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30th December 2012
Varley Wins Hamper Race
Christian Varley won todays Christmas Hamper Handy cap race.

The race which was held around 10 laps of a short Ballaugh circuit saw approx. 30 - 40 riders take to start line on a dry but windy winters morning.

There was action from the word go with a small group of 3 consisting of eventual winner Christian Varley, An Post rider Mark Christian and British Academy Rider Joe Kelly, breaking away early on. The trio worked well together to pull away from the remaining chasseing bunch.

Varley went for glory with a lap to go leaving Kelly and Christian with the ground to make up. The now chasseing duo couldn't bridge the gap before the line leaving Varley to take the victory, and with a sprint for the remaining podium placing's, Mark took second with Joe coming in 3rd.
6th December 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers Christmas Pillage
Unfortunately, it looks like the Railway pub might not be open by Saturday night.  We can all meet in the Bridge.  See you Saturday!
4th December 2012 
Here are the minutes for the recent IOM CA AGM and last years AGM also the current CA Constitution.
The Manx Viking Wheelers organized Hamper race will take place on Sunday 30th December.
Signing on will be at Ballaugh parish hall from 9.00am with the race commencing at 10.00am over the Ballaterson road course.

Entries with correct entry fee should be sent to - Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas IM2 3QX

Cheques should be made out to Manx Viking Wheelers.

                 NO ENTRIES ON THE LINE!!

     Closing Date for entries is Wednesday 26th December.

Entry Fees-  TLI Members       Non TLI Members
             Senior £12.00      Senior £15.00
             Junior £ 9.00      Junior £12.00
             Youth  £ 7.00      Youth  £10.00
Outstanding Club Trophies
If anyone has or knows anyone that may have any Manx Viking Wheelers trophies that need returning, could you please get in touch with Helen Wolstencroft Tel: 480947 email: so these can be re awarded in the future.
Christmas Pillage
Don't forget to get those fancy dress costumes sorted the weekend is fast approaching
18th November 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers Christmas Pillage 8th December
We hope you are all planning your Viking outfit for the forthcoming Christmas, MVW celebration.  We look forward to welcoming many MVW members and their friends.  We hope you will all enter into the spirit of the evening.  Our "pillage leaders" have planned an interesting route which they have unselfishly been practising!
So as we know who to expect, please can you let Helen Wolstencroft know if you are planning to attend.  Please either text, phone or email her.
Tel: 480947 email:
There will be penalties to pay for not wearing your helmet!
8th November 2012
Geoff Quine Memorial Ride
The ride is to remember Geoff on the 1st anniversary of his death (16th December) 

Entry charge is £5 which will include coffee & cake at Silverdale Cafe with all profits split between Geoff's charity The MS Society and the James Berry Fund.

There will be 3 groups leaving the NSC, the 1st group will follow the traditional Geoff Wednesday ride, the other 2 groups riding slightly longer routes, to be confirmed. All groups should reach the Cafe 11ish but feel free to arrive from 1030.

There will also be what we hope will become an annual award - The Geoff Quine Spirit of Cycling Award.

Please sign on with your £5 at either Bikestyle or Abode. Any questions get in touch with me or Sconer.
Geoff embodied lots of qualities that make cycling such a social, welcoming and fun activity so try and think of his kindness, gentleness & humour in your riding on that day!
4th November 2012
Youth Development Training

Isle of Man Cycling, in conjunction with Microgaming, will commence their youth development training nights from Tuesday 6th November. The training nights are primarily focussed at youth A and B riders for the 2013 race season but junior riders are also welcome. This will all take place at Microgaming’s head office in Circular Road, Douglas. General start time is 6.30pm and riders are welcome to turn up from 6pm.

The night consists of the following:

  • Roller session approx. 1hr duration;
  • Basic stretching and core stability program;
  • Relevant workshops e.g. nutrition, training advice, basic bike maintenance;

If you require any further info please contact Rob Holden via email: or mobile: 473055.

27th October 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers Christmas Pillage 8th December
Lock up your sons and daughters, MVW members are celebrating their pagan festive season!

Drop your anchor and leave your longboat in the harbour and head to the Railway for an 8 o'clock start.

Follow our "Pillage Leaders" on a rampant tour of the modern capital of ancient Mann.  We will be visiting numerous hostelries along the way!

Classic Viking attire is welcome.  As you all know MVW members are never without their helmet!!!

See you all there!
15th October 2012
James Berry Memorial Ride

This year’s two ride outs take place this coming Saturday (the day of the dinner) they are both culminating at the Mooragh Park Café for refreshments. The £10 donation will include tea/coffee and scones and also help raise money for the James Berry Fund. Sign on sheet is in Bikestyle up until Friday lunchtime.

Ride 1

Easier option will leave the Mooragh Park at 9.30 and take in a flatish route around the northern plains led by Amber Ward and Helen Wolstencroft a distance of 25miles. Route (Word / PDF)

Ride 2

Will leave the NSC gates at 9.15 and take in Braddan Bridge, Mount Rule, Injebreck, Brandywell Cottage, Druidale, Ballaugh, Cronk, Jurby, Lhen, Bride and through to café. Then home via whatever way suits.

Every one hopefully liaise at café for coffee, scones and banter at 11.30

10th October 2012
CA Dinner
Any CA Dinner tickets that have been ordered need to be paid for in full by this Friday. All payments are to be sent to IOM Cycling Association, Cedar Lodge, Braaid, IM4 2AL. Non payment for them, may mean you forfeit your tickets. The Dinner start time is 6pm for 6:30pm
5th October 2012
Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014
The Standards for Cycling in all disaplins to qualify for the 2014 Commonwealth games in Glasgow are Here. (Word / PDF)
3rd October 2012
Spin Classes and Core Workout
The winter spin classes will commence next week.  Tuesday nights starting on the 9th October will be at the Mount Murray commencing at 7 p.m.

Thursday sessions starting 11th October will be at Carrefour Health Club commencing at 7.30 p.m.

Both sessions will follow the same format as last year.

All participants are asked to arrive in plenty of time to ensure classes start promptly.

Again the Club have generously subsidised the sessions.

The cost per person for the 11week block leading up to Christmas is £44.00 per person.  Payment by cash or cheque (made payable to B. Johnson) must be paid prior to commencement.

N.B.  The venues are different for Tuesday and Thursday.  If you have any queries please contact Brian on 495684.
2nd October 2012
Kellys in Nationals
Jake Kelly 3rd in Junior National Madison

Manx Viking Wheelers Kelly and team mate Jacob Scott rode in last weeks Junior National Madison Championships.

Taking home a bronze medal in the event. Jon Dibbon and Sam Lowe won the title.

Joe also competed in the Nationals last week, racing in the mens Omnium.

Joe has a good string of results throughout the event finishing 7th in the Flying Lap and the 15km Points race, 3rd in the Devil and 2nd in the Scratch race. Joe finished 2nd overall.
1st October 2012
CA Annual Dinner
Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation at a cost of £40 each. The 2012 event takes place at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club on Saturday 20th October. 

If you would like a ticket please email 
Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and will be held for 5 days in order for payment to be recieved. Any tickets not paid for in this time will be reallocated.

Cheques payable to the IOMCA should be sent to:

Isle of Man Cycling Association
Cedar Lodge
IM4 2AL.

Manx Viking Wheelers are holding their AGM on Wednesday 24th October at 7pm in the upstairs function room at the Creg-Ny-Baa. All members are welcome to attend, and chip baps will be provided afterwards. Should anyone like to stand for any positions on the Committee, please could they let Phil Knights know before that date, either via email to or by phone to 498313.
13th September 2012
The dark probably wet evenings are nearly upon us so thoughts turn to indoor training! Brian has been in discussion with Martin and he is happy to put all of you keen cyclists through your paces throughout the winter months!

 Details have yet to be finalized but the sessions will probably follow a similar format as last year (Tuesdays & Thursdays) Brian is hoping to get the sessions started at the end of September or early October running up to christmas then resuming after christmas and running up to the start of the 2013 cycling season.(Two blocks) Spaces will again be limited so anyone wanting to take part will be required to sign up and pay up for each block in full, as per last year.

To book your place and for further details contact Brian (mob 495684) or preferably e-mail
7th September 2012
Shoprite Challenge
If anyone is interested in making a team up of seven riders respresenting the club for the Shoprite Challenge on Sunday 23rd September 2012, please could they contact Phil Knights on 498313, or via email
Club Kit
Should anyone have faulty white kit, it should be returned to Brian Johnson by Wednesday 20th September 2012, as he will be returning it to the manufacturer shortly after that date. A replacement will be issued should it be available from stock, otherwise it will be included with our next order.
We will be placing an order for new kit shortly, there is additional winter clothing available, and details can be obtained from the updated order form, which can be found in the club information section on the website. If you wish to place an order, please complete the form, and return it to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX together with a cheque for the 50% deposit by the end of September 2012.
3rd September 2012
Childrens Basic Bike Maintenance Course 18th September, 6 pm.
We are delighted to confirm that Richard, from Bikestyle, has kindly agreed to hold another Bike Maintenance Course on 18th September.  This one is aimed at children of MVW members and be starts with a bucket of water!.

As you can all imagine, there will be a lot of interest in this event.  Please contact Helen by email: or by text on 480947.  As always, the earliest to respond will get priority!

13th August 2012
Tour of the Middle
Daren Bell wins the Tour of the Middle.

Yesterday saw the 5th round of the Black Grace Cowley sponsored road race series. In cool damp conditions 21 riders took to the start line on the Tosaby Road in each the A and the B Race. The race consisted of 10 laps for the A and 7 laps for the B around the tough Stugadoo Course.

It wasn't long until the first break of the day in the A race as an 8 man group broke clear from the main bunch within the first lap. Darren Bell, Aaron Livsey, Jake Kelly, Jonathan Cregeen, Graeme Hatcher, Chris Nicholson, Tom Mazzone and Chris Whorral formed the break.

Darren Bell decided to chance it alone on the second lap leaving his companions too steadily increase his lead every lap and win the race by 3.28 minutes.

Chris Whorral lead the way for the remaining bunch with Jake Kelly completing the podium.

The B race also saw plenty of action with Gary Johnston making a solo attempt on the first lap too be later joined by a 3 man chase group. The quartet stayed away for the remainder of the race.

Matty Bostock just edged out Garry to take the win on the line.

Manx Viking Wheelers Laura Wasley was the winner of the Ladies

Results (Excel / PDF)
5th August 2012
Tour of the Middle
Round 5 of the BGC sponsored road race series takes place on Sunday 12th August around the Stugadhoo/Tosaby course the A race will be 10 laps (approx 60miles)and the B race will be 7 laps (approx 42miles)

HQ will be The Old School Hall St-Marks with Signing on from 8.00am the A race will start at 9.00am.
Time Keeping will be by Manx Timing solutions so please allow time for fitting transponders!
Entries on a CURRENT TLI ENTRY FORM with correct payment and stating which race entered! to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX. Cheques made payable to Manx Viking Wheelers.

Anyone who would be willing to Marshal please contact Brian at
29th July 2012
25 Mile Timetrial Champs
Tom Black is 2012's Manx 25 Mile TT Champ.

Tom Black won todays Penrice 25 mile timetrial on the extended wild life park course, Black finished in a time of 54:29 ahead of EVCC's Darren Bell and Graeme Hatcher.

Marty Warren and Peter Gage finished 4th and 5th too win there respective Categorey.

First Youth and Juinior are Leon Mazzone and Jamie Dudley, Frank Hesketh finished first Vet over 60 and Laura Wasley lead the ladies.

Results (Excel / PDF)
28th July 2012
Penrice 25 Mile Timetrial Champs
The Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial Championships takes place this Sunday over the extended Wildlife Park Course.   Signing on is from 8.30 at Ballaugh Parish Hall with the first rider away at 9.30.

The start is at the junction of Orrisdale Road on the TT course and then proceeds through Ballaugh Bridge to Sulby Bridge.   Left turn at Sulby Bridge through to St. Judes and on to the Cronk.  Right turn at the Cronk up the Coast Road towards Jurby and then right at the crossroads back to Sandygate.   Left turn at Sandygate and proceed back through St. Judes crossroads towards Ramsey.  There is a dead turn at the entrance to Westhill Village and then proceed back through St. Judes and Sandygate crossroads to the Cronk where you take an immediate left turn onto Ballacrye Road to finish.

There will be prizes for the winners of categories- Youth, Junior, Espoir, Ladies, Vet U/50, Vet U/60, Vet O/60 & Senior.

Start Sheet (Word / PDF)
26th July 2012
Black Wins Final 10
Tom Black won last nights final round of the Conister Bank Sponsored 10 Mile TT League, followed by Darren Bell and first year junior Josh Knights.

Results (Excel / PDF)
19th July 2012
Conister Bank 10 League
Tom Black won round 14 of the Conister Bank Spoinsred 10 Mile Timetrial Leagueahead of first year junior Josh Knights and seasoned vet Peter Gage.
Rob Dooley testing 2013 Timetrial Bike.
12th July 2012
Black Wins 10 Mile TT
Tom Black wins last nights round of the Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile tt league ahead of Darren Bell. Aaron Livsey completed the podium.

Results (Excel / PDF)
10th July 2012

Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial Championships

The Penrice 25 Mile Time Trial Championships will take place on Sunday 29th July.  Headquarters will be Ballaugh Parish Hall, signing on will be from 8.30 a.m. with first rider away at 9.30 a.m.  Entries with correct payment to be sent to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX by Wednesday 25th July.  Cheques to be made payable to Manx Viking Wheelers.

Due to lot of regular marshalls and helpers being off Island at the Olympics I would request that anyone who could help with marshalling etc.  please let me know by e-mail to
5th July 2012
Roche is National 10 Champ
Andrew Roche won last nights Conister Bank 10 mile TT league which incorperated the Manx national 10 Champs.

Andrew took the honours in the vets cat for the first year. Tom Black finished second to win the senior cat ahead of Josh Knights who won the junior cat.

Leading Juv was Leon Mazzone, Laura Wasley and Ali Clague won the Ladies and the Ladies Vet Cat.

Anna Christion finished top Lady Junior and Elizabeth Holden was first Juv girl.

Results (Excel / PDF)
29th June 2012
Black wins 10
Tom Black won Wednesdays Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile time trial league ahead of Jake Kelly, Rob Cormode completed the podium and finished first Vet.

First Juvenile was Matthew Bostock and Laura Wasley lead the ladies.

Results (Excel / PDF)
27th June 2012
By Mick Considine
Jun 25, 2012,

The South East Road Club would like to extend its’ sincerest sympathies to the family of Sam D’Arcy, who passed away this morning in the Hospice, at Gorey District Hospital. Sam was the motivating force behind a very popular annual cycle, which was a major fundraiser for the Hospice. Indeed, the irony of being a fundraiser and spending his final days in the Hospice was not lost on Sam. His motivation to stage the annual cycle was due to the passing away of his late wife, Betty, in March 2005 in Gorey District Hospital. As a tribute to Betty,Sam at seventy years of age took part in some of the inter-club races that year. He visited her Grave every day.

It goes without saying that Sam had a way of getting things done.

There always was a serendipitous moment when Sam, with his large network of contacts would make the impossible, possible. When the South East Road Club organised the first Youth Two Day, he managed to get sponsorship by “boarding” an Arklow Waste Disposal Lorry as it was doing its’ rounds in Arklow. The end result was very generous sponsorship for the event. Sponsorship of the Gorey Three Day came about in not too similar a fashion, when Sam assisted the CEO of “An Post”, when his bike had broken down on the Gorey Road. That was Sam’s “modus operandi”.

Sam organised a very popular disco in Gorey to fundraise for the Irish Road Club. It was held in Hunt’s Hall in Gorey every Saturday night in the late sixties and early seventies. The DJ was, of course, an IRC member, Terry Curran.

Sam joined the Irish Road Club in 1958 and held many positions in that club. Such was the respect for him that he was elected President of the Irish Road Club in its’ Centenary year in 1990. The Irish Road Club is Ireland’s oldest existing club. Sam subsequently was made an honorary member for his services to cycling.

Sam was unique in that he never drifted away from cycling, as so many of us did, only to return later and attempt to make up for the missing years. Sam was steadfast in his passion and enthusiasm for cycling through the good and bad years and certainly, cycling for a time was neither popular nor profitable.

Sam’s greatest achievement was the establishment of the Gorey Three Day race. This came about due to Sam’s connections with Gorey. His late mother from a well-known Gorey family, the Walkers. Betty was a daughter of Markie Kealy from Clonattin, Gorey. The Gorey Three Day is now the second longest running stage race in Ireland and will approach its’ fiftieth anniversary in a few years without its’ inspirational figure, who will be sadly missed. No one can forget the sight of Sam on his motorbike stewarding the race. This always gave rise to many scary moments particularly as Sam’s brain was wired to the Continental side of the road as he blightly disregarded white lines, whether broken or straight.

The Gorey Three day is one of the few races where there is a scramble for entries. All of the great Irish cyclists, such as Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche, Martin Earley and Paul Kimmage have participated in it. It has been a huge boost to the Gorey of Gorey and hinterlands during the Easter period. That’s all thanks to the foresight of one man. Sam was honoured by Gorey Town Commissioners for his work with the race and at a special ceremony he signed the Distinguished Visitors book.

It was Sam’s ambition both to live in Gorey and to start a bike shop there. This was achieved when he built his house in Kilmurray in the nineties and when opened his bike shop last year. Sadly, the long retirement that he had hoped to enjoy with Betty didn’t come about, but they did enjoy a few short happy years together in their beloved house.

Sam was a terrific help when Arklow Cycling Club was set up 1985. He gave a great deal of time to the club and helped out with equipment. He gave a talk on bicycle maintenance, attended and competed in our races. He gave plenty of advice and without him Arklow Cycling Club would not have been as successful as it was. When the opportune time came to establish another club in the area, Sam came on board and was a founder member of the South East Road Club in July 2003. The “Road Club” part of the South East Road Club name comes from the connections to the Irish Road club, through Sam and other founding members.

Sam was responsible for setting up the very successful inter-club league which is still running. He was particularly interested in under age racing and was the motivating force behind the first SERC two day under age races. This ultimately led to the staging of the All-Ireland under -age championships in 2009. Despite the fact that Sam was involved with the Slipstream club from 2008 onwards, he rang the writer to wish us well with the All Ireland's. That was typical of Sam. He could see that the staging of major event in an area was inestimably superior to minor matters in the past.

Sam’s heart was in cycling. There are very few in any sport who have given so much time, commitment, effort and enthusiasm, without adequate reward. Sam didn’t get the recognition that he deserved. He wasn’t afraid to have a go at ‘City Hall’, while may others would have have done the opposite and were rewarded for it. Sam didn’t.

Sam has something in common with Bono. Everyone has a Bono story, similarly everyone has a Sam story.

He was a rare individual, unique, individualistic, irascible, fun and determined, but a very decent charitable side that often was forgotten about. When my mother died he sent me a marvelous letter of sympathy.

Ní beidh a leithid ann arís. (We won’t meet his like again)

22 June 2012 
Giro Jurby & Bikstyle (Email from Steve)

A big thankyou to those who have entered the Giro Jurby. We have 50 + entries so it should be a good event.

Please find attached the Race Manual for the event.

There is a strong Team line up with all the usual IOM Clubs represented with additional 'trade teams'  Costa Boys, Team Posse, LEJOGers and the Bikestyle Bandits.

I've tried to make sure that everyone has a chance to get among the prizes. This means that you all have to race and think about those who are in your group as they may actually be your 'arch rival' in this event. You will have to race flat out as the object is to gain or save as much time as possible.

Prizes have been generously sponsored by Bikestyle and Watts Up Coaching. Thanks to Bikestyle and Andy Roche …..much appreciated guys….making cycling happen.

BIKESTLE SERIES EVENT 5 is incorporated within the structure of this event. Can I ask for those that have not entered the Giro but ARE riding on Sunday to let me know please. Just so I have an idea of number of competitors on the road.

The weather is not looking too good I'm afraid however I intend to run the event unless conditions are dangerous.

Any questions give me a shout.

FINALLY I do need some more marshals for this event. If you can spare some time on Friday eve or Sunday morning (late start so you can ride up to the event) please let me know.

See you all at the weekend.

Cheers and thanks again for entering!


Roche Wins His First "10"
Andrew Roche won his first Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile time trial as a vet on Wednesday ahead of ever improving Josh Knights finishing joint second with EVCC's Darren Bell.

Jamie Dudley finished first juvenile and topping the ladies was Laura Wasley.

Results (Excel / PDF)
15th June 2012
Bell Wins on Ballamoar
Darren Bell won Wednesdays Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile tt league followed by Josh Knights and Gianni Epifani to complete the podium.

first Juvinile was Jamie Dudley and Laura Wasley topped the ladies.

Results (Excel / PDF)
13th June 2012
Due to unforseen circumstances Sundays Time Trial has been cancelled
12th June 2012
Club Clothing
There has been some additional items added to out club kit stock plus a minor increase in cost.

Manx Viking Wheelers still subsidizes club kit by approximately 40%.

New order form here (Word / PDF)
11th June 2012
Bike Maintenance Evening 11th June
There are still a few places available for the Bike Maintenance Evening next week.  Pls contact Helen Wolstencroft if you are looking to attend.
Lighthouse Challenge
3rd June 2012
Lighthouse Sportive

6 weeks to go and Rob is looking for volunteers for the Lighthouses sportive. This is primarily help with signage which a lot of you kindly helped with last year. Anyone who can offer assistance, either themselves or friends and family, will be given free entry to this year’s event.


Below are the sections for route marking. If you can help out please let me know as soon as possible.








Peel-Point of Ayre


Point of Ayre-Maughold




Short Course



Contact Rob Holden if you can help on 473055 or

24th May 2012
Bell Wins Round 8 of Conister 10
Darren Bell won last nights edition of the Conister Bank Sponsored 10 Mile Time Trial. Followed by Juniors Josh Knight and Jake Kelly.

First Juv was Jamie Dudley and Leading Lady was TLI Crit Champ Laura Wasley.

Results (Excel / PDF)
22nd May 2012
Bike Maintenance Evening 11th June
Following the success of the recent "Basic Bike Maintenance Evening",  Richard has kindly agreed to run another, this time targeting the more advanced bike mechanics out there.  The plan is to start with gear indexing and then discuss other topics or issues which the participants wish to gain more knowledge and understanding of.

The course will be held in Bikestyle starting at 6pm.  The numbers are limited.  Please contact Helen Wolstencroft to advise if you are interested in attending. 

Phone/text: 480947                    Email:

We are planning on holding more of these Bike Maintenance Evenings.  If you are unable to attend on 11th June and are interested in a future event, pls advise Helen.  In addition, if there are any other related topics that you would like to have demonstrated and discussed with Richard,  pls let Helen know.  There may be other club members who would benefit.

We are also aware that there are younger "future" members who would benefit from a Maintenance Course.  We will be looking to arrange a suitable evening, later in the summer.
Bikestyle Handicap Round 3

Hi All,

Well it looks like we may be on the receiving end of some decent weather for this weeks event. Get the sunceream out!

Can I remind you all to bring your numbers and your timing chip 'hangers'.

In an effort to make things run a little smoother there will NOT be any Entry on the Line facility this week.

All those who want to race and have not entered the series must send me a fully completed TLI Entry Form and the entry fee to me by THURSDAY EVENING 7PM. Send to 4 Birch Hill Gardens, Onchan, IM3 4ET.

Entry fee is £10.00 or £14.00 non TLI Members. Under 18 the fee is £5.00 or £10 non TLI Members.

These competitors will be placed on a reserve list and will 'fitted' in depending on the number of series competitors that turn up.

Can I ask the various webmasters to note the Club sites please drawing particular attention to NO ENTRY ON THE LINE. THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY APPLIED.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you all on Friday.


20th May 2012
2 National Champs in the Wheelers
Adam Johnson and Laura Wasley won their category's in this weekends TLI National Criterium Championships.

A strong group of riders from Manx Viking Wheelers Competed in the event, including Adam Johnson, Laura Wasley, Robin Garry and Andy Brookes.
Bell Wins Over the Mountain
Darren Bell won todays Colin Nelson Memorial Time Trial in an impressive time of Sub 01:31:00.

Breaking the Junior record and finishing second was Jake Kelly followed by Gianni Epifani.

leading lady was Mary Mason and first Juvinile was Jamie Dudley.
17th May 2012
Colin Nelson Memorial Mountain Time Trial
Revised start Sheet for this weekends mountain time trial is now here (Excel / PDF)
Black Wins Jurby 10
Tom Black won last nights edition of the Conister Bank Sponsored 10 Mile Time Trial League in a time of 22:22.

Tim Kennaugh followed close behind with 22:26 and Josh Knights completed the podium and finished first junior.

Peter Gage was fastest Vet, Alison Clague finished top Lady Vet, Jamie Dudley was first Juv and Anna Christian finished quickest lady.

Reslults (Excel / PDF)
15th May 2012
TLI National Criterium Champs
A Manx Viking Wheelers team consisting of Robin Garry, Laura Wasley, Andy Brooks and Adam Johnson will be travelling to the U.K. this weekend to take part in the TLI National Criterium Championships to be held at the new purpose built Marsh Track in Rhyl on Saturday and then will travel to Chester to take part in the Steve Jones Memorial Road Race to be held in Saighton on the outskirts of Chester on Sunday.
13th May 2012
Kennaugh Wins Tour of the West
Rapha Condor Sharp Rider Tim Kennaugh won the Tour of the West in fine form.

The third round of the Black Grace Cowley Sponsored Road Race series was held over 5 laps of the hard going peel circuit which includes the Creg Willies climb.

The A race Rolled away from Ballig Bridge at 9am, to see plenty of early attempts of a break away, eventual winner Tim Kennaugh and Graeme Hatcher where the first riders to break free from the main peloton on the peel coast road on the first lap.

Graeme and Tim worked well together to get a good gap which was help by the lack of interest of the main bunch. A few attacks from the group kept the breakaway down to about a minute for a substantial amount of the race. The gap later rose to about 1:30 for the last couple of laps.

Tim broke free from his companion a few hundred feet from the bottom the final accent of the creg willies climb. Tim gapped him self quickly leaving graeme to chase for the last few miles with no sign of anyone trying to bridge the gap to the front. Tim kept himself ahead of the race to take the honours. Graeme finished 2nd after a well ridden race.

Andrew Roche finished off the podium and also took the vets prize,Tom Black and Aaron Livesey came in close behind. The main field soon followed with Cal Crutchlow taking the charge ahead of professional sprinter Rob Dooley.

Martin Hall won the B Event, Laura Wasley finished as first lady.

Results (Excel / PDF)

Manx Viking Wheelers wishes Phoebe Ferguson a speedy Recovery. Phoebe fractured her for arm in a crash on Sunday. Michael, Phoebes dad, would like to thank the rider and 2 passersby for helping.
12th May 2012
Colin Nelson Memorial Mountain Time Trial













Jm Cottier

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Ballabeg, Castletown

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10th May 2012
Another TT victory for Black
Tom Black won last nights Conister Bank Sponsored Timetrial Leage in a time of 21:59 ahead of Ellan Vannins Darren Bell. Josh Knights finished 3rd.

Rob Cormode finished as 1st Vet, Jamie Dudley as 1st Juv and first lady was Laura Wasley.

Results (Excel / PDF)
3rd May 2012
Black wins on Sandygate
Tom Black won last nights Conister Bank Sponsored 10 League followed by Darren Bell and Josh Knights to complete the podium.

Results (Excel / PDF)
30th April 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers will host the Tour of the West which is also Round 3 of the Road Race series on Sunday 13th May.

Signing on will be from 8 a.m. at Tynwald Mills cafe with the A race getting under way at 9 a.m. followed by the B race at 9.15 a.m.  The A race will be 5 laps (approx 72 miles) and the B race 3 laps (approx 43 miles).  There is a slight change in the course this year in that it will start at Ballig Bridgeand finish on the Poortown Road just beyond the Quarry entrance.

Entries should be sent on a current TLI entry form with the correct payment to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas, IM2  3QX by Thursday 10th May at the latest.  Cheques should be made payable to Manx Viking Wheelers.

Refreshments will be served to all competitors and officials after the race at The Cat That Cafe at Tynwald Mills.
29th April 2012
IOM Youth Tour
The Isle of Man Youth Tour takes place next weekend (4th-6th May) and we are DESPERATELY short of marshals. There are over 200 competitors entered for this event and we want to make it as enjoyable and successful as possible.

If you can give any time at all to this youth event please email or Emma asap.

The stages are as follows:
Saturday 5th May 8.30am-1pm Peel
1pm-5.30pm Ellerslie/Braaid
Sunday 6th May 8.30am-12noon Bride/Ramsey
12noon-5.30pm Ramsey
25th April 2012
Anna 16th in Cheshire
Manx Viking Wheeler and Scott Contessa Rider Anna Christian finished 16th in the Cheshire Classic Road Race last weekend, the opening round of the Womens road race series. Anna's team mate Molly Weaver finished second too Viored Teams Sarah Storey.
19th April 2012
Win for Bell in 3rd round
Darren Bell won last nights round of the Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile timetrial league.

Bell finished 10 seconds ahead of Team Manx Telecoms Tom Black. First year Junior Josh Knights completed the podium to finish in third.

First Vet was Rob Cormode. Laura Wasley frinished top lady.

Results (Excel / PDF)
15th April 2012
Bell wins Teare Trophy
Darren Bell won todays edition of the, Black Grace Cowley road race series, the Teare Trophy.

The Teare Trophy held over a flat 8 mile course on a cold but beautiful sunny morning saw many attacks over the 7 lap race.

Elliot Baxter broke clear from the main bunch on the 3rd lap to be eventually joined by Andrew Roche, Aaron Livsey, Trevor Kirkwood, team mate Rob Garry and eventual winner Darren Bell.

The Break kept pulling away from the remaining peloton, despite the chase by few on the front.

On the final lap Aaron tried to make the final bid for glory to be brought back soon after, Darren saw his chance and jumped the, lulled, group to stay away for the final few miles and take
victory, 20 - 30 seconds, ahead of, Manx Road Clubs, Aaron Livsey in second and Wheeler rider Rob Garry completing the podium.

Mathew Davies took the honors in the 5 lap B race by more then a bike length.

Well Done too Manx Viking Wheelers Ladies Laura Wasley and Anna Christian for riding there first A race event.

Thank you to all the marshals and official for making this event a success.

Results (Excell / PDF)
to Come
Wasley Top Lady in Gorey
Laura Wasley won the ladies class of last weekends 45th edition of the Gorey 3 Day.

Laura was one of five ladies to start the male dominated Gorey, Riding well Laura finished 83rd on GC too take the Honors in her class.

Ronan O'Toole was also victorious in his age group, finishing an impressive 27th on GC Ronan was top Vet.

Wheeler Member Dale Farquhar finished 100th on his first outing in a big race and guest wheeler rider Tom Black finished 19th on GC.

Marty Warren riding in Fietsen Tempo colours finished 113th on GC.
12th April 2012
Bell Wins Week 2 of Conister 10
Darren Bell wins last night edition of the Conister Bank 10 Mile Timetrial League. Just back from the Ras Mumhan, Bell posts a quick time of 22:03.

First Year junior Josh Knights finished a close second with 22:17 and Jake Kelly Followed with 22:44.

Results (Excel / PDF)
Teare Trophy
The Second round of the Black Grace Cowely sponsored road race series, The Teare Trophy willbe held this weekend. Signing on will be from 8am for a 9am Start at the Ballaugh Parish Hall.

Start sheet to follow.
6th April 2012
IOM in Ireland
There is a strong Manx Contingency racing away in Ireland this weekend.

5 Team Isle of Man Riders have been entered for the Ras Mumhan in Kerry. Held over the 4 day bank holiday weekend, the 170 strong peloton will ride 487km of fast paced racing and endure climbs such as the Conor Pass.

The 46th annual Gorey 3 day will see 5 Manx riders competing the ever popular event.
5th April 2012
Black Wins First Round of Conister 10
Tom Black won last nights first round of the Conister Bank 10 mile time trial league in tough windy conditions ahead of Ellan Vannin's Darren Bell..

First year Junior Josh Knight finished an impressive third. Nick Corlett was the first Juvenile.

Fasted Lady was Laura Wasley, Lady Vet was Alyson Clague.

Results (Excell / PDF)
2nd April 2012
Bikestyle Handicap League
Entries are now out for the Bikestyle sponsored hadicap league.

Pre printed forms can be found at Bikestyle, or you can download a form here (Word / PDF) and returned to STEVE SHIMMIN, 4 BIRCH HILL GARDENS, ONCHAN, ISLE OF MAN, IM3 4ET.

Information about the events here (Word / PDF)
Curraghs Classic
Curraghs Classic Ride out

Easter Monday 9th April 2012

Head Quaters: Kirk Michael Football Club

Start Time Between 9am and 10am

Distance Between 31 Miles, 55 Miles or 79 Miles

To Register E-Mail (, Call or Text Steve on 475341

More Information (Word / PDF)
27th March 2012
Rochie Wins Fletcher
Andrew Roche won Sundays Fletcher Trophy Time trial in perfect conditions.

Roche finished the 23 mile sporting TT in a quick time of 55:05 over 2 minutes ahead of Rapha Condor - Sharp rider Tim Kennaugh who completed the course on a road bike, Darren Bell completed the top 3.

First lady Laura Wasley finished in a time of 70:36 and Leon Mazzone finished first junior with a time of 65:55.

Thank you to all the marshals and volunteers for making the event a success.

Results (Excel / PDF)
23rd March 2012
Conister Bank '10' League
35 Places left to be taken in the ever popular Conister Bank sponsored 10 mile timetrial league.

Every entry received to date has been excepted.
IOM Cycling’s school of racing (Expression of interest form riders)
Isle of Man Cycling is presenting a ‘school of racing’ aimed at 12 – 18 year old competitive cyclists
looking to improve their race skills. The day long session focuses on bunch riding, gearing work,
cornering, braking and criterium skills. The session is based on British Cycling’s Regional School of
Racing and will be delivered by qualified and trainee BC coaches.

The session is about learning not just training. This one session is not going to make you fit, the work
you do in your own time is where the engine gets bigger, what we can do is help you use it better.
This said, the riding will be tough because of the amount we do in the lessons and the speed we end
up practicing at.

Priority will be given to the 12 – 18 year old age category but if there is not sufficient numbers this
session may be opened up to other age categories so please get in touch if you think this session will
improve you as a competitive bike rider.

The session will be free of charge and there will be up to 30 places available. Anyone interested in
attending or requiring further info could you please email Rob at or phone

When: Thursday 12th April

Where: NSC Outdoor Area

Time: 0900 – 1600hrs.
20th March 2012
 Kit has arrived and been sorted as per members order forms! Orders can be collected by contacting Brian on mob - 495684
Members who did not place an order for kit and require some can also contact Brian as he does have a limited amount of spare kit in stock.

Also for sale is a limited quantity of club logo Arm warmers, Leg wamers, Shoe covers and Hats
19th March 2012
Mazzone Wins Handicap
Thomas Mazzone won the Manx Telecom handicap road race.

7 groups started yesterdays handicap, each group separated by 2 minutes giving the scratch group 14 to make up in 36 mile race. The groups quickly came together, on the 4th lap the scratch became the front group.

There were many attempts for glory to no prevail. The race eventually came down to a bunch sprint with Cal Crutchlow leading the charge, Mazzone jumped to win by a good margin. Adam Johnson managed pip Cal on the line.

Thank you to all the marshals and officials for taking there time to make this event a success.

Results (Excell / PDF)
Kelly in Normandy
Manx Viking Wheeler member and GB Academy rider Joe Kelly Started the Tour of Normandy today.

Joe riding in GB colours is joined by Academy team mates Doull, Atkins, Slater, Yates, and Moses, in the 8 day stage race accross Normandys' tough terrain.

Kelly finished 41st in today 3.4km opening prologue 14 seconds from the lead, with team mate Simon Yates 2 seconds ahead in 30th.

Tomorrows 200km stage starts in Colombelles and finishes in Forges - les - Eaux
14th March 2012
Manx Telecom Handicap RR

Entries are open for next Sunday's Manx Telecom Handicap Road Race. The race will be held over 6 laps of the Jurby East circuit equaling 42 miles, map. 


Signing on from 0800hrs at Jurby Parish Hall with the first group off at 9am. If you've not raced before a handicap is a great place to start, why not give it a go?


Entry Fees: Members, £12 / £9 / £7; Day Members, £16 / £13 / £11.

Cheques To: Jim Cottier

116 Ballanorris Crescent, Friary Park

Ballabeg, Castletown

Isle Of Man IM9 4EU

13th March 2012
Conister Bank 10 League
An update on the entries for the Conister Bank 10 mile timetrial league, so far all 114 entries have been excepted subject to confirmation of club membership.
11th March 2012
MVW Basic Bike Maintenance
We are delighted to confirm that, thanks to the helpful staff at Bikestyle, we will be holding a basic bike maintenance evening 29th March, starting at 6.30pm.

As places are limited, please can you let Helen Wolstencroft know if you are planning to attend.  tel\txt 480947 or
Kennaugh 1, 2
Rapha Condor Sharp rider Tim Kennaugh won the opening round of the Black Grace Cowley road race series yesterday.

The race was neutralized up to the cronk and then the attacks came quick with no prevale untill the final lap where Tim made the final bid for glory to be joined by Team Sky pro rider and brother Peter.

|The peleton chased hard for the remaining miles of the 60 mile race, with a minarity of the 40+ remaining riders doing the work on the front Tim and Pete stayed away.

On the Line Peter gave Tim the honours for a deserved win. A bunch sprint from the main bunch came quick to complete the podium with Thomas Mazzone coming in 3rd.

The B race finished together with a bunch sprint, Martin Hall took the honours on the line.

Thanks Ian and all the Marshals for giving up there time to make the event a succes and to Black Grace Cowley for there continued support.

Results to come.
2012 Lanzarote Ironman
10th March 2012
Roy Killey

Tomorrow sees the first round of the Black Grace Cowley Sposored Road Race Series.


The race will be held over a fast flat course in the north of the Island. Team Sky Pro riders Peter Kennaugh and Ben Swift will be participating in the race, the men to watch throughout the event.


Sign on will be from 07:30 to 08:30 at the Jurby Parish Hall. Remember to bring your licence, If you forget you will need to complete a day membership form costing £4.


Start Sheet (Excel / PDF) Marshals (Excel / PDF) Map (Word / PDF)

4th March 2012
Roche squeezes out Bell
Andrew Roche claimed a narrow victory of 14 seconds ahead of Vannin club mate Darren Bell in today's season opener.

51 riders started today's event held over the challenging 25.9 mile Silverdale course in bright but cold and breezy conditions.

Third place was jointly shared by Vannin's Graeme Hatcher and Manx Viking Wheelers up and coming young star Jake Kelly.

Outside the top five finishers, prizes were also given to the first placed in the various categories.

1st Juvenile - Leon Mazzone - RL360
1st Junior - Jake Kelly - MVW
1st Lady - Laura Wasley - MVW
1st Vet Over 40 - Andrew Roche - EVCC
1st Vet Over 50 - Colin Whiteway - TMT

Results here (Excel / PDF)

Manx Viking Wheelers would like to thank Microgaming for their generous sponsorship of the event.  Also thanks to the staff at Silverdale Cafe for the refreshments and HQ.

Thanks to all the marshalls and officials who gave up their time to make the event a success, and to Sharif for his services.
3rd March 2012
Kelly 10th in Soens
Manx Viking Wheeler rider Joe Kelly battled through the changing weather to finish 10th in a strong field, at the Eddie Soens Classic.

The switch from track to road doesn't seem to have fazed Kelly, as he held his own in the bunch sprint. Kelly recently competed at the Track Cycling World Cup event in Beijing with fellow Manx rider and 100%ME teammate Mark Christian.

Kelly will be hoping to improve on this result, as he continues his busy road schedule up until the summer.
Kelly's team mate Simon Yates started of the day as one of the favourites and reigning champion. Yates' team moved to the front, with two laps to go, but the young rider failed to live up expectations, finishing 50 seconds behind the winner. 

Experienced rider, Russell Downing, won today's 51st edition of the Eddie Soens, as his Endura Racing team filled the podium spots. Endura showed their pedigree splitting the field on the final lap, giving Downing the perfect opportunity to claim the honours. 

There was another Wheelers rider in the peloton, with Josh Knights lining up for his first race in his new colours. Knights recently joined Mountivation Cycling Development Academy at the beginning of the season, as a first year junior.

Tom Black also featured with his new team Cycle Premier finishing at the tail end of the leading group.
2nd March 2012
Microgaming Sporting 25m TT
Fantastic Entry for Sunday's Microgaming Sponsored Time Trial

58 riders have entered Sunday's Time Trial, a great start to the season!

Thanks to the generousity of the sponsors we have £300 worth of prizes for the various winners.  There will be prizes for the top five finishers overall and also the top finishers in categories who finish outside of the top five.  Prize categories will be:

1st Juvenile
1st Junior
1st Lady
1st Veteran Under 50
1st Veteran 50 and Over

Tea and cake will be supplied by Silverdale Cafe to riders and officials who possess a ticket which will be issued at signing on.  All others will be required to purchase refreshments at the cafe counter.

Also, Sharif Gomaa will be setting up a gazebo and will be offering free of charge pre-race leg balm warm-up rubs and post race soft tissue massage.  Please feel free to use this service.

IMPORTANT - All competitors will be required to produce their up to date TLI Licence.  Failure to produce the Licence may result in a refusal to ride

The start sheet for this weekends Microgaming Sponsored Sporting 25m Timetrial is here (Excel / PDF)
27th February 2012
Conister Bank Sponsoed 10 League
Entries for this years Conister Bank Sponsored 10 Mile time trial league are now here (Word / PDF)
22nd February 2012
Spin Class Information
For those of you partaking in the spin classes on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, Martin has provided the following information to help you understand the make-up of the sessions. Here
14th February 2012
IOM Youth Tour
Marshalls are required for this years IOM Youth Tour, which starts on Friday evening 4th May on Douglas Promenade and ends on Sunday afternoon 6th May. There are sessions in the morning and afternoon of both days, so if you can assist in any way, please contact or
12th February 2012
Microgaming 25 Mile Sporting Timetrial
Manx Viking Wheelers will be hosting the first race of the season the Microgaming 25 Mile Sporting Time Trial on Sunday 4th March using the Silverdale Course.

Signing on will be from 8 a.m. to 8.45 a.m. at Silverdale Cafe with the first rider off at 9.00 a.m.  Please send your entries and full payment (cheques to be made out to Manx Viking Wheelers) to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexander Drive, Douglas by Thursday 1st March.

All competitors must be a current signed up member of a local club and have a valid TLI Licence.  Failure to produce a licence will result in a day licence charge.

Entry fees - TLI Member with Licence - Senior £12.00, Junior £9.00 and Youth £7.00

Non TLI Members - Senior £16.00, Junior £13.00 and Youth £11.00.


Anyone who can help out with marshalling please contact Brian on 495684
Spin Classes
The popular spin classes are back up and running again.  New instructor Martin has impressed with his knowledge and training methods.  Martin is a qualified advanced spin instructor and has a degree in Sport Science.  Tuesdays session covered a bit of everything and Thursday class was more specific working on speed and VO2 max. Martin's plan is to target areas to improve VO2 max, lactate thresholds and speed work over the next 8 weeks.

Another important aspect he is working on is improving core strength an important but often neglected aspect of cycling.

There are still some places available for members at both sessions.  If you would like to come along for a work out please contact Brian on 495684 or
11th February 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers Night at Hot Rocks - update
Just a reminder of the next social event.  The evening starts from 6.30pm.
Those who are expecting to attend and take part, pls make sure you contact Helen before 6pm Tuesday.  We need to know numbers in order to ensure we have enough instructors on hand.
There will be refreshments available.

Anyone not sure of how to get to Hot Rocks, pls call Helen.

Hope you all enjoy the evening.
7th February 2012
MVW night at Hot Rocks 15th February
We are delighted to confirm that Manx Viking Wheelers will be holding the next social evening at Hot Rocks, the recently opened indoor climbing wall centre,in Douglas.
The evening is open to all members, including friends and family.  Children from 10 years of age are welcome.  The only restriction is, 1 child per adult.
The cost of the evening is £8.50 per person (less if you have your own gear).
We will confirm the start time, nearer the date.
We hope as many of you as possible can attend and support this new, local business.
As space is limited, pls can you let Helen Wolstencroft know if you will be attending.  (email: 480947)
2nd February 2012
The very popular Spin and core sessions are to resume hopefully next week, the format will be the same as before Tuesday 7.00pm (Intermediates) Thursday 7.00pm (Advanced)running through February and March and ending April, approx 8 weeks.
       The club will again be subsidizing the cost!
       Cost for the eight week block will be £36.00

                    NUMBERS ARE LIMITED

To book your place or for further details contact Brian at 84
28th January 2012
Christian wins National Madison
Mark Christian paired with Simon yates won the 2012 National Madison Championship. The Duo riding in the 100% ME kit started the race as they meant to go on , taking the first two sprint with precision. Staying on course by the half way point the pair where leading the race by a sufficient advantage. A text book finish ended the event with Mark Christian & Simon Yates taking the honor's ahead of Alex Dowsett & Tom Murry (SKY Pro Cycling & Sigma Sport Specialized) and George Atkins & Owain Doulle (100% ME).

Riders reactions.

Mark Christian

"It was a good race and we won a national title so I'm really happy with that. We knew from the start it would be a tactical race and with just a few teams riding it was a hard 200 laps and we had to work hard to win that. We've been putting a lot of track work in during the winter with the academy and it’s obviously paid off today. It’s a nice way to finish off the track season because we are in a transition period at the moment crossing over to road work. I've got a training camp coming up in Majorca shortly with the Academy then I'm going to be based in Belgium with AN Post who I'm riding for. Another win for the Isle of Man, nice to keep it in the family."

Simon Yates

"We've trained for that. Just arrived back from Bejing so we're going pretty well on the track. We wanted to get involved with the race early on and winning the first two sprints took a bit of pressure off. We could have sat back towards the end of the race because we had pretty much done what we had to but we pushed on because we didn't want anyone to get a lap on us and to be honest I couldn't really relax till we'd finished the race."

20th  Januray 2012
Manx Viking Wheelers 2012 sign on night
In order to get ready for the 2012 season, Manx Viking Wheelers are holding our sign on night 4th February at Jabberwocky Cafe in Douglas from 7pm.

The cost of membership for 2012 is £20 per racing member.  £15 for- social member and £10 for juniors,  Membership is free for anyone who has not previously been a member of any other Isle of Man cycling club.

Not wanting to miss out on a social opportunity, we are delighted to confirm that Jabberwocky is licenced so there will be a selection of libations available for purchase.  The club will be providing a "bite to eat".

Please can you let Helen Wolstencroft know if you will be attending, either by phone/text 480947 or by email:  We need to know the total by 30th January.

As with all of our social events, this "sign on evening" is open to non club members for £10 per head.
19th January 2012
IOM Coaching Course
If anyone is interested in becoming a British Cycling Level 1 Coach, then there is the possibility of a course being held here on the Island, should there be enough interest. If you are interested, you need to contact Emma Smettem via email on
CA Claim Form
This form has been introduced for use by anyone that has been off island and represented the club whilst competing in a cycling event as a member of MVW. The claim form is then to be submitted to the CA.
8th January 2012
The Manx go to Beijing
British Cycling has chosen a young team of riders to represent GB in the upcoming third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classic in Beijing. Joe Kelly and Mark Christian will form part of a 6 man endurance team. Good look to Joe and Mark!
6th January 2012
IOM Calendar
2012 IOM Cycling Calendar is HERE or follow the quick link at the bottom of the page.
Apply Now
Sign on with Manx Viking Wheelers for this Season Here (Word / PDF)
1st January 2012
Happy New Year
Wishing Everyone well for there 2012 Season
All News and Results from 2011 can be found on our History page.

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