Important Notice on “Heads up” riding

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

TT start list 21st July 2020

1 Susie Towning
2 Tim Daykin
3 Amanda Marshall
4 Phil West
5 Sarah Jay
6 Jon Maynard
7 Brian Platts
8 Richard Collyer
9 Mark Watson
10 Mike Padfield
11 Adrian Jay
12 Paul Elvin
13 Joe Skipper
14 Phil Watkins
15 John Hayward
16 Paul Harrowing
17 Graham Denny
18 Nigel Walsh
19 Carl Mace
20 Callum Steadman
21 Jack Watts u18 NM
22 Phil Hurr
23 Rob Kitchen NM
24 Roper, Tom NM
25 Sparrow, Jamie
26 Green, Arron
27 Isla Rush NM
28 Ben Johnson
29 Josept Smith NM u18
30 Sam Proctor

*A response from MP Duncan Baker to our cycling safety strategy*

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.

Yours sincerely,

Duncan Baker MP
Member of Parliament for North Norfolk

Tudor House | Grammar School Road | North Walsham | NR28 9JH

www.duncanbaker.org.uk
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WhatsApp Group

David Carrier is going to set-up a WhatsApp group for the club.  Feel free to send him your mobile number by email davidcarrierwheeler@outlook.com and he will add you to the group.

Thanks

EDCA handbooks

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 ( smpenney@outlook.com )
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)”