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.
Journey along the river Rhine, June and July 2019 The height of the Summer in late June and early July seemed a sensible time of year for a sedate journey along the whole length of the river Rhine. A downhill beginning from the source of the Rhine high up in the Swiss Alps would conclude – after a full two weeks of cycling – with an amble along the sea front at the Hook of Holland, where the river flows out into the North Sea. Plenty of sunshine to look forward to, although mountainous regions are prone to dramatic thunder storms and the seaside .. well, who would dare to predict a weather forecast for the seaside ? Four intrepid, albeit ageing travellers will journey (in the first place by plane to Zurich) by the comfort of touring bicycles along what is known as EuroVelo 15. This very flat pathway [...]
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 [...]
At tonight’s Annual General Meeting the club decided almost unanimously to increase the annual subscription to £20 for full membership (£10 for second claim and junior members). This is to ensure that we have sufficient funds for foreseeable expenses this year and can also afford to fund our centenary celebrations next year (2020). Subscriptions may be paid to Dave Buxton by cash or cheque payable to Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club or electronically to the club account (details available from Dave Buxton). Club rules require subscriptions to be paid by 31 March, following which date members who have not done so will be regarded as being ‘lapsed’ and you will find me on your case.
Congratulations to this years winner, which is a follows: The Forces Memorial Trophy (Saturday club run award) – James Porter The Clarence Leader Memorial Trophy (Road racing competition) – Tim Lees The A. Thompson Trophy (10 Mile TT event) – Mick Weaver The William Siddal Memorial Trophy (25 Mile TT event) – Mick Weaver The Whiston Trophy (Club 50 Mile TT event) – Dave Buxton John Atkinson Memorial Trophy – Dave Buxton Note: All trophies to be returned in a polished/clean state around 15 October to give time for engraving. Thank you
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