Fourth Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

TARMAC sponsor club's open 25

September 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in September at the station car park entrance. These rides allegedly start at 9.00.

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 Asbourne Cup race at Darley Moor.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening in September from about 20.00 to 21.30.

Date Programme
Thursday, 7th September Video evening
Thursday, 14th September Quiz
Thursday, 21st September Dr Bike
Thursday, 28th September Ron Duggins

Dr Bike sessions are open to all. Ring Harry to ensure that your bike is seen.


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5. New Club Strip.

Steve Ward writes, ”Due to production back log, the new Club Kit has been delayed. Endura have promised delivery ”any day now• and apologise for any inconvenience. Some members sent cheques with their order, they will not be cashed until the clothing arrives. As soon as the kit is here, members will be notified.•

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 event is the Dr Bike session at the Barn on Thursday, September, 21st, starting at 20.00.

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 all those who applied.

We have some free tickets for under - 14‘s. These will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Phone Tony if you are interested.

Please let Tony know, as soon as possible, if you are using the bus to be booked by the club to get to Manchester.

9.Result of the Tarmac 25 Open Time Trial

10. Club Time Trials.

Day Date Month Event Dist. Course Time
Saturday 2nd. September. Sheldon5 miles 1 14.00
Saturday 2nd. September. Freewheel1 mile 2 15.00
Saturday9thSeptember.Hill climb1mile314.00


No. Start Details
1 First gate after Shutts Lane Left hand circuit, finish before X roads.
2 Bus shelter, Sheldon Through Sheldon village.
3BridgeLane by the side of Wirestone picnic site.

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2001 become due on the 1st January, 2001. They can be paid any time following the AGM in November.

Please hand or send completed enrolment forms together with payment to Tony Holmes or Harry Gould.

12.Open Event.

The club‘s hill climb on Saturday, 9th September is also the British Schools Cycling Association‘s East Midland Area Hill Climb Championships. If you know of any student 12 years old and above who would like to ride please bring them on the day. The entry fee is £1.50.

Note that entries for Riber Hill Climb close on Tuesday, 10th October.

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. Autumn Tour.

This is scheduled to take place on Saturday/Sunday, 18th/19th November going to Gradbach Youth Hostel. Cost is £20/£22. Booking will take place at the beginning of October. Please let me know if you are interested in going.

16. Winter Programme.

We are looking for new ideas to use on Thursday evenings at the clubroom. 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.

17.Touring Trophy Result

18.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 in the New Year.


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.

Please check with Trophies 2000 to see if this lit of this year'e winners is correct.

20. Events 2001

First Version of next year's club events is posted at club together with courses to be used.


We have been struggling to run club events during the holiday season. Thanks to the volunteer time keepers who ensured that no events were cancelled. If anyone would like to become an official RTTC time keeper please let me know.

22.Circuit Training.

Circuit training sessions start on Tuesday, ?, September at 19.30 using the gym at the Starkholmes Annex of Highfields School. These sessions last 1 hour and cost £2 with £1 for those in full time education.

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.Tours 2001.

Time Probable DatesWhereAccommodationCost
Easter 9th - 13th April, Normandy.Hotel £150 - £200.
Summer 18th - 26th July, Loire Valley/Blois.Hostel at school £390, others £430.

27. Volunteers.

We intend to run introductory mtb rides on Saturday mornings, starting in September, and would like to set up a rota of riders prepared to help. Please let Harry or Ron know if you are able to help.

26.Barnardos Sponsored Ride.

We have traditionally marshalled this event in Youlgreave and Over Haddon. This year the event takes place on Sunday, 10th September. Marshalling involves signing rider‘s sheets and keeping a note of their numbers. First riders appear around 9.30/10.00 and the last about 13.00. If you are able to help please let me know. With 4 volunteers we could work a shift system.

27.Trix Awards.

The next Trix Award session will be either on a Saturday morning in October or at October half term possibly at Stancliffe. See the next newsletter for final details.

Aiden World Champion.

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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