Welcome to Issue 27.
In this issue we have:
Birthday - A Warm Sunny Welcome - Something for the Weekend?
Something A Bit Longer? - Last Few Evenings of Fun
Required – Looking Ahead – Club Champs 50
Frolics – Sporting 16/32 – Road Race
It’s a Happy
Birthday to one of our longest serving members, Eddie
Roelich, who celebrated his 90th birthday since
the last newsletter. Congratulations Eddie and we hope you
stop with us for a good few years to come.
A Warm Sunny Welcome
A very warm
welcome to a few more new members, Tony Wilkinson, Alex
Wallis, Tony Yates and Samantha McInnes.
Fancy Something for the Weekend?
quite a dirty weekend (but that does depend on who is
leading the group) as a weekend away at Boggle Hole in North
Yorkshire is being organised for the weekend of the 6/7th
September. These events have in the past been very well
supported, so if you are interested then contact Martin or
Trevor at Don Valley Cycles (01302) 769531.
How about something a bit longer?
for the annual Wheelers raiding trip to Majorca, as begun.
If you are interested in this week long trip to the sunny
island possibly at the end of April, then contact Trevor
Siddons or call Don Valley Cycles for more details.
Last Few Evenings of Fun
Tuesday Evening 10’s which have been so far well supported,
will continue until the 26th August. PLEASE NOTE
that there is a revised start time of 6:30pm for this last
one due to the onset of darker nights. All the results are
on the website.
It has come
to that time of year again where I plead with you to come
forward and offer your services for the good of the Club.
Yes, It’s time for marshalling duties again. On September 21st
we will be promoting our open 25’ event, and this year it
has a new organiser,
the intrepid Chris Green. As usual he will come up against
the yearly problem of finding enough marshals and helpers to
make the event run smoothly, so let’s make it easier and
offer your services before the arm twisting has to start.
another date for your diary, Tuesday 14th
October. Make a note, colour it red and put a big circle
around it so that you don’t plan to do anything else on that
day, because it’s the Wheelers AGM. It will take place at
the MENCAP building on Thorne Road, starting at 7:30pm.
Please support your club, remember if you don’t bother to go
and something gets voted for that you don’t agree
Another date to be marked with big red stars in your diary,
is the Annual Prize Presentation Buffet and Disco. It is to
be held again at the Doncaster Catholic Club on Friday 21st
December 2003. Ticket Prices have yet to be confirmed, but
more details can be obtained from Don Valley Cycles a little
nearer to the date. Suggestions are welcome as to a theme
for the event. In the past it has been film stars etc. Any
ideas, clean or otherwise should be sent to Martin at Don
Club Championship 50’
On what could only be classed as a perfect evening on a
classic 50 mile course the Club Championship 50’
(incorporated in the NMCF 50’) was fought out to the death.
Only two riders completed the full course, with the final
1. Dale Coan 2:02:03
2. Ron Moat 2:04:49
Course 16/32mile Time Trial Results
Before listing the results for this mid season event, a big
round of applause and thanks goes to Trevor Siddons for
making this event so successful. A great deal of hard work
and time was spent getting everything ready, all of which
goes unseen. Special thanks also goes out to anyone else
(too many to mention by name) who helped in any way what so
ever on the day. There were may good comments received after
the event form the riders supporting this event and
commenting how well it was run and the choice of course. Now
onto the results:
1st Kevin Dawson Life Repair
2nd Nigel White Sherwood
3rd Ian Dalton Cherry Valley RT
Fastest Team of 3 Riders (1 Lap Event)
Doncaster Wheelers CC Total Time 1:41:32
Jack Ibbotson 0:33:31
Graham Huck 0:34:00
Ron Moat 0:34:01
Other Doncaster Wheelers Results:
Mrs Rebecca Dawson 0:39:27
Robin Newman 1:04:01
Martin Maltby 1:09:26
Tim Bilby 1:10:04
Well done to all the riders from the club who took part.
Road Race – Pickburn Circuit (Wednesday 11th July - evening)
Once again the weather gods smiled on the event and it was
another success. Many thanks go to Martin Maltby for his
the event in what has now become a regular feature of the
local road racing calendar. Many thanks also to all those
who gave up their evening to help with the event. A quality
field contested the event, with the end result being as
1st Martin Ford Shorter/Artic 2000
2nd M Elliot Pinarello RT
3rd G Briggs Life Repair CRT
(see Results web page for
full results and photographs)
I have in the past few months received a couple of emails on
the subject of club runs and their support of new and
younger members. It was noted that on a couple of club runs
in particular, younger members were left struggling at the
pace being set by the rest of the group and the other where
new members were left to fend for themselves some distance
from home due to the pace being set. This is not a new
problem, not one just pertaining to the Wheelers and has
been around for many years. However it cannot be allowed to
continue if we are to attract new members, keep existing new
ones and help to develop the younger element. On most
Sundays the runs go off with little or no problem, but when
no official from the club is present it is up to you as
members to act ‘sensibly’. If there are new or inexperienced
riders, please look after them, remember you were at that
stage once. If there is a rider/s wanting to up the pace of
the run then there are three options.
Split the run into a slower and a faster group, but arrange
to meet at the same café.
Let the rider/s spoiling the general pace bug**r off on
their own, you don’t have to follow like sheep just to save
Ask the faster rider/s to go and build up their ego by
showing compassion to the less fit and not demoralizing them
to a stage where they don’t come again!
Remember the speed and distance of a club run should be
tailored to suit that of the lowest ability. If that doesn’t
suit the whole group then split it into two and agree
somewhere to meet up later.