WSJCC Club Time Trial Result 25th July 2017 – Brittlebank Bowl Handicap 25

Worcester St Johns Club Time Trial held on Tuesday 25th July 2017 and run on the K47/25 Rhydd 25 Course – Brittlebank Bowl Handicap 25.

Half the 25 mile course was soaked in sunshine, the other half in showers. Fortunately the timekeepers kept dry to record Dave Walker’s time of 1 hour 2 minutes 21 seconds adjusted by the handicap to win him the Brittlebank Bowl by 33 seconds from Stuart Parker and 37 seconds from Sam Ballard. Fastest time of the night went to Simon Garrett in 56 mins 32 seconds. Visiting riders Kevin Sargent from Saracen RC and Stuart Day were both pleased with their respective times while Steven Clarke suffered another puncture on the rain drenched roads.

Click here to view the results sheet.

Corbett beats 20 year old cycling record

Worcester St Johns rider Mark Corbett recently competed in the Welsh 12 hour cycling time trial championship reaching an impressive distance of 262 miles. He becomes the second member of Worcester St Johns cycling club to tackle the 12 hour challenge this year and set a new club record, this time beating the previous men’s standard from 1996 by 16 miles. In hot conditions on roads around Abergavenny and Hereford, Corbett had a tough but incident-free ride to finish 6th overall, taking the novice prize having never completed the full duration before. He now holds a clean-sweep of senior men’s club time trial records from 10 miles all the way up to 12 hours.

Superb time trial run by the Redditch Road and Path Cycling Club

Fifteen riders from Worcester St John’s Cycle Club too part in a time trial run by the Redditch Road and Path on Saturday 6th May on the K33/10D course at Salford Priors.

110 entries took part in the event. The weather was dry but very windy and the first part was really fast but cyclists were forced to tackle strong winds on the road through Salford Priors. Many riders suffered below par times but the dual track had been resurfaced so that was a big plus.
Times for Worcester St John’s riders were as follows:-

Simon Garrett 22:15
Paul guest 22:53
Martin lines 22:58
Steven Clarke 23:16
Simon Adcook 23:42
Nicholas John Bradburn 24:18
James Davidson 24:20
Dave Walker 24:21
Mark Cooper 24:45
Mark Hand 25:09
Marcus Hibbert 25:21
Callum Hibbert 25:30
Jason Tait 25:51
Robert Kristoffer Harrison 26:17
Adrian Murray 26:54
Tim Ashton  21:16.

Special thanks to Steph Holmes and her team for a great afternoons sport.

Midland Air Ambulance donation £407.47

Martin Staines collected unwanted bicycles, cycling kit, books and assorted bicycle related objects from club members and sold these on a club table at the Worcester St Johns CC cycle jumble in February.

The final amount made was £407.57 which was donated to the Midland Air Ambulance – a service that we hope no club member will ever need to use, but it is always good to know it’s there!

Press Secretary Vacancy

Worcester St Johns Cycling Club are currently looking for a Press Secretary.

The role would ideally require the preparation and sending of a brief weekly written summary of club activity and any results to local newspapers etc.

If you are interested in supporting the club on this, then please contact us via the contact form on the website or have a chat with previous Press Officers Dave Walker, Simon Adcook or Ed Dursley.

Club Reliability Ride Sunday 29th January 2017

The WSJCC Reliability Ride will take place on Sunday 29/01/2017.

HQ for this event will be The Worcester Auto Club building at Perdiswell, Worcester. Venue available from 0900. There is some parking at the venue and toilets on site. However, there are no changing facilities.

As usual, a choice of two routes will be available. A 30 mile route and a 48 mile route.

Rides will commence at 0930 hrs following ‘sign on’, payment of the grand sum of £4 and a short safety brief.

Following payment for the use of the venue the remaining funds will be donated to the WSJCC chosen charity as nominated by the Club Committee.

Now for the ‘beg’…..if we have any proficient cake bakers out there who can assist in providing refreshment for weary riders following the completion of the ride (the weather for this ride is traditionally horrendous) your help would be very much appreciated.

Please FB message me if you can assist.

Simon Garrett

2017 Club Time Trial Calendar

The Tuesday night club time trial calendar is now published. Click on the link below to download or view.

There are several new courses. We have introduced these to avoid racing through Kempsey, to reduce the impact of our races and V.C.Sevale events in the same area and to use other areas around Worcester. We have added a final, final event the same as V.C.Sevale do. This is a 1 kilometre sprint after which the season ends at The Bell Inn, Lower Broadheath with ‘free’ chips and a drink paid for from your TT fees.

NOTE: This schedule has yet to be approved by the Midland District Council so there is a possibility of changes before the season starts.

If you have any queries contact Martin Staines or Graziano Abbatiello.


2016 season’s trophies and medals presented

After an excellent buffet (There was even some food left over!) Rick Allen and Sarah Page presented the trophies and medals to the respective winners. The raffle included some excellent prizes – day at the cricket for 4, Rugby match tickets for 4 and cricket match at Worcester for 4. The latter wasjune won by our most illustrious member – Cayn Theakston (Winner of the 3 week Tour of Portugal in 1988). He promptly passed it on to our next most famous member June Pitchford who set comp record for womens 10 miles in 1966, won many national titles and represented GB in world track championships. The photograph on the right shows how happy she was to receive the tickets.

The highligalecht of the evening was Alec Davies accepting the presidential badge of honour.


Club Cycle Jumble – Saturday 25th February 2017

The next Worcester St John’s Cycle Jumble will take place on Saturday 25th February 2017

From 10 am to 1pm  at Christopher Whitehead School, Bromwich Road, Worcester, WR2 4AF.

There will be a small entry charge

Stall holder setup will be from 8:45 am on the day

There will be tea, coffee and cakes.

A booking form can be obtained from Rob Nicholls if you want a table.

Martin Staines will have a table in aid of the Air Ambulance – please give your unwanted cycling bits, bikes, books etc to Martin or bring them on the day.

For further information please contact Rob Nicholls on 07958 982265 or email