Club News Summer 2020
Club Rides are back!
Following our Committee meeting on Monday evening we now feel it is safe to re-start our Club rides’ programme beginning with our Thursday Trails Ride this coming Thursday, 9th July, 6:30pm at the Community Centre . This coming Saturday, 11th July at 8:30am there will be a ride out from the Community Centre following Mark’s Virtual Route with maybe a cafe stop at a suitable and convenient venue. And the Tuesday road bike training evening will begin again on 14th July, 6:30pm from the Community Centre.
Following Cycling UK guidelines groups for cycling will not exceed six so if there are more members out cycling we will divide into suitable groups. All riders to be self-sufficient with their own spares and hand sanitisers so that social distance can be maintained between riders. If we do have a cafe stop we will follow the social distance rules and ensure strict hygiene. We look forward to seeing you out with us again.
The Virtual Rides have been well supported and enjoyed. We will continue these and provide opportunities for members without navigation equipment to ride them as a group.
Club members now need to renew their membership. Membership has been kept at £10 for the 2020/21 season. To renew your membership please fill in the membership form found here:
or use our new online membership form that can be found here:
It is important that members complete a membership form so that we can update our records and ensure we have the correct email address and telephone number. We cannot take payments online yet so if you would prefer to pay the £10 via BACS (bank transfer) please use the details below or pay a ride leader.
Payment: BACS transfer to the Club bank account
Account No: 03123057 Sort Code: 20-43-04
Please make it clear in the reference who you are paying for if you are doing it on behalf of another.
Virtual Training Rides
Since we are not running any group rides at the moment we have come up with a virtual training ride system to keep members fit and motivated. Each week a GPX file will be made available to download. This will be a local route ridden by one of our committee members. It will be between 20 and 25 miles. You can upload the GPX file onto a Garmin or similar GPS device and ride the route, or just simply memorise the route. Once the GPX file and route has been made available members will have one week to ride part of or all of the route. Members can also take part by riding the route on a turbo trainer or similar indoor device that will allow the GPX file to be used.
At the end of each week we will award points to members taking part and these will be added to a leaderboard. Two points will be awarded for completing each ride and one point for part of the ride.
The first route GPX file will be made available on Monday the 15th of June and members will have all that week to take part in that ride.
This is just for fun! The aim is to try and get as many members out training as possible. It’s not about how fast you can do it, it’s just taking part that is important.
Tour de Roberttown
It is with disappointment that we have decided to cancel this year's Tour de Roberttown. Although we had moved the event from May to September we still do not know what restrictions may be in place at that time. As a club, safety of our members and the public is paramount and we do not think it is responsible to hold the event this year. Instead, we will focus our energy on making next year's event better than ever. We’ve had some great ideas to get local children involved with designing the posters and leaflets and will ask for the community's help with this in the New Year.
In the meantime please keep cycling and stay safe.
Committee Meeting Minutes
You can download the latest Committee Meeting Minutes here.