Its that time of year again when we all look forward to the 2020 season. Club subs run from April to April and are therefore due before the 30/04/2020.
Club subs for the season are £20 which can be paid direct into the club bank account, please include your name as reference and send Lindsey or Dan a quick message to confirm paid (details unchanged from prior seasons, please contact a Dan, Lindsey or Carl Jackson if you need the details – please note this is the much preferred method of payment as reduces the level of cash and the need to go to a bank). Alternatively if you wish to pay cash please pay Dan, Lindsey or Carl Jackson. If joining for the first time please be aware that we will need a completed membership form with your payment http://www.crostonvelo.co.uk/croston-velo-membership-form/
Last year we offered a discounted rate as the club had surplus funds in the the account, we have made the decision to stick with the standard subs for 2020 for the following reasons
Club funds have reduced due to investing in a stock of club kit
We are not holding a road race in 2020 which has previously generated a small surplus
We are considering options to expand the bike storage if demand dictates and will need surplus funds for this.
We look forward to another excellent year of cycling.
Croston Velo Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 23rd March at Croston Sports Club (19:00). It would be great to get as many of you there as possible to discuss how to take the club forward for the 2020 season. All current committee members intend to stand for re-election, if you are interested in putting yourself forward for any of the current positions or finding out about how you can help out please let a member of the committee know before the event.
Its that time of year again when your club needs you to help decide the destination of the annual awards. Details of this years awards can be found below, we need your help with categories 1 – 8 (the others will be voted for on the evening)
Stage 1 – Please send your nominations for each category to firstname.lastname@example.org or direct to Dan Styler via WhatsApp. nominations will close on 17th Nov.
Stage 2 – The nominations will be shortlisted and you will have the opportunity to vote via survey monkey for your winners. Voting will close Sunday 1st December.
Stage 3 – Winners will be announced at the Christmas Party and annual awards on the 14th December.
Croston Velo invites you and a guest to the 2019 Croston Velo Christmas Party. The evening is the premier event of the Croston Velo social calendar and includes a three course meal, Live DJ and the Croston Velo Awards ceremony celebrating our members ‘sucesses’ from the 2019 season.
To purchase tickets please transfer £25 per person into the Croston Velo Bank Account (unchanged from previous, please contact us if you need details) and include your name as reference. Please also let Dan/Lindsey know that you have done this so we can register attedance. If you would like the vegetarian option please also mention this at time of booking.
If you are unable to complete a bank transfer but would like to attend (our preference to avoid loads of cash floating about) then please see Dan and Lindsey in order to pay cash.
Deadline for tickets is Sunday 1st December in order us to let the caterers know numbers.
We look forward to seeing you there for what will be a memorable evening.
Please note that due to reduced daylight hours the early ride on a Sunday will now leave Croston Sports Club at 8:30 am (instead of 8:00 am) this will continue until a time change is announced in spring 2020.
It looks like winter 2019 is now in full swing and it is getting dark before we set off for our evening rides. As usual at this time of year we shorten the ride distances and reduce the number of routes (to ensure you can become familiar with the route and road conditions). Please can all riders review the routes below and download them to a bike computer if you are able to do so.
On a Tuesday evening one of three routes will be selected (Winter CV2, CV3 or CV4) depending upon the weather conditions on the evening. Thanks to Leigh Nolan for completing these.
On a Thursday we will stick to one route throughout the winter season Winter CV1 until spring.
This year for each route we have also completed a risk assessment to identify some of the key risks and actions required to minimise these. Please ensure you read these everyones safety. Please note the roads are a very dynamic enviroment and these do not cover all risks, as usually please be sensible and aware of your surroundings and adjust ride speeds to suit the conditions. We will shortly publish a reminder on winter riding etiquette to support with this.
Today was the 2019 edition of the Croston Velo Road Race at Pimbo. The weather looked a bit grey to start but it soon brigthened up and largely held out for the day. Some great racing in both the 2/3/4 mens and womens races. Congratulations to our winners today Steven Fidler and Monica Eden. Full provisional results can be found below.
As ever these races couldnt happen without the the commitment of the volunteers from the club, massive thank you to
Andrea Whitehouse, Bill Tinsley, Carl Ryding, Chris Breen, Chris Woods, Dan Connor, Lindsey Styler, Jane Bodrick, John Decamp, Ken Birtles, Mandy Beard, Mike Newton, Nick Clarke, Paul Newton, Peter Bland, Peter Rigby, Richard Crompton, Sarah Williamson, Nicky and Geoge Wilson (The Coffee Caddy)
Thanks also to all the officials – Peter Deary, Iain Walker, Dave Greatorex, Gary Bryson, Iain Hutchinson, Michael McMillan, Sue Gornall, Tom Wareing