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As we enter another national lockdown all club rides are cancelled until further notice (at the moment until at least the 1st December).

 

The new rules allow you to exercise outdoors with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household.

 

Where appropriate we would therefore encourage you to cycle with another club member as this allows some socialising (please remember to social distance) and support in the unfortunate event of a mechanical issue or an accident.

 

There are a list of local 25-30 mile routes on the website and we plan to extend these over the coming weeks/months as the website is updated.

 

The Club AGM is planned for the 11th January 2021 via a Zoom meeting, when the formal requirements will be addressed. More details to follow.

We hope to hold an “all members” meeting later in the year when we are able to meet in person and have open discussion on any points that members may wish to raise. In the meantime, if there are any issues/points that you wish the committee to consider please e-mail Shauna our secretary at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Finally, after a number of months, the club is now in a position to resume formal club rides. This is brilliant news, and I hope you are all as excited as us that we are now able to do so. It is also understood if you wish to leave it for a period before resuming. I personally think that in these times the best course of action is the one that you feel most comfortable with.
 
We have updated the Wellesbourne Wheelers Riding Guidance for you which describes how club rides will resume. I would be grateful if you could read them and ensure that you are in full knowledge of how our formal rides will resume. In summary;
 

  1. No group ride will have more than 6 people, and you should not change group during the ride;
  2. Two abreast riding is now permitted, where safe to do so, keeping to the government's 1m+ guidance;
  3. Whilst no formal booking system, your attendance must be communicated via the relevant WhatsApp group (or via a short email to the ride leader for those not using WhatsApp) in advance so we know how many people are attending group rides and splits can be made accordingly;
  4. Thursday rides will have staggered start times to ensure we do not have a large gathering of people at the usual meeting place, Mountford will leave at 10am, Dene at 10:15am and Hastings at 10:30.

 
Whilst not the full resumption of pre-lockdown group riding, it is great to be able to start re-introducing formal club rides.
We hope to see you on a Club ride soon.

Regards,  Alex Jones,  Chairman

For the past few years the club has organised a spring trip to Majorca.  This year we are investigating the possibility of us going to Cyprus instead.  At this point it is just a feasibility study but if you are interested in spending a week cycling in Cyprus please let Gary know before Monday 16th September.

The Club Christmas Dinner and Awards night was held on Friday 10th December at the Charlecote Pheasant with the Wheeler of the Year award going to David Thomas and very well deserved too.  Also, several people who have spoken to me since the event have said that the food was better than it was last year, which is even more good news.

Paul Markwick has ridden from Bristol to Glasgow to raise money for Zoë's Place Baby Hospice - Midlands.  Paul rode with several colleagues over 5 days stopping in Warwick, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Gretna.

So in 5 days, the team cycled 525 miles, climbed about 25000 feet, consumed huge amounts of calories (though that was possibly nothing to do with the challenge) and energy drinks, and raised about £15,000 for charity. It is not too late to contribute if you would like to on: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hvmc-mtc

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