Second Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Support your club by riding our many club events in April
Darley Moor Races on Sunday, Ist April and 15th April are cancelled due to the Foot & Mouth Outbreak

April 2001

Easter in France? One place has become available. Ring for details

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in April 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.

Both rides are on tarmac.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to all who helped in any way with the smooth running of our two open events in March.

Thanks to all who contributed to our winter club room programme.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in April, after the hilly time trial, from about 19.00

Date Programme
Thursday, 19th AprilDr Bike

Ring Harry on 01629 822259 to book your appointment.

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 events are the BCF Challenge on Saturday morning, 14th April at Lea Green and this month's Dr Bike session on Thursday, 19th April, from 19.30, in the clubroom.

Phone Harry for further details and a Dr Bike 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. Winter Programme.

Thanks for the suggestions. We still need more new ideas for winter 2001/2.

12.Touring Trophy 200!

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

13.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 just after Easter.This is your last chance to contribute.

14.Date Change For First Darley Moor Events. Event Cancelled.

The events scheduled for Sunday, 1st April and Sunday, 15th April have both been cancelled due to the foot and mouth outbreak

15. Club Events

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
Tuesday 3rd April 5 1 18.30 Bus shelter, Ashford
Thursday 5th April Short hilly 2 18.30 Cromford Railway Station
Tuesday 10th April 5 1 18.30 Bus shelter, Ashford
Thursday 12th April Short hilly 2 18.30 Cromford railway Station
Sunday 15th April Winster circuit 3 08.30 4 Lane Ends, Darley Dale
Tuesday 17th April 5 1 18.30 Bus shelter, Ashford
Thursday 19th April Short hilly 2 18.30 Cromford Railway Station
Sunday 22nd April 25 4 08.00 Near Firth Rixons
Tuesday 24th April 5 1 18.30 Bus shelter, Ashford
Thursday 26th April Short hilly 2 18.30 Cromford Railway Station

No Start Details
1 Lay-by on right on A6 A6-Ashford-left-Hassop island-Ashford
2 Cromford Railway Stn Lea Mill-Lea-5 ways-left-A615-Matlock
3 4 Lane Ends, B5057, DD A6-Picory Corner-Elton X roads-Darley Dale
4 Lay by near Firth Rixons Bakewell-Matlock-Bakewell-Darley Dale

During the foot and mouth outbreak please observe the RTTC‘s recommendations- disinfect your bike before the start - keep to the road - don‘t go over the wall.

16. 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

17.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 just before Easter, ring 01629 734996 if you are interested.

18.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001

Note date change for time-trials and crit championships

It is still possible that these events will be run at Darley Moor on the 5th May


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


21.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.

22.Matlock CC Open Events in May.

The Open 10 takes place on Sunday, May 6th 2001, using course A10/16. As we fulfil the RTTC requirements for open events we hope to run this event. Entries (£5) close on Tuesday, 24th April. Please either enter the event or come along on the day and help.

The BSCA events at Darley Moor on Saturday, 5th May are not as yet cancelled. The motor cyclists are apparently racing there! Watch this space.

23.BCF Challenge 2001.

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

It costs £4 to enter

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 convalescing 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 to promote a road race/criterium.

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

25.Points Competition Update

26.Lady Manners School Cycling Club.

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

Next morning ride is on Saturday, 7th April leaving Bakewell Square at 10.00 and hopefully returning by 12.00

Enter our Open 10 mile Time Trial

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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