The Club Run

I’ve often heard it described as the lifeblood of any cycling club. I used to be somewhat sceptical of this claim but I am now forced to admit that this belief was wrong. For many years the club didn’t really have a regular club run, though various attempts were made to establish one and there were regular runs in the distant past. I, and I suspect many others, did most of their rides solo or with one or two other riders. This would be hard to believe now when 30-40 riders turning up at 10 am each Sunday in Ayton is a fairly regular sight. In fact only around five years ago I remember a couple of club runs that consisted of just myself and John Kelly Senior, we nearly threw in the towel.

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Membership renewals 2015

Hi Wheelers. There still seems to be a lot of people that haven’t yet renewed their membership for 2015. You all need to get your £10 membership subs to me before the Kirton closes! On Nov 30th if you wish to secure your place with the Cleveland wheelers for 2015.
Thanks to all those who have renewed already, and please ignore this message if you joined the club after July 1st this year. I also need to know from parents if their children will be staying with the club next year.

I’m out on club runs Saturday and Sunday this weekend if people wish to pay there. I will also be at Prisick for the Monday night training session.

I can also take pay pal payments to davekirton74@gmail.com

Or request bank transfer details

Or post money or cheque made payable to Cleveland wheelers through my door.

Thanks, Dave

Dave Kirton
6 Glendue Close
Nunthorpe
Middlesbrough
TS70QN

Collideoscope

From Tom Fleming :-

I am getting in touch to let you know about a FREE new web-app, called Collideoscope, designed to enable cyclists to report incidents and near-misses they experience when cycling in the UK to the relevant local Council.  It has been developed by ITP and mySociety to raise awareness of this road safety issue, and attempt to improve the quality of data that can be used to prioritise and design safer cycling infrastructure.

The Association of Chief Police Officers has previously indicated they believe only 1-in-12 cycle injury collisions are recorded, based on a comparison of A&E reporting and official STATS19 data.  We also think there is value in collecting data on near-misses that could result in serious injuries to cyclists or other road users.  This could help to highlight the locations where it is only good fortune that has prevented a large number of more serious incidents from taking place.  You can find out more about why we have created the site, and our mission here.

Whilst we sincerely hope that you never have cause to use Collideoscope, we thought it made sense to get in touch and ask you to check out the site and (if you like it!) let other cyclists in your area know it exists.  If you want to stay in touch with us via social media then you can find us on Facebook and twitter.

Finally, we have a number of thoughts on how we might continue to improve the site, but would love to hear any suggestions or ideas you have.  Provided we can raise more sponsorship then we will be continuing to develop the site over the coming months, along with sharing anonymised injury-related data collected in London with Barts NHS Health Trust’s Bespoke Study.

Thanks for taking the time to check-out Collideoscope, and please get in touch if you need any more information.

Charity Roller Cycling Competition

As many of you may already know, the grand daughter of long-time Wheeler Keith Alderson is suffering from Neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that mainly affects young children. In order to help raise money for specialist treatment a charity Roller Cycling Race Off has been organised. This will take place at New Marske Sports & Social Club, Gurney Street, New Marske, TS11 8EG on Sunday 7th December at 3pm (TBC).

The event will be in the form of a number of 1v1 elimination race-offs, leading to a grand final providing an outright winner. In addition to the outright winner there will be a number of category related prizes (youth, female, vet etc.).

The event is sponsored by Galactic Echo, who are providing the winner and runner up prizes, and a number of local bike shops who are kindly donating “category” prizes for the event, though the details of those prizes have not yet been finalized. Prizes will be presented by two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Paul Curran!

Entry is £10. Please enter this event if you have the time, want a bit of fun and want to help raise money for this worthy cause. If you don’t have the time but still want to donate, you can do so by following this link.

Full details of the event and how to enter are in the Promotion Poster which you can view or download by following the link.

Promotion Poster

Bring & Buy Sale, Friday 31st October, 7pm

The Wheelers’ annual bring and buy sale will be held on Friday 31st October at the usual venue of Stokesley Town Hall.

Come along and browse for useful bits of kit and clothing that you never even knew you wanted, and then enjoy a cup of tea and some delicious cake downstairs. Or just come for the cake…

It’s always a great occasion, a chance to chat and meet fellow members (and non-members), buy spare cleats, wheels, stems, bikes or sunglasses (for when summer returns) – or indeed to sell such items that you no longer require. And then to eat cake.

Entry is 50p on the door and if you have things to sell then it’s 50p for a table to sell as much stuff as you can cram on to it.

As always The Wheelers will be looking for volunteers to help run things on the night and of course for people to make and donate cakes! If you can help out any time between 6pm and 9pm (we know it’s Halloween and flexible working hours can be arranged) please get in touch with Steve Tilly, Dave Kirton or any of the committee members.

If you want to donate cakes, just drop them off at the town hall any time after 6pm.

All helpers, sellers, buyers and cake donors will be greatly appreciated.

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