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Cleveland wheelers club runs / Ayton tourist info car park / 9.30 depart Saturday’s and Sunday’s / all groups

Hi wheelers. Please can you all take a look at the changes to club runs below starting from this weekend, notably the change to 9.30 depart for the steady / standard group on Saturdays and Sunday’s Thanks. Dave Kirton

The main club runs depart 9:30am every Sunday from Great Ayton Tourist Information Car Park. A smaller number of riders also meet at the same time on Saturdays. Members are encouraged to publish a suggested route on the members’ Facebook page which is open to all members. Please contact Dave Kirton if you need to be added to the group. There can be more than one ride in each group (eg hilly and flat). Group size should be restricted to about 12 riders for safety reasons.

Standard Group – Open to anyone who can achieve a minimum speed of 14mph when riding in a group on the flat. Aims to finish at 12 noon.

Medium Group – 16-18mph depending on terrain. Open to any member who can maintain a minimum speed of 18mph when riding in a group on the flat. Aims to be back between 12:30 and 1pm.

Fast Group – A longer ride averaging up to about 22mph for more experienced members only.

To protect yourself from claims from other road users or pedestrians in the event of a collision, all riders should have third party liability insurance which is available through Cycling UK, British Cycling and elsewhere.

Participation in club activities is entirely at your own risk. All participants should adhere to the Cleveland Wheelers’ Ride Guide which has been written by club members.

Cleveland wheelers club runs

Hi wheelers. As many of you will be aware there has been some discussion regarding the club runs recently. As a result a small group of us has met to discus issues and we have came up with a few tweaks we would like to make to smooth out the operation of the club runs. I won’t go in to these changes yet. First things first, we would like to create a list of all those who currently lead rides plus any potential ride leaders. For any potential ride leaders please don’t be put off by the ride leader title! It’s not as serious as it sounds. What are you expected to do? Well club runs operate as informal rides, what this means is that all the riders are responsible for themselves, the job of the ride leader is mainly to act as a focal point for their ride in the car park, suggesting routes, and ensuring the group rides smoothly, sticks together and adheres to the suggested speed and distance.

Please can all those who currently lead rides and those that are interested in the role please reply to register your interest. Also we would like as many of the ride leaders / potential ride leaders or those who just want some input to meet at the cycle circuit on Monday 4th sept at 7.30pm after the kids training for half hour or so. Bike not necessarily required. We’re certainly not meeting to tell anyone how to suck eggs, we just want to discus leading groups along with our coaches Nick Smith and Anthony Moy to ensure we are all singing from the same hymn sheet, also listen to your suggestions and try to answer any questions.

Hopefully see many of you at the track next Monday.

Thanks, for you help. Dave K.

Cleveland wheelers 18mile Seamer tt. Sunday 16th April. 9am

Hi wheelers. Sorry about the late reminder but entry to the the club 18mile tt around seamer closes on 4th April. This time trial is 2 laps of the seamer circuit. Race HQ is stokesley town hall. Open to all club members and abilities. Event organiser Mike Cole. Organiser on the day of event probably Paul Christon. Follow the link below to enter.

Thanks, Dave k

Tuesday night club runs resume 28th March. 6pm meet Ayton for 6.10 depart

Hi all, Tuesday night club runs fully resume tomorrow night, 28th March, not that they ever completely stopped thanks to our hardcore winter crew. Meet 6pm Ayton tourist info car park for 6.10 set off. Mixed ability training / social / all welcome. Regrouping at the Buck around 7.30-7.45pm, remember you will still need lights to get home.

I’m unable to attend this week as I’m grabbing a late shift overtime! Also Im not planning on putting out weekly routes this year unless I particularly have an activity in mind. No one listens anyway! 😂 if anyone else has something in mind then please post it on the members page.

Please can I insist that you split yourselves in to ability groups in the car park. The more groups and the smaller numbers the better. Large groups don’t work! Think of it as meeting for a nice bike ride with your mates, do your ride and then meeting back up with the other groups later at the pub! There will no doubt be a fast chain gang heading out for the country lanes. Steadier riders please don’t go with this group unless you intend to put yourself in to difficulty with the aim of seeing how long you can hang on, in which case that’s fine. The chain gang is a no mercy group and is not expected to wait for those who go out the back door. 😰

Enjoy your ride. Thanks, Dave

2017 marshalling duties, final call please

Hi all, we could do with squeezing out just a few more marshalling volunteers! Help your club out and all that! Please try and complete the marshalling duties survey below showing when you can help out. If your really struggling to commit then you could always contact me and I can put you on a spares list? I need to complete the duties roster this week.
Also just to note. Helping out at the Thursday night evening series doesn’t count as a marshalling duty I’m afraid. Only the events on the list below. The evening series is organised and marshalled separately by those who enter it.
Thanks again to the many that have already volunteered on the survey form or contacted me directly. Thanks, Dave K