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Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

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June 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in June, 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 running of the Darley Moor crits, the open 10, the East Midlands BSCA Area time trial championships and the BCF Challenge 2000 at Lea Green.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in April from about 19.30 to 20.30.

A Dr Bike session takes takes place on Thursday, 15th June, starting at 19.30.

Please note that some building work is to take place at the Barn and the club room may not always be opened.

4. Newsletter.

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5. New Club Strip.

Forms available on the club‘s web site at and from Steve Ward.

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 Mountain Bike races on June 10th at Brickyard Farm, the family fun ride on the High Peak Tial on Friday June 23rd and the Dr Bike session at the Barn on Thursday, June 15th 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 Saturday, 28th October. Seats £15, children & OAPs £8. Coach fare extra.

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

Please let Tony have your seat money by Saturday, 10th June. if you intend to go.

9.Result of the Open 10 mile Time Trial

10. Club Time Trials.

Day Date Month Event Dist. Course Time
Thursday 1st. June Long hilly 11 1 19.00
Sunday 4th. June (Mat-Bak)x3 50 3 ch 06.30
Tuesday 6th. June A10/16 10 2 18.30
Thursday 8th. June Long hilly 11 1 19.00
Tuesday 13th. June A10/16 10 2 19.00
Thursday 15th. June Long hilly 11 1 19.00
Tuesday 20th. June A10/16 10 2 19.00
Thursday 22nd. June Taddington 25 4 ch 18.30
Tuesday 27th. June A10/16 10 2 19.00
Thursday 29th June Long hilly 11 1 ch 19.00


No. Start Details
1 Cromford railway station Lea Mills, [Lea, 5 ways]2, Matlock Green, Club.
2 4 Ways, B5057, Darley D. Church Lane, A6, Bakewell, A6, Darley Dale.
3 Picory Corner [A6,Matlock-Bakewell]3 Darley Dale.
4 Picory Corner A6 - A5270 - A515 - A5012 - Winster -B5056.

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2000 became 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 Grouse 10 took place on Tuesday, 6th June. Help appreciated with marshalling. etc.

The Area British Schools Cycling Association MTB championships take place on Saturday, 10th June at Brickyard farm with the first race at 13.00. Free entry for under-18 club members. Entry on the line.

Course assembly from 08.00 on the Saturday.

Please help if you can. More details from Tony

Darley Moor Crits take place from on Sunday 11th June. The race starts at 12.00. Help appreciated. Contact Rik.

Tarmac, 25 mile time trial entries, £4.50, close on Tuesday, 20th June. Please ride if you can so that we may retain this generous sponsorship. Robin is the event organiser.

The youth crits due to take place on 3rd June have been cancelled.

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. Family Fun Ride.

Harry is organising a family fun ride for club members and their friends on Friday, 23rd June starting at 18.30 from Middleton Top car park. Returning around 20.30. Any age welcome.

16. Club Mountain Bike Championships.

As the club races on the 10th June are for under-18, the club MTB championship will be incorporated into the Ambergate race on Wednesday, June 21st. signing on for which starts at around 18.00. Full details of these races appear in the club room.

17.Touring Trophy Result

18.Pedal Power 2000.

Collect your copy from club or the whitish van.


Congratulations to all winners of trophies for the 1999 season. Please note that this year all trophies MUST be returned 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.

21.National Bike Week Ride.

Derbyshire County Council‘s Ranger Service is organising a ride along the High Peak Trail from Middleton Top on Friday, 16th June starting at 18.30.

We would like a presence on this ride to support their efforts and publicise the club. Booking is essential. If you can come and ride either book yourself in or let me know in time to make a booking for you.

22.Ladies 10 Mile Time Trial Trophy.

This new trophy will be awarded to the lady with the fastest time in the club‘s 10 mile time trial championships on Tuesday, 11th July.

23. Driver.

The club‘s/Lady Manners School‘s tour to Brittany is in need of a van driver. This van depart on the afternoon of Monday, 17th July and returns late on Wednesday, 26th July.

If you are interested or know of some one who could help please contact Chris Mottram on 01629 812671 during the day or 01629 734996 in the evening or Email

24. Rollers.

If you would like to take part in a demonstration roller race during the Derby City Centre races on Sunday, 18th July, please contact Derby Mercury‘s Dave Ellis on 01159 328828.

25. 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

26.Sale of NEW Club Kit

Steve Ward has the following new club kit for sale on a first come first served basis:
QuantityDescriptionSizeOriginal PriceSale Price
1 Short Sleeved Road Jersey size 6 (XL) Was £28 now £19
1 Long Sleeved Road Jersey size 6 Was £29 now £19
1 Training Top size 6 Was £30 now £19
I Training Top size 5 (L) Was £30 now £19
1 Ladies premium coolmax shorts size 3 (S) Was £29 now £19
1 Lycra Bib longs size 5 Was £27 now £19
1 'Roubaix' bib longs size 6 Was £33 now £23

Steve can be contacted on 01629 583105 (day), 01629 824334 (eve), Email

Aiden World Champion.

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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