There is a more detailed briefing in your email inbox but here is a quick overview of the main news…

The event itself is being billed as a “Festival of Cycling”.  There will be a family fun area in Pittville Park with lots of different rides, a large TV screen and other stuff…and a series of cyclocross races for the under 16s run by the CTWYCC.

The club will be hosting a market stall in the Prom from mid-morning onwards…although it will be mysteriously closed around 3pm for 30 minutes ;-).  The idea is that we will use it as a focal/drop-off point for club members, have a turbo setup and perhaps a few items on as well as club related literature for anyone interested in joining.  There will also be a shared multi-club gazebo in Pittville.

VOLUNTEERS

This is an exciting opportunity for you to get involved in something that could create a cycling legacy for years to come so why not get involved as well as coming along to see the race?

Council Volunteers: Recruited through the weblink and expected to be general helpers (such as youngster shepherds, junction marshaling or perhaps signage assistants, etc).

Club Volunteers:  Guinea pigs for the turbo as well as stall assistants for both the Prom and Pittville.  Also, we need a graphic designer who will help us put together an A5 flyer to be given out.  Any event organisers out there who fancy owning the Market stall as a mini-project and making it happen?

Come on folks, get your hands up!  Expressions of ‘interest’ either directly to the council or ping Robin/Simon an email…

There was a great turnout from the club at the weekend in the Glos-based sportive in aid of Pied Piper, organised by none other than our own Mr Bagman!  The weather was lovely, the sausage rolls plentiful and the event raised a large amount of cash for a very worthwhile local charity.  See who you recognise in the piccie (yes, it is small but if you click on it in a browser then it should open up full screen)!!

PPb 2017

A few photos from the half-way stop of Alex Hamilton’s 80-mile bike ride in early celebration of his soon to be 80th Birthday! There was a great turnout at The Huff Cap, Great Alne of friends from Cheltenham CTC, C&CCC and his family!

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We have been contacted by the lead officer working on the Tour of Britain for the Cotswolds.  The ToB may be the premium road race in the country but the event is primarily about encouraging cycling in general and getting people out to enjoy our lovely countryside.  They now require some mountain bikers who would willing to be filmed riding on Cleeve Hill as part of a series of promotional films they are producing about cycling in the area.

So it all sounds great but the timescales are short! The provisional date & time for filming is this Monday (10th July), 3pm – 4:30pm.

If anyone is available & would like to take part, please contact Ed Wilkins (MTB Captain) via the website contact page.  It would be good if a club jersey could be worn but don’t worry if you don’t have one as it is more important to get a few riders out there on their bikes.

All members should now have the latest (July) newsletter in their email Inboxes (sent via British Cycling).  The newsletter is another bumper issue packed with various items ranging from club admin updates and clarifications/recommendations for insurance to the news from the various interest areas such as Road Racing and MTB Away Days…

There are also opportunities for getting involved with First Aid Training, the Club BBQ, a club kit survey, etc., as well as details of recent appointments for Club Kit Manager and Club Welfare Officer.  Phew!!

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Coming events

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017
Road Ride: (H8) Rococco Gardens via Whiteshill (16, 18, 20)
Road Ride: Hailes via Guiting (16, 14)
Sunday, 23 Jul 2017
Sportive Ride
Club Ride: Hidcote GC
Tuesday, 25 Jul 2017
Evening Road Ride: Brisk Road Ride (no stop planned)
MTB - Evening Ride
Thursday, 27 Jul 2017
Evening Time Trial
Club Evening

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