C&CCC Cycle Coaching Series 2020
We are delighted to offer the opportunity for our club members, both male and female, to take part in a series of coaching sessions during the spring and summer months beginning on 21st April 2020.
Expressions of interest sought at this time. Full details to follow.
We are planning to run two courses of 4 sessions, tailored to the needs of club riders. The sessions will be run by three very experienced British Cycling-accredited coaches: Nick Yarworth, Heidi Blunden and Nicky Harverson.
The club will be subsidising the cost of the courses, so these represent excellent opportunities to improve your cycling skills in a safe environment.
To ensure that we can offer these fantastic courses to the club, we need a minimum of 25 attendees, so we need to gauge interest before we commit.
Please contact Sally Reid (email@example.com) by the 8th March. It would also be very helpful if you could fill in the survey below to identify what skills you want to focus on.
Dear Club Members
The Committee is pleased to announce that Covid-19 mitigated, club rides are planned to commence from Saturday 11th July along with other events following afterwards. The attached message tells you how it will work the guidance to follow to do your bit towards keeping our events safe. Enjoy the ride!
COVID-19 mitigated rides
I am pleased to advise that we intend running our first TT event on Thursday 16th July on our 10 mile U706 course. We hope our HQ will remain at the Teddington Village Hall, but currently they have not committed to be open then and therefore, we may have to revert to Orchard Industrial Estate -GL54 5EB. Should we have to move HQ, then I will make an announcement on or around Sunday 12th July.
The running of our club TT Events is dependent on being Covid-19 safe, and therefore, I have provided details on our TT page, for what is involved. Please click on the following link or just go to our TT pages tab:
With your cooperation, patience and understanding we can all make the most of the limited remaining TT events available and I hope we can still achieve some good times and make the most of what opportunities there are remaining to race in our new Covid-19 safe environment!
Due to recent easement of lockdown restrictions by the UK Government, the CTT have now provided conditional approval for club TT events to be organised from early July. However, though we were intending to commence our first planned event on Thursday 9th July (sign on from 6.00 pm), but following a review on the 25th June of the course and discussions with the HQ secretary, we now have to delay this first event to Thursday 16th July on our 10 mile U706 course. The main reasons being due to planned roadworks around Toddington roundabout and the HQ is not open and Covid-19 safe. We are hoping to be able to use their car park which will facilitate controlled parking around the village, but this has yet to be agreed. In respect of the CTT rule compliance for Covid -19 safe events, I am currently considering a plan and will provide further details, in due course.
I hope club members and others from surrounding clubs, support our remaining events, but please be considerate and understanding as the protection of life from the transfer of Covid-19 to others, is our first priority while at the same time trying to recommence our sport.
The club’s ride risk assessment has been updated to include risks identified due to COVID-19. It covers both road and MTB and can be found at the bottom of the Road page.
Dear Club Members
With the Covid-19 lockdown being eased, guidance for clubs is still that we cannot organise group cycling events. However, Government guidance permits up to 6 cyclists, including those from different households, to ride together maintaining social distancing.
Here’s a link to the latest update from British Cycling for everyone’s information and compliance. Keep safe!
It is with great sadness that we have to report that David Koryczan, an active member and enthusiastic volunteer with the club, has been involved in a serious cycling incident recently. Paramedics and the Air Ambulance attended to David but sadly his injuries were too severe and he passed away.
David and I only met a couple of times whilst he was volunteering at our annual Road Race. I remember that he was a very pleasant, quiet and helpful chap and my fondest memory was David being in the lead car and causing a little havoc with radios; he just forgot to plug it in!
We did, however, quickly resolve it, had a fun race and also a good laugh about it afterwards.
We will pass on details regarding the funeral arrangements in due course.
Our thoughts go to his partner and family at this very sad time.
We provide a link to a recent article:
Dear club members
Please click on the below link to read the latest update from our chairman:
9.04.20 COVID -19 Chairmans Update
Dear Club Member
Following the publication of advice from the UK Government, Cycling UK, British Cycling and Cycling Time Trials, all Cheltenham & County Cycling Club organised rides and events are suspended until further notice. We will be reviewing the situation regularly as the situation develops.
We encourage members to keep riding as it is great way to keep fit, physically and mentally. We are working on ways to continue supporting you e.g. Zwift rides.
Happy and safe cycling
Your club Directors
PS. In addition to the UK Governments comments the following guidance notes from our Affiliated Bodies, were used to make the above decision:
Dear Club Member
Following recent discussions with our safety sub-committee and our road captain about the current Coronavirus Pandemic, we ask all club members to read the attached circular and view the links provided. I have also provided the active links, from the circular for assistance.
16.03.20 Corona Virus circular
Hot on the heels of the Audax rides on 21st March, we are offering club riders a great Gran Fondo route this month, out to Goodrich Castle via the Forest of Dean. This should be a lovely ride out, and a great way to start building for those longer summer rides! Roll on Spring!