Becontree Wheelers

Cycling Club

Founded 1925

Founded 1925

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British Cycling, Cycling Time Trials, CTT London East, Eastern Counties CA

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LATEST NEWS Last Updated 29/10/18


Club meeting


A meeting of club members will be held at the Toby Carvery, Brentwood on Monday 5 November.


Meet in the bar area from 8PM for a chat and catch-up on what's been happening in the club.


All members and friends welcome.


 

Club AGM

 

The club Annual General Meeting and prize presentation will be held on Sunday 25 November. The meeting will be held at Gary's house from 2PM.


 

Zac Seddon is Hill Climb champ for 2018

 

See Results for full details.

 

Dave Martin is 30 mile TT champ for 2018

 

See Results for full details.


Club meeting.

 

With the end of the Evening 10 series we had hoped to resume our monthly get-togethers at the Toby in Brentwood.


However the Toby is undergoing renovation during the first two weeks of October so we are delaying until November.


In the meantime the club Hill Climb championship will be held as part of the ELV club event at Mott Street on Sunday 14 October.


Please come out and ride or cheer our members on.


Evening 10 series.

 

Unfortunately road conditions made it necessary to cancel the last three events of the series.

At the conclusion the championships were awarded as follows.


Evening 10 series (fastest 4 rides) - Zac Seddon with an average speed of 23.8 mph.


Steve Jackson Points competition - Ian Damant with 108 points.


Handicap - Craig elliott with a handicapped time of 21:28.


Prologue - Zac Seddon with a time of 11:46 for one lap.


Athletes 10 - Matt Osborn with a time of 28:10


Fixed competition - Ian Damant with a time of 27:06


Full details can be found on the Results page.


Club 50 championship.

 

The Colchester Rovers 50 on 12 August that was nominated as the club championship was cancelled.


It has been decided that the championship for 2018 will be awarded to the Becontree member who posts the best time in any recognised CTT event on any course and any date during the 2018 season.


If you have already ridden a 50 this year, will you please send an email to info@becontreewheelers.com stating the date of the event, the promoting club, the course, and your own personal time.


All members are welcome to enter any such event to be held during the remainder of the year. If you do so please provide details as shown above.


Prudential Ride London.

 

Danny at Ride LondonProdential Ride LondonOn Sunday 29 July, a team of Becontree members braved the weather to ride the Prudential Ride London


 

 

 




BWCC Data protection policy.

 

You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), either through emails you’ve received or via the press or television. If you are interested in knowing what GDPR is please visit the EU site.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive which was seen as being outmoded in the present technological society.


To comply with GDPR requirements BWCC has produced a data protection policy. Basically, this policy outlines all the things which we already do, but has now formalised them. This will in no way change the way the club is run or your interaction with the club and its officials. Please be reassured about this.



The club's privacy policy can be found here.



Matt Osborn is the Heffer Memorial champion for 2018.

 

Tony Capon takes the Hnadicap trophy.


See Results for full details.

 

Dave Martin is 25 mile TT champ for 2018

 

See Results for full details.

 

Club championships 2018

 

Club champioship events for 2018 have now been decided. See Results for full details.

 

Essex Trophy

 

Long-time Becontree menber, Brian Moran has plans to bring high quality elite racing to Essex.

 

Brian organised the Essex Trophy race from 1973 to 1983 and now wishes to resurrect the event as part of a festival of cycling on St. Georges day 2019.

 

Those of you who saw the Tour de France on its journey through Essex will know what a great spectical this type of event will be. Those of you who know Brian will be aware of his undoubted ability to create a spectacular event.

 

Brian's plans are well advanced. Now all that is needed are the funds. You can help with this by pledging a small amount towards the final goal. Go to https://www.spacehive.com/essex-trophy-cycle-race to see more details and how you can help.

 

Brian Moran

 


Brian has sent us his memories of the club.


See History page.

Evening 10 series 2018


The first event will be held on Friday 20 March (Good Friday). First rider off at 6:30. Please arrive in good time for sign-on to avoid disappointment.

Hainault Hilly .

 

Jim Bromley Will Weichhart On Sunday 4 March, Jim and Will braved the elements to compete in the Hainault Hilly Time Trial.


The weather had been so poor that 39 riders who had entered the event did not start so well done lads for making the effort.


Jim Bromley recorded a time of 1:37:41


Will Weichhart finished in 1:45:45


Charity ride

 

Chelmsford’s annual cycle ride, Pedal for The J’s, is returning to the city on Sunday 15th April.

 

It is the ninth year of this busy event which is popular with cyclists across Essex and raises money for The J’s Hospice charity.

 

There is a choice of three circular rides - 15, 35 and 50 miles - through the beautiful Essex countryside, all starting and finishing at Admirals Park.

 

The event attracts a wide range of people, from novice cyclists through to experienced teams from cycling clubs and this year there will also be cycling activities for children in the park.

 

The J’s Hospice specialises in caring for young adults aged 16-40 with rare and complex long-term conditions in the comfort of their own homes. Our aim is to encourage them to live life to the full, however short.

 

“Since being terminally ill and under The J's, they have made my life easier, helping in every way possible, making it stress free, allowing me to make memories with family and friends.“

 

Quote from a J’s Hospice patient

 

See flyer for details.


Club meeting.

 

Join us at the Toby, Brentwood on Monday 5 March from 8PM for drinks amd a natter.


AGM and Prize presentation


The club AGM and prize presentation was held at Gary's house on Sunday, 14 January 2018.


The committee was re-elected unchanged.


Club promotions for 2018 were approved. The committee will consider what novelty events will be held within the Evening 10 series in due course.

 

Club championships for 2018 will be decided by the committee when the local CCT handbook is available.

 

The club bank account has now been accessed and in operation. The Treasurer was not able to attend the meeting but will be asked to provide a statement of the club's finances as soon as possible.

 

The club had sufficient funds to conduct its business in 2017 but with the decline in numbers entering the evening 10 series it was decided that the fee for those events in 2018 will revert to £4 per ride for all entrants except for young riders who will continue to pay £3.

 

Trophies and medals were presented to the 2017 champions after the main meeting.


Accredited Marshals


British Cycling is running accredited marshals courses. Full details are shown below. If you are interested, please apply direct.


Accredited Marshals are now becoming the one of the most important people involved in running road racing in the region and without them events would not exist.


In the Eastern region we have operated the scheme for the last 10 years in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex and it has been very successful, with Cambridgeshire joining last year and hopefully Hertfordshire coming on board in 2018 it will mean that we are the first region to have 100% coverage for all BC events on the road, currently we have a group of about 110 people who carry out the duties and are very experienced so anyone new coming into the role will always have the backing of a good team.


To qualify as an Accredited Marshal we ask that people attend a course which takes about 4 hours and after they cover 5 races in the year, at these events we will pair up the new people with an experienced Marshal who can guide them through their duties and if everyone is happy they become a fully trained Accredited Marshal once they have completed their 5 events.


British Cycling provide volunteers with a free Bronze Membership, all the equipment and clothing necessary, the courses are free of charge and when attending races pay expenses at 20p per mile with the added bonus that there is usually always a good cup of tea and cake waiting for them.


I have included a link to the BC web site showing you all a bit more about being an Accredited Marshal.


https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/raceeducation/article/rac20130313-race-education-Support-cycling-in-your-community---volunteer-as-a-British-Cycling-Accredited-Marshal-0


The next courses we are running are on the 20th January 2018 and 27th January 2018:


20th January is at


West Suffolk Wheelers club room

Mount Road

Bury St Edmunds

IP32 7BH


The 27th January is at


Chelmer CC Club Room

Meteor Way

Chelmsford

Essex

CM1 2RL


The course will be held between 10am and 2pm if anyone wishes to attend please ask them to follow the links and register their details


20th January www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3954


27th January www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/course/details/3953


We will provide free refreshments at these courses, if there is anything else I can help you with please do not hesitate to contact me and in the meantime thank you for your time and cooperation.


IAN DOE

Regional events officer – eastern


AGM and Prize presentation


The club AGM and prize presentation will be held at Gary's house on Sunday, 14 January 2018.


Club meeting.

 

Join us at the Toby, Brentwood on Monday 4 December from 8PM for drinks and to catch up with what's been happening.


Dave Martin is club 30 mile TT champion

 

Dave took championship with 1:20:55in the Lee Valley 30 on 24 September

See results for all club times.


Hill Climb championship.

 

The club Hill Climb championship will take place on Sunday 15 October.

 

The event will be incorporated within the ELV event to be held on the Mott Street course. Riders should sign-on at the usual lay-by at High Beech from 8:45. First rider will start at 10 am.

 


Club meeting.

 

Join us at the Toby, Brentwood on Monday 2 October from 8PM for drinks amd a natter.


Evening 10 series.

 

The series has now ended.

 

Thanks to Derek, Paul and Tony for all their hard work, without which it would not have been possoble to run the series.

 

See Results 2017 page for results.

 

Bradley Osborne posted the best 4 times to win the series.

 

Zac Seddon wins the points competition.

 

Zac Seddon wins the handicap competition.


Dave Martin is club 25 mile TT champion

 

Dave took championship with 1:05:42 in the Essex Road 25 on 28 August.

See results for all club times.


Dave Martin is Heffer champion

 

Dave holds the Heffer trophy for 2017 and Zac takes the Heffer cup for first handicap.

See results for all club times.


"Prologue" to be held on Friday

 

To celebrate the start of the Tour de France on the folowing day we will be holding our own Prologue on Friday 30 June.

Instead of our usual 10 mile TT you will complete just one lap of the E14a circuit in Navestock.


Dave Martin is club 10 mile TT champion

 

Dave took the first championship of 2017 with a fine 25:03 in the ECCA 10 on 25 June.

See results for all club times.


Rescheduled Heffer Memorial TT

 

The Heffer Memorial 14 mile Time Trial will now be held on Thursday 29 June.

 

The event will be incorporated within Basildon CC's club Time Trial held on that night so you should ask the organiser of that event for a ride.

 

The course will be the same 7 mile circuit round North Ockendon that we normally use, ridden twice but with a different start/finish.

 

The Basildon cc start their event from the entrance to the railway station car park in West Horndon.

 

They have an arrangement with the industrial Park that is directly opposite the railway station entrance that riders can park in their car park BUT on no account are riders to cycle to / from their cars to the road. Riders MUST walk from their car pushing their bike to the road and dismount then walk back to the car at the end of the event. If this rule is broken it may well jeopardise the Basildon's parking arrangement. (Signing on also takes place in the car park.) The railway station entrance is on Station Road right by the railway bridge which leads onto Saint Mary's Lane.

 

This event is the club's oldest competition and two of our oldest and most prestigeous trophies ( for the winner and first handicap) are up for grabs.

 

Club championships 2017


Club champioship events for 2017 have now been decided. See Results for full details.


 

Heffer Memorial TT rescheduled


The Heffer Memorial 14 mile Time trial scheduled for the evening of 17 May was cancelled. Severe weather conditions together with recent roadworks made the event unsafe.

The event will take place on Thursday 29 June as part of the Basildon CC club event.


Please watch out for further news.


Evening 10 series.

 

See Results 2017 page for calendar and results.

 

Competition placings after 4 events now available.

 

Zac Seddon leads the points competition.

 

Jim Bromley posted the best 4 times to date.

 

Zac Seddon leads the handicap competition.



AGM and Prize presentation


The club AGM and prize presentation was held at Gary's house on Sunday, 5 February 2017.Gary presented with the new Heffer Handicap trophy

The committee was re-elected unchanged.

Club promotions for 2017 were approved. The committee will consider what novelty events will be held within the Evening 10 series in due course.

 

Club championships for 2017 will be decided by the committee when the local CCT handbook is available.

 

The club bank account has now been accessed and the treasurer will produce an account to show the club's assets.

 

The club has sufficient funds to conduct its business in 2017 so does not need to collect full annual subscriptions from existing members. However it is a legal requirement for a member to give some financial consideration. The treasurer will therefore compile a list of members to collect £1 from each as the year progresses.

 

Trophies and medals were presented to the 2016 champions after the main meeting. This included the Clubman of the Year trophy which went to Jim Bromley senior in recognition of his efforts to represent the club in all types of competition including representing Great Britain in Australia at the UCI Amateur world championships.

 

Derek Damant was presented with a special trophy for his work to help club promotions through the year.

 

Gary Tyrrell became the proud first holder of the Heffer Handicap trophy. The trophy dated from the 1920's and was only returned to the club in 2015.


Club meeting



Jim at the Worlds


Jim prepares for the Tour of CambridgeshireJim's successful ride in the Tour of Cambridgeshire qualified him to repesent Club and Country in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in Perth, Australia in September.



After a period of serious training which saw him ride Time Trials at all distances up to and including 12 hours Jim was ready for the long flight to Australia.



When there he aquitted himself well, with creditable finishes in both the Time Trial and Road Race while many fell by the wayside.





Ian is Hill Climb champion


Ian was the fastest club rider in the East London Velo Hill Climb which makes him the champion for 2016.

 

Zac Seddon took second and Jim Bromley third on a wet and windy morning. See Results for details.



Bradley is 30 mile champion


Bradley Osborne was the fastest club rider in the Lee Valley 30 on 25 September which makes him the 30 mile TT champion for 2016.

 

Dad Patrick took second. See Results for details.



Final Evening 10 results


The final Evening 10 of the season was held on Friday 2 September

Filip Dehond won the series based on the fastest 4 rides.

Ian Damant won the Steve Jackson points competition.

Bradley Osborne won the hadicap prize.

Well done to all of them. See Results for full details.



Fixed competition won by Ian Damant


The Fixed competition postponed from 20 May was held on Friday 5 August.

Ian Damant was the fastest Becontree rider using a fixed geared bike, with Danny Roach second.



Filip wins the Athletes 10 on 29 July.


Filip was the fastest club rider using a traditional machine with a fine ride of 24:59. Jim Bromley senior was second with 29:14.



Ian is 50 mile champion


Ian Damant was the fastest club rider in the Southend Wheelers 50 on Sunday which makes him the 50 mile TT champion for 2016.

 

Jim Bromley Senior took second. See Results for details.



Max is 10 mile champion


Max Curle was the fastest club rider in the ECCA 10 on Sunday which makes him the 10 mile TT champion for 2016.

 

Ian took second place with Jim third. See Results for details.



Jim for the Worlds


Jim's ride in the Tour of Cambridgeshire qualified him to repesent Club and Country in the UCI Gran Fondo World Series in Perth, Australia in September.


Jim prepares for the Tour of CambridgeshireJim prepares for the Tour of   Cambridgeshire


Following his success in the Tour of Cambridgeshire in 2015 which led to him represent club and country in the UCI Amateur world championships, Jim is in serious training for the event to be held on 4 and 5 June.



Heffer Memorial 14 Mile Time Trial


The event took place on Wednesday 25 May on the E34/14 course.


Filip is the winner of the Heffer memorial trophyfor the second year.


Gary wins the Heffer cup, a trophy returned to the club this season but dating back to the 1920's


See full result.


Navestock evening 10 series


The E14a course (the two lapper which passes the Alma Arms) is now usable but if this is your first time recently we recommend you arrive early to ride round the course at least once to see the state of the road for yourself. The surface is not particularly good with a long stretch of Murthering Lane having been tar and stoned and many potholes on the rest of the course.


Heffer Memorial 14 Mile Time Trial


The event will take place on Wednesday 25 May on the E34/14 course. See Events for course details.


The winner will receive the oldest trophy in the club's posession.


In addition we now have an historic trophy which dates back to the late 1920's. This will be awarded to the fastest time on Handicap. Handicaps will be based on the fastest times from the 2015 evening 10 series rounded up to take into accounnt the longer distance. These are as follows.

 

Filip Dehond Scratch
Graeme Hutton 0:29
Ian Damant 0:48
Max Curle 1:00
Bradley Osborne 1:55
Patrick Osborne 1:58
Danny Roach 2:44
Jim Bromley Sr 3:40
Jim Bromley Sr 3:40
Tony Capon 3:40
Will Weichhart 4:06
Terry Carr 4:23
Gary Tyrrell 6:26
Dave Nolan 9:47

Navestock evening 10 series


Resurfacing work on Shonks Mill Road and Murthering Lane has made both the E14a/10 and E14/17k unsuitable for racing so we have unfortnately had to cancel the event scheduled for 20 May.


We will survey the courses again next week so check this site for updates before setting out.


In view of the change of courses this year we have decided to postpone the "Fixed" event scheduled for 20 May. A new date will be announced as soon as possible.


Course - E14/17k based on Navestockside Essex.

 

Our usual course based on Navestock Heath has become unsafe owing to defects in the surface. Until that is restored, we will be using course E14/17k based on Navestockside. The course will be signposted but riders will be responsible for finding their own way round. We recommend that anybody not familar with the course should make a trial run before riding for the first time.

 

Full details of the course can be found here.


Climb every mountain


Will, Jim and Danny represented the cub in the Hainault Hilly. All three will also compete in the Maldon Hilly on Sunday 13 March. Ride out and cheer them on.


Club championships 2015


Club champioship events for 2016 have now been decided. See Results for full details.


Club meeting


A meeting of club members will be held at the Toby Carvery, Brentwood on Monday 7 March.


Meet in the bar area from 8PM for a chat and catch-up on what's been happening in the club.


All members and friends welcome.


This will be the last such meeting before the first of our evening 10 series at Navestock on 1st April.


Club AGM


The AGM and 2015 Trophy Presentation's was held on Sunday 17th January at Gary's house.


The Committee was re-elected unchanged


Club promotions were approved.


Club championship events will be decided by the committee and notified in due course.


It was decided that the entry fee for club members riding the Evening 10 series would be reduced to £3 per event. The fee for other riders would remain at £4 with £3 for under 18s.


A Handicap competition will be held for the Heffer Memorial Time Trial. The handicaps will be based on those for the 10 mile series, rounded up to account for the greater distance. A historic trophy dating to the earliest days of the club will be awarded.


Trophies and medals were presented to the 2015 champions after the main meeting. This included the Clubman of the Year trophy which went to Danny Roach in recognition of his efforts to represent the club in all types of competition. Special congratulations were given to Ryan Jackson for his numeral successes in under 8's competitions.



Becontree history


For those of you interested in the history of the club, we have received a copy of the programme for the 1945 Dinner and Dance together with reports from the cycling press.


To see these, go to the History section.



Filip is the club Hill Climb champion for 2015


Filip posted the best time for a Becontree rider in the ELV Hill Climb on Sunday 25 October to become the champion for 2015.


See Results for further details.


Ian sets new Veterans 30 mile TT record


Ian Damant set a new Vets 30 record of 1:09:12 in the Leo 30 on 3 October.


Max is 30 mile TT champion


Max Curle rode to the fastest time by a Becontree rider in the Lea Valley (SPOCO) 30 on 27 SEptember to become the club champion for 2015


Ian Damant was second and Danny Roach third. See 2015 Results for full details.


Jim Bromley at the WorldsJim at the Worlds


Following his performance in the Tour of Cambridgeshire, Jim Bromley 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.


Club meeting


A meeting of club members will be held at the Toby Carvery, Brentwood on Monday 5 October.


Meet in the bar area from 8PM for a chat and catch-up on what's been happening in the club.


All members and friends welcome.


It will also be helpful if those people that won a trophy last year can clean (we mean polish) them and bring to the October meet, as we will have to organise the new engraving sooner rather than later for the agm/ trophy afternoon. (tbc)


We plan to meet in the same way on the first Monday of each month during the winter so make a note in your diaries.


Evening 10 series final results


The final event of the series was held on Friday 4 September.


Filip Dehund is the winner of the series with the best 4 rides.


Ian Damant is the winner of the Steve Jackson points competition.


Danny Roach posted the best time on Handicap through the series.


Thanks to Derek Damant, Paul Brinsdon, Tony Capon, Sharon Bromley, and Terry Garlinge from ELV who all helped with the promotion, and to all those who rode to make it one of the most successful series of club events in the area.


Now start training for the 2016 series, first event Friday 1 April.


Hill Climb championship 2015


The club Hill Climb championship will be held on 25 October within the ELV club event on the EH/11 Mott Street course. First rider will be off at 09:30. This event is not shown in the local handbook.


Athlete's 10


The evening 10 on 24 July which was to have incorporated our Athlete's 10 was abandoned due to very bad weather. The Athletes 10 was held on Friday 31 July.

 

Graeme Hutton is the champion for 2015.


Club 10 mile championship 2015


The Becontree made their presence felt in the ECCA 10 mile TT held on the E34/10 course on 19 July with 11 entrants.


Francis Jackson took 13th place in the event with a fine 23:28 which makes him the Club champion for 2015.


In addition, Patrick Osborne took 2nd handicap in the event, with Bradley Osborne 3rd handicap and Max Curle 4th handicap.


London - Paris 2015Jim Bromley reaches Paris


Jim Bromley - London-Paris 2015Jim Bromley represented the club in the London to Paris ride from 26 to 28 June. You can see a video of the event with Jim leading the pack at the Grand Depart.






Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran FondoJim Bromley - Tour of Cambridgshire


Jim Bromley 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.



Danny has now completed level 4.

 

Danny's track training advances further


Danny completed level 3 of the Lee Valley Velopark track accreditation programme last Saturday.


Now just one session away from full accreditation which will enable him to access track leagues and Structured Quality Training sessions.


Danny rides at number 4 in the photo.

 

Heffer Memorial 14 Mile Time Trial

 

Our oldest championship, dating back more than 80 years, was held on the Ockendon course on Wednesday.

Filip Dehond won from Max Curle and Ian Damant.

 

Evening 10 series results


After 8 events, Filp leads the field with the best 4 times, Ian has the highest points total and Bradley Osborne leads the handicap competition.


See Results for full details.


Club championships 2015

Club champioship events for 2015 have now been decided. See Results for full details.

 

Ryan Jackson age 7

See the latest exploits of our newest member.


Open season gets underway


Four Becontree members started the 2015 season with rides in the Hainault Hilly on Sunday 1 March.


Results as follows -

 

Danny steps up the track training


Danny has now completed level 2 of the Lee Valley Velopark track accreditation programme.


No mean achievement for one coming to the sport relatively late. Well done. Keep up the good work.


Club AGM


The AGM was held at Gary's house on Sunday 11 January. Our thanks go to Gary and family for their hospitality. The main points from themeeting are as follows-


Committee


Arthur, Gary and Tony re-elected as Chairman, Secretary and TT Secretary respectively.


Will Weichhart elected Treasurer but Ian will remain a committee member.


Promotions for 2015


The Friday Evening 10 series at Navestock will be promoted again but ELV have withdrawn as co-promoters. 


We will continue with the novelty events as in previous years and in addition a Tandem event will be held on 26 June.


The Heffer Memorial TT will be held on Wednesday 20 May.


Terry Carr will promote a 50 mile Reliability Trail on Sunday 15 February.


Gary will select suitable candidate events for the club championships when the local handbook becomes available and present them to the committee for approval.


Prize presentation


Trophies and medals were presented to the 2014 champions after the main meeting. In addition, it was announced that the Clubman of the Year trophy will go to Paul Brinsdon to acknowledge his greatly appreciated help with the club's promotions through 2014.


Most trophies were awarded for Time Trials but it was pointed out that the club also has trophies for Road and Track success.


Danny takes to the boards


Following the retirement of Sir Chris, BC is looking for a replacement at Man 3 in the Team Sprint.

To catch the selectors eye in time for Rio, our Danny has been training at the Lee Valley Velodrome over the Christmas period.


Becontree SPOCO success


Becontree colours were prominent in 2014 SPOCO-SE with David Martin, Ian Damant, Jim Bromley, Will Weichhart and Danny Roach all scoring points in the season long competrition.


Special mention must go to Jim for winning the Handicap competition and Danny for propping up the table as Lantern Rouge.