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posted by mark geddes

Sorry every one but my Van as had to go to the Garage so i will have to cancel the training tonight due to problems to day. Also to remind you that Monday there will be no coaching due to bank holidays. Really sorry for the interruption to training.

TT 30th May 2018

posted by Philippa Cannings

Hi all - I have good news...the traffic lights that were on the hill going out of Bruton have now gone ! (I rode the course this morning and currently no issues!!) so the Bruton TT will go ahead as planned.  Sign in from 6.30pm to 6.50pm at the car park (usual place I think?!) first rider goes at 7pm.  Fingers crossed for good weather! Thanks Philippa

Academy Coaching U12 cancelled

posted 20 May 2018, 09:48 by mark geddes   [ updated 20 May 2018, 09:49 ]

All Youth academy members U12 Coaching please be aware there will be no Coaching Monday 21st.   Tomorrow night due to changes in the Race timings to allow the Strut club to fly in and out for Aircraft to morrow but please come up and watch the racing also the extra Aircraft flying in and out of the airfield also there will be food available in the club house at a small cost to visiter. See post below:

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TT 23rd May - update

posted 20 May 2018, 08:51 by Philippa Cannings

TT wed 23rd May - due to traffic lights hindering the Gillingham 10 miler I’ve decided to go back to stour provost - sign in from 6.30pm to 6.50pm stour provost school, first rider goes off at 7pm 😃

On another note - 

At the moment all competing riders have been included in the points tables to give everyone time to renew their membership or join the club.  The points will be revised after the TT on 23rd May with non-members removed and the championship recalculated.

GDW Summer Road Race - Sunday 17th June

posted 19 May 2018, 09:42 by Mike Smith

Our 3/4 cat road race is only 4 weeks away and is on Sunday 17th June on this 6.5 mile circuit . The HQ is at Henstridge Airfield.

Although the race officials and accredited marshals (we have 3 more club members qualified now - well done Mary, Stef and Karen) are being provided by British Cycling South region so we still need a number of volunteers from the club to make the event run smoothly.

These are as follows:

2 x red flag marshals
1 x assistant finish judge
1 x car park marshal
2 x sign-on officials
1 x refreshment engineers
1 x gear checker
4 x drivers (2 for the lead cars & 2 for the commissaires)
1 x neutral service vehicle (with large van)

I already have a few volunteers who have said they'll help - but drop me an email/message if you are around and can help mikey.e.smith@gmail.com 07813 840647


Henstridge Circuit R2 7 May Results

posted 11 May 2018, 14:12 by Mike Smith   [ updated 19 May 2018, 07:45 ]

The 2nd round of the Hentrsidge Series Circuit took place on Mon 7th May at a sweltering Henstridge Airfield.

Again many thanks go to all the marshals, officials, and signing on team for making the event run smoothly.

Official results are now up on the British Cycling website here

Series Points here

Some pics of the evenings racing https://photos.app.goo.gl/pxDq7J559f8a8ESW9

TT 16th May update - change of planned course

posted 11 May 2018, 05:52 by Philippa Cannings

Hi all, this weeks TT (16th May) is due to be the Gillingham 10miles but as you are all aware there are traffic lights by the rugby club, it’s possible to reduce the course however it’s not a free flowing road so I don’t feel comfortable in doing this for safety reasons! So 16th May will be the Gillingham 6 miler course, sign in at bubleshop from 6.30pm to 6.50pm, first rider goes off at 7pm thanks philippa 

TT 9th May 2018

posted 8 May 2018, 14:06 by Philippa Cannings

Hi all, tomorrow’s TT is at stour provost - Sarah Roberts will be signing you in and doing timing and daryol has offered to do the holding up, have a good ride and I’ll see you next week - keep an eye on social media and website with regards to next weeks TT as it’s not looking promising for the gill TT - thank you to all the helpers! 😬 philippa 

AGM & Club Kit Update

posted 6 May 2018, 08:17 by Mike Smith

Annual General Meeting

Unfortunately there were too few members attending the AGM on 20th March 2018, only 13 out of 137 members attended; the required quorum was 21 (15% of paid up club members).  No business could therefore be carried on and the meeting had to be dissolved.

Another date has been set for the AGM. The committee therefore intend to hold the AGM on Thursday 24th May at 7.30 pm (North Dorset Rugby Club, SP8 5SY).

In the event that there are again insufficient members present the committee will be forced to adopt exceptional powers and make various decisions on behalf of the club.

Membership Fees

The club membership year started on 1st April so subscriptions for 2018-19 are therefore now due. Only members who have paid their 2018-19 subscription will be able to vote at the AGM.

The committee agreed that the membership fees for 2018/19 are to be unchanged from last year and this will be ratified at the AGM.

Additionally, for those doing the club Time Trials, if you have not paid by 17th May then you will not be awarded any points for the period before you have paid, and will have to pay the non-member’s entry fee.

You can renew online via the British Cycling website here or by downloading the form here  and sending it to the address on the form.

If you have received this email, but have not renewed your membership since 1st April 2016 the Club will delete your details from the GDW database unless you either renew by 1st June 2018, or confirm you wish the Club to retain your data by responding to this email.

GDPR – Data Protection Regulation Changes

When you become a member of or renew your membership with Gillingham & District Wheelers you will be registered for an online account with British Cycling. We will provide British Cycling with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called My Dashboard) on the British Cycling website.

British Cycling will use your personal data in accordance with its Privacy Notice which can be accessed at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/staticcontent/info--Privacy-Policy-0.  If you have provided an e-mail address, British Cycling will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your dashboard (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with British Cycling, please contact compliance@britishcycling.org.uk.

The Club also holds details of your membership information independently of the British Cycling website and in becoming a member or renewing your membership you consent to the Club holding this information.

As a club member your information may be shared on the club website, social media pages or in emails sent by the club. This data will only be shared in the event that either you are a club volunteer, have participated in a race or challenge event or have recorded a major achievement. This data will be limited to your name, race results (if applicable) and details of your achievement. Limited further information about you may be included; for example, whether you have participated in a juniors’ race or a women’s race.

Club Kit

As many of you are aware the club is the process of updating the club kit to a new design, we had 78 responses to the questionnaire we sent out last year and 45% voted for this design.

A design based on the existing kit had 30% of the vote and the other design 25%. 

The only supplier for the most popular design was Race Skins but unfortunately their terms of re-order for minimum quantities are unacceptable due to large minimum orders.

Other suppliers with acceptable re-order quantities were approached, but the above design is not available from other suppliers and therefore we have had to re-start the process. 

In due course some revised designs will be sent out to members to vote on, this will hopefully be in the next few weeks .

Committee Members

During the year there were a number of changes to the committee with several members stepping down and some agreeing to step up.   Thanks to Tony Cannings, Mark Geddes, Adrian Riddleston and Don Tanner for their contributions over the years.  Please welcome the following new members Philippa Cannings (TT Secretary) and James Little.  If anyone wants to contribute by helping to manage the club then please let us know.

TT 9th May 2018

posted 5 May 2018, 02:58 by Philippa Cannings

Hi all - Results for last Wednesday 2nd May is now on the website (sorry for the delay work got in the way this week!) Gentle reminder that we are going back to the STOUR PROVOST course again this Wednesday due to trafflic lights in Marnhull and Sturminster, sign in from 6.30pm to 6.50pm from Stour Provost school, first rider goes off at 7pm - any marshalls and time keeping help much appreicated ! Thanks Philippa

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