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Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Support your club by riding our many club events in July
Help Chris Hopkinson become the 24 Hours Champion

July 2001

Thanks to Tarmac for Sponsoring our 25

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in July at the station car park entrance. These rides meet at 9.15 and leave at 9.30.

Monday evening rides start outside the Laburnum, Hackney Road at 18.30. Further details of both outings from Tony Holmes on 01629 734753.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to all who helped with the Grouse 10, the Trix Award event at Stancliffe,the Darley Moor crits and the Tarmac 25.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in June, after the hilly time trial, from about 19.30

Date Programme
Thursday, 12th JulyDr 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

Has arrived!

Contact Steve Ward for 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 Trix Award event on the 22nd September at Lea Green and the Dr Bike session on Thursday July 12th

Phone Harry for further details and a Dr Bike appointment

8. Open Events,2001

Note date change for the BSCA MTB championships to 23rd June at Lincoln

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.Someone must have it!

11. Club Night Winter Programme.

Thanks for the suggestions. We still need more new ideas for winter 2001/2.The first planning session for next winter will be at the committee meeting on Friday, 13th July so please may we have some more ideas before then?

12.Touring Trophy 2001

13.Pedal Power 2002.

Please let Danny have any articles, pictures, drawings, anything for the next edition of Pedal Power due out just after Easter, 2002.

14.Darley Moor Events on July 29th.

The first event, 3/4/W/J start at 12.00. Please come and help if you can.Some of the regular team are at the 24.

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
Sunday1st JulyTarmac 25 4 08.00 lay by near Firth Rixons
Tuesday 3rd July 10 Inter Club 5 19.00 4 Lane End, DD
Thursday 5th July 10 Inter Club 10 19.00 Fairfield, Buxton
Tuesday 10th July 10 Championships 5 19.00 4 Lane End, DD
Thursday 12th July Long Hilly 7 19.00 Cromford Station
Tuesday 17th July 10 5 19.00 4 Lane End, DD
Thursday 19th July Long Hilly 7 19.00 Cromford Station
Tuesday 24th July 10 5 19.00 4 Lane Ends, DD
Thursday 26h July Long Hilly 7 19.00 Cromford Station
Tuesday 31st July 10 5 19.00Cromford Station

NoDistance Start Details
15 Lay-by on right on A6 A6-Ashford-left-Hassop island-Ashford
28 Cromford Railway Stn Lea Mill-Lea-5 ways-left-A615-Matlock
310 4 Lane Ends, B5057, DD A6-Picory Corner-Elton X roads-Darley Dale
425 Lay by near Firth Rixons Bakewell-Matlock-Bakewell-Darley Dale
510 4 Lane Ends, B5057, DD DD-Bakewell- Harrison Drive ,DD
711 Cromford Railway StnAs No. 2 + left at 5 ways, left, left and left to Lea
8 50 Picory Corner (Matlock - Bakewell)3
9 25 Picory Corner Tadd-Brierlow Bar-Neawhaven- Hawleys Bridge
1010Fairfield Golf Course3 laps of Fairfield Common

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.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001


As usual we need extra timekeepers for the holiday period. In particular in July we need help on Tuesday, 17th, Thursday, 19th, Tuesday, 24th and Thursday, 26th. If you can help, please let me know.

In August we will need assistance on Tuesday, 7th, Thursday, 9th, Tuesday, 14th and Thursday, 16th.


20.Road Race Judging Training.

We intend to include a training workshop for prospective road race judges at Darley Moor during the event on July 29th. See Harry if you are interested.

21.Matlock CC Open Events in July.

The Tarmac 25 takes place on Sunday, July 1st, with the first rider off at 08.01. Cakes and help with marshalling appreciated. Contact Rob [01629 822259] if you able to help in any way.

BSCA East Midland Hard Track Championships take place at Harvey Haddon Stadium on Friday, 7th July with a 19.00 start.

These events are open to all riders of school age and are divided into age groups. Under 8, years 3 and below. Under 10, years 4 and 5. Under 12, years 6 and 7. Under 14, years 8 and 9, Under 16, years 10 and 11. Over 16, years 12 and 13 up to 19 years old.

Boys and girls have separate championships.

22.National 24 Hours Championship.

Chris Hopkinson is to ride this year‘s championship which takes place Saturday/Sunday 28/29th July in the North Shropshire area.

We need more help supporting Chris in his efforts. So far we have two teams operating from 14.00 on the Saturday to 06.00 on the Sunday and two teams operating from 06.00 to the end of the event on the Sunday. If you can help for part of the time please or the whole time, please let Richard Clark know on 01773 852117.

We are running a guess the mileage competition in aid of research into children‘s brain tumours. £1 per guess with mileages quoted to 3 decimal places!

23.Points Competition Update

24.Lady Manners School Cycling Club.

Next meeting is at 12.05 on Friday, 13th July in lab 68

25.Trix Awards.

The next Trix awards session takes place on Saturday, 22nd July at Lea Green, starting at 10.00. Cost 50p.

26. Buxton Inter-Club.

Help us retain the trophy by riding both events -Tuesday, 3rd July at Matlock and Thurdsay, 5th July at Buxton.

How far will Chris ride in 24 hours?

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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