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26th December 2010
The Manx Viking Wheelers Hamper Race due to be held tomorrow (27th December) has been canceled due to weather / riding conditions. This event will not be re run this year.
25th December 2010
20 December 2010
Don't for get to get your entrys in for the Hamper Race on the 27th December. send your TLI entries to Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX.

Brian is also looking for marshals for this event, anyone who is willing to help out please contact Brian on 495684. DON'T FORGET NO MARSHALS NO RACE.
05 December 2010

Is this weather getting you down!!

What could be better, when our winter is coming to an end, jet off to Majorca, stay at the luxurious Pollensa Park Hotel with its fabulous new spa facilities, with buffet style eat all you want breakfast and evening meal included. Ride your bike through the quant villages or the breathtaking mountains. You can come for a few days or a month; it’s purely up to you. Details
Gary Hinds and Adam Johnson on a Manx Viking Wheelers winter training camp, in extreme training for the 2014 winter Olypics in Russia. Both competeing in the skeleton event.
Gary and Adam are also in training for the figure skating event along side other Wheelers members Joe & Jake Kelly.
This is how the Wheelers members make light of the bad weather and icy conditions during the long winters after a hard season everyone likes to let there hair down, While traing is less intence why not get out the mountain bike and have some fun.

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Also Breaking News Gary Hinds (MVW) beat Chris Nicholson (MRC) up a hill!!
30 November 2010
Manx sprinter Mark Cavendish is named in the shortlist for the 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
27 November 2010
 Christmas and a new season is ever approaching and a new MVW kit would be an ideal Christmas present. Order Form. or Call Brian Johnson on 495684.
05 November 2010
Please be aware that Richmond Hill is closed tomorrow evening so you will have to take an alternative route to Mount Murray.
Timings for tomorrow:
6-6.45PM Reception Drinks
7PM Dinner
9PM Presentation.
01 November 2010
Route for this weekends "James Berry Fund" charity ride. Here
29 October 2010
The "James Berry Fund" Charity ride will take place on Saturday 6th November, with a 50 mile course starting at 9 am from the IoM Fire HQ, Peel Rd. and a shorter 25 mile course starting at 10 am from the Farmers Arms Car park @ St Johns, both expected to finish in St. Johns just before midday for Hot Drinks and Cake.
28 October 2010

Following last week’s well attended MVW AGM at the Creg, the committee remains as it was for 2010 with the exception of Dave Mudie being voted in as additional Honorary Vice President and Colum O’Shea joining the committee for the first time. The role of secretary remains vacant.

President Mike O'Hare.
Vice-Presidents Terry Quale, Mike Nicholson, Donald Cannan, Des Clague, Dave Mudie.
Chairman Phil Knights.
Vice-Chairman Gary Hinds.
Secretary Vacant.
Treasurer Pauline Davies.
Race Secretary Brian Johnson.
Club Coach / Vice Club Captain Gary Mazzone.
Club Captain / Social Secretary Steve Williams.
Additional Commitee John & Helen Wolstencroft, Simon Kelly, Andrew Haddock, Colum O'Shea.
27 October 2010
Tickets for the IOM CA Annual Dinner taking place on Saturday, 6 November at Mount Murray have now sold out. The guest speaker has been confirmed as Max Sciandri. Will all those who wish to have a vegetarian meal please contact Emma Smettem
2 October 2010

The Stuart Slack Parishes Ride has been postponed until Sunday, 17 October because of a clash with the Commonwealth Games road race in Delhi on the original date,10 October.  It will start from the NSC at 8.30am (slow group) and 9.00am (fast group).  Enter at Bikestyle (£5 or £10 with food) no later than Thursday, 14 October.  Map

29 September 2010

Adam Johnson, Jack Wolstencroft, Colum O’Shea, Warwick Sanderson, Joe Kelly, Thomas Mazzone and Gary Mazzone made up the MVW team that won this weekend’s Shoprite Challenge.   They won in a time of 1:38:20, just over six minutes ahead of the Fire Service A team.  The team made up of our U23s (and Gary) have previously participated in the event as Team Royal London 360 which they also won last year. Results

25 September 2010
22 September 2010

The MVW AGM will be held on Wednesday, 20 October 2010 at 7pm in the Function Room of the Creg ny Baa.  Nominations are invited for the post of Secretary which should be submitted to the Chairman, Phil Knights, prior to the date of the meeting.  In addition, if any members would like to be involved on the committee, please send Phil an email. Chip baps will be on offer to all those who attend.

Congratulations to Tom Mazzone who has been presented with the August Member of the Month award due to being the best placed Manx rider in the Tour of Wales and winning his age group in the TLI national champs.  Tom received a cheque for £50

20 September 2010

A number of local cyclists recently travelled to the UK to take part in 10 and 25 mile time trials. Riding the L1015 10 mile course in Cumbria on Saturday, 11 September, Tom Black took the opportunity to fine tune his Commonwealth Games preparation by equalling Mark Cavendish’s Manx record in a time of 20:08 minutes.  This was good enough for second overall.  The event was won by Alistair Robinson of Team Leslie Bike Shop in a time of 19:56 minutes. Marty Warren and Gianni Epifani, both riding for Manx Viking Wheelers, were 16th and 24th respectively recording times of 20:59 minutes and 21:18 minutes.
Both Gianni and Marty travelled to South Wales on Sunday, 12 September to take part in the Port Talbot 25 on the R25/3L course which incorporated the Welsh 25 Championships. Marty put in a storming ride in blustery conditions stopping the clock on 52:09 minutes, just 4 seconds off the Manx record. Gianni put in a steady ride, recording a time of 53:44 minutes.

19 September 2010
Tim and Peter Kennaugh won today's Alex Forrest family 2up TT with an impressive time of 20:08. Results
18 September 2010
The Alex Forrest charity and family two-up time trial, sponsored by Elite Cars, takes place this Sunday, 19 September.  Signing on is at Ballaugh Hall opposite the One Stop Shop from 8:00am and the first riders are off at 9:01am.  Refreshments will be served in the Hall after the event. Map
17 September 2010
Start sheet for this Sundays 2up TT.
16 September 2010
 If any one is willing to marshal this weekends 2up 10 Mile TT please contact Brian Johnson on 495684 as soon as possible. Thanks.
Well done to all the riders who completed the 2010 End 2 End challenge. Results
05 September 2010

The Wheelers hosted the final 25 mile time trial of the season today.  Andrew Roche (53:48) was the fastest rider of the day, seemingly oblivious to the 24mph easterly winds. Wheelers members Christian Varley, Colum O’Shea and Marty Warren placed second, third and fourth respectively.  Laura Wasley won the top ladies prize in a time of 1:07:46.  Neil Bellhouse of TMT was the fastest Veteran (58:10).  Jake Kelly of Royal London 360 was the quickest Juvenile rider in a time of 1:03:14.  Victoria Kinrade (1:15:29) also of Royal London 360 was the fastest Juvenile girl.  All winners were presented with prize money.  Thanks go to the marshals, Jim and Ann Cottier for timekeeping, Pauline and Denise for the refreshments and Brian for organising the event.  Results

04 September 2010
Start Sheet for this weekends 25 Mile TT and Map
31 August 2010
MVW will be running a 25 Mile TT this Sunday (5th September) Unfortunately the 50 Mile TT has been cancelled. Please send your entries on a TLI entry form to Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, mobile 495684 by Friday, 3 September as there are no entries on the line.  Entry fees are as follows: TLI members Seniors - £12, Juniors - £9, Juveniles - £7 and non TLI members Seniors - £13, Juniors - £10 and Juveniles - £8. If any one is willing to marshal this event please contact Brian Johnson on 495684. Sign on will be from 8am at the Jurby Parish Hall for a 9am Start
23 August 2010
Final Bikestyle 10 Leage Results. Senior. Junior/Juvenile/Ladies. Vets on Standard. Most Improved
Andrew Roche won this sundays Black Grace Cowley Road Race Series Teare Trophy. Provisional final Results.
20 August 2010
New comer Andy Isaac wins final round of the 2010 Bikestyle Handicap Series. Results
Just to remind everyone that the '10'league and handicap presentations are on Sunday 29th Aug at Bordellos wine bar (7.30 for 8pm) need to know approximate no's asap to arrange sufficient nibbles. In conjunction to this, there will be a sociable ride on the Sunday morning leaving Tynwald Mill car park at 9.30, returning there around 11ish where coffee and cakes will be provided (hopefully to be confirmed tomorrow), so also need to know approx' numbers for this. People wishing to drive out and join the ride can meet us in the car park; otherwise the usual 9am n.s.c meeting, to ride out to the Mill for 9.30
A team of seven riders from the Shoprite sponsored, Manx Viking Wheelers had a very successful day on Sunday 15th at the annual TLI (The League International) National Road Race Championships, held at Aldborough, North Yorkshire.

In perfect conditions, on a seven mile rolling circuit, they came away with a horde of medals and two National Champions, Thomas Mazzone was victorious in the Juniors and Rob Dooley took the M1 category, both had solid races and both finished in sprints. Mazzone won convincingly by two bike lengths in his race, but Dooley's sprint went right to the line with less than half a wheel in it at the flag.

On the day there were over 120 riders, racing in
their various age groups and split up into four separate races, the longest of which was 56 miles.

The team's only female rider, Laura Wasley, finished a good second in the Ladies under 40 race and another runners up spot went to Colum O'Shea in the under 23's.

There was a strong ride from Marty Warren in the M2 class. Fresh from his stage win in the Suir Valley 3 Day race in Ireland, he instigated a break away on lap two of the seven lap race, the group of eight riders stayed away until the finish, where Warren went early but tired slightly towards the line to come home in third after another very tight sprint.

Also finishing third in the Juniors category, and despite just recovering from a bad cold, was Adam Johnson. Gary Mazzone also finished at the back of the main bunch in eigth in the B class.

Another Manx competitor, racing on the day, in the same race as the Juniors, was Team Royal London 360's rider Josh Knights who also collected a National Jersey for himself.

Thanks go to Manx Viking Wheelers and Shoprite for funding the trip.
16 August 2010
Steve (Bubbles) Williams MVW won last weekends Manx National 25 Mile Time Trial Championships. Results
12 August 2010

The Microgaming Triathlon championships are coming up on Sunday 5th September.  This year the event includes an Open Water swim in the Mooragh Park Lake, and there are the options of either a Sprint or an Olympic distance race. 

Sign on for Sunday’s Melrose 25 mile Time Trial is from 8am at Ballaugh Village Hall.  The hall can be found about 250m down from the village shop, on the right hand side, towards the Cronk. Parking is on the main road or along the road to Ballacrosha estate that runs alongside the hall at right angle to the main road. There is also a small amount of parking on the Hall's frontage. The course is a variation of the Wild Life course but turns left  at Sulby cross roads onto the Clannagh road to join the WLP course at Sandygate. It follows the WLP course until its return to Sandygate where you turn left onto the Clannagh road to a dead turn on the straight about 0.9 mile, return to Sandygate and rejoin the WLP course to finish at the usual finish at Ballacriy.
Andrew Roche continued his run of good form on the build up to the Commonwealth Games with a fantastic performance around the new, exciting and extremely tough 23 mile circuit taking in the climbs of Dalby and Grenaby. The event attracted most of the Island based top riders, with Roche circulating in 1.00.05 to take the top prize. Second on the day and also taking the top junior prize, was Joe Kelly of the Manx Viking Wheelers in a time of 1.03.00 and third place went to another Wheelers’ member Colum O’Shea only 6 seconds slower in 1.03.06. Christian Varley had an unfortunate off on the descent of the Sloc whilst holding second spot but fortunately, nothing but his pride was damaged on this occasion. First lady on the day was Jackie Lee in a very commendable 1.16.37 and the first veteran was Paul Kneen who is showing good form in his End 2 End preparation finishing in 1.05.32. As the sun shone and the wind eased, the riders set off on a loop around Patrick, Glen Maye, Dalby, Sloc, Colby, X 4 Ways, over Grenaby and sweeping around Solomon’s Corner to finish next to South Barrule. With all riders home safely a special mention must go to the young, newly crowned National U12 Champion, Owen Dudley who albeit with the odd tear in his eye, completed the course in 1.46.09, a fantastic achievement and surely a name to look out for in the future. A huge thank you must go to Microgaming who not only sponsor the national teams but who also provided the great prizes on the day.
8 August 2010
Andrew Roche won today's Microgaming Sporting Time Trial in a time of 1:00:05. Results Race report and Photos later.
6 August 2010

Start sheet for Microgaming Sporting Time Trial.

Tickets for the CA Dinner at the Mount Murray on Saturday, 6 November 2010 are now available at a cost of £30 each. Please send cheques, payable to ‘IOM Cycling Association’, to Emma Smettem at 14a Claughbane Avenue, Ramsey, IM8 2BF.

5 August 2010 updated
Tonight's fast and furious Bikestyle Handicap race was won by MVW member Christian Varley, with team mate Colum O'Shea a close second and Andrew Roche third. (Photo by Andrew Haddock) Results

Round 15 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league

Entries are still being accepted until Friday for the Microgaming Sporting Time Trial taking place this Sunday.  All marshal slots have been filled, so if finding a marshal was putting you off entering this event please let Gary Hinds (492666) or Brian Johnson (495684) know by phone that you would like to take part. The course has been altered slightly - at the top of Round Table, riders will turn right and continue down the Sloc and then turn left towards Colby.

Manx Viking Wheelers U23 riders were recently presented with some funding towards their racing expenses for 2010.  Joe Kelly, Colum O’Shea, Adam Johnson and Tom Mazzone were each presented with a cheque for £250 which was made possible by the generous sponsorship that the Club has received from their sponsors, Shoprite.  All of them have ridden for Microgaming Team Isle of Man at various races in England, Wales and Ireland.  The Club is proud to be able to support these talented young riders who have been very successful racing on and off the Island and have been excellent ambassadors of the Club over this year. 
July’s member of the month award has been presented to Dave Mudie who has been timekeeper for the entire Bikestyle 10 League and all the MVW events held this year.  Thank you Dave for always being there at the start/finish with a cheerful disposition no matter what the weather!
31 July 2010
The final course for the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league taking place on Wednesday, 4 August will be the Ballamoar course.
29 July 2010
Round 14 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league.
26 July 2010
We have a new event for 2010 in the form of the Microgaming Sporting Time Trial which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 8 August.  The course is challenging and involves plenty of climbing and sweeping descents. Please send your entries on a TLI entry form to Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, mobile 495684 by Wednesday, 4 August as there are no entries on the line.  Entry fees are as follows: TLI members Seniors - £12, Juniors - £9, Juveniles - £7 and non TLI members Seniors - £13, Juniors - £10 and Juveniles - £8. Refreshments will be available to competitors and marshals after the event. Due to the nature of the course and the recent history of lack of volunteer marshals, all riders are asked to provide one marshal for the event.  The name and phone number of your marshal should be written on your TLI entry form.  Sign on will be from 8:15 at St John's football club, with the first rider off at 9am.
23 July 2010
On line entries for the Appleby Sportive are now open on the EVCC website.
22 July 2010 updated

Colum O'Shea and Joe Kelly were joint winners of tonight's Hill Climb Championship in an impressive time of 5:11secs.  Results

Round 13 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league.

The 3 up on Sunday is cancelled...not only were there not enough marshals, there were not enough competitors either.
21 July 2010
Marshals are urgently needed for the 3 up on Sunday.  Please contact Brian on 495684 if you are able to assist.  No marshals = No event!!
There has been a good response to the Club's offer of taking members over to the TLI Road Race Champs.  If you wish to go, please speak to Gary Mazzone ASAP (see below for further info).
Please note the change of venue for the Hill Climb Champs tomorrow night.  Sign on will take place from 6.30pm at the Tynwald Pub.  Chip butties and the tour on TV in the pub after the event.
EVCC are promoting the Appleby Sportive on Sunday, 1 August.  Further info is available on their website and from Richard Fletcher on 498849.  On line entries will be open from Friday, 23 July.
16 July 2010
Expressions of interest are invited from any members who wish to travel to the TLI Road Race Champs on the 15 August on the Aldborough Circuit, Boroughbridge and hosted by Airedale Olympic CCThe Club will cover the cost of a mini bus and van.  If you wish to take part in this event, please let Gary Mazzone, mobile 457795, know by Monday, 26 July at the latest.
15 July 2010 updated

The 3 up 25 mile Time Trial is taking place on Sunday, 25 July with the first team off at 9am. The course is not as advertised due to the continued road works in the North and will take place on the Killane 25 course which starts and finishes near Jurby Junk.  Sign on will take place at Jurby Parish Hall between 8:15 and 8:45.

Please send your team entries (ie three TLI forms in one envelope) to Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX, mobile 495684 by Wednesday, 21 July as there are no entries on the line. Category prizes will be awarded for those riding as Club Teams. Entry fees for each rider are as follows: TLI members Seniors - £12, Juniors - £9, Juveniles - £7 and non TLI members Seniors - £13, Juniors - £10 and Juveniles - £8. Refreshments will be available to competitors and marshals after the event.

Round 12 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league. Points to date: Juvenile, Junior and Ladies, Seniors, Vets on Standard
Manx Sport and Recreation in conjunction with British Cycling and with the support of Royal London 360 are offering a fantastic opportunity for young cyclists. Tim Buckle, a British Cycling World Performance coach, will be running a one day cycling camp at the National Sports Centre with a team of qualified cycling coaches. The day will include skill tests, riding in groups, timed circuits and lots more. The camp takes place on Friday 6th August 10.00 - 3.30pm for riders in school years 3 - 9. The cost is £14. All participants will require a bike in good working order a helmet and a packed lunch and drinks. For further information and an application form please contact Gianni Epifani on 688556.

Read about the Witches' Hill Thrill!!!

12 July 2010
The Bikestyle 10 League and Handicap Races Presentation will take place on the August Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday, 29 August.  The day will kick off with a sporty club ride and cafe stop where refreshments will be laid on.  Route and cafe TBC.  The presentation will take place in the evening at Bordello Winebar and Nightclub. Nibbles will be provided and for those who want to let their hair down and "swing their pants" there will be dancing late into the night.  If you wish to attend either of these events kindly contact Gav at Bikestyle on 673576 or Steve Shimmin on 475341 by Friday, 20 August for catering purposes.
Our resident photographer, Andrew Haddock has updated his Manxscapes website with photographs from the Colin Nelson Mountain Time Trial and the IOM Road Race Championships.
11 July 2010 updated
Tim Kennaugh won today's Fred Kelly Memorial A race with Chris Worral and Mark Christian second and third.  Jake Kelly was the winner of the B race with Nick Corlett and Warwick Sanderson second and third.  Results
Gianni Epifani is June's Member of the Month following his success at the 100mile Time Trial on the 12 June and his consistently good results in the 10 mile Time Trial league.  Gianni receives a £50 cheque.

Joe Kelly has finished third overall in the final stage of the Junior Tour of Island.

10 July 2010
Junior MVW member, Joe Kelly, is lying third in GC in the Junior Tour of Island.  Tom Mazzone, Adam Johnson and Chris Nicholson make up the rest of the Isle of Man Microgaming Team.
8 July 2010 updated
Round 11 (Championships) Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league.
Category Rider Club
Winner Colum O'Shea MVW
2nd Senior Darren Bell EVCC
3rd Senior Gianni Epifani MVW
Vets Champ Peter Gage TMT
2nd Vet Ronan O'Toole MVW

Colum O'Shea

3rd Vet Neil Bellhouse TMT

1st Juvenile Jake Kelly RL 360
2nd Juvenile Alex Haddock RL 360
3rd Juvenile Nick Corlett RL 360
1st Junior Warwick Sanderson MVW
Ladies Champ Laura Wasley MVW

Laura Wasley

2nd lady Ali Clague EVCC

3rd lady Jo Hawkins MMBC
Ladies Vet Champ Mary Mason TMT
2nd lady vet Sharon Sutton EVCC
3rd lady vet Jackie Fletcher EVCC

Warwick Sanderson

The start of the Fred Kelly Memorial Road Race (Black Grace Cowley sponsored Road Race Series 5) is at The Bungalow Car Park. Signing on is from 8am and the course is neutralised down Tholt-y-Will, through Sulby X Roads and right at Sandygate X Road where the race will start properly. After that the course is as follows: turn left at Summerhill and up to the Beehive, turn left to Jurby Garage, turn left to The Cronk, turn left and go back to Sandygate X Roads. The A race will do 6 laps and the B race 4 laps. The races will then proceed back through Sulby X Roads going up Tholt-y-Will and will finish by the Helipad back at the Bungalow.
1 July 2010
Round 10 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league.  Next week's 10 mile time trial championship is being held on the Ballamoar course.
30 June 2010
Ellan Vannin CC have advised that owing to a lack of marshals, the Rob Rohrer Memorial 25 Mile TT due to be held on Sunday 4 July has been cancelled.
29 June 2010 updated
Joe Kelly was a fine second in the recent Junior Race, held at Curborough Sprint Circuit near Lichfield. At 3/4 distance three riders broke away from the main bunch. Joe was then part of a splintered group of four riders that were chasing down the break away, as the race reached the final stages that chasing group was then further reduced to two riders as the pace was high. Joe and his fellow chasing partner caught the group with a couple of laps to go, and Joe went straight into the lead, closely followed by Simon Yates, who was one of the three original breakaways. They managed to build a lead of over ten seconds from the chasing pack. It came down to a final sprint to the finish, where Joe was just outgunned by Yates. Fellow Team IOM Rider Chris Nicholson finished in the main bunch, with Thomas Mazzone a further few minutes behind. Adam Johnson retired midway through due to the very hot temperature and intensity of the race pace. British Cycling Report
27 June 2010
There were only two seconds separating the winner Darren Bell (EVCC) and second placed Colum O'Shea (MVW) in today's Penrice 25mile time trial. Conditions were humid and blustery with just four riders getting under the hour. The fastest veteran was Ronan O'Toole (MVW).  Jonathan Cregeen (TMT) was the fastest junior and Ali Clague (EVCC) was the fastest lady.  All category winners were presented with cash prizes and a prize donated by Bikestyle.

Many thanks to all those who helped out today: the timekeepers Dave Mudie and Jim Cottier; the marshals; Pauline, the tea lady and Gav for organising the whole event. Results and Photos, courtesy of Jooles, available to view on MVW's Facebook page.





                                Winner - Darren Bell


Ali - 1st lady, Graeme - 3rd, Ronan - 1st Vet, Darren - winner, Colum - 2nd, Jonathan - 1st Junior

25 June 2010
Start sheet for the Penrice 25mile TT being held on the Killane Course on Sunday, 27 June.  Sign on at Jurby Parish Hall between 8:15am and 8:45am.  First rider off at 9:02am.
24 June 2010
Round 9 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league. Winds 9mph WSW and cloudy.
17 June 2010
Round 8 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league. Winds 4-1mph ESE and sunny.
May's Member of the Month is Junior member Joe Kelly.  Joe has won Round 6 of the Bikestyle 10 league and had a good result while racing away with Team Isle of Man in Jersey.  And all that while writing his AS exams. Joe receives a £50 cheque.

15 June 2010

The Penrice 25mile TT will be held on the Killane 25 course.  Sign on will be from 8:15am at the Jurby Parish Hall. See below for further information.

14 June 2010

Gianni Epifani took part in the Burton and District Cycling Alliance 100 Mile Time Trial on Saturday, 12 June. The course on the A50 between Uttoxeter and Stoke on Trent was flat and conditions were favourable.  Gianni managed to come in well under the 4 hour barrier, with a time of 3hours 54minutes and 38seconds, which if ratified is a new native record. Gianni was 22nd in a field of 122, of which over a quarter failed to finish. The event was won by UTAG's Julian Jenkinson in a time of 3 hours 37 minutes. Rumour has it that this was Gianni's last 100miler.  Well done on an excellent result.

Bikestyle Handicap Results: Race 1 and Race 2 Both these races were run in some of the worst weather conditions this year...pouring rain, driving wind and temperatures down to 6 degrees, so much for the summer!  The first race was dominated by the strength and pace of the scratch group who overhauled the remaining long markers toward the end of lap 3.  MVW Junior rider, Joe Kelly, took the win from a very strong field. The second race in the series was a more exciting affair with the handicapping altered significantly from Race 1. Long marker, EVCC Juvenile rider, Jamie Fletcher, hung on out on his own for a first ever victory with a tremendously gutsy ride to win from a fast closing bunch holding them off by just 4 seconds at the finish! This was a really impressive effort given that he had no help from other riders and the conditions were truly appalling.
Please note that Race 3 has been postponed from this Thursday to next Thursday 24 June.
13 June 2010 updated
Gavin and his team at Bikestyle have kindly offered to run the Penrice 25mile TT.  The event will go ahead as planned on Sunday, 27 June however the course and HQ are yet to be determined owing to the road works due to take place on the course.  All entries on TLI entry forms are to go to Gavin at Bikestyle, 42 Bucks Road, Douglas, IM1 3AD, by Wednesday, 23 June.  Gavin can be contacted on 673576. Entry fees for TLI members are £12 for Seniors, £9 for Juniors and £7 for Juveniles. Non-TLI members’ fees are £13 for Seniors, £10 for Juniors and £8 for Juveniles. Please note there are no entries on the line.
Info for the Road Race Champs being held on Sunday, 20 June is available here.
8 June 2010
The Penrice 25mile TT due to take place on Sunday, 27 June is to be postponed to a later date due to most of the Club Committee being off Island on that day.
28 May 2010
Round 7 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league which was won by Wheeler's member Colum O'Shea in a time of 22:05.
The 15 mile time trial has been postponed.
23 May 2010
Darren Bell (EVCC) won today's Colin Nelson Memorial Mountain Time Trial. MVW members were second (Gianni Epifani), third (Colum O'Shea) and fourth (Andrew Cook). Results Vets on Standard compares how good you are compared to others of the same age.
21 May 2010
Junior MVW member, Joe Kelly won Round 6 of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league held on Wednesday night in a time of 22:06Winds were southerly 3-2mph. Results

20 May 2010 updated
Photo's from the Tour of the Middle are now available to view.
Start sheet for Colin Nelson Memorial Mountain Time Trial on Sunday, 23 May 2010.  First rider off at 7am.
17 May 2010
MVW Junior members Joe Kelly, Tom Mazzone and Adam Johnson rode for Team Isle of Man Microgaming in the National Junior Road Race Championships this weekend.  Fourth member of the team, Chris Nicholson had an excellent ride and came third in the bunch sprint.
16 May 2010
Andrew Roche, riding for EVCC won today's Tour of the Middle road race held over the hilly Stuggadhoo course. He was part of a five man break early on in the race consisting of fellow club rider, Darren Bell and three MVW riders namely Bubbles, Elliot Baxter and Christian Varley.  The five riders managed to build up and maintain a lead of over three minutes on the chasing pack.  On the last lap Roche and Varley formed a breakaway pair as they approached Red Lion Hill junction. Roche made the all important break as they climbed Stuggadhoo hill for the final time and time trialled his way to victory, to win by a clear margin, over Varley.  Bubbles crossed the line in third place, out sprinting Bell and Baxter. Jonathon Cregeen was the first junior over the line.

TMT's Peter Kennaugh Snr and juvenile RL360 riders Jake Kelly and Alex Haddock made a break on the third lap of the B race and managed to keep the 16 strong chasing pack at bay for the rest of the race.  Peter crossed the line first followed by Jake and then Alex.  Eve O'Hare was the winning lady of the day.

The C race had a good entry of eight riders. Rob Dooley, an experienced road race rider recovering from a recent illness, rode with the group offering advice to the novice riders. Julian Sutton (EVCC) out sprinted juvenile RL360 riders Matt Davies and Andrew Reeday.

Cash prizes sponsored by MVW and Bikestyle sponsored goodie bags were presented to the winners of each category, the first junior and the first lady.  Thanks to the big team of helpers and marshals who assisted in making the event run as smoothly as it did.  And last but not least, MVW are grateful to Bubbles for the loan of the lead Elite Vehicles car for the A race.

Results and photos by Andrew Haddock.

15 May 2010
To get you in the mood for tomorrow's racing, photos of the Tour of the West held at the end of April are now available to view.  Look out for our photographer, Andrew Haddock who will be out and about again tomorrow.
13 May 2010
Round 5 Results of the Bikestyle 10 mile time trial league.
10 May 2010 updated
Despite the closure of Richmond Hill, Sunday’s Tour of the Middle, the third in the 2010 BlackGraceCowley Road Race Series will take place however it will not be a two stage event as advertised.  The road race will start earlier at 8.30am in an attempt to avoid the anticipated heavier traffic.  Sign on will be from 7:45 to 8:15am at the Braaid Hall.  The A race will be 10 laps (approx 60miles) and the B race (42miles) will be 7 laps.  A C (approx 24miles) race is being offered to those new to racing.  If you have not entered the Road Race Series please send your TLI entries to Brian Johnson at Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX by Thursday, 13 May.  Once again, the Wheelers are offering cash prizes to those placed first in each of the races, the first lady and the first Junior. 
It was a successful weekend for Wheelers’ members – some (Andrew Cook, Steve Brennan, Honks and Roger Raatgever) took part in the Manx Tri Club’s first Triathlon of the year. 

And several also took part in the Roy Killey Memorial Road Race.  Bubbles’ had his first A race win ever, with Darren Bell (EVCC) taking second place and Junior rider Adam Johnson taking third.  Tom Mazzone, Joe Kelly and Marty Warren (all MVW riders) were the next to cross the line.

It was nearly a double Wheelers win, but Scott Morgan (TMT) just managed to get ahead of Gary Mazzone in the bunch sprint of the B race.  RL 360 juvenile rider, Alex Haddock was the third rider  across the line in the B race. Photographs courtesy of Andrew Haddock.  Results

Congratulations to our April Member of the Month – Adam Johnson.  Adam has had some good rides this year, but his gutsy ride during the second Junior Road Race for the IOM Youth Tour, proved he was worthy of being named our Member of the Month and receives a £50 cheque.  Adam worked selflessly for Team IOM Migrogaming Team Member, Chris Nicholson who was able to take second place for that race.  Adam finished a very credible eighth.

5 May 2010
Just a little reminder that there is NO 10 tonight.
29 April 2010

The Wheelers currently have some very talented young members, some of whom are competing in this weekend's IOM Youth Tour.  Joe Kelly, Tom Mazzone and Adam Johnson will be riding for Team Isle of Man Microgaming.  Warwick Sanderson and Jack Wolstencroft will be in MVW colours. 

They have a tough weekend ahead of them starting off with a 1.29km time trial on Douglas Prom on Friday night.  Next is a 102.7km road race on closed roads around Peel on Saturday morning.  And then another 92.6km road race on the Bride Circuit on Sunday morning. The racing is likely to be extremely  competitive with 74 riders from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Holland entered in the Junior category.  Very best of luck to Joe, Tom, Adam, Warwick and Jack and all the other riders taking part in this weekend's racing!

27 April 2010
Manx Tri Club held their first Duathlon of the season tonight in horrid windy conditions.  MVW member Eve O'Hare was the fastest lady and came in 11th overall.  Well done to all the other MVW members (Honks, Linda Murray, Steve Hull and Roger Raatgever) who took part. Results
25 April 2010 updated

Chris Nicholson (TMT), pictured left ,won today's Crowe Morgan Tour of the West A race. He was also the fastest Junior of the day. Newcomers, Graham Saunders and Mark Kelly (MVW), pictured below, crossed the line together after making an early break in the B race.  The C race was won by Team Royal London 360 rider, Matt Davies. MVW's Eve O'Hare was the fastest lady of the day. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to James Smettem following his crash on the second lap.  A big thank you to all (marshals, timekeepers, photographers, first aider, organisers, lead cars, neutral service cars) who helped out today. Please would all marshal bibs be returned to Brian Johnson as soon as possible. Results

More photos taken by Andrew Haddock will be available soon on  Manxscape.


Happy 20th Birthday wishes to Colum O'Shea who finished fourth today and was the first Wheelers Club member across the line.
24 April 2010
There has been a good entry, including a reasonable number entered for the C race for the Crowe Morgan Tour of the West taking place tomorrow morning.  Competitors are reminded to park at Peel Clothworker's school.

14 April 2010 updated
The first of the Road Race Series for 2010, the Crowe Morgan Tour of the West will be taking place on Sunday, 25 April and is being hosted by the Manx Viking Wheelers Cycling Club. There will be the usual A and B races but for the first time, a C category race will be available for those new to road racing.  The start for both the A and B Races will be near the Western Swimming Pool entrance.  The A Race will be 5 laps (approx. 72 1/2 miles) and the B Race will be 3 laps (approx. 43 miles) of the usual course.  The start of the C Race will be at the Little London junction on the  Cronk-y-Voddy straight and the finish will be approximately 1 3/4 laps later (approx 23.5 miles). Thus C category riders will have to tackle Creg Wyllies only once.

Riders who have not entered the series and wish to take part should send their entries on a TLI race entry form  to Brian Johnson, Cintra, Alexandra Drive, Douglas, IM2 3QX by Wednesday, 22 April. Entry fees are as follows:





TLI Members




Non TLI Members




Entry on Line TLI Members




Entry on Line Non TLI Members




Sign on will be from 8.15am at the Western Swimming Pool café. Competitors are asked to park their vehicles in the Peel Clothworker's School parking lot. Refreshments for competitors and marshals will be available after the event.  Prizes for the winners of the A, B and C races, the first lady and the first junior across the line will be presented.

11 April 2010
Today was the closing day for the Road Race Series, yet only 31 people have sent their entries in.  If you have yet to enter, please send your entry form to Ian Brand as soon as possible.
8 April 2010

The MVW Committee have voted Colum O'Shea their Member of the Month.  He will receive £50 cash.  It was decided he would be the first recipient of this award following his wins in both the MRC and EVCC handicap races and a good ride in the 25 mile 2 up time trial.
7 April 2010
Conor Davies completed a lap of the TT course on Saturday, 3 April in 2 hours 35 minutes 38 seconds and would like to thank everyone who sponsored him. Conor's ride will have raised in the region of £400 for the Jonny Bellis fund.

3 April 2010

Happy 18th Birthday to Adam Johnson!!
1 April 2010
Information for the Bikestyle Handicap is now available. The series will take place on 13 and 27 May, 17 June, 8 July, 5 and 19 August. Entries for the series close on the 10 May.  Your entry should be sent to Steve Shimmin on a TLI entry form.  Cheques should be made out to IOM CA.
31 March 2010
Curraghs Classic - Sunday, 11 April
Event HQ: Kirk Michael FC with sign on at 9.30am and start at 10am
Distance: 40 and 70 miles depending on rider's choice.  We have not been able to fully satisfy the risk issues regarding the course we want to use, therefore the event will be a non competitive endurance ride. It will still be a very hard day out. Course will be a 40 + mile ‘tour of the north’ followed by 5 laps of a 6 mile ‘finishing circuit’ which includes a 2 mile section through the Curraghs on unmade roads. Riders will be set of in groups of equal ability. The objective is for the groups to ride together for the duration.  The route will be marked however it will be up to the participants to ‘find their way’.  This will be a hard ride and I suggest that participants do not use their best carbon wheels!

Entrants should send their names to Steve Shimmin by email or phone 475341. Entry fees of £5 should be sent to 4 Birch Hill Gardens, IM3 4ET. Cheques made payable to Ellan Vannin CC.  Refreshments and grub after the ride. Hopefully Paris Roubaix will be on TV live.  The entry fee will be used to cover the costs of the hall and food etc. If there is a surplus, a donation will be made to the James Berry Memorial Fund.

Steve has asked that as many as possible turn out so that he can use this ride as a ‘working model’ on which to base a proper race in the future.

27 March 2010


Eleven year old Conor Davies, pictured left, will ride one lap of the TT course on Saturday 3rd April to raise money for the Jonny Bellis Fund. Conor will ride the course without stopping and hopes to complete the course in around three hours. If anybody would like to sponsor Conor, please contact his step father Gianni Epifani on 482942.

14 March 2010 updated
Today's 25 mile 2up Time Trial sponsored by Absolute Scaffolding Limited was won by Team Manx Telecom's Peter Gage and Dave Taylor in a time of 58:46. Hot on their heels were Tom Black and Chris Nicholson who took the Senior Men's prize.  The fastest ladies team was Mary Mason and Jo Hawkins.  The first Juniors across the line were Wheelers' members Tom Mazzone and Adam Johnson (pictured right). Alex Haddock and Jake Kelly riding in Royal London 360 colours were the fastest Juveniles of the day. 
Husband and wife team, Tony and Wendy Fallon were the fastest mixed team. Many thanks to all those who assisted with the marshalling, timekeeping and catering.  Best wishes from us all to Micky Grose who managed to avoid any broken bones, but has nine stitches to show for his acrobatics over the handle bars today. Results 

Andrew Haddock's photos.

A message from Micky: Thank you to the marshals and other people who helped me this morning (take a peek on Micky's Facebook page to see his injuries!)
11 March 2010
The start sheet is available for the 25 mile 2up Time Trial sponsored by Absolute Scaffolding Limited. Sign on will take place at Jurby Parish Hall between 8:15 and 8:45.  The course has been confirmed as two and a half laps of the Killane course starting near Jurby Junk and finishing near the parade ground.  Map

Jim Cottier has advised that there are only 33 places left in the Bikestyle 10 mile league.

7 March 2010

Well done to Manx Viking Wheelers' members Colum O'Shea, Tom Mazzone and Bubbles who took all the podium places in today's first event of the season. 

Today's Handicap Road Race consisted of five laps over a 7.6 mile course based on the Jurby 10's course in chilly but sunny conditions. The race consisted of five groups going off at intervals of 2.5, 2, 2, 2 minutes respectively. By the end of the first lap the first group away still maintained a gap of over 1.5 minutes over the rest of the field, with the second group only leading the third by about 45 seconds, the fourth group were then a minute further down the road and the scratch group had yet to make in roads on the rest of the field.

At the end of lap two the second and third groups had come together, and were chasing down the leading group, whose advantage was less than thirty seconds, the fourth group were hot on their heels only twenty seconds further away, whilst the scratch group were still a good minute and a half behind. At the end of lap three the field was all together, with the exception of some slower riders who had been left in the wake of the leaders, the scratch group had fallen a further 30 seconds behind, so were trailing by 2 minutes. At the end of the penultimate lap, the positions remain unchanged and the leading group of over 20 riders pressed on. With less than a mile or so to go, Colum O'Shea broke away from the bunch after negotiating the Beehive for the last time and held on to win, easing down by over 5 metres. Bubbles sprinted clear of the chasing bunch for an excellent second, closely followed by Thomas Mazzone. Full results

24 February 2010 updated

The Wheelers’ first event of the year takes place on Sunday, 14 March.  This 25 mile Two Up Time Trial has been sponsored by Absolute Scaffolding Limited.  Entries on TLI entry forms (stating who you are riding with) should be sent to Tanya Sanderson at Riverside Cottage, Bridge Lane, Ramsey, IM8 3DE by Wednesday, 10 March.   No entries will be accepted on the line.  Category prizes will be for those riding as Club Teams. Entry fees for each rider are as follows: TLI members Seniors - £12, Juniors - £9, Juveniles - £7 and non TLI members Seniors - £13, Juniors - £10 and Juveniles - £8. 

Sign on will take place at Jurby Parish Hall between 8:15 and 8:45.  The course has been confirmed as two and a half laps of the Killane course starting near Jurby Junk and finishing near the parade ground.  Map

18 January 2010
The Wheelers sign on night will take place on Friday, 29 January at 8pm in the Function Room at the Creg.  Chip baps will be served.  New members will be made welcome.
3 January 2010
The frosty conditions today meant that the Hamper Race was cancelled.  However, the long awaited Bikestyle Handicap and 10 Mile Time Trial League Presentation went ahead. The Club Committee agreed that the entry fees received for the event would be donated to Jonny Bellis. 

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