Club Trophies – Have You Won?

As a club we are fortunate to have a rich history that includes an impressive trophy collection covering all sorts of categories – not just time trials but also road racing, hill climbs, track racing, MTB, cyclo-cross and even sportives.

The large number of trophies means that sometimes a member might have won something without even realising it, although please bear in mind that only first claim members are eligible for club trophies.

The full list of trophies and the rules for them (including exactly what is needed to win each one) are detailed in the club rules document (pages 5-9), accessible via the Members’ area of the website, although the committee believe the following are the only ones capable of being claimed this year:

The Dowling Trophy (Presented by R. Dowling Esq) (2)

Awarded to the lady member attaining the fastest average of the average speeds in any two 10-mile and two 25-mile CTT type “A” events (during 2021).

50 mile Championship Trophy (13)

Awarded to the member recording the fastest actual time in any open 50 mile event (during 2021).

The B.S.A. ‘100’ Challenge Trophy (Presented by B.S.A. Cycles Ltd. In 1937) (14)

Awarded to the member recording the fastest actual time in any open 100-mile event (during 2021).

The Sportive Trophy (37)

Awarded to the member with the greatest total distance ridden in Sportives and Audaxes. The time period to be 12 months from 1st October to 30th September (i.e. 1 Oct 2020 to 30 Sep 2021).

The Cyclo-Cross Trophy (46)

Awarded to the member scoring the greatest number of British Cycling points in cyclo-cross races, all eligible events to count, for the twelve month period between 1st February and 31st January inclusive (i.e. 1 Feb 2021 to 31 Jan 2022). The points awarded will be in accordance with the current BC rules for that particular year. To be considered for the trophy, riders must produce evidence of their points for events throughout the season to the Off-Road Secretary not later than 7th February in each year.

The MTB Trophy (47)

Awarded to the rider who, as a first claim club member, completes the most kilometres whilst completing rides that are principally conducted “off-road” i.e. not on the public highway, but on non-paved tracks, bridleways, paths, and byways, from January 1 to December 31 in the preceding year (i.e. 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2021). Riders must produce evidence to support their claim to the Off-Road Secretary, who shall be the final arbiter in deciding on the validity of the claim, not later than 7th February in each year.

The onus is on members to come forward and claim trophies so please email the committee (committee@fccc.org.uk) with your claim and list of rides to support it.  The committee will be finalising the list of winners at the next meeting on 14th February so the closing dates referred to for the Cyclo-Cross and MTB trophies above will be extended to Friday 11th February for this year.

Get you claims in and make sure you’ve got your Club Night of the Year (CNOTY) tickets to pick up the awards on 19th March.

Annual General Meeting

FARNBOROUGH AND CAMBERLEY CYCLING CLUB

NOTICE TO MEMBERS:

Notice is hereby given to all members of the Farnborough and Camberley Cycling Club that our

Annual General Meeting

will be held on  Friday 25th February 2022 at 19.45

at  All Saints’ Church Hall

    Chapel Lane, Hawley GU14 9EW

Nominations for election of officers, and any specific proposals you wish to be discussed, should be sent by email to the General Secretary, Carl White, no later than Friday 4th February 2022.

Contact details are:         E-mail: secretary@fccc.org.uk

Attached is a complete list of current committee and other official club positions. 

Your committee needs you

A healthy club committee needs constant refreshment with new members and ideas to keep it responsive to members’ current needs. 

We recognise it’s difficult to volunteer for roles without knowing what’s involved which is why we have a “Members Without Portfolio” category with which we can co-opt any number of volunteers onto the committee.  These carry no specific responsibilities other than to contribute to committee discussions and decisions and is an ideal way to see how the club is run.

Obviously, we hope that some of these will in turn lead to taking on specific roles and so alleviate the workload of those committee members who have ended up with multiple roles because of a lack of volunteers in the past.

Please let us know whether you would be interested in taking over an existing role or coming on board as a Member Without Portfolio.

Each nomination requires a proposer and seconder for appointments at the AGM but we can assist in providing this if needed.

We very much look forward to receiving your nominations which must reach us by Friday 4th February 2022.

Carl White

On behalf of Farnborough & Camberley CC Committee

Kids Coaching – Places Still Available for January!

Our next kids coaching block of 5 weeks is starting soon, and places are still available.

It starts on Saturday 8 January, from 1pm till 2pm.

The venue is Alderwood Leisure Centre in Aldershot, GU12 4AS.

£25 for the five week block for one child, or £40 for two places.

Limited places available, so please don’t hang about if you’re interested.

Contact kids@fccc.org.uk for more details, or to book.

Places Available – Kids Coaching in January

Our kids coaching sessions are going very well, and we’re now opening up bookings for the next block of coaching, which will be for five weeks starting on Saturday 8 January, from 1pm till 2pm.

The venue is Alderwood Leisure Centre in Aldershot, GU12 4AS.

£25 for the five week block for one child, or £40 for two places. Limited places available, so please don’t hang about if you’re interested.

Contact kids@fccc.org.uk for more details, or to book.

Cross is Boss

Several club members took part in the Wessex League Cyclocross race at Popham Airfield, Hampshire on Sunday 14 November.

Experienced racers Scott Heyhoe and Martin Richardson were in the v50 and v40 races, while Calum Wooldridge and Brian Goosens both had their first full-length CX races. Brian is from Belgium and a massive cyclocross fan, and he writes below about his experience:

“I’ll try to keep it short, however difficult this will prove to be for a Belgian talking about cyclocross! First of all, to anyone interested in giving it a go, I’ve convinced my partner twice now to come with me because there’s always food trucks and drinks available, which is quite an incentive! Having someone to throw your jacket to before the start is always a bonus! It’s a fun day out for the whole family to be honest.

It was the first race that I’ve finished today, and it was fun from the first till the last lap. All aspects of cycling, from all disciplines, come together in cyclocross: BMX-style start, mountainbike-like course, all ridden on a road bike! I was worried about entering my first CX race as I’m not 100% fit (to my liking) but it really doesn’t matter, this is all about fun and the atmosphere is so friendly and welcoming. I’ve definitely been bitten by the CX bug after the Popham race and will be back more and more, hoping to do the entire season next year. If anyone wants to give it a go or has any doubts, please contact me. I’m more than happy to help if I can! Would love to see more and more club members join of all age groups and gender! The women’s scene in cyclocross is currently growing faster than bitcoin!”

If you’d like to join in with the fun, or simply to know more, then contact offroad@fccc.org.uk and we can help you get into this very popular side of the sport.

Kids Coaching Has Started!

We were delighted to start our kids coaching scheme last Saturday. This is now running at Alderwood Leisure Centre, Aldershot, GU12 4AS (just off the A331).

The first session went very well, and the kids all seemed to have a great time.

The sessions run from 1pm till 2pm on Saturday afternoons. The cost is £30 for one child, or £50 for two, for a six-week block of sessions.

Kids roughly from 5-11 are catered for. If they can ride a bike without stabilisers, then they can join in. They will need to bring their own bike, a properly fitting helmet and suitable clothing.

The sessions are run by the club’s team of British Cycling-trained coaches, all of whom are of course fully DBS checked.

The aim is to build cycling skills in a fun, safe environment, as part of British Cycling’s Go-Ride scheme for young riders. Cycling is an essential part of growing up, and we want to help more young people to discover the fun of cycling and to develop lifelong skills. Most of the Great Britain Cycling Team started off at Go-Ride clubs!

Places are currently available. For more information, and to sign up, please contact kids@fccc.org.uk

Friday 12 Nov Social Evening – Sports Massage and Personal Training talk

Our next social evening will be on Friday 12th November at 8:30pm, at All Saints Hall, Chapel Lane, Farnborough GU14 9BW.

We will have a sport massage and personal training presentation with Tamzin and Meg from the Pause Well Being Studio in Farnham.

There will also be light refreshments and a finger-style buffet.

Free entry, as usual, to club members. £5 for non-members.

Send me a text on 07793 600097 if you wish to come so that we have an idea of numbers.

Hope to see you there!

Dominique Crapart, FCCC Social Secretary.

FCCC CLUB TT 25M – H25/88 – SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER AT 10.00HRS

On-line registration is now open for the Club 25 mile TT to be held on the H25/88 course (follow this link for the course map https://www.plotaroute.com/route/275405), starting in River Lane junction on the eastbound A31 at Farnham, on 9th October 2021 at 10.00hrs

Detailed instructions and the start sheet will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Club TTs are open to all-comers.  The non-members entry fee of £5 must be paid at the time of registration via the payment link in the last section of the online registration Google form (this will be refunded if the club are unable to stage the event or the event is over-subscribed).

Registration is simple, just complete this Google Form on-line: https://forms.gle/HjFMbVHgWHKfY1hm6

Closing date for entry is midnight on Thursday 7th October 2021.

FCCC Club TT Rules under Covid-19 Guidance

1. On-line entry only.

2. Closing date for entry is 2 days prior to the event.

3. Field sizes will be restricted so entry is on a first come, first served basis. Preference will be given to first claim FCCC members for Club Championship events.

4. A start sheet will be emailed one day prior to the event.

5. You are asked to park and then ride up to the start area.

6. Aim to arrive at the start area at least 10 minutes before your start time.

7. Arrive “ready to ride”.

8. Numbers will be available at the start area – PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS

9. There will be no “pushing off”, you will have to do a standing start on your own.

10. After finishing please put your number in the plastic bin provided for the purpose at the finish area.

11. Results will be published on the club’s FaceBook page/group and website.

12. IF YOU ARE FEELING AT ALL UNWELL DO NOT TAKE PART IN THE EVENT.