Although it doesnt quite feel like the wintry conditions have quite departed Spring is certainly on the horizon! Once the clocks change this coming weekend we will move to the all new 2023 summer routes with a ride published in advance via WhatsApp, Facebook and Strava.
Please review and download the routes so you have them available for the season ahead
Club subscriptions for the 2023/24 season are due from 1st April. The annual subscription remains at £20. Please can all members ensure that payment is made prior to 31st May 2023.
As usual, to avoid handling cash, we request that you make every effort to pay by BACS transfer directly to the club account – this has not changed from previous years, if you do not kmow the details please contact the Treasurer for them. Please use your name as a reference.
Please note that to encourage prompt payment club policy has changed, and as from 31st May access to club-run social media, eg WhatsApp and Strava will no longer be available to those that have not paid subs. NEW potential members starting to ride with us during the year will be granted temporary access.
To ensure that nobody is incorrectly cut off, it is ESSENTIAL that you send a SMS text or WhatsApp message to the club treasurer, Andy Quickfall confirming your payment, together with your full name. Your mobile phone number will be checked from the message sent, so you MUST use the phone that you use for access to WhatsApp to send this message.
I hope we can all look forward to another great year at the club and many happy cycling miles!
A few weeks agho we published our winter routes for 2022 via social media, please note they are now published on our route directory (under the summer routes) to download again if you are unable to locate the post in future.
There will be two stages to voting. The first is the nominations were we ask you complete the below survey to make suggestions as to who the winners ‘could be’ for each catorgory. Feel free to make more than one suggestion for each at this stage and perhaps include some brief rationale as to why. The nominations will be open for two weeks until Sunday 20th November.
Once the nominations close we will set up a further survey that will run for two weeks until Sunday 4th December which will allow people to ‘vote’ to pick their favourite nomination.
Please submit your nominations now at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBGK6QM
Croston Velo would like to invite all its members and their famies to the Croston Velo Christmas Party 2022! The event will take place in Croston Sports Clubs Yarrow Suite on Saturday 10th December, 19:00 until late. There will be a buffet, DJ and a short awards ceremony.
Tickets are priced at £18 per person and available via the Eventbrite link below (please note the event is online booking only). For those wishing to bring children under 18 years there is a reduced ticket price of £12 (please contact Andy Quickfall directly to register childen and arrange payment do not purchase an adult ticket).
We will only have a short window for ticket sales as we have to advise caterers of numbers so dont delay. Ticket sales close at midnight on Wednesday 30th November.
Croston Velo invites you and your families to our first post pandemic Summer Party. After a rather disrupted social season in the last couple of years (even the Xmas party ended up COVID impacted!) we need a jolly good social to bring the club together.
Tickets are free to paid club members plus one free guest. Additional guests are £10 per adult and £5 per child (under 16), under 5’s go free.
As with club subs we do rely on your goodwill here so please can you book the number of tickets needed and if required to pay for some of them transfer the funds to the club bank account (details available on request if you do not have them).
Food and Entertainment is included in your ticket so just bring yourselves and your beer money. We may have a bit of a charity raffle/fundraiser on the night.
As ever at the end of March it is great starting to see the better weather and with the clocks going forward the nights will be getting much lighter for our weekday evening rides.
With that in mind it is pleasing to see the back of the ‘winter routes’ and a new set of summer routes for 2022. These will allow us to go a little bit further and have a bit more variety each week. As ever thanks to the Tim Byrning for pulling together this set of routes for us.
There will be 10 set routes for 2022 (we may add a few more as the weeks progress) and these will be used on a Tuesday and Thursday evening. They are titled CVSUM22 #1 – CVSUM22 #10 with the name being followed by either C for clockwise or AC for anti-clockwise. The route map and profile is also available on the website.
There are also 10 set routes for the C group rides which can be found on the ride directory also.
We ask that where possible you download the routes to your GPS device as the more members that have the routes the easier and safer the navigation is, if you download them all at the start of the season it saves you downloading a separate one each week.
In advance of the Tuesday and Thursday evening ride we will publish the route for the rides so people know what the plans are in advance.
We look forward to a great summers riding and we hope for many dry, bright and warm evenings.
A reminder subs for the 2022/23 season are due before 30/04/2022 please see our earlier post for details.
Thank you for your continued support and it’s great to see the club thriving again following the end of the pandemic restrictions.
Club subscriptions for the 2022/23 season are now due. Please can you ensure these are paid prior to 30th April. The annual subscription remains £20.Our preference (to avoid handling loads of cash) is these are paid direct into the club bank account using your name as reference. The details remain unchanged from prior years.
If you do not have them saved please get in touch with Dan/Lindsey Styler or Andy Quickfall and we will be happy to provide them.
If unable to pay into the account you can pay cash to Andy, Lins or myself if required when we are at the club.
We look forward another great year at the club and many more happy miles.
Well done to Tom Rigby on taking the victory in Croston Velo colours at the Barrow Central Wheelers Circuit of Coniston at the weekend. A tough sporting course was completed in 35:02 with a gap of 53 seconds to 2nd place.