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March 24, 2014

As of Wed 18th June 2014 this blog site will no longer be maintained.

Please visit our new web-site for future MendipCC information…

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MendipCC curry night on Fri May 9th at the Thai Elephant (might not be called that) in Street (near the police station). Probably start at 19:00.
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Club event planning meeting – Thursday 27th March 19:00 at the Brewers Fayre in between Glastonbury & Street.

Members only Hill-climb – Sunday 30th March 11:00 meeting at the bottom of Old Wells Road climb next to West Mendip Hospital.

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http://www.centralsomersetgazette.co.uk/Iain-Hounsell-16th-Mendip-Cycle-Club-Chippenham/story-20769042-detail/story.html
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Last meetings (Jan 2014) minutes here.

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Roll up! Roll up! Club meeting at the Bear Inn on the 15th January starting at 20:00.

We want to discuss events peeps want to do this year so we can find out who else might be interested.
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Renewals for 2014 are now due, the joining form has been updated so if peeps can download and get this to Paul Knight with your renewal fee please.

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From now on all Saturday and Sunday club rides will start at 09:00 all year round (from the bottom of Glastonbury high street).

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There will be a club meeting at the Bear Inn in Street on Tuesday November 19th starting at 19:00 (in the back room).

This will also serve as the AGM, so if you have any views or things you want to discuss then please attend 🙂

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A reminder that now the clocks have changed all Sat & Sun club rides will start at 09:30, still starting from the bottom of Glastonbury high street.

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A date for your diary, September the 1st for the MendipCC 100 mile ride.

Start and finish are likely to be Glastonbury, but full details to follow…

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An event for anyone interested. A few MendipCC peeps are doing this…

Good Evening,
I am writing on behalf of Bridgwater Cycling Club about our Audax ride taking place on the 11th August 2013.
It’s called the Two and Three Towers Ride, starts in North Petherton and takes in Burrow Mump at Burrowbridge, Glastonbury tor and Alfreds Tower at Stourhead. There are 2 lengths – 125k and 100k.
We would like as many as possible to turn up so was wondering if you could share the details with your club members. The link to the Audax page is below along with the clubs website.
http://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/13-532/
http://www.bridgwatercyclingclub.co.uk/Events.htm
We will of course be happy to share with our members and events you would like to advertise – just email me the datails and I’ll make sure they are advertised.
Many thanks

Stephen Coker
Bridgwater Cycling Club
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4 man TTT at Ilton on Thursday 20th starts at 19:00, so far we have possibly 3 teams…
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Club meeting on Wed 12th June at the Bear Inn (Street) at 20:00
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Sunday 5th May is our novice ride from Glastonbury, starting at 09:00 from the monument at the bottom of the high street.

All welcome, distance will be between 20 – 25 miles (but we can alter it to peoples taste) and pretty flat. Please do wear a helmet though.
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Latest from kit supplier on the missing shorts & replacement top

‘I am getting an update on the outstanding jerseys and the rest of your clothing ordered today.Caps are due to be sent out on 8th May.I am expecting the other garments to arrive by the end of next week.’
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To encourage beginners some novice rides will be held on May 5th & June 2nd starting at the bottom of Glastonbury high street next to the monument at 09:00.

The route will be flat and between 10 – 15 miles in length, all bike types are accepted but helmets must be worn.

For any further details please contact the club on mendipcc@gmail.com
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For MendipCC people wishing to ride at Ilton you can fill out the individual membership form here (click on link then just do a right-click/’save link as’ on the form link).

The club will be affiliating itself to the TVRCA, so all members will have to do is submit the above form (fee details on the form, discount if done before 1st April).

Full details…

TVCRA Training nights will be on Thursdays this year (replacing Tuesdays), and be at RNAS Merryfield, Ilton, Somerset TA19 9HN as usual.
They will start on Thursday 4th April and run until Thursday 12th September.
There will be no TVCRA training on the nights Team Tor run their well established Thursday night races on 2nd & 16th May, 6th & 27th June and 11th July.
TVCRA training evenings have been extended starting earlier and finishing later in September to give the same number of training days.
The reason for the switch was that there are now almost a dozen races taking place at Westpoint and Dunkeswell on Tuesday evenings during 2013, which would have drawn off significant numbers of riders.
Start time will be 7.00pm sharp on all evenings.
Bikes must be road bikes (that is suitable to pass an inspection at a BC road race), with no discs, tri bars, aero helmets etc. allowed.
There will be a full series of youth coaching running throughout, on a three week rota. Anyone interested in coaching who could spare a one evening in three, please contact me, you will get free membership. You do not not to be an accredited BC coach.
Fees:
Senior (over 18 on 1st Jan this year) £35
Junior (over 16 and under 18 on 1st Jan) £25
Youth (under 16 on 1st Jan) £15
Family £50 (2 senior plus youths/ juniors living in the same household under 18)
For members signing up before 1st April there is a £10 discount on the above fees (£5 for youths), reducing them to:
Senior £25, Junior £15, Youth £10 and Family £40
Fees can be paid at the TVCRA registration meeting at The Wyndham Arms, Ilton at 7.30pm on Thursday March 21st,).
Day Membership
Club members who do not wish to sign up for the whole series (£1.25 per night for seniors if you pay early) can take out day membership.
Seniors / Juniors £5 per session
Youth £2 per session
The Team Time Trial will be on Thursday 20th June

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Club meeting at the Bear Inn in Street on Wednesday March 20th at 20:00.

I hope to have the new kit with me!!!
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I had an email from our kit supplier, the Dec/Jan order should be with us next week 🙂

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3rd March club ride – ?

Time Trial season starts for some today, Iain Hounsell rode the Chippenham Hilly 22 (twas cold but dry). Results in Race Results section…

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24th Feb club ride – Glastonbury, over the Mendips to Sweets cafe. And it was very cold!!!

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17th Feb club ride – Glastonbury to Pines cafe & back via North Petherton.

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Form to join MendipCC for 2013 is here

Note the fee for rejoining members is half price (so £10 for seniors, £2.50 for 16 – 18 year olds).

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Hillclimb up Burrington Coombe on 21st Octtober 2012 at 10:00.

Details here

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Hillclimb up West Buckland hill in Taunton on 14th October 2012 at 10:00.

Meet at village hall, free entry!

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Minutes from meetng 12th Sep 2012

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Club meeting on Wednesday 12th September at 19:00 at Tor Leisure (Glastonbury).
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Letape Paul Knights account of our l’Etape experience!

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Minutes from the below meeting as well as our club constitution

Voted in as club chairman – Joe Degregorio, treasurer – Paul Knight, secretary – Iain Hounsell, publicity officer – Michelle Blackmoor. See minutes for full details.

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Club meeting on Wednesday 18th July at 19:00 at Tor Leisure (Glastonbury).

Club positions will be voted on for the future as well as discussions for the future of the club, please can as many current club members as possible attend.

Minutes of last meeting

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Club ride this Sunday 24th June at 09:00, bottom of Glastonbury high street as usual.

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Club ride/meeting this Wed (20th June) at 18:45, meet at bottom of Glasto high street (at the monument). Kit will be brought along for those who ordered stuff (will be left at Paul K’s house).

Kit order Dec 2012

December 10, 2012

Latest kit details here.  If anyone wants anything they need to get details to mendipcc@gmail.com and a cheque to Paul Knight by Friday 14th at the latest.

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Michelle Blackmoor – Owed back £38.60, £10 subs, total to pay = £10.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, S, £00.00 (swopped for see-thru ones).

Ed Collins – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £101.80.

C003, Jersey, SS, Honeycombe, full zip, extra zip pocket, 2XS, Black, £42.60.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, S, £49.20.

Julian Gale – Owed back £19.92, £10 subs, total to pay = £49.40.

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, M, RWG, £59.40.

Iain Hounsell – Owed back £110.31, £10 subs, total to pay = £148.09.

C002, Jersey, SS, Honeycombe, ¾ zip, extra zip pocket, M, RWG, £42.00.

AC08, Gloves, thinner windtex, M, £22.20.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, M, £49.20.

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, M, RWG, £59.40.

C052, Skinsuit, LS, Lycra, pro pad, extra zip pocket, M, RWG, £75.60.

(C???, bibtights, foot loops, no pad, M, Black, £. – Only 1 ordered so not available)

Jo Yates – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £69.40.

(C033, Gilet, light windtex front & rear, extra zip pocket, S, Black, £. – Only 1 ordered so not available)

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, S, Black, £59.40.

Martin Waller – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £118.60.

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £59.40.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, 3XL, £49.20.

Paul Knight – Owed back £38.84, £10 subs, total to pay = £133.16.

C041, Winter jacket, full windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, M, Black, £90.00.

C047, Skinsuit, SS, Lycra, pro pad, extra zip pocket, M, Black, £72.00.

Joe Degregorio – Owed back £57.27, £10 subs, £34.33.

(C110, bibtights, zip legs, pro pad, 3XL, Black, £. – Only 1 ordered so not available)

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, 3XL, £00.00 (swopped for see-thru ones).

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £59.40.

AC08, Gloves, thinner windtex, M, £22.20.

Carlo Degregorio – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £118.60.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, 3XL, £49.20

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £59.40.

Stuart Parker – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £178.00.

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £59.40.

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, M, RWG, £59.40.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, 3XL, £49.20.

Steve Court – Owed back £0, £10 subs, total to pay = £180.40 (assuming he swops C037 for C035)

(C037, Spring jacket, med windtex front & sleeves, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £. – Only 1 ordered so not available)

C035, Spring jacket, med windtex front, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £59.40. – Alternative to above?

(C027, Jersey, LS, Spitech plus, full zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £. – Only 1 ordered so not available)

C001, Jersey, SS, Honeycombe, short zip, extra zip pocket, 4XL, Black, £39.60.

C072, bibshorts, pro pad, 3XL, £49.20.

AC08, Gloves, thinner windtex, M, £22.20.

All – Let’s get MendipCC to buy these and we’ll get £6.60 off whoever wants one.

AC11, Cap, polyester summer, (10x @ £5.50 each), RWG, £66.00.

Club Events

February 12, 2012

For any Time Trials visit the CTT web-site for events/results etc.

September 2013

MendipCC 100 mile ride on the 1st.  Start and finish in Glastonbury.  Don’t worry, it won’t be too hilly!

August 2013

Iain Hounsell & Ollie Taylor will be doing the Jurassic Sportive 100 miler on the 11th with Sarah Rowlinson doing the 50 mile distance.

July 2013

Iain Hounsell is riding the Raid Alpine (Geneva to Nice). 740Kms & 31 cols totalling 16,300 meters of climbing, yummy!

June 2013

TBC

May 2013

Some members are doing the Somerset 100 on the 19th.

Iain Hounsell is doing all 3 days and 330ish miles of the Tour of Wessex sportive on Sat/Sun/Mon 25th/26th/27th.

April 2013

Iain Hounsell, Keith Lamb, Joe Degregorio and Paul Knight are heading off to Mallorca for a training camp in early April 🙂

Iain Hounsell is doing the Dursley RC hilly 28 on the 28th, and this is a tough one!

March 2013

Iain Hounsell is competing in the Chippenham hilly 24 on the 3rd, the Gillingham hilly 19 on the 9th, the Severn hilly 34 on the 17th and the WTTA 30 on the 31st.

October 2012

Burrington Coombe hillclimb on 21st starting at 10:00, be good to see as many club members enter and ride as possible.

September 2012

TBC

August 2012

Keith Lamb is doing the Cheddar sportive on the 12th and the Jurassic sportive on the 18th.

July 2012

Iain Hounsell is doing the Dursley RC 25 on the 3rd.

Iain Hounsell, Paul Knight, Andy Chamberlain & Gary Fouracres are doing the E’tape part #1 on the 8th.

June 2012

Sat 2nd/Sun 3rd/Mon 4th is the Tour of Wessex 3 day sportive (329 miles) http://www.pendragon-sports.com/pendragonEvent.aspx?id=21 Iain Hounsell is doing all 3 days, Keith Lamb doing 1 day, Julian Gale doing the Sunday.

Iain Hounsell is doing the WTTA 100 on the 17th (my first ever 100!), and the National 50 mile Championship on the 24th, then the Somerset RC 10 on the 30th.

May 2012

Iain Hounsell is entering the One & All Cycling 50 on the 13th, the Westbury Whs hilly 24 on the 20th & the VTTA 50 on the 27th.

April 2012

Iain Hounsell is entering the WTTA hilly 36 on the 1st, the Mid-Devon CC sporting 23 on the 6th & the Northover Vets 10 on the 9th.

March 2012

Sun 18th http://www.thelionheart.co.uk/ Michael Jay, Nicholas Thick, Michelle Blackmoor, Edward Collins, Nigel Plant and many others are doing this.

Edward Collins is entering the Somerset RC 10 on 24th & the Bath CC hilly 24 on the 25th.

Iain Hounsell is entering the Antelope RC 10 on the 3rd, the Severn RC hilly 23 on the 18th & the Camel Valley 10 on the 24th.

Joining Mendip cycling Club

February 11, 2012

Mendip CC is affiliated to BC, CTT as well as the WTTA for the Western Time Trials.

To join print out the below document, all details of fees are on the form.

Document is Excel so use MS Office or OpenOffice to open document.

MendipCC form2014

Race Results

February 10, 2012

23rd March 2014

Iain Hounsell competed in the Bath hilly 24 and did 1:04:17 and came 20th out of a field of 64.

16th March 2014

Iain Hounsell competed in the Severn hilly 23 and did 57:50 and came 17th out of a field of 58.

8th March 2014

Iain Hounsell competed in the Gillingham hilly 19 and did 48:05 and came 12th out of a field of 52.

2nd March 2014

Iain Hounsell competed in the Chippenham hilly 24 and did 1:00:12 and came 16th out of a field of 58.

http://www.centralsomersetgazette.co.uk/Iain-Hounsell-16th-Mendip-Cycle-Club-Chippenham/story-20769042-detail/story.html

3rd March 2013

Chippenham & District hilly 22 (course shortened). Iain Hounsell did 58:13 for 21st place out of 60 riders.

21st October 2012

Bristol South hill climb. Iain Hounsell did 10:09.5 for 36th place, Paul Knight 11:28.2 for 51st place out of 62 riders.

14th October 2012

Wellington Wheelers hill climb. Iain Hounsell did 11:03 for =6th place out of 42 riders.

30th June 2012

Somerset RC 10. Iain Hounsell did 22:43 for =10th, Edward Collins did 26:19 for 40th.

24th June 2012

National 50. Iain Hounsell did 2:04:29 for 40th, not great but like the 100 last week this distance is not suited for me.

17th June 2012

WTTA 100. Iain Hounsell was a DNF, just cannot do long distance TT’s as I get too much back trouble and the long distance is not my strength.

2nd/3rd/4th June 2012

Tour of Wessex sportive. Iain Hounsell did day 1 (106 miles, 1752m climbed) in 5:28:52 for gold standard, day 2 (116 miles, 1782m climbed) in 6:06:34 for gold standard & day 3 (112 miles, 2292m climbed) in 6:16:47 for bronze standard. This equals a 3 day standard of silver.

31st May 2012

Yeovill CC 5 miles at Yeovilton-Ilchester-Yeovilton. Paul Knight did a personal best 13.32 (16th/21), but comments that this is only because he’s never done a 5 before!

27th May 2012

VTTA 50. Iain Hounsell did 2:03:36 for 14th.

20th May 2012

Westbury Wheelers hilly 24. Iain Hounsell 01:00:13 – 15th

13th May 2012

One & All Cycling 50. Iain Hounsell 02:1:23 – 26th

9th April 2012

Northover Vets 10. Iain Hounsell 22:50 – 7th.

7th April 2012

Edward Collins finished the Castle Combe Easter classic 4th Cat.

6th April 2012

Mid Devon hilly 22. Iain Hounsell 58:00 – 9th

1st April 2012

WTTA hilly 30. Iain Hounsell 1:14:56 – 9th

24th March 2012

Somerset RC 10. Edward Collins 26:25 – 48th.

Camel Valley C & TC 10. Gary Fouacres 21:46 – 5th, Iain Hounsell 23:21 – =26th

18th March 2012

Lionheart Sportive. Edward Collins completed 103Kms in 4:32:51, Paul Knight in 4:20:00 Event report

Severn RC sporting 23. Iain Hounsell 58:25 – 13th place.

3rd March 2012

Antelope RC 10. Iain Hounsell 24:22 – 18th place.

Final kit design!

February 6, 2012

This is the final design.

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Club meeting

February 5, 2012

Next club meeting is September 12th at Tor Leisure starting at 19:00.
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Next club meeting is May 16th at Sweets cafe near Westhay at 18:30.

We will be going over the proposed TT course with a view of holding an official one possibly in June. Only club members can ride, but people thinking of joining are welcome to come along to chat with everyone.

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Meeting was held on April 25th at Tor Leisure in Glastonbury.

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Any preferred dates for the next club meeting ? How about Wednesday 28th March or 4th April ?

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Next meeting on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at Witherspoons in Street at 19:30.

We can talk about the kit, our weekly club TT we want to do, sportives people want to do, etc…