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Sixth National Unicycle Road Race Results Year 2018

Unicycle Horwich cycle festival

The race this year was held as normal as part of the Horwich festival of cycling.  This event is one of the greatly anticipated ones in the calendar bringing together not only the fastest riders in the UK but also riders who are riding for their first time in a race.

Male

  • 1st Roger Davies (Over 50 champion) 25min 11 sec

  • 2nd Adam Foley 26min 56 sec

  • 3rd Tom Ledger 27min 42 sec

  • 4th Mark Chronofsky 27min 58 sec

  • 5th Eddie Baxter 28min 17 sec

  • 6th Tom Bannister 28min 23 sec

  • 7th Robert Day

  • 8th Julian Barrow

  • 9th Phil Crystal

  • 10th Alan Lawrence

  • 11th Cameron Peacock


Ladies

  • 1st Lucy Cobb 6laps 28min 03 sec

  • 2nd Helen Wickens

  • 3rd Rachel Ward

  • 4th Heather Page


Under 16

  • 1st William Turton 6laps 27min 36 sec

  • 2nd Tom Gillard 6laps 29min 02 sec

  • 3rd Matthew Ledger 5laps 27min 36 sec


Under 12

  • 1st Bradley Schofield


Big thanks to Julian Page for organising it and his helpers Claire and Jeff Peacock.unicyles from horwich Race

The Fifth British National Unicycling Road Race

For the 5th year Running, Julian Page has organized the British National Unicycling Road Race.

British National Unicycling Road Race

The Fifth British National Unicycling Road Race


The date: Sunday 18th June 2017 1-05pm start

As usual the race will consist of 7 (1 mile) laps of the Horwich Town Centre course.  The start line is just next to the town hall, so be there well before 1pm. When the leader has completed 7 laps, all other competitors will be finished as they pass the finishing line.

Parking this year will be difficult as Horwich Leisure Centre (BL6 5PY) is being redeveloped and has lost its car park. Currently the organisers are trying to source parking at a local factory, Up-dates of this will be posted when we know. Please be aware that lots of the roads around Horwich are closed for the day but you can still access the Leisure Centre from Exit 6 off the M61.

Entry


You can enter on-line before the event but it’s much easier to complete the TLI Cycling entry forms and pay (cash only) on the day. Entry fee £15 (Adults) £10 (u18).

Registration on the day:


On arrival, register at the Horwich Bowling Hut (behind the town hall), Jones Street, Horwich, BL6 7AQ. You MUST sign a form for the insurance and get your race number. Entry Fee £15 (Adults) £10 (under 18) payable in cash on the day. If you are under 16 you must get your parent or guardian to complete a consent form.

People can gather at the small grassy area next to the town hall. Bring juggling equipment and make a day of it. There are toilets next to the bowling hut and there are a few shops and pubs around should you need to purchase any food on the day.

There will be trophies for first, second and third male, first and second lady, and, first and second under 16.

You will NOT be permitted to race if you do not have a helmet, so don't forget it.

For more details go to:-
http://www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/

The Fourth British National Unicycling Road Race

For the fourth year there will be a National Unicycle Road race in Horwich will be held on Sunday 19th June 2016.

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(2015 Podium finishers)

The race will consist of 7 (1 mile) laps of Horwich Town Centre. The Unicycle race will start at 1pm next to the town hall. When the leader has completed 7 laps, all other competitors will be finished as they pass the finishing line. Some competitors may be finished earlier to ensure the course is free for the next race.

Parking, with changing and showering facilities is at Horwich Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Horwich, BL6 5PY. The roads around Horwich will be closed so don't expect to park around the course.

Registration will be on the day but if you can let Julian Page know that you are coming via Facebook or E-mail [email protected] and supply him with a little bit of information about yourself for the commentator (if none supplied Julian will make something up!)

The cost of the race is £15 (adults) and £10 (under 18's) if you are under 16 you must get your parent or guardian to complete your consent form.

All the unicyclists usually gather on the small grassy area next to the town hall, bring juggling equipment and make a day of it. Toilets are next to the bowling hut and there are a few shops and pubs around to buy food.

There will be trophies for first, second and third male, first and second lady, and, first and second under 16.

You MUST wear a cycle helmet.

For more details visit http://www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/

Horwich Road Race 15th June 2014

On Sunday lots of unicyclists competed in the Horwich Road Race. It was a great day! The results were as follows:

Male
1st        Matthew Morris
2nd       Aaron Moran
3rd       Robert Day
4th       Cameron Peacock
5th       Elliot Bateman
6th       Julian Barrow  (first over 50)

Ladies
1st        Lucy Cobb
2nd       Claire Page
3rd       Heather Page

Under 16
1st        Cameron Peacock
2nd       Bobby Byrne
3rd       Erin Jones

Small Wheel (26” and under)
Adult             Alan Marsh
Under 16       Morgan Byrne

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Horwich race, pre-run by Steve Colligan



We have had Steve Colligan who lives local to Horwich to check out the race course before the Horwich Festival of Racing unicyle race in 2 weeks time.  Here is what he thinks:

"According to my iPhone GPS, the drop from the start to the lowest point, after 0.6 miles, is 10 metres only. Then it's a 10 metre ascent back to the start for the remaining 0.4 miles. The course doesn't undulate between the highest point (the start) and the lowest point, after 0.6 miles. The same goes for the uphill back to the start. It's either all down, or all up.

As you can see, a 10 metre difference in altitude over this kind of difference is hardly anything."

Don't forget to register for the race.  The entry forms are here.

Summer Events not to be missed!

Pennies in the Park  18-19th May
Penny farthing and unicycle race entries open

On May the 18th 2013 the 2nd Thoresby Festival of Cycling is to take place at the beautiful and picturesque Thoresby Park in front of the Victorian Courtyard and Thoresby Hall. The Festival should provide a very unique blend of events for any cycling enthusiasts and also to those who want to enjoy a unique event at a beautiful location.



The weekend will include many unusual and interesting races, including, Penny Farthing and Unicycle slalom and endurance races, the unique Paper boy race and of course British Cycling Go-ride racing for the youngsters and circuit races for youth and senior cyclists

On Saturday evening there will be a barn dance, auction and raffle with a hog roast.

Admission to the event is free, with free parking.

festival of cycling postcard

The First National Open Unicycle Road Race - 16th June
Unicycle entry form 2013



This will be held during the Horwich Festival of Racing on Sunday afternoon 16th June. There will be a male and female champion and under 16.
Its a 1 mile closed road circuit round the town of Horwich (map just posted), that's about 3 miles North West of Bolton. The race is 7 miles.

There is also a 1 mile fun bicycle race and 1 mile fun run. Plenty of fun to be had by all!   (Fee on the day £3)

Lets get as many unicyclists involed in this as possible!

 

First National Open Unicycle Road Race

I am please to announce the First National Open Unicycle Road Race, being held during the Horwich Festival of Racing on Sunday afternoon 16th June.

Its a 1 mile closed road circuit round the town of Horwich, that's about 3 miles North West of Bolton. I am Planning on a 7 mile race.

Not quite sorted the entry arrangements. Its likely to require a fee of £5 as we may need to cover an insurance charge -but details will follow. I will probably post an entry form here and on the UUU Facebook page.

There is also a 1 mile fun bicycle race that would be good to have a significant unicycle entry. (Fee on the day £3)

Please try and get on the facebook Page and confirm your attendance

http://www.horwichfestivalofracing.co.uk/
Julian
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