Club Thangs.0

Well the 2014 race season is drawing to a close (and so is the summer by the look of things!), with only a few road races and local hill climb events still to go. The Club has grown in membership, (87 members to date) and has once again performed exceptionally well this year on both the local scene and further a field. The Clubs “Testers” have dominated the Gwynedd Cycling Association, and Mon Arfon League series of time trial events, both as a club and individuals. Many riders have established or improved their personal best times (PB’s) for the various time trial distances, and some beyond their greatest expectations. The “Road Men” have performed well in the bunch races, with the blue, black and white jersey of Energy Cycles Club crossing the line first. And of course well done to all those who took part in the ever increasingly popular sportive scene, both locally and around the UK, and producing some sterling rides over those greater distances. Fantastic effort all-round ladies and gentlemen, keep that enthusiasm going next year……..
A number of important dates and events to put in your diary’s;

First is the Winter Turbo Training Sessions. The first will be on Thursday, 6th November at Canolfan Hamdden Arfon Leisure Centre in Caernarfon. We have a large room to use from 6.45 thro’ 8.15 pm. The sessions will last approx. an hour and will be an effective way to work specific metabolic systems, thus stimulating improvements in your fitness. This also means turbo sessions are conducted at the correct intensity for the riders. Leg-speed, strength and other areas can be worked on, depending what needs improving, all in a safe environment and with other people. On this first evening riders are asked to arrive early (6.30 pm). This is so you can be directed to the exclusive parking area and access to the building, and not waste training time finding your way round the facility.

The Club has a few turbo trainers for members to use, but if you have your own please bring it along. If you have one of the Clubs turbo trainers and do not intend coming to this winters sessions, then please contact me and I’ll collect it from you so that others can use it.

The cost for the sessions will be £20.00 for ten weekly sessions per rider, for non Club members it will be £30.00, (paid in full on the first night, and non refundable). We are planning to hold twenty sessions in total this winter.

We have use of the cafe, and shower facilities. Further information will be sent out during the week prior to the first session.

 

The second is on Monday, 10th November is the Club AGM. This will be held at The Galeri in Caernarfon, 7.00 pm start. All Club members are encouraged to come along and give their support. In particular those who wish to make suggestions of how the Club is to be directed, and what they really want from the Club, or if they would like to take a slightly more active role in the organisation of the club. We’ll also decide what races or events we should organise in 2015, talk about training sessions, winter rides and the proposal of chain gang training sessions, amongst other things. If you are unable to attend and would like to raise something at the meeting, then send me an e-mail and I will bring it to everyone’s attention during the evening.

The meeting will last a couple of hours at the most. Hope to see you there….. The first round of drinks and the bag of nuts are on me.

 

The third and final important date being The Energy Cycles Christmas Party. Chris Evans has kindly organised a great get-together for all the members and their other half’s this Christmas.

The ‘Christmas Do’ will be held at the Caernarfon Golf Club on Saturday, December 6th – ‘kick-off’ at 7.00 p.m. Please keep this date clear in your diaries / calendars!

A Christmas Buffet will be on offer at £12.00 per head, which is an excellent price, fair play to the Golf Club’s generosity. Anyone who has had any connection with the Golf Club will understand and know that the standard of catering there is second-to-none. Please put your names down quickly, as the first 100 will be given priority.

There will also be a disco, and the cost of this is included in the ticket price.

Anyone who would like to put their names down or needs further information regarding the event please call Chris Evans on: 07855 272118.

Please look out for further information on the Club’s Website relating to the Christmas Party, posting of information will follow as things develop. A list of the names of people who want to attend and who have paid etc. will be on the website, so that everyone has a good idea who and how many people will be attending. This will also allow Chris to advise the Golf Club how many will be attending beforehand.

 

Okay, enough from me. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Cheers,

John

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