26 September 2014 - Laser Quest
evening - Laser Quest Stourbridge, link.
Friday 26th September, 6:40pm, £8pp
Places limited. Names ASAP to email@example.com
October 2014 - Halesowen Cycling Club's Annual Celebration Night
25th October. Tickets now available. See attached for details
and booking. Hope you can all be there.
November 2014 - Tobogganing, Tamworth Snow Dome
22 November, 6.30pm (TBC), 60 minutes, £16.50pp
Places limited. Names ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2014 - Cyclo-Cross World Cup, Milton Keynes
the 29th November 2014 the World Cup Cyclo Cross arrives in Britain
for the first time in its history. Sara Crumpton is planning on
taking a coach down to the event so that we can all experience
the magnificent spectacle that is a World Cross event. If you
are interested in going, please click here
All Club Member
The club wish to send Wally the very best of luck
in the World Masters Track Championships due in the first week
of October; Proud to be Purple & Proud of Wally!
September 2014 Dave Viner
Cycling Weekly have reported the sad news of the death of life
member Stan Higginson.
Higginson, who died aged 82 on September 1, was three-time National
25 Champion and posted the first sub hour ride at the distance
on medium gears."
was national 25 TT champ 1952/53/54.
Mike Field has very kindly sent in a selection of photos from
this season's FNTL. Click on Gallery above to view. Thanks Mike
and get well soon.
Sam Greatrex: Halesowen man's Round the World Challenge. Read
about Sam's epic journey, which started at the Halesowen 100 Sportive
a couple of weeks ago. BBC
web site. Express
Freewheelers' Coaching Winter: As the cyclo-cross
season has now started, the final Sunday track sessions for Freewheelers
will be on Sunday 14th September. Thereafter Sunday Freewheeler
sessions on the track will not recommence until next year. During
the Autumn period Andy Decomyn will be running some track sessions
for Freewheelers on Thursday evenings between 6-7pm. Confirmation
of the start date for these sessions will follow.
Stourport circuit sessions start again Monday
15th September, 6:30-8:30 (every 2nd Monday), £3/rider,
all club members welcome. The
future of this ongoing initiative needs your support for it to
be a success. 07785 304516
and helpers needed for the club cyclo cross at Baggeridge Country
Park, Sunday 5th October, if you can help please let John Crumpton
know if you are available, please help support it is a good fund
raiser for the club. A team is required to lay the course out
on the Saturday afternoon then run the event on the Sunday.
Any club members that help that are registered with the WMCCL
will get average points for helping.
Paul Barker says:
Halesowen One Hundred 2014 Sportive
The club's inaugural sportive saw 92 riders leave the club on
a warm Sunday morning, with each group of 10 riders being waved
off by Hugh Porter. The 100km route started with a climb towards
Frankley before descending into the Worcestershire countryside
and the feed station at Hampton Lovett. Returning to the club,
the riders completed a final lap of the track before collecting
their medal and drinks bottle.
Live music, Icycle, Track Snax , Bike & Car wash along with
the clubhouse bar and masseur were all available to riders and
spectators alike. Feedback on the day and subsequent posts on
Twitter @HoHSportive and the sportives Facebook page is extremely
positive with riders already looking forward to next year’s
I would like to thank everyone involved with the event, the weather
which played its part and finally to the club members that took
part in the event. Many thanks and see you next year.
on behalf of HCC says:
The club would like to express their sincere thanks to Paul and
Jo Barker for the professional approach to the organisation and
subsequent execution of the very successful inaugral Halesowen
One Hundred. A great day was had by participants and club members
alike in a atmosphere that befits the ethos of the club.
here to read about my Prostrate for Prostate challenge.
30 August 2014
After the great success of the previous 2 years we will be returning
to the Albir Garden Resort in Spain from the 28th March - 4th
April 2014. Albir is located 10kms away from Benidorm and 60kms
from Alicante and is set on the coast within 20 minutes riding
to the mountains! Another bonus is the weather, average temperatures
at this time of year are 20 degrees+! continue
The NFTO Junior Tour of Wales was held on bank holiday weekend
and lived up to its reputation as being a very tough competition
for the UK's top 100 riders but Halesowen A&CC's team of Charles
Walker, Sam Dighton, Elliott Reynolds and Patrick Fotheringham
acquitted themselves extremely well.
finished fine 34th o/a, followed by Dighton, 48th, Elliott, 69th
and Fotheringham 72nd.
22 teams started the race which included five stages over a total
distance of 269km and the Hales team finished in 13th position,
followed by the local club of Wolverhampton Wheelers 14th position.
final stage which finished at the top of the famous Tumble climb,
and is due to be used by the Tour of Britain this September, was
held in torrential rain and seven of the teams were unable to
finish the race with complete teams; Walker finished the stage
in a superb 25th position followed by Dighton, 32nd, Reynolds,
67th. Some ten riders failed to finish the stage but Fotheringham,
who is more at home on a flatter circuit, showed true grit and
refused to climb off his bike, finishing 72nd, many minutes down.
Manager Dave Viner said, "We are very proud of the fact our
team, together with Wolverhampton Wheelers, were the only two
teams from traditional cycling clubs with 'home grown riders'
rather than the twenty other teams of sponsored squads. We concentrate
on developing local riders and are very proud of Charles, Sam,
Elliott and Patrick who rode really well and, apart from Elliott
who will be a senior rider next year, the boys are determined
to return next year to make a real impact. Having the use of a
team car provided by Trust
UK was a great help, it was superb to have support from a
for more photos and detail. And Junior
Tour of Wales website.
Cyclo cross training starts Wed 13th August at the club 18:30-20:00
bikes & MTBs welcome.
Open to U12s upwards or on ability after discussion with coach
(John Crumpton), be prepared to work hard as this will not be
an easy session, skills will be catered for.
All registration for West Midlands cyclo cross league closes 31/08/2014,
if you are not already registered please do so every point counts
for the club.
New club Leisure wear: Hoodies (stock available), Tee Shirt (to
order), Vest Top (to order), Club socks £9.50 (stock available)
Hoodies and stocks available now to purchase (will bring to FNTL),
Tee Shirt and Vest to order.
Complete your order form and send to Mario Divito or Jo Phillips.
for Kit and order forms through the Club Information tab above.
Sam' current location:
Bordeaux, France. Raised: £7,453.66.