This year’s Christmas do will take place on Monday 18th December in the Cheltenham Motor Club onUpper Park Street from 7.30pm. There will be a plentiful, free buffet and the presentation of the club trophies so come along for a few drinks and a festive mingle with your club mates. Hope to see lots of you there!

Sunday 26th saw C&CCC host round 12 of Western Cyclocross League at Chedworth Farm Shop.

As ever there was some strong rides by club members:

  • Henry Johnson continued his dominance of the Under 16s, with another win. Jacob Hardy and Max Harper were 3rd and 4th respectively.
  • Sam Smith in his first season racing with the seniors, having moved up from the under 16s, made the podium again in 3rd place overall, and first in the Junior category.
  • Sally Reid was 2nd in the Women’s race.
  • The V50s race saw Gordon Smillie on 6th, Alistair Hardy in 10th and Neil Armitage in 12th.

A huge thank you to Gordon Smillie, Martin McGreary, Chris Booth, Rachel Green, Jeff Manners, John Pinfold, Harry Walton, Laura Finucane, Owen Watkins, Pat Alexander, Steve Smith, Paul Meyer, Charlotte Elgood, Lesley Jeanes, John Hawes, Nick Smale, Henry Johnson, Sam Smith, Mike Who’s-Surname-I-Didn’t-get and all those who helped to clear up afterwards – without your help we couldn’t put on events like this.

(Photos from Gemma Stephenson)

The role as cycling club social secretary is now vacant and we are looking for someone to take over. The outgoing social secretary will continue to organise this year’s Christmas do so whoever takes over can start in earnest in the new year.
It’s a fun role and very low maintenance as you are not obliged to go to the committee meetings. You also have a fairly free rein when it comes to organising events. If you’d like any more information about this role contact Laura, the outgoing social secretary (lkfinucane@gmail.com).

This year’s Xmas do will be happening on Monday 18th December at the Cheltenham Motor Club. More details to follow but for now make sure the date is in your diaries!

Cheltenham & County is run entirely by volunteers, many of whom have given up many, many hours of their time to keep the club going. If you haven’t given anything back to the club this year time is running out, but luckily there is one last chance to help out…

On Sunday 26th November C&CCC are hosting round 12 of Western Cyclocross League at Chedworth Farm shop. We need volunteers to help marshal the races, run sign-on and manage the car park. If you can help out, and we really do need your help, please contact Rob Haynes via the contact page.

It would also be great to see a good turn out of club riders at the event too. While the course probably suits a cyclocross bike best, MTBs are also welcome too (and since it’s flat they won’t be too much of a disadvantage).

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