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Becontree Wheelers in the new millenium
If you have any material which will add to the record of the club's history, please contact the club. Photos, documents, results and stories are all welcome.
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2000 Becontree Wheelers CC in the Millennium.
The new millennium coincided with the club's 75th anniversary. Celebrations started with the inclusion of the prestige Romford-Harlow Road Race promotion in the BCF Premier Calendar. Click here to see a web site dedicated to the race.
In a repeat of the 50th anniversary ride, 10 members cycled from Lands End to John 'Groats. The party included 4 veterans of the 1975 ride and were ably assisted by Karen Lifford. Click here to see the full story.
2001 Cycle Montana.
At the age of 75, our President, Derek Jennings, revisited part of his 1976 ride across the USA. Click Here for details.
2002 George Fell.
The Becontree's most successful rider, George Fell passed away in February. George was twice National 25 Champion and held 5 RTTC Competition records, two for his solo rides and three as the leader of Becontree teams.
Click Here for an obituary and to see photos and copies of the Competition Record certificates.
Tony Knight provided a video of the event held on 16 August. Riders included Elliott Ryan, Tony Capon, Frank Ryan, Gary Tyrrell, Richard Knight, Terry Carr and Daniel Capon. Elliott posted the fastest time of the night.The points competition for the series was eventually won by Tony Capon and the fastest 4 rides of the year by Stuart Allen.
At the evening 10 held on the Navestock course on 8 August, Gary Tyrrell was the fastest club rider. Ian Damant, Adrian Trenholm, Tony Capon and Karthic also rode. The event was video'd by Francis Jackson.
At the evening 10 held on the Navestock course on 22 August, Ian Damant was the fastest club rider. This event was video'd by Derek Damant. The series was won by Gary Tyrrell who took the points competition and posted the fastest 4 rides.
Gary Tyrrell won became the club Hill Climb champion at Mott Street on 25 October. Watch the video shot by Derek Damant.
Tony wins Handicap prize in Lea Valley 10
Tony Capon won the Handicap first prize in the Lea Valley10 mile Time trial held on the E2 course on 14 May. His time was 26:47, with a handicap of 16:51.
Ian Damant is the 2011 Heffer Memorial champion, exactly 80 years after his great uncle Cecil won the same trophy in 1931.
See Results for event details.
We are sorry to have to report that Helen Jennings, wife of our presidentDerek, passed away on Sunday 25 September 2011. The club sends its condolences to Derek and all of the family. If you would like to mark this sad event with a donation in her memory to her chosen charity, Cancer Research UK, you can do so by following this link.http://donateinmemory.cancerresearchuk.org/0001973.
|Gary meets Mark Cavendish and Alex Dowsett in Essex|
While out training on Boxing Day, Gary stopped to speak to Alex Dowsett in Blackmore, Essex, only to discover he was standing next to Mark Cavendish !!!!. The current World Road Race Champion, 2011 Tour de France Green Jersey Winner, and Sports Personality of the Year, plus what with Alex being the current British Time Trial Champion, he could hardly believe what was happening. He spoke with them for about 10 minutes before they were off on their day's training ride.
The re- launched Becontree Reliability Trial took place on Sunday 3 March with an excellent turn out of both club members and invited friends. Click here to see the story of the ride.
The ECCA event on the Bulphan based E34/10 course was the designated event for the Becontree Wheelers 10 mile championship held on 21st July 2013. A total of six Becontree riders had entered the event. More.......
New club records
Two new club records have been set recently.
On 10 August, Ian Damant recorded 22:07 in the CC London 10 on the F20/10 course to beat the existing Veterans record of 22:26 set in 1974.
On 16 August, Vicky Gill recorded 24:59 in our club evening 10 to beat the existing Ladies record of 26:38 st in 1986.
Well done to both of them.
On an unseasonably mild, dry and calm day, only 4 riders set out on the 2014 Becontree 50 mile reliability trial. Having pushed the date back to avoid various early season events, the result appears to be that the racers amongst us are too busy training to spare time for a reliability trial this late in the winter. Next year we will re set the date for an earlier and more challenging seasonal start. More......
|Hainault Hilly Time Trial - 22 March 2014|
Five Becontree members started the event but unfortunately Dave Martin had to withdraw after suffering a puncture. Finishing times were as follows-
Will Weichhart - 1:34:53
Winner was Rhys Howell - Richardson/Trek/Reflex - 1.09.07.
The full result can be seen here.
Photos taken by IanLambert are available on Flikr. You can see our members as follows-
Tony took part in the Prudential Ride London event on 10 August to raise funds for the leukaemia and lymphoma research charity. He has set up a donations/sponsor web page at http://www.justgiving.com/Antony-Capon.. Under the "My story" section you will find details of the bike fitting Tony went to and the bike fitters offer to all BWCC members to have a bike fitting with a £20.00 discount.
2015 Ryan Jackson, age 7.
2nd November 2014
Essex Roads cycling club promoted a youth winter series at Redbridge Cycling Centre (aka Hog Hill) over the period from 2nd November to 1st March, an event held each month totalling 5 rounds. Each round included a scratch and handicap race for each of the following categories (U8, U10, U12, U14 and U16) with points awarded for the series.
Making his debut in the U8 category for Becontree Wheelers was 7 year old Ryan Jackson.
The first race on 2nd November was a good introduction to racing for Ryan, although at a disadvantage of being on a single speed 14" boys bike, wearing tracksuit bottoms, a rain jacket and topped off with his favourite super hero (Spiderman) decorated helmet, he really looked to enjoy the competition, check out the gaze down the starting straight. More.....
Danny at the Velodrome
Through the early half of the year, Danny Roach completed all four modules of the Lee Valley Velopark track accreditation programme
This will allow him to access the complete Lee Valley programme, including SQT´s, specific accredited training sessions and track leagues.
Next stop Rio??
Jim Bromley at the World Championships
Jim represented the club in the Tour of Cambridgeshire on the weekend of 3/7 June. Following the Saturday Time Trial a successful ride in the Sunday Gran Fondo led to him qualifying for the UCI World amateur championship to be held in Denmark in September.
Following his performance in the Tour of Cambridgeshire, Jim was selected to represent Great Britain in the UCI World amateur championship held at Aalborg, Denmark on 6 September.
Wearing the Team GB Masters jersey containing the Becontree logo, Jim did himself and the club proud by completing the challenging and windy 102 mile course while a considerable number of international riders abandoned.