ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

Further to our previous invitation to renew your membership, may I remind everyone , that at the AGM in February, only ” The MEMBERS can discuss and vote on any resolution (whether about policy or to change the Rules) and deal with any other business put into the meeting” as stated under article 6 of the Club’s Constitution.

Therefore it is essential that you renew your membership.

Mossley CRT Committee.

REMINDER: ISLE OF MAN TOUR 2015

To All Members

Following the recent Committee Meeting, the cost of the trip will be £130.00 per person, this will cover the cost of transport and accomodation.

The club is pleased to announce that they will cover THIS cost for the riders that will be attending.

The riders will be expected to pay their own entry fees, which last year was £30.00.

Their is an optional Presentation Evening and Gala Dinner, on the Sunday that you can also attend, which last year was £7.00 per adult and £1.00 per rider. Again this cost will be paid by the riders/parents.

To confirm your place on this event, the club will require a non refundable deposit of £50.00 per person by 31st January 2015, with cheques made payable to Mossley CRT.

The final balance will be due by 31st March 2015 at the latest.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

To All members

First of all, I would like to thank all the members , whether young or old, for your continued support over the last year.

During the last year we have seen the membership grow by approx. 25%, welcoming new members from very young to, shall we say, more mature cyclists.
Our cycling sessions on a Wednesday evening are proving to be more popular with more cyclist taking part in both our Go Ride Sessions and the later session for the more experienced riders.
Over the winter the indoor cycling sessions have proved to be very popular with most evenings being fully booked.

The icing on the cake for the club was Robert Donaldson being crowned British Champion for his age group.

Over the next year the club will continue to support it riders and members, by continuing with the indoor cycling sessions, which then lead onto, British Cycling qualified coaching at the Tameside Track on our Wednesday night sessions.

The club will also support our riders in competing in various races in our region and nationally together with the proposed trip to the Isle of Man at the beginning of May 2015.

Your current membership expires on 31st December 2014 and I invite all members to renew their membership for the forthcoming year by the end of January 2015. By renewing your membership by this date we will hold the membership fees as of last year i.e.
Senior £10.00
Under 18 £5.00
Social (Non rider) £5.00
Family (See **below) £20.00
Second Claim Senior £5.00
Second Claim Under 18 £2.50

**Family membership includes all immediate family (parents and children under 18 years of age)

If you are a new member that has joined the club from 1st September 2014, then your membership will INCLUDE full 2015 membership.

An application form can be found on our website www.mossleycrt.org.uk, which must be completed and forwarded to our membership secretary, Andrew Saint, 42 Ambleside Ave, Ashton under Lyne, OL7 9HA, together with your remittance, with cheques made payable to Mossley Cycle Racing Team.
If membership is NOT renewed by 1st February 2015 then ALL benefits will not be available and the FULL cost of facilities e,g. Indoor Cycling Session will be payable £6.00 per session.

May I thank you for your continued support over the forthcoming year and wish our riders a very successful season.

Our Katie aims high!

Derbyshire Sport – Katie targets the top with DIS backing

New Derbyshire Institute of Sport (DIS) para-cyclist Katie Toft is determined to use her place on the programme to propel herself onto the World Cup and Paralympic stage.

The 21-year-old track, road and time trial rider from Chinley in the High Peak has previously balanced her training with study.
But having now graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a degree in Early Childhood Studies, the member of the Mossley CRT club has set her sights on earning as place on the British Cycling Olympic Development Programme.
If she can achieve that, it would pave the way for Katie to compete on the international stage against some of the best para-cyclists in the world.
“I started cycling as a hobby, but I was really inspired by the London 2012 Paralympics and when I beat some able-bodied blokes in a sprinting session, I decided to have a crack at it,” she said.
“The Rio Paralympics is the dream, but I’m realistic enough to know there are people already training specifically for that and, as people have pointed out that there are other World Cups and Paralympics to go for if not.
“If I can get on the British programme, then I’m optimistic I can make the improvements to compete at that level. But I’m really lucky because my parents have said I can have a year out to concentrate on it and try to get on the programme.
KT