The following nominations have been received for this year's John Atkinson Trophy: Doug Manning Dave Buxton As previously circulated, the award will be decided by secret ballot to be held at the general meeting to be held at the Three Horseshoes public house, Wickersley at 19:00 Monday 13 November 2017 and the trophy will be presented at the Christmas Function / Presentation Evening on Friday 8 December 2017. It is hoped that as many members as possible will attend the meeting and participate in the ballot. If you wish to cast a vote, but are unable to attend the meeting, you may still do so by notifying me of your preferred candidate by email by NO LATER THAN 17:00 Monday 13 November 2017. I will ensure that all votes so received are printed and handed to the returning officer (Ian Wortley) for posting in the ballot box. Votes received after 17:00 will [...]
This year's Rotherham Wheelers Christmas Event and Presentation Evening at the Three Horseshoes, Wickersley is now just 5 weeks away and we are busy finalising arrangements to make it an enjoyable and memorable evening. I have emailed all members attending a copy of the menu, so please check your in trays. To keep things simple, I propose that we all eat off the 3 course menu which provides a choice of 3 x starters, 6 x mains (including a vegetarian option) and 3 x desserts. In order that I can confirm our order, I would be grateful if you could notify me of your menu selections and any special dietary needs by no later than Saturday 25 November. You will see that the cost of the 3 course menu is £13:49 per head with a £1:50 supplement for the rump steak option. As the ticket price for the event was set [...]
You should already be aware that the 2017 Rotherham Wheelers Presentation Evening and Christmas Social will be held on Friday 8 December 2017 at the Three Horseshoes Public House, Wickersley. Amongst the prizes to be awarded that evening is the John Atkinson Trophy which was commissioned by the club in memory of a much loved and respected member who sadly passed away in tragic circumstances in 2016. The trophy is awarded annually on the basis of a ballot of members to the member who is 'considered to have done the most for the club during the previous year'. Depicting a road cycle, this unique trophy was crafted in Sterling silver by Steve Viney, and it is hoped that members will see this as both a lasting memorial to John and a means of recognising the efforts of the member "who is considered to have done most on behalf of the club". I have attached a [...]
For all the members that have expressed a wish to go to Derby Velodrome on 26/10/17, could you email your confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org please? Along with your height, frame size & shoe size if required. I will replywith bank details if you wish to use a bank transfer. Cheers Ian
This year's Rotherham Wheelers Christmas function will be at the Three Horseshoes public house, Bawtry Road, Wickersley and has been provisionally arranged for Friday 8 December 2017. This decision was made following consultation with the membership and was passed at the last club General Meeting held on Monday 14 August 2017. The Three Horseshoes has a private function room and a local reputation for providing excellent home cooked fare at affordable prices. At our last meeting, a majority of members present voted in favour of combining this year's Annual Presentation Evening with the Christmas function. Given that catering costs at the Three Horseshoes are considerably less than at the venue of last year's Christmas event and (separate) presentation evening (Carlton Park Hotel) and that the events are now combined, this year's celebrations will be more affordable and it is hoped, better attended by members. The Three Horseshoes can cater for [...]
Derby Velodrome The 05/09 track booking has been rearranged to the 26/10/17 6-8pm. Track & Coach hire only, based on 16 people is £20.70 per person Bike Hire: £12.80 for 2 Hrs Shoe Hire: £5.90 ( Bikes have Look Keo pedals and cannot be changed for your own. Bike Hire & shoes are payable on the day. Please let me know if you wish to go.
I have booked another taster track session at derby Velodrome. The only suitable session left available is 6:30 to 7:30pm on 5/09/17. Please let me know if you wish to go. Costs will follow but last time I think it worked out around £20-25 per person. Ian
At the last RWCC General Meeting there was some discussion about whether or not we should organise a club Christmas function this year and, if so, which venue would be suitable and what form it should take. Last year, following a suggestion from members, we used the Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham. We have also used the same venue for the annual presentation evening in January / February for the past two years. The reality is that for a club with a membership the size of ours, none of these events were well attended and difficulty was experienced in achieving minimum numbers, especially so in relation to last year's Christmas function. It may be that at £32.95 per head last year's Christmas function was too expensive for some members. The reality is that Christmas is an expensive time and we all have to make choices about how to spend our money. [...]
Sunday saw the first of the Wheelers & Thurcroft joint events It was a medium gear time trial between Ranskill & Mattersey Results Steve Viney - 24:41 Philip Ozer-Key - 25:13 Duncan Golgrave - 25:27 Tim Lees - 26:38 Dave Buxton - 27:00 Nicholas Gordon - 27:32 Clive Wallis - 27:33 Mick Weaver - 28:23 Chris Lawrence - 28:47 John Smith - 30:32 Glynn Brown - 30:35 Hilary Dowling - 31:25 Well done and thanks to everyone who took part and acted as marshal's
We're approaching mid-March and a number of members have still not paid their annual club subscriptions. Club rules dictate that the membership of persons who have not paid their subscriptions by 31 March will be regarded as lapsed. In order to avoid difficulties for members and the club, members who have not paid their 2017 subscriptions are asked to do so before the end of this month. Membership fees for 2017 are unchanged and are: Ordinary members: £15 Second claim members: £7.50 Junior members: £7.50 Payment may be made to me in person by cash or cheque payable to 'Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club' or by electronic transfer (club bank account details available from me on request).