Annual Dinner & Prizegiving 2015
It's a perfect time to meet up with other club members sans lycra and look forward to a new year of cycling.
The menu is:
- Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup
- Char-grilled Butterflied Chicken Breast Pesto Cream
- Sticky Toffee Pudding with Caramel Sauce followed by Coffee & chocolate mints
There are alternative options if you're a vegetarian or have other food sensitivites.
A ticket for the meal is £25 unless you're a prize winner where, further congratulations, you win a ticket too. Book your place now in the Calendar - guest places can also be purchased. For those who cannot book online, please contact Dick.
Ever Thought of Being a Cycle Coach?
The club is looking for a member who:
- Is interested in helping develop the next generation of cyclists
- Can spare two hours on a Saturday morning at least once a month
If the answer is YES, would you be interested in attending a British Cycling Level 1 Coach Course, to be organised locally during Q1 2015?
Then either come down to the club evening on the 2nd of Janurary where Nigel Fletcher will tell you all about whats involved. If you're interested but can't make the meeting, drop Nigel a note via the site.
Membership & Ladies Update!
Thanks to Mike O'Donovan for coming forward to take up the position of Membership Secretary. As he probably won't be at the AGM, I'll take this opportunity, on behalf of the club, to thank Alan for his big contribution in moving the club from 47 at the AGM in 2010 to 233 at the end of the Financial year on 30th November. I'm hoping he gets back on his bike in the future to project manage us again!
Thanks also to Linda Hurst for coming forward as our new Ladies Secretary. If you have ideas for activities, or enquiries, please contact her.
That leaves just two vacancies - one for General Secretary (mainly taking the minutes at committee meetings, in these days of email) and volunteer coordinator. For more info about the jobs, please contact me.
2014 11 08 - Saturday Club Time Trials
|Nov 8||CC175||10 m|
|1||1||0h20'41"||Mr D Woodhouse||Twickenham CC|
|2||2||0h21'35"||Mr C Pearce||Cambridge CC|
|3||4||0h22'59"||Mr N Hocking||Wyndymilla|
|4||3||0h27'12"||Mr G Bounds||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
Belated Mid-term Report
I wanted to give a brief catch-up on the club's progress since the AGM. It's a bit late as I have been very busy because of some changes in work that are severely limiting my time for club activity (and riding :-( ).
- General Secretary
- Social Secretary Thanks to Matt for coming forward to take this job on!
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Ladies Secretary
2014 10 11 - Club 25-mile Championship Time Trial
|Oct 11||H25/88||25 m|
|1||8||0h55'09"||Mr P Hitt||VC Meudon|
|2||5||0h58'35"||+0h07'38"||Mr K Miller||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|3||4||1h01'25"||+0h05'14"||Mr P Barnett||Odiham CC|
|4||3||1h08'22"||-0h01'43"||Mr G Short||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|5||1||1h13'11"||-0h04'06"||Mr V Scutte||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|6||6||1h13'45"||-0h04'11"||Mr M Vanderluis||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|7||2||1h14'30"||-0h04'26"||Mr D Hitt||none|
|8||7||1h18'13"||Mr T Vanderluis||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
I still have a set of allen keys and a tyre lever left at the hill climb.
August Half-Term Junior Go-Ride Sessions
During the Autumn half term, Park Mead School in Cranleigh is hosting the Go-Ride Holiday Program.
The local Go-Ride coach, Keith Reed, is running sessions to help improve cycling technique for junior riders . This is a program for 6 to 16 year old riders and takes place in a safe area, away from highway traffic. You can find more information in the Programme Details, Flyer. There is also a race (the Ghoulish Gallop) organsised on the last day for all the juniors.
The 4 day session cost £20 and runs from 8.45am to 12pm, from Monday 27th to Thursday 30th of October. Book by the 24th of October using the booking form.
Meet Lizzie Armitstead
Bella Velo is a new store that focuses specifically on female riders:
"The new store will solely focus on the demands of female riders - be it bikes, clothing, equipment or other female specific accessories. Bella Velo will stock equipment, clothing as well as at least one of every Specialized bikes ready for consumers to touch, admire and test ride. Everything on display will be for the female riders’ needs and to enhance their cycling experience"
The event is on Wednedsday, October 15th and starts at 7pm. They have nibbles. Nibbles, people!
Click on the clicky clicky for more details. There are no details on the type of nibbles.
2014 09 27 - Club Hill Climb Championship
|Sep 27||HC018||HILL CLIMB 1.00km|
|1||10||04'31.1"||Mr M Charlton||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|2||2||04'49.6"||Mr A Knight||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|3||5||05'37.4"||Mr D Viney||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|4||11||05'41.1"||Mr K Griffiths||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|5||3||05'41.7"||Mr T Vandesluis||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|6||4||05'43.8"||Mr G Short||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|7||1||06'24.4"||Mr D Griffiths||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|8||6||1h06'36"||Mr K Miller||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|9||7||06'47.7"||Mr N Hatch-Johnson||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|10||9||07'49.9"||Mr S Ellis||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
|11||8||07'59.0"||Mr H Ellis||Farnborough & Camberley CC|
Set of allen keys and a tyre lever were left at the event. Claims to Donald.
Bike Rental Project
We are in the process of working with CTC and Hampshire County Council on setting up a small bike hire scheme in Aldershot, giving bikes out on 2-week hires to job seekers and those on benefits. Part of the aim is to help people get to job interviews, as well as experiencing cycling and being keen to take it up.
We'll be given a fleet of 12 bikes to maintain and are looking for 2 lead volunteers to help in assisting a team of 4-6 young people. We'll also be given 3 sets of workshop tools and equipment. CTC are providing over £2500 worth of training for the lead volunteers and the young people. We are keen to get this up and running by 1st November.
Time commitment we expect to be one or two sessions a week on an evening or weekend (each session being 2 hours long).
This is a great opportunity to join a social enterprise in a voluntary capacity at the very start – helping it grow into something bigger from the first quarter of 2015 to look like a bit like The Guildford Bike Project. We are working with Rushmoor Borough Council and Grainger PLC to launch "The Rushmoor Bike Project" (working title) in 2015, refurbishing and selling old bikes, as well as offering servicing and community workshops. This should become a fairly decent sized operation fairly quickly, with potential paid employment for 2 people.
Apologies for this cold call type email – but I really hope you've made it this far through the email! If you are interested in finding out more then please do not hesitate to contact me, or if you know of others who might be keen or have a cycling network you can send this on to then please feel free to do so.
Ideally I'd need to know peoples interest by the end of the month so that we can get the appropriate training booked in. We are really excited about this project and the huge difference it can make to the young people we are working with as well as raising the profile of cycling in the borough.
Hope to speak to you soon!
t: 01252 333 330
m: 07447 462 171
Members that are interested in helping should contact adam.stacey (at) thesourceforyou.co.uk