12th January

The first clubnight of the new year drew a good number of members keen to mix some training with a chat and a cup of tea. No doubt some were thinking of the forthcoming 50 mile Reliability Ride scheduled for 27th January. This is not a race but you can choose a finish time to suit your current fitness or be a challenge. Riders will start in groups at 09.00 hours for a four hour cut off, 09.30 for three and a half hours or 10.00 for three hours.

On Sundays when there is no reliability ride the clubrun will split to reflect the wishes of the riders. Those who want a leisurely ride and cafe stop can do so while those intending to race this year may join in a structured training ride.

The dates for the Club Time Trial Championships in 2013 are :

21st April – 30 miles

5th May – 25 miles

23rd June – 50 miles.

11th August – 100 miles

18th August – 10 miles

1st September – 12 hours

1st January

The Clubroom will re-open for 2013 on Thursday 10th January. Come along for a chat or better still bring your bike and get rid of some Christmas flab while improving your riding technique on the rollers like young Evan.

All members will wish to join in wishing a Happy 80th Birthday, today, 1st January, to Tony Gammon of Tonyrefail.

Although no longer active on a bike, Tony, one of our longest standing members, has been an Honorary life Member for over 50 years. Although he soon decided that racing was not for him he then dedicated himself to organisational tasks, becoming a hard working and essential part of the Club.

Tony still values his ties with the club and we wish him many more years of supporting the Acme Wheelers.

For those who haven’t discovered them yet, lots of photos from the Christmas Dinner are in the Photo Gallery.