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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 6th British Unicycle Road Race

The 6th British Unicycle Road Race





The Horwich unicycle road race is now in its 6th year!!


June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm









The race will be held on the 17th June 2018, with the Unicycle race starting at 1:05pm

Entry fee


£15 (Adults) £10 (u18)

The race consists of 7 (1 mile) laps of Horwich Town Centre course. You need to be at the start, next to the town hall well before 1pm. When the race 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


This year it is likely to be difficult as Horwich Leisure Centre (BL6 5PY) is being redeveloped and has lost its car park, so parking will be in local streets. Be aware that the roads around Horwich are closed for the day but you can still access the Leisure Centre from Exit 6, 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. As I need to sort the race numbers out, please facebook message or e-mail me at [email protected]. The commentator likes to have some information on the riders so could you give me some brief details or I will make it up!


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.



We usually gather at the small grassy area next to the town hall, bring juggling stuff 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 go to:-

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


April fool - Unicycle Sportive

This was one of the better Fool we saw this year. But we almost wished it hadn't been a wind up.

April Fool

Uk Cycling events were advertising a Unicycle Sportive. This was the advertised text.

After much demand, we are pleased to announce the launch of our brand new event, one of the first of it's kind, The Clown-in-Around Sportive! This epic ride will give you the chance to cover over 50 miles of gently undulating terrain at this one-of-a-kind sportive. We've been kind and left out the 25% climbs which aren't suited to a unicycle, but don't be fooled, the route has got it's challenges! Intrigued?

5th British Unicycle road race


But on a more serious note, if you live in the UK and would like to race your road unicycle around the closed streets of Horwich? Then you need to get yourself to Horwich on June 18th for the 5th British Unicycle Road race (more details to follow soon), but you can see all the details on the Facebook page here.

 

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/

The Third British National Unicycling Road Race - 21st June

The Third British National Unicycling Road Race

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21st June 2015 12 o’clock start
Entry fee £12 (Adults) £6 (u18)

The race consists of 7 (1 mile) laps of Horwich Town Center course, be at the start, next to the town hall by 11-30am, for the 12 o’clock start. 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.



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Parking, with changing, showering facilities at Horwich Leisure Centre, Victoria Road, Horwich, BL6 5PY.

Entry
If you are a member of TLI cycling you can enter and pay online –but please let me know, link-Click here

If you are not a member of TLI cycling then download the forms from the Unicycle North West facebook site and send them to me: Dr. Julian Page, 6 Holkar Meadows, Bromley Cross, Bolton BL7 9NA or e-mail to [email protected] It would help the commentator if you could give me a little information about you –if I know you then I will make it up!!

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Adult Application form
https://www.facebook.com/groups/279495208832571/706569359458485/
Under 18 Application form
https://www.facebook.com/groups/279495208832571/706569359458485/
If you have problems downloading the forms let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

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Registration on the day: On arrival, register at the Horwich Bowling Hut, Jones Street, Horwich, BL6 7AQ. You MUST sign a form for the insurance and get your race number. Entry Fee £12 (Adults) £6 (under 18) payable on the day. If you are under 16 you must get your parent or guardian to complete a consent form.

We usually gather at the small grassy area next to the town hall, bring juggling stuff 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.

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For more info and to keep up with the latest news there is a facebook event "The Third National Unicycle Road Race"

UDC at Horwich - The National Open Unicycle Road Race

The National Open Unicycle Road race was a great sucess! It was great to see so many 36" Unicycles in one place.



Lots of Sponsored riders were out and the Sponsored shirts looked amazing!



The racing got underway and there was a lot of support from the crowd. There were a few falls along the way. Julian Barrow won best crash! Other crashes included one from JL and Katie Lambert. Emily Johnson went down quite spectacluarly later on in the day!



People looking nicely worn out after the race!



Thanks to Sponsored rider Julain Page for organising such a great day. Check out all the photos in the gallery.

Results

1 CatoTveit First Male
2 Duncan Clark Second Male
3 Matt Morris Third Male
4 Roger Davis
5 Paul Stacey
6 Dane Smith
7 Robert Day
8 (+1 lap) Steve Coligan >50
9 Cameron Peacock First U16
10 Nick Curwen
11 Emily Johnston First Female
12 Nora Tveit Second Female/U16
13(+2 lap) Ollie Baker Third U16
14 Geoff Bond
15 Claire Page Third Female
16 JL Coldham
17 Julian Page
18 Julian Barrow
19 Ged Hall
20 Jackson Laybourn
21 Oswald Miller
22 Lucy Cobb
23 Jon Barton
24 Bobbie Byrne
25 Matt Barton
26 Andrew Lendon
27 Dave Downs
28 Katie Lambert

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Horwich Festival of Racing Report by Julian Page.



The First National Open Unicycle Road Race 2013 went ahead on 16th June at the Horwich Festival of Racing. With 28 entered it was a fine race won by the Norwegian rider Cato Tveit.



Second was Duncan Clark. Duncan's train was cancelled so he was late getting into Bolton station. He unicycled the 6 miles out to the start, just having time to pin a number on, then the race was off! Matt Morris came third , he would have pushed Duncan but for a bad fall -I'm glad you didn't try the SPD foot clips Matt.

Half of the sponsored riders were there, me, Claire, Matt, JL and Cameron, together with the full unicycle staff. Black UDC teeshirts were there in abundance.  Cameron won the under 16's section. Nora Tveit, daughter of Cato came second in the ladies and under 16's, and won the first position for under 36" wheel size. She used a 32" !! Emily Johnson won the ladies event and UDC sponsored rider Clair came third.



Notable falls from JL passing the start line and Emily when finishing the 1 lap fun race. Both jumped up and showed what stern stuff us unicyclist are made of. Cameron had to show off some of his street skills as well.

Roger and Rachel competed in the 5K run, and 10 unicyclists participated in the fun cycle race-including Roger who could just keep up with the little uns! Not bad Roger, a swim in the lake district in the morning, 7 mile unicycle race, 5K run and then the fun run.
For me it was great to see nearly 30 big wheel unicycles in one place - That does not happen often.

The idea for the race happened after I finished unicycling the local park run and one of the organisers asked me if it would be possible to have a unicycle race at their Horwich festival?  From a little seed great things grow.

It was a great day out well organised and hopefully to be repeated next year. Many thanks to all who attended -lets have lots more entering next year.

Julian

The Results


Under 16
1st -  Cameron Peacock
2nd - Nora Tveit
3rd -  Olli Baker


Ladies
1st -  Emily Johnson
2nd - Nora Tveit
3rd - Claire Page


Men
1st - Cato Tveit
2nd - Duncan Clark
3rd - Matthew Morris

Over 50
Steve Colligan

First National Open Unicycle Road Race - 16th June

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. The race is 7 miles.

Lots of trophies and prizes to be won too!



The entry fee of £5 will cover an insurance.

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

Download your entry form now!

Hope to see everyone there. It's going to be a great event!
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