Rainbow House Charity Ride

Save the Date

Croston Velo Charity Ride

Saturday 15th September 2018


The Club is doing a charity ride on the 15 September in aid of Rainbow House, Mawdsley to help raise funds for much needed equipment for their Rehabilitation Centre.

The ride will be an opportunity to put something back into our local community; promote the club in a positive light and support this Centre for children with neurological conditions resulting in disability.

There will be several ride distances to suit all on the day and the opportunity to socialise, have a few beers and some food back at the club afterwards. More details will follow over the summer but for now put the date in your diary and help support this heart-warming cause.

Majorca – October 2018

Mallorca 2018

Sure everyone has heard members of CV discussing trips to Mallorca … and takes of Sa Calobra, Col de Soller, Lighthouse etc.

Well some of us are going again from 29th September or the 1st October  …. some for a week .. some for longer … there is no fixed time.
Last year we met up with another group and have joined ranks with them and successfully negotiated a 10% discount. This discount would be on top of the early bird discount. We are looking to go with Stuart Hall cycling who run a number of rides each day to suit all abilities.

The Ryding’s, Ali Price, Chris Hines, and possibly the Pilikingtons are all going. It’s a chilled way to end the season with mostly guaranteed sunshine, great rides and company.
If anyone is interested then you MUST follow the guidelines below. There is no need to pay the full amount BUT the company, Stuart Hall cycling does require a £100 deposit. Bike hire price not confirmed but SH suggested he would honour last years prices= £12 per day. Chris and Alison have already booked our flights … going from Liverpool with Easyjet on the 29th Sept to the 8th October.

Link and following blurb has full details ..any questions then contact Ali, Carl or Dan.

Can you please let Ali Price know if you book.

Mallorca – Autumn 2018

Hi Guys, so all is now kindly agreed with Stuart Hall. There’s an early bird window at the moment, plus we get an additional 10% discount if you follow the steps below this week. We need to get at least 10 of us together to get the 10% discount, we have 9 confirmed at the moment with others likely to follow.

So, please go online and book and pay your deposits this week.

In the booking form box that asks what GROUP you’re with, please put my name followed by “Clawson & Croston Velo”

i.e. Group: Alison Price– Clawson & Croston Velo

If you don’t do the above that it’s unlikely that we’ll cross the 10 people mark for the 10% discount, so please don’t forget.

Finally, in the Additional Information box, please write the following:

Additional Information: “Clawson & Croston Velo” – 10% Discount Agreed between Stuart Hall and Wayne Kay

 FYI – We are selecting the Playa Mar Hotel this year (The Clawson crowd stayed in Mar Senses Hotel last year).

There’s no DISCOUNT CODE to apply, just remember the above steps. The discount will be applied when they request the balance from you later in the summer.

Book here: https://stuarthallcycling.co.uk/mallorcaoct18booknow

Agreed travellers so far, are:

Wayne Kay – 29/9 to 6/10

Mike Tebbutt – 29/9 to 6/10

Mick McQuillan – 30/9 to 5/10?

Johnny Monks – 29/9 to 6/10

Jason Monks – 29/9 to 6/10

Chris Hines

Ali Price

Carl Ryding

Shirley Ryding

Bike Maintenance Workshop

Following a few requests we have put the bike maintenance for beginners workshop this Wednesday back to 18:30 to allow people to get back from work and over to the club.

Please bring your bike along with you. At present it looks like the weather is good so it will take place on the patio (save us taking loads of bikes into the club) so please dress appropriately.

Tom Warren, Dave Bigio and Tom Hobson look forward to taking you through some bike maintenance tips including

* Changing tyres and Tubes
* Washing your bike
* Checking and changing brake pads
* Pre-ride checks
* Indexing gears
* plus more

Look forward to seeing you there.


Club Subs due

A reminder that Club subscriptions for the 2018/19 season are now due. The committee voted to maintain annual subscriptions at £20. When paying membership if you haven’t previously completed a membership form (or your details have changed) then please download this from the website at http://www.crostonvelo.co.uk/croston-velo-membership-form/ and pass to Dan or Lins.

Members can pay subscriptions in two ways

1) Preference is by bank transfer straight into the Croston Velo account, if you do this please include your name as reference, please also drop Dan Styler or Lins Styler a message so they can update the club register. Details are unchanged from previous years but if you don’t have them please drop Dan, Lins or Carl a message and we will provide these to you

2) Alternatively you can pay cash in person to Dan Styler or Lins Styler during a club ride.

Miles for Mum

Last weekend Croston Velo member Marc Huntington competed his first 100 mile sportive in the cold spring rain! This was the warm up for riding the Ride London 100 which he is completing on the 29th July 2018. Marc only recently started cycling so this represents an excellent challenge for him and he is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Research UK at the same time.

If you wish to sponsor Marc and understand his motives for supporting thus brilliant charity you can do so via his fundraising page at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/MilesForMumRideLondon100

Croston Velo Youth Section

Following a successful trial last year Croston Velo is really pleased to announce the expansion of our youth section to include a monthly ride programme to support younger cyclists in acquiring the technical skills, road awareness and endurance base needed to transition to the main Croston Velo group rides.

If this is of interest to you please review the full details on http://www.crostonvelo.co.uk/croston-velo-youth-section/

Thank you for David McLennan and David Caine for setting this up and also Kerry Rigby for offering to support going forward.

Summer Weekday rides

To make things slicker and easier for members in 2018 we have created 10 set routes for the Tuesday and Thursday rides (plus two bonus ones if people want a hilly one on those long sunny, summer evenings – positive mental attitude!). This way you can download all twelve routes to your Garmin now titled CV1 – CV12 and it will save you downloading a new route each week. The chosen route for a Tuesday/Thursday ride will be announced the evening before via our social media channels.

All routes have been published permanently on the route directory page of our website for future reference http://www.crostonvelo.co.uk/ride-directory/ .