At Felmingham church gate, Trevor, Scott, Malcolm, Ian, Harvey and Geoff chatted to Heather and son, Will (who is looking as fit as a lop), before setting off on the 3rd annual Bruce McEwen Memorial Ride to Waxham Great Barn. With the threatened/promised drought-breaking downpour eventually arriving at 13.20, Scott, working his way back to fitness, sensibly threw on a sub for the second half – (robust midfielder Dave C). However, the heavy rain lasted for no more than an hour and, judging by the amount of floodwater passed through in some parts, the bunch apparently got off lightly.
Bruce was that rare phenomenon, a gentleman cyclist. He loved club runs, arguably to a greater degree than any other North Norfolk Wheeler in recent years. This commemoratory ride has nothing to do with morbid sentimentality, but we feel that Bruce would have enjoyed the idea of being remembered on a club run and that seems to be as good a reason as any.
PC to PC: 60 miles/ Felmingham to Felmingham: 40 miles/ Max: 74 miles.
Heather McEwen said “I would just like to say how we as a family (myself, Will and Ed) appreciate knowing you do the Bruce McEwen Memorial Ride. It was great to catch up with some of you on the 2nd June at our church gate, it means a lot to us. Bruce always liked his club runs on Saturdays and also the Wednesday runs. He would tell me all about each trip out. But he did not like it if it was windy! I just read the Club Run, 2/6 report and yes, Bruce would really have liked the idea of being remembered in this way. Thank you.”
The club was contacted recently to see if anyone might be interested in joining a charity cycling campaign called Cycle to the Moon – Save a Dad.
Here is a link to their site:
They can provide campaign t-shirts to people who sign up and take part. Any support is greatly appreciated. If anyone has any questions please contact Peter Adams email@example.com
We are placing an order for new club kit next week. Planning on getting long or short sleeve skin suits, bib shorts, short/long sleeve jerseys and possibly socks at the moment.
Exact price will depend on numbers ordered but we expect it to be roughly as follows if we get 5 items of each (+VAT to be added to the following), so we will get exact price before confirming order.
Long or short sleeve skinsuit £53 short, £55 long
bib short & short sleeve jersey bundle £65
bid short only £40
short sleeve summer jersey £35
long sleeve summer jersey £37
cycle socks (minimum order of 10) £6
David Carrier will hold the stock and can be collected from him at a time trial or Cromer. If really not suitable when delivered then the club will hold the kit in stock for others to buy.
All will be printed with the attached design (with a couple of minor edits to be completed), with good pads and high quality zips. Sizing chart attached.
Please let us know what you want and size by email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible thanks!
On 27th January the club held their annual meal and get together at Upper Sheringham Village Hall. Over 30 members attended and we had a great buffet meal. Club Trophies for 2017 were as follows:
BAR (Best All Rounder) – Outright Winner – Mike Padfield
BAR – Handicap – Mike Padfield
Albert Lefever Trophy (fastest 25 mile tt on our course) – Charlie Nurse
Pat Ash Trophy (fastest 50 mile tt on any course) – Mike Padfield
Hill Climb Mike Kemp Trophy – Mike Padfield
Hill Climb Handicap Trophy – Mike Padfield
Zak Carr Trophy (Single event best 10m TT handicap) – Kim Morrison
15 Mile Outright Winner – Mike Padfield
15 Mile Handicap – Mike Padfield
10 x 10 Mile Handicap Trophy – Sarah Jay
Fastest 10 mile TT by a female – Kim Morrison
18.5 Mile Hilly Outright Winner – Charlie Nurse Course record of 44.48
18.5 Mile Hilly Handicap – Mike Padfield
David Killingback Cup (most improved rider) – Sarah Jay
25 Mile Handicap – Mike Padfield
Veterans 25 Mile Time Trial Cup – Nigel Walsh
Clubman of the Year – John Chambers
Chairman’s Award – Peter Laws
Peddler’s trophy – Trevor Neild
Thanks to Chris for trophy logistics and his presentation and good luck to those competing for trophies in 2018.
There are still some spaces left for our 100m TT on 19th May at midday. HQ at Sculthorpe Village Hall, Norfolk. Please pass on to anyone you think might be interested. Details/entry here CLICK
A few items left to clear. Fine to try before you buy. Email David Carrier if you want anything email@example.com
Two Kalas high quality winter tops, 2xl and s, (£40 to clear (were £95 each)).
One long sleeve men’s jersey size 3 (92-96 chest) £10.
One short sleeve men’s jersey size 3 (£10).
One pair overshoes 37-39 (£5 to clear)
Hoping to put in an order for new club kit in the next few weeks and will send info out to everyone when new supplier sorted (skinsuits, bib shorts, tops, etc).
Whilst most of us are still hibernating, clutching on to the thought of spring somewhere in the distance future, a few hardy time triallists are out competing in open events. Phil Watkins is one such rider who braved the Arctic conditions to do the Ely Hardriders 25m TT last weekend and got his photo taken. Well done Phil!
Full article Here
Entries are now open for this 100m TT (solo, tandem and tricycles) on the B100/9 course. https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/17381 . Start at midday. HQ is Sculthorpe village hall again, complete with bike maintenance/nutrition (from Blacks Bikes) and homemade cakes (from Pretty Corner Tea Gardens).
Just a final reminder that the club AGM is on 10th January 7.30pm at Sheringham Community Centre on Holway Road, NR26 8NP. We look forward to seeing as many 1st, 2nd claim members and potential new members there. Have your say in the future of the club, see old friends and meet new ones, pay for your membership, relunctantly return any hard fought trophies and buy some lovely new club kit!
**Annual meal/social/awards evening**
A great response so far on this with over 25 people attending. If anyone else wants to come it is not too late. I will need £15 per person at the AGM, at spinning or by bank transfer (email or facebook message me) thanks!
Our annual meal/social/awards event will be on Saturday 27th January at Upper Sheringham Village Hall, NR26 8UB (next to the church) starting at 7pm. It should be a great informal get together. All club members 1st and 2nd claim, other clubs, family and friends welcome. £15 a head. Any dietary requirements other than meat/vege please email me.
Happy New Year!