Second Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

TARMAC sponsor club's open 25

July 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in July, 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 crit, the Grouse 10 and the East Midlands BSCA Area MTB championships.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in July from about 19.30 to 20.30 after the long hilly event

A Dr Bike session takes takes place on Thursday, 13th July, starting after 19.30.


a) The club room will not be open on Thursday, 6th July as we are at Buxton defending the inter-club trophy.

b)Some building work is to take place at the Barn and so the club room may not always be opened.

c) The clubroom may not be open after the long hilly on the 20th July - check with the timekeeper. (see item 12)

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5. New Club Strip.

Eagerly awaited. Try Steve Ward if you still want some.

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 Roller Racing on July 8th at Club(?) and the Dr Bike session at the Barn on Thursday, July 13th 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. Tony has booked the seats for those who applied on time.

There were some late applications. So far these haven‘t got seats booked. If anyone forgot to send in the booking form there possibly may be another chance to obtain seats. Phone Tony.

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
Tuesday 4th. July A10/16 IC 10 2 19.00
Thursday 6th. July IC at Buxton 10 * 19.00
Tuesday 11th. July A10/16 Ch 10 2 19.00
Thursday 13th. July Long hilly 11 1 19.00
Tuesday 18th. July A10/16 10 2 19.00
Thursday 20th. July Long hilly 11 1 19.00
Tuesday 25th. July A10/16 10 2 19.00
Thursday 27th. July Long Hilly 11119.00


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.
*Buxton 10 mileFairfield Common, by the golf course.

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 Tarmac(?) 25 takes place on Sunday, 2nd July. Help appreciated with marshalling. etc. Contact Robin.

The Area British Schools Cycling Association Hard track championships take place on Friday, 7th July at Harvey Haddon Stadium, Nottingham starting at 19.00. Entry (£2) on the line. Help appreciated.

CancelledThe Area British Schools Cycling Association Roller championships take place on Saturday, 8th July starting at 14.30. Entry(£2) on the line. Venue is (probably) the Barn. Phone for more details. Help appreciated.

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. Inter Club Event..

IC means an inter-club race against Buxton CC. They ride our 10 mile time trial on Tuesday, 4th July and we ride their 10 mile time trial on Thursday, 5th July. A points system decides the winning club.

We need as many riders as possible to ride both events. As an added bonus anyone riding at Buxton gets an extra 25 points, in addition to points gained in the event, for our club points competition.

The event at Buxton is their 10 mile championship and so they are likely to turn out in force. Please ride both events if you possible can.

16. Winter Programme.

We are looking for new ideas to use on Thursday evenings at the clubroom starting rom the beginning of September. If you can offer to organise an evening or know of someone who would be willing to do so please let a member of the committee know.

We hope to organise Tuesday evening circuit training sessions at Starkholmes Gym, again starting in September. Details later.

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.


We will be struggling to run the club events in the middle of July. In particular the events on Tuesday, 18th July,(10) Thursday, 20th July, (long hilly), and Tuesday, 25th July,(10) will not have the regular timekeepers available due to marriage (Danny‘s) and wandering around Brittany. If you could help with any or all of these events please let me know. Training can be provided.

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. 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 left 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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