Fifth Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Wishing a Successful New Year to all Cyclists with a tail wind throughout 2001

January 2001

Date change for Club Cyclo-Cross Championships

Matlock Cycling Club's Home Page.

1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in January at the station car park entrance. These rides allegedly start at 9.00.

Monday evening rides start outside the Thorntree at 18.30. Further details of both outings from Tony Holmes on 01629 734753.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to all who helped with any of the club promotions and other events in 2000. Without your help and enthusiasm Matlock Cycling Club would cease to function.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in January from about 20.00 to 21.30.

Date Programme
Thursday, 4th JanuaryYear 7 Quiz
Thursday, 11th JanuaryCross Country Skiing, Stewart Marsh
Thursday, 18th JanuaryDr Bike
Thursday, 25th JanuaryPhil Smith'sScalextric

4. Newsletter.

Congratulations on finding our newsletters at We would value your comments on our efforts.

Try Matlock CC's Home Page which can also be found by using

or even as it says on the new club strip

Mark Fairman, our new webmaster needs information, news, views etc for the web site. He can be contacted by Email

5. Club Kit

A limited number items of the new design are available from stock. Road Jerseys (including a couple in Childrens sizes) and Shorts in various sizes plus Skin Suits in size 5 only.

First come first served.

Contact Steve Ward for more details - Tel;-01629583105 (day), 01629824334 (eve) Email

6. Press Secretary.

Ron Duggins is our Press Secretary . He can be reached on 01629 584677 or Email using . He needs your news by 20.00 on the Sunday evening.

7. Impruve Event

The next Impruve is the Dr Bike session on Thursday, 18th January at the clubrooom, starting at 20.00.

Harry has more details. Phone Harry on 01629 822259 for an appointment

8.Notts and Derby League Cross at Lea Green..

Stewart Marsh took some pictures of this successful event organised by Danny Alexander. The results can be found at

9.Result of the Riber Hill Climb

10. Open Events,2001

Note the addition of the BDCA hilly time trial.

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2001 become due on the 1st January, 2001. They can be paid any time following the AGM. Club subs remain the same as 2000!

Please hand or send completed enrolment forms together with payment to Tony Holmes or Harry Gould.

The BCF have an offer on for club members who are 15 or younger and who have are not members of the BCF. The annual subscription to the BCF becomes £5 with a free racing licence for any branch of the sport. Harry and Tony have the details

12.Club Dinner and Trophy Presenration.

This annual event takes place on Friday evening, 19th January, 19.30 for a 20.00 start. The venue will be the Coach House at Lea. Cost £15.95 per head.

Ring Robin on 01629 822259 for more details

The highlight of this dinner will be the Vic-Charman's speech.

Check if you have won a trophy this time.

13. Results of Club Events in 2000

14. BDCA.

We are promoting a hilly for the BDCA using AH/7(A/VH) on Sunday, 11th March with Lee Shunburne as event secretary. Start is 09.00 and entry fee £5.

All BDCA events in 2001 are for association members only. We appear to be members again!

15. Road Bike section.

We are now running a medium paced group ride every Wednesday evening through the winter and some Sunday mornings. ALL WELCOME.

Wednesday evenings (until evening time trials start again) at 19.15 and Sundays, 7th and 21st January, at 9.30.

Rides start at Crown Square (car park by the Derbyshire). For further details call Andy Porter 01629 582910 or Richard Thoday 01629 582300

16. Winter Programme.

Thanks for the new suggestions. Some appear this month, but we still need more new ideas.

17.Touring Trophy Result

18.Pedal Power 2000 & Pedal Power 2001.

Collect your copy from club or the whitish van.

Please let Danny have any articles, pictures, drawings, anything for the next edition of Pedal Power due out by Easter.


Congratulations to all winners of trophies for the 1999 season. Please note that this year all trophies MUST be returned to club on or before Thursday, 30th November 2000.

Please check with Trophies 2000 to see if this lit of this year'e winners is correct.

If you think you have won a trophy during 2000 please let a committee member know before the AGM.

All tophies should have been returned by the end of November

20. Events 2001

Second Version of next year's club events is posted at club together with courses to be used.

Are you prepared. Thr first club event is in six weeks time!

If you are under 18 you must have a completed RTTC parental consent form before you race.


If anyone would like to become an official RTTC time keeper for 2001 season please let me know as forms are distributed in January for confirmation at the first Central District committee meeting in February.

22.Circuit Training.

Circuit training provides an ideal way of maintaining aerobic fitness while providing exercise for muscles that cycling doesn‘t normally reach. Our sessions are also social occasions with friendly games of ”basketball•.

Sessions continue on Tuesday evenings in January at 19.30 using the gym at the Starkholmes Annex of Highfields School.

First session of the New Year is on Tuesday, 9th January

These sessions last 1 hour and cost £2 with £1 for those in full time education.

New sufferers always welcome.Ring 01629 734996 for more details.

23. Club Charity 2001

Every year the club club decides to support a different charity and any funds raised from a variety of events will be donated to the charity chosen for that particular year.

In 2001 the charity is Headway Derby.

HEADWAY DERBY is a registered charity and their aim is to help people with head injury and their carers to have a better quality of life.

Based in Ford Street, Derby they provide a day centre open two days a week where members can socialise and continue their integration back into society after their traumatic experience. Members enjoy playing pool and table tennis as well as doing jigsaws and craft activities including painting. They also have facilities to use computers with training and a monthly newsletter is produced by the members. Lunch is provided along with regular outings by minibus to play snooker, ten pin bowling and go swimming.

A weekend in Blackpool, an activity day at Lea Green, a visit to Twycross Zoo and a canal boat trip were all popular excursions in the last year.

Limited funding comes from Derby City Council Social Services, Southern Derbyshire Health Authority and Health Improvement Programme and a successful Awards for All lottery grant helped with the provision of computers.

As the charity becomes more successful and better known the running costs soar and all donations are well used to help people who aquire head injuries very often through no fault of their own.

Head injury care and support
Headway Derby

23. Points Competition Results

26.Summer Tour 2001.

Time Probable DatesWhereAccommodationCostBooking
Summer 18th - 26th July, Loire Valley/Blois.Hostel at school £390, others £430.15th,January, 2001 ?
Four places available on the Summer Tour to France - Book Now

27. Starter MTB Rides.

Let Ron Duggins or Harry Gould know if you can help with Sunday starter MTB rides which will start in the Spring. It is hoped that these rides will start at 10.00.

28.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001?


There are suitable off road competitions for age groups Under 12, Under 14 & under 16 yrs practically every Saturday throughout the winter, the times are always 12-30 for Under 14's & 16's and 1-30 for under 12's.

Harry has more information and can be contacted on 01629 822259 or Email

The Notts & Derby Cyclo-Cross League can be found at

Brickyard Farm Cyclo-Cross Cancelled.

Club Cyclo-Cross Championships are now on Saturday, January 20th using the Notts & Derby League event at Watchwood. Check with Harry or Ron for more details.


Tony is taking orders for RTTC and BCF handbooks. The RTTC handbook costs £4.

Money with oders please.


Auction 2001 takes place on Thursday, 22nd February 2001 starting at 20.00.

Harry needs details of items for sale as soon as possible

31.Turbo Training Workshop.

When? Sunday, 14th January 2001

Where? South East Derbyshire College, Sports Department, Ilkeston

Cost? £12.00

Time? 14.00 - 16.00

Who? Contact Richard Clark on 01773 852117 to book a place.

Come Circuit Training on Tuesday Evenings

Book now for the Annual Club Dinner

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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