Please note that the Beacon Wheelers Annual General Meeting is on Tuesday 15th November at 7.30pm, Upstairs Conference Room, The Lounge, King Street, Penrith.
If any member has anything they would like to have discussed and included in the meeting, could they please let me know in writing by Monday 8th November at the latest, so that it can be added to the agenda.
We look forward to seeing and meeting you at the meeting.
Lots have been happening in the last couple of months and some exciting things are happening in the next two months up until Christmas. Here are some dates for your diary:-
7th November 2011
The next kit order will be placed on the 7th November. If anyone wants to order a jersey or any other bit of kit then get your order into Lorraine on this email address as soon as possible. Although the order should be back by Christmas we have been asked by the manufacturers not to guarantee this so please be aware if you wish to order anything for a Christmas present it may not arrive. We now have socks which are plain black with Beacon Wheelers written in yellow around the ankle - ideal stocking filler.
9th November 2011, 6.30pm onwards, Frenchfield Pavilion
We have Tim Buckle from British Cycling coming to talk to members regarding winter training and diet (what you should be eating and when). Tim has suggested that members could bring their rollers/turbo's along and he will go through an example training programme. This is open to all members from those who are competitive to those who enjoy a gentle ride at the weekends. Please let me know however if you intend to bring your rollers as space is limited.
12th November 2011, 10.30am, Salt Ayre, Lancaster
The winter under 18 cluster sessions between Salt Ayre, Beacon Wheelers, Border City Wheelers and Furness Future Flyers will start on this date. These sessions are for riders wanting to increase sprint skills, learn racing tactics and how to race. These can be fast paced sessions so riders will need to be prepared to work hard. Riders should ensure they have the appropriate clothing on for the winter weather and enough food and drink for the session. The sessions will run fortnightly on the follow ing dates: 26/11, 10/12, 07/01/12, 21/01, 04/02, 18/02, 03/03 and 27/03. If it snows or severe cold then the session may be cancelled - check website for details.
15th November 2011, 7.30pm, upstairs conference room, The Lounge, King Street, Penrith
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - we would welcome members to come along and meet the committee, whereby the last year will be discussed. This is your chance to ask the club any questions. We are also looking for new committee members to help us move the club forward, we have vacancies for general members and also roles such as funding officer. Please come along and support us.
14th December 2011, 7.00pm, Frenchfield Pavilion
This is the last evening of the year for the roller/turbo night. The new sessions will start on Thursday 12th January at 7.00pm. These nights have proved highly successful, with many riders enjoying the training sessions. So why not come down and have a go - all ages welcome, just bring your bike, rollers or turbo. We do have an odd spare set so if you are really keen to have a go then let us know and we can make sure we have a pair for you to use.
27th December 2011, 10.30am, Frenchfield
Christmas ride - this will consist of two routes, one of which will be a family friendly ride and also a longer distance for those wanting to burn off some excess Christmas turkey Frenchfield Pavilion. More details to follow.
1st January 2012
Membership fees are due - I will send out a reminder during December to remind you all your membership is due. Membership fees are under 16's are £5 and adults are £10 per year, which are the same as this year.
I have inundated you all with dates over the next two month's but please come along and join us on the various events and/or the AGM. Your opinions of the club are important to us and are valued. Any queries please email or call us.
Here are the proposed dates for cluster sessions on the Salt Ayre circuit for the winter:
12/11, 26/11, 10/12, 07/01, 21/01, 04/02, 18/02, 03/03, 17/03.
The consensus seemed to be that we start at 10:30. If snow or severe cold (below freezing?) are forecast let’s judge it in the days running up to the session.
Wednesday evening sessions will commence on 28th March. As time gets on we’ll check to see if this is the right timing the dates proposed are as follows:
11/04, 25/04, 09/05, 23/05, 06/06, 20/06, 04/07, 18/07, 01/08, 15/08, 29/08, 12/09.
- Focus Cayo Expert, 4 years old, still in good condition but the usual wear and tear of a 4 year road bike,size 50cm, full carbon, great bike for racing or training! looking for around £700 o.n.o.
- ProLite full carbon rear disk wheel, can be used for road or track, NEVER USED!! could throw in a tub as well. £600... BARGAIN!!
- Fulcrum Racing 4 wheels, only used a few times, still in great condition, excellent for training or a beginer racer. £120 o.n.o
If anyone is interested please contact myself either through email at, firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone on either 01946 821585 or 07854959187
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We are looking for funding that will ensure the Go-Riders can have progression to the grass track by purchasing some small and medium sized track bikes. This means that should we win the funding the 8 -11 year olds are able to move up to the grass tracking and enjoy the racing that many older children and the many adults who have joined us this summer have. It's very exciting for us, so please help.
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