Tuesday December 12, 2017



NEWS

GWCC News Section

Welcome to the Glasgow Wheelers News section. If you have a news item you wish added to the site please email details on to the HERE, fill in your story and add photos if you have them.



News: 2015 Club Weekend Away
Date: Fri 15th May 2015

There are no finalised plans for a Club outing away, but Club Captain Campbell Rae would love to get your thoughts. He is toying with the idea of an August venture to the continent to visit the Flanders and Roubaix areas. Steeped in cycling history this would be something of a pilgrimmage for most cycling fans. In reality we do wonder whether or not 90 kilo Campbell, a tall lad who carries it well, is really just choosing a flat area free from any nasty inclines!

If you are planning or wanting to do any group touring rides why not post in the Club's Facebook page (Closed group) to get some interest.

News: 2015 Club Subs Now Overdue
Date: Fri 7th May 2015

Annual subscriptions for GWCC are now due for all members wishing to renew their Club membership. Remember that if you are racing then Club Secretary, Tommy Banks will not be able to issue your British Cycling Racing License until this is paid.

Club subscriptions help pay the Club's running costs of affiliations to governing bodies such as Scottish Cycling, Glasgow Sports Council etc, pay for Club nights and functions and also purchase any Club equipment needed for hosting races or Club only cycling events. Of course anyone who joined the Club for the first time and paid their subs in the last quarter of 2014 is not due to pay per Club rules.You can choose one of the easy payment options on our Join/renewal page, including using the British Cycling website!


News: Volunteers needed for Arthur Campbell RR
Date: Fri 15th May 2015

CALLING ALL MEMBERS!

On the 11th July the Glasgow Wheelers will be holding the annual Arthur Campbell Road Race. This event is a staple feature of the Scottish cycling calendar and is really important for the club in maintaining it's prominent and active position in the cycling community.

Each year this event can only be run with the time and help of the club membership and it is with this in mind that I am sending this email to ask for your support in making this event as successful as it has been in previous years.

In the first instance I would ask if you can make a note of the date and do what you can to try and keep this free so you can help out on the day. For those who are available if you can please get in touch with me to confirm your willingness to take part then this would be most appreciated.

On the day the race starts at 11.00 and will be finished by around 13.30 so you need only commit a morning of your time to this cause. There are a range of roles to be filled from drivers and marshals to those who will simply help to serve tea and cakes. Regardless of your position it is a good time to experience the inner workings of road racing and to meet up with the rest of your club members.

A big part of being a member of a cycling club, like Glasgow Wheelers, involves giving back from time to time. It is only with these generous contributions of time and the efforts of volunteers that clubs like ours can continue to be successful and grow so I look forward to hearing from you and counting on your support.

Kallen Kerr,
ACRR Organiser (kallenkerr@hotmail.com)

News: Race Reports
Date: Thu 30th Apr 2015

We always love to hear what's going on within the Scottish peloton! If you have any photos, brief reports on either road, track events or sportives please send on to us. Whether reporting on an outstanding win, a glorious failure or just a humdrum example of pedalling mediocrity it doesn't matter!!!

News: Club Night at Siempre and Club Kit now Delivered!!!
Date: Wed 14th May 2014

A busy week coming up. Our next Club Night is this Monday at Siempre from 6.45pm. Usual buffet on offer, eg cheese, meats, veggies, dips and breads etc. Of course you can also get any drinks you want too as Siempre are licensed. A cheeky Monday night beer is difficult to turn down unless of course you are seriously pinging and got your sensible training head on!

The new Club kit has arrived and will be available for all who have ordered. There are also some additional stock items available but you'll need to be quick. We'll also have a bike maintenance demonstration as it's something that even the most experienced probably can still improve.

We'll also be explaining our new tie up with Siempre and the member benefits - we'll dish out members cards so you can all claim a 10% discount on food and drink. If you're new to the Club, want to find out more or met our members then this is an ideal chance.

News: Volunteers needed for Arthur Campbell RR
Date: Mon 5th May 2014

CALLING ALL MEMBERS!

On the 12th July the Glasgow Wheelers will be holding the annual Arthur Campbell Road Race. This event is a staple feature of the Scottish cycling calendar and is really important for the club in maintaining it's prominent and active position in the cycling community.

Each year this event can only be run with the time and help of the club membership and it is with this in mind that I am sending this email to ask for your support in making this event as successful as it has been in previous years.

In the first instance I would ask if you can make a note of the date and do what you can to try and keep this free so you can help out on the day. For those who are available if you can please get in touch with me to confirm your willingness to take part then this would be most appreciated.

On the day the race starts at 11.00 and will be finished by around 13.30 so you need only commit a morning of your time to this cause. There are a range of roles to be filled from drivers and marshals to those who will simply help to serve tea and cakes. Regardless of your position it is a good time to experience the inner workings of road racing and to meet up with the rest of your club members.

A big part of being a member of a cycling club, like Glasgow Wheelers, involves giving back from time to time. It is only with these generous contributions of time and the efforts of volunteers that clubs like ours can continue to be successful and grow so I look forward to hearing from you and counting on your support.

Donald,
ACRR Organiser (donald@glasgowwheelers.com)

News: 2014 Club Kit Order
Date: Wed 2nd Apr 2014

Out much later than intended due to sponsor negotiations. Full details as follows on how to order - NOTE THE DEADLINE so you don't miss out. CLUB KIT ORDER - TEAM STORE NOW OPEN!

We are pleased to announce that the new club kit is ready to go into production and the time has come for all those interested to order from the online store. The new kit (see attached mock up) is similar to last season's but sees an uplift in quality from our new supplier, Pactimo, and also celebrates our exciting new partnership with Siempre.

For those wanting to order please take note of ALL the information below....

IMPORTANT INFO

1. The team store will close at midnight on THURSDAY 10th APRIL, so get buying NOW! If you miss this deadline then TUF!

2. You go on to the Pactimo site and INDIVIDUALLY order what you wish. The club are NOT ordering on your behalf.

3. If you previously indicated you were buying items then please do so. The garments we have had designed are as a result of feedback so if these are not ordered then the club is liable to be left with more stock than we need.

4. Pactimo are based in America so if paying by bank card please advise your bank prior to your purchase, otherwise your bank will think your purchase is fraudulent and cancel it. Credit cards are not affected

How to order Go to the Pactimo website and select SIGN IN/TEAM STORES. Input the password - glasgowwheelers into the Team Store Sign In password box, this will you to access the store. Select the items you want - remember to select your size. Confirm, Pay and log out.

Delivery
All items will be packaged for individuals and delivered to Siempre for you to collect. Kit will be delivered by 15th May 2014.

Note
Samples of all ranges and sizes of kit are available to try on at Siempre so if in doubt make sure you have tried these on. I believe the legs of the skin suit are relatively short so please make sure you have seen these if you are unsure. Costs will have VAT and 2% added for delivery. Bibs, jerseys, custom arm warmers and custom gloves are all Wheelers specific kit but other standard items have been included in the team store at a discounted rate. Please be aware these are NOT Wheelers branded.

If you have any issues then please contact Donald @ donald@glasgowwheelers.com



News: Weekly Member Update
Date: Fri 28th Mar 2014

The third week of our relaunched Club rides saw another good turnout and more importantly some proper spring weather! Hope to see you again on Sun for a 9:30 departure from Siempre Cafe. Check out the link for details of this weekend's routes and remember that friends from outwith the Club are more than welcome to join these rides - as long as they're not nutters!!! Please step forward if you wish to be a Ride Leader. Campbell has been doing a sterling job to arrange this but his life will be considerably easier if there is a larger pool of volunteers!

Sunday Club Rides

The race season is well under way, personally I'm restricted to Eurosport but I'm told on good authority we have an excellent group racing this weekend in the WOSCA RR Series. Now this sounds good until I tell you the race is titled the Fat Lads Flat Chance! However Kallen, Robbie Martin, Robbie Drummond, Campbell, Graeme Muir and Neah have barely a pick of fat between them. We'll hear how they get on soon.

Another great performance 2 weeks ago not mentioned previously was Andy Whitehall's 4th place at the Dick Longdragon RR near Aberdeen. He was bested only by a top quality podium. Closer to home, David Griffiths took 6th at the first WOSCA RR of the season, the South Lanarkshire Classic. Also taking place last weekend was the Crit on the Campus in Stirling. Andy W took 8th whilst in the women's event Neah Evans took 10th. Remember race reports are always welcome and can be as long or short as you want. Finally a gentle reminder to all those still to pay their annual subscriptions for 2014. Before the dreaded red letters get sent please forward payment if you wish to continue Wheelers membership. The PayPal facility can be used via the following link. Alternatively you can pay via internet banking - contact jamie@glasgowwheelers.com for further details or check your weekly Club email.

News: Club Facebook Pages
Date: Sat 22nd Mar 2014 -

You will find Club content on our FB pages too. Of course this should also be on the web but updates can take longer (the webmaster has his hands full!). If you're signed into Facebook check out our FB page and be 'friends' with the Wheelers.

You can also join the closed group Wheelers page. Again search under Glasgow Wheelers for this members only group. This is the ideal forum for quick excahnge of views on Club runs, views on equipment, opportunities to sell equipment or organise a quick impromptu midweek run. If you have any problems signing up please let us know.

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News: 2014 Club Subs Now Due
Date: Sat 8th Mar 2014

Annual subscriptions for GWCC are now due for all members wishing to renew their Club membership. Remember that if you are racing then Club Secretary, Tommy Banks will not be able to issue your British Cycling Racing License until this is paid. Club subscriptions help pay the Club's running costs of affiliations to governing bodies such as Scottish Cycling, Glasgow Sports Council etc, pay for Club nights and functions and also purchase any Club equipment needed for hosting races or Club only cycling events. Of course anyone who joined the Club for the first time and paid their subs in the last quarter of 2013 is not due to pay per Club rules.

News: Send us Your Reports!
Date: Fri 7th Mar 2014

We're always pleased when members send content to upload onto the website. Some love the opportunity to whet their creative writing juices and redraft War & Peace. Others keep it simple and give a quick lowdown on the facts.

Either way we all like to know what's going on. So please send any text and photos you want added. This could be a race report or your recollections of a monster sportive event. Check out both our Race Reports and Sportive pages for previous reports. You'll find triumphs, mishaps and comic efforts worthy of a Shakespearian tale.

Simply email content to the Club webmaster (jamie@glasgowwheelers.com)







News: Club Ride Relaunch
Date: Fri 7th Mar 2014

(FULL and current Club Ride details on the Club Ride webpage)

As you may or may not be aware, after the club survey it was decided to re-launch the club runs using the feedback received in the survey. The first of these new runs will take place on Sunday 9th March. The new format will consist of:

  • Meeting point is Siempre Bicycle Cafe on Dumbarton Road. Meet at 09:15 for a 09:30 depart, or slightly earlier to have a chat and maybe a coffee before we get going!
  • 2 groups, one doing a longer and harder run, and the other more sociable.
  • Both will have a cafe stop, bring on the cakes!
  • There will be a designated ride leader for each group, who is in charge of the route and generally there to be a focal point for any new riders. Help us to make this work by volunteering as a Ride Leader or suggesting routes you'd like to be included

The 'A' group rides will usually be between 80-100 km/50-65 miles with the odd day a little longer. Average speeds are likely to be 27-29 kph/17-18 mph. There will be re-grouping at the tops of major climbs.

The 'B' group rides will be shorter and slower, usually between 50-70 km/30-45 miles and the average speeds will be around 24 kph/15 mph. These will be slower if needed as this is a no drop ride!









News: January Club Night - 27th January Siempre Cafe

Loads on offer at next month's Club Night which is on 27th Jan from 6:30pm. We have the presentation of all the trophies from 2013, Club kit on sale, a finger-licking Siempre buffet, an update on the Club survey and plans for any Club changes. Of course it's always a good opportunity to get to know your Club mates better, swap riding stories and get involved with the Club.

Siempre Cafe itself is located immediately beside the entrance to Kelvinhall underground station and is also the starting point for all the Sunday Club Rides. Owners Cal and Kirsteen are always welcoming and friendly to the Club and looking forward to hosting us. There is also likely to be a short video feature on their projector. We had a great night last year for the equivalent function with at least 40 members turning out. Hope to see you there!
News: Hill Climb Times - 3rd Nov Cuilt Brae, Blanefield

On a cold and windy day a dozen mugs were still ready and willing to race up a hill and contest the Club hillclimb trophy. By contest we mean there was as much competition as Rangers are currently facing in the murky depths of the third tier of Scottish football! While David Griffiths romped home to victory there were still a number of really good rides on show, Jon Clarke's 2nd being a respectable time made to look slow by the gravity defying Welshman. Many thanks to Tommy for team keeping and using his stopwatch to full effect, the hundreth second timings clearly just the sign of a showoff. As pusher-off, Eric Easson unleashed a chain of events that would result in wobbly legs, heaving lungs and crushed spirits. He should still be thanked.