News

ALFORD WHEELERS OPEN – 25TH JUNE
We are still looking for marshalls to help next weekend. If you are not riding, or if you are bringing friends, family, spectators who are willing to help, can you contact Nick Cooper (or send a message via the website). Thank you.

New café stop at Spilsby – Cornhill Café – comes highly recommended by Alan Yost. So it must be good. Click the hyper link for their opening times.


Time Keepers / Marshalls 2017 All members, please check this attached report to confirm when and where you will be marshalling (or time keeping) this year. If this is inconvenient you must speak to another club member to organise a swap with them before letting Stef know in good time.

RELIABILITY TRIALS – 12TH FEBRUARY
We shall be holding our club reliability trials on Sunday the 12th February. Please pray for good weather.
The routes are as usual
 30 mile and 50 mile. The GPX files can be found here.
Its a sociable ride so make sure you come along and enjoy it. 9.00 Start.

30 Mile Reliability
50 Mile Reliability

A Message from the Lake District!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Alford Wheelers Cycling Club,
I am writing from Derwentwater Independent Hostel (Barrow House), where I work with several other like-minded people who love cycling, running, climbing, wild swimming and various other outdoor activities. We really enjoy welcoming fellow outdoor enthusiasts to Derwentwater, and I thought you might be interested in organising a trip away for your club.
In the past year our guests have included City of Lancaster Triathlon Club and One Life Racing (a wide mix of ages and abilities), Cumbernauld Athletics Club (70 of their young members, who all took part in Keswick Parkrun!), and many people on the C2C Cycle Route. We certainly have lots of experience of providing healthy home made food for hearty appetites!
Even a short stay seems to help people get to know each other and feel rejuvenated, and there are lots of events in and around Keswick if you want a particular focus. For instance, the annual Fred Whitton and Jennings Rivers Rides go past our door in October, and the closest time trial course to the hostel is L1010 (10 miles, flat). So please get in touch if you have any questions: we really enjoy sharing our local knowledge and helping groups organise a visit.
In the meantime, I have attached a brief information poster, and you can find lots more information about the hostel on our website www.derwentwater.org
We also have a fund for subsidising youth groups, so if you want to organise a residential specifically for juniors, please let us know.Best wishes,Katy Moore (DIH Education Officer and keen Keswick AC member!)
Sports group poster Youth group poster 2016
P.S The C2C Cycle Route is only two miles from the hostel. There are excellent off-road trails in Whinlatter Forest, 7 miles from the hostel, and the Monster Miles event takes place every October, starting from Keswick. There is a new BMX/mountain bike track in Fitz Park in Keswick, with berm corners, step-ups, rollers, doubles, triples, and more challenging jumps.

Café Stops
A comprehensive list of bike friendly café stops for those club runs

A new CTT entry form has been issued and can be found here Open Event Application Form

PLEASE NOTE: FROM NOW ON, NO PARKING OR TOILETS AT BILSBY HOUSE, as it has been sold and is now a private house. PARK IN TOWN AND RIDE OUT TO BILSBY. CYCLING TIME TRIALS have issued a strong recommendation that all riders should have a rear light attached and working when riding Time Trials.  Our Club specified that this should happen in all our Club Events, but we still have riders that are ignoring this advice. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE COMPLYING WITH THIS RECOMMENDATION. It can be flashing or constant and must be able to be seen clearly during daylight hours.