The meeting was fairly well attended and apologies were received from Simon, Phil S, Jan, Sylvia, Steve L, Sarah, and Adrian. Fred was back from his travels and co-chaired the meeting with Amanda.
June 11th – Bike Week and the Cycling Campaign were celebrated by Falmouth Wheelers with a stand on the Moor, and was well supported by members, and there was a good show of bikes. Unfortunately the public weren’t very interested! However, the the cycle ride in the evening of Wednesday 13th, led by Callum, was popular, with plenty of kids. It went through town and round the Point. It would be nice to held a similar ride on a regular basis, to encourage people to cycle – but not on a Wednesday evening!
June 12th – Pathfinder led by Paul, from St Austell on a clockwise circuit via Lostwithiel with lunch near Par. 17 members took part. An interesting route which was new to many of us, on a beautiful day. Only one of the hills was really tough!
June 19th – The Mines and Minerals Audax, organised by Simon. On a cold, grey day, 64 off-roaders, and 21 on-road cyclist took part (there were 28 entries but some didn’t start) The off-roaders particularly seemed to enjoy themselves, and there was excellent food for everyone – pasties at halfway, and a very good cream tea for finishers. The rain held off until 5pm. Thanks again to Simon and all his helpers.
June 21st – the longest day, saw a good turnout for an evening ride over to the Blue Anchor at Helston, to remember Raymond. His brother joined them and the conversation turned to motorbikes…
July 2rd – Audax event from Penzance organised by Martyn – 200k and 300k rides.
July 10th – Three Audax distances from Perranwell, also organised by Martyn. So far the entries have been quite low. No entering on the day – the cut-off is on the Friday before the event. Entries via the Audax UK website.
AOB Paula had researched getting caps in club colours, and enough members were interested, so we’ll order 10 to start with, which will cost £15 each.
We congratulated Jan, who was 3rd in her age group in an Iron Man event in Denmark, and Phil C, who was 9th in his age group in the Plymouth half marathon.
The new Group Cycling Guidelines, and Pathfinder Guidelines, compiled by Amanda, were discussed at length, along with the new laws in the Highway Code which aim to make the roads safer for cyclists. The discussion is on going….
The meeting closed at 8.50pm, and the next meeting will be on Thursday July 28th.