Starting 5th April! Can you tame the Vipers?
Our ever popular Wednesday evening time trial series starts again in two weeks time, new for this year is a road bike series for both Men & Women. There are 20 events in total and members compete every week for the chance to win trophies in scratch, handicap and vets categories. Non-members are also welcome to give it a go and see what the UK time trial scene is all about.
Headquarters is Mountnessing Village Hall - see you there!
Check out our events online: www.shaftesbury.cc/events
Find out about membership: www.shaftesbury.cc/membership
As agreed at the 2022 AGM a sub-committee was set up to review Club Trophy conditions and also to ensure that equality is maintained throughout the Club.
The attached document gives the full details of the proposals but here is a summary of the key points:
1. Club Champion reduces from 25, 50 and 100 miles to 10, 25 and 50 miles which reflects the events that are currently being run and entered by time trialists;
2. BAR will remain as is and will only change in line with any changes made by the governing body;
3. E1 Champion will become a Sporting Courses Champion to reflect the lack of events on the E1 and associated courses
4. Comparable women’s trophies have been added for all competitions and will be purchased by the Club in the year they are first won (at least one trophy has already been offered as a donation)
5. 30 mile events no longer appear to be in vogue and so these will be removed from qualifying criteria (the Best 30 trophy remains though)
6. All Evening 10 competitions will have the “must ride 10 events” removed and points will count from “up to 10 events”.
7. A Road Bike trophy will be added for the Evening 10s
8. The Hill Climb trophies will become Road Bike events.
9. NO TROPHIES HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED
All proposals were presented to full committee at their meeting in March and agreed unanimously. It is felt that this is a great way forward for the Club and will be welcomed by all racing members and allow competition for a lot more trophies than were presented at the recent Prize Presentation.
We have had over 20 new active members in the past year, your Committee have been very committed to providing a great future for the Club. Onwards and upwards.
If you have any questions then please speak to a member of the Committee.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Wednesday 10 marshaling rota has been released. Please take note of the dates allocated to you.
It is the responsibility of the marshal to place the signs in the correct position and they are returned to the clubhouse. The pusher off can ride last person so long as they make sure the signs are taken out and returned.
Shaftesbury superstar Beth Cass completed a marathon 12 hour indoor ride this past Wednesday as part of her training in preparation for the London to Cannes (!) charity ride next month. We will be bringing you daily updates of Beth's journey as she rides the 7 day, 1,438km relay to the South of France. To find out more about the charity Beth is supporting please check out her Just Giving page...
Come and join us on a club ride this Sunday!
Ever wanted to try club riding but didn't know where to start? This Sunday, The Shaftesbury are opening their doors to invite you to come out on our popular Sunday Social. We run three groups of different abilities to satisfy everyone from complete beginner to dedicated racing athlete.
This Sunday our routes take us through the Essex lanes on a loop around Chelmsford. Starting at the Mountnessing Windmill at 9am, the Blacks will head out on an 18mph+ non stop 55 mile loop. The Reds will follow on a 38 mile loop at 16-18mph and the Yellows will take on the same route at 14-16mph. For those that may be worried about being left behind, the Yellows is a no drop ride and we will not leave you behind! After the ride join us for coffee & cake as we refuel at the excellent Windmill Cafe in Mountnessing!
Come along and see what being a member of one of the most prestigious cycling clubs is all about!
** To help up manage numbers, please sign up online below so we can manage the ride safely...
Come and join us to celebrate the champions of 2022! The ever popular Shaftesbury Awards Evening will be held on the 24th February 2023 at Mountnessing Village Hall.