Paul’s Funeral

Paul Hulse’s funeral is taking place in Manchester on Saturday and his lads have shared a few details that will be relevant to those unable to attend in person but who still wish to pay their respects.

There is a JustGiving page on which you can make a donation to SelfHelp, a small mental health charity based in the NW of England:…

Secondly, a website has been established on which you can share photos of Paul:

Lastly, there will be a live webcast of the funeral service, which starts at 10am, accessible via this link:

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Sunday Rides

Many of you will have started your Mitre ‘career’ with one of our Sunday rides expertly organised by Alison May Lewis. Alison initiated the Sunday ride programme back in 2015, prior to which the only weekend rides were on a Saturday. Since then, she has worked with diligence, and indeed love, to maintain the ride leader pool and ensure that a route into group riding existed for any bike-curious individuals in Brighton.  After many years of hard work, Alison is stepping down from this role at the end of September to make more time for her other cycling commitments training new ride leaders for British Cycling and the Breeze programme.  We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude for her endeavours and so I am sure you will all join me in offering the heart felt thanks of the whole club.

We are, however, equally lucky that Alison is being replaced by the multi-talented Suzanne Romney who has kindly agreed to fill Alison’s shoes – not an easy task given their metaphorical enormity for a pair of size 39s.  I’m sure you will all want to congratulate Suzanne and wish her well in her new role.

Huge thanks to both.

Time to Time Trial (by Ben Cumpstone)

Last Sunday was the Brighton Excelsiors 25 mile Open Time Trial on our local G25/93 course in Steyning.

Three Mitres turned up with Cris Coxen coming 2nd over all , Jack Smith coming 7th and myself…I can’t remember but I got a reasonable time of just over the hour. With our combined times, we clinched the Team Prize.

After Bob had handed out the prizes he asked us all to encourage others to try TT’s as both the Open (weekend) and the more informall evening TT’s are well down in numbers comared to 2019. The turn out this Sunday was very low with only one female rider who obviously took first place with no one to compete against.

The photo below shows the Mitre turnout one Tuesday a few years ago, It can be a great evening out as you can ride out together, race then ride home together and possibly even sneak into the pub for a swift recovery drink.

Time trialling will massively benifit your over all riding. Please don’t think its elitist, you don’t need a TT bike, you are released 1 minuite apart, and the only time you need to beat is your own PB. (Very safe too isn’t it? Ed.)

To enter open TT’s you need to register :

The evening TT’s are on Tuesdays and Thursdays and do not require pre-entry with Tuesday probably the more friendly roads.


I have been asked by ESCA to draw members’ attention to their upcoming programme of TTs; they are seeking both competitors and marshals for these events:

Sunday 7 August 100 m G100/861

Saturday 10 September 10 m G10/87

Sunday 11 September 25 m G25/89

Saturday 15 October 1433 yard GH/84 Hill Climb

All ESCA events are Open TTs for members of CTT affiliated clubs and are entered online via the CTT website:

All ESCA events are included in the individual, ladies and club points competition.

Hove Park Crit Results

Results are in from Hove Park Crits 2022 and it has been one of the most successful years in recent memory for BMCC. The first men’s 3/4 race was won by Marek Shafer and the second by Jack Smith making it a Mitre double in this event. Jon Mitchell made it a Mitre 1-2 in the second race and top ten performances were also achieved by Nathan Cozens, Rich Moult, John Tindell (both weeks) and Francis Schofield with notable performances also logged by Daniel Magrizos and Alwyn Frank. Alison Lewis and Isobel Beattie finished in the top ten both weeks in the women’s event and were joined by Katie Ambrosini in the second week. Great work all round folks!

Full results via links below: