M&DTTA Christmas 10 – 2015

Not a WVCC event, but an event organised by our own Mr Fearon, and always a bit of festive fun. The highlight of the event is the fancy dress, and those who enter into this spirit really go to town on their outfits.

It was a cold, wet day as I stood shivering at Allostock, waiting for the first riders to come past. Soon enough, hardly recognisable from current MotoGP world champion, Jorge Lorenzo (which is who he was proporting to be) Neil Skellern came past with a determined grimace.

Neil trying to be the MotoGP world champion.

Closely followed by the Joker (Jason Codling, East Lancs RC), A Fox(! – Cat Jessop, East Lancs RC), and a line of other super heroes including Poison Ivy (Georgina Cape, East Lancs RC) and Robin (Andy Reagan, also of East Lancs RC). Catwoman (Niamh Coulter, East Lancs RC) was carefully hidden by Poison Ivy….

I’m not happy, the smile is painted on..

Carefully hidden Catwoman led out by Poison Ivy...

Carefully hidden Catwoman led out by Poison Ivy…

The next photograph, I can only apologise for, as I’m not quite sure what David Tiner of Clayton Velo was thinking, but it was very disturbing to see.. Avert your eyes if you are of a sensitive disposition.

The start sheet says 'Pink Madonna with Pink Boobies. Really. Yes.

The start sheet says ‘Pink Madonna with Pink Boobies. Really. Yes.

Various creations followed..

Various costumes followed..

..of one sort or another..

..of one sort or another..

..with plenty of colour..

..with plenty of colour..

..and tradition...

..and tradition…

..and a shout of Nanu, Nanu.. for those who can remember what TV show that was around from 1978 onwards. No prizes. Answer below.*

..and a shout of Nanu, Nanu.. for those who can remember what TV show that was around from 1978 onwards. No prizes. Answer below.*

The main question that had to be asked was, what was last year’s fancy dress winner, Johnny Descamps going to do to better last years fantastic effort – see below.

Bath

Johnny’s prize winning bath from 2014!

He was off at number 10, but I didn’t see him as numbers all the way to the end of the fancy dressers passed.

Then I saw the power houses of Dennis Hornby and Alan Shuttleworth fly towards me on their fine Longstaff tandem trike.

Alan grimaces, Dennis smiles for the camera.

Alan grimaces, Dennis smiles for the camera.

But who was that they were passing. ‘Get off the road’ I heard Dennis shout as they passed what looked like a very thin bloke on a bike with a sidecar. Eh? What is that tootling towards me? Aah, it’s Johnny Descamps and his underfed friend. He’s done it again.

You would not Adam and Eve it...

You would not Adam and Eve it…

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..not only was this sat up, but it was pedaling!

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Also correctly wearing the number so as not to break the rules, but strictly speaking, should have worn the number on the left arm also, so that the timekeeper could recognise… nevermind..

To see it in it’s glory, just watch the first 42 seconds of this YouTube clip (didn’t hit the stop button till I realised I was still recording).


A fantastic creation, months in the making. A hybrid of recumbent and mountain bike!! Superb. How on earth he’ll top that next year I do not know, but I can’t wait to find out. πŸ™‚

Despite the cold and the rain, another excellent event.

Here are the results!

Fancy Dress

 RiderClubCatTime
1Neil Skellern (Jorge Lorenzo)Team Swift (Swift Cycle)V500:25:24
2David BatesSouth Pennine RCV600:28:04
3Gail Lowe (Elf)Lyme RCL Vet0:31:07
4Paul Jennings (Elf)Lyme RCV600:33:45
5Dan RobinsonManchester WhlsSen0:33:48
6David Tinker (Pink Madonna with Pink Boobies)Clayton VeloV500:35:35
7Samantha HewittAshley Touring ClubLady0:36:28
8Holly CarterManchester WhlsLady0:36:48
9Andy Reagan (Robin)East Lancs RCV500:39:19
10Georgina Cape (Poison Ivy)East Lancs RCLady Vet0:40:19
11Niamh Coulter (Catwoman)East Lancs RCL Juv0:41:19
12Jason Codling (The Joker)East Lancs RCV400:42:19
13Cat Jessop (A Fox)East Lancs RCLady0:43:19
14Johnny DecampsEast Lancs RCV402:04:35
-Michael Coulter (Batman)East Lancs RCV40DNS
-John LathamSouth Pennine RCV60DNS

Tandem

PositionRidersClubCatTime
1Claire ClementsonWigan WhlsLady0:28:00
Nigel ClementsonV50
2Dennis Hornby (Tandem Trike)Weaver Valley CCV600:29:01
Alan Shuttleworth (Tandem Trike)V60
3Paul WarrenerRossendale RCV400:33:15
Linda FeltonL Vet
4Tasheni MakumbiVC PierreV400:35:33
Phil HandyV60
Fancy DressValerie BaxterWithington WheelersL VetDNS Apol
Tony BaxterV60

Solo

PositionRidersClubCatTime
1Rob PollenAshley Touring ClubSen0:22:47
2Ben TrippierEast Lancs RCSen0:23:30
3Mark NultyTeam SwiftSen0:23:35
4Alex LeekWrekinsport CCSen0:24:05
5Gavin McCluskey-LambertManchester WhlsSen0:24:10
6Nigel WoodWills WheelsV500:24:16
7Mark BreartonThe Endurance StoreV400:24:17
8Mark PicklesManchester WhlsV400:24:33
9Greg DancerStone WhlsV600:24:50
10Nathan TurnbullLeigh Premier RCSen0:24:52
11Theo JeffriesWestmead Team 88Jun0:25:10
12Dave FearonWeaver Valley CCV500:25:15
13Alex CoatesLyme RCJuv0:25:30
14Robbie HarcourtStretford WhlsV500:25:42
15Warren JacksonMacclesfield WhlsV400:25:58
16Shaun DwyerManchester Tri ClubSen0:26:08
17Sam WalleyEast Lancs RCJun0:26:24
18Mark AllenCongleton CCJun0:26:42
19Andrew NeweyRibble Valley CRCSen0:26:47
20Alex WisemanEast Lancs RCJun0:27:19
21Roger WrennMacclesfield WhlsV700:27:26
22Cameron PilkingtonEast Lancs RCJuv0:27:30
23Stephen TurnerWestmead Team 88V500:27:34
24Phil BarnesTeam SwiftV600:28:01
25Sharon CliffordWCS Racing TeamL Vet0:28:17
26Richard CoatesLeek CCV500:28:29
27Barrie WhittakerLyme RCV500:28:35
28Josh DecampsEast Lancs RCJun0:29:12
29Chelsea McCluskey-LambertManchester WhlsLady0:29:35
30Jonathan PrestonEast Lancs RCV400:30:14
31Aleshia MellorLyme RCL Juv0:30:30
32Lynne SkellernMacclesfield WhlsL Vet0:32:18
33George PrestonEast Lancs RCJun0:32:30
34David SteeleLyme RCV700:33:04
35Brid McMahonWithington WhlsL Vet0:33:46
36Phil ButterWithington WhlsV500:34:52
37Wilf LewisAltrincham Ravens CCV700:35:00
38Derek BlackWigan WhlsV600:38:23
39Gareth WebsterSouth Pennine RCSen0:50:49
40Thomas HughesLyme RCJunDNF
41Steve HallLyme RCV50DNS apol
42Graham TaitBury ClarionV40DNS
43Jonathan PooleAshley Touring ClubV50DNS
44Andy GortonEast Lancs RCV40DNS
45Andy WilliamsBury ClarionV40DNS
46Sam HallLyme RCJuvDNS apol
47Jim WilliamsWeaver Valley CCV50DNS apol
48Mike CotgreaveWestmead Team 88V70DNS apol
49Michael O'DonnellWestmead Team 88V40DNS apol
50Tony BoardmanVTTA Man & NWV60DNS

*For those too young to remember, the phrase Nanu Nanu came from a 1978 US comedy TV series called Mork and Mindy, featuring an up and coming comedian – the late Robin Williams, playing an alien visiting earth.

 

Helping set course today for @WeaverValleyCC for @nwcca race tomorrow. I hope the wind dies down! πŸŒͺ pic.twitter.com/c06JEpWqY1

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