The recce. of the 100 mile centenary sportive has been re-arranged for Saturday 17 August. We will meet at Wickersley Library at 08:30, picking up at Wentworth War Memorial at 09:00. This will be a demanding ride with about 6800 feet of ascent and will include two cafe stops. I anticipate we will return to Wickersley at around 16:00. Everyone who has previously expressed interest in this ride will be notified of arrangements by email.
The weather forecast is not looking good for our 100 mile ride into the Peak District on Saturday 10 August with 40mph+ winds and rain predicted. In the circumstances I think it best that we postpone the ride until the following week, Saturday 17 August and give it a go then. The start time for the re-arranged ride will be the same - 08:30 from Wickersley Library or 09:00 from Wentworth War Memorial. I hope everyone can still make it.
For the past two years we've all been waiting for 29 March and wondering whether or not we will crash out of the EU without an agreement which may be why some members have forgotten that another deadline is fast approaching. I'm talking of course about the 31 March deadline for payment of subscriptions. A massive thank you to the 80% of members who have already renewed their subscriptions and a (further) reminder to the few who haven't yet done so already that club rules stipulate that membership of individuals who have not paid their subscriptions by 31 March will be regarded as lapsed. Not only are Rotherham Wheelers keen to recruit new members, we also value and are keen to retain existing members. Even if they are unable to ride with us very often, members, new and old will always be made welcome. If you are an existing member [...]
Many thanks to the 65% of members who have paid their 2019 club subscriptions, you have made my job as treasurer and membership secretary much easier! I appreciate that winter weather and member's personal commitments can prevent members attending club rides as often and therefore they do not have the opportunity to pay me in person, but members are reminded that subscriptions MUST be paid before 31 March. Membership of persons not renewing by this date will be regarded as lapsed. The club is keen to retain members and I ask all members who have not already done so to arrange to pay your subscriptions without further delay. For your convenience you may pay online to the club account or by cash or cheque (payable to Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club) to me either in person or to my home address. I will send personal emails to affected members which will [...]
This year's RWCC Christmas function and Presentation Evening has been arranged for Friday 7 December 2018 at the Three Horseshoes public house, Bawtry Road, Wickersley. As last year we will have exclusive use of the upstairs function room and the event will commence at 7:00pm for 7:30pm. It is hoped that wives, husbands and partners will attend. Some of you will remember that the multiple menu choices available last year resulted in meals being served at diferent times. In order to avoid a similar situation this year choices will be more limited with soup, self service carvery with choice of beef, turkey, ham or pork served with fresh vegetables followed by a choice of Christmas pudding or fruit crumble at a cost of £11:99 per head. Provision will be made for anyone with special dietary requirements. If we are able to confirm our booking by 31 October, we will benefit [...]
The Watt Bike taster session which 11 members have so far expressed interest in attending has been arranged for 7:15pm Tuesday 9 October 2018 at Rotherham Leisure Complex, St Ann's Road, Rotherham. Please let me know if this is not convenient for you as I am certain that we can arrange an alternative date or time of day. I suggest that we meet at the Leisure Complex at 7:00pm in order to get booked in and changed ready for a prompt start at 7:15p
I have been given a number of complimentary 5 day passes for Rotherham Leisure Complex. When activated the passes allow unlimited use of the facilities at RLC including the pool and state of the art spinning suite. The spinning suite is is a first class facility with 20 spinning bikes and 10 brand new Watt bikes. Management at RLC are keen to forge a partnership with RWCC by providing individually tailored training plans and training sessions for our members which would be of particular value in maintaining fitness through the winter months, developing endurance and raising power output. RLC have offered to host one or more Watt bike 'taster' sessions for our members with a view to then delivering a bespoke training course. Taster sessions and training courses would be held to suit member's availability - daytime, evening or both. Anyone wanting a complimentary RLC 5 day pass, please let me [...]
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. These regulations apply to any organisation, including small sport and social clubs which collect, retain and use personal information which is defined as any information about any living person. The regulations apply equally in respect of paper records and information held electronically. The Office of Information Commissioners are responsible for overseeing and enforcing the regulations and can impose severe fines in the case of serious data breeches. Non compliance is simply not an option. Currently, with the exception of a few long standing members, the club holds limited information on all members. This basic information includes names, addresses, email addresses, contact telephone numbers, dates of birth, emergency contact details, and can include brief details of relevant medical conditions as provided on membership application forms. Club bank statements will also include bank account details of members who have [...]
Following discussion at the Wheelers' AGM on 30 January 2018, members decided to maintain club subscriptions at £15 for full members and £7:50 for junior and 2nd claim members. Subscriptions are now due and I would be grateful if members could arrange to pay as soon as possible. Payment should be made to me by cash or cheque (payable to Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club) at any club meeting, club ride or at my home address. Alternatively, members may pay by electronic transfer to the club account, details of which are unchanged and available from me on request. Kind Regards Dave Buxton Treasurer and Membership Secretary
Being the start of the new year, club subscriptions are now due for payment. However, as the subscription rate has to be formally agreed at the AGM (which isn't until Tues 30:1:18) and in order to keep admin to a minimum, I will not be accepting subscriptions before the AGM. As in previous years, as well as cash or cheque, it will be possible to pay subscriptions electronically, but members are asked not to do so until after the AGM. Many thanks Dave Buxton