Ramsbottom is to have a cycle shop again
Ramsbottom Cycle Shop due to open. Carl Ashworth, owner of The Bike Fitting Room in Prestwich is opening a shop in Ramsbottom in the former premises of DJ Cycles on Bolton Road West.
The current plan is to have it open for the first week of April, providing sales, servicing, repairs and free coffee to cyclists on a Sunday morning between between 9-10.
The Bike Fitting Room will be based here by appointment, private maintenance sessions by appointment and no doubt Carl will bring other ideas forward once he gets going. Great to see a bike shop opening up again in Ramsbottom.
The return of the: #notacompetitionquizquestion
In what year was Ramsbottom formally made a town?
The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion is revealed later on in the podcast episode.
Funding Achieved for local litter heroes
Litter Picking Ramsbottom were successful in obtaining funding through “The Pitch” for funds for an Anti Litter campaign and equipment.
You apply with an itemised list on an application form. So the amount is set at £1377, which is what we asked for. But we can choose to spend it on something that’s not on the list as long as it’s in keeping.
Gary Neville is back, and this time he visited the Rose and Crown
When Gary Neville comes for a few beers and pizza
6:05 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
Droylsden 2 Ramsbottom United 3
Tuesday 19th March 2019
The match started well with an early goal for Ramsbottom at just under 5 minutes from Jamie Rainford. Sadly, Rammy went down to ten men early on with the sending off of Kelvin Lugsden at 26 minutes. Droylsden were them able to pull one back at around the half hour mark with a goal from Oli Ford. The match continued to be played well by the ten men of Rammy, and this was shown with another goal from Jamie Rainford at around an hour on the clock. Not long after, Droylsden were able to pull another back to bring it to 2-2 with very little time left on the clock for Ramsbottom to get a good result. Much to our relief, our talisman Nick Evangelinos managed to put a final one away in the dying minutes bringing the match to a conclusion shortly after with the result 3-2 to Ramsbottom.
Ramsbottom United 2 Prescot Cables 0
Saturday 23rd March 2019
Ramsbottom hosted Prescot Cables at the Harry Williams Riverside Stadium. Going in as favourites to get a result, Ramsbottom did great by getting an early goal, another from Jamie Rainford, that’s three goals in the last two matches he’s scored, not that I’m complaining.
On 81 minutes, on his debut, Spencer Harris managed to score a cracking header from the cross of Nick Evangelinos. This win puts us very much within a shot of the Playoffs. There are now only six matches left of the season, we need to be getting more of these results, especially from teams we should be knocking five past.
Of the remaining matches, four will be at home and just two away.
As the league currently stands, we’ll be playing 15th placed Newcastle Town on Tuesday the 26th of March at home.
On Saturday the 30th we’re playing 4th placed Runcorn Linnets away, very important and difficult match there.
We’re playing 13th placed Droylsden again this time at home on Saturday the 4th of April.
Saturday the 20th of April sees us facing 5th placed Mossley in Ramsbottom, another tough match.
The last two matches are away to Radcliffe Borough on Monday 22nd of April who are currently 2nd in the league and the final match will be at home to Kidsgrove Athletic on the 27th of April who are currently 11th.
We’ve clearly got some tough matches coming up with half of our last six matches being with teams also competing for a playoff place.
Ramsbottom United currently sit third in the league with our win over Prescot Cables on Saturday pushing us up from fourth. We have played 32 matches and have 61 points. Atherton who are currently first in the league have played 30 matches and have 63 points.
11:15 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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