Third Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Support your club by helping at one of our many events in March
Darley Moor Races on Sunday, Ist April cancelled due to the Foot & Mouth Outbreak

March 2001

Have you booked your King Cycle Test yet?

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

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

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

2. Thanks.

Thanks to Harry and Rob for their efforts with the Auction. Thanks to all who bought and sold at the Auction.

Thanks also too all who contributed in any way to our Winter club night programme.

3. Club Room.

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

Date Programme
Thursday, 1st MarchNotts & Derby Cyclo-C League Video.
Thursday, 8th MarchGraham's Personal View.
Thursday, 15th MarchDr Bike
Thursday, 22nd MarchAlison Richaed's slides of Madagascar
Thursday, 29h MarchDarts abd indoor croquet eveing

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 event is this month's Dr Bike session on Thursday, 15th March from 20.00 in the clubroom.

Phone Harry for an appointment

8. Open Events,2001

Note date change for the BSCA time-trial and crit championships at Darley Moor.

9. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2001 became 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


Has any one seen the "20" trophy? Return urgently requested.

11. 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 during March at 19.15. and Sunday, 4th March at 09.30

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

12. Winter Programme.

Thanks for the new suggestions. Some appear this month, but we still need more new ideas for the 2001/2002 Winter programme.

13.Touring Trophy 200!

This year's touring trophy possibly takes place om Wednesday, 30th May at 18.30.

14.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.This is your last chance to contribute.

15.Date Change For First Darley Moor Event.

The first crit at Darley Moor is now NOT on Sunday,1st April. This event has been cancelled due to the Foot and Mouth outbreak nearby,

Keith Noble has more details

This is a Matlock CC event

16. Events 2001

Final Version(!?) of this year's club events is posted at club together with courses to be used.

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

Day Date Event Course Time Start
Sunday 18th March Winster Circuit 5 Winster 08.304 Lane Ends, B5057, Darley Dale
Sunday 25th March 25 A25/12 08.00 Lay-by on A6, near to Firth-Rixons

17.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 March at 19.30 using the gym at the Starkholmes Annexe of Highfields Schoolm on 1st, 8th, 13th, 20th and 27th .

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

New sufferers are desperately needed otherwise this could be the last term that we are able to provide these facilities.

Further details by ringing 01629 734996.

18. 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

19.Summer Tour 2001.

Time DatesWhereAccommodationCostBooking
Summer 18th - 26th July, Loire Valley/Blois.Hostel at school £390, others £430.9th March 2001 ?
Places are still available on the Summer Tour to France - Book Now

Final booking will take place after half term - about the 16th March, ring 01629 734996 if you are interested.

20. 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.

21.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001

Note date change for time-trials and crit championships


The RTTC handbooks have arrived. See Tony if you ordered a copy.


24.Road Race Judging Training.

We intended to include a training workshop for prospective road race judges at Darley Moor on the 1st April starting at 11.30. However due to the Foot and Mouth outbreak nearby this training course is postponed.

25.Matlock CC Open Events in March .

The Open Hilly 25 is on Saturday, 3rd March with the first man departing at 13.31. Please help by marshalling this event. Cakes for sale in the event HQ would be much apprecisted

The BDCA hilly,is on Sunday,11th March with the first man off at 09.00 If you can help with marshalling of this event please contact Lee Shunburne.

26.BCF Challenge 2001.

Our local heat takes place on Saturday, April 14th, starting at 10.00 and finishing around 12.00.

It will take place at Lea Green.

Please bring a suitably school-aged child to the event.Help with running the event appreciated

More details from Harry or Ron


Richard Clark is currently in convarlescing after suffering another heart attack. This leaves us short of an event promoter for our road race at Darley Moor in August. If you have ever ridden a road race and are currently a member of the club you are an ideal candidate for this position. We have a team of volunteers that control the races but need some one to be in overall charge and collect the money. Please help if you can.

Get well soon Richard. You are sorely missed.

Keith Noble is going to act as promoter of our first crit at Darley Moor on the 1st April.

Would you like to be the promoter of the second crit on 11th August?

28.King Cycle Testing.

These test take place on Saturday 24th March from 10.00 using the club room. The test takes about 30 minutes and you can book a time by contacting Keith. There are about 10 time slots allocated on a first come first served basis.

29.Lady Manners School Cycling Club.

Next meeting is at 12.05 on Friday, 30th March in lab 68

Next morning ride is on Saturday, 10th March leaving Bakewell Square at 10.00 and hopefully returning by 12.00

Come Circuit Training on Tuesday Evenings

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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