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Riding at the Velodrome
As expected British Cycling have had over 55 clubs and over a 1000 prospective riders expressing an interest in riding at the Olympic Velodrome.
Due to the high demand for places the initial sessions will only be open to BC members. (Remember BC are offering club members a free years Bronze membership) and will be run as 'Taster sessions'.
Due to the demand there is no guarantee that we will get places for everyone at these first two sessions which will be on 3rd and 5th April
If you are still interested in attending either of these sessions then please let me know ASAP. Remember you will need to be a BC member.
Free Session at Reading Track
As those that attended the AGM or looked at Dick's report on the accounts will have seen, the club made an unexpected surplus in 2013. We decided to use that surplus to encourage competition and skills development.
To that end, we are planning to run four evening sessions at Reading track that will be subsidised by the club for attending members. (The normal price is £5.55). The first session is on Tuesday 4th March at the Palmer Park velodrome. Start time is 8:15pm, but best to be there at 8:00. No special bike is required - a road bike is fine.
Nigel (our Level 2 coach) will be there to help by training on the use of the track and track ettiquette. He will also be giving guidance on group riding techniques, such as "through and off".
The last couple of events have been very enjoyable and worthwhile and it's a great way to spend an hour and a half on your bike without having to worry about potholes or motorised traffic!
If you plan to come along to the session, for planning purposes, please go to the event in the calendar and select the "I will attend the event" option and click on the update button. Thanks!
Note corrected start time!
2014 Volunteering - March 15th TT
CTT National Handbooks 2014
I now have the CTT handbooks for 2014
Price to FCCC members is £8.50 (Cover price £9.00 + £1.50 p&p)
I will have them with me at Friday's club night.
Donald Ashton - TT Secretary
Riding the Pringle
BC has contacted us to check the interest in riding "The Pringle". They have asked for an idea of numbers for interest by early next week. I have put a voting form in the forum. Please make a vote for one time or another if you are interested by the end of Monday, 10th Feb. If you are a junior and don't have a current vote, let me know and I'll add your number to the total. (ps - the information in the forum is all I have).
Club Time Trials 2014
List of 2014 type-B TTs
Note that to download, you need to go here as downloads are not shown on the front page of the site.
Surrey County Council
Last year, Surrey County Council ran a consultation on cycling in the county. The club and some individual members submitted responses. The results have now been posted here.
Alternative Kit Orders
Martin is putting together the first order for the alternative kit. Martin is sorting out details of sizing, etc, but we are likely to order some Medium, Large and Extra Large.
If you think you might want to order in the next couple of months, please let Martin know, telling him the size you would expect to need and whether you would prefer short or long sleeve.
Annual Dinner 2014
Thanks to Dick for organising the Annual Dinner and Prize Giving. A good evening was enjoyed by all.
I have put the pictures in the gallery (thanks to Paul for standing in)