Extracts from May 2014 Club Meeting.
Jack Miller rode the Good Friday meeting at the Olympic Velodrome and has been competing regularly in the Herne Hill track league. Jimmy Hayward and Josh Allen took part in the Surrey Road Racing League event on 27-5-14. Mick McLaughlin took part in the Medway Velo event at Cyclopark during the weekend of 26-5-14.
Josh Allen is to be riding in Belgium over the weekend 31-5-14/1-6-14. This replaces the previous intended visit which had to be cancelled due to illness. The club agreed that Josh may utilise the funds, provided from the racing fund for the original event, for the re-arranged event.
Crystal Palace Criterium: Racing starts 6-5-14. Club required to marshal on 29-7-14.
Club Championships Nominated Events: 10 Mile T.T. 31-5-14 Course Q10/24 (Isle of Grain), 25 Mile T.T. 3-8-14 Course Q25/20 (Harrietsham), 50 Mile T. T. 5-10-14 Course Q50/11(Lydd), Hillclimb 5-10-14 course QHC/11 (Hollingbourne), Track Herne Hill 13-7-14, Road Race 31-8-14 (SERRL Benenden course.)
Olympic Velodrome: Club booking 15-6-14 (contact Terry Blake to book your place)
The club is to assist with the SERRL event on 22-6-14 (Tenterden/Appledore course- Headquarters Woodchurch Community Centre TN26 3SQ). 8 marshals required, volunteer to run the tea bar, 1 lead car/driver and 2 neutral support vehicles/drivers. The organisation on the day is to be shared with the London Phoenix club. Please confirm to Martin Messer (firstname.lastname@example.org) your availability to assist at the event.
Summer in the Park Youth Series: Starts at the Cyclopark 9-5-14. The club is required to provide marshals on 16/5/14 and 13/6/14 and possibly 27/6/14 due to lack of support from other clubs. Please confirm to Terry Blake (email@example.com) your availability
During the summer months the club runs are to be as follows: (1) Leave Bexley Village at 9:00am; for club members who wish to ride further at a higher pace. (2) Leave Bexley village 9.30 a.m.; for younger club members and those new to cycling. See club website for the respective routes.
Any Other Business:
Club members: Alan Farrow, who has been a member of the club since the 1940’s, is currently in hospital following a stroke. The Club’s thoughts and best wishes go to Alan and his family at this time. Jack Miller is currently on crutches following a crash at Herne Hill. Jack has a leg fracture and will be out of action for a number of weeks. Best wishes from the club, looking forward to seeing you back in the saddle.
Velodrome Accreditation Fee: The club agreed that Jack Miller and Martin Messer be re-imbursed with the fee (£90) incurred in having to qualify (4 week course-2 hours per week) to ride on the track at the Olympic Velodrome.
Club Coaches: Terry Blake and Martin Messer are now both accredited track coaches at the Olympic Velodrome. Martin has now completed his British Cycling L2 Track coaching accreditation. Terry is now a British Cycling L2 Road and Track coach. Martin and Mick McLaughlin anticipate completing their British Cycling Road and Track coaching award later this year.