Sad news I'm afraid clubmates. Club President, Charlie Richmond passed away last Tuesday, aged 89 Charlie had been a member of the club since he was a young man and will be missed by those who knew him.
He was the Club Runs Captain in the 80's/90's and cycle touring was the side of cycling he enjoyed most. Only last month Charlie had visited his daughter Elaine in Yorkshire especially to watch the Tour de Yorkshire pass her house and he proudly donned his Fenland Clarion jersey for when the riders passed.
Charlie's funeral will be at the Marholm Crematorium on Tuesday 19th June at 11.30am and afterwards at the Woodman in Thorpe Wood. The family request no flowers, but donations to the Alzheimer's and Dementia charities if you choose.
Well done to all who rode and thanks to those who organised and marshalled.
Sadly there will be no Hereward Series event this week and due to Police notifications, its too late to ensure we have the relevenat cover to run a round of the Bluebell Series on the regular course at Helpston.
We would like to apologise for this and thank all members for their understanding.
As most of you are aware the club has club jerseys and I will be bringing the current stock along this evening. However we could really do with someone looking after this, so placing occasional orders with our supplier, passing the kit on to riders and reconciling the money.
It's not greatly time consuming, although as with all these little jobs they can add up and the youth stock is only a carrier bag full.
So if you would be prepared to look after this on behalf of the club please let me know.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 25mile TT
THIS SUNDAY 20th May 2018
Park Cars on Grass Verge at top of Alconbury/Stangate Hill (LHS coming from South)
Course Details (N1/25C):
START on B1043 near Wheatsheaf flyover by lamp post no. 1 on west side of road approximately 330yds North of Monks Wood junction B1090. Proceed Northwards to Woodwalton (Sawtry Toll Bridge) roundabout (M),
Straight on to Stanch Hill roundabout (M)
Straight on to Sawtry North roundabout (M)
Straight on to continue under B660 flyover to Stilton roundabout (M)
TURN at Stilton roundabout and retrace route to Woodwalton (Toll Bridge) roundabout (M)
TURN and retrace route to Stilton roundabout
TURN and retrace route to Woodwalton (Toll Bridge) roundabout. Take second exit and straight on (B1043) to
FINISH on B1043 at last drain in layby just past garage and motel.
* When travelling North from St Andrews Bridge roundabout you will approach Sawtry North Roundabout downhill and you will need to continue round the island further than is usual, so give yourself plenty of road space and adjust your speed so you can negotiate the roundabout safely.
* Hard-shell Helmets are recommended (Compulsory for under 18 year olds). In the interests of your own safety, Cycling Time Trials and the event promoters strongly advise you to wear a hard shell Helmet that meets an international standard.
* Any rider performing a “U” turn within sight of the start or finish may be disqualified.
Monday 14 May is the first of this years 5 mile time trials
from Helpston. These are open to all youths, ladies & novice riders and
they are open to anyone they don’t need to be club members. The minimum
age is 12 and riders under 18 will need to have a consent form signed by
a parent. Meeting place is on the Heath near Helpston (52.617421,
-0.343768 on Google maps) with the start on Langley Bush Road. Signing
on is from with the first rider off at .
Could also do with one more marshal if anyone has a few minutes to
spare, you should be done by .
So if you fancy trying a time trial, or perhaps know someone who might
be interested, now is a good time to start.
Any questions please just let me know
Please note that there have been some adjustments made to some of the times.