Please note that the 2018 AGM will be held on Wednesday 14th November at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham.  The AGM gives everyone the chance to come along to give feedback on the club, as well as help to shape the next year.  As per usual, all elected positions are available to any member (in line with the club rules), with selection via a majority vote.  The AGM is due to start at 7:30pm, with doors open a little earlier.  The venue is upstairs in the meeting room at the back of the pub.  The agenda is available here.  Additional items may also be raised but please note that all items should ideally be raised in advance to either the Club Secretary (Gary) or Chairman (Robin) via the contact pages if required.  Items may also be raised on the day, but those deemed to require further consideration will be deferred for an offline review at a later date.  The meetings usually conclude some time around 9pm.  We are discussing arrangements for proxy voting, should members request that. Similar to previous years, a minor revision of the Club Rules has been proposed so those details will distributed to members’ email accounts using the British Cycling club management tool.

It’s the Cheltenham half marathon this Sunday and the road closures mean that the Pump Rooms will be difficult to access.

For this Sunday only, the “Intermediate” ride will start from the Ellenborough Park layby and the “Sportive” ride will start from the the Meadow Cafe, Cox’s Meadow. The start time remains 8:30.

On this coming Sunday, 16th September 2018, Ian To is attempting to break the Land’s End to John O’Groats and Doug Gale is the official RRA timekeeper and observer for the attempt.

Ian will depart Land’s End at 05.00 and is due locally in the following places for those who’d like to offer their support:

  • 15:35: A38 out of Gloucester
  • 16:03 Tewkesbury
  • 16:06 Mythe hill

For more inforation and updates follow @project44lejog on Twitter, or FB: facebook.com/ITultracycling, “Gram”: instagram.com/itultracycling or all feeds in one webpage: ultracycling.uk

As per the note in the latest newsletter, we are pleased to announce that we will be doing another velodrome evening at Newport, which will be organised by Simon Tarrant.  The date in the diary is Tuesday 2nd October 20:00-22:00 and the event will follow the usual format of a fully qualified BC coach taking an exclusive club session at the Velodrome.  Road bikes are not allowed but there are track bikes for hire for a very reasonable fee.  The cost of the event itself will be ZERO, but we do expect participants to pick up all other costs such as travel, bike hire, etc.  There are often lifts on offer and a lot of helpful advice, so don’t be afraid to shout out if you need some help.  If you have not done track riding before or just fancy another go at it, then give yourself a treat and don’t forget just how much Simon likes to be beaten so please do your best to keep him happy…

Please drop Robin or Simon a line so that we can form an interest group. The event will be capped at 20 riders so don’t hang about!

C&CCC is organising what will be the third round of this season’s Western Cyclocross League in Pittville Park on Sunday September 23rd. It would be great to see a good turn out of riders from the club. It’s not essential to have a cyclocross bike – anything from a gravel bike to a mountain bike, or even a Brompton will do!

As ever we need volunteers to help marshal the races and run the even sign-on. For this event we also need a first aider. If you can help, please get in touch with Rob via the contact page.

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