Club kit ordering window open

We are pleased to confirm the next club kit ordering window is open with our supplier Tactic Cycling. The window will be open until Sunday 19th August, with 6 weeks lead time following the closing it may also be worth starting to think about winter kit (not nice to say the W word so early!)

You can order club kit online at


Remember Tactic are coming along to the summer BBQ with a full range of kit samples so if you wish to try kit on before you order this is your opportunity.

#flyingtheflag #lookingsmart

Matt Holt Rogers kicks off 50 for 50

Matt Holt-Rogers has today started his 50 for 50 challenge to ride 50 kms a day for 50 consecutive days. A great challenge and all for a great cause in Parkinson’s UK. If you would like to sponsor Matt then you can do so at , also im sure Matt would appreciate some company to help him out so if anyone is at a lose end get in touch with Matt and check out where is going. We look forward to the progress updates.

Rainbow Ride

Croston Velo are holding their first Charity bike ride in aid of a local Mawdesley based charity Rainbow House. The ride was the proposed by departing chairman Glen Higson as a way of us giving a little back to the communities in which we live. Alot of hard work has gone into the arrangements and liasing with the charity from Kerry Rigby and John Decamp.
The ride is on Saturday 15th September and there will be both a 100km and 100 mile route (to be announced shortly) starting and finishing at Rainbow House, hopefully there should be a ride for everyone that is enough to be regarded as a challenge but within your reach. For the first edition the ride is members only but this may well expand in the future.
Rainbow house is a purpose built charity which focuses  on children born with neurological damage, these children learn, develop and grow with the support and dedication from rainbow house. Anything we can raise can help towards resources/equipment and much more. Anything you can donate no matter how small really does make the world of difference. Rainbow House receive no public funding and rely totally on donations.
To register we ask that you donate £20 to the charity on the following link
If you wish to raise funds in support of the excellent work this charity does there is a Croston Velo page which you can share with friends and family (people are welcome to set up their own individually if they prefer but we felt this was the easiest option)
There will be a short presentation from Rainbow House at the BBQ to talk about the work that they do in our communities.
This should be a great event for a great cause. Please get behind it if you can.

Thank you to everyone who helped yesterday

We had an awesome days racing yesterday at the Croston Velo Road Race held at the Pimbo circuit. Congratulations to our race team of Tom Warren, Tom Hobson, Dave Bigio, Graham Yardley and Jo Ryding and awesome to get the home win. Chapeau to Tom Warren!

However none of would be possible with the help and support off a large number of volunteers who give up their time to make these things happen, here goes and I really hope I don’t miss anyone!

Thank you to our officials on the day Chris Novak, John Novak, Oliver Stuart and Rob Aindow who did a great job of ensuring we had a well-run and fair event, and our NEG riders Terry Martin and Andy Hunter for keeping everyone safe.

Thank you to Carl Ryding and Paul Newton for lead car duties, those well-polished cars looked immaculate in the midday Pimbo sun!

Thank you to all the marshalls you gave up there Sunday to stand by the side of a road on an industrial estate with a flag! Cheers Dave Taylor, Dan Connor, David McLennan, Gary Heron, John Decamp, Mandy Dirkzwanger, Nick Clarke, Peter Rigby, Peter Bland our our accredited marshals Ann Taylor and Keith Emery.

Thanks to our HQ crew who did a fantastic job of ensuring that sign on was a smooth and efficient process Andrea Whitehouse and Emma Pulsford.

Great work by Shirley Ryding and Kerry Rigby on getting all the catering together and managing it all on the day. Those cakes looked impressive and the drinks were needed in the scorching heat!

Thanks to Mark Wilson (from Taste) for providing a full scale coffee machine and supplying all the tea and coffee and sorry our generator wasn’t big enough to provide the power! Bit of an oversight on our part there….. Next time we will know better! Thankfully cold drinks were ok on the day as it was scorching (although I was getting caffeine withdrawal by the end of the day – making up for it today).

Thank you also to those people that didn’t have a specific task but were there on the day and kept busy as I gave out orders to takes stuff here, ferry all the kit to the start, film the finish, deliver food to marshals, taking time gaps, doing the lap board etc etc. (it was quite a tough job that one as you had to spend most of the day with me!). Cheers to Sarah Williamson, Andy Ashton on that one!

Ellen Isherwood was there capturing the moment as always. Her photos always capture the action in the best possible way and the NW racing scene would not be the same without you. Thank you. (Couple of photos below – appreciated)

Thank you to Event Medical UK for your medical support on the day (thankfully you had a quiet one as everyone stayed on two wheels).

Thanks to Heather Bamforth, Fred Bamforth (Racing Chance Foundation) and Colin Baldwin (Southport CC) who still provide me support and advice from time to time given this is only our clubs second road race promotion.

Thanks to Dave Cockram and Adam Newall at British Cycling for co-ordinating things from your perspective to make the race happen and also lending us some kit.

Finally perhaps the most important thank you is reserved for my wife Lindsey Styler as although I was down as organiser it really was a joint effort to bring yesterday together. Lindsey handled so much of the logistical arrangements and collecting of kit this year and invested many, many hours in making it happen. Thank you for all your support.

That’s a long list of thank you’s but without you all it cannot happen so on behalf of Croston Velo Thanks again for making a great days racing and we really appreciate your support.

Rainbow House Charity Ride

Save the Date

Croston Velo Charity Ride

Saturday 15th September 2018


The Club is doing a charity ride on the 15 September in aid of Rainbow House, Mawdsley to help raise funds for much needed equipment for their Rehabilitation Centre.

The ride will be an opportunity to put something back into our local community; promote the club in a positive light and support this Centre for children with neurological conditions resulting in disability.

There will be several ride distances to suit all on the day and the opportunity to socialise, have a few beers and some food back at the club afterwards. More details will follow over the summer but for now put the date in your diary and help support this heart-warming cause.

Majorca – October 2018

Mallorca 2018

Sure everyone has heard members of CV discussing trips to Mallorca … and takes of Sa Calobra, Col de Soller, Lighthouse etc.

Well some of us are going again from 29th September or the 1st October  …. some for a week .. some for longer … there is no fixed time.
Last year we met up with another group and have joined ranks with them and successfully negotiated a 10% discount. This discount would be on top of the early bird discount. We are looking to go with Stuart Hall cycling who run a number of rides each day to suit all abilities.

The Ryding’s, Ali Price, Chris Hines, and possibly the Pilikingtons are all going. It’s a chilled way to end the season with mostly guaranteed sunshine, great rides and company.
If anyone is interested then you MUST follow the guidelines below. There is no need to pay the full amount BUT the company, Stuart Hall cycling does require a £100 deposit. Bike hire price not confirmed but SH suggested he would honour last years prices= £12 per day. Chris and Alison have already booked our flights … going from Liverpool with Easyjet on the 29th Sept to the 8th October.

Link and following blurb has full details ..any questions then contact Ali, Carl or Dan.

Can you please let Ali Price know if you book.

Mallorca – Autumn 2018

Hi Guys, so all is now kindly agreed with Stuart Hall. There’s an early bird window at the moment, plus we get an additional 10% discount if you follow the steps below this week. We need to get at least 10 of us together to get the 10% discount, we have 9 confirmed at the moment with others likely to follow.

So, please go online and book and pay your deposits this week.

In the booking form box that asks what GROUP you’re with, please put my name followed by “Clawson & Croston Velo”

i.e. Group: Alison Price– Clawson & Croston Velo

If you don’t do the above that it’s unlikely that we’ll cross the 10 people mark for the 10% discount, so please don’t forget.

Finally, in the Additional Information box, please write the following:

Additional Information: “Clawson & Croston Velo” – 10% Discount Agreed between Stuart Hall and Wayne Kay

 FYI – We are selecting the Playa Mar Hotel this year (The Clawson crowd stayed in Mar Senses Hotel last year).

There’s no DISCOUNT CODE to apply, just remember the above steps. The discount will be applied when they request the balance from you later in the summer.

Book here:

Agreed travellers so far, are:

Wayne Kay – 29/9 to 6/10

Mike Tebbutt – 29/9 to 6/10

Mick McQuillan – 30/9 to 5/10?

Johnny Monks – 29/9 to 6/10

Jason Monks – 29/9 to 6/10

Chris Hines

Ali Price

Carl Ryding

Shirley Ryding