Third Edition

Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

Happy Christmas and a tail wind throughout 2001

December 2000

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1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in December 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 cross at Lea Green.

Thanks to John and Harry for help at the damp Trix Awards session!

3. Club Room.

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

Date Programme
Thursday, 7th DecemberThis year, next year, sometime never..
Thursday, 14th DecemberGraham's personal view.
Thursday, 21st DecemberCircuit training taster session, 19.30 at Starkholmes Gym.
Thursday, 28th DecemberChrsitmas presents?

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

A limited number items of the new design are available from stock. Road Jerseys (including a couple in Childrens sizes) and Shorts in various sizes plus Skin Suits in size 5 only.

First come first served.

Contact Steve Ward for more 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 is the Cyclo-Cross at Brickyard Farm on Saturday, 30th, December.

Harry has more details. Phone Harry on 01629 822259,

8.Notts and Derby League Cross at Lea Green..

Stewart Marsh took some pictures of this successful event organised by Danny Alexander. The results can be found at

9.Result of the Riber Hill Climb

10. Open Events,2001

Note the addition of the BDCA hilly time trial.

11. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 2001 become 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.

12.Club Dinner.

This annual event takes place on Friday evening, 19th January, 19.30 for a 20.00 start. The venue will be the Coach House at Lea. Cost £15.95 per head.

Ring Robin on 01629 822259 for more details

The highlight of this dinner will be the Vic-Charman's speech.

13. Results of Club Events in 2000

14. BDCA.

We are promoting a hilly for the BDCA using AH/7(A/VH) on Sunday, 11th March with Lee Shunburne as event secretary. Start is 09.00 and entry fee £5.

All BDCA events in 2001 are for association members only. We appear to be members again!

15. Training Rides.

We are now running a medium paced group ride every Wednesday evening through the winter and some Sunday mornings. ALL WELCOME.

Wednesday evenings (until evening time trials start again) at 19.15 and Sunday 17th and 24th December at 9.30.

Rides start at Crown Square (car park by the Derbyshire). For further details call Andy Porter 01629 582910 or Richard Thoday 01629 582300

16. Winter Programme.

Thanks for the new suggestions. They will appear next month, but we still want more new ideas.

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.

If you think you have won a trophy during 2000 please let a committee member know before the AGM.

All tophies should have been returned by the end of November

20. Events 2001

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


If anyone would like to become an official RTTC time keeper please let me know.

22.Circuit Training.

Circuit training sessions continue on most Tuesday evenings at 19.30 using the gym at the Starkholmes Annex of Highfields School.

Last session is on Thursday, 21st December. This will also be a taster session, followed by club afterwards.

No session on 26/12/00!

These sessions last 1 hour and cost £2 with £1 for those in full time education.

New sufferers always welcome.

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 Competition Results

26.Tours 2001.

Time Probable DatesWhereAccommodationCostBooking
Easter 9th - 13th April, Normandy.Hotel £150 - £200.10th December
Summer 18th - 26th July, Loire Valley/Blois.Hostel at school £390, others £430.8th,January, 2001
Four places available on the Summer Tour to France - Book Now

27. Starter MTB Rides.

Let Ron Duggins or Harry Gould know if you can help with Sunday rides which will start at 10.00.

26.BSCA, East Midland Area Championships 2001?

27.Club Event.

Boxing Day team event starts at 10.00 from the club room.

Stale mince pies afterwards.


There are suitable off road competitions for age groups Under 12, Under 14 & under 16 yrs practically every Saturday throughout the winter, the times are always 12-30 for Under 14's & 16's and 1-30 for under 12's.

Harry has more information and can be contacted on 01629 822259 or Email

The Notts & Derby Cyclo-Cross League can be found at

Our own Circuit of the Moor, Cyclo-Cross, takes place on Saturday, 30th December at Brickyard Farm, opposite Matlock Golf Club with the first race at 12.30. These races include the club‘s cyclo-cross championships.

Brickyard Farm Cyclo-Cross Cancelled.

Course preparation is on Friday 29th starting at 09.30.

Help needed on the Friday and either ride the event or marshal it on the Saturday.


Tony is taking orders for RTTC and BCF handbooks. The RTTC handbook costs £4.

Money with oders please.


Auction 2001 takes place on Thursday, 22nd February 2001 starting at 20.00.

31.Turbo Training Workshop.

When? Sunday, 14th January 2001

Where? South East Derbyshire College, Sports Department, Ilkeston

Cost? £12.00

Time? 14.00 - 16.00

Who? Contact Richard Clark on 01773 852117 to book a place.

Come Circuit Training on Tuesday Evenings

Book now for the Annual Club Dinner

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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