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  1. 2 points
    This year will see the HCC being contested over 2 rides instead of 1. Week 1 will be on 15 September and the second week on the 6th October. Weather permitting of course, although we need to conclude it by the 20th of October at the very latest in advance of the AGM and Presentation of awards the following week. Week 1 will be on the Bowfield climb that we are all very familiar with. Nice and short and not too steep. The second run will either be on the Braes climb, as previous years, or we may switch to Auchenlodment. We shall decide well in advance so watch this space as I would like to check out the road condition on each climb, safe start and finish conditions etc. So, we will meet at 9am at the Abbey as usual, cycle out to the venue, take names, set start times and commence the race at 1m intervals. Thereafter, we will continue, probably in 2 groups on a wee leg loosening club run. Let’s get good numbers out for these. Even if you don’t see yourself as much of a climber, it is still great to take part and compete in a club event. You never know, you may win a prize for effort!! See you soon Derek
  2. 2 points
    Posting this on behalf of Liam who’ll captain this run. Apologies for the late post. Wee Ring Sun 8th Sept. Leave Paisley by Canal street, towards Elderslie, joining cycle track to Kilbirnie, back towards Beith, Gateside, and up towards the Canny Man at Lugton. Taking a left and crossing country back towards Howwood, coming down the Bowfield, where we stop for coffee. then an easy ride back to Paisley. https://strava.app.link/vBSy0EkULZ Post up please if you are planning on coming out, It really helps with the planning and organisation on the day. 😊 LOOK AT THE ROUTE AND FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH IT! You might be on the front when it's time to turn, make sure you know when and where! 😉 Nice leisurely pace, no one gets left behind, We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills etc....... Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and a drink Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! Leaving from Paisley Town Hall at 9am, so get there just before 8.50am!
  3. 2 points
    So Guys and Gals the updated list of riders is below Me , Mark S,Ian, Terry , Greg( Sat night only), Andy T, Dave B , Gav , Derek, Don, Andy McL , Aiden , Mat S , James , Aurilien , Vern , Dimitar ( travelling down Fri evening), Mark G Still awaiting Simon , Gerry and James Guest to confirm these are great numbers and thanks to you for coming along it helps keep the cost down. Based on these numbers it will be around £50 each for the two nights. My thinking based on last year is that we eat in Friday night and phone in Saturday night which seemed to work last year. I have not been out a lot lately due to health issues so I will be doing the smaller route this year for those who want to come. Plenty of leaders for the large route but as long as Greg is not navigating you will be fine although you may wish to take a transponder for the search helicopter. The large route shouldn't be as long as last year if Greg is kept away from his Garmin Will update you nearer the time re transport etc but remember there are still spaces available. Tour of the Borders .gpx
  4. 1 point
    Hi all, we introduced this award 2 years ago and I feel it is a special award as the winner is selected by their peers in the club. The other awards are for cycling ability but this is based on your contribution to the club and it’s members. So, your vote may go to someone who regularly displays some of the following attributes for example 1. Regularly attends club runs and events 2. Contribute to the betterment of the club including contribution to organising events 3. Helpful to and supportive of other club members 4. Shown good cycling ability throughout the year - based on their own fitness level!! 5. Team player 6. Perhaps made good improvements this year 7. Leads by example and is a safe rider Essentially, you make your choice on the merits you feel are applicable. The most votes we have had for this award has been just over 20. But with a club of our size with 50 members I would hope to see more votes coming through this year. So, can you, by 30 September, send an email to [email protected] with your vote please? Feel free to add a brief note of your reasons for your choice, otherwise a name will suffice. I look forward to receiving your votes. Regards Derek
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    Guys / gals , Middle /Big ring will be doing Pedal in Park in reverse this week , lot of guys / gals have done this other way round it's good to get Fairlie Moor out of way early on , easier in my opinion , approx 70 miles with bail out points Lochwinnoch, Kilbirnie, Fairlie Moor, Old Largs road, Greenock cut , Gourock, Cafe Break , Clune, Finlaystone, Bridge of Weir, Johnshill , Lochwinnoch , home , it's about same elevation as Tour of Borders good one to get done before then 9am start Abbey We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills, regroup go again , we start together we finish together  Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!! 
  6. 1 point
    Hi all, Our AGM this year shall take place on Monday 28th October 2019 in a new venue. The Boarding House in Howwood has become our favourite coffee/cake stop of late and the staff couldn’t be more welcoming to us. They have a function suite on the upper floor which will be perfect for our meeting so stick this date in your diary. I am hoping for a good turn out this year and it is your chance to help shape your club for next year. You may also wish to become a committee member or perhaps a ring captain allowing you to plan runs and take the lead which is a great privilege. In due course I shall issue an agenda but the evening will include the presentation of awards too and a finger buffet with tea and coffee will be laid on courtesy of the club. Please come along to this as it is a good night and your voice will be heard. So watch this space. See you soon. Derek
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    Weather looking a bit iffy at the moment for Sunday plus numbers will be depleted due to the football so at this stage the plan is to run just one ring staying fairly local meaning plenty of bail out points for those that want to chuck it early or if the weather turns. A final decision of course will be made at the Abbey. Route will be roughly along the lines of https://www.strava.com/routes/21372693 but is subject to change. Meet at 8.50am at the Abbey bringing the usual stuff...gels, food, phone, tools etc with the usual club rules applying. Cheers Tahir
  8. 1 point
    All, Liam and I will be standing down this year after 3 years in our posts. We have a healthy group of current committee members and ring captains that are constantly involved in running the club so we hope the new committee will come from this group. However, if you would like to be involved in the committee and take your turn in running and shaping the club please speak to either Liam or myself. I will chair the AGM this year as my last and the new committee shall be voted in on the evening. The AGM shall take place on 28th October 2019 in the Boarding House, Howwood. Further details of the AGM will be posted under separate cover. I am sure the new committee will help to sustain the success we have enjoyed in recent years and perhaps freshen things up a little too. It has been a pleasure for us both to serve this club but we look forward to handing the baton on to our successors. Bye for now Derek McBurnie
  9. 1 point
    Wee Ring for this Sunday Paisley Bishopton Bridge Of Weir Lochwinnoch Cycle Track Home - Cafe Stop Castle Semple Outdoor Centre 34 miles pace is that of the slowest rider regroup at the top of the hills and after the descents, it’s all flat bar the hills. Various bail out points and opportunity for more miles if anyone wishes after the cafe stop. Good route for beginners to bunch riding or for those (me) who have not been out in a while. 😛 Bring food, tubes tools and money for cafe. See you at 850 at the town hall. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/910017
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    Guys / gals middle /big ring will be doing East Renfrewshire cycle this week , up and around Stewarton , 70 to 80 miles with bail out points, meeting earlier due to mileage 9 am start Abbey We ride at the pace of the slowest rider on the day and we wait at the top of hills, regroup go again , we start together we finish together  Bring a helmet, spare tubes, tools, nutrition and Plenty fluids. Money for coffee/tea, and a mobile phone......and your bike!!