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All Club Rides will depart from Pump Room.

Experiment of moving Social Road Ride to start from ICH has created confusion.

At the discretion of the leader, if conditions are considered unsafe, the ride can be modified or cancelled.

MMcG

Sunday February 8th

Meet at 9.30 in front of the Pump Rooms

25-30 miles with a café stop at Twigworth

See http://www.cheltenhamandcounty.cc/ladies/  for more information.

The club time trial season will return on 16th April as the Cheltenham and County Time Trial League

There is a revamped competition format to make things more exciting:

  • 8 new leagues with four age group categories for women and four age group categories for men
  • Leagues and prizes open to all riders not just Cheltenham and County riders
  • An end-of-season awards night
  • A new 5 mile event to complement the 10’s, 25’s and the Aggs Hill Climb
  • All events to score league points. 10 points for the win down to 1 for 10th, with the best 8 performances counting towards the league (out of a total of 18 events)
  • 2 road bike only nights to encourage new folk to have a go.

The time trials can only go ahead if the riders help to run them. To recognise your vital contribution, when you (or your nominee) volunteer, 15 bonus points will be added to your total for your best 8 events. We will also reimburse you for fuel costs.

You can sign up to volunteer now by emailing me at cheltenhamtimetrials@gmail.com. We need volunteers for the very first event starting on the 16th April. It will be a shame, but we will be forced to cancel events if we do not get volunteers.

The age group categories for both men and women are under 18s, 19 to 39, 40 to 54 and 55s and over.

Full league rules and further details will be available soon.

The schedule of events can be downloaded here: 2015 TT calendar

Harry

Dear CC-CC member,

The “Hell of the North Cotswolds” is without doubt our Club’s largest bike riding promotion during the year.

On Sunday 12th April, approximately 1,000 riders are expected to participate in the 100km/50km mixed terrain cycling reliability trial which starts and finishes in Winchcombe. In association with Winchcombe Cycling Club, we (CC-CC) are the co-organisers of this classic event, now in its thirty first year. See the Hell of the North Cotswolds website http://www.honc.org.uk/ for more information.

As usual, the route crosses several moderately busy “A” or “B” class roads. It is essential to improve the safety of the participants at those potentially dangerous junctions by having static marshals there to warn the riders to give way and take particular care when crossing of their own accord. To do this, shifts of up to 1 hour duration are organised, so that no marshals have to stay at any junction for too long (especially if the weather should be inclement).

This year, to stay within that “shift” time, I am looking to recruit approximately 30 Club members to come along and help out on that day.

Alternatively, if you wish to spend the day riding in the event, please consider being part of a marshal’s tail-ender group, which rides at the back of the field sweeping up the stragglers and making certain that any gates on the route are closed behind the group. In that role, you can either ride the whole of the short 55km route or either half of the long 95km event (before or after lunchtime). As well as tailenders, we also need some riders to collect small route direction arrows and advance notification posters which will be at various locations along the route.

We need at least 20 riders for those tasks . .

Also we will need several riders to assist the day before, to set up small route direction arrows around the second half of the route (Winchcombe Club are going to mark out the first half). This will be done with vehicles to carry riders from Cheltenham to various locations, each rider then doing a quite short ride along a section of the route to set up arrows, followed by riders being collected by vehicles and taken back to Cheltenham.

Closer to the event I will send out detail of your marshalling location, timing, what to do and were to collect any kit from, eg: flouro marshalling jackets.

Therefore, could you please spare a couple of hours or more on Sunday 12th of April? If so, tell me whether you prefer to help all day, or the morning or the afternoon, either static or riding, or whether you would like to assist with route recce/setting up arrows in the morning of Saturday 11th April.

Also, as a small reward for the voluntary time you may be donating, you may collect a commemorative medal.  Also you would be eligible for the Club membership fee rebate for event volunteers.

Please reply to:

e-mail: pat_alx@yahoo.co.uk
text: 07867 932005
skype: pat_alx

Best Regards

Pat Alexander

Event Co-Organiser
Cheltenham & County Cycling Club

The New Year Day TT has been and gone…so along with that reminder to put the Xmas tree out for collection comes our annual reminder that club subscriptions are now due!

The prices for 2015 are those as previously announced at the AGM:

  • Senior Membership (18-65) – £25.00
  • Junior Membership (16 & 17) – £15.00
  • Under 16 Membership- £10.00
  • Veteran Membership (65 & Over) – £15.00
  • Family Membership (Partner or Child of Senior Member) – £40.00

This year we have a new membership portal, kindly provided by British Cycling, and it is now available for everyone to renew their subscription to the club via our profile page.  The new portal also offers members the opportunity to see who else is in the club, so why not mark your profile as ‘public’ and then upload a nice piccie of yourself whilst registering with the BC or renewing your subscription?

Please note that one does NOT need to join British Cycling to make a payment but this may be a good/convenient time to consider this.

In order to help our club members through the renewal process we have produced a guide which is available from the Membership Secretary, who can also provide advice/assistance where needed.  However, the portal is fairly user friendly and anyone who has purchased online will be familiar with the payment portal approach and the security it offers, so don’t delay, renew today!

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Coming events
Sunday, 1 Feb 2015
Winter Training Ride
Club Ride: Newent - Three Shires Garden Centre
Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015
Evening Road Ride: No pub stop
MTB - Evening Ride
Thursday, 5 Feb 2015
Club Evening
Saturday, 7 Feb 2015
Road Ride: Prinknash via Sapperton (16, 18)
Road Ride: Chedworth via Perrots (14, 16)