Category: <span>NCCC News</span>

NCCC Summer BBQ & Ride

📣”SAVE THE DATE”

🚴‍♂️ It’s stage 15 of the Tour de France

🇫🇷 It’s Bastille Day

😎 It’s the NCCC Summer Social BBQ/Ride Day

Come and join us as we celebrate Bastille Day with a Tour de France themed ride and BBQ after 🇫🇷🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️! This won’t be any ordinary club ride, KOM & QOM prizes will be on offer (route and climb details tbc), post ride re-fueling will be courtesy of the legendary Flip Side who will be cooking up burgers and sides for everyone.

– Tickets are £10 from link below

– Family and friends are welcome

– A bar will be available, serving up various beverages, with all proceeds raised going to Midlands Air Ambulance

https://fixr.co/event/nccc-summer-le-tour-de-france-bastille-day-bbq-rid-tickets-340504535

Watch out 👀 for the ride information which will be sent via email and WhatsApp in normal way shortly

Screenshot

Women Riders increasing on our club rides! 🙌🚴‍♀️

It’s worth a mention that Sunday’s (9th June) Group 4 was made up of 9 riders in total of which 5 were women 🙌. It was great to see and a real credit to all of the fab Breeze Ride Leaders 👏 and of our course our own fantastic women leaders and role models who have been absolutely instrumental in seeing the club with so many women riders. It’s another big shout out to you all and a big NCCC welcome to all our our women members 👏🚴‍♀️☕️🍰

We’re on Cotswold Radio 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️👌

Screenshot

 

Big thank you to Simon Read, Annabelle Belcher, and all of the wonderful team at Cotswold Radio for hosting Jeremy Griffiths from Cotswold Cycles/The Revolution Cafe and Paul Flint from North Cotswold Cycling Club (pictured above) on your monthly business forum live broadcast this morning 🙏.

It was an absolute pleasure to come along and talk about all of the fabulous things that we collectively offer to the Cotswold cycling community 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️.

It certainly provided us with another platform to promote all the wonderful facilities and activities that we share together under one roof as a shop, cafe and cycling club 🙌☕️🍰🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

Minutes from Committee Meeting 13th May 2024

MINUTES FROM COMMITTEE MEETING OF NORTH COTSWOLD CYCLING CLUB: 7PM ON 13th May

2024 @ THE REVOLUTION CAFÉ, COTSWOLD CYCLES

A) Introductions & Apologies

Attendees: Simon Taylor, Marcus Hearle, Jeremy Griffiths, Laura Baskeyfield, Andrew Bray, Martin

Lewis (Ride Captain), Stewart Watson, Martin Lewis (Membership), Simon Richards, Henry Eve,

Rachel Davies

Apologies: Paul Flint, Simon Jones, Jason Holder

B) Approval of Previous Minutes

Approved

C) Review Matters Arising & Actions

i) Pricing for NCCC Casual wear (hoody) confirmed at £30.00. JG to gauge interest for this

from members via a poll on the clubs WhatsApp. JG also to arrange for a sample for

committee review and members to see before placing an order.

ii) No progress with venue options for Go-Ride. SW confirmed Upper Rissington was not an

option. LB to share the details of the BC –

“summer of cycling” grant, which offers up to

£250 for youth initiatives.

iii) Club jumble sale went well. £307 donated to Midland Air Ambulance, with the remaining

stock donated to Cyclists Fighting Cancer store.

iv) Members handbook / club constitution update is still a WIP. Committee to agree they

are happy with the wording before the AGM towards to end of the year.

v) Club ride leader spreadsheet in operation. BC RL1 course will take place on Saturday 13th

July for 10 club members. SJ to confirm the dates for longer Saturday 10:30 rides with a

café stop. ML to purchase additional first aid kits for Cotswold Cycles and the

Wednesday ride for the club to reimburse.

D) Chairman / Vice Chairman’s Report – Stewart Watson

i) CPR and Bleed Course with Midlands Air Ambulance was well attended. Feedback from

participants was positive.

ii) Club kit ordering window will remain at twice a year. However the committee agreed

that the club will purchase some stock (short sleeve jersey and caps) as a one-off order.

NCCC card reader to be left at the shop for purchases to be made against.

iii) Action plan now in place following club survey feedback – updates will be sent out in

due course.

iv) NCCC radio appearance will now be on Thursday 30th May.

v) Club social with a French “theme” to be held on Sunday 14th July, coinciding with TDF

mountain stage and Bastille Day. LB to organize with committee to include BBQ, KOM

etc.

vi) Saturday café ride frequently splitting into two groups due to large numbers. The

committee agreed to run the rides as it is – making leaders available for both groups. If

group is not split, then ride will default to slower speed. ML to respond to Jan on the

topic.

vii) Isobel Hunter has offered to lead rides of a historic interest on a ad-hoc basis. Dates still

TBC with IH.

viii) Active discussion on the enforcement of mudguards. NCCC Committee will inform

members when the rule is to be commence, and this rule will be enforced during the

period. The committee will also inform members when the rule ends. Any rider not

having a suitable mudguard will not be permitted to join rides

E) Club Secretary & Any Correspondence – Laura Baskeyfield

British cycling ride leader course will be held on Saturday 13th July at Oddington village hall. Final

details in progress.

F) Treasurer – Marcus Hearle

Updated club financial plan had been communicated to the committee prior to the meeting.

Club balance = £6,890

G) Ride Captain – Martin Lewis

It was noted that finding ride leaders was sometimes becoming a problem. Despite a strong “pool”

of ride leaders, the volume of rides currently going out is quickly absorbing them. Agreed to review

after the RL1 course in July. In the meantime, it was requested that any ride leaders in the current

WhatsApp group update their availability in the spreadsheet.

Following social media posts with regards to local cycling clubs ride etiquette, ML agreed to reiterate

rules around overtaking horses and pedestrians during one of the Sunday club rides.

.

H) Race Secretary – Jason Holder

I) Digital & Social Media Officer

J) Youth Development Officer

K) Welfare Officer – Simon Jones

L) Membership Secretary – Martin Lewis

Current club membership stands at: 188

71% Male / 24% Female / 5% unspecified

M) Social Secretary

HE offered to support with the organization of the club social event on the 14th July.

N) General Committee

Dates of next meeting and minutes to be uploaded to club’s website.

O) Future Events & Initiatives

P) AOB & Date of Next Meeting

Next Meeting = Monday 1st July 7pm @ Revolution Café, Cotswold Cycles

Committee Meeting Minutes from 11th March 2024

MINUTES FROM COMMITTEE MEETING OF NORTH COTSWOLD CYCLING CLUB: 7PM ON 11th March

2024 @ THE REVOLUTION CAFÉ, COTSWOLD CYCLES

A) Introductions & Apologies

Attendees: Simon Taylor, Marcus Hearle, Jeremy Griffiths, Laura Baskeyfield, Andrew Bray, Simon

Jones, Martin Lewis (Ride Captain), Stewart Watson, Jason Holder, Paul Flint

Apologies:, Martin Lewis (Membership), Simon Richards, Henry Eve, Rachel Davies

B) Approval of Previous Minutes

Approved

C) Review Matters Arising & Actions

i) Club Affiliation status until 31st Dec 2024 confirmed with BC.

ii) CPR and Bleed Course with Midlands Air Ambulance will take place on the 23rd March.

15/20 places currently confirmed. Tea and Coffee will be provided in the village hall.

iii) Following club interest in NCCC Casual wear, JG will look into pricing options for

hoody’s.

iv) Still looking at venue options for Go-Ride. SW to chase Upper Rissington.

v) Member club Kit order window has now closed. Kit will be delivered end March / early

April.

vi) Next cycle jumble sale will be held on Saturday 4th May. SJ to organize.

vii) Club constitution update is still a WIP. SJ to provide a draft for review.

viii) Club ride leader spreadsheet has now been circulated. LB to add AB to ride leader

WhatsApp group and gauge interest in a further ride leader course.

D) Chairman / Vice Chairman’s Report – Stewart Watson / Simon Jones

• Annual club dinner was well received by members, with a sell out event at Cotswold Cycles

and ~£300 raised for Midlands Air Ambulance through the raffle. Feeback was extremely

positive, in particular regarding the food organized by The Revolution Café. The committee

agreed to continue with future events at the same location.

• Following the NCCC and Cotswold Cycles club survey and action plan will be put into place to

address some of the comments and suggestions that were put forward.

• SW will be appearing on North Cotswold Radio on Thursday 21st March, thanks to PF

organizing. PF was hopeful that this would lead to addition opportunities in the future.

• Provisionally agreed to hold a grand tour social event for the Tour De France on Bastille Day

– 14th July.

• The chairman agreed to park ordering of club kit for stock holding temporarily. In parallel

SW agreed to reach out to Sam to provide a breakdown of orders with regards to size and

get clarification on the club order window.

• Reliability ride will be held on Sunday March 24th

. PF to publish on social media.

• The Vice Chair proposed a longer 10:30 ride (~25 miles with a café stop) on the last Saturday

of every month. LB noted that this was the clubs introductory rides, so the ride leader must

be mindful of any new rider that may turn up for this

E) Club Secretary & Any Correspondence – Laura Baskeyfield

Ladies only C250K series had been a huge success, with ~15 people completing the full 8 weeks of

rides. To help increase the clubs female membership and keep momentum from the series, LB

proposed a monthly ladies only ride on the first Saturday of every month. Those attending must join

the club, for insurance purposes, and ride leaders to be provided for at least 2 groups. Depending on

the success, a further club social event in keeping with the Tour De Femme in August could be an

option.

F) Treasurer – Marcus Hearle

Club financial plan had been communicated to the commute prior to the meeting.

The committee agreed to allocate ~£750 per year for ride leader / first aid course on an alternating

basis. The chairman proposed an increase of membership fees, from £10 to £15, which the

committee agreed.

JG suggested a gravel sportive as a revenue generating event.

G) Ride Captain – Martin Lewis

ML commented that it had been a difficult winter with regards to rides, and a number had

unfortunately been cancelled due to poor weather.

There had been some feedback on ride etiquette, with riders not meeting the advertised club ride

speeds. ML agreed to reiterate the ride speeds in the weekly ride comms.

H) Race Secretary – Jason Holder

JG looking to organize, both a Strava and Individual club challenge. The reliability ride will form the

base of this, with a challenge to tie in with the planned social events.

I) Digital & Social Media Officer

Updated photos are still required for the clubs website. Will aim to get a club picture in new kit at

the Reliability Ride in March.

PF to talk to ML with regards to new member communications.

J) Youth Development Officer

K) Welfare Officer – Simon Jones

L) Membership Secretary – Martin Lewis

Current club membership stands at: 171.

74% Male / 24% Female / 4% unspecified

M) General Committee

• ST offered to run a repeat of last years longer rides. Starting end of May.

• It was agreed that the following rides would provisionally be restarted: Paceline – 16th April,

Gravel – 18th April, Chain Gang – 19th April. All weather dependent.

• It was noted there was a requirement for a First Aid kit to be left in Kingham for availability

on the Wednesday rides.

N) Future Events & Initiatives

O) AOB & Date of Next Meeting

Next Meeting = Monday 13th May 7pm @ Revolution Café, Cotswold Cycles

Announcing our Women Only Rides

With the recent overwhelming success from the Women Only Couch to 50K Series the club are delighted to announce that there will be an additional Women Only ride, beginning Saturday 6th April 2024 at 10am.

The rides will be held on a monthly basis, on the first Saturday of every month, with will two groups to cater for all abilities (group 1 – 14/15mph avg / group 2 – 10/12mph avg). Distances will be ~20-30 mile routes.

The rides will be official NCCC rides and held for club members. New riders to the club will be welcome to come and try the rides,but will need to become club members thereafter (for insurance purposes).

Women Only Events

“It’s Women Only time coming up”

Diaries out then!

Women Only Bike Maintenance Evening.

Thursday 28th March 7-9pm.

Drinks and snacks will also be available from the Revolution Cafe.

Women Only Rides – beginning Saturday 6th April 2024 at 10am.

The rides will be held on a monthly basis, on the first Saturday of every month, with will two groups to cater for all abilities (group 1 – 14/15mph avg / group 2 – 10/12mph avg). Distances will be ~20-30 mile routes.

The rides will be official NCCC rides and held for club members. New riders to the club will be welcome to come and try the rides,but will need to become club members thereafter (for insurance purposes).

To reserve your places on the Bike Maintance either call in to the shop or confirm via WhatsApp to Jeremy.

These events are held from Cotswold Cycles
3 Cotswold Link, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0JU

Telephone: 01608 650933

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible for these fab new events 👌🚴‍♀️

Richie Milner Reliability Ride all welcome

“Want to come along and join us one of our Charity Rides?🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

Everyone is welcome whether you’re a club or individual cyclist the more the merrier. We have a couple of great routes and of course all of the proceeds go to a great charity the Midlands Air Ambulance.

  • Event – Richie Milner Reliability Ride
  • Entry/Donation Fee – from £5 per person
  • Date – 24th March 2024
  • Start Time – 9.00 am
  • Venue – Cotswold Cycles/The Revolution Cafe, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0JU
  • Sign on/registration – from 8.00am

The ride will replace our usual Sunday club rides.

Held in memory of our friend and former ride captain Richie Milner, this is our charity fund-raiser with all proceeds going to Midlands Air Ambulance.

It is an open event, so please do invite friends and family to come and ride with us for this wonderful ride out.


There are two routes to choose from 31 miles or 51miles – links for both rides below.

Groups are expected to cover a range of abilities, all groups and routes set off at 9.00am – so please arrive a little earlier than normal to sign in and make your donation.

The routes will not be signed or marshalled so please remember it is your responsibility (as a group) to navigate using the route files provided.

So, if you fancy a nice Sunday morning ride out with us and helping one of our  amazing charities now is your chance!

Oh yes, and finally the draw for the Easter Egg ( kindly donated by one of our members Rob Williams – Cotswold Chocolate Company) will be made in the cafe post-ride. If you haven’t yet secured your tickets don’t panic you will have an opportunity to buy some on the day!

So why not come along and join our fab rides and support an amazing charity in the process👌.

31 mile route

https://www.strava.com/routes/24181542

51 mile route
https://www.strava.com/routes/24181514

Find us on the following:

Instagram: northcotswoldcycling

Website: www.northcotswoldcc.org.uk

Facebook: https://www.fb.com/NorthCotswoldCC

🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️🚴🏻‍♀️🚴‍♂️

#cotswoldcycles#revolutioncafe#britishcyclingsouth#cyclingcafe#stolengoat#bioracerspeedwear#cyclinglife#cotswoldsradio#maac#cyclistfightingcancer

Cotswold Cycles Survey Monkey  deadline Friday 23rd February

“As highlighted at our recent annual club dinner, Please see the link to the survey prepared by Cotswolds Cycles in association with NCCC to get our members views on Cotswolds Cycles, their current offerings and to further understand any future needs.

The survey has been structured in such a way that it should only take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Your honest feedback and time completing this would be most appreciated. We would ask that you submit by Friday 23rd February latest…..Many thanks.”

The link to share with NCCC members is: https://s.surveyplanet.com/dfiuy16i