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Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

November 2001

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in November 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 supported Riber Hill Climb.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open each Thursday evening.

Date Programme Speaker/In charge Time
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 Phil 19.00
29th November Xmas card constuction/Trophy return evening Phil 19.00
6th December Team Dominoes Phil 20.00
13th December Ecuador by bike. Olly Penrice 20.00
20th December Dr Bike Rob 20.00
27th December Team Christmas Quiz 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 - contact Steve Ward if you are still waiting.

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. 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 3rd November if you intend to go.

9. 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.

10. VIP Award.


Two British Cycling clubs, West Suffolk Wheelers and Matlock CC have both been selected from a wide range of sports clubs, across many sports, to be the regional winners of the Sport England Volunteer Investment Programme (VIP) Recognition Award 2001. The awards are an opportunity for organisations to receive public recognition and financial support for their volunteer management programmes. As well as the title and 1000 in prize money, the two British Cycling improve accredited cycling clubs will both automatically be entered into the national final where they will face other regional winners for the chance to win a further 3000 and the title of national winners.

Roger Whitfield added:-

”Matlock were one the first clubs to take up the improve award, and are enthusiastic supporters of our Raleigh Challenge and Get Set programmes. Their strong team of volunteers has increased membership form 140 to 240 in the last few years and this award is recognition of that success. I wish them good luck with the national award.•

11. 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.

12. Darley Moor.

Richard Clark is organising a two day stage race on Saturday, june 1st and Sunday, 2nd June 2001. Book the date NOW. Contact Richard Clark for more details.

13. Open Events.

Riber Hill climb result

14. 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.

15. 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, 8th November.

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

16. 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.

17. 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,

18. 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.

19. Club Dinner and Prize Presentation.

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

Rob has the details

20. 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

21..BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001

22.Lady Manners School Cycling Club

23.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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