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15th April 2014
IOM Youth Tour Marshal Appeal
We need 35 volunteers for Saturday 3rd May morning stage in peel to run smoothly. The below points need covering, so if you can spare a few hours of your day get in touch with Phil Knights via text to 498313 or email to knights@manx.net.

We are also looking for someone to take control and become Chief Marshal of the actual Stage, this would mean ensuring every point around the course is covered and that all volunteers are in position when and where required. If you could take on this role contact Phil Knights as above.
 

MVW Peel Marshalling points; signing on at Peel Clothworkers School: Signing on 8am prompt.

IMPORTANT PLEASE RETURN YOUR BIBS at the completion of race.

Switchback closed from 8am to 13.15pm latest

Point

Description

Name

Comments/course info/marshals instructions

1.

Start/finish – 4 marshals

 

Monitor Staarvey road junction. Ensure area is safe for spectators and competitors and keep judging area clear of anyone not entitled to be there.

2.

Farm road junction on left-1 Marshal

 

Ensure no one enters the course from these points.

3.

Farm road and track opposite/Switch Back Car Park – 1 Marshal

 

Ensure no one enters the course from these points.

4.

Cluster of houses between 2 and 4.-1 Marshal

 

Ensure no one enters the course from these points.

5.

Switch Back Junction (Peel coast road side) – 4 Marshals

 

1 Kirk Michael side warning traffic, 1 Peel side warning traffic, 2 directing race(Marshals to block switch back road to everyone other than official cars and race as road is closed)

**Critical**

6.

JCK Quarry – Peel Coast – 1 Marshal

 

Monitor Quarry traffic and side road, warn traffic

7.

Ballagyr Lane West – 1 Marshal

 

Warn traffic when required

8.

Reayrt Aalin – 1 Marshal

 

Warn traffic when required

9.

Mourne View/Barfords – 1 Marshal

 

Warn traffic when required

10.

New Roundabout-1 Marshal

 

Direct Race-correct way around roundabout.

11.

BelleVue/St Patrick’s View – 1 Marshal

 

Warn traffic when required

12.

Ballaquane Road North – 2 Marshals

 

Warn and stop Traffic when required/ direct race

13.

Peveril Avenue – 1 Marshal

 

Warn and stop traffic when required

14.

Ballaquane Roundabout 3 Marshals

 

1 direct race, 2 warn and stop traffic.

WARN RIDERS TO KEEP LEFT

15.

Close Quane – 1 marshal

 

Warn and stop traffic at junction

16.

Poortown/Ballaquane junction 4 marshals

 

2 St johns side warning oncoming traffic, 1 peel side stopping traffic, 1 directing race

17.

Highwayman pub junction – 2 Marshals

 

Warn and stop traffic where required

18.

Brack e broom lane – 1 Marshals

 

Monitor quarry and warn where required

19.

Poortown Quarry – 1 Marshals

 

Monitor quarry and warn where required

20.

Bottom of Switch back – 2 Marshals

 

1 direct race, 1 warn oncoming traffic from St.Johns (Marshals to block switch back road to everyone other than official cars and race as road is closed)

**Critical**
 
 
11th April 2014
Sports Awards
Manx Cycling Dominates 2014 Isle of Man Bank Sports Awards.

The Manx Missile, Mark Cavendish was honored Sportsman of the Year.

Peter Kennaugh who recently won Settimana Internazionale di Coppi Bartali in Italy took home, IOM Ambassador of the year.

British Junior Champion Anna Christian was awarded under 21 Sports Woman of the Year.

Mike Doyle took home Coach of the Year.
 
6th April 2014
Dudley Wins Handicap
Royal London 360 rider Owen Dudley won thismornings MVW run Handicap RR, followed by MVWs Adam Johnson. Martin Hall Completed the Podium.

Results Here
 
5th April 2014
Handicap RR
The Handicaps for tomorrows handicap RR are here (Excel / PDF).
 
2nd April 2014
News Release from the Chief Minister's Office

Date: 1 April 2014  

Isle of Man launches bid to host

2016 British cycling championship

Chief Minister Allan Bell MHK has today (Tuesday 1 April) announced that the Isle of Man is launching a bid to host the 2016 British Cycling National Road Championship.

The event is the highlight of the elite road racing calendar in the UK and is fiercely contested by the country’s leading professional riders and teams.

Mr Bell made the announcement during a visit to Glasgow where Isle of Man superstar Mark Cavendish MBE claimed the 2013 British title in a thrilling race watched by 30,000 spectators.

Cavendish and his Manx team-mates will be gunning for more glory on Scottish soil this summer when Glasgow hosts the 20th Commonwealth Games.

The Chief Minister, senior Government officials and media representatives took an opportunity to inspect some of the Commonwealth Games venues during the trip to Glasgow to mark the restoration of flights between the Isle of Man and Scotland.

The Island will be sending a strong team to the Games in July, with the cyclists once again expected to spearhead the Manx medal challenge.

The outstanding success of our top track riders and road racers over recent years has heightened international awareness of the Isle of Man and generated positive media coverage across the world.

Mark Cavendish has won the Road World Championship and 25 stages of the Tour de France in a glittering career, as well as clinching gold for the Isle of Man at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Peter Kennaugh MBE is an Olympic champion after his gold medal on the track at London 2012, while Mark Christian claimed a bronze medal in Delhi during the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

That level of performance has helped to inspire future generations of Island cyclists and it is hoped that staging Britain’s showpiece road races will provide a further lasting legacy.

The Chief Minister said: ‘The Isle of Man has vast experience of hosting international sporting events and it would be great to add the 2016 British Cycling Championship to a list that includes the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. This would be a wonderful opportunity to welcome some of the world’s best cyclists to our shores and to showcase the Island to a wider audience. Glasgow did an excellent job of hosting last year’s championship and I’m confident we can learn from our friends in Scotland to ensure the 2016 event is a success if our bid is supported.’

In addition to producing modern-day elite riders, the Isle of Man has a rich cycling history having staged Britain’s biggest cycling festival for almost 70 years.

Isle of Man International Cycling Week ran from 1936 to 2003 and attracted world-renowned competitors of the calibre of Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelly, Steve Joughin, Chris Boardman and Graeme Obree. The event is still remembered fondly by many in British cycling.

The Department of Economic Development is spearheading the bid for the 2016 British Cycling National Road Championship on behalf of the Isle of Man. An application for funding from the Marketing Initiatives Fund has been submitted to drive forward the plans.

The support and involvement of the local sporting community will be essential to a successful bid and the Department remains in consultation with a number of organisations.

Richard Fletcher, Chairman of the Isle of Man Cycling Association, said: ‘The announcement of this bid will be greeted with great excitement by the whole cycling community in the Island. The Manx public’s interest in our sport and local participation has increased exponentially over the last five years. This has been for a variety of reasons, including the global standing of our top riders, the annual Sleepwell Hotels Isle of Man Youth and Junior Tour and the highly successful youth initiative run by Dot Tilbury MBE and her team at the NSC.’

He added: ‘As the sport’s governing body in the Island, the Isle of Man Cycling Association is wholly committed to working with the Department in the coming months to ensure that every chance to optimise the bid is acted upon. If successful, we look forward to supporting the event in whatever way we can.’
 
31st March 2014
Online Entries
Online entries are now here. All future Manx Viking Wheeler events will be online entry, this can be found in the right hand column of the webpage.
 
30th March 2014
Ed wins season opener

Manx Viking Wheelers rider Ed Perry took a strong win in todays opening road race of the Black Grace Cowley Cycling league. The Roy Killey memorial road race attracted a large field of over 60 riders with A and B groups all starting together at 9am outside Jurby Parish Hall.

The pace was flat out from the gun with a couple of riders just going clear of the main bunch on the opening lap. The decisive move came on lap 2 on the road down to the Cronk when Wheelers rider Elliot Baxter put the hammer down with Team Manx Telecom rider Tom Black in his wheels. They were soon joined by eventual winner Ed Perry who brought across Moto GP star Cal Cruthlow, Bikestyle racing teams Robin Garry and junior 3lc tv riders Matt Bostock and Jamie Dudley. The group of 7 riders worked well together opening up a gap of around fifty five seconds to a minute.

Behind the peloton were chasing hard with several small moves trying to get away throughout.

The leading 7 stayed clear and on the run up summerhill to the bell it was Perry and Baxter who were strong enough to put further attacks in causing the breakaway to split. Perry kept the pressure on and escaped on his own to take a well earned victory on the finish line outside Jurby airfield. Second place went to Junior 3LC.tv rider Matt Bostock who just edged out Commonwealth Games bound Elliot Baxter. Moto GP star Cal Cruthlow took 4th with Robin Garry 5th and Tom Black 6th. Leon Mazzone took the bunch sprint a further 1minute 30 behind for 7th spot.

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to race. Also to Ellan Vannin CC for promoting and organising such a great event. Marshals for standing out on the corners making it safe, everyone who mucked in and helped cater and Manx Timing Solutions for providing a first class timing system. Results here Category breakdowns here

Thanks to Rob Quine for the photp

 
Handicap Road Race - Sunday 6th April 2014
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting Sunday's Handicap Road Race over the Bride/Andreas course.

Sign on will be between 08.00 and 08.30 a.m. at Ayre United Football Club, Andreas.  The race will commence at 9.00 a.m. starting and finishing on the Burma Road and cover four laps (approx. 40 miles).

Online Entries - here

Anyone who can help with marshalling please contact Brian on 495684 or
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
28th March 2014
Looking for intrest
looking for interest to go to Phil Corley 3day, leave fri am 2nd may return sun 4th may eve. Elites to 4 th cats welcome. 1 crit, 2 road stages, and a TTT. contact Elliot for details 455223 cheers
 
25th March 2014
Roy Killey Memorial Road Race Sunday 30 March 2014

HQ & start          Jurby Parish Hall               Start time            9am

Signing on           8 to 8.30am will be strictly adhered to.

Course- Start is at Jurby Parish Hall heading West to the Coast Road junction then turning left using the circuit: Cronk, Ballamoar straight, Summerhill road, Beehive, Bretney road back to Jurby Parish Hall, 5 complete laps. On the 6th lap the race turns left at Sandygate to finish just before the runway. Distance 43.7 miles. The bell will be rung at the completion of the 5th lap with just the short lap to go.

Please note the following:

1.       You will need a transponder cradle and these can be purchased on the day for £3 if you don’t have one. Please bring a pair of pliers to fit it to your bike.

2.       Transponders and numbers must be returned to the Hall as soon as possible after you have finished.

3.       If you require a TLI Day membership you will need to bring a completed form with you.

4.       Junior category (under 18) entrants - are not allowed to compete unless a parent/guardian has signed the disclaimer form which will be at sign on OR they provide a completed “Combined Event Entry & Day member Application form (Under 18)” at sign on.

5.       Youth category (Under 16) entrants are not allowed to compete unless a parent/guardian is present and has signed the disclaimer form which will be at sign on.

 
24th March 2014
Conister Bank TT message from Jim
With regard to The Conister Bank "10" Series.
"Although the entry closing date has passed I am at still under subscribed.
I have got room for another 60 entries.
However I am going away between the 13th and 21st April so if you leave it too late your entry might not get processed before the first event."
Jim Cottier, event organiser.
 
16th March 2014
Calendar
The 2014 IOM Cycling Assacioation Calendar is now here.
 
13th March 2014
Club Kit
The new kit is now available for collection from Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas. Please contact him on 495684 to arrange the pick up. Please ensure payment of the balance is made. No payment at the time, No kit.
 
10th March 2014
The Black Grace Cowley Cycling League

Black Grace Cowley has announced that it will extend its established support of Manx cycling for the 2014 season. The local firm of Estate Agents & Chartered Surveyors will be the headline sponsor for a new season long league of local cycling races, which will include a mix of Road Races, Time Trials and Cross Country Mountain Bike events. There will be 15 events in the series, with the best 8 counting towards the rider’s final tally.

There is also a commitment by the promoting clubs to have on-line entry and electronic timing wherever possible.

The opening event in the series will be the 40-mile Roy Killey Memorial over 5 laps of the Ballamooar circuit on Sunday 30th March. This will be a scratch race with A and B riders starting together. Other Road Races in the series will be a mixture of formats, with some featuring separate A & B events and others having the B riders starting 8-minutes ahead of the A group.

In Time Trials and scratch Road Races, the points will be awarded in finishing order. In events where the A’s and B’s set off 8-minutes apart, the B-riders will have 8-minutes added to their finishing time which will determine their finishing position. In races where there are separate A & B races, A finishers will be awarded points first, followed by the B finishers – e.g. if there are 20 A finishers, the first B finisher will receive points equivalent to 21st place. In MTB events, the awarding of points will be determined by race distance, followed by race time.

Counting events:

 

Date

Event

Club

1

30/03/2014

Roy Killey RR

EV

2

13/04/2014

25 mile TT

MR

3

27/04/2014

Tour of the West

MV

4

11/05/2014

2-Peaks MBR

MMBC

5

15/05/2014

Fletcher Trophy TT

EV

6

18/05/2014

Colin Nelson MTT

MR

7

25/05/2014

Whallag MBR

MMBC

8

08/06/2014

Nick Corkill RR

EV

9

22/06/2014

Fred Kelly RR

MR

10

29/06/2014

MBR Champs

MMBC

11

20/07/2014

Penrice 25 mile TT

MV

12

27/07/2014

John Hamer RR

MR

13

03/08/2014

Tour of the Middle RR

MV

14

17/08/2014

Rob Rohrer 25 mile TT

EV

15

31/08/2014

E2E Teaser MBR

MMBC

Riders are expected to Marshal or provide a substitute for one event in the series and will receive an additional 50-points for the event they marshal. (i.e. on top of points from their 8 counting events). Any rider who does not Marshal an event in the Series will have 50-points deducted from their Series total

All entry systems for League events will be set to close at Midnight, 3-days before the race – i.e. Thursday midnight for Sunday races, Monday midnight for Thursday. There will be NO late entries or ‘Entry on-the-line’

Entry fees for 2014 will be as per below:

 

Senior

Junior

Juveniles

TLI Members

£15.00

£12.00

£10.00

Non TLI Members

£19.00

£12.00

£10.00

 Start times for all road events (except the Colin Nelson MTT) will be 0900 hrs. MTB event start times are to be at the discretion of the race organizer

·         League Points will be awarded as per the table below:

Position

Points

Position

Points

Position

Points

1

100

21

40

41

20

2

95

22

39

42

19

3

90

23

38

43

18

4

85

24

37

44

17

5

80

25

36

45

16

6

75

26

35

46

15

7

70

27

34

47

14

8

65

28

33

48

13

9

60

29

32

49

12

10

55

30

31

50

11

11

50

31

30

51

10

12

49

32

29

52

9

13

48

33

28

53

8

14

47

34

27

54

7

15

46

35

26

55

6

16

45

36

25

56

5

17

44

37

24

57

4

18

43

38

23

58

3

19

42

39

22

59

2

20

41

40

21

60

1

5th March 2014
Club Kit
The new club kit has arrived, unfortunately Brian is off Island until 9th March. Therefore it all needs sorting into individual orders, and will be available for collection from Saturday 15th March. Kit will only be handed over in exchange for the balance payment due. Please liaise with Brian to arrange collection. 
 
Should the kit be available sooner a notice will be put on our website and facebook page.
 
4th March 2014
7th for Kelly
Jake Kelly makes a flying start to the new season in his first race in Belgium. Jake riding for ILLI Bikes team rode the Oud-Heverlee 108km race and finished 7th overall and 1st U23 in the UCI 1.12B race out of 128 starters.
 
Sports Awards

The Isle of Man Banks sponsored 2014 Isle of Man Sports Awards nominations have been announced and cycling features heavily in all but one of the categories.

After a fantastic year wear she became British Junior Road Race Champion club member Anna Christian is nominated in both the Senior & U21 Sportswoman of the Year. Clubmates and Jake Kelly who became the National Junior Road Race Series Champion with Manx Road Race Series Winner & Olympic Development rider Matthew Bostock are nominated in the U21 Sportsman of the Year.

Other awards include Mike Doyle nominated in Coach of the Year,  Mark Cavendish & Peter Kennaugh who are nominated in both the Sportsman and Ambassador Categories and Chris Hattersley nominated in Disabled Athlete of the Year.

Best of luck to all the nominees!!

 
23rd February 2014
Conister Bank TT League
Entries for the Conister Bank TT League are now here (Word / PDF). The Entries must be returned with a complete TLI Form Here by the 23rd of March.
 
19th February 2014
Senior Riders
All senior riders to contact me via headofperformance@gmail.com if they wish to be considered for either Ras Mumhan 4 day at Easter and Tour of Ulster May Day bank holiday events.

These will be key preparation events for those riders selected for Glasgow as well as riders interested in competing at next years Island Games.
Due to limited travelling options interested riders need to contact Graeme by Sunday 23 February.
 
14th February 2014
Gorey 3 Day
If there is anybody interested in racing in Gorey at Easter. The travelling party would be leaving IOM on Wednesday 16th April and returning on Monday 21st, with the 3 day race going right through the Easter weekend. This would be a club subsidised trip, so if anyone is interested, please contact any committee member or Elliot Baxter.
 
13th February 2014
End 2 End 2014
Entries for the 2014 End 2 End mountain bike challenge open tomorrow. Here
 
10th February 2014
NUTRITION TALK INFORMATION PACK
Following Martins very successful and interesting talk last Monday he has forwarded an information pack on the subject.
                   
Anyone who would like a copy can obtain one by e-mailing Brian at
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
3rd February 2014
James Berry Fund
Would any riders interested in applying for support from the James Berry Fund please complete the 2014 Application Form. (Word / PDF) essential info (Word / PDF)

The James Berry Fund has been established primarily to assist junior riders gain experience in racing in Europe, although other criteria may be considered. The Fund is currently administered by the Berry and Kennaugh families in memory of James and is independent of the cycling clubs.

 Applications need to be completed by the 28th February.

 We can't guarantee everyone will be successful and would like to thank all prospective applicants for their time.
 

MVW Awards & Signing On Night

We held the MVW awards and signing on night on Saturday 1st February at Douglas South Friends Association. There was a good turn out on the night, all who enjoyed a fantastic Hotpot supper supplied by Ken Cortlett of Niarbyl Catering, and Floyd Wilson kept everyone entertained with his different version of bingo.
 
The club purchased some glass trophies which were presented to the various invidual category winners as follows: 
 
Anna Christian - Junior Ladies rider of the year.
Jake Kelly - Junior Men rider of the year.
Robin Garry - Espoir of the year.
Laura Wasley - Senior Ladies rider of the year.
Elliot Baxter - Senior Mens rider of the year.
Gianni Epifani - Mens Vet under 50 rider of the year.
Nick Preskey - Mens Vet over 50 rider of the year.
 
We also created a 'Spirit of the Club Award', and this year it was presented to Denise Johnson. This is for all the work she has done in the background assisting Brian with organising races, putting out signs, helping with refreshments, and completing lots of race paperwork over the years.
 
We would also like to thank our sponsors Shoprite, who very kindly provided us with additional funds in order for us to provide a bursary to five up and coming young riders on their behalf. These bursaries will assist the following riders with their expenses as they will be travelling off island this year on a regular basis: Anna Christian, Elizabeth Holden, Jake Kelly, Matthew Bostock and Sophie Black.
 
The club intends to subsidize several off Island racing trips this year, and so far two events have been identified as possibilities. Should any member have any thoughts regarding other events, please contact any of the committee, or even post on the club facebook page or send a messgae via twitter with the details of the date and event(s) in question.
 
1st February 2014
Team Launch
Its that time of year again, tough base miles, training camps and team get togethers & launches, so

let’s take a look at the latest round of Manx Viking Wheelers members team signings.

Sophie Black - Bike Pure – LeMond – Aspire Velotech

(Photo huwfaircloughphotography.co.uk)

The new team is managed by Karl Nielsen and aims to develop young riders on & off the bike. The team will be racing in the British National Series Road Race calendar, the Team Series and National Track events, as well as Cyclo-Cross during the winter. “The ethos behind Bike Pure is to promote sporting ethics and integrity and Bike Pure feel that this is a fantastic opportunity to help get their message across to younger riders, the next generation of athletes and cycling fans in the UK”.

More on: http://bikepure.org/2014/01/team-bike-pure-lemond-aspire-velotech-launch/

 

Anna Christian – Epic Cycles – Scott Contessa WRT

 

The past couple of seasons has seen Epic Cycles – Scott Contessa develop a young group of riders (including Anna who is the British Junior Road Race Champion) and are now looking to move up a level this season. The team will be contesting all the major UK British National Series and races and hope to contest European UCI events.

More on: http://epicscottwrt.com/

 

Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ Holden – NFTO / RST Racing Team

 

Lizzy joins RST Race Team as a 1st year Junior which contains a lot of young British cycling talent and National titles in both the boys and women’s teams. The junior teams have also joined forces with new British Pro race team NFTO.

More on: http://www.rstracingteam.com/

 
27th January 2010
Racing Away
There will be a meeting held on the 29th at the Horse and Plough 7pm for any club members who are interested in racing off island.
 
11th January 2014
NUTRITIONAL TALK BY MARTIN MALONE - MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2014 AT THE CREG-NY-BAA
The Club will be hosting a talk given by Martin Malone on nutrition for cycling.

Many of you will know Martin from our spin classes but for those who don't Martin is a qualified Advance Spin Instructor and Personal Trainer and also holds a degree in Sports Science.  This talk will be of interest to riders of all abilities and also parents of riders who may want to know what they should be feeding their cycling children.

The topics will cover How and What to Eat and Drink to get the best results from your training, How and What to Eat and Drink leading up to a race and on race day and also What to Eat and Drink to aid recovery.

He will also cover body fat, lactate and blood acid and their effects on performance.

There will be a small cover charge on the door of £1.   IT IS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF ANY CLUB.

The talk will commence at 7.30 p.m.

If you wish to attend please let Brian know by mobile 495684 or e-mail
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
5th January 2014
CLUB SIGNING ON AND AWARDS NIGHT
The club will be holding its signing on night on Saturday 1st February at South Douglas Old Friends Association on Finch Road commencing at 7.30 p.m.  We will also be presenting the Club Awards for the year.

There will also be Floyds infamous Bingo along with a Hotpot supper.

ALL MEMBERS OLD AND NEW ARE MOST WELCOME

For the purpose of Catering please let Brian know if you will be attending no later than Monday 27th January by mobile 495684 or e-mail
brian-johnson@manx.net


Application form (Word / PDF)
 
2nd January 2014
TLI Cycling

Joining TLI Cycling for 2014

You can now join on-line through the TLI Cycling website, www.tlicycling.org.uk/ using PayPal.

If at all possible please complete your 2014 membership application by using this method. Your Membership Card will be automatically produced and posted to you.

If you choose to download and post your application  there may well be a delay until February before your  new card is posted out to you. Apologies for any inconvenience. Incidentally your 2013 card is valid until the end of February 2014.

Handbook 2014

There will not be a printed Handbook in 2014.

For all event information please refer to the on-line Event Calendar. It is very easy to view the entire calendar or print off a .pdf version, but do not forget to return regularly to the website for updates.

Region Events 2014

The NW  Mainland events are virtually complete now, just awaiting final details of the Oulton Park Series, Onimpex RR and potentially a new 4 event Criterium series to be promoted by “Team Hoppers Rollers” in March / April.

There are just a few Sundays available to fill. If you or anyone you know would like to discuss promoting a TLI Cycling RR, do get in touch with Nigel Harrop asap. The programme is once again bigger and better than the year before, with another great season in prospect.

The Isle of Man – most of the IoM events are ready to be entered on to the Event Calendar and will appear as soon as the few remaining IoM Event Applications are received.

AGM Outcomes

Go to the TLI Cycling website Homepage, “Members News” section, for a full update of  all the changes for 2014, particularly free Full or Day Membership for anyone under 18!

 
Hamper Race
Photos from the annual festive Hamper race are here.
 
1st January 2014
Happy New Year
Happy New Year and all the very best for the forthcoming season.
 
31st December 2013
NEW YEAR SPIN SESSIONS
After all the over indulgence during the Christmas and New Year festive period it is now time for payback! Time to work off all those Mince pies, Christmas cake, Sausage rolls and BOOZE!.. Yes I know one or two of you partook in a flagon or two!

Spin Sessions and Core workout will resume at 7.00pm on Tuesday 7th January at the Mount Murray and at 7.30pm on Thursday 9th January at the Carefour Health club.

The sessions will run for nine weeks up to the 11th and 13th March... Cost will be £45.00 for the 9 week block, Payment to Brian Johnson by cash or cheque( payable to Brian )

TO CONFIRM YOUR PLACE PLEASE CONTACT BRIAN ON.. mob 495684 or e-mail
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
29th December 2013
A Large Crowd turnout for Hamper Race
 
There was a huge spectator crowd at Jurby today for the annual Hamper Race. Word had obviously spread quickly that Tour de France sprint  King Mark Cavendish of OPQS and Olympic Gold Medalist and Team Sky pro Peter Kennaugh, along with Team Raleigh pro rider Mark Christian and Jonny Bellis of Illy Bikes on the start line.

The race got off to a flying start with the pros putting the hammer down immediately. By the end of the first lap they had built up a sizeable break to the peleton. There were primes awarded on the second, third and fourth laps and these were taken by Mark Cavendish (2nd lap), Peter Kennaugh (3rd lap) and Mark Christian (4th lap). Although chased by a strong group of riders which included Island Games riders Elliott Baxter, Robin Garry, Rob Sorby and Leon Mazzone along with his brother Thomas Mazzone there was also Jake Kelly and Chris Nicholson. Up and coming starlets Matthew Bostock and Nathan Draper were also in the mix, the peleton could not close the gap. At times the leaders were estimated to be riding at approximately 40mph!

The race came to an end with a very close sprint finish with Cav taking the honours.

The first female home was up and coming starlet Elizabeth Holden of Manx Viking Wheelers. The first junior rider was Jake Kelly of MVW and first youth was Nathan Hinks of RL360.

Well done to all who took part.

Thank you to all marshalls and helpers and Bikestyle for their sponsorship.

Results (Word / PDF)
 
25th December 2013
Christmas
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Manx Viking Wheelers
 
16th December 2013
BIKESTYLE HAMPER RACE
The Manx Viking Wheelers organized Bikestyle Hamper Race will be held on Sunday 29th December at Jurby.
                       Signing on will take place at Jurby parish hall from 9.00am with the race commencing at 10.00am
                  The course will start and finish at the hall and will head to Jurby crossroads, left past the parade ground towards
              Sandygate crossroads, left towards Ramsey, left onto Summerhill road proceed to junction then left towards start/finish
                        ( 5 Laps.... Laps 2, 3 & 4 will be Primes )
                             BIKESTYLE have again generously sponsored the race and various prizes will be awarded
 RACE ENTRIES on a TLI entry form with payment  should be delivered to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2  3QX
                 Refreshments will be available in the hall after the race to all competitors, officials and spectators

Any volunteers for marshals etc would be most gratefully accepted!
 
8th December 2013
Anna Christian Interview
Manx Viking wheeler and Team Scott Contessa rider speaks with VeloUK here.
 
Team Kit
Due to us still waiting for approval from British Cycling, orders can still be taken for 2014 club kit, deposit and order form to Brian ASAP
 
5th December 2013
Mark Christian Interview
Team Raleigh rider Mark Christian talks to Velouk about this past season and his future here.
 
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