It’s with sadness that we pass on the news that life member Harry Whitehouse passed away on Friday last week, 2 August. Harry joined the club in 1950 and was one of the star road racers and time triallists during the following decade.
Harry’s funeral will be on Monday 19th August at 13.00 at Blackley Crematorium, Victoria Avenue, M9 8PJ.
Those attending are invited to The Woodthorpe Hotel, Bury New Road, M25 1PY afterwards.
Final exciting kit news!
We have a new kit supplier in Shutt Velo Rapide, and club kit is available NOW through this online portal:
There are a couple of reasons why we decided to switch from Bioracer to Shutt Velo Rapide at the last moment but the main one is that we have a prominent club member in Colin Lynch working for Shutt VR who will be able to manage the whole process for us. We also get our own online ordering portal which will make the whole purchasing process much more straightforward. Deliveries will be made direct to your home address rather than having to be collected, and turnaround time is super quick at only 4 weeks. Club members also get 15% off the regular Shutt kit too!
So what do you need to do?
- The order portal will close on 24th June so your orders will need to be in by then (ignore the 1st July which is stated on the portal itself)
- Sample kit is being held at Cycle Space in Disley for the next week or so for you to try on different sizes before ordering.
Apologies again for any inconvenience and if you placed an order for any of the Bioracer kit, rest assured you will be fully re-imbursed. We are confident this is the best decision for the club in the long run.
Huge thanks to Colin for stepping in and sorting this out for us, and happy ordering!
For those competing in the Club Championships this year the following Open events are being used as the counting events:
- 22/06/2019 East Lancs RC Open 25 (J2/9) – Enter
- 20/07/2019 Congleton CC Open 50 (J4/9) – Enter
As usual, unlike the Club 10s these events need to be entered around 10 days in advance via CTT. Points will be awarded towards the Club Championships for these events just like the Club 10s.
The Club 10s are now under way with our first event for marshalling this coming Monday. As always if you are able to help with marshalling one of the events please let us know.
Full details of the events here http://www.manchesterwheelers.uk/club-events/
This years hilly time trial is on Sunday 9th June with entries closing on CTT Friday 31 May.
Get entering here now! https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/18007
We’ll also need a fair few helpers on the day so please let Tom Goldthorpe know if you can help!
The Club Track Championships are taking place this year on Sat 13th April at Manchester Velodrome, consisting of 5 events: a scratch race, points race, kilo, devil and unknown distance. Other clubs are welcome to enter and British Cycling points are available, but only first claim Wheelers will count towards the championship.
Thanks to Mike Atkinson for organizing this. Last year was close fought between Jerry, Jack and Mike and it should be another great event!
Enter here – And if you don’t fancy racing, come down and watch!
From the 1st March, our membership fees for seniors and families will see a small increase by £10. The price for juniors remains at £10. Our membership fees for seniors have been at £20 since the early 1990’s so we hope a £10 increase is reasonable.
more “New Membership Fees and Welcome Pack”
On Monday Kiera appeared on Inside Out on the BBC and this is the wonderful result! Proud to have you in the club Kiera! And thanks to Jacqui for sharing the video!
Posted by Manchester Wheelers on Wednesday, February 27, 2019
On Monday 25th February, the incredible Kiera Byland appeared on Inside Out on the BBC, talking about her experiences in the Special Olympics and the impact cycling has had on her life.
We’re proud to have her in the club and wish her the best of luck for the next World Games in Abu Dhabi in March!
The full show can be found on iPlayer here https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002y6f/inside-out-north-west-25022019