Rossendale RC (Hilly) 11 miles 27/2/16 L112

In the opening event of the season "The Lakes & Lancs SPOCO - Bolton By Bowland" Saturday
27nd February 2016

Paul Fleming was 6th overall with 25mins 51 secs, Jimmy Wright on his return to TT's 26min 34 secs
for 14th overall, James Noonan in his first open TT and Spoco 29mins 35secs
38th place and Graham Harcourt 39th place with 29mins 52secs.

Winner was James Gullen in 23.11 riding for Pedal Heaven RT

Weather was overcast, very cool but dry with a slight Northerly breeze.

The results left Preston Wheelers in joint top place on points in the SPOCO league, not sure how long it will last.

GD 6/3/16

NLTTA Combined Clubs "10" 5/3/16 L105

In the NLTTA Combined Clubs 10 on Saturday 5th March 2016, three of our riders finished with the
following times, Paul Fleming 21.43, James Noonan 25.05 and Geoff Duteson 26.48
from a very large field of 139 riders.

Weather was fine and dry for most part with a fresh Northerly breeze on the leg to Kirkland Bridge.

Unfortunately James got caught in the late shower for the first 4 miles of the race but that  didn't affect his excellent time for the day. A brilliant ride and only 5 seconds outside the Gold club standard. Well done James and good luck for the forthcoming season.

The event was won by David Allonby of Springfield Financial with a 20.39.

Oh and not forgetting John Ward for putting out the signs and general overall help.

Well done guys. A brilliant showing by the Wheelers this early in the season.

GD/JW 6/3/16

NLRC Circuit of Pendle 28m Hilly (L&L SPOCO) L281 6/3/16

Start was delayed 1 hour because of a little fresh snow which cleared and
turned out to be a good day not much wind, Paul Fleming was 5th and 1st Vet 50+ with a course
PB 1.6.34 and Jimmy Wright returned a 1.10.53 (he must have gone off course!!) These were the  only 2 Wheelers riding

The event was won by James Gullen in 1.00.06 riding for Pedal Heaven RT
Paul started the Circuit of Ingleborough but punctured at Settle approx 9 miles, no
other Wheelers riding.

 Next up is West Pennine RC hilly on Saturday 19 March and Hull 10 on
Good Friday 

PF  12/3/16

West Pennine Road Club SPOCO Hilly - Saturday 19th March 2016


Due to temporary road works on the original course a last minute decision was made and the event went ahead on an amended version of the course, the weather was cool and overcast with a NNE breeze.

However, this did not slow Paul Fleming down with a time of 33mins 20secs for 4th and another good ride from Jimmy Wright with 34mins 44secs for 7th  place.

The event was won again by James Gullen Pedal Heaven RT in 30mins 40secs.

Also, in the Harrogate Nova 24mile event in Yorkshire John Morgan managed 56mins 32secs for 8th place, the event was won by P Graves Clifton CC in 51mins 13 secs.

Well done all riders.

GD 22/3/16

UCLAN Arena   Youth Criterium Event  31 March 2016

Just a short race report from last Thursdays youth  event at the UCLAN arena. Preston Wheeler James Noonan took on the mighty seven man team of VCUK as well as several riders from Lancaster’s Cog Set team.

Around 14 riders rode the event with VCUK making the breaks and containing anyone from pulling them back. James worked hard to pull back their tag team breaks and the 45 minute criterium was back together until lap 4 when two VCUK riders made the winning break. The rest stayed together for a bunch sprint and James managed a creditable fourth place overall.

CN 1/4/16

Hull City RC 10 V718 25 March 2016

Paul Fleming does a PB !. This was a fast course on a good day and Paul did a superb 19.24 to take 12th place overall and first in the V50 category. The event was won in 17.51 by J Gullen of Pedal Haven RT. All 119 finishers managed to get inside 25.00.

Border City Wheelers SPOCO 27 March 2016

On a hard morning in the wet and cold Paul gained 4th place overall with another first in the V50 category, Paul's time was 50.55.The event was won by Jon Sturman of Activ Cycles in 49.08.

JW 4/4/16


 Bury Clarion youth races bank holiday Monday, 3 May 2016
A big field of 25 youths contested the youth a event in blustery and wet conditions. Most riders wore longs and capes due to the severity of the weather. But not The Wheelers James Noonan who rode in a skinsuit! He assured me that the shivering and shaking at the start was apparently just to lull the other riders into a false sense of security. The 40 minute race saw Isaac Peterfield from Bolton time trial away with 10 laps to go. The pack refused to work together to chase him down. He won by 30 seconds but James came third overall just getting pipped in the bunch sprint.

CN 8/5/16

 Lewis Balyckyi Glasdon Crit Series 5 May 2016
James Noonan wins for the Wheelers

 Unlike Monday's race, the event was run in glorious sunshine. A group of four led for much of the race until lap 5 when James and a rider from Lancaster's Cog Set team broke away. The two worked well together and then contested the sprint which James narrowly won to give the wheelers their first youth a win of the year.

CN 8/5/16

West Pennine RC "10" L101 - Sat 14/5/2016

Gethin Butler and Jimmy Wright managed 2nd & 3rd respectively with 21mins 43secs and 21.50.

A good result as Gethin was feeling off colour and his watch showed 21.34 ?

Event was won by Ben Trippier East Lancs RC 21.17.

GD 21/5/16

Lewis Balyckyi Glasdon Crit Series 26 May 2016
James Noonan wins for the Wheelers

The Glasdon Crit series saw riders from Lancaster's cogset
and Manchester's sport city teams among the starting line up. On lap 2 James
distanced the pack and time trialled away. The chasers held him at seven
seconds for several laps before he started to eek out more time. He eventual
won by over a minute.

CN 30/5/16

Liverpool Phoenix "10" Jimmy Wright 4th overall for Wheelers 4June 2016

On Saturday 4th June 2016 Jimmy Wright rode the Liverpool Phoenix
"10" on the D10/1 course, Jimmy was 4th overall in the event
with 21mins 21seconds.
The event was won by Phil Williams in 19mins 50seconds.

Preston Wheelers "25" Jimmy Wright 5th for Wheelers 5 June 2016

The following day Jimmy rode our own clubs event which was 2 laps
around Winmarleigh and Cockerham and did 56mins 43secs to finish 5th overall.

The event was won by Steve Irwin NLRC with 52mins 46secs.

But this was a truly amazing weekend for Jimmy - so very well

 GD 8/6/16







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