Aviemore Weekender 2018 (Updated)

Not long now until the weekender to Aviemore.

The details for the weekend are....

Ian Stewart is happy to have bags dropped off on the Friday evening, contact Ian if you plan to do this. You will be able to drop your bag on the Saturday morning at the Millennium Hall. Please label your bag with your name.

Saturday 23rd June- meet at 7:45am at the Millennium Hall for an 8am SHARP exit. We will be in 3 groups a few minutes apart. The list of Day 1 Groups is available, click here. Remember this is a social ride, so keep the groups together and at a pace that suits all in your group!

Planned route (as close as I can remember) is here

There will be 2 cafe stops, at Pitlochry and then at Ralia cafe (route map updated to show how to get there from Dalwhinnie).

The Glenmore Lodge room allocation is available, click here.

 Dinner at Glenmore Lodge is booked for 7:30pm on Saturday.

 

Sunday 24th June - plan to meet at 8:15am for an 8:30am exit.

Planned route is here 

There will be 2 cafe stops, Tomintoul and then Braemar.

There are 2 support vehicles to assist if needed.

Anything else we wing it on the day :-)

And another reminder that we are raising money for Miricyl, so start fundraising or donating all you can please, for the details click here

Club Clothing Shop Open

A few folks been asking, so the Club Clothing Shop is open again for orders until June 22nd. - https://shop.vergesport.com/start.aspx

The password to access it is the same (message Graeme C if you need a reminder).

If you are going to place an order, you need to register for a Verge Account first, then place your order.

The clothing all gets shipped in 1 delivery to the club. The closing date is June 22nd, so will arrive end July.

Link to sizing chart on the shop front - https://www.vergesport.com/ir-en/custom/overview/sizing-samples/samples/

Sizing chart is accurate, but be careful as the sizes are on the wee side for the race / fitted kit (I’m usually a medium but a Large in the Verge range as they call a large a 38” chest!!).

 

Weekender 2018 Fundraising

The Club decided to raise awareness and funds for the children’s mental health charity Miricyl as part of this year’s weekender to Aviemore.  Miricyl are running a Cycle for a Miracle Challenge from May 20th to September 16th where you try and cycle the length, breadth or both of Britain. The plan is we will join this challenge, raise money and awareness for them.

In order to take part, you need to setup a Fundraising page and then link that to the Dundee Wheelers Team page. You can then link your page to your Strava account if you want to auto upload ride info to the Challenge.

First off, access the page https://www.everydayhero.co.uk/event/Cycle-for-a-Miracle and then select the option on the right hand side to Start Fundraising.

Create your Fundraising Page which you can then share with friends and family via the usual social media links. To set your distance goal click the "Edit this Supporter Page" button underneath your photo once you have created your fundraiser page and enter a Fitness Goal distance:

  • Length Land's End to John o' Groats (1,407km)
  • Breadth Lowestoft to St Davids Head (603km) or the 
  • Length and breadth of Britain (2,010km) 

From your new fundraiser page you can then select to join an Existing Team – enter Dundee Wheelers and join the Team. This will record all the donations and mileage centrally for everyone who joins Team Wheelers.

If you wish to link your fundraiser page to your Strava account to automatically log the Kms then click on your name in the top right hand corner and select Account. Then in the top right select Manage Connections and from there you can link to Strava (and other social media and fitness apps too).

Any problems then you can do an online chat or email the Everydayhero organisation who provide the fundraising platform and have been very helpful and quick to respond to my questions so far.

For more details on Miricyl then please go to their main website - http://www.miricyl.org/

I set Team Wheelers an overall target of raising £1,500 for Miricyl and cycling 10 x the length and breadth of Britain – so come on, lets rise to the challenge, support an excellent cause and have fun in the process.

Tour of the Glens - Sept 9th 2018

After a few years hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of our end of season reliability trial - The Tour of the Glens.  The event will be held on Sunday 9th September starting at the Millennium Hall, Birkhill. Sign on from 9am for a 10am start.

There will be 2 routes available and will split into groups according to numbers and abilities.

The full 75 mile loop details are here -http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1984088606

The 48 mile loop details are here -http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1984100807

Entry is £5, pay on the day when you sign on and there will be a buffet in the event HQ once you're finished. If you are planning to take part an early indication of numbers would be appreciated, can you please let Ian know via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

In the interest of road safety, riders will be started in groups of no more than 20, with 3 minutes gaps. Groups will be as per signing on order. 

For those new to cycling and unsure what a Reliability Trial is a hard club training ride. They are not sportives (or races), so no route markers (printed maps will be provided), no feed stops and no results. You set off in a bunch and make your way round as best you can (you need to make sure you are able to cope with mechanicals etc). 

Why not come along and join the Dundee Wheelers every Saturday and Sunday to help you get the miles in and get ready for our Reliability Trial in good company. Details of the weekly club runs are on the web site and there are some Frequently Asked Questions with information you may find useful. The club runs are suited to all abilities leaving from the Millennium Hall at 9:15am on a Saturday and Camperdown Gates at 9:30am on a Sunday. The duration of the runs, with a coffee stop, is approximately 3-4 hours depending on conditions. A shorter, steadier and newcomers group leaves from from the Millennium Hall at 9:15am on a Saturday. The club runs provide the opportunity, and practice, in riding in the company of others, and also advice on cycle maintenance, what to wear, what to carry, etc. All newcomers welcome and there is no obligation to join the club.

Club Meetings & Minutes

A note to new members and a reminder for some who should know :-)

We have a weekly Club Meeting, held at 8pm every Tuesday when club matters are discussed in an informal manner. The meetings are held at Morgan Academy FP Rugby Club clubrooms in Alloway Terrace.

Minutes of the meetings are available to Club members on the main Web site. You need to create a login first, which is then approved (to stop spammers) and then you have access to login and download the minutes.

Go the Minutes page http://www.dundeewheelers.co.uk/index.php/minutes

On the left hand side, click the bottom link "Create an Account". Fill in the details and click the Register button. Once your login is approved you can login on the Minutes page to see all the links to the minutes files.

Wednesday & Thursday Evening Runs

As the clocks have now gone forward and spring is in the air, it is time for the return of the mid week runs, starting this week (March 28th).

Meet at Invergowrie at 6pm on a Wednesday for a flat blast round the Carse and on Thursday also Invergowrie at 6pm for a hilly loop (regroup at top of the climbs).

All welcome.

Miricyl Vitrual Challenge & Weekender Fundraising

The Club is looking to support Scottish charity Miricyl in their "Cycle for a Miracle" virtual challenge (sponsored by road.cc) and also to raise funds for them as part of the Weekender in June.

Miricyl is a new charity, it stands for Mental Illness Research in Children and Young Lives and their aim is to create a world free from mental illness. Young people today battle many different pressures: social media, comparing themselves to celebrities, cyber bullying, academic pressure and the prospect of mounting debt.

The Cycle for a Miracle event will see members log their rides (eg from Strava) during May - September, with the aim of cycling the miles that would cycle the length, breadth or both of Britain! All while supporting and promoting the charities work as much as possible.

We have also decided that our Weekender will be a sponsored event and if possible members can get family and friends to donate to Miricyl too.

i will send out more details on registering for the virtual challenge and the fundraising page nearer the time.

For more information on Miricyl and the Cycle for a Miracle Challenge go to http://www.miricyl.org/ and http://miricyl.org/cycleforamiracle/

Your support will be greatly appreciated.

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