We frequently have discussions concerning ride times, attempting to balance the need for some members to get out early with those wanting a more leisurely weekend.
To this end we have instigated a system of official ride leaders for each of the short, medium and long rides. These leaders select and publish the route they wish to follow and determine the start time and pace. In general however the selected start time for club rides on a Sunday is 9:00, although longer rides may start at 8:30 due to their very nature of taking longer!
With effect from the start of the 2019 season therefore, all official club rides on a Sunday will be:
• Short and Medium rides will begin at 09:00
• Long rides will begin at 08:30 or 09:00 as decided and notified by the leader of that particular ride
We will endeavour to keep groups to manageable sizes of maximum 12 and agree group speeds before leaving promptly at the above times.
The committee recognises that some members will wish to opt for start times later in the morning, possibly in the afternoon. Indeed a number of rides are already taking place outside recognised club rides and this is absolutely not an issue, all the Committee would suggest is that when these rides are arranged that a member takes responsibility for the ride and ensures a Route Leader is in place and that club etiquette is followed. Please feel free to post these rides on the Facebook pages to agree numbers etc. Again the official club routes are available for all to use as well as discovering new routes in the locality.
With effect from 1st April 2019 official club rides on a Wednesday will be:
• All Rides will begin at 18:00
All official club rides will always have official Route Leaders and will be publicised on the club Facebook Ride Page. We will endeavour to keep groups to manageable sizes of maximum 12 and agree group speeds before leaving promptly at the above times.
All rides will meet at Alf Jones Cycles where we would ask all attendees to respect the privacy of local residents, congregate to the left of the car park nearer the shop entrance with bikes and if parking to utilise spaces to the right of the building towards the back of the carpark.
Website and Facebook.
This website is the official face of Marford and Gresford Velo Club All official notices are published here.
In addition we run several Facebook pages, the official Club Page, a Members only page, and a page to publish club rides.
All official rides are published on the rides page. In addition all club members are free and encouraged to post their own organised ride on this page.
The club launched an annual membership card for 2016 new members cards can be collected from Alf Jones Cycles normally within 2-3 weeks of joining. When calling in to collect it would be rude not to support our sponsors,so take you wallet...
Holders of this card will benefit from exclusive discounts on products at Alfs, including 15% discount* on all bikes throughout the year, 20% of all Mavic clothing and a specially negotiated 30% off Fenwicks bike care range in store only. Latest deals from Alfs, click here...
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Spreading the word.
We have also created a leaflet to spread the M&G word, this can be found in Alfs and will be appearing on noticeboards and chip shop walls in the area.