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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…

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.

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.

Last meetings (Jan 2014) minutes here.

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.
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.


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


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 🙂


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.


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…

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.
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
4 man TTT at Ilton on Thursday 20th starts at 19:00, so far we have possibly 3 teams…
Club meeting on Wed 12th June at the Bear Inn (Street) at 20:00
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.

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.’
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

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.
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

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

I hope to have the new kit with me!!!

I had an email from our kit supplier, the Dec/Jan order should be with us next week 🙂


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…


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


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


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).


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

Details here


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

Meet at village hall, free entry!


Minutes from meetng 12th Sep 2012

Club meeting on Wednesday 12th September at 19:00 at Tor Leisure (Glastonbury).

Letape Paul Knights account of our l’Etape experience!


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.


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


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


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).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Edward Collins permalink
    October 5, 2012 8:53 pm

    is there any more news on the west buckland hill climb? as I do not know the area.. thanks

    • iainjh permalink*
      October 5, 2012 8:59 pm

      West Buckland (in between Taunton & Wellington), meet in village hall at 10:00. Event is free 🙂

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