Just another reminder that there are no CWCC youth training sessions scheduled to take part for the remainder of 2020, as per the government restrictions put in place last week.
To those who attended any of our sessions in 2020, thank you for your support and we hope that you enjoyed attending and taking part!
As of this moment, I have no further update on them recommending, but please know that we are doing all we can to get these back up and running. Realistically, we are targeting a 2021 restart on Monday 1st February 2021. But let’s wait and see if there are any further developments, watch this space.
More info will be emailed out closer to the time. I am still available if anyone would like to contact me between now and February.
As per my last email, stay safe and have a merry Christmas and a happy new year! Let’s hope we can get more cycling training and racing completed in 2021!
From Stephen Holden :-
I have provided details of the funeral arrangements. We can support a small contingent of six members, although we appreciate the current pandemic may not be conducive to some members attending
The details are below.
FUNERAL FOR DAVE HOLDEN
As valued friends of Dave and family over many years we would like you to join with us at in the service in a celebration of his life and to mark his passing.
The funeral service will take place on Friday 30 October at Kirkleatham Crematorium at 3pm. The cortege will be leaving from 28 Bydales Drive at 2.45pm. Social distancing will be observed throughout the service.
A live webcast of the service will be available over the internet for those unable to attend and Log-in details are provided below. A Test Webcast is available which we recommend you view in plenty of time before the of the service.
Service Viewing Time: 2.55pm – 3.55pm (if logging in prior to this time you will automatically be directed to the funeral service once it starts)
Should you be unable to view the Live service, a recorded version will be available to view from Friday 6 November to Wednesday 9 November.
Many thanks for the friendship and support you have given Dave and family over the years and the kind thoughts in cards and flowers you have sent, they have been greatly appreciated and provided much comfort at this sad time.
Margaret, Stephen & Anne Holden
Dave Holden, who sadly died last week, was a founding member and the first chairman of Cleveland Wheelers. As a tribute to him we’ve taken the opportunity to reproduce an article that he wrote for the Spokesman magazine on the club’s 50th anniversary in 2008.
Fifty years ago cycling politics was in crisis. The National Cyclists Union, the governing body for road racing (often called “mass start” in those days) sensibly insisted that events should be held on closed roads.
However, apart from a few prestige events like the Isle of Man, and locally the Richmond Road Race, ‘mass start’ events usually meant riders getting dizzy racing round and round a trading estate until the officials ran out of fingers and toes to count the laps; then there was a problem keeping count of all those who’d been lapped on such a short circuit. This type of racing was a minority but growing interest at the time and the rival British League of Racing Cyclists was formed to run events which mixed riders up with traffic. The NCU promptly excommunicated the BLRC and its members. Meanwhile the RTTC had dropped its requirement for all black attire it but still required the first rider be pushed off well before the lark had staggered out of its nest. And track racing! That was something we just read about.Read the rest of this entry
I’ve just been given the sad news that Dave Holden passed away last weekend.
Dave was a vice-president of the club and was a founder member of Cleveland Wheelers back in 1958.
More to follow.
Hi wheelers. You will all be pleased to hear that it’s membership renewal time of year again for 2020-21. I know you will all be so keen to rejoin! Its been a strange year for sure, but I hope you have all managed to get something out of your membership this year?, it actually ended up a busy year with lots going on as the club evolved and adapted to the Covid situation. Anyhow please find below the best ways to pay your £15 membership. The deadline for renewals is Nov 30th after which point you lose the benefits of Cleveland wheelers membership. So please don’t delay.
The online payment is the preferred option. It’s easier for me, and easier for you. I have provided the link to the membership section of the website so that you can all familiarise yourself with conditions of membership before following the link on the website to the sports entry solutions page. ( please note there is an SES admin charge of 60p ) I won’t be sending confirmation e mails as the SES system sends you a receipt anyway. Just to note the membership details form now asks you a preferred date when available to marshal. If your not able to commit to an event now then not to worry, I will be sending out a marshalling availability survey in February anyway. It’s simply serving as a reminder of members marshalling obligations. Also when you get through to the pay pal payment page, you don’t need to have a pay pal account. You can simply check out as a guest with card payment.
Anyone who wishes to pay by cash I will be a available to take payment at club runs and various other Cleveland wheelers venues, or simply stick it through my door with a note.
Renewal fee is £15 adults, under 18s are free. Josef George keeps a record of all our under 18s membership now. I don’t believe Josef needs parents to take any action on this.
You can also pay by cheque made payable to Cleveland Wheelers and post it through my door. If your posting cheques then please check with me that it has arrived as they have a habit of going missing in the post! I don’t take bank transfers or PayPal as we have the online system in place and things become to complicated.
For anyone who isn’t planning on rejoining the club, please also just let me know. It’s much easier that way.
Please disregard this e mail if your an over 70s life member, honorary member, have paid recently or you joined the club on or after July 1st of this year in which case you should have already received an e mail from me asking you to disregard membership reminders. Any questions regarding your membership status then please just let me know.
Thanks, Dave k