Winter Update

We’re almost done with 2019 and looking forward to 2020; another year has flown by and it seems to have passed even quicker than the last one. But before 2019 bows out completely, here are a few updates for you.

Christmas Jumper Ride & Post Ride Drinks

December 22nd is the date for Ythan’s annual Christmas Jumper Ride! And, as if the prospect of riding around the North East wearing a Christmas jumper and fairy lights wasn’t exciting enough, we’ve organised an opportunity for some post ride drinks afterwards as well. The ride kicks off at the usual time and place. And our table (for 20!) is reserved in DogTap at 13:00. If Facebook is to believed, both are set to be very well attended, so keep your fingers crossed that we get some sensible weather.

Club Membership Renewals

Your esteemed committee have decided to keep the annual membership unchanged at a bargain £14. You can renew on the BC website here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/2849/ythan-cc

Two points to note about membership…

  • Joining through BC will actually cost you £15; the extra pound being pocketed by BC. Which isn’t a bad deal as they manage the payment for us and do some other bike related stuff too.
  • If you’ve paid up and joined the club in the last couple of months, your membership is good to the end of 2020. If you think that might be you but aren’t sure, let me know and I can check the membership details for you.

Club Affiliations

Our CTT affiliation has already been renewed for 2020, and we’re working on the forms for our 2020 BC affiliation. That’ll hopefully be sorted out by the 31st too…

Roller Nights

By popular demand, we’ll be organising some roller nights in January, to be held on Tuesday nights in Tarves. There’ll be some coaches and experienced roller riders on hand to help you get started on rollers and there will be the opportunity to put your new skills to use with some form of structured training. If you don’t fancy the rollers, bring a conventional turbo and join the fun anyway.

More details to be shared on this when we’ve got the hall booked.

Presentation Night

Our annual handing out of prizes for riding affa quick in 2019 will take place on Friday, January 31st. Probably a different venue this time, but standby for confirmation…

AGM

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be on Wednesday March 11th. All club members are welcome to attend; more details on a venue and content later.

Curry Nights

The last curry night proved so popular, that we’re having another one! Same venue, same format; make space in your calendar for Ythan’s Pre-Season Curry Night on Tuesday March 3rd!