A New ‘Intermediate’ B Riding Group

Important Changes to B+ and B rides

For some time there has been concern expressed at the size of these respective groups. The issues are that at times the groups are too large (causing problem with other traffic) and that the range of ability within each group is too great (causing riders to have difficulty staying with the group or that the speed is too low).

Having considered the options the committee have decided to introduce an additional B group for a trial period beginning in January. The new group will provisionally be known as the Intermediate B (BI) and in terms of speed and distance sit between the existing B+ and B groups. The destination points for the BI and B groups will remain the same during the trial period. The BI group will be co-ordinated by Mike Wakefield.

Riders who currently feel that the current B pace is too slow or the B+ pace too quick should consider giving the new group a try as it may suit them and also deal with the issue of overly large groups.

The intention is for the trial to be monitored for 3 months. If it is successful consideration will be given to making it a permanent fixture and for the whole issue of group designations to be reviewed.

It is important for the club to have sufficient groups to cover the range of abilities we have but equally it is members need to recognise their abilities on a week by week basis and ride with an appropriate group.

Should you have any comments on the matter during the trial period please forward them to Paul Godfrey the Runs Co-ordinator.

Club Clothing for Sale

Paul Dean will be placing our Winter 2017 club kit order with Gear Club Ltd in early December. The deadline for orders is Wednesday 6 December. Prices remain unchanged from previous orders and the kit is available in our usual multi-coloured design and in the alternative red/yellow design. For this order, the option of long sleeve jerseys in summer material has been added to expand the range of jerseys available to members. If you wish to place an order, please print off an Order Form and return by the deadline to Paul Dean together with a cheque for the correct amount made payable to Meridian Cycling Club.

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Original Multi-Coloured

Red / Yellow

You can either post the order to Paul or hand it to him at a Wednesday start. Both Mens and Womens sizes are available and please note the Sizing Chart before ordering, as we are unable to accept returns due to sizing issues. If you wish to check for sizes, quite a few members have the kit and you can try for size before you order.

There is a once only £10 subsidy for the first item of kit ordered by a member, which is not applicable for gloves or if you have already received the subsidy in a previous order. It is hoped the new kit will be delivered by mid to late January 2018.
We also hold a small stock of club kit for sale to members, as listed in the table below.

Paul’s contact details are:
Paul Dean
12 Oakmead Avenue
Hayes
Bromley, Kent
BR2 7NA
Home phone: 020 8462 0392

 

Links

Sizing Chart 2017

Kit Order Form

Current Stock Table

Paul’s Page

Christmas Dinner – Wed 13th Dec

Bookings now being taken

The 2017 Meridian Christmas Dinner will be at midday on 13th December at the Darenth Valley Shoreham Golf Club in Shoreham. There will be a three course meal; musical entertainment will be provided.

The cost is £22.00 for club members and £27.00 for non-members , guests are most welcome.

Bookings are now being taken; the deadline for bookings and payment is Monday 27th November.

 

Please see the menu for further details

Meridian Holidays 2018

summerThe club is organising two holidays in 2018 to Rouen in June and the Dordogne in September – – – –

More details will appear later, but for now we would like to know if you are interested???

 

 

One to Rouen 10th to 15th June 2017

Click here for further information
and click here to register your interest.

Also

One to The Dordogne 1st to 8th September
click here if interested