Dear fellow members and friends
24 January 2011
As you’ll see from Suzanne’s report of Jenny’s ride yesterday, it seems that anyone leaving a car in a station car park on a Sunday (assuming the new charge is not confined to Lewes) is going to have to pay £1. Previously it was free on Sundays. I don’t think this is something to complain about (won’t do us any good if we do, I suspect). The reason I’m mentioning it is to alert everyone that if you’re coming to a ride by car and planning to leave it in a station car park, you need to make sure you have the right coin(s) for the machine.
Disappointing news about the Cycle Forum (see Roger’s report). Let’s hope it can be revived – in a more effective form perhaps. And thanks to Roger for his persistent efforts in this direction.
One new activity that everyone at the AGM last week thought was an excellent idea has been proposed by John. Here it is in his own words.
I used to run a bike business in Ireland for many years, selling bikes, fixing bikes, fitting components and taking people on tours. What I had in mind were tasks like fixing punctures, adjusting brakes and gears, correct position on the bike, assembling a get-you-home tool kit. This can be done in the open with people working on their own machines and learning from their own experience, probably at a convenient spot on the Hove promenade. We would need a warm day. A couple of two-hour sessions would cover most things. If interest develops in other things further sessions could be organised. No special tools or equipment would be needed.
A ‘warm day’ seems a long way off at the moment. But the first thing we need to do is to get a rough idea of how many people would like to attend the sessions that John might organise. If you would, please let him know. His email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members – present and future
Jim tells me that most people have already paid their subs for this year. So just a reminder for those who haven’t yet got round to it.
To renew your membership for 2011 – send £7 (£6 national subscription plus our £1 fee) to Jim Grozier, 92a Springfield Road, Brighton BN1 6DE. Make your cheque (or PO) out to Brighton & Hove Clarion Cycling Club. Jim will then be able to send a single cheque for £6 x the number of renewing members to the national membership secretary at the end of January.
And for those many people on the mailing list who have not yet joined us, here’s what to do:
Go to the bottom of the About page and print out a membership form.
Fill it in and sign it, and send it to Jim with your sub.
Future Rides … 2011 until the end of July
Not too soon to be thinking about possible rides for the summer. Suggestions?
It is not possible to check train availability more than 12 weeks in advance so later rides will be provisional for this reason.
||Berwick circular (Ian)
||Telscombe & Southease from Pier (Roger)
||Gatwick circular (Anne/Mick)
||Bluebell ride (Jim)
||Berwick-Glynde via Blackboys (Jim)
||New Forest weekend (Jim)
||Possible Hastings ride (Jim)
*Ian definitely not available