Liverpool Century is a cycling club based in The Hub building at Knowsley Sports Centre.

With instant access to The Track and almost a Century of cycling behind us we are sure we can help you develop into whatever cyclist you want to be, from a quiet Sunday run to competitive racer, we cater for all.

New members can come down to the clubrooms and meet us to get a feel for the club.

All you need to get started is to fill in this form


Club BBQ

Next big Century Promotion The BAR-B-Q on 17th August at the

Merseyside Police Club,

Riversdale Road,


Liverpool L19 3QN.

Tickets are £9 adult and £4.50 child. veggies catered for (please say if veggie). Numbers have to in by 12th of August so please book now. Get in touch with me (rob pleavin ) or Rebecca Gibson. Hope to see you there.

George Darlington Memorial Results

Full results for George Darlington Memorial Road Race

13th July 2014 10:00 AM

Held under Rules and Regulations of TLI

Will update missing age categories ASAP

Under 50

Position Race No. Name
1 26 Gareth McGuiness
2 42 David Bolland
3 30 Ryan Pike
4 43 Martin Gordon
5 20 Michael Jolley
6 40 David Williams
7 32 Andrew Prince
8 10 Sam Dobson
9 23 Paul Lally
10 39 Christopher Wilde
11 37 Paul Thursfield
12 8 Rory Crone
13 1 Anthony Allan
14 29 David Parry
15 35 Gary Stewart
16 12 Carl Finney
17 21 Keith Jones
18 5 Steven Cartwright
19 13 Jonathan Freeman
20 31 Ron Plumbley
21 9 John Crook
22 16 Dean Hepworth
23 3 Andy Bennett
24 15 John Guy
25 14 Philip Garton-Pope
26 38 Scott Wallace
27 18 Daniel Jenkins
28 11 Joseph Earley
29 22 Nigel Kershaw
30 25 Paul McGowan
31 17 Mark Howard
32 34 Karl David Smith

Over 50

Position Race No. Name Cat
1 64 Mark Hammersley C
2 74 Graham Payne C
3 55 John Cosgrove C
4 67 Keith Jones C
5 91 Nick Giles
6 79 Martin Reed C
7 59 Steve Davies C
8 65 Neil Higgins C
9 90 David Kent C
10 70 Alan Kemp F
11 88 Joey Williams D
12 56 David Cuming E
13 77 Rob Pye C
14 85 Gordon Wallace D
15 82 James Rutherford D
16 78 Geoff Rawlinson D
17 76 Ray Pugh D
18 72 Paul Mason D
19 86 Tony Weston C
20 57 Graham Cuming E
21 6 Stephen Clark
22 63 Brian Gore F
23 61 Stewart Dwyer C
24 68 Ken Jones C
25 52 Simon Bills C
26 69 Michael Karl Jones C
27 62 Malcolm Fraser E
28 58 Chris Danby D
29 71 Graham Lomax D
30 81 Neil Russell D
31 75 Dave Pollard E
32 54 John Charter D
33 19 Stuart Johns


Thursday track cluster of training session 10th July

Just a quick update regarding the Thursday track cluster of training session. Unfortunately due to council strikes we have had to cancel the training session this Thursday 10th July. Sorry its late notice but could you please forward this onto all of your riders that have been attending the sessions. The training session will continue as normal next week.


Riders that have attended the sessions so far include:


Tom Ashcroft, Brendan Thompson, Savannah Morgan, Daniel Gibson, Richard Morris, Thomas Cornwell, Charlotte Collier, Daniel Mckenzie, Chris Falton, Kiera Byland, George Elliott, Rosie Walsh, Charlie Critchley, Maddy Scott, Lauren Bate-Lowe, Lizzie McDermott, Richard Morris, Patrick Merriman, Ellie Russell


Many thanks





Phil Ball
Go-Ride Coach: Knowsley | British Cycling

British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

Monday night Track sessions

These sessions are suitable for all levels of ability as the sessions are split into groups of similar abilities and experience.

Don’t think that track riding is not for you. After a short while you’ll be riding the banking and taking part in the many skill sessions we put on. An example of a session is below

  • Warm up changing on the banking every half lap
  • Groups of 3 sprinting for 200m,  these are non-competitive and about pushing yourself
  • Pairs practising contact, starting with holding onto each others backs, then touching elbows moving onto shoulders, finally leaning into each other
  • Groups of 4 doing 15 lap pursuit , changing every half lap
  • Groups then rolling straight into a 5 lap scratch race

Each session was well matched and everybody got something out of it.

If you are new to track riding we can fit you in with some one on one coaching and bike hire is only £3 from Mark in the Hub.

Summer is here, get down and use the track!!



Knowsley Velodrome Programme Update

Just a quick update regarding the new Velodrome sessions at Knowsley. As from this Sunday 29th June we will be running a Taster/Accreditation session 10-11am, Women & Girls Only session 11-12pm, Senior Track Session 12-1pm. Can you please make your riders aware of these new sessions. I would suggest the following:

10-11am Taster/Accreditation session

(Would be relevant for beginner/intermediate riders of all ages and riders wishing to gain accreditation on Knowsley Track)

11am-12pm Women & Girls Only session

(Open to all ages and ability levels. The coach will assess your ability level and cater the session to suit your needs)

12pm-1pm Senior Track Session

(This is a more advanced session open to all club/accredited riders over the age of 16)

These sessions will run every Sunday dependent on weather conditions. Further sessions will be added the coming weeks.

Many thanks


 Phil Ball

Go-Ride Coach: Knowsley | British Cycling

British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

Email:    |  +44 0161 274 2000  |    07712324801

Tour de Slovénie 2014/National RR

Matt Brammeier finishes Tour de Solvenie as a warm up to his Irish National title this weekend.

Best of luck to Matt at the Nationals


Mark and Jonny are both in action in the for the British National Road Race in Monmouthshire.

Jonny was long listed for the TDF but hasn’t made the cut so I’m sure he and Mark will both want to an impact on Sunday

11 Mark McNally An Post – Chain Reaction

125 Jonathan McEvoy Team Netapp – Endura

Birkenhead Park Circuit Races

Another sun drenched day for the Birkenhead Park Bike Factory Circuit Races. The Century had impressive strength in numbers for the E/1/2/3/4 handicap with 9 riders on the start line and were very active throughout the race. Almost every move contained a black and white jersey or was being pulled back by them.

On a fast course however, it was not a day for the breakaway. As the Elite, first and second cat riders caught with 5 laps to go (and our own Geraint Parry suffers an untimely puncture) the pace ramped up even higher, including a 2.0 mile lap at almost 29 mph with the whole bunch strung out. As nothing was staying away at that pace it came down to a bunch kick won by Oscar Williamson of Marsh Tracks Racing Team, with Ian Kendall the best placed Centurian in 17th.


1 Oscar Williamson Marsh Tracks RT
2 Ryan Whatmough Team Terminator
3 Jonathon Huck Chester RC
4 Andrew Martin Champion Systems
5 Max Spedding PH-Mas
6 Zac Williamson Clay Cross RT
7 Robert Roger Marsh Tracks RT
8 Jimmy Smith Chester RC
9 Simon Parkinson Holywell Avengers
10 Alex O’Sullivan Achieve-Skinnergate Racing 832167
11 Philip Gray Kuota-Spinnergy
12 Mike Rawson Kuota-Spinnergy
13 Christopher Williams Holywell Avengers
14 Michael Harrison Audlem CC
15 Mike Rumgh High on Bikes
16 Jamie Fletcher Chester RC
17 Ian Kendal Liverpool Century
18 Martin Gordon Max Gear
19 John Guy High on Bikes
20 Christopher Quin Macclesfield Whls
21 David Williams Kuota
22 Philip Garton-Pope Liverpool Century
23 Craig Green Greenwheelers Cycles
24 Jonathon Gildea Seamons CC
25 Joseph Earley Liverpool Century
26 Lewis Ball BHNECC
27 Jim Holmes Chester RC
28 Matt Walmsley BHNECC
29 Anthony Crabb Graham Weigh Racing
30 Graham Thompson Unatt.
31 Joe Williams Omnipex Bio Racer
32 Anthony Weston Liverpool Century
33 Paul Kay Unatt.
34 Mark McGavoch High on Bikes
35 Stuart Hannah BHNECC
36 Thomas Brazier Chester RC
37 Alex Nurse Liverpool Century
38 Chris Diggle Kuota
39 Paul Whatmough Shepherds Cycles
40 Michael Fugaccia Liverpool Century
41 Kenny Gray Kuota
42 Mathew Hamilton Lee Valley Youth CC
43 Graeme Veevers Liverpool Century
44 Ben Greenfield BHNECC
45 David Zelaskowski BHNECC
46 Sam Lock Liverpool
47 Andrew Kelsey Team Battle Back
48 Scott Smith BHNECC
49 Tom Ryan Chester RC
50 David Jones Unatt.
51 Lewis Rolfe Cambridge CC
52 Mathew Foucher Unatt.

June 19 Warrington RC 4 up TTT

Result care of

Result – Warrington RC 4 up TTT

1. Champion System/Maxgear/Club Root 52-42
Wayne Greenhalgh, Andy Martin, Mike Ashurst, Martyn Gordon

2. RT 53-35
Warren Gell, Gordon Leicester, Paul Roby, Paul Shallicker

3. Dave Hinde Racing Team 53-44
Steven Fidler, Giles Bett, Jacob Booth, Mark Hassall

4. Liverpool Century ‘A’ 54-13
Damian Field, Tommy Murphy, Paul Grindley, Dan Stevens

5. Team Chronomaster 54-21
Craig Battersby, Billy Sewart, Karl Owen, Kristian Zentek

6. Fibrax Wrexham Road Club 55-13
David Spencer, Dyfan Evans, Robert McDonald, Stephen Hall

7. Congleton CC 55-30
Ben Norbury, Peter Smith, Steve Hulme, Wayne Powell

8. Preston CC 55-36
Paul Johnstone, Robin Brennan, Mark Goodchild, Mark Webb

9. Preston CC / Velo Ecosse 55-41
Gary Tye, Lee Faulkner, Kevin Ainsworth, Garry Brown

10. Weaver Valley CC 56-10
Dave Fearon, Chris Gilbertson, Tim Rutherford , Jim Duffy .

11. Leigh Premier/Knutsford Tri/Chester Tri. 56-11
Mark Tickle, John Payne, Paul Hawkins, Tony Cullen

12 Wigan Wheelers 56-39
Tony Darbyshire, Ian Hughes, Phil Bradshaw, Cecil Hopkinson

13. Liverpool Phoenix 56-55
Sam Bennett, Arthur Winstanley, Phil Warburton, Dr. Andrew Connery

14 RT 57-10
Dave Hitchen, Greg Lunt, Chris Dursley, Craig Eden

15. St.Helens CRC 57-17
Michael Cliffe, Adam Sant, Stewart Dwyer, Paul Mower,

16. Lancashire Road Club 57-25
Tony Workman, Steven Horrocks, Glen Bowyer, Neil Wood
17. Rossendale RC
Paul Warrener, Martin Tongue, Damian Ludlow Richie Watts 58-42

18. Harry Middleton CC
Richard Taylor, Carl Hammal, David Jackson, Samuel Wood (J) 58-49

19. Kidsgrove Wheelers
Bruce Johnson, Karen McBarrons (L), Jon White, John Swinnerton 58-59

20. Liverpool Century ‘B’
Joe Earley, Alex Nurse, Simon Higgins, Hannah Macdonald 59-21

21. Lancashire Road Club
Tony Lowe, Chris Dwyer, Ian McKinley, Matthew Doheny 59-49

22. Harry Middleton CC
Chris Holden, Mark Titchener, Dan Monaghan, Andrew Disley 59-55

23. Warrington Road Club
Ian Haddock, Simon Rigby, Rob Bagot, Paul McGowan 1-00-05

28. Warrington Road Club
Ian Ralphs, Joe Bennett, Jack Gilbert, Rory Crone 1-01-34

24. Lancashire Road Club
Duncan Smith, Leonora Wells (L), Paul Cass, Julian Dodd 1-04-05

25. Liverpool Century ‘C’
Colin Hayes, Ian Williams, Jamie Pleavin, Paul Davies 1-05-39

26. Audlem CC
Paul Woodrow, Robert Lockhart, John Backhouse, Tom Ford 1-05-59

27. Kidsgrove Wheelers
Mark Holtom, Peter Sestic, Andrew Conroy, Ian Moss 1-10-12