ROAST turkey and cranberry sauce and poached salmon fillet are just two of the four tasty main course options on offer at what many New Forest Cycling Club members consider to be the highlight of the year: The Annual Club Dinner.
It seems a long way off yet as we start what is usually the warmest month of the year in the UK, but Tom Butler has already been busy planning the evening, which of course includes the presentation of the awards some of us have been vying for throughout the season.
This year’s dinner is on Saturday, November 19 at the historic and very welcoming Crown Hotel in Lyndhurst High Street. Cost for three courses plus coffee and mince pies is £26, or £28 if we get 50 or less attendees.
Start time is 7.30pm and we hope to have time trial ace Steve Whitewick as our guest speaker, though that has yet to be confirmed. If Steve cannot make it, committee members have an interesting back-up in mind.
This is the first year Tom has organised the dinner following the superb reign of the Plumbs: Jane and Gary. So let’s make it a success for him by signing up for tickets asap. He would like to know how many are attending by October 31, please.
Contact him for full menu options on 023 8086 6072 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
AGM and charity track ride
November begins with the Annual General Meeting at Tiptoe Church Hall on Friday, November 4 when issues of importance can be thrashed out and annual subscriptions can be paid; the following day the club will have a team entered in the Calshot Charity 24-hour Track Event.
This year’s charity is UK Youth which is based at Avon Tyrrell close to where the club’s Thorney Hill series starts and finishes. UK Youth provides superb recreational facilities and lifestyle courses at Avon Tyrrell for young people from across the UK.
The committee has agreed to give £100 to the charity. Anyone who wants to become involved in the 24-hour marathon, or to contribute through sponsorship, should contact Andy Betteridge on 01425 474205 or by email at email@example.com .
Anyone who wants to raise any issues at the AGM should contact club secretary Peter Weaver by mid-October if they want them included on the agenda, though matters can be raised under “any other business” if necessary.
Contact Peter on 01202 822001 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Get snug for winter with Roger
Okay, it’s lovely and warm out there on the bike at the moment, but autumn is in sight and President Roger Bacon is keen to ensure you are all dressed up snug against the elements so you can keep pedalling all year round.
He wants to take orders for long-sleeved winter tops and other cold weather kit in club colours, as soon as possible, as it will take about six weeks from the date of his ordering until arrival.
Contact him on 01590 683265 or at email@example.com .
Important times for time trialists
Testers should note that the start times for the last few Tuesday events are earlier, to beat lighting up times as the evenings draw in.
After disappointment due to the cancellation of the TT last week, this week Aron Kelly managed the win he’s been training for. After giving up triathlon to focus on the bike, he’s hoping to have more success this year. His partner Sonia Laurie was also fastest female, with a strong field of 5 NFCC female […]
Forget the hype of Wout Van Aert, the absence of Mathieu Van der Poel, the strength of Phillipe Gilbert and the bad form of Peter Sagan. From an idea 8 months ago, NFCC member Matt Cafferky (and Bill Mayes) tackled the event. Over to Matt in a fantastic report … here