Archive for November 30, 2017

2018 Club Membership

Here’s the information on how to join us for 2018. Please ensure you’ve read our members terms (here) before you sign up.

Pay Club Fees

NEW Members:
£15 Individual – This covers a single membership aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec
£25 Couples – This covers two persons members aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec

Early Renewal – Existing/Returning Members*: Valid Until 7/1/18
£10 Individual – This covers a single membership aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec
£17.50 Couples – This covers two persons members aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec

head over to http://bit.ly/bccmembership to sign up

Membership will be under the same conditions as 2017 and prospective, new and existing members are respectfully requested to take time to read the membership rules which cover the clubs code of conduct and are a condition of entry/membership.
These can be found at blaydoncycling.co.uk/join-us/memberterms/

 

 

 

* to take advantage of the the ‘existing/returning membership you must have held a 2017 full / half year membership or a couples membership, the couple’s membership is also available if one existing member wishes to introduce a partner to the club for 2018 Membership application must be submitted to us via British Cycling by 7th January 2018 to take advantage of the reduced rate. After this period standard membership rates will apply. Members are requested to make sure all emergency / ICE information is up to date.

Press Release: 2017 Christmas Charity Time Trial

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CLUB CHARITY TIME TRIAL TO HELP TWO LITTLE GIRLS

Blaydon Cycle Club will host their second annual Charity Time Trial this December to raise funds for two little girls with rare Batten disease.

Nicole and Jessica Rich were both diagnosed with the terminal illness within months of one another, striking a blow no family should have to endure. Since receiving the news, family and friends have tirelessly raised funds so the girls get the support and treatment they need.

Father, Matthew Rich, is a member of Blaydon CC who have pledged their support to the family. Their first fundraising time trial took place in December 2016 raising £1000 and proving a huge success not only in raising money, but for everyone involved.
Club Chairman, Paul Wright, said, “We planned last year as a one-off but it was immediately obvious it would make a worthwhile annual event.”
The time trial is held on the 12 mile ‘M12’ course in Stamfordham Village, Northumberland.

Despite being a regular racing route, the expectations on the day are more in keeping with the charity angle, with prizes given not only for best times but also for the craziest costumes and outlandish bikes.

[See attached image: ‘Adam Jarps of Manilla Cycling as The Grinch’]
The 2016 event saw cyclists of all abilities mixing it together, from national racers to social club riders, most of whom choosing to abandon their usually aerodynamic style for one that really gets into the Christmas Spirit dressing as The Grinch and, of course, Santa!
[See attached image: ‘Michael Todd of Derwentside CC – Christmas Tree Tamdem’]

Paul Wright said, “It was a fantastic day which far exceeded what we’d hoped for the Rich family! The enthusiasm was amazing and the effort everyone went to was overwhelming. It would be great to repeat that again this year.”

The 2017 event again takes place in Stamfordham Village, Northumberland on 17th December and is open to all CTT affiliated clubs and riders.
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NOTES TO THE EDITOR
More information and entry details can be found here:
www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/16148

You can read more about the Rich family’s story here:
www.thenicolerichfoundation.org.uk

 The Nicole Rich Foundation was set up in 2016 by the family, only weeks before
their second daughter, Jessica, was diagnosed with the same disease. Both
daughters are undergoing extensive, pioneering treatment to slow progress and
hopefully find a cure for the disease.
 Nicole is five years old and Jessica is two.
 Battens disease is a rare genetic disorder which causes progressive deterioration of
the brain and nervous system. Sufferers may lose their sight, speech, ability to walk
and develop epilepsy before the disease ultimatly claims their lives.
 Blaydon Cycle Club was set up in September 2013 and has grown to 180 members. The club caters for all abilities with various group rides from beginner to development through to a successful team of racers.

Featured Photos – click to download .zip file.

2018 Subs: Black White & Red Friday

Subs are now open for 2018  and we thought we’d get in with the ‘Black Friday‘ spirit as we launch the new membership season with our take on things, we’re calling it ‘Black White and Red Friday‘.
As promised reduced early renewal rates that were discussed at our AGM earlier in November are available.

We are back for 2018 bigger, and stronger. We are delighted to announce that 2018 subscriptions for Blaydon Cycle Club are open.

First of all, the important bit the prices:

NEW Members:
£15 Individual – This covers a single membership aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec
£25 Couples – This covers two persons members aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec

Early Renewal – Existing/Returning Members*: Valid Until 7/1/18
£10 Individual – This covers a single membership aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec
£17.50 Couples – This covers two persons members aged 18+ for the year Jan-Dec

head over to http://bit.ly/bccmembership to sign up

* to take advantage of the the ‘existing/returning membership you must have held a 2017 full / half year membership or a couples membership, the couple’s membership is also available if one existing member wishes to introduce a partner to the club for 2018 Membership application must be submitted to us via British Cycling by 7th January 2018 to take advantage of the reduced rate. After this period standard membership rates will apply. Members are requested to make sure all emergency / ICE information is up to date.

Membership will be under the same conditions as 2017 and prospective, new and existing members are respectfully requested to take time to read the membership rules which cover the clubs code of conduct and are a condition of entry/membership.
These can be found at blaydoncycling.co.uk/join-us/memberterms/

2017 has seen the club grow and at the time of our AGM we had 180 members, grown from an initial 8 in summer 2013 we’ve come a long way. We have dipped our toes into racing and hosting ‘open’ events with more of these planned for 2018.

We’re hosting a Christmas TT in December with the emphasis on fun as opposed to speed, from the race team, to club rides and across the board to Development Rides and Easy Wheelers we are catering for a large and diverse group of cyclists.

We look forward to seeing you and continuing our cycling journey in 2018. If you have any questions please ask us in person, over our social media or via the contact section of the club website.

Thanks for your continued support from both myself and on behalf of the BCC Committee.

Rob – Club Secretary

New: Club Events page

after a long absence the Blaydon Cycle Club events feed is live again, we are aware that not all of our members are on facebook so may not be able to see all of our events easily, for this we’ve enabled the export of all events to our new events page, you can bookmark this for easy reference.

Our facebook page is still facebook.com/blaydoncycling and you don’t have to be a member to view the page or posts but we want to make things as accessible as possible for all.

Below is a preview of our next events which is a direct copy of the feed from the new page.

Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 5:00am
Etal Village Hall
Sharperton, Northumberland,
Get Directions
3 laps of the Etal/Ford circuit so approx 60 miles

https://www.strava.com/segments/14430959

Mens Cat 3/4 followed by womens cat2/3/4
Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 8:30am
Etal Village Hall
Sharperton, Northumberland,
Get Directions
2 laps of the Etal/Ford circuit so approx 40 miles

https://www.strava.com/segments/14430959

Mens Cat 3/4 followed by Womens cat2/3/4