Kristof had been riding at Velopark. Jimmy Hayward claimed second place at Reading.
This Sunday at the Wigmore hillclimb event, 5 riders are representing the Club.
The following Sunday sees the Catford hillclimb, in which a number of Club members are riding.
This Saturday sees the club at the Olympic Velodrome with 20 club riders participating. Any members wishing to join in were welcomed to sign up at the meeting.
Matthew Robertson has been is action. He won the Paralympic Omnium at the Sainsbury Games with places in other events. He also entered the National Track Championships and delivered a creditable performance against adult riders.
Martin explained that there have been two sessions at the Thomas More School in Eltham. Approximately 15 riders turned up for each session and they went well.
Martin explained that the club wanted to encourage more participation and a Bring a Friend competition had been created with this in mind.
In response to a question Martin replied that the advertised age range was 7 to 16 but the under 9's, in general, were less inclined to take instruction.
With regards to the venue, Martin said that it was available until Christmas and that the caretaker had been helpful, offering storage space for a kit bag.
There was general agreement at the meeting that the club runs had gone well in recent weeks.
There have been 3 groups leaving Bexley each Sunday with often more than 20 riders in total.
Sam noted that there was always a volunteer willing to take the slower group.
Death of Member: The Chairman reported that Dave Brimson’s funeral was held last week with a good attendance from Woolwich Club members. Dave joined the club in 1957 and was known to ride the cleanest bikes in the Club. He held various positions at the club including Welfare Officer. Dave's wife has made available Dave's kit to the Club. It was suggested that this could be auctioned with proceeds going to a hospice, possibly at the AGM.
Xmas Dinner: Bob introduced the possibility of holding the annual Xmas dinner at the Kings Head, the same venue as for club meetings.
New Kit: Jimmy was unable to attend the meeting so progress was unlikely to be made on choosing the new kit. Jimmy had sent his apologies. Some pictures from the website of the latest designs were displayed, which encouraged debate. It was noted that the new kit had to be approved at an AGM so the club was running out of time for this year.
AGM: AGM will be held on 5-11-15. Meeting to start at 8p.m. sharp.