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Two race photos with a difference, click on them to get a larger image. To cut a long story short London Dynamo’s Gavin Francis punctured in the morning race and struck up a conversation with Mike from www.aerosportphotography.com who normally covers sports events but was in the area to photograph a property. Not only did Gavin get the photos but his son won the morning race. Well done to all who helped on the day, the sport relies on participants doing their bit at least once a year so give yourself a big pat on the back. The club’s Rob Sharland gets another for his podium place in the 2/3 race. 2nd + 3rd Category, Afternoon Race 1 Paul Sewell Bigfoot CC 2 3 02:34:00 2 Rob Sharland Kingston Wheelers 2 28 3 Jules Birks VC de Londres 2 8 4 Michael Coyle Brighton Mitre 2V 15 5 Richard Prebble Node4-Giordana Racing 2V 32 6 Alex Tinsley Twickenham CC 3 50 7 Chris Dick London Phoenix 2 4 8 Gregg Shrosbree VC Meudon 3 61 9 Iain Palmer Twickenham CC 2 51 10 Alex Ioannides Dulwich Paragon CC 2 23 3rd Category, Morning Race 1 Jamie Francis London Dynamo 3J 39 02:10:00 2 Rob Reid London Dynamo 3 41 3 Riko Sibbe London Dynamo 3V 40 4 David Kennett Norwood Paragon CC 3V 6 5 Andrew Keynes VC Meudon 3V 55 6 Jeremy Brougham London Dynamo 3V 44 7 Colin Gunn Kingston Wheelers 3 13 8 Tom Hughes Cycleworks.co.uk 3 27 9 Graham Crow Twickenham CC 3V 51 10 Seamus Kelly Kingston Wheelers 3V 7 Full results at http://www.surreyleague.co.uk/
Ahead of the club’s annual general meeting this evening, members are invited to download a PDF file to consult. It includes the agenda, the accounts, data on membership and the minutes of the AGM from 2012 http://kingstonwheelers.co.uk/documents/AGMAgendaPack2013.pdf The meeting starts today at 8.00 pm sharp so please aim to get to the Druid’s Head pub in Kingston’s Market Square before.
Cancelled This Sunday’s race is cancelled. New road works today have closed Ripley Lane and the course is impassable. The club has reviewed the alternative course but there are also new road works with traffic lights on this too. “We are very sad – after last year and with a record field” says organiser Nicola Wadham, “apologies and thanks to all who entered and volunteered their help.”
Thursday 28 February 2013 8.00 pm – Druids Head pub, Kingston Market The club’s annual general meeting is next week on Thursday 28 February in the Druid’s Head pub in 3 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JT. All members are invited to attend. Formal matters start at 8.00 pm so aim to arrive before. It’s your chance to see how the club is run and discuss this with fellow club members. Once the official business is done it’s also a good way to meet others in the club for a drink and a chat. Nobody sent in any proposals to the club for the AGM agenda so the format is standard enough. You can download a copy of the AGM agenda (PDF) and also a copy of the club’s financial statements for 2012 (PDF) for inspection.
The club’s Gil Jessop Sporting 14 time trial takes place this weekend and the race startsheet is now available to download: http://kingstonwheelers.com/documents/2013Sporting14Startsheet.pdf Note the news page incorrectly linked to the 2012 version before. The link is now fixed.
Thursday 28 February 2013 8.00 pm Druids Head pub – Kingston Market The club’s annual general meeting is on Thursday 28 February in the Druid’s Head pub in 3 Market Place, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1JT. All members are invited to attend. Formal matters start at 8.00 pm so aim to arrive before. It’s your chance to see how the club is run and discuss this with fellow club members. Once the official business is done it’s also a good way to meet others in the club for a drink and a chat. Nobody sent in any proposals to the club for the AGM agenda so the format is standard enough. You can download a copy of the agenda ahead of the meeting (PDF).
The club is pleased to announce that it has entered into an association with Sigma Sport. This involves the club and Sigma Sport providing support and opportunities to our members in a variety of forms. Some of you will remember that the club used to be sponsored by Sigma Sport. We’ve moved away from traditional sponsorship arrangements but have kept talking to the Sigma Sport. The club has already worked with Sigma Sport when we ran the Coaching Day last autumn, they supported the event by covering some of the costs, provided free PA and kindly arranged for Daniel Lloyd of the IG Sigma Sport professional team to take part. We’ve got similar plans for 2013 when it comes to coaching days, riding skills sessions, mechanics courses for club members and more. None of this changes the club, it’s just our club linking up with a local bike shop to develop ways of working together.
16 February It’s not a club event but this comes recommended. Local coach Chris Sellings is running a ladies only cycling coaching session looking at group riding technique at Kempton Park on 16 February from 1.00pm to 4.00pm for £10 each: This would be a really good session for club riders that want to improve bike handling skills, group cornering, bunch skills & riding close to others including contact etc. I’d encourage social & racing riders alike to come to this session – it should be lots of fun! For more information or to book a spot email Chris at jump2it[at]gmail.com.
A reminder that the club always welcomes proposals from members about ways to use its funds. The idea is to fund things that will be of benefit to many. Examples include paying for members to go on coaching courses, commissaire or timekeeping courses so they can help officiate. If you have an idea or suggestion please put it to the committee by email.
The 2013 club 10′s will take place on the following dates (Wednesday unless stated): Apr 17th May 1st May 15th May 29th June 12th June 26th July 10th July 24th Aug 7th Saturday Aug 17th. As usual these will take place on the G10/42 and with the kind assistance of the Kingston Phoenix RC. As per last year we’ll need people to help putting out and collecting the signs and this year and the Club will need volunteers to help with signing on. More on the forum in due course.