The Tour of Flanders – Good luck Steve!

29 03 2018

Best wishes and good luck to Steve Jones who is taking part in the Tour of Flanders Sportive (Ronde Van Vaanderen Cyclo) on Saturday 31st March

This iconic route is littered with challenging sections of cobbles and some brutal climbs – many of which are cobbled too!

Following his race on Saturday Steve will be following the pros when they race on Sunday

To find out more about the Sportive click here

Also note the pro’s race can be seen live on Eurosport 1 (Sky 410) from 9-15am

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DON’T FORGET…

21 03 2018

British Summer Time starts this weekend so don’t forget to put your clocks forward an hour when you go to bed on Saturday night.    If you forget you’ll be late for your ride on Sunday

As BST starts let’s hope it is a signal that the long drawn out winter is finally drawing to a close.    Decent weather and lighter evenings mean we can get out for a ride after work but remember to be careful and we suggest that even in good visibility you use lights on your bike

Ride safely





KIT ORDER HAS ARRIVED

5 03 2018

We are pleased to announce that the kit order has now arrived and is available to purchase. Our Club Kit co-ordinator is Paul Mason so please direct any enquiries to him – paulmason10@hotmail.com 07816 791252

Those who placed specific orders will be contacted via email and for anyone who would like to buy from our stock please contact Paul

There are 6 items of kit available and it should be noted these are sold at cost price

  • Long sleeve jersey   £55
  • Gilet  £56
  • Bibshorts – Race Fit  £77
  • Bibshorts – regular fit  £60
  • Short sleeve jersey – Race Fit  £45
  • Short sleeve jersey – regular fit  £38




RELIABILITY RIDE – 11th March

1 02 2018

The daylight is increasing nicely and we are ready to run our annual Spring Reliability Ride again on SUNDAY 11th MARCH

There will be three ride distances this year 55, 42 and 34 miles – PLEASE NOTE – THE ROUTES WILL NOT BE SIGNPOSTED   Maps are shown below with route directions included – these will be posted at HQ with instructions for you to digest (we suggest a photo !)  or you can follow the links and print your own copy of the route + directions      There will be no printed copies given out on the day

Sign on at Audlem Scout and Guide Hall  CW3 0AH – £3 per rider –  in time for a 9-15 am roll out.    PLEASE NOTE – batches of riders will be set off at intervals with NO MORE than 20 riders in each group.

Tea and coffee plus cake and biscuits after the ride

Please read the Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association (SCCA) guidelines below – this is for YOUR safety, to help maintain goodwill and for the safety of other road users

Click on the links below for a route map and direction guides

55-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 55 mile route

42 -mile-route map and directions      Garmin Track 42 mile route    

34-mile-route map and directions       Garmin Track 34 mile route

Rel Ride Route Feb 210440-mile-rel-ride

32mile-reliability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reliability rides are getting more popular and it is important for everybody’s safety a few basic principles of riding in a group are observed.

1. Please support the organising club by registering and paying the entry fee.
2. Whilst riding this event, you are representing yourself, your club, the SCCA and the sport of cycling.
3. It’s not a race; there are no prizes and no points to be earned.
4. You are responsible for your own safety and for that of your fellow riders.
5. Follow the Highway Code and respect other road users – even if they don’t respect you
6. Be courteous to drivers, horse-riders and other road users, even if they are not courteous to you.
7. Make sure that you know the route or have a map of it. Make a note of any emergency contact numbers.
8. Make sure you are self-sufficient and carry tools, spares, money, phone, wet weather gear and anything else you may need.
9. Ride no more than two abreast. Ride single file when it isn’t safe to ride in pairs.
10. Call out when you are passing someone and only ever pass on the right.
11. Point out hazards to your fellow riders and call out “Car up”/”Car back” or “Car down” when there are vehicles.
12. Try to only cross junctions when the entire group can cross. If this isn’t possible wait on the other side so that riders left behind aren’t tempted to take chances.
13. Do not use mobile phones while riding. Stop at the side of the road to make or receive a call.
14. No ‘selfies’ while on the move.
15. At least one hand on the bars at all times. No donning or removing of clothing on the move.
16. Dispose of gel wrappers or any other litter at the finish, not on the course.

With cycling getting ever more popular we need to ensure that everyone stays safe, and that we do not alienate the authorities. Although these guidelines have been produced for reliabilities many of them are equally appropriate for club runs etc.

Please remember the guidelines above and enjoy the rides.

Thank you





IT’S AGM TIME – Monday 29th January

9 01 2018

You are warmly invited to the Audlem CC AGM which will be held on Monday 29th January 2018 at the Combermere Arms, Burleydam      Time is 7 for a 7-30pm prompt start – please see the attached  2018 AGM Agenda
There will be a light bites buffet provided and everyone will be able to enjoy 2 drinks care of the club
Please could you let me know by 24th January  whether you CAN or CAN’T make it to the meeting as it will help greatly with catering and seating arrangements

PLEASE NOTE – VERY IMPORTANT 

The current committee is made up of  Tim Ball Chair,  Neil Audley  Secretary,  Stephen Jones, Treasurer and Danny Yates Membership

agm-we-need-youSecretary.  We would like to invite one or two new members onto the committee to help out with roles such as kit co-ordinator, event co-ordinator, website/comms officer etc.    Please let any current committee member know if you are interested in such a role

We look forward to seeing you on the 29th – remember subs are due – same as usual £15 seniors, £25 family, juniors £5
Please let me know whether you can or cannot attend by e-mailing me or calling 07879676360

Many thanks

Tim





FED UP WITH POTHOLES and FAILING GRIDS ?

8 01 2018

Of course you are.    So do let’s make someone do something about them by reporting problems when you see them.

It’s quick and simple and what’s more the relevant councils are duty bound to investigate them and rectify where appropriate

Use the Cheshire East “Report it” site here  or the UK Government “Report a Pothole” website here 

You pay Council Tax so make it work for you





HAPPY NEW YEAR

1 01 2018

We trust you are fully recovered from the New Years Eve celebrations and are now focusing on the resolutions you made !

New years bring new challenges so we hope you have a successful season and to get things started why not visit the 2018 Events and Club Runs page to view the calendar for the first six months of the year.

All the Reliability Rides including those in the Shropshire Cycling Clubs Association (SCCA) are included with ours being on March 11th.     Road racing returns to the area with the Audlem Series on the calendar for 4 Tuesday evenings in July

Our AGM will be being held soon so keep an eye out for details and members are reminded club subs fall due today (January 1st)  Please make payment to any of the committee members.   With the AGM on the horizon if any member has an item they wish to include on the agenda, or has has an interest in becoming a committee member  please forward details to the club secretary, Neil Audley by 14th January.

Enjoy your riding – stay safe

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE