Report on the October club meeting.

There was a very good turnout for the meeting which was chaired by Fred, who thanked all those who had kept the club running while he was away.  Apologies were received from Kath, Sonjia, Paula and Jo.

Past Events:

The Pathfinder from Indian Queens around the Bodmin area on Oct 17th was enjoyed by 21 Wheelers – Fred thanked Phil C for leading the ride.  He also congratulated Kath on getting a medal for her age place at the recent Falmouth Triathlon.

Jan’s Pilates class is going well and may continue after New Year.

Forthcoming Events:

The COP 20 rally in Truro is on Saturday Nov 6th.  Meet at HQ at 10.45 to ride up and join the rally at noon in Hendra park.

Pathfinder on Nov 21st, on the Lizard. Meet at Goonhilly nature reserve car park at 1000.

FWs Christmas party at Wood Lane on December 16th, from 7.30pm.  Please bring a plate of food – anything you like, from mince pies to cheesy wotsits, and a wrapped raffle prize for KK’s raffle in aid of the FW charity fund.


We have decided to present awards this year, so please send your nominations to the committee by Nov 25th.  See Awards notice for more information.

We also need nominations for the charities our donations should go to; after such a successful Audax the fund stands at £572, and the committee has decided to donate £250 each, to two local Cornish charities this year – so please send in your suggestions.

Dean needs contributions for his annual FW magazine – please send them to him by the end of November at the latest.

The club will have a Christmas Tree at the Princess Pavilion again this year, from Dec 8th to Jan 4th.  The theme is ‘Celebration of the Joy of Freedom’ and the tree will be decorated by Barbara, Denise and KK.  They need more decorations, so please get crafty and make something – preferably cycling related – which will help our tree look great!

Fred discussed the topic of club rides – organising groups is difficult, but 6 – 8 riders in smaller groups is safer and easier for cafes.  Falmouth Wheelers is a social club so having set groups for different speeds isn’t for us.

Discussions are taking place concerning an evening meal out for members – at the Golf Club or ?  more details when we have them.

The meeting closed at 8.15pm, and was followed by an illustrated talk by Simon on Cycling Etiquette. The photos of horrific potholes reminded us how dangerous they can be, and how good communication between riders is essential for warnings of hazards. Dealing with motorists, both considerate (always thank them!) and idiots (video of road rage incidents can help with conviction)  was covered in what was a very interesting talk.  Thanks Simon

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