Fourth Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

October 2001

Ride Riber Hill Climb

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in October 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.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to all who helped with the Trix event in September.

Many hesitant young cyclists gained confidence by your efforts.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening.

Date Programme Speaker/In charge Time
4th October Training for Cyclo Cross Phil 20.00
11th October Mission Impossible - Alaska by Bike Andy and Alan 20.00
18th October Dr Bike Rob 20.00
25th October Scalextrix Round 2 Phil 19.00
1st November Create a Guy Fawkes Competition Phil 19.00
8th November Dr Bike Rob 20.00
15th November AGM Chairman 20.00
22nd November Scalextrix Round 3 Phil 19.00
29th November Xmas cards/Trophy return evening Phil 19.00

Ring Rob for a Dr Bike appointment.

4. Web Sites.

Matlock Cycling Club‘s Home Page can be found at

Mark Fairman, our 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.

Has arrived?

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.

All trophies must be returned, clean, by Thursday, 29th November.

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 E. Mids BSCA Events, 2002.

Day Date Event Place Time Orgn
Sunday 10th February Cyclo-Cross Lincoln 10? John Cotton
Tuesday 4th June Time Trial/5/10 Rowsley, A10/16 08.00 CM
Tuesday 4th June Time Trial/3/2 DM 12.00 CM
Tuesday 4th June Crits DM 12.00 CM
Tuesday 4th June Rollers DM 15.00 CM
Saturday 8th June MTB Lincoln 12? John Cotton
Friday 5th July Hard track Harvey Haddon, Nottingham 19.00 CM
Saturday 13th July Grass Track Bakewell 14.00 CM
Saturday 7th September Hill Climb Hassop 14.00 CM

Darley Moor events not confirmed as yet.

9. Autumn Tour, 2001.

This year we hoping to go to Ilam Hostel for the weekend of November 17th/18th.

Cost Adults: £25, At School: £20.

I need your money by 18th October if you intend to go.

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.

Thanks to Josh, James and Mark for their support marshalling this event.

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 a recent Newsletter. Contact Harry if your copy was missing.

13. Darley Moor.

The next events organised by Rik are on Sunday, 7th and 14th October, both 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, £5, 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. AGM.

The club‘s AGM takes place on Thursday, 15th November at 20.00 in the Barn Clubroom.

Nomination sheets will be available in the clubroom until Thursday, 1st November.

Any competent business for the AGM should be sent to the Secretary, in writing, 14 days before the AGM

17. Notts and Derby Cross at Lea Green.

Thanks to Dan for a brilliant event and to those who contributed in any way to the event‘s success.

18. Cyclo Cross.

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.

There is a free event for under-12s nearly every Saturday during the winter. Details of these events can be found at or by phoning Harry Gould.

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 continues in October on Wednesday evenings at 19.30. Note no session at half term, Wednesday, 24th October.

Please come yourself and bring a friend. You can do as much or as little as you like!

Cost Adult: £2, At school: £1, per session.

Note Wednesday evenings.

21. Club Dinner and Prize Presentation.

Proposed date is Friday, 18th January, 2002 at The Coach House, Lea.

22. 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

23.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001

24.Lady Manners School Cycling Club

25.Impruve Events

Activities for all ages but especially those under 16

Harry Gould 01629 822259
Rob Gould 01629 822259
Tony Holmes 01629 734753
Phil 01629 825727
Richard Clark 01773 852117Snail mail only!

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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