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August 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in August 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 Tarmac 25 and the East Midlands BSCA Area Hard Track championships.

3. Club Room.

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

A Dr Bike session takes place on Thursday, 17th August, starting after 19.30.


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

b) The clubroom may not be open after the short hilly event on the 10th August - check with the timekeeper. (see item 12)

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

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 event is the Roller Racing the Dr Bike session at the Barn on Thursday, August, 17th 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 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 have your seat money by Saturday, 10th June. if you intend to go.

9.Result of the Tarmac 25 Open Time Trial

10. Club Time Trials.

Day Date Month Event Dist. Course Time
Tuesday1st. August A10/16 10 2 18.30
Thursday 3rd. August Long hilly 11 1 18.30
Tuesday 8th. August A10/16 10 2 18.30
Thursday 10th. August Short hilly 8 3 18.30
Tuesday 15th. August Ashford 5 4 18.30
Thursday 18th. August Short hilly 8 3 18.30
Tuesday 22nd. August Ashford 5 4 18.30
Thursday 24th. August Short hilly 8 3 18.30
Tuesday 29th.. August Ashford 5 4 18.30
Thursday 31st. August Short hilly 8 3 18.30
Saturday 2nd. Sept. Sheldon 5 5 14.00
Saturday 2nd. Sept. Freewheel 1 6 15.00


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 Cromford railway station Lea Mills, Lea, 5 ways, Matlock Green, Club
4 A6, lay by NW Ashford Ashford, left, encircle Hassop island, Ashford.
5 First gate after Shutts Lane Left hand circuit, finish before X roads.
6 Bus shelter, Sheldon Through Sheldon village.

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 Ashbourne Cup takes place on Saturday, 12th August at Darley Moor Circuit. Ashbourne. We need help with judging and marshalling this prestigious event. Please phone Rick Clark if you can help. [01773 852117]

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..

We WON. Congratulations to all who took part in either event. Well done!

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 August. In particular the events on Tuesday, 8th August,(10) Thursday, 10th August, (short hilly), Tuesday, 15th August,(5) and 17th August, (short hilly) will not have the regular timekeepers available due to sojourns in Central France. 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 was won by Sally Vetta in the club‘s 10 mile Championship.

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

27. Volinteers.

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.

Aiden World Champion.

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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Second Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

September 2001

Circuit training starts on Wednesday, 12th September

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in September 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 supported the Ashbourne Cup race at Darley Moor and helped with the crits at Bank Holiday.

Thanks also to the timekeepers who ran the club events during August.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening.

Date Programme Speaker/In charge Time
6th September Biking in the Balkans Geoff William 20.00
13th September The Challenger Disaster. Steven Slater 20.00
20th September Dr Bike Rob 20.00
27th September Scalextrix Round 1 Phil 19.00
4th October Training for Cyclo Cross ?/Phil 20.00
11th October Mission Impossible Alaska by Bike Andy Heading/Alan Sheldon 20.00
18th October Dr Bike Rob 20.00
25th October Scalectrix Round 2 Phil 19.00

Ring Harry on 01629 822259 for a Dr Bike appointment.

4. Web Sites.

Matlock Cycling Club‘s Home Page can now be found at

Mark Fairman, our new webmaster, needs information, news, views, photos, jpegs, etc for the web site. He can be contacted by Email

The club‘s newsletters and results can be found at

5. Club Kit.

Try Steve Ward as soon as possible please.

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. Trophies.

Has anyone seen the 20 trophy? Still missing! Someone must have it!

Has any one got any old, spare trophies that we could modify and use. We have several ”Championships• that do not have a trophy.

8. Proposed Open Events, 2002.

Day Date Event Course Time Organiser
Saturday 2nd March Hilly 25 AH/2 13.30 OC
Sunday 10th March BDCA Hilly AH/7 09.00 Lee
Sunday 5th May 10 A10/16 08.00 OC
Tuesday 4th June Grouse 10 A10/16 08.00 Danny
Sunday 7th July Tarmac A25/12 08.00 Rob
Sunday 20th October Riber AHC/1 10.30 OC

Any comments?

9. Autumn Tour, 2001.

This year we hoping to go to Ilam Hostel for the weekend of November 17th/18th. Cost around £25 (increase due to expected increase in wine consumption) Please let me know if you are interested. Booking at the beginning of October.

10. BCF Membership Offer.

Club members who are 15 and below and are not already BCF members can join for £5, including any racing licences. BCF membership now lasts for 12 months.

11. Barnados Sponsored Ride.

This takes place on Sunday, 9th September. We have been asked to marshal Youlgreave, Eyam and Tideswell this year.Usually the last rider is through around 13.30 at Youlgreave. Help very much appreciated. Please let me know if you can help.

12. Pedal Power 2002.

Send your articles for the 2002 edition of Pedal Power to Danny. Write the article now when things happen and let Danny be responsible for losing them. The next edition should appear just after Easter 2002.

You should have received a copy of the 2001 Pedal Power with the last Newsletter. Contact Harry if your copy was missing.

13. Darley Moor.

The next event organised by Rik is on Saturday, 15th, September, with a 12.00 start. Help always appreciated at these events. Contact Richard Clark for more details.

14. Open Events.

Riber Hill climb takes place on Sunday, 21st October, with the first man off at 10.31. Prizes for ATB, ladies, juniors, youths , vets, etc Entries close on Tuesday, 9th October. Please ride.

15. Tuesday Rides.

Richard Thoday is organising a group ride on Tuesday evenings leaving Crown Square at 19.00. They hope to cover 35/40 miles. For more details call Richard on 01629 582300.

16. Trix Awards.

The next Trix awards session takes place on Saturday, 22nd, September starting at 10.00. Finishing at about 12.00. Cost 50p for the tutorcard. Trix Awards are tests that involve completing simple tests of riding skill. Awards can be gained at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.This is followed by a round of the Notts & Derby Cyclo - X League using the grounds of Lea Green. The 12 and over race starts at 12.30 and the under-12 race, which is free, starts at 13.30.

17. Notts and Derby Cross at Lea Green.

Takes place on Saturday 22nd September, with the Youth race at 12.30, the free under-12 at 13.30 and the Senior race at 14.15. Please either ride (see 18) or come along and marshal. Further details from Danny Alexander.

18. Cyclo Cross.

That time of year is here again. Remember that you now need to join the BCF if you are going to compete in the N&D X League. Harry or Tony have the forms. More details from Harry.

19. Summer Tour 2002.

Hopefully we will be going to the Dordogne and Lot Valleys in France. Possible dates are Monday, 15th July to Wednesday, 24th July. The cost will be around £440 (depending on numbers and the Euro). Booking around half term,

20. Circuit Training.

This starts again in September on Wednesday evenings at 19.30. First session is on the 12th September This is the make or break term when we need to break even for these sessions to continue. Please come yourself and bring a friend. You can do as much or as little as you like! Cost £2 per session.

Note Wednesday evenings.

21. 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

22.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001

23.Lady Manners School Cycling Club

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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