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17th August 2015
Your View

As the race calendar is drawing to a close with just a handful of events left I’d like to collect your views on how the season & race calendar has gone. What would you like see in the future? What you liked or didn’t like? How can the club could improve anything to do with racing or social events?

Please could you email your comments to andybrooksiom@gmail.com

 
12th August 2015
Garry Tops Fletcher 25

After a course change for the Fletcher Memorial hosted by EVCC plenty still turned up to ride on the relatively soggy 24.2 mile course starting at Ballig. A strong ride from Wheelers member Robin Garry put him once again on the top spot with an impressive ride of 1.00.32 on a tough course in challenging conditions. Completing the podium was Tom Black of the Road Club and another Wheelers member Andrew Radcliffe.

First Juvenile was Will Draper of RL360 & first lady was Kate Priest of MMBC.

Full results here (EXCEL / PDF)

 
8th August 2015
Nelson Memorial Trophy Mountain Time Trial. 27th September 2015
This race is being incorporated within The Shoprite Challenge and the Shoprite Group are putting up 2 special prizes.
These prizes are for any male breaking Chris Boardman's official lap record and for any female breaking Marie Purvis's lap record.

Entries are now open for this event which incorporates 1 complete lap of the famous Mountain Circuit including the dip at Governor's Bridge.

Please be aware for insurance purposes entrants must have attained the age of 12 on the day of the race
Entries fees have been set at £25.00 to include  a donation to a charity of The Shoprite Group's choosing,full support during the race and catering afterwards.

There is a limit of 120 entries being accepted for this race with the first person off from the Grandstand at 07:01 hours.
Entries to be completed after download on a registered form from T.L.I. Cycling,  (which should be linked from this website) non members are also welcome to compete.
 
Please posted to:-
Jim Cottier
116 Friary Park
Ballabeg
Arbory
IM9 4EU

Any further inquiries, please 'phone me on 495436.
 
Fletcher Trophie 25M TT

Due to a clash with the Manx Marathon, a course change was permitted by the local Constabulary. The course that will now be used is as follows:

Start Ballig Bridge - Creg Wilys - Kirk Michael - Peel Coast road - Switchback - Poortown road - Ballig - commence a 2nd lap of the same - Finish on Switchback road at junction with Staarvey road (1.9 laps)

Signing-0n between 0800-0830 at Peel end of Tynwald Mills Car Park. First rider off at 0901.

All competitors & Marshals will receive a voucher for refreshments after the event at the Cat That Cafe in Tynwald Mills. 

Any queries to Richard Fletcher 818008 / 498849 

 
6th August 2015

Bellhouse Wins SAS Events Bikestyle Series

Like a fine wine he keeps getting better! Neil “Horse it” Bellhouse takes the SAS Events Bikestyle Handicap Series win for the 2nd year in succession and in doing so becomes the 1st person to defend his title. With a flying finish to the series of a win in Round 5 and a 3rd place in Round 6, Bellhouse outsprinted his rivals in the final round. Tom Mazzone looked almost guaranteed the Series win with victories in the first three rounds but has been absent due to off island racing commitments since. Hot on Bellhouse’s heels in the Series where U16’s Jimmy Bostock in 2nd place (just 1 point behind Bellhouse) & Will Draper in 3rd place.

Thanks once again to Steve Shimmin & helpers for organising another fantastic series sponsored by Bikestyle.

Results

http://www.sasevents.im/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/RESULT-SERIES.pdf

 
 

Suir Valley 3 Day

A young Isle of Man Team travelled across to Ireland last weekend to compete in the Suir Valley 3 Day under the guidance of Team Manager Andrew Roche. The team was composed of TMT & Polypipe’s Tom Mazzone, EVCC Jaime Fletcher and Wheelers duo of Robin Garry and junior Owen Dudley. The race was made up 4 stages in 3 days, 2 rolling road stages, a criterium and a mountain top finish on the last stage.

Stage 1 - The boys started in fine style with on-form Garry getting in the day’s break which stuck to finish earning Garry a brilliant 5th place and the Cat3 ‘Blue’ Jersey.

Stage 2 - Garry was on the attack again collecting points in the intermediate sprints competition to earn him the ‘Hot Spots’ Sprints pink jersey in the mornings stage. Tom Mazzone finished the stage in a fine 11th place with Garry and Owen Dudley in 24th & 26th position respectively. By virtue of Garry being in the Pink Jersey young Dudley was given the Cat3 Blue jersey to wear since he was 2nd on classification. On overall General Classification (GC) Garry dropped to 13th, Dudley 16th, Mazzone 35th and Fletcher 62th.

Stage 3 – In fast and furious action of the critierium Garry contested the first intermediate sprint to secure his Pink jersey for the stage with Mazzone picking up points in the last intermediate sprint. Owen Dudley showed his speed in the finale to cross the line in a fantastic 4th position for the youngster just in front of teammate Mazzone in 5th. There were minimal time gaps so all remained the same on GC.

Stage 4 – The final stage was one for the goats with a hill top finish. Garry was in action early on collecting points in the first intermediate sprint which secured him the ‘Hot Spots’ Sprints pink jersey overall. The hitters came to the fore for the stage finale and all the teams hard work paid off with Dudley finishing a brilliant 7th place which earned him the Cat3 Blue jersey and 9th overall on GC. This was a fine result considering the strength of the field against the strong Irish teams and British squads of JLT Condor & Champion Systems. The final GC positions where 9th Dudley, 17th Garry, 44th Mazzone &  55th Fletcher.

Congratulations to the team on their excellent performances which bodes well for the future, could this be the next Island Games Road Squad?? And Finally, well done to the IOMCA Performance Group on selecting a young developing riders.

 
31st July 2015
Tour of the West CANCELLED
Sorry to inform you but due to the low number of entries and lack of volunteers to marshal, Sundays Tour of the West has been cancelled! entry fees will be refunded asap
 
26th July 2015
Tour of The West
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting Sundays Tour of the West incorporating the 2015 Road Race Championships.

Sign on will be from 8.00am to 8.30am at The Cat That Café, Tynwald Mills, St Johns, with the A race (4 laps) starting 9.00am and the B race (3 laps) starting 9.10am from Ballig Bridge and finishing on the Poortown road just past the Quarry.

The presentation will be held at The Cat That Café where refreshments will also be served. Riders will require timing chip frames and must be wearing their club kit!

Entries close midnight Wednesday 29th July

Anyone who can help with marshalling should contact Brian 495684.
 
 
20th July 2015
Hattersley off to see Lady Obama

Manx Viking Wheeler Christopher Hattersley off to see Lady Obama and to compete in the Special Olympics World Summer Games

Christopher Hattersley Manx Viking Wheelers (Isle of Man Special Olympics) has just returned from the Great Britain National Cycling Championships held in Tameside Manchester.

Christopher along with two Special Olympics teammates, competed in the 10km time trial (4th place), the 15km road race (3rd place bronze medal) and the 25 km road race (3rd place bronze medal).

Christopher was using this event as a warm up for the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which are to be held in Los Angeles (LA) from 25 July to 2 August 2015.

In LA, Christopher will be competing in the 10km TT, the 15km road race and the 25 km road race.

The games in LA will host 7000 athletes and 3000 caches from 177 countries. It is the biggest sporting event in the world this year and the Games will officially be opened by Lady Obama.

It is going to be a wonderful experience for Christopher and the rest of the Special Olympics Isle of Man team.  

 
 
Junior Mountain Biking Summer Holidays Skills Days
 

Learn from the Isle of Man Mountain Bike Team how to improve your mountain bike skills.

Friday 21st and 28th August

South Barrule Plantation £20 per day

9.30 3:30 Meet South Barrule Car Park at 9:15am

Age group = school years 2 – 8 (extended)

Children will be working in ability groups. All abilities welcomed above stabilisers and beginersJ. Bring a bike with gears if possible, helmet, packed lunch and drinks.

For entry call/text Rob Sorby 431134 or Email r.sorby@rgs.sch.im     limited space!

 
15th July 2015
ISLAND GAMES REVIEW

The Isle of Man Cycling team started in fine style on Sunday with Island Games new comer, Giordana-Triton & MVW rider Lizzie Holden taking a Silver medal in the Ladies Individual Time Trial won by Jersey’s Kim Ashton. Lizzie continued the fine form in Tuesdays scorching hot Ladies Road Race outnumbered by other nations attacked the peleton along with Jersey’s Kim Ashton again and the pair contested the Gold medal, the Jersey rider breaking clear on the final climb to win the gold medal with Lizzie taking the silver medal. The rivalry continued in the Women’s Road Criterium where again the pair escaped the bunch on a wet and slippy circuit were Lizzie crashed and instantly remounted but the damage was done leaving Ashton to take the Gold and Lizzie to take Silver to cap an excellent debut games coming home with 3 Silver medals for the 17 year old.

The men’s IOM road team also started well with MVW Ed Perry taking a Silver medal in the Men’s Individual Time Trial despite a few off road excursions “going in hot!” to a corner or two which was won by the Faroe Islands Torkil Veyhe. Joining Ed on the podium was RST & Great Britain junior rider Nathan Draper earning a Bronze medal with IOM teammates Tom Black 6th, MVW Robin Garry 10th & Leon Mazzone 22nd. The strong performances by the boys won them a ‘Team’ Individual Time Trial Gold medal. The IOM road team of MVW Ed Perry, Robin Garry with TMT’s Nathan Draper, Leon Mazzone & Tom Black where also in action Tuesday morning in the Men’s Road Race. A breakaway formed containing Nathan Draper and he was later joined by teammate Ed Perry who rode across to the break and the group worked hard so that the final selection was made despite the efforts of Guernsey to pull them back. IOM’s Draper was lead out by Ed Perry and was narrowly outsprinted by Saaremaa’s Mihkel Raim with Ed Perry crossing the line just behind the Faroe Islands Torkil Veyhe in 4th place. MVW Robin Garry clipped off from the main group to earn 6th place, with Leon Mazzone 12th in the main group and Tom Black 24th. Again the high finishing positions were enough to claim another Gold medal in the Team competition. The men’s final event was the town centre Road Criterium and the racing was aggressive from the start with countless attacks with MVW taking a tumble in the wet conditions. The race concluded in a close sprint with IOM’s Draper taking Silver and IOM Leon Mazzone lunging to take the bronze medal by a whisker from Endrik Puntso. Ed Perry and Robin Garry finished in the bunch in 9th & 16th position respectively with Tom Black at -1 lap in 27th. The boys again took to the top step in the ‘Team’ competition to complete a clean sweep of Gold medals in the team competitions.

The men’s IOM mountain bike team featuring Wheelers Elliot Baxter, Rob Sorby & Joe Haddock along with MMBC’s Danny Curtis & Nick Corlett also got off to a flying start in the MTB Cross Country. Nick Corlett took an early lead and never looked back winning the IOM a Gold medal in the process with an unfortunate Elliot Baxter finishing just off the podium in 4th place after a late pit-stop for a puncture while challenging for the silver medal position. Solid performances from the IOM’s Danny Curtis, Rob Sorby & youngster Joe Haddock finishing in 10th, 11th & 15th respectively earning the boys a ‘Team’ Gold medal in the team competition. The final event for the mountain bike team was the technical spectator friendly Mountain Bike Criterium were unfortunately MVW Rob Sorby crashed during practice injuring his shoulder and some ribs. Again the IOM’s Elliot Baxter & Nick Corlett where at the front challenging for the medal positions with Corlett again showing his pace to escaping the rest of the field to build a good lead he took to the finish to win his 2nd individual Gold medal. Strong individual performances from Elliot, Danny & Joe in 4th, 8th & 15th positions won them the Gold medal in the Team Competition the IOM again completing a clean sweep of Gold medals in the team competition. Congratulations to Nick winning a remarkable 4 gold medals at the games.

Overall the Isle of Man Cycling team came away with 7 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze medals. Congratulations to all the riders, you have done your clubs and the islands cycling community proud with all your hard work and efforts at the games. We’d also like to wish Rob Sorby a speedy recovery from his shoulder operation and fractured ribs and hope it’s not too long till you’re fully fit and riding again.

(Photo Credits: Will Draper, Ian Skillicorn, BBC Jersey, Ashley Hillier, Chris Corlett & Robin Garry)

 
 
 
9th July 2015
Gianni wins Rob Rohrer
Results for last weekend Rob Rohrer 25m TT are now here (EXCEL / PDF)
 
Island Games

After what proved to be a testing second half of the event for the Island Games riders the team returned home with an impressive medal tally of 15 – ensuring their lead in the overall Cycling medal count. Strong performances from all invoolved. The Island was 2nd overall in the event.

Huge congratulations to Wheelers members Lizzie Holden, Ed Perry, Robin Garry, Elliot Baxter, Joe Haddock & Rob Sorby and also to Tom Black, Nathan Draper, Leon Mazzone, Daniel Curtis & Nick Corlett from the Road Club & MMBC respectively.

From all at MVW, we are very proud! Well done everyone!

 
Sports Lecture Open to All

Former British Lions and Scotland international rugby player Tony Stanger will be visiting our shores in July, to share his ideas on how we can nurture our young sports people and unlock their sporting potential.

The presentation starts at 2pm on Saturday 18th July, at the Keyll Darree Lecture Theatre at Nobles Hospital in Strang.  The event is free of charge but spaces are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

Titled “Understanding Talent”, the presentation will be the first in an ongoing series of lectures open to all coaches, athlete, parents and sports administrators.   

Have you ever wondered why some athletes who were very good when they were young never make it in sport and why others who had limited success as a junior go on to have amazing careers? Understanding talent is a workshop designed for people who want to know more about why this can happen and what they can do to help any athlete reach their potential. 

During the session Tony will share his work with us and show how to use a robust and evidence based definition of talent to create an environment designed to give athletes the best chance of success.

As the improvement and development of coaching features prominently as a key objective of the IOM Strategy for Sport, the presentation will form part of the Isle of Man Sport Coaching Development Programme.  This initiative involves the provision of a coordinated syllabus of workshops and seminars designed to support local coaches with their continued personal development.

If you would like to attend the presentation, please contact the Sports Coaching Coordinator by emailing trevor.christian@gov.im or contact 688590 to reserve your place.

 
7th July 2015
Dandara Port Erin Kermesse
Entry (over 18) (Under 18).
 
1st July 2015
Island Games

Following Lizzie Holden’s strong performance, obtaining a further silver medal for the Island, in the women’s road race last night the Isle of Man Cycling team are currently leading the medal table in Cycling in Jersey.

There will be Mountain Bike events today, and road events tomorrow - further updates to follow.

Congratulations so far to Wheelers members; Rob Sorby, Ed Perry, Lizzie Holden, Joe Haddock, Robin Garry, & Elliot Baxter as well as Daniel Curtis & Nick Corlett from MMBC and Tom Black, Nathan Draper  & Leon Mazzone from the Road Club.

MVW would like to wish everyone good luck for the remainder of the events, we are all behind you!

 
26th June 2015
BEST WISHES TO OUR ISLAND GAMES RIDERS
Manx Viking Wheelers would like to wish our members good luck for the Island Games!
Seven of our club riders are representing the Isle of Man in Jersey.  They are Ed Perry, Robin Garry, Anna Christian and Lizzie Holden in the road racing and Elliott Baxter, Rob Sorby and Joe Haddock in the Mountain Biking.  Pictured are Elliott Baxter, Andrew Brookes (Chairman), Ed Perry, Robin Garry, Rob Sorby and Joe Haddock receiving funding from the Club to help with their travel costs.  Unfortunately Anna and Lizzie were off Island at the time of the photo.

The Club would like to thank Shoprite for their continued support.  Best wishes also to Tom Black, Nathan Draper and Leon Mazzone from Team Manx Telecom and Daniel Curtis and Nick Corlett from the Manx Mountain Bike Club.
 
 
14th June 2015
Mozzone Wins Tour of the Middle
24 took to the start line in nice but windy conditions for this mornings Manx Viking Wheeler ran Tour of the Middle.

7 riders cleared them selves of the main peloton, Thomas Mazzone, Robin Gary, Ed Perry, Elliot Baxter, Tom Black, Nick Corlett, Rob Sorby and Michael Moss. A couple of attempts from the remaining peloton to regain contact with the leaders came to no provale.

No attempts of a solo victory left the finish line for the sprinters, Mazzone (Team Polypipe) just edged Gary (Manx Viking Wheelers) to victory, Ed Perry (Manx Viking Wheelers) Completed the podium.

In the B race Gary McManus (TMT) took the win with Richard Cryer (MVW) in second place and Richard Fletcher (EVCC) in third place.

Category Winners were..... 1st Senior:-  Thomas Mazzone (Team Polypipe)
                                       1st Lady:-     Sarah Jewell (MVW)
                                       1st Veteran under 50:-  Neil Bellhouse (MVW)
                                       1st Veteran over 50:- Tony Varley (MMBC)
                                       1st Junior:- Michael Moss (MVW)
                                       1st Youth Boy:- William Draper (RL360)
                                       1st Youth Girl:- Kaitlin Slack (RL360)

Full results are on Manx Timing Solutions Results Page

A big thank you to all who helped out with marshaling, Driving, Catering and First Aid Cover.
 
12th June 2015
Tour of the Middle
Start sheets for this weekends Tour of the Middle are now here A Race (Excel / PDF) B Race (Excel / PDF).
 
10th June 2015
Isle of Man Crit Challenge

 

In order to prepare for the Island Games the IOM Cycling team have organised two (last minute) Criterium races for Road and Mountain bikes. Racers of all ages and abilities will get the opportunity to test themselves on short circuits, and we should have some exciting races!

Saturday night Road Crit race around Jurby Karting track (Kids and Adults) sign on from 5pm

        5-5:40pm Practice

        5:40-6:15pm Youth races U10-U16

        6:15pm Adult B race

        7:00pm Adult A race

Sunday morning Mountain Bike Crit race, Mooragh Park (Kids and Adults) sign on from 8:45am

         9-9:30am Practice

         9:30-10:15am Youth races U10-U16

         10:15am Adult B race

         11:00am Adult A race

Enter at Bikestyle by Friday 19th

Single event FEES:   SENIOR £15,  JUNIOR £12,  YOUTH £7:50  - NON TLI MEMBERS £5 EXTRA for over 18

Contact 431134 for more details

Reduced entry for both races over weekend  SENIOR £20,  JUNIOR £15,  YOUTH £10  - NON TLI MEMBERS £5 EXTRA for over 18

 
7th June 2015
Tour of The Middle - Sunday 14 June 2015
The Manx Viking Wheelers Tour of the Middle (Round 9 of the Black Grace Cowley series) will take place on Sunday 14th June 2015.

Entries are online at SI Entries and close at midnight on Wednesday 10th June.

Sign on will be from 8 - 8.30 a.m. at The Old School Hall, St. Marks located near St. Mark's crossroads (HQ signs will be visible).

There will be an A and B Race with the A race starting at 9 a.m. and the B race at 9.10 a.m.  The start and finish will be on the Tosaby straight and will consist of 8 laps (approx. 48 miles) and the B race 5 laps (approx. 30 miles) of the Stuggadhoo course.

Refreshments will be served in the Hall at the finish of the race.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LOCAL CLUB KIT MUST BE WORN BY ALL COMPETITORS (THE ONLY EXCEPTION TO THIS ARE RIDERS WHO ARE NEW CLUB MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO OBTAIN CLUB KIT OR THOSE BELONGING TO UCI REGISTERED TEAMS)

Anyone who can help with marshalling or can provide a marshall, could you please contact Brian on
495684.
 
27th May 2015

MVW Hosted Women’s Social & Skills Ride

MVW hosted a very successful women’s social and skills session in Jurby last weekend, with a handful of eager ladies turning up to absorb  knowledge imparted by the great Gary Mazzone.

Despite it being windy, cold and grey a great turn out arrived and after a quick chat in the Guardhouse the troupe headed over to the parade ground to get started.

The group consisted of a good mix of varying abilities, which made for great rapport as everyone shared experiences, advice and banter throughout the session.

To begin with Gary, with the help of Andy, Laura, Rob and David, covered the basics of group riding including how to ride in turns, spatial awareness and went through steps to ensure all members of the party were comfortable in a peloton scenario.

After the basics the group felt confident to hit the roads and despite the wind they worked incredibly well, taking in every little bit of advice they could from Gary as the ride went on. After a lap in the group was working perfectly and at a glance you would think they had been doing it for years! Another lap in and it was all smiles as we returned to the Guardhouse for a well-earned scone & brew.

The session was a real success, not least for the fact that some of the ladies who might have otherwise ridden alone now have a friendly base they can come to for group rides – but also in that all participants were an absolute credit to cycling, remaining courteous and neat at all times on the road.

We will be hosting more sessions and increasing the skills covered throughout so watch this space for updates – to stay updated on women’s cycling on the Isle of Man in general please head to “Isle of Man Women’s Cycling” on Facebook.  

Thanks to all who came along, happy riding!

 
Corely Drops 3 Day Stage Race

Members of Isle of man cycling team took part in the tough Corley drops 3 day stage race over the bank holiday weekend as preparation for the upcoming Island games. Manx Viking Wheelers riders Ed Perry, Robin Garry and Rob Sorby were joined by Tom Black (road club) and Jamie Fletcher (Chester RC). Stage 1 was a twisting tight crit race around the Milton Keynes bowl. 80 riders from elite to 3rd category started the race with only 43 managing to stay on the lead lap, only young Jamie got dropped towards the end of the 1 hour race with Ed Perry finishing highest in 10th.

Day two saw two stages, first up in the morning was a 50 miles series of circuits which ended in a bunch sprint, Robin Garry coming in 12th in the fast sprint. The only other incident of note was Jamie Fletchers involvement in the bunch pile up going up the short hill. Fortunately only his pride and front wheel were damaged. In the afternoon following an impromptu hotel change the team lined up for the 5 mile Team Time Trial. Unfortunately Tom could not get his clip in and was off the back for much of the first lap. He eventually caught up to help the team but his time trialling abilities were not used a effectively as hoped and the team Plan somewhat went out the window, resulting in overall 10th 30 seconds down on Corley Drops.. Sorby also did not fair to well dropping off the fast pace set by Ed Perry in the last mile.

The last and biggest stage was the 80 miles of the testing Astwood circuit. With the start of the race came the start of the rain, though this thankfully let up 15 minutes in. The race itself stayed mostly together until a breakaway was formed on the 4th lap about 20 miles in. In the break was Robin Garry who worked hard, gaining a lead of nearly 2 minutes on the bunch. However with only 1 mile to go the break was caught except for two riders who had broken away before the junction. One of the two riders was Chris Mcnamara of Pedal heaven who won the stage, claiming the overall GC in doing so. The team would like to thank Bikestyle and its customers for stepping in with a loan of kit, and the Manx Viking wheelers for their support.

OVERALL
1 Chris McNamara Pedal Heaven RT 06:26:08
2 Owen Lake Richardsons-Trek RT 06:26:15
3 William Goulbourne Corley Cycles – Drops RT 06:26:18
4 Lewis Atkins Pedal Heaven RT 06:26:22
5 Michael Smith Corley Cycles – Drops RT 06:26:22
6 Edward Palfreeman Corley Cycles – Drops RT 06:26:22
7 George Wood Richardsons-Trek RT 06:26:24
8 Jacob Tipper Neon-Velo Cycling Team 06:26:26
9 Jamie Pine Pedal Heaven RT 06:26:26
10 David Creeggan Pedal Heaven RT 06:26:26

33 Edward Perry Manx Viking Whls CC 06:26:51
34 Robin Garry Manx Viking Whls CC 06:26:51
35 Tom Black Team Manx Telecom 06:26:51

41 Robert Sorby Manx Mountain Bike Club 06:27:24

67 Jamie Fletcher Chester RC 06:38:33

 
 
26th May 2015
Childrens Mountain Bike Skills Day TT Week

Learn from the Isle of Man Mountain Bike Team how to improve your mountain bike skills, and take part in fun challenges.

Thursday 11th June 2015

South Barrule Plantation

£20 9.30 – 3:30

Meet South Barrule Car Park at 9:15

Age group = school years 2 – 6 (Yr 1 ok if can ride well). Children will be working in ability groups. All abilities welcomed above stabilisers. Bring a bike with gears if possible, helmet, packed lunch and drinks.

For entry call/text Rob Sorby 431134 or Email r.sorby@rgs.sch.im              limited space!

 
15th May 2015
AON Heritage Trial TT
Signing on from 8.30am with first rider away at 9.30am... Adults and riders over 12 years old will set off first with children and families following.

There will be medals for all riders young and old along with sweets for the kids these will be presented as riders cross their respective finishing lines.

Tea, Coffee and cakes etc will be provided in St-Johns AFC clubhouse afterwards.

NB.. Could all participants ensure that they have handed in a completed TLI entry form along with their payment this is important for Insurance cover!

Start Sheet (Word / PDF)
 
Fair Play
The isle of Man Cycling Association has released a guidline relateing to Paced & Company Riding in Time Trials. (Word / PDF)
 
Ladies Skills Session

MVW will be hosting a women’s specific social & skills session this Sunday 17th at 11am meeting at Jurby Guardhouse.

Andy Brooks, Gary Mazzone, Robert Moneta and Laura Morgan will be hosting skills sessions for all levels which are expected to last around 2 hours max – with the aim of boosting road and group confidence for female riders of all ages and abilities.

This is an open, inclusive and casual ride and our aim is soley to get everyone riding together and having fun on the road.

We will also be providing a quick workshop at the end to cover maintenance basics, as well as catching up for questions over some cake and coffee.

Any queries please give Laura a shout on 351740.

 
12th May 2015
Fund Raising Heritage Trail Challenge

Marshals/Helpers needed for this Saturdays fund raising event, the Heritage Trail Challenge – 9am to 12pm. There will be a presentation and refreshments afterwards at St Johns AFC clubhouse.

If you can help in any way please contact Brian Johnson.

 
10th May 2015
Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial Incorporating 25 Mile Championships
Ed Perry won today's Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial and was also crowed 25 Mile Time Trial Champion in what proved to be very testing conditions with strong blustery winds.  The Manx Viking Wheelers rider stormed around the course in an incredible 52.42. Second place went to Manx Mountain Bike Club's Mark Harrison in a terrific time of 56.52.  Finishing off the podium was Manx Mountain Bike Club rider Daniel Curtis in a time of 57.30.

First lady was Manx Viking Wheelers Laura Morgan in a time of 1.06.22.  First juvenile girl was Kaitlin Slack of RL360 in 1.11.57.  First juvenile boy was Max Walker of RL360 in 1.03.42.  First junior was Manx Viking Wheelers Owen Dudley in a time of 58.33.  First veteran under 50 was Mark Harrison of MMBC, first veteran over 50 was MMBC Chris Tierney in 1.01.00 and first veteran over 60 was MMBC John Marchment in 1.02.03.

A big thank you to all the people who made the race happen, as the race was close to being cancelled due to the lack of marshals.

Full results here (Word / PDF)
 
8th May 2015
Penrice 25M TT
The start sheet for this weekends Penrice 25M TT is now here (Word / PDF)
 Sign on is from 8.00 to 8.30 at Ballaugh Parish Hall. First rider away at 9.01
Note this event forms part of the Black Grace Cowley series and is also the Championships therefore the Club Kit rule applies: Riders should be in their local club kit, not UK clubs or private sponsor or shop kit. 
 

SAS Pre TT Chairty Handicap next week

Date:

14th May 2015

Time:

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Location:

JURBY PARADE GROUND

PRIZE LIST ;

THE WINNER TAKES AWAY THE LAST FAMILY TROPHY CURRENTLY HELD BY TOM BLACK.

THERE WILL BE LOTS PRIZES UP FOR GRABS!

AT PRESENT WE HAVE;

STEAM PACKET VOUCHER FOR CAR PLUS TWO BOAT TRAVEL

VARIOUS ‘GOODIES’ PROVIDED BY ERIN BIKE HUT

MORE GOODIES COURTESY OF BIKESTYLE

YET MORE GOODIES THANKS TO EUROCYCLES

TWO FREE TLI MEMBERSHIPS

MORE TO BE ADDED; WATCH THIS SPACE!

PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN BY RAFFLE, ALL COMPETITORS RECEIVE FIVE ENTRIES INTO THE RAFFLE.

ADDITIONAL RAFFLE TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED FOR £2.00. JUST ADD ANY ADDITIONAL TICKET COST TO YOUR ENTRY FEE.

ENTRY FEE IS A MINIMUM OF £10, PLEASE DONATE MORE IF YOU CAN, IT ALL GOES TO THE CHARITY. SAS EVENTS WILL PAY FOR ALL THE COSTS INCURRED IN RUNNING THE EVENT.

ENTRY IS BY COMPLETED TLI FORM ADDRESSED TO SAS EVENTS, 4 BIRCH HILL GARDENS ONCHAN, IM3 4ET

MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO ST JOHN AMBULANCE

 
AON Heritage Trial TT

The AON Heritage Trial TT will take place on Sat 16th May. Entries on a standard TLI form in the bikeshops! Manx Viking Wheelers will be running a fundraiser Time Trial along the Heritage Trail (old railway line) from Douglas to St Johns, Saturday 16th May 9:00am – 12 noon. This will be the inaugural running of this event and has loads of potential to grow in the future, providing an IG fundraising event as a fixture on our annual calendar. That said we all need to pull together to make this year a success.

Appeal for Marshals

We will need about 15-20 on the day covering access points and road crossing. The event will only last a couple of hours and any marshals will be fed and watered at the finish. This is an important fundraiser event for the island games and any help is much appreciated, all moneys raised will go to the riders from all clubs. In the future it is hoped that this event will be run annually, providing a permanent IG fundraiser on our calendar.

Anyone who can help marshalling please could they contact Brian Johnson, mob 495684 or email brian-johnson@manx.net

In addition if your website has not yet advertised this event please could you do so, I have attached a poster to aid you with this.

Cheers

Rob Sorby

 
28th April 2015
Nick Corkill RR

The EVCC Nick Corkill RR on Sunday saw another impressive turn out not least plenty of MVW riders on the start line in both the A & B races. Despite a freak hailstorm the race ran in relatively sunny conditions with impressive lap times recorded. In the A race a break formed including some IG riders and again a good showing from RL360 and MVW riders up at the sharp end.

The break, however, was caught and by the end the podium was made up of Conor Davies, Will Draper and Elliot Baxter.

The B race was also highly interesting with a strong pace set from the beginning. After the pack strung out the main bunch came to a sprint leading the successful duo Gary McManus and Paul Curphey to a 1-2 and Wheeler Michael Ferguson completing the podium.

The ladies were also very well represented again and on-form Wheelers member Sophie Black out-sprinted the rest of the bunch for 4th place overall and 1st female. The ladies podium then completed by RL360’s Tara Ferguson and MVW’s Sarah Jewell.

 
22nd April 2015

Appleby Sportive 2015

On Bank Holiday Monday 4th May, the Ellan Vannin CC will be promoting the Appleby Sportives. The event consists of a choice of 4 courses; 38Km, 72Km, 100km and 118Km, with all starting and finishing at the Ramsey Rugby Club in the Mooragh Park, Ramsey. The 38Km is a flat route around the Northern Plains and is suitable for all abilities. The 72, 100 & 118Km routes have 1, 2 & 3 major climbs respectively; Druidale, Slieau Whallian & the Sloc.

 Manx Timing Solutions will be providing the event timing and each participant will carry an electronic ‘dibber’ which will be logged at the start, at checkpoints along the way and again at the finish. This will provide entrants with their times for each section and allow for comfort breaks & regroupings at each checkpoint. It also means that participants may choose which course they wish to complete on the day as the timing system will identify the course option ridden from the number of checkpoints the rider has dibbed at.

 Participants may start anytime between 09:00 & 10:00, although slower riders for the longer distances are advised to go off as close to 09:00 as possible. Entry includes 3rd party insurance, electronic timing, energy bar and a refreshment voucher for after the event. 

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a 12 noon cut off at the Staarvey crossroads for the longer routes. If you arrive after this time you will have to complete the 72km route.

Parental Consent forms are available for download from the British Cycling website. In terms of participation, the shortest route is suitable for all ages and the 72Km route for competent riders in 14-16 year age bracket. The 2 longer routes are not recommended for under-16’s. Riders under the age of 16 must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The longer courses are challenging, with the 118Km route including over 2000m of ascent and taking in many roads that are not typically used in local races. The organisers stress that a Sportive is not a race and that although participants will be timed over the various sections of the course, the rules of the road must be obeyed at all times.

Route Summary:The start and finish for both distances is at Ramsey Rugby Club in Mooragh Park and all the routes go Ramsey – Bride – coast road to Jurby Cronk.

At this point the 38Km route turns left up Ballamoar straight – Summerhill Road – Andreas – Regaby – Grove Museum – Grand Island – Mooragh Park – Finish.

Whereas, at Jurby Cronk, the 72, 100 & 118Km routes go – Ballaugh – up Druidale – Brandywell – Little London – Staarvey.

At Staarvey, the 72Km route carries straight-on down to the Peel-KML coastroad and then returns to the Mooragh via Orrisdale loop road – Vollan road – Jurby Cronk – Ballamoar straight – Summerhill Road – Andreas – Regaby – Grove Museum – Grand Island – Mooragh Park – Finish.

At Staarvey, the 100Km & 118Km rides – turn left towards Tynwald Mills – Tynwald Hill – up Slieau Whallian – right onto Shoulder Road and on to the Dalby / Colby crossroads.

At crossroads, the 100Km route turns right – down Dalby – Glen Maye – Peel – coast road to Kirk Michael – Orrisdale loop road – Vollan road – Jurby Cronk – Ballamoar straight – Summerhill Road – Andreas – Regaby – Grove Museum – Grand Island – Mooragh Park – Finish

At crossroads, the 118Km route turns left down Colby Glen, right at Colby Level and right (3rd exit) at the Sloc Roundabout. Up the Sloc and return to Dalby / Colby crossroads, where left down Dalby – Glen Maye – Peel – coast road to Kirk Michael – Orrisdale loop road – Vollan road – Jurby Cronk – Ballamoar straight – Summerhill Road – Andreas – Regaby – Grove Museum – Grand Island – Mooragh Park – Finish

An entry fee of £20 applies for entry on the day but only £15.00 for online entries made in advance via www.ellanvannin.cc or the British Cycling web site. Entry includes 3rd party insurance, electronic timing, energy bar and a refreshment voucher for after the event. As this is not a race, there are no prizes, but any surplus generated by the event is used to fund the Appleby Juvenile Circuit Champs held in July each year.

All enquiries regarding entries to: Event Organiser: Richard Fletcher, Email: evccsportive@manx.net. Tel: 01624 818008

 

Canada Life International is new sponsor of IoM cycling 10-League

The Isle of Man Cycling Association is delighted to announce that it has agreed a new 3 year sponsorship deal with Canada Life International for its 10- mile Time Trial league.

The league consists of 12 weekly races starting on the 29th April through to the end of July and will be called the Canada Life International 10-League.

Commenting on the new deal, IoM Cycling Association’s Chairman Richard Fletcher said "The 10-League plays a key role in Manx cycling, as it provides an entry-level introduction to the competitive side of the sport for all types rider. The League has run continuously for over 40-years and this generous new 3-year agreement with Canada Life International ensures we can extend that still further.”

Sean Christian, Managing Director of Canada Life International added "as a global organisation we recognise the importance of putting something back into the local communities we base our businesses in. We are proud to have a strong track record of assisting a number of organisations and charities on the Island through either financial sponsorship or other forms of support. As we receive many requests for help, each has to go through a strict assessment against our sponsorship criteria.

Canada Life already has an association with cycling on the Island, providing sponsorship to the IoM Youth Cycling programme run by Dot Tilbury and her team. Also a number of our staff actively participate in the sport so when presented with the opportunity to extend our support to the continued growth and success of cycling on the Island then we were only too pleased to assist. We look forward to developing our relationship with the IoM Cycling Association and wish success to everyone involved with forthcoming 10-League".

The 10-League will be co-ordinated by Steve Shimmin of SAS Events this year and there are some changes to note, including a single, new course to replace the three old courses. Starting on the Bretney Road at the Speed Limit signs, turning left onto the A10 coast road down to The Cronk where left onto Ballamoar Straight. Out through Sandygate to a dead turn on the Jurby Road between the two entrances to the loop road (approx. 500m before St Judes cross-roads). Return on Jurby Road to finish just short of The Cronk.

Over one hundred entries have already been received but the entry deadline has been extended to Saturday 25th April to accommodate any newcomers who may not have been aware of the event. Details of how to enter can be found on all the club web sites and entries should be sent to Emma Gell, 14A Claughbane Avenue, Ramsey, IM8 2BF. The series entry fees are: £65 for age 18 and above. £45 <18 (Minimum age 12). After that date, the only option will be to enter the rounds individually on the night On-the-day entries will be accepted and will count in the results. £12.00 (Youth £10.00) plus a £5 per ride surcharge for Day Members (if >18), which must be paid to the Co-ordinator before the start.

All rides will count for the League, with a maximum of 8 to count including at least 1 marshalling ‘Stand-down’ by Senior/Veteran riders.

 
Jurby Motor Museum
Denis Cunningham the man behind the Motor Museum being built at Jurby is looking for old Bicycles to display along with the cars and would like to hear from anyone who has one or more they would be prepared to loan him to the Museum for display. He can be contacted at denis@isleofmanmotormuseum.com
 
12th April 2015
Bellhouse wins Telecom 25TT
MVW rider Neil Bellhouse won the first timetrial of the Black Grace Cowely series  with MVW rider Nigel Tebay in second place.

Held over the Rhen Cullin / Wildlife park circuit in misserable conditions Bellhouse posted a time of 59.03 and Tebay 2 seconds slower in 59.05. Conor Davies, youth rider for RL360 completed the podium with 59.12. First Lady rider was Laura Morgan in 1.11.38.

Special thanks goes to Stephen Cregeen, Jim and Ann Cottier and all the marshals for giving up their time to make the event go ahead. 

Results (Excel / PDF)
 
The Isle of Man Youth and Junior Tour

The Isle of Man Youth Tour is now fast approaching, as you can imagine the weekend requires a lot of behind the scenes work from a huge number of volunteers.  Without the support of marshals we would not be able to run any of the stages safely.

This year is particularly important to Isle of Man Cycling as the event will come under increased scrutiny from British Cycling following our bid to host the 2016 National Road Race Championships.  If successful in our bid, the Island’s ability to host a big stage event will be tested through our organisation of the Youth Tour and we would therefore ask that the cycling community pull together to make this a success.

As in prior years we have asked for marshals to be provided by the Competitors; however we really need the help of our local cyclists whose knowledge of racing is invaluable.  We like to ensure that any parents offering to marshal are paired up with experienced marshals where possible.

The stages where we require help are as follows:

Friday 1st May                    5:30pm – 9:00pm             Douglas Promenade       

Saturday 2nd May              08:30am – 12:30pm         Peel Clothworkers School             

Saturday 2nd May              13:30pm – 17:00pm         Marown Primary School

Sunday 3rd May                 08:30am – 12:30pm         Ramsey Rugby Club

Sunday 3rd May                 12:30pm – 17:00pm         Ramsey Rugby Club

If anyone is able to provide us with assistance, please email us iomyt@hotmail.co.uk asap so that we can try and fill the slots.

Many thanks

Emma & Erica
Isle of Man Youth Tour

 
11th April 2015
Team Manx Telecom 25M TT
Sunday's Manx Telecom 25 mile Time Trial. The HQ for the event is Ballaugh Parish Hall. Sign on is 8:00 - 8:30 with the first rider off at 9am from the orrisdale junction. There will be a rider briefing at 8:25, all riders are required to attend.

Start Sheet (Excel / PDF)
 
7th April 2015
Batman Wins Black Grace Cowely  RR Opener

A respectable turn out to the first BGC League road race of the season in tough conditions made for an exciting race on Sunday 29th March. Wheeler Robin ‘Batman’ Garry took the top spot after escaping with fellow IG team mates Elliot Baxter & Ed Perry at around 1 lap to go.

Tom Black & Will Draper had made an impressive dig earlier on which saw them remain in a break for over 1.5 laps, but were eventually reeled back in by the IG trio.

With just under a minute’s gap the IG boys fought it out for the podium with Perry & Baxter completing 2nd & 3rdrespectively.

An impressive show from the Wheelers saw Rob Sorby take the sprint by a good few seconds and newcomer Andrew Jones pipping RL360 rider Will Draper just behind.

Eleanor Davies finished well as 1st lady with RL360 team mate Kaitlin Slack completing the women’s podium. Well done to both!

Great to see 8 Wheelers in the top 10 for the first race of the season

Results

 
6th April 2015
Manx Viking Wheelers Easter Sundays Handicap RR
Team Manx Telecom rider Paul Curphy took the honours in Sundays Manx Viking Wheelers promoted handicap road race!

Making his comeback after a number of years out of road racing, Paul started with the front markers in group 1 along with 2nd placed rider and leading veteran Gary McManus, both riders worked well and formed a breakaway all to aware that the elite group who started 17 minutes behind were moving fast, chasing and passing all forward groups.
On lap 3 Curphy put a bit of space between himself and breakaway partner McManus but was caught again at Ramsey, Curphy pushed again at Bride hill and this time managed to stay away and ride in to take the win 5 seconds ahead of McManus, Manx Viking Wheelers in form Island games bound Robin Garry took 3rd spot as the elite group swept in 45 seconds later.

Leading Lady was MVW newcomer Sarah Jewel, Leading Junior was MVW Matthew Bostock, Leading Veteran U/50 was TMT Gary McManus and Leading Veteran O/50 was TMT Juan Kinley.

Thanks go to all Marshals and Helpers.

Results
 
4th April 2015
Good Friday 3up
The Bikestyle/Manx Viking Wheelers promoted Island Games Fundraiser took place on Good Friday with a good entry of 20 teams of keen cyclists of varying abilities.

The weather conditions were not ideal with mist shrouding the first mile or so and the roads wet and dirty.  The time trial took place over the usual Rhencullen/Sulby/Ramsey course and was won by the Bikestyle Team of Island Games selected riders of Robin Garry, Tom Black and Ed Perry.  Second place went to Nick Corlett, Matthew Bostock and Nathan Draper and third place were the team of Gary Johnston, Simon Skillicorn and Neil Bellhouse.

After the race a raffle was held at the Ballaugh Parish Hall with an array of super prizes on offer.

A total of £800 was raised from entries and raffle money.

Thanks go to the guys at Bikestyle for co-ordinating this event in such a short time, all volunteers who gave up their time to help,  the budding Mary Berry's and Paul Hollywood's who baked cakes and scones etc. and to Abode, TBM Therapy and Bikestyle for their generous raffle prizes.

Full results (Word / PDF)
 
3rd April 2015
Manx Viking Wheelers Handicap
The Start Sheet for this weekends Manx Viking Wheelers ran Handicap RR is now here (Excel / PDF)

Sign on is from 8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. at Ayre United Football Club.  Race starts at 9.  4 laps of Bride course.

note that timing chips will be used so cradles should be attached to the bike.  Anyone without a cradle can purchase one at sign on at a cost of £3.00 each.

Special note:  When race finished riders must not come back and cross the timing strip.
 
2nd April 2015
Bikestyle Sponsored 3up

The Good Friday team time trial starts 10am on the Wildlife Park Circuit. Sign on Ballaugh Parish Hall from 9am. Please park sensibly and within the parish hall grounds if possible to avoid traffic on the main road.

There are lots of prizes up for grabs Nespresso machine, Coffee goods, bits from Bikestyle, Abode picture and massage voucher from Tom Black Sports Massage. Also Castelli have thrown in lots of nice products! All monies raised go towards sending the IG Road team to Jersey.

 
Manx Viking Wheelers Handicap RR
Please be reminded that timing chips will be used for Sundays @MVWcc Handicap - if you don't have a cradle you can buy one @ sign on for £3
 
Conister Bank Ten League

The 10-League will be co-ordinated by Steve Shimmin this year. We are still in the process of agreeing a sponsor, but the League will go ahead whether one is found or not.

Some changes to note:

A single, new course has been measured & risk-assessed and it will be used for every round. I’ll send a Strava / Garmin map out in the next few days, but the route is:

Start on the Bretney Road at the Speed Limit signs. Turn left at Give Way T-junction onto the A10 coast road. Proceed to The Cronk where left onto Ballamoar Straight. Proceed straight through Sandygate to dead turn on the Jurby Road between the 2 entrances to the loop road (approx. 500m before St Judes cross-roads). Return on Jurby Road to finish just short of the The Cronk.

All rides will count for the League, with a maximum of 8 to count including at least 1 marshalling ‘Stand-down’ by Senior/Veteran riders.    

·         Series entries close on Saturday 18th April and should be sent to Emma Gell, 14A Claughbane Avenue, Ramsey, IM8 2BF. The series entry fees are: £65 Age 18 and above. £45         <18 (Minimum age 12)

·         Please note: After that date, the only option will be to enter the rounds individually on the night  

·         On-the-day entries will be accepted and will count in the results. £12.00 (Youth £10.00) plus a £5 per ride surcharge for Day Members (if >18), which must be paid to the Co-ordinator before the start.

Please post this information on your sites along with the pdf entry form (attached) asap.

If you have any queries or spot any errors – please let me know!

Many thanks,

Richard 498849

Entry Form

 
5th March 2015
 
As the new season gets under way there has of course been the usual influx of team launches and press releases strewn across the media. While the standard of the Islands cycling is always well represented by the men’s pro, continental and domestic side of the sport it’s wholly refreshing to see that more and more women are getting involved at all levels of racing. As such we’re very pleased to see four women make new signings for 2015 in what is going to be an incredibly important year for the growth of women’s cycling both locally and globally.

The most prominent of those signings this year of course has to be Anna Christian, formerly of domestic team Scott Contessa, to UCI pro Wiggle Honda. Their team launch was in Belgium this year and the new lineup is going to prove extremely exciting for the international peloton. Anna has already represented the team in testing races such as the Omloop Het Neiuwsblad and also Le Samyn des Dames. A great role model for the Islands women, we would like to congratulate Anna and wish her the best of luck in what’s looking to be a very busy season!

Next up is a renaming of teams as the existing structure of the RST ladies team changes its title to Giordana Triton, a fantastic domestic setup and a great example for UK women’s elite teams. Lizzie Holden, as well as joining the ODP squad this year, will be representing the team once again after a very successful 2014. Lizzie will be joined by her 2014 team mates as well as a couple of new signings including the very successful Nikki Juniper, who will no doubt provide valuable guidance to the team.

Another shift of title sponsorship after BikePure pulled out of supporting the ladies at the end of last year means that Sophie Black will also be riding with many of her 2014 team mates under the guise of EliteVelo-Kalas, as well as taking on several new riders to the squad. After a turbulent end to 2014 it’s great to see quality sponsors step up to ensure our domestic teams aren’t left in the dark. The girls had a great debut season last year and their development on the domestic scene is sure to gain invaluable momentum over the course of 2015.

The fourth signing this year is Laura Morgan, who will be transferring from Merlin Cycles to the 17 woman strong setup of PH-Mas VCUK – another domestic development squad under the umbrella of VCUK (MaxGear/Champ Sys). The women will be joining the men’s elite senior, junior and youth teams. The team will be focusing on developing the riders up to a competitive national level for 2016 whilst maintaining their prominent ethos in growing the women’s side of the sport on the UK domestic scene.

All teams can be followed online on the following details;

Wiggle Honda: www.wigglehonda.com / @wigglehonda

Giordana Triton: @GiordanaTriton

EliteVelo Kalas: elitevelo.wordpress.com / @elitevelort

PH-Mas VCUK: www.ph-mas.co.uk / @teamvcukphmas

Photo credits: velouk.net, wigglehonda.com, Richard Fox Photography & Martin Holden 
 





 
Ten League 

Most of the cycle racing community are aware that, after many years of outstanding service, Jim Cottier has stepped down as organizer of the 10 League.

The League is a very important element of the local race calendar, attracting cyclists across all race disciplines and of all abilities. Additionally, the mass appeal means that the entry fees generate an essential source of income which is used directly to fund National Junior & Senior IOM teams in competition off the Island. The IOMCA would welcome any approach from individuals who would either be prepared to take over as overall Co-ordinator or be prepared to perform one or more of the tasks that are involved.

 

The workload that Jim previously carried out was significant and this may well be a factor in putting off any potential volunteers. Therefore, in an effort to reduce this for the new Co-ordinator, several tasks have been split out and taken on by others;

·         Ian Brand has agreed to deal with Police permission & Risk Assessments

·         Emma Gell will collate series entries

·         Manx Timing Solutions will once again be used for Timing & results

·         As always, Marshals will be sourced via competitors ‘standing down’ once during the Series. All Marshals will be issued with a briefing sheet explain their responsibilities

 

The remaining tasks can be summarized as:

 

1.     Sign-on & Numbers Board each week

2.     Acceptance of any ‘on-the-day’ Private Time Trial entries

3.     Co-ordinator ‘on-the-night’ – i.e. ensure Marshals are in place and to be a point of contact for any incidents and / or enquiries

4.     Course Marking & collection of signs after the event. (This task may be split out from 1, 2 & 3 above and carried out by a different person to  the Coordinator).  

 

It has been agreed that the CA will pay expenses to the Co-ordinator commensurate with the tasks taken on. If the individual does not wish to accept expenses, they may nominate a club or

Most of the cycle racing community are aware that, after many years of outstanding service, Jim Cottier has stepped down as organizer of the 10 League.

The League is a very important element of the local race calendar, attracting cyclists across all race disciplines and of all abilities. Additionally, the mass appeal means that the entry fees generate an essential source of income which is used directly to fund National Junior & Senior IOM teams in competition off the Island. The IOMCA would welcome any approach from individuals who would either be prepared to take over as overall Co-ordinator or be prepared to perform one or more of the tasks that are involved.

 

The workload that Jim previously carried out was significant and this may well be a factor in putting off any potential volunteers. Therefore, in an effort to reduce this for the new Co-ordinator, several tasks have been split out and taken on by others;

·         Ian Brand has agreed to deal with Police permission & Risk Assessments

·         Emma Gell will collate series entries

·         Manx Timing Solutions will once again be used for Timing & results

·         As always, Marshals will be sourced via competitors ‘standing down’ once during the Series. All Marshals will be issued with a briefing sheet explain their responsibilities

 

The remaining tasks can be summarized as:

 

1.     Sign-on & Numbers Board each week

2.     Acceptance of any ‘on-the-day’ Private Time Trial entries

3.     Co-ordinator ‘on-the-night’ – i.e. ensure Marshals are in place and to be a point of contact for any incidents and / or enquiries

4.     Course Marking & collection of signs after the event. (This task may be split out from 1, 2 & 3 above and carried out by a different person to  the Coordinator).  

 

It has been agreed that the CA will pay expenses to the Co-ordinator commensurate with the tasks taken on. If the individual does not wish to accept expenses, they may nominate a club or charity as the beneficiary.

 

Anyone who is interested in taking on this important role or is prepared to help with any of the tasks, please contact the IOMCA Chairman, Richard Fletcher on 818008 or e-mail Fletcher@manx.net to discuss.  

charity as the beneficiary.

 
Challenge Yourself

Are you looking for a new cycling challenge in 2015? Why not consider these 3 cycling challenges at home and away all for good causes.

The Children’s Centre “Raid Alpine” Challenge – 740 Kilometres, 31 Cols with 16300 metres of ascent including the Classic Cols of the Telegraph, Galibier and the Bonnette from Lake Geneva to Nice.

The Children’s Centre fearsome “Mount Ventoux” Challenge – Cycling up the “Beast of Provence”, 21.5 kilometres, 1610 metres at an average gradient of 7.5% maxing out at 10.7%.
 
“Isle of Real Men” for Male Cancer Awareness Campaign for Prostate Cancer – Their “toughest” challenge!! 300 miles in 3 day on the roads & lanes of the Isle of Man.
 
 
25th February 2015
Good Friday 3 Up 25 Mile Team Time Trial Fundraiser for Island Games Road Race Team
As a fundraiser for the Island Games Road Race Team a 3 Up 25 Mile Team Time Trial is being organised by Bikestyle/Manx Viking Wheelers on Friday 3rd April 2015.

All riders welcome including ladies teams, family teams, veterans teams, serious race teams, individuals will be teamed up if possible.  Everyone will be catered for.

The course being used is the usual Penrice Course starting at Rhencullen, Kirk Michael and finish on Ballacrye Road.

Sign on will be from 9.00 a.m. at Ballaugh Parish Hall with the first team away at 10.01.

Entry fees are £30 per team to include refreshments with all monies going to help fund the Road Race Team.  There will be cash prizes and various spot/raffle prizes on offer which include a Nespresso Coffee Machine, a cycling picture donated by Abode, various Castelli and Scott goodies, wine and various other prizes.

Entries on a TLI entry form with payment (cheques payable to Manx Viking Wheelers) should be sent to either Rob Moneta at Bikestyle or Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas no later than Tuesday 31st March 2015.  A separate entry form is required for each member of the team.

If anyone is free to Marshal could they please contact either Rob or Brian also that would be appreciated.
 
16th February 2015
2015 Calendar and club Kit
With the 2015 Race calendar now out and the season fast approaching could riders please note that along with being a current paid up member of a local IOM CA affiliated club they will also be expected to race in the kit of that club!
The only exceptions will be riders who are contracted to a UCI registered team or new club members who have been unable to obtain club kit, failure to comply will result in the offending rider/riders being refused a start!
 
15th February 2015
MVW Awards Night

Saturday evening saw a good turn out to the annual Wheelers sign on night at Bordellos in Douglas. After a short social catch up, new Chairman Andrew Brooks introduced and subsequently announced the prize winners of the 2014 Club Awards. Each deserving winner and just some of their notable rides as follows;

Junior Female:
Elizabeth Holden - 5th British RR Champs (2nd Junior), 4th S1 Bedford 3 Day & 2nd Ilkley Crit

Junior Male:
Matthew Bostock – 8th Tom Simpson, 2nd Overall IoM Youth Tour & Bronze British Jnr 3k IP

U23 Male:
Jake Kelly – 11th Beaumont Trophy British Premier Series, Commonwealth RR

Senior Female:
Anna Christian – Commonwealth RR, World Championships & 2nd Overall Bedford 3 Day

Senior Male:
Ed Perry – 1st Roy Killey, 1st MRC25mTT, 2nd Tour of the West, 2nd Penrice Trophy, 1st Rob Roher & 1st in the Mountain TT.

Vet Male U49:
Simon Skillicorn – IOM Vets RR Champ – never beaten by Gee in the BGC RR series!

Vet Men O50:
Peter O'Shea – Tour of Ireland & local event support & participation.

The club also awarded the Spirit of the Club award to a dedicated and much respected member for their continual hard work and devotion to the Wheelers and that was Mike Nicholson.

Congratulations to all for such a broadly successful year, long may this trend continue in the club.
Thanks to all who came to sign on and good luck to everyone for the new season.
MVW Press Officer - Laura Moo

 
7th February 2015
James Berry Fund
Would any riders interested in applying for support from the James Berry Fund please complete the 2015 Application Form. Info.

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 20th February.

We can't guarantee everyone will be successful and would like to thank all prospective applicants for their time.
 
21st January 2015
Sign on NIght

Manx Viking Wheelers are pleased to invite new and current members and their families to the 2015 Signing On and 2014 Awards night to be held at Bordello’s Wine Bar in Douglas on Saturday 7th February at 7pm.

A buffet will be provided by the club, so if you are attending and plan to eat please could you contact Andy Brooks by either email andybrooksiom@gmail.com or on 456775 so we can have numbers for food.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 
13th January 2015
Wheelers Sign on & Presintation Night

In true Hollywood style with the Wheelers Sign On & Presentation Night due to be announced soon, here are the rider nominations for the 2014 Manx Viking Wheelers Club Awards.

Junior Ladies: Sophie Black & Elizabeth Holden

Junior Boys: Matthew Bostock, Jamie Dudley & Joseph Haddock

Senior Ladies: Anna Christian, Laura Morgan & Laura Wasley

Senior Men: Jake Kelly, Ed Perry & Rob Sorby

Veteran Men under 49: Neil Bellhouse, Gianni Epifani & Simon Skillicorn

Veteran Men over 50: Peter O’Shea & Nick Preskey

Unfortunately there are no qualifying riders for the Veteran Women’s prize, dust that lycra off next year ladies!!

 
Attention IOM Juniors & Senior Riders

Junior boy ride will be leaving the NSC gates this Sunday (18th January) at 9am. This is not restricted to those scheduled to ride for Team IOM.

A meeting will be held after the ride for prospective Junior boy riders to discuss the National Series events in 2015. This meeting will be 2pm at the Sports Institute.

A meeting for senior male riders interested in representing the IOM throughout 2015 and at the Island Games will be held at 3pm.

The plans for female riders will be addressed following this week’s PG meeting.

Riders are asked to confirm their attendance by Friday 16th January by email to headofperformance@gmail.com or by text on 450284 (Graeme).

 
6th January 2015
Club Kit Order
The Club will shortly be placing an order for new kit in readiness for the coming season.  If you wish to order any items please fill out an order form (Excel / PDF).  The Excel version has a size chart attached to it if you are unsure of your size.

Along with the usual race cut kit and regular kit, new for this season are Club hoodies.  These can be viewed below.

All order forms along with a deposit should be sent to Brian Johnson (address as indicated on order form) no later than Saturday 31st January 2015.  Cheques should be made payable to Manx Viking Wheelers.
 
 
Geoff Quine Memorial Hamper Race Results
Sunday saw a healthy turn out to the postponed Geoff Quine Memorial Hamper race, organised by the Manx Viking Wheelers. The event saw many spectators as well as competitors taking part in the 25 mile event based around Jurby. Blessed with sunshine and little wind, the race took place from 10am and included a variable, but talented field.

The conclusion of the race saw Tom Mazzone, now returned from racing in Belgium to join the newly named team Polypipe for 2015, winning the sprint by a long margin. 2nd was followed by younger brother Leon with 3rd place being hotly contested behind. The men’s podium was completed by ODP rider Nathan Draper.

The closing stages of the race saw many of the younger riders setting the pace, testament to the ever growing development platform that the Island has to offer.

With young women also ever present in the Islands fruitful racing scene, up and coming star Tara Ferguson used her power to great effect to take the top spot from Ellie Davies & Kaitlin Slack who, after working hard together throughout the race finished 2nd & 3rd lady respectively.

Congratulations to both Tom & Tara for their result in what is always a challenging but thoroughly enjoyable event, also well done to all who took part.

Many thanks to Brian and the Wheelers for the fabulous organisation as always, Bikestyle for the wonderful hamper prizes, the Guardhouse café for providing much needed warmth and caffeine, the competitors, spectators and most importantly all the marshals who gave up their time to ensure the mid-winter race took place safely & smoothly.
 
Results (Word / PDF)
 
18th Decenber 2014
2015 Forms
The 2015 club application form (Word / PDF) and kit order form (Excel / PDF) are now here.
 
5th December 2014
Geoff Quine Memorial Hamper Race (Sponsored by Bikestyle)
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting the Geoff Quine Memorial Hamper Race (sponsored by Bikestyle) on Sunday 28th December 2014.

Signing on will be from 9.00 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. at The Guardhouse Café, Jurby.  The race will commence at 10.00 a.m. with the start and finish at Jurby Parish Hall.

The race will be approximately 25 miles taking in Jurby Garage, Ballavarran Road, Ballamoar, Sandygate, Summerhill and returning to Jurby Parish Hall (4 laps).

The prize presentation will take place at The Guardhouse Café where refreshments will be served, and along with the main prize of the Hamper there will also be hidden prizes for some of the racers and the Geoff Quine Spirit of Cycling Award will also be presented.  Voting is still open for this award on Facebook and Twitter.

All entries with payment should be sent on a TLI entry form to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2  3QX by Friday 26th December 2014.  Cheques should be made payable to Manx Viking Wheelers.

Entry costs are as follows:  TLI Members - Senior - £15.00    Junior - £12.00  Juvenile/Youth - £10.00.

Non TLI Members should enclose a further £4.00 for a Day Licence.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Brian on 495684 or e-mail
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
6th November 2014
Inter Island Games
If you believe you have met an Inter Island Games consideration standard please fill out this form (Excel / PDF) and send it to Graeme Hatcher at headofperformance@gmail.com
 
Sports Aid
Reminder - The closing date for the return of completed Sports Aid Application forms is the 10th November. Forms should be returned via email to iomcycling@hotmail.co.uk or if you prefer to send a hard copy of your application, please post it to Isle of Man Cycling, 14A Claughbane Avenue, Ramsey, IM8 2BF.
 
31st October 2014
Parish Ride
The postponed Parish Ride will now take place on Sunday 16th November, Starting at the NSC at 08:30 & 09:00 as originally planned.  Entries are open again in all the bike shops as before until Thursday 13th. Anybody that has entered, and paid, that is unable to ride on this day can collect their entry from the shop the signed on in.
 
IOM Sports Aid
Application forms for 2015/16 sports aid support are here
 
21st October 2014
CA Dinner
Isle of Man Cycling Association
invites you to the annual
Prize Dinner and Presentation
Friday 14th November, 2014
Claremont Hotel, Douglas.
Drinks reception sponsored by Sleepwell Hotels 7pm.
Call for Dinner 7.30 pm
Special Guests
Mr. R Downing
Mr. M. Stephens
Tickets strictly on a first come first served basis. Cheques for £40 per person payable to IOM Cycling Association, with an email address for confirmation, to be sent to Cedar Lodge, Braaid. IM4 2AL.
No reservations by telephone/email due to limited numbers.
 
9th October 2014
Saturday 18 October 2014 – the James Berry ride.

This year’s ride will be  focused on the north of the Island with a café stop in the stunning surroundings of the Milntown Estate.  Whilst we appreciate that the annual CA dinner has been postponed Ken, Sarah and Matthew are keen that the ride continues as planned in memory of James.  They have written a few words about the funds you have helped raise to date…

‘Since the James Berry Fund started in 2007 you have raised over £14,000 to help local young cyclists experience racing across the UK and Europe.

Riders that you have helped to gain experience across the UK and Europe include Tom Black, Colum O’Shea, Chris Nicholson, Tim Kennaugh, Chris Whorrall, Jonny Bellis, Jake Kelly, Tom Mazzone and Sophie Black.

 The James Berry ride not only helps young riders to fulfil their ambitions but also gives the opportunity for riders of all ages and abilities to come together for a ride, café stop and a social get together.’

 As usual there will be two routes this year.

 The longer route will leave from the grandstand, through to Abbeylands, Injebreck, Barragarrow, Kirk Michael, Orrisdale, Jurby, Andreas, Nassau Road, Ramsey to the café.

The shorter route will leave the Mooragh Park at 10am and follow a 20 mile route to the café.  More in depth details to follow.

Sign on sheets will be in Bikestyle from Tuesday 7 October and the cost of the ride is £10.  This will give you a ticket to cover refreshments at the café with the remainder of the funds raised going to the James Berry Fund. 

We hope to see as many of you out as possible on the day.  Let’s hope we get the great weather we have been blessed with every other year to help facilitate a great ride.

 
7th October 2014
SPIN SESSIONS & CORE WORKOUT
The ever popular Spin & Core workout sessions will commence on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th October.

BOTH sessions will be run at the CARREFOUR GYM starting at 7.30pm
 
The sessions will again be run by Martin Malone and will follow the same format as last year, a structured spin session followed by a core workout.
 
The sessions will run for 8 weeks finishing on Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th December for Christmas/New Year and recommence on Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th January.

Cost for the first 8 week block is £40.00 (cash or Cheque made payable to Brian Johnson) and must be paid prior to commencement to Brian

For more details or to sign up please contact Brian on... mob 495684 or e-mail
 brian-johnson@manx.net
 
2015 Island Games Standards
The Standards for the 2015 Island Games in Jersey can be found here
 
IOM LOGO COMPETITION

The IOM Cycling Association are in need of a logo for letterheads, websites etc., and are running a competition to see who can come up with the best design. The winner will receive a cheque for £50, and any submissions are to be sent to iomcycling@hotmail.co.uk by 31st October 2014.

 
3rd October 2014 
Stuart Slack Parish Ride - Sunday 5th October
Due to the wet and windy weather forecast for Sunday we have made the decision to postpone the Parish Ride. We are looking at the calendar to see if we can arrange an other date in the near future.
 
24th September 2014
2014 MVW Annual AGM
Manx Viking Wheelers will be holding their AGM on Monday 3rd November at the Creg ny Baa hotel, the meeting will commence at 7.00pm, Chip baps will be served as usual, anybody who would like to stand for a position on the committee please contact Jayne Black or Phil Knights
 
Club Social
 MVW Committee are looking for sensible suggestions as to what members would like to do for a Club Social event. Any suggestions to be sent to Jayne Black (Black@manx.net) or Pauline Davies (Paulind66@yahoo.co.uk) or Andy Brooks (andybrooksiom@gmail.com) or (Brian-Johnson@manx.net) or Phil Knights (knights@manx.net)
 
Travel Claims
any travel claim forms, togther with supporting documentaion will need to be submitted to Phil Knights by 5pm on 30th September 2014 in order for them to be included in this years accounts. Claims received after that date will be carried over into the following financial year, and will be considered at a later date.
 
JB Ride
JB ride will definitely be going ahead on the 18th October as planned.... Route details etc to follow.
 
14th September 2014
RL 360 win Shoprite Challenge
RL 360 Dominated this mornings Shoprite Challenge.

The 7 leg relay race held around the prestigious IOM TT Course was won by RL360 Boys A team in 01:42:44 followed by Team Microgaming and .

RL360 Girls won the complete female team category.
 
8th September 2014
Silent Auction
IoM CA has three sets of the following track wheels.  They are to be sold as pairs with a reserve price including Continental Sondeklasse tubs of £1,400 to include wheel bags.

We invite interested parties to send sealed bids of offers in excess of the reserve price in an envelope marked as following:
Isle of Man Cycling Association
Ref: Wheels
Cedar Lodge 
Braaid
Isle of Man
IM4 2AL
The sealed bids should reach the above address no later than 5pm on Sunday 14th September 2014, after which the successful bidders will be notified within 48 hours.
Specification is as below:
FIVE-T CER FOR TRACK - The FFWD FIVE-T track wheel uses NACA designed spokes for better airflow like on an airfoil creating excellent aerodynamics. This super stiff front wheel is used in combination with the FFWD DISC-T.
The bearings from CeramicSpeed™ make this wheel even faster!
 FEATURES
  • Superstiff High Tensile TC35 Carbon
  • Full NACA profiles, provide excellent aerodynamics and acceleration
  • CeramicSpeed ™ bearing
  • High stiffness
  • Weight: 790 gram

 

  • 60 mm deep rim
  • 70 mm spoke profiles
  • FFWD decals under clear coat
  • FFWD track hubs
  • Only available in Tubular version
  • Speed, Strength & Durability

DISC-T FOR TRACK
The FFWD DISC-T track wheel has an exceptional aerodynamic efficiency due to the specific build. It also has a very high lateral rigidity, which is acknowledged by several track riders using it in sprints as well as pursuits.
 FEATURES
  • Carbon Disc Wheel Track 700c - Rear
  • Exceptional Aerodynamic Efficiency 
  • High Lateral Rigidity

 

  • Rear: FFWD Track rear hub
  • Only available in Tubular version
  • Speed, Strength & Durability

 

 
2nd September 2014
Speedy Recovery
From all at Manx Viking Wheelers we would like to wish Rob (Dools) Moneta a speedy recovery.

Dools suffered a broken leg after a bit of an off on Monday while out on his MTB. Thanks to the help of Adam Johnson, Joe Kelly, the Paramedics, Coast guard and a local Farmer dools made it out of Arrasey plantation safely.

Dools is now awaiting surgery at 9am tomorrow morning.
 
8th August 2014
In memory of Kate Burge
Kate rode with the Scone Run on most Saturdays.  This week's ride is happening as usual because Kate would have wanted that.  However, we thought we'd extend an invitation out to everyone who knew Kate to join us at the Sulby Glen Hotel tomorrow, Saturday, 9 August at 11.30am for a scone and coffee to remember the good times with her.
 
3rd August 2014
Sorby wins Tour of the Middle
38 riders took to the start line on tossiby straight,this morning, in cool breezy conditions.

The A race started at 9 followed by the B 10 Miniuts later. An early move in the A saw 2 Wheelers riders Gianni Epifani and Simon Skillicorn gap the main peloton in the opening stages of the first lap. G and Skillicorn where larter joined by 6 other riders in the second lap including, Rob Sorby, Cal Crutchlow, Robert Dooley, Chris Nicholson, Nick Corlett and Daniel Curtis.

The 8 man break continued to work well together throughout the rest of the race, they where later caught breifly by the remaining peloton to then reform the break on the final climb.

A fast paced roll into the finish saw Rob Sorby Kick for the line and gap the group to the line and take the win.

Moto Gp Star Cal Crutchlow took second and Nick Corlett Completed the podium.


In the B race Matthew Davies won a bunch sprint from Mike Clough and Guy Hatton.  Well done to Eleanor Davies for being 1st lady.


Category winners

1st Rob Sorby - MVW
2nd Cal Crutchlow - EVCC
3rd  Nick Corlett - MMBC

1st Vet - Simon Skillicorn - MVW

1st Lady - Eleanor Davies - RL360

1st Junior and B Race Winner - Matthew Davies - MVW

Results
 
3rd August 2014
Tour of the Middle
The start sheet for tomorrows Manx Viking Wheeler run, Tour of the Middle is here. (Excel / PDF)
 
27th July 2014
TOUR of the MIDDLE (BGC CYCLE SERIES ROUND 13)
The Manx Viking Wheelers organised Tour of the Middle takes place this Sunday 3rd August.
Signing on will be from 8.00am to 8.30am at Braaid Hall with the 7 lap (42 mile) "A" race starting at 9.00am and the 5 lap (30 mile) "B" race starting at 9.10am
Entries are ON-LINE!.... SiEntries
Refreshments will be served in Braaid Hall after the race.
Anyone who can help with Marshalling or Driving please contact Brian by e-mail
 brian-johnson@manx.net or mobile 495684
 
23rd July 2014
 ROACHIE WINS THE PENRICE 25MILE TIME TRIAL
Andrew Roach showed blistering form on Sunday to win the Penrice 25 mile Time Trial! Some great times were recorded among the field of 46 riders but nobody could match the ever green Roachie beating his  nearest rival Ed Perry by nearly two minutes recording a fantastic time of 52.05 and taking the newly refurbished Penrice Trophy!... 2nd Ed Perry (MVW) 54:00 .... 3rd Tom Black (TMT) 55:48, First lady was Laura Morgan (MVW) in 1:07:54, leading Junior was Leon Mazzone (TMT) 58:08 leading Youth was Connor Davies (RL360) 58:39, leading vet over 50 Peter Gage (TMT) 57:40.

Thanks go to all marshals, officials and caterers for their help, full results are available on manxtiming solutions website.
 
20th July 2014
Holden 2nd in National Champs
A big congratulations to club member Lizzie Holden from everyone at the Wheelers for achieving 2nd place in the British Junior Road Race Championships at the Ryedale GP in only her 1st year as a junior. Lizzie's strong form showed riding in the lead group, mixing it with the senior riders from the 1st lap to the up hill sprint finish. Well done on a great effort
 
19th July 2014
Penrice 25M TT
Start sheet for tomorrows Penrice 25M TT is now here. (Excel / PDF)
 
18th July 2014
New Kit - Reminder
If you want any kit, including the warmer winter long sleeved tops/leg warmers etc, this will be last order being placed this year. All order forms should be sent to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, enclosing a 50% deposit by Wednesday 22nd July 2014.
 
Reminder- anyone wishing to go on the subsidised TLI RR Championship trip on the weekend of 13/14 September 2014, firstly needs to get entered into the event, and secondly contact either Andy Brooks on 456775 or Phil Knights via email to knights@manx.net or 498313 to confirm their interest. We need to start making the travel arrangements shortly, so firm confirmation of intent is now required.
 
8th July 2014
Penrice 25M TT
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting the Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial on Sunday 20th July 2014 over the Kirk Michael, Ballaugh, Sulby course.  This course has previously been used for the Manx Road Club 25 mile time trial in April.

The event starts in the lay-by just past Kirk Michael garage and finishes on the Ballacrye Road.

Sign on will be from 08.00 a.m. to 08.30 a.m. at Ballaugh Parish Hall with the first rider away at 9.00 a.m.

Entries are now open on-line at S.I. entries.  Entries close at midnight on Thursday 17th July.

Please note this is part of the Black Grace Cowley series and therefore is subject to marshall points.  Marshalls will be required and anyone who can marshall could they please contact either Andy Brookes (456775) or Phil Knights (498313).

Refreshments will be served in Ballaugh Parish Hall afterwards.
 
Ras de Cymru
Wheelers riders Elliot Baxter, Laura Wasley and David Radcliffe will travel to Wales to compete in the Ras de Cymru.

The 5 day, 6 stage race takes place over the tough undulationg roads of Wales. Stage one kicks off with a Team Timetrial on Wednesday Evening.

Manx telecom rider Leon Mazzone will be joining the 3 wheelers riders to make up the team off four.

good luck guys.

More info
 
26th June 2014
New Kit - Reminder
If you want any kit, including the warmer winter long sleeved tops/leg warmers etc, this will be last order being placed this year. All order forms should be sent to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, enclosing a 50% deposit by Monday 7th July 2014.
 
TLI RR Champs
Anyone wishing to go on the subsidised TLI RR Championship trip on the weekend of 13/14 September 2014, needs to get entered into the event, and contact either Andy Brooks on 456775 or Phil Knights via email to knights@manx.net or 498313. 
 
24th June 2014
Race around Ireland
Peter O'Shea is currently training for the 1300 mile 5 day Race around Ireland in September, raising money for Cancer Research Uk O'Shea has been training hard for this event completeing 2 600km training events over the past 2 weekends.

if you wish to donate please see peters JustGiving page
 
Draper Wins Island Champs

RST Race Team's Nathan Draper took the win in today's Fred Kelly Memorial Road Race hosted by Team Manx Telecom and is the new Isle of Man Road race Champion. TMT junior Leon Mazzone took the silver medal with Manx Mountain Bike Club rider Nick Corlett clinching the Senior Championship title in 3rd Place. The new Veteran Champion is Manx Viking Wheelers Simon Skillicorn who came home 4th. 

Winning the B race and taking the Juvenile Champion title is RL360's Owen Dudley. Tony Varley retains the Super Veteran Champions title coming in 7th and RL360's Tara Furguson is the new Ladies Champion in 14th place.

The race formed part of the Black Grace Cowley cycling league.

Thanks to Jim Cottier and his team of organisers, marshals and caterers for hosting the race. 

The full results are here

 
11th June 2014

Fred Kelly Memorial Road Race incorporating IoM Championships

Entries are now open for the Fred Kelly Memorial Road Race incorporating the Isle of Man Road Championships hosted by Team Manx Telecom. Taking place on Sunday 22nd June, the race will feature two classes:


Race 'A' Junior, Espoir, Senior, Master & Vets A&B
Race 'B' Youth, Ladies & Vets C-H

Riders can select which race they wish to enter, but please note that the winner in each category will be decided in each race, eg a Senior rider can enter the B race, but will not be eligable to win the Championship. 

The route's for each race are as follows:

Fred kelly A Senior/ Junior/Vets A&B:

Grandstand – braddan bridge - Ballacraine –ballig bridge - Starvey –switchback – Knocksharry – kirk michael - Ballaugh – the cronk – Jurby garage – the lhen – Bride - ramsey – sandygate – sulby - tholt-y-will – Bungalow – creg ny baa - Hillberry, turn left -finish.

Fred kelly B Youth, Vets C&D, Ladies:

Grandstand – braddan bridge - Ballacraine –ballig bridge - Starvey –switchback – Knocksharry – kirk michael - Ballaugh – the cronk – Jurby garage – beehive – Summerhill - sandygate – sulby - tholt-y-will – Bungalow – creg ny baa - Hillberry, turn left -finish.

Sign-on from the TT Grandstand from 08:00 until 08:30 with the A race starting at 9am

Entries close 6pm Thursday 19th June (thanks Cal!) and there is strictly no entry on the line.

This event is part of the Black Grace Cowley Cycling League. 

Entries open via SI Entries here

 
8th June 2014
Crutchlow takes pole
Moto GP star Cal Crutchlow won this mornings Nick Corkill Memorial road race.

Crutchlow broke away on the final lap with EVCC's Graeme Hatcher. The duo rode well together to the final few hundred meters where Crutchlow left Hatcher in his wake to take victory in fine form.

Leon Mazzone won the bunch sprint to complete the podium.


Results
 
3rd June 2014
Nick Corkill Memorial Road Race
There will be an A and B event, 5 and 4 laps respectively, of the Bride circuit. A start 9am B start 9.10am. Sign on 8 to 8.30.  You can select which event you wish to ride in on the day. HQ as usual Ayre United FC Clubhouse, Andreas.
ANY NON TLI MEMBERS MUST BRING ALONG A COMPLETED ENTRY AND DAY MEMBERSHIP FORM TO SIGN ON. ALSO UNDER 16'S NEED A PARENT OR GUARDIAN PRESENT AND HAVE THEM SIGN THE FORM AT SIGN ON.
Timing chip cradles will be available for those who do not have one, priced at £3 please bring the correct amount with you.
 
26th May 2014
Pre TT Charity Handicap
Tom Black won last the first edition of the Pre TT Charity Handicap.

Full results Here
 
23rd May 2014
New Kit
If you wish to place an order for the very popular new kit, we will be placing an order shortly with the supplier. This will be the last order placed this year, so if you need to plan ahead for late 2014/early 2015, please do bear that in mind. All order forms should be sent to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, enclosing a 50% deposit
 
Black Grace Cowley League

We are now 5 races into the 15-event series and the standings are as per the attached table. With 3 wins and one second place, Ed Perry is the clear early leader.

The best 8 scores will count to a rider’s overall plus or minus 50 points in respect of marshalling duties. In the event of a tie, number of wins or highest placing in an event will decide the order.

If you haven’t marshalled, 50 points are deducted from your score. If you have marshalled, this -50 is swapped for a plus 50.

Please note: it is the organizer’s prerogative as to whether or not he or she accepts your offer of help – i.e. if 30 people offer to help at the last event, the organizer will utilize the appropriate number of marshals on a first come-first served basis. Therefore, if you want to do well in the BGC League, the recommendation is to get your offer to Marshal in quickly for the event of your choice. Hint to non-Mountain Bikers – the 2-Peaks MBR is on this weekend and I’m sure the organizer would welcome offers of help.

Table (Excel / PDF)

 
20th May 2014
TLI Road Race Championships on 14 September 2014

The club are planning to send a team away to compete in this event. Entries should be sent as below in the first instance.

TLI Cycling National Road Race Championships 2014
Organising Body/Club: Audlem CC
Location/Circuit: Audlem Circuit, South Cheshire
Event Details: Start (First Race): 9.30am Distance: 90kms Further event details and "Accepted" rider details will be updated weekly at www.audlemcyclingclub.co.ukCondition of Entry: Competitors from clubs with 3 or more race entrants will be approached to provide race marshals.
Event HQ: Audlem Scout & Guide Hall
Entry Fees: Full Members Only £10 (includes "free" refreshments). No EoL. Do Not send an SAE
Cheques To: Audlem CC (Not the Organiser)
Organiser: 
Mike Wilson
The Old Smithy Cottage
Adderley, Market Drayton
Shropshire  TF9 3TD

01630 698 065
mikecycle3@gmail.com

If you are interested in going on this subsidised trip, please contact Phil Knights to let him know either via text to 498313 or email to
knights@manx.net
 
10th May 2014
Commonwealth Games
Congratulations to all the Manx Viking Wheeler Member who will be riding in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Elliot Baxter, Joe & Jake Kelly, Anna Christian and Laura Wasley.

Good Luck
 
1st May 2014
IOM Youth Tour

URGENT HELP NEEDED

We are struggling to get enough Marshalls for the Saturday morning Peel stage of the IOMYT to run smoothly. I still need six volunteers to help out. If you can help please contact me on 498313. Phil Knights

 
30th April 2014
Commonwealth Games

16th May at the Villa Marina - TICKETS - Circle £25 (inclusive of 2% booking charge)   Book on the Villa Marina Website

An entertainment extravaganza with a mixture of Comedy, Dance and Brilliant Music to raise funds for the IOM Commonwealth Games Team.  Special guests include:

B O N D   The best selling Sring Quartet in the history of the Music Industry

Together Tania Davis (violin), Eos Chater (violin), Elspeth Hanson (viola) and Gay-Yee Westerhoff (cello) are BOND

Since their original debut, the quartet has sold over 4 million records worldwide, making it the best-selling string quartet of all time

     TIM STIMPSON - ex England & Briotish Lions Player

During his time with Leicester Tigers he was instrumental in securing two Heineken Cups, kicking a vital late conversion in the final against Stade Francais in 2001 and a 60m penalty to defeat Llanelli in the 2002 semi-final.  During an international career that ran from 1996-2002 Stimpson won 20 England caps and was included in the tour squad for the 1997 British and Irish Lions series in South Africa, winning a Test cap as a replacement in the final Test.

 
27th April 2014
Roche Wins TOW
An on form Andrew Roche won the 3rd round of the Black Grace Cowley Sponsored Cycling Series

A 24 man strong A race peloton took to the start line on Greeba Bridge to take on 4 laps of the tuff undulating, Cregg Willies, Kirk Michael, Coast Road, Portown Course.

The pace was high from the start with a string of attacks in quick succession, all being quickly reeled in. A group of 5 riders managed to break from the peloton the second time over the Peel coast road, soon to be whittled down to 3 before the start line.

The trio kept on the gas on to keep a substantial lead on the remaining bunch. Roche riding for Ellan Vannin CC saw his opportunity on the final climb of Cregg Willies to jump clear from his companions, pulling away at speed Roche opened up a gap of a minute by the finish to take victory.

Manx Viking Wheeler, Ed Perry finished 2nd and EVCC Rider Graeme Hatcher Completed the podium.

29 Riders Started the B Race covering 3 laps of the same course, Matthew Draper took the Honors followed by William Draper and Marty Warren.

Results
 
26th April 2014
Tour of the West
The Start sheet for tomorrows Tour of the West is here. A race (Excel / PDF) B race (Excel / PDF)
 
19th April 2014
Tour of the West
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting the Tour of the West which is part of the Black Grace Cowley series on Sunday 27th April 2014.  The race will be over the usual Ballig/Kirk Michael/Peel course.  There will be an A and B race with the A Race commencing at 9 a.m. followed by the B Race at 9.10 a..m.  starting on the Poortown Road.  The A Race will consist of 4 laps approximately 60 miles and the B Race over 3 laps approximately 45 miles.

Signing on will be at The Cat That Café from 8 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.  Riders are to produce their TLI Licence and to enter you must be a fully paid up member of a local cycling club.  Non TLI members should bring with them a completed Day Membership form

Refreshments will be served to all competitors and marshalls after the race in The Cat That Café.

Entries will be on-line at SI entries.

Anyone who can assist with marshalling and lead cars etc. please contact Brian on 495684 or
 brian-johnson@manx.net"
 
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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