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TT time – help needed

Next Sunday, May 1st sees our first Open TT of the year and, as usual, we need your help to make it happen and to maintain our club reputation for organisation and marshalling for such events.

It will mean no club rides from the Forum that day. So why not come along with your bike in the car, help for the morning, and then take a ride out from the gorgeous surroundings of World Horse Welfare near Snetterton.

We need volunteers from sign-on time at 0700 with riders off from just over an hour later and it should all be over by about half past ten.

We need a minimum of a dozen marshalls to make the event work and we’re also looking for someone who has both a largish car and an alarm clock to help put out the signs from 0600.

Please, please take this opportunity to give something back. Will Bamber works extremely hard to organise the club’s open TTs and all we’re asking from you is less than half a day on a Sunday.

All offers of help to Will Bamber by  either message on facebook or text 07810 240603.

Thank you.

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Your road race needs you!

Saturday June 5th – The VC Norwich Road Races. Our biggest event of the year and your chance to give something back.

Martin Philpot is helping organiser Mark Smart put it together … over to Martin:

I hope you agree that we have an exceptional cycle club and much enjoyment is shared every Sunday (plus evening rides) with a great bunch of people passionate about cycling.  I have asked myself over the last year or so how I can repay the club in some small way and I am hoping that you too can be persuaded to give a little back. 
Every year VCN hosts a Road Race and we need around 30 volunteer Club Marshals basically to help at road junctions and locations along the race route.  (We also need 4 people as support for the race vehicles).  The whole event relies on volunteers and if we don’t have the numbers then the event cannot run. 
NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OR EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY
You will have an experienced Accredited Marshal supervising you. Can you give your club a few hours of your time?  I’m really hoping so. The Road Race takes place on Saturday June 25th at Great Cressingham (Just west of Watton).  There are two races: men’s in the morning and women’s in the afternoon. The morning race starts at 10.30am and we would need you at the Village Hall at 9.15am for briefing. For the afternoon you would need to be there at 1.15pm for the same briefing.  Can you spare a morning or afternoon – or both?
Drop me a positive response and I will email you all the information you need about the day.  In the past we have sometimes struggled with numbers but hopefully not this year.  YOUR club really appreciates your support.
Many many thanks in advance.
Martin Philpot
Philpot255@btinternet.com
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April 2016 Newsletter

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Morley Meander

The Morley Meander, organised by Jonathan Greenway, is on Saturday, April 23rd and we could do some more entries. We also may well be asking for some helping hands on it very soon.

It’s 113 km (70 miles on old money) starting from Morley Village Hall and there will be a control at Halesworth and three other points to visit and collect information. You can stop for late breakfast, tea and cake, or early lunch in Bungay or Halesworth and it promises to be a very pleasant Saturday ride.

You can enter via the Audax UK website here: http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/16-141/

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Summer riding

SUNDAY Club rides reverted to their usual summer time with British summertime – they now leave the Forum at 0900 on a Sunday morning and will do so until the clocks change back again.

EVENING rides will resume from Tuesday May 2nd. Details of the rides are here: https://vcnorwich.co.uk/rides/ but in short, Tuesdays are fast and open to anyone, Wednesday are VCN only club rides so no dropping people please, and Thursdays, VCN only again, are fast training rides.

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January 2016 Newsletter

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Autumn newsletter 2015

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VC Norwich summer newsletter

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