Category Archives: Admin

Club administration, membership subscriptions, meetings, social events, team clothing orders, marshalling duties.

Club membership renewals for 2018-19

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.

Renew by clicking here.

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.

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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.

Thanks, Dave

British Cycling – Accredited Marshals

The first regional Road Race in County Durham for 20 years takes place on Saturday 4th August 2018 near Barnard Castle. This will also be the first event in the North East to use Accredited Marshals to control traffic. We urgently need to train 10 Accredited Marshals for this first event.

The North East AMS course is on Monday 16th July at 6:00pm at the Chester-le-Street, Riverside Leisure Complex, DH3 3SJ.

Enrolment is via the British Cycling website. The course is free, and is a combination of online learning and one evening of practical training. (Enrolment closes Thursday 12th July.). Free British Cycling Bronze membership is available to non-BC members.

60% of road races across England now use Accredited Marshals who have been trained to use the “Stop! Cycle Race” sign, to legally stop and hold traffic, making road races safer for everyone involved; riders, the race convoy and other road users. Come and be part of the team securing the future of Road Racing in the North East.

Contact: Andy Cosgrove – andycosgrove@britishcycling.org.uk / 07940 302065 for more information.

Happy Christmas

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Evening Series Update

We couldn’t run the planned double lap event last Thursday (19 May) because of the temporary traffic lights on the course. To make up for this the event on 18 August will be a double lapper. This is instead of the fun two up event which was to have taken place on that date.

Could you please avoid parking at the start as we received complaints about it last year. We will probably move the signing on to outside Stokesley Town Hall in a couple of weeks time. Further details to follow.

If you are down to marshal could you please attend or, at the very least, swap with someone else as we need a full complement of marshals to run the events smoothly. Recently we have come close to having to cancel at the last minute due to an insufficient number of marshals.

For reference the marshalling duties can be found here.

British Cycling Membership

Have you thought about becoming a member of British Cycling? There are several categories of membership depending on the type of riding that you do – commuting, leisure riding, sportives and competition. Follow this link for further details about the benefits membership brings.

One benefit which the Club would like to bring to your attention is that of third part liability insurance. Motorists are required by law to have at least this level of insurance. This is not the case with cyclists. However, if you’re involved in an accident and you’re judged to be at fault you’ll still be liable for the damage and/or injuries that you’ve caused. If you’re not insured you’ll have to pay for that yourself.

BC also offer legal support and assistance subject to certain terms and conditions. This is to help you claim compensation if you’re injured or your bike is damaged in an accident which isn’t your fault. Again follow the link above for details.