Summer races 2012
During 2012 we promoted a Sunday road race as part of the West Midlands road race league and an evening road race as part of the South Staffs road race league. Both went very well, in addition 4 club time trials have been run on theHalfpenny Green circuit, one still to run on 31st July on the longer Six Ashes course
Cyclo-cross National Series 2011
Hannah Payton again proved she is the best not only on a single day but as a continuous performer by taking the National Series crown for the ladies competition. Tom also gained a creditable 3rd place overall.
Cyclo-Cross National Champions
A great start to 2011 saw Hannah Payton take her first national title as Junior girl cyclo-cross champion after a storming ride in Derby. She finished 4th overall behind the three top women riders who regularly compete and live in Belgium. Isla Rowntree also claimed the vets national jersey for the second year in succession, beating Claire Smith from Swindon RC.
Wally's Silver Worlds Medal
Second claim member Wally Fowler achieved more sucess at world level in October, adding to his 2008 tally of medals by adding a silver to the collection for the 500m time trial. He also managed 4th places in 3 other events: 5Km scratch, 200m time trial and the sprint. All in the over 75's category which was Wally's own brainchild.
SCC life member Ken Watson died on 6th October. A stalwart helper and ex-chairman Ken made a huge contribution to the cabaret night each year (photo opposite). Funeral will be on Thursday October 21st at Stourbridge Crematorium at 12-20 pm then at Dudley Kingswinford Rugby Club from 1-30pm .
Three Peaks, September 26th 2010
Four club members attacked this epic ride again, Isla scoring first lady vet and 3rd overall in 4:25:46, Kevin Payton the fastest of the SCC entrants with 4:10:19 which gave him 6th over 50 place. Matt Bowker and Jackson McCann both did pb's, Matt at 391st with a time of 5:02:53 and Jackson 463rd, 5:43:55.
MTB National Championships
On 18th July, Isla Rowntree won the MTB National Championships, Hannah Payton was 7th youth in her first attempt.
On Monday 10th May, we welcomed the Mayor of Dudley, Dudley Sports Development team and British Cycling officials for the presentation of our Club Mark award. Further information below.
This was timed to coincide with the first Go-Ride session and it is hoped that participants past and present of the Go-Ride scheme can attend. There will be a buffet, non-alcoholic drinks and a unsupported roller riding display.
Club Member of the Year was awarded to Kevin Payton for his contribution to cyclo-cross races and training and Go-Ride as a coach.
Membership was awarded to Isla Rowntree for her national and international achievements as a rider and her immense efforts to make the Saturday morning and Wednesday night rides a success, also for her coaching at cyclo-cross training and Go-Ride.
Norma Fardon holds Wags Kup for an act of crass stupidity: in her desire to clean up the local towpaths, leaned too far into the canal to retrieve a discarded bottle and joined it!
Club Mark Accreditation
In January we gained Club Mark accreditation. Clubmark is the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme for clubs with junior sections. It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by sports clubs to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of our work to support the sporting infrastructure in England.
This will now enable us to further develop cycling in the Stourbridge and Dudley area to the benefit of local school children and adults. We can now expect support from and work with the national cycling body, British Cycling, local authorities and government, as we support our own partners.