Please be aware that as a result of the latest government advice concerning the Covid 19 emergency, it has been necessary to postpone our centenary sportive which was due to be held on Sunday 17 May 2020.
We now intend to run this event on Sunday 13 September 2020. This proposal will be kept under review in accordance with government advice.
It is still intended that our centenary social on Sunday 21 June and time trial on Saturday 4 July will go ahead, but this is a rapidly developing situation and the possibility remains that it may be necessary to re-schedule these events.
I will keep you informed of developments..
This year’s Watt Bike training programme starts at Rotherham Leisure Complex at 8:00pm Thursday 28 November. The initial course of 6 one hour coached sessions will cost around £60 and this fee includes unlimited access to all facilities at RLC at other times. Subject to demand the course is likely to be followed by a further course of 6 sessions.
Eight Wheelers members have so far signed up for the initial course and there are 2 more places available to Rotherham Wheelers members or members of other local clubs.
Anyone fancying building or maintaining cycling fitness over the winter months is welcome to join us on a first come, first served basis and can sign up by contacting me by email (email@example.com) or phoning 07751 518488.
THIS IS A REPEAT REQUEST. Last week I asked members to indicate whether they intend to purchase a centenary jersey and if so what size they require. I AM NOT asking for your money, this information is only required to assist JE James Ltd with ordering sufficient stock. The response has been disappointing so far with only 7 members responding. I can’t believe that this is the extent of interest.
Your committee and the centenary working group continue to work tirelessly to make our centenary year successful and enjoyable for all members, but we do need your support!
I realise that people have work and family commitments and that it’s human nature to sometimes defer decisions. It’s a fact that people also forget – SO THIS IS YOUR REMINDER!
Don’t put it off any longer, avoid disappointment, order your jersey now and help me to help you.
Thank you and best wishes,
This is the final design of the Wheelers centenary jersey which was agreed at a recent committee meeting.
Our brief was to design a jersey which was instantly recognisable as Rotherham Wheelers, compatible with our existing kit, suitable for club rides and competition wear and distinctly reflected a big milestone in the history of our club. I hope it meets with member’s approval.
The jersey will be available through JE James Ltd in the near future.
We hope that members will show their pride in our club by investing in a centenary jersey to mark our centenary year.
In the meantime, it would be helpful if you could indicate (preferably through Facebook comment) whether you will be purchasing a centenary jersey and what size you will require.
This year’s Christmas function and presentation evening is at 7:00pm for 7:30pm Friday 13 December at The Hind public house, East Bawtry Road, Rotherham.
The type of fare on offer will be dictated by the numbers attending and will either be a sit down meal from a seasonal menu with a choice of starters, mains and desserts including vegetarian options if numbers attending are 32 or less, or if numbers exceed 32 we will eat from a seasonal buffet menu.
In the first instance we are planning for a sit down meal.
Members should already have received an email from me which included details of the sit down menu and are asked to notify me of your menu choices by Friday 29 November. I require a deposit of £11.50 per head with your order, payable by cash, cheque (payable to Rotherham Wheelers) or BACS to the club account. The balance will be payable on the night.
In the event of numbers attending exceeding 32, we will eat from a seasonal buffet menu at a cost of £11.50 per head.
If anyone is unclear about these proposals, please contact me directly.
It is hoped that as many members as possible will attend this event and make it an evening to remember as our club enters its centenary year.
Below are details of both the sit down and buffet menus:
Sit down menu:
SOUP OF THE DAY (V)
Served with ciabatta bread and butter. Vegan option available (VE)
KING PRAWN COCKTAIL
Succulent prawns in a rich Marie Rose sauce, served on crisp lettuce with wholemeal bloomer bread and butter
DUCK LIVER AND PORT PARFAIT*
Perfectly toasted ciabatta bread served with Ember Inns’ moreish Pale Ale chutney
PARSLEY-BREADED MUSHROOMS (V)
Crispy coated button mushrooms, served with cool sour cream dip
HAND-CARVED ROAST TURKEY WITH FESTIVE TRIMMINGS
Served with seasonal […]
The recce. of the 100 mile centenary sportive has been re-arranged for Saturday 17 August. We will meet at Wickersley Library at 08:30, picking up at Wentworth War Memorial at 09:00. This will be a demanding ride with about 6800 feet of ascent and will include two cafe stops. I anticipate we will return to Wickersley at around 16:00.
Everyone who has previously expressed interest in this ride will be notified of arrangements by email.