News, Notices & Results
A Cycle Gathering for Kris Cook
As you may know, a rider on the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, Kris Cook, last week tragically died while climbing Newlands Corner. This Sunday his friends and family would like to invite you to join them up at Newlands Corner, so the cycling community can pay their respects to him. Kris lost his life doing what he does best: taking part in an event to help his chosen charity – Woking and Sam Beare Hospices
Friends, family and fellow cyclists are welcome to join the group and ride from the North side (Clandon) at 9am to the top for a gathering in memory of Kris.
There is a thread in the forum for riders from FCCC to signal that they will be attending. We've been asked to let the organisers know how many riders will be attending for safety reasons. Kris’s family are also welcoming donations to his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/
Big News - Go Ride
It's fantastic that the club has achieved this status before the Tour of Britain in September as it will allow those trying to find a club to be directed to us by BC and by the Go Ride website. At the moment, as you can see from the map, there are few places for youngsters to get proper training (and Charlotteville has a waiting list, despite having eight coaches!).
We will need more coaches and helpers. If you would like your children (or grandchildren!) to have access to the coaching and development system that has led to the huge success of the UK in cycling, please consider taking a coaching qualification - the club can support you in this. Contact Nigel for more details.
The club will continue to develop and we are on track to gain Clubmark status in the future.
Tour of Britain
We will be running some activities at the Tour of Britain start with support from other coaches. If you can help, contact Nigel.
Road Race May 11th - Thanks
I got this from Nigel:
"On behalf of Gareth and myself I would like to thank everyone for supporting the clubs road race on Sunday and making it a huge success. All we received were complements from riders and Commissaries at the event on how professional and helpful all the marshals and helpers were. It was definitely a team effort and helps keep cycle road racing on the open roads. Let’s hope that we can get some club members riding our own event next year?
I hope everyone enjoyed the experience and I hope to see you all again same time next year.
Thanks also to Gareth and Nigel for their efforts in organising the event. For those of you that need plenty of warning, your next (and last chance) to volunteer this year is the Xmas 10 on 21st December which Jane is running.
Clubman of the Year Award
The club has a "Clubman of the year" award. This award, according to the rules is
"Awarded to the member who, in the opinion of club members has rendered the greatest service to the club in the past year, such opinion to be expressed by a ballot of members".
Traditionally, this has been voted for at the Annual Dinner, but as the growth of attendance at the Dinner has not matched the rate of growth of the club, it has been decided to run the award by a ballot on the forum.
Half Year Report
We're halfway through the year between AGMs, so I thought I'd summarise where we're up to and where we're trying to go as a club.