Sunday's Club Runs - 24th November
Please find below this week's clubs runs which start from Helpston
9:00 am: Corby Glen – The Pantry (60 miles) - Ian Todd leading
Out via Greatford, Carlby, Clipsham, South and North Witham and Colsterworth returing via Irnham, Kirkby Underwood, Dyke, Thurlby, Manthorpe and Wilsthorpe. https://www.mapmyride.com/
9:30 am: Whitwell – Harbour Café Pantry (39 miles) - Volunteer Required
Out via Stamford, Tickencote and Exton back via Normanton, Ketton, Great Casterton and Ryhall.
10:00 am: Elton – Garden Centre Tearoom (32 miles) - Birgit Scott leading
Out via Ferry Meadows, Caster & Ailsworth, Warmington and Fotheringhay to Elton returning via Wansford to Helpston
We hope you can join us on one of the above rides.
I am now old enough to be classed as a master in cycling terms (I think that still pre-dates veteran status!), and I remember starting out in the sport back in the early 90's where cycling clubs would meet up every week for a social chat and some time with friends.
Lots is made nowadays about how we don't make time to just have a drink and catch up so along with a desire to keep clubmates in contact across the off season, we are bringing back our club night starting next week.
The start time is 1945 in the Bluebell Pub in Maxey.
There is no formal agenda or topics for discussion and its just a chance to get together and have a chat. I will be looking to drop in with the clubs kits stock should anyone want to try and buy.
We hope to see as many members there that can make it and look forward to making the event grow.
The idea is to hold a social the last Wednesday of each month but we will bring that forward in December as the last one is Christmas Day! (The 18th is provisionally in the diary). We will be meeting up with those on the three halves ride and in the coming moves rotate the venue so it will hopefully come near you.
The 125th National Clarion Easter meet will be held between 10th and 13th April 2020 in the historic venue of Warwick. Keep your diaries free... more details to follow.
Recently there has been a number of occasions where bikes have been taken out of the container, only to be found to be in an unsuitable condition to ride. Please let us know if there's a problem with a bike, before it goes back in the container. It will be your youngsters that are disappointed if there isn't a suitable bike when they want one.
So please help us to look after them, firstly by treating them with care, and if there is a problem, make sure you let us know.
Our Yuletide lunch is being held on the 5 January 2020 at 12 noon at the Woodhouse Arms Corby Glen. The cost for 2 courses is £16.50 and for 3 courses £19.95. Please let Ian Richardson know on 07850 502676 if you would like to attend and then please make any payment to I Richardson, Sort Code 20-67-37 account number 83598071.
Club Run - Sunday 10th November
9:00 am: Navigation Rally - 25 miles approximately - Blue Bell Pub, Maxey (no other club runs that day).
Meet at the Blue Bell Pub in Maxey and follow the clues with a bit of map reading. It's like a car treasure hunt but on a bicycle. Just bring a pencil to write the answers to the clues and the Start and Finish will be at the Blue Bell pub in Maxey. There is no coffee stop but you will be able to enjoy a drink at the end when we do the scoring in the pub.
Contact Birgit Scott 07974248737 or Ian Waddilove 07771674786 if you have any questions.
We hope you can join us on Sunday.
After a successful trial session last winter the club has arranged for personal trainer Yvonne Goodsall to come along and offer some core training to compliment riders cycling training. These will be separate sessions for youths and adults from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at the Embankment Athletic Track, with free parking in the adjoining Regional Pool car park. Full changing facilities and basic refreshments are included if required. Booking is not essential, but it would be handy to have an idea of numbers in advance if possible for the adult sessions.
Youth sessions will be split, so each group will get 30 minutes cycling and 30 minutes core exercises, no booking required and normal fees apply, on the following dates.
Fridays 15th November, 17th January & 6th March
Adult sessions will be £2 each and take place on Fridays 6th December &
Thanks to the efforts of Simon Pitchford and others, the FCCC club dinner has now sold out for 2019.
However there is still an opportunity for members to contribute raffle prizes.
Active Chiropractic Clinic – Free session - activechiropractic.co.uk
Peterborough Cycle Hub - Silver bike service – www.peterboroughcyclehub.co.uk
Linford's Fish & Chips in Deeping – Gift Vouchers - https://www.
Terry Wright Cycles – Gift Vouchers - https://www.terrywrightcycles.
This Friday 8th November we will be holding another of our racenights, this time its with a Cyclocross format, so we will be on the grass and every rider will get at least two races. These will still suit ALL of our youth riders, but with the added attraction of some riders from other clubs joining us for a few races, making it ideal entry level racing, and suitable for getting started with competitive events. Each event will be in age groups, so even our youngest will be able to take part, and the oldest will riders will be under 16 age group (racing seperately to the younger ones)
Please note that if any of you would like to borrow a club bike, please help us by being there by 6.15
Entry will be £4 on the day from 6.00pm with races to start at 6.30 and finish around 8:00 - 8:15 with the series prizes awarded at the end and all done by 8:30. Hopefully our youngsters will all want to try these events, they seem to have a competitve streak even when not racing, so it should make a nice change to our usual format.
We could do with a few helpers on the night, so if you are able to help please let me know, preferably in advance. In particular we need someone to take entries, ideally would could be there for 5:45/6:00
Riders, the more the merrier for good racing. All youth riders welcome.
Cakes, always very welcome
Refreshments - ideally 2 - 3 to help out with them
Signing on - two people required
Timekeepers - three people required
Demo rider to lead the riders round the course
Helpers for setting up, could do with a couple of helpers who could ideally get there early
The details are on the British Cycling website, but as its entry on the night things are not too different to normal.
This will be at our usual venue The Embankment Athletic Track, Bishops Road, PE1 5BW.
After consulation with the committee, Ellmore have launched winter jackets in 2 fluro colourways.
These are ordered direct from the online store and delivered to your door.
There are loads of technical feautres such as Roubaix lined fabric and of course, that all important high visibility colour.
In addition to the clubs traditional yellow (but with a brighter twist!) we have a pink version that will be available.
These products are only available as winter training garments and do not replace the existing club jersey.
The online store for the new hi-viz products can be accessed from the menu at the top of the page, or by clicking here.
Club Dinner Menu Choices
Breaded chicken, mushroom sauce, seasonal veg + roasted new potatoes.
Homemade steak & ale pie in shortcrust pastry, mash potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.
Linguine, arrabiata sauce and fresh basil (Vegan)
Vegetable lasagne (Vegetarian)
Apple & peach crumble with custard
Homemade lemon tart with cream.
Fresh fruit salad
Raffle prize update...
SILVER SERVICE at the CLUB DINNER
To be in with a chance to win a Silver bike service worth £70 you will need to buy a raffle ticket at this year's club dinner on Sat 16th Nov. This generous prize has been donated by Peterborough Cycle Hub, Unit 10 Botolph Bridge Trading Estate, Oundle Road, P'boro', PE2 9QP
Check out what else they have to offer, pop in to say hello, pick up some bits & bobs or join one of the 9am Saturday morning rides out from there with Dan.
WILL YOUR CHIPS BE UP AT THE CLUB DINNER?
Chris Pithey is not only a cyclist but also the new owner of Linford's Fish & Chips in Deeping & has kindly donated some vouchers to our Raffle. There's also a job up for grabs too if you check out the link below.
Chip, chip, hooray!