News Round Up – 06/11/2015

2015-10-10 11.16.15Despite the recent odd sunny day, it is Autumn and we are already in November and as usual there is a miscellany of news items which we wish to bring to your attention:

RVJ Meeting

Monday next 9/11/2015 @7pm at Bamber Bridge Catholic Club (PR5 6TA).


Saturday 14/11 Children in Need Ride:

This will leave school at 10am to travel around the Guild Wheel in Fancy Dress – whatever takes your fancy. There is a shorter option meet at Avenham Park café for a 10.30am departure-parking available adjacent to Christ The King School. There will be a café stop.
No subs but any donations will be split between  Children in Need and Manchester Children’s Hospital -in memory of Iestyn Keir.


Sunday Road ride

On 15/11/2015 with RVCRC leaving Preston’s College @ 9am.


Velodrome Novice opportunities

22/11/2015. Message from Tom Leivers BC coach:

 ‘Looking at the numbers currently on booked on the Track session of the 22/11/15 the Novices is already full and a few intermediates but no Advanced riders.Any novices that are interested please book on in the Intermediate Group. We will be running 2 x Novice groups and 1 x Intermediate/advanced Group on the day.

This is usual following an accreditation session and the start of Track League but gives more novices the chance to get on the session.—Lancashire-Cluster

Note:These sessions are open to novices (ie: absolutely no experience!) RVJ/BC junior members aged 9+ years: for more velodrome information see Chris Waters article on RVJ website or contact Matthew or Geoff.

 Mountain Bike Cluster: 

2015-10-10 12.15.30The North West area has had preliminary meetings to focus on coaching to improve Mountain Bike skills. Matthew has attended the initial meetings and will explain the projected programme at Monday’s meeting with a view to introducing some specific sessions into our programme. We anticipate more changes to the calendar of MTB specific rides this month.

Christmas Lunch Ride: 

hot-meal-xmasWe will be eating at Roots Café (PR4 0JB) at 12midday on Saturday 12/12. Easy date and time to remember!  The menu will be a Turkey Dinner/mince pie/tea or coffee.  This is ‘a heads up’-subject to Monday meeting approval- but expect a cost of £14.95 per adult. A smaller meal will be available for younger riders.RVJ juniors FOC.

We need confirmed numbers by 7/12/2015.

We anticipate riding there from various points -dependant on prevailing weather and graded to rider ability. Details to be confirmed including payment of deposits!

RVJ Kit: 

MTBFor those who have ordered new kit it is due to arrive next week ETA 13/11/2015.

The next ordering window will probably be late January.


To Thomas Rushton. junior winner of RVCRC Hill Climb and to Alice-podium at NWCCA CycloX and all junior and adult members who participated in both disciplines!