

Dessert

 

H.  Plum & Almond Crumble with Vanilla Pod 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 23rd January with payment

 

 

 

NAME(S)

Starter (A/B/C)

Main Course

(D/E/F/G)

Dessert (H/I/J)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club Subscriptions 2017

 

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

 

Signature……………………………………

 

Name and Address in BLOCK LETTERS…………………………………………………………………………………………

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRABWOOD NEWSLETTER

 

SEPTEMBER 2016

 

NEWS

 

Yes, I was away in Spain, but the last thing on my mind was the newsletter as sunshine and cold beer were the only things on my mind.

 

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AGM

 

The AGM will be held at The New Inn, Main Rd, Totton, SO40 7EP on the 8th November, with the fun commencing at 8.00 pm.  Any items for the agenda to be notified to any committee member by 31st October.

 

Club Dinner

 

Will again be held at The Wellow Golf Club, Saturday 4th February, details of menu and speaker will be in the Xmas newsletter.

 

Cyclo-Cross

 

The Crabwood Geoff Shergold memorial cross {including the club championship} will be held at Southampton Sports Centre on Sunday 15th January 2017.

 

 

 

Tour De France star and top bloke visits Crabwood TT.

 

It was beautiful sunny and warm Sunday morning for the Crabwood 10 TT September 11th. We had a visit from Jens Voigt ex Tour de France rider, who was in The Forest to ride the Jens Voigt charity sportive on the previous day, unfortunately the weather for his ride was the complete opposite from the Sunday morning (wet and windy). He is a really top bloke chatting to everyone and posing for photos. He also volunteered to be pusher off for the time trial, though he did have to fight Colin for the honour.

 

It really was a treat for all of us to meet Jens, hopefully he will make an appearance next year and even ride the event.

 

A few pictures from the event

 

 

 

                                

 

     Jens with a random stranger.                                                              Jens meets the time keepers.