Scottish Cycling North East Newsletter - October 2018

Latest update from our Regional Development Officer Martin Harris - click here

Club Clothing Order October 2018

The Club Clothing shop is now open for orders until 21st October.

The link to the shop is https://shop.vergesport.com/gb-en/account/login and the login is the same as always (if you need a reminder or are a first time order then drop me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). You will need to create an account with Verge to place an order and pay online.

As always be careful with sizes as different cuts have different sizes and what you think is a medium may be a large. The Verge sizing chart is available here https://www.vergesport.com/ir-en/custom/overview/sizing-samples/samples/ just click the options on the left hand side and then select the cut to see the correct size chart.

Once the order is placed on 22nd October it is 4-6 weeks until delivery.

Any problems, questions, comments let me know.

Mallorca April 13th 2019

The date for the club's annual trip away is April 13th 2019 and once again to Mallorca.

Jet2 flights are available now and Easyjet are usually available from mid September. The Pollensa Park hotel is changing hands so can't be booked directly in the Fergus web site but is available elsewhere.

 

End of Season Night Out

There is a night out planned for Saturday October 6th. Meal at Taza in City Quay, no doubt followed by some refreshments.

Let Gillian Elliott know if you are coming for the meal.

 

SCNE July Newsletter

Latest newsletter from out Regional development Office for North east:

https://mailchi.mp/7d42febc443e/scne-july-newsletter

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.

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