Becontree Wheelers

Cycling Club

Founded 1925

Founded 1925

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

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LATEST NEWS Last Updated 23/06/17


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 proze 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.