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 email@example.com 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).
Anyone interested in being the 4th member of a 4 man RWCC team to enter the 2017 Prudential Ride London British Cycling Team Challenge? Duncan Colgrave, Len Richards and I are all interested. The event is on Sunday 30 July and is open for online team entries tomorrow (Monday 27 February). In order to enter, all team members must be members of RWCC and also paid up members of British Cycling. Entry costs £69 per team member. A team comprises four riders & can comprise four men or four women or a mixed team of two men and two women Riders who hold an Elite or Category 1 British Cycling Race Licence are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge Riders who have already secured an individual place through the original entry ballot or a charity place are not eligible to enter the Club Challenge Team logistics (travel, accommodation etc) [...]
The below listed people were elected to the positions shown at the RWCC annual general meeting which was held on Tuesday 31 January 2017: Officials: Chairman: Steve Viney Secretary & Website Manager: Doug Manning Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Dave Buxton Captain: Ian Wortley Vice Captain: Mick Weaver Ordinary committee members: Tom Knight Neil Moseley Alan Sides Richard Rooker Gary Cutting Selection of club Welfare Officer was deferred until the next meeting to allow clarification of the role with British Cycling. Full minutes of the meeting will be circulated to members by email in the near future.