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Hi all, the Cleveland wheelers needs you! It’s that time of year again when we ask members to commit to helping with a club event or events. I’m sure you can all appreciate that the club would be unable to produce high quality events without the help of its members. Please see the google survey below where you can cross out event dates that you are unavailable. There is also an option at the end to help out at a Monday night at the league 2000 instead of marshalling at an open event. Also please note that the open event marshalling is not to be confused with evening series marshalling which you committ to seperetly on entering the evening series. Please can you all return your responces by 10th of February. Thanks for your help with this. Dave k
Hi wheelers. The time has arrived at to vote on our club kit as it’s now been well over 5 years since we chose the current design. Basically we have 3 new designs, design 1 from Dave Cole, and designs 2 and 3 from Marcus smith, plus of course the current kit, design 4 to choose from. There has been some heavy negotiations and modification to try and make the new designs modern, yet still somehow as “ Cleveland wheelerie” as possible.
In order to achieving a fair outcome it will be a weighted vote, asking for 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. Simply follow the link below to see the designs and vote.
Finally, in the interest of keeping piece and harmony, as I know very well from last time the tensions that can arise from changing the kit, although we have joked on about it, this really isn’t Brexit or the elections! Reguarldess of weather we vote to keep the existing design or a change to a new one? Those that prefer the current kit can keep riding in that, those that prefer to previous chevron kit can keep riding in that, honestly it’s not a problem, Brian Bevis still rides around in the original pale blue and red jersey, pretty cool and retro these days!
Anyway have a look, place your votes and let’s say a cut off 2 weeks from now, which will be Monday 26th Nov, see you all on the other side! Thanks, Dave k
Hi, wheelers. It’s that membership renewal time of year again for 2018-19. I know you’re all so keen to rejoin!
As many of you may already know the membership fee has had to be raised to £15, this is due to increasing costs and a reduction in funds coming in from elsewhere such as the evening series. The membership fee has been £10 since before I joined up in 1992, that’s a long time. I hope you all agree that the Cleveland Wheelers remains great value for money and I hope you have all enjoyed your cycling year with us. 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. Just follow the link below to renew. Just to note that unfortunately the SES system does not recognise existing members so please just complete all the fields as if you are a new member regardless of how long you have been with the club. The system is just a means of payment, plus we can keep your details updated at the same time (please note there is an SES admin charge of 60p ). I won’t be sending confirmation emails as the SES system sends you a receipt anyway.
Anyone who wishes to pay by cash I will be available to take payment at club runs and various other Cleveland wheelers venues, or simply stick it through my door with a note.
The 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, although he is after consent forms from any parents who haven’t already completed one. Josef will send you more info on this soon no doubt.
You can also pay by cheque made payable to Cleveland Wheelers and post it through my door.
If you’re 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 too 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 email 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 email from me asking you to disregard membership reminders. Any questions regarding your membership status then please just let me know.
Hi wheelers. It’s time to get off road again with our rough stuff challenge ride, departs fletchers farm at 09.30 sat 18th Aug. The route takes in Ingleby incline and a loop around Baysdale, finishing back at Fletchers farm, all rideable on CX bikes. Fortunately I’m unable to lead the ride this year as I’m away on hols, so there’s less chance of it all going horrible wrong! I have brought in some real experts this time with Ian Fryet kindly volunteering to lead the ride accompanied by our top off road experts Marc Pickersgill and Ian Thompson. Please can I ask that machines are in a reasonable state of repair and up to the task and that you carry your own spares, we have seen all sorts of contraptions attempting the ride in the last few years. If you require mechanical assistance with your bike beforehand then please shout up as there are wheelers members including myself that may be able to help you out. Points for this ride go towards the tourist trophy, please see the link to the website for further details below. Enjoy your day out. Thanks, Dave k
Hi wheelers. It’s time to put to the test all them endurance miles you have all been putting in. This Sunday 22nd July is our 100 mile challenge ride. Free to enter, sign on is at Marton Shops from 08.40 for a 9am roll out. The route heads over to Croft, Barton, Barnard Castle, the Stang, Reeth, Grinton moor, and returning back via layburn and Catterick. Finishing at fletchers farm, 8hr cut off. Please see the link to the website for details and the route. I would imagine there being at least 2 groups, steady and medium, however I must remind people that this is not a lead club run and it’s up to individuals to be familiar with the route and be fully prepared. Having said that the 100 challenge is usually a calmer affair with most riders happy to make it in to a social ride. Not done 100 miles before? Then a perfect opportunity to give it a go. If anyone wishes to set off earlier than the 8.40 sign on then they are welcome to do so and report back to fletchers farm. I will take your word that you have completed the course. Let’s hope for some nice weather and see you all there. Thanks, Dave k