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News Letter Autum 2016

Dear Club Member,

Another quiet year for FRC without Pete’s Race (Road Race) and lots of interruptions during The Ten Series due to road works.

We did hold a successful Open Ten event, thanks to Mark Wilkinson and everyone that helped. This saw a good standard of competitors on the Fairburn Course, all testing early season form.

Mark Mills had a brilliant finish in the Euro Champs triathlon showing his strength in other disciplines as well as his cycling ability. Well done Mark.

We also had a successful cycling touring trip to see The Tour of Flanders and the Bars of the region. Thanks given to Condor Tours (Fred Stead) and his map reading abilities!

The Time Trial Series had a very strong, although interrupted year again with riders from all over the district attending. I would like to thank Tracy Proud, Daz McArdle, Paul Craven, Mike Brownlow and everyone else that have helped in any way for their commitment and efforts.

We have had the Le Tour de Yorkshire in the region again, which was a success and many had good days out as spectators, even if the TV coverage disappeared as the race entered Pontefract.

Also the ladies Breeze Rides continues to be very popular thanks to Mrs Proud keeping the rides going.

Welcome to any new members. As you have gathered by now we have a “laid back” approach to the Club Scene. We only have two Newsletters per year. All current information is available on the website, through Kendell Cycles or now Twitter on @Fevroadclub.

I will not bombard you through the online social networks, but equally feel free to contact via the email link if you wish, or just ring!

Election of Officials


Gary   Proud

Vice President

Tracy   Proud


Sean McKenna

Vice Chairman

Mike Brownlow


Andy Morgan


Darren Mc Ardle

Welfare Officer

Mark Mills

Press Secretary

Mike Brownlow

Club Captain

Gary   Proud

Vice Captain

Andy Morgan


Gary Proud / Sean McKenna / Andy Morgan / Kevin Troth / Simon   Hirst/ Mike Brownlow/ John Sycamore/ Dougie Morrison

Racing Committee

Kevin Troth / John Sycamore / Phil Shaw / Andy Morgan / Paul   Craven


Mike Brownlow /Sean   McKenna /Andy Longfellow/Tracy Proud/ John Sycamore/Paul Craven /Mark   Wilkinson

Dinner & Prize Committee

Sean McKenna / Andy   Morgan /Simon Hirst (Trophies)


Membership fees will remain at to £10 effective from October 1st to September 30th. The membership fees for Junior members or members who are in full time education will remain free, although if they require CTC insurance this is now £24. These subs are now due. (30/9/16)

  • The Hill Climb will take place on Sunday 18th September 2016 on the usual High Hoyland Course. Further info available on the Website or Kendell Cycles. Maybe a beer afterwards?
  • The Summer chaingang will end shortly as the nights draw in. The Winter- gang will begin in the New Year on the Fairburn course.
  • AGM will be held on Sunday 8th January 2017 at Carleton Grange, Pontefract. 13:00 Sharpish?
  • Festive 10 TT will be held on the above date (hopefully) prior to AGM on Fairburn Course meet as usual for Sunday Club Run.
  • A reminder that to ride with the club you will need 3rd party liability insurance. This can be taken through either:
  • CTC affiliation available through the club at £24 per year running 1st October to 30th September (If you are late with your membership renewal you will not be covered until the following month).
  • Private CTC membership
  • British Cycling Silver or Gold membership

If you need further information on these please do not hesitate to contact Andy Morgan Club Secretary.

Press Secretary

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. any race results that you have achieved and he will publish them in the Pontefract and Castleford Express.

Open Events

Will be announced in January News Letter, however we are looking early March for the Open “Jim Paddy Travis” Open TT and June for “Petes Race”? If anyone is interested in organising or helping these events please let me know?

Dinner Dance and Prize Presentation

The Prize presentation and Dinner was held at The Kite Restaurant, Darrington. The intention is to use the venue again. I will write again with detail nearer the date, but will be a Saturday in mid January 2017. So don’t say I didn’t warn you!!

Training Runs / “Chaingang”

As usual every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.45pm from Kendell Cycles. The course for the Winter Chaingang will be on the old A1 around Brotherton & Fairburn.

Club Runs

Club runs will leave, as usual, at 9:30am from the River Bridge at Castleford on Sunday mornings.

Club Clothing

As always club clothing is available at Kendell Cycles. Please direct any enquiries to Gary or Tracy at the shop. All reasonable requests are catered for!

And finally…

I would like to thank you all for your efforts and another enjoyable year.

If you have any queries regarding the club please do not hesitate to contact Andy Morgan.

If you are receiving a “hard copy” of this letter, that is because I do not hold an up to date email address for you!

If you do not intend to renew your membership for the coming year and hold any FRC trophies could these please be returned ASAP in a clean state. Thanks.

If you are receiving this and do not wish to do so, let me know and I will remove you from my list.

Kind regards

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