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Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

February 2002

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in February at the station car park entrance. These rides meet at 9.15 and leave at 9.30.

Monday evening rides start outside the Laburnum, Hackney Road, at 18.30.

Further details of both outings from Tony Holmes.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to Rob for organising another successful dinner. The raffle raised £108 for the Air Ambulance. The importance of this service was underlined on the following Saturday when a competitor in the N&D cross was air lifted to hospital. That was our contribution and more used.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening.

Date Programme Speaker/In charge Time
7th February Dominoes Phil 20.00
14th February The Iron Man Speaks Chris Hopkinson 20.00
21st February Dr Bike Rob20.00
28th February Turbo Training Phil20.00
7th March Dominoes Phil 20.00
14th Marxh Cyclo-cross board game Phil 19.00
21st March Dr Bike Rob 20.00
28th March Family bike rides - planning Phil 20.00

Ring Rob for a Dr Bike appointment.

Synopsis of February's social events.

7th February, 8pm Dominoes

2nd round of the club‘s popular dominoes league. 1st timers still very welcome.

14th February, 8pm Tales of an Iron Man

Chris Hopkinson reveals everything about 24 hours in the saddle that you were afraid to ask!

21st February 8pm Dr Bike

Put Robin to the test with your bicycle maintenance problem.

Telephone Robin on 01629 822259 for an appointment.

28th February, 7pm Turbo-training.

Introduction to turbo training using the Spin Doctor programme developed by Dr A Forrester and Dave LeGrys. Bring your own turbo, bike, towel, drink and fan if you have one.

4. Web Sites.

Matlock Cycling Club‘s Home Page can be found at

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

The club‘s newsletters and results can be found at

5. RTTC Handbooks.

Orders with cash (£4) to Tony as soon as possible please.

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. Trophies.

If you were unable to collect your trophy at the Club Dinner and Trophy Presentation they will be available at club on 7th February.

You could collect your trophy from Parkside during February if you make a prior appointment

Has any one got any old, spare trophies that we could modify and use. We have several Championships that do not have a trophy.

Trophy winners 2001

8.Club Subscriptions, 2002.

They remain unchanged from 2001, Seniors: £10, Under-23: £5, Under-18: £1, Family: £15. All under -18 members are required to be members of either the BCF or the CTC. Subscriptions to Tony Holmes please.

9. BCF Membership Offer.

Club members who are 15 and below and are not already BCF members can join for £5, including any racing licences. BCF membership now lasts for 12 months.

10. Time Trials 2002.

First final of the club‘s time trials can be found in the clubroom and on the website. Comments on the mistakes welcomed and sought.

11. Pedal Power 2002.

Send your articles for the 2002 edition of Pedal Power urgently to Danny. He is hoping to publish by Easter and still needs articles.

If you have broken any club records last year please let Danny know so that these can be included in PP.

12. March Open Events

We have 2 open events in March.

On Saturday 2nd March we organise the Open Hilly 25 and on Sunday, 10th March we organise the BDCA Hilly 20 on the new AH/7.

Entries close: Open Hilly, Tuesday 19th February: BDCA Hilly, Tuesday, 26th February.

Please either ride these events or help marshal them.

13. Open Events.

Matlock's open events in 2002

14. Tuesday Rides.

Richard Thoday is organising a group ride on Tuesday evenings leaving Crown Square at 19.00. They hope to cover 35/40 miles.

For more details call Richard on 01629 582300.

15. Cyclo-cross Training..

Cyclo-cross training at Cromford under Matlock Rugby Club‘s floodlights. 7.0 pm on Tuesdays. Everyone welcome - come and have a laugh as you suffer and learn!!!

Ron has more details.

16. Club Events.

DayDate Event Course Time Start
Saturday 16th February Sheldon Circuit 1 14.00 Shutts Lane, Bakewell
Saturday 23rd February Hilly 25 2 13.30 School Lane, Rowsley


No Dist Start Details
1 5 1st gate towards Sheldon Left hand circuit, finish before X roads.
2 25 Telephone Box. Rowsley-Yougreave-Monyash-Newhaven-Hawley‘s Bridge

17. Summer Tour 2002.

We will be going to the Dordogne and Lot Valleys in France.

Dates are Monday, 15th July to Wednesday, 24th July. The cost will be around £440 (depending on numbers and the Euro). Booking February 2002 - there is still time to book.

18. Circuit Training.

Due to un-sustainable losses over the Autumn term the club has reluctantly decided not to continue with circuit training. Thanks to all those who have supported the club over the years.

19. Club Charity 2002

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 2002 the charity is the Derbyshire Air Ambulance.

20.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2002

21.Lady Manners School Cycling Club

22.Impruve Events

Activities for all ages but especially those under 16

Harry Gould 01629 822259
Rob Gould 01629 822259
Tony Holmes 01629 734753
Phil 01629 825727
Richard Clark 01773 852117Snail mail only!
Lee Shunburne01246


For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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