Fifth Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Club subs due NOW please.

April 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in April, at 9.00 starting from the station car park entrance. 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 the smooth running of the hilly 25. Congratulations to our riders. Three team wins in March!

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in April from about 19.00 to 20.30.

A Dr Bike session takes takes place on Thursday, 27th April, starting at 19.30.

Drawings of the proposed new club strip will be on show at the Barn during April.

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5. Congratulations

Congratulations to Aiden on his win in the 2000 Gore-Tex Polaris MTB Challenge which took place in Australia. This is the unofficial World Championships for cycle/orienteering.

6. Press Secretary.

Mark Fairman needs informing of all of our exploits. Please call him on 01629 583564 with all your results as soon as possible after the event.

7. Impruve Event

The next Impruve events are the Youth criterium races at Darley Moor Circuit, Ashbourne on Saturday April 1st and the Dr Bike session at the Barn on Thursday, 27th April starting at 19.30.

To get your bike checked over, Phone Harry on 01629 822259 for an appointment.

8.World Track Championships.

These take place in Manchester, 25th - 29th October, 2000. The club is organising a bus trip to these championships on 28/10/00. Seats 15, children & OAPs 8. Coach fare extra.

We have 12 free seats for under-14 club memebers who must be accompanied by an adult. These seats will be awarded on a first come basis.

Please let Tony have your seat money by Easter if you intend to go.

9.Result of the Open Hilly 25 mile Time Trial

10. Club Time Trials.

Sunday,16th April 25mile, A25/12 08.00 start from near Firth-Rixsons
Sunday,23rd, April Hilly 25 mile, AV/H. 08.00 start from Cromford railway station
4th, 11th, 18th & 25th April5 mile18.30 start from Ashford
6th, 13th, 20th & 27th AprilShort Hilly18.30 start from Cromford railway station

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2000 become due on the 1st January. There is no change in the subscriptions for 2000. Seniors - 10, Under-23 - 5, Junior - 1 + BCF, Youth - 1 + BCF. Family - 15.

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

12.Open Event.

The Open 10 takes place on Sunday, April 30th using the A10/16. Entries close on Tuesday 18th April. Marshals and cakes urgently needed.

The first Darley Moor series of Youth crits takes place on Saturday, 1st April, with racing starting at 12.00. Help always appreciated.

The second Darley Moor crit for 3/4/J/V takes place on Sunday, 16th April with racing starting at 12.00. Please help or race.

13. Results of Club Events in 2000

14. BDCA.

Please note that, as we missed the subscription dead line by 2 days, we are no longer a member club of the BDCA. It seems sad that, after over 30 years of promoting events for the BDCA, the first year we did not promote, we are thrown out for a (minor) infringement. Where are our friends?

This means that only open BDCA events may be ridden.

15. Challenge 2000.

The local heat takes place on May 13th at Lea Green from 10.00 to 12.00. Entry 3.

16. Notts and Derby League Cross Events Final Results.


Congratulations to all Matlock riders who competed in this league.

17.Touring Trophy Result.

18.Pedal Power 2000.

Collect your copy from club.


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

20. Events 2000

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

Note changes to the list due to the non-availability of Darley Moor Circuit. The are now NO BCF Juvenile events - those scheduled for the 6th May and 3rd June have been cancelled. The BSCA Area time trial championships now take place on Sunday, 21st May starting at 10.00

21. Sponsored Ride

a)One of our members is riding in aid of Struan Kerr-Lidell. Struan, a former pupil of Lady Manners School, Bakwell, broke his neck when the scrum collapsed in a university rugby game. His sister, Kirsty, used to be a member of the club, coming to the North Yorks Moors with us.
The ride is from Derbyshire to Edinburgh, timed to coincide with the International at Murryfield. Forms are in the clubroom.

b)May 6th, Derwent Valley Lions are having a static ride outside the chip shop on Causeway Lane in aid of Whizz Kids etc. If you can donate half an hour please contact Tony.

c)Jim Thorneycroft is running the London Marathon in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Forms in the club room.

22. Club Charity 2000

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

In 2000 the charity is Crossroads.

Crossroads is a registered charity that supports people who care for a physically or mentally disabled person of any age.

Its main objectives are:-

1) To recruit and provide Care Attendants: to relieve stress in the family or or carer of the disabled person.
To avoid admission to hospital or residential care of the disabled person shoul a breakdown or other failure occur in the household.

2) To supplement and complement, no replace, existing statutory services = and to work closely with them.

3) To strive to maintain a high and professional standard of care.

The local scheme, which the club is supporting, started in 1987 in the Northern Dales, expanding South in 1995. It now covers from Edale and the Hope Valley in the North down to Sudbury and Doveridge. The service is open to carers of people of any age or disability, mental or physical. There is normally no charge made for the service, although if the need exceeds the available funding a waiting list can operate.

Anyone wishing to know more about this organisation can contact the Scheme Manager at Newholme Hospital, Bakewell. Telephone 01629 812664.

23. Points Update

Aiden World Champion.

Have you paid your subs yet?

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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