The club wishes to remind riders the importance of riding “heads up” when time trialling in accordance with CTT rules. It is imperative you can see ahead on the road for personal safety and the safety of other road users. For those new to competitive time-trialling please read the rules and guidance in the link below. People do look down from time to time, but there is some persistent head down riding so please review your position to ensure this doesn’t happen in future. Any future incidents will result in disqualification and suspension from club events. Thanks CTT rules
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A response from MP Duncan Baker to our cycling safety strategy , note we are already getting some local councillors onto it but feel free to contact them yourself to raise awareness, thanks!
Thank you for contacting me about road safety.
The UK’s roads are among the world’s safest, but there is no room for complacency.
I know that enhancing safety for all road users is a priority for the Department for Transport. For example, £100 million has been allocated to fund improvements to 50 of England’s most dangerous A roads, and many of these projects are now underway.
Moreover, in November 2018 an ambitious 50 point action-plan for improving the safety of vulnerable road users was announced. As part of this, £100,000 has been allocated to support the police’s capacity to handle dash and helmet cam evidence relating to road traffic offences.
Indeed, the Government has been cracking down on road traffic offences. In 2017 Ministers doubled the points issued under a fixed penalty notice for using a hand-held mobile phone to call or text while driving or riding a motor vehicle, and raised the fine from £100 to £200. The Government now intends to further tighten the law to prohibit all hand-held mobile use while driving.
Drink driving enforcement has been strengthened too, by ending the automatic right for drivers who fail a breathalyser test to demand a blood and urine test, thereby removing the opportunity to sober up while waiting for the test to be taken.
The recently published Road Safety Statement also sets out a far reaching two year action plan to improve road safety for key groups, including young road users, older vulnerable road users, rural road users and motorcyclists.
In addition, Ministers have committed to review certain elements of the Highway Code, with the aim of improving the safety of vulnerable road users. I understand the Department will consult on proposed changes to the Highway Code later on this year.
Regarding the document you have produced for North Norfolk more specifically, I would suggest you and your fellow members all raise this with their local County Councillors, as this would be a matter for the Highways Team at Norfolk County Council to look into. Please do keep me in touch with this and further developments.
I do hope this helps.
The aim of this document is to open up discussions primarily with NNDC highways on road safety in the region. We are in discussion with Sheringham Town Council, local councillors and our MP to get some ideas across to them. Hope you find it useful> click on the link.Cycling Safety Strategy Draft v1
In line with updated CTT guidance all time trials are currently cancelled. Subject to CTT advice we hope to start racing in July or August.
There are currently no club runs being undertaken.
We encourage members to follow British Cycling guidance in relation to group rides and social distancing click HERE
All club rides are cancelled until further notice.
David Carrier is going to set-up a WhatsApp group for the club. Feel free to send him your mobile number by email email@example.com and he will add you to the group.
For those not yet paid for 2020, annual membership fees are now due. CLICK HERE Payment online is preferred, but a cheque can be posted. New members please complete a membership form.
The Eastern District Cycling Association handbook has been published. This list time trials, reliability rides and road races in the Eastern Region. If you want copy please order direct from EDCA or collect.
“EDCA 2020 handbooks are now available.
These will be for sale at the EDCA prize giving at Carbrooke VH on Sunday 26th January. Price on the day will be £2.50 per copy.
Handbooks will also be made available for local cycle shops (e.g. Madgetts, Pedal Revolution, TriHarder etc.) Cover price £3.00
Individuals may purchase directly from me Steve Penney ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
1 copy £ 4.00 posted.
2 copies £ 7.00
3 copies £ 10.00
4 copies £ 12.50
5 copies £ 15.00
(All proceeds from the sale of handbooks goes to the EDCA)”