Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

May 1999

1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in May 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 Impruve races at Darley Moor, BCF crits also at Darley Moor and the Open 10.
Thanks to those who helped Tony with the sponsored turbo ride outside the chip shop!

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open after the hilly event each Thursday evening in May from about 19.00 to 20.30.

4. Newsletter.

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

5. BCF Challenge.

The club is organising the local heat of this nation wide competition at Stancliffe Hall School on Saturday May 22nd starting at 14.00. Help always appreciated.

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 training event is at Darley Moor on Saturday, May, 8th, starting at 12.00. Help always appreciated.

8. Club Equipment.

Keith is still making an inventory of equipment belonging to the club. If you have any such items please let him know.

9. Open Events.

Entries for the Grouse 10 on Tuesday 8th June close on Saturday, 29th May. Enties,4, to Paul Brassington, 3, Ashley Close,Tansley, Matlock. Derbys. DE4 5HX.

10. Club Events.

Tuesdays, 4th, 11th and 18th* May: 5 mile TT. 18.30 start from Ashford.
Thursdays, 6th, 13th and 20th* May: Short Hilly TT. 18.30 start from Cromford railway station.
Both start PROMPTLY at 18.30.
Saturday, 8th May*: Club Road Race Championships as part of the BSCA crits at Darley Moor. Prologue at 13.30 Main race 15.00.
Sunday, 9th May:A10/16 modified. 08.00 start from the 25 start.
Sunday, 16th May: A25/12. 08.00 start
Tuesday, 25th May: Old A10/16. 19.00 start.
Thursday, 27th May: Long Hilly, 19.00 start from Cromford Railway station.
Monday, 31st May*: A25/12, 7.00 start.
*=Club Championship.
Under-18 riders must have completed a RTTC parental consent form, before they can start club events. >

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 1999 became due on the 1st January. Please hand or send completed enrolment forms together with payment to Tony Holmes or Harry Gould.

12. Lottery Bid.

As you may have seen in the press the club has been successful in its bid. We have around 4200 to spend on such things as a video, lap top, printer, set of tools, a session on the King Cycle.

13. Results of Club Events

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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