Matlock Cycling Club Newsletter

December 1998

1. Mountain Bike Section.

Meets each Saturday morning in December at 9.00 starting from the station car park entrance. Monday evening rides start outside the Thorntree at 18.30. Further details of both outings from Jon or Tony Holmes on 01629 734753.

2. Thanks.

Thanks to all who helped with the off-road training event at Stancliffe. A very successful event.

3. Club Room.

The Barn club room is open from about 20.00 on some Thursdays in December.

November 3rd: Cyclo-X training video.
November 10th: Stationary rowing.
November 17th: Team quiz evening
November 24th & 31st: No meetings!

4. Newsletter.

The newsletter can be found at

5. Club Cyclo-Cross.

The clubs annual cross takes place on Monday, 28th December, the first race, youth, starts at 12.30. This is followed by the uder-12 event at 13.30 and finally the senior, junior, vets and ladies race at 14.15.
Course preparation is on Sunday, 27th, December starting at 10.00. Please help set up the course and marshal or ride the event.

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 training event is incorporated in the club‘s cross event at Brickyard Farm on Monday, 28th December. Note the under-12 race is at 13.30. Ring 01629 822259 for more details.

8. Circuit Training.

Continues on Tuesdays December 1st and 8th at 19.30 using Starkholmes gym. Sessions restart on Tuesday, January 5th. New members always welcome. Cost Adults: £1, at school or in full time education: 50p.

9. Vacancies.

After this year‘s AGM we have vacancies for 4 committee members and a Social Secretary. The committee meets 6 times a year. The social season is from September to Marsh. Any volunteers?

10. Annual Dinner and Trophy Presentation.

This annual feast takes place on Friday, 22nd January at the Whitworth Hotel, Darley Dale, timed at 19.30 for 20.00. Tickets, £11 (16 and under, £8) from organiser Rob.

11. Trophies.

Will all who won trophies last year please return them before the New Year so that they can be engraved in time for the Dinner.
If you think that you have won a trophy during 1998 please put it in writing and let me know.

12. Summer Tour

See our Web site for up to date details.

13. Club Subscriptions

Club subscriptions for 1999 become due at the end of this month. Enrolement forms are available from the club secretary, Tony Holmes, The Old Smithy, Chesterfield Road, Two Dales, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 2EZ. Please complete the enclosed enrolment form and send it with your payment.


Next year‘s auction night is Thursday, 11th February at 20.00.

For more details Ring (01629) 734996 or Email

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