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Changes are Afoot!!

The start of 2020 sees some big changes within the club as we say goodbye, goodluck and happy and safe riding to our friends of Dirtbags MTB who are now going out on their own, separating from Whitchurch CC. This is an exciting opportunity for them and we wish them all the best.

There are also some changes to our Committee. In July, Zoë will be stepping down from her role as Club Secretary and Chair that she has held since the club was initially set up 4 years ago. This is an exciting opportunity for our new volunteers to take the club forward.

Children in Need Fundraiser

This Saturday 16th November our young riders will be completing a variety of challenges to raise money for Children in Need.

The event will include a sponsored cycle along the Taff Trail and Pedal a Pudsey back and forth as many times as possible across Cardiff Bay Barrage for our youngest riders. We will add up how many miles have been completed by our young riders at the end of the event.

The day will finish with a charity family skittles tournament back at Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club.

So far we have raised almost £300 but we would like to raise more so please donate using the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/whitchurch-cycling-club?fbclid=IwAR1gvGB-1jBMeW6Uh1xdQE22aLB8pXbQmhGPhkn3GqqGUo7dLlhaKAE3tnE

Hosting our first Cyclocross Race – Crossoween!

A huge landmark for the club this year was hosting Round 8 of the Welsh Cyclocross League on 27th October. For the first race we have ever hosted it went very well. We had a few teething problems with issues with a couple of locations we had planned to use that fell through and a lot of work went into planning and re-planning but it all came together and our Halloween themed event was a very muddy success.

We even had a fun pumpkin carving evening to prepare decorations for the course to ensure the event had our very own Whitchurch twist.

Photo Credit: Ann Notton

2019 Welsh Cycling Awards

At this years Welsh Cycling Awards our Treasurer Beth Cole was awarded Club Volunteer of the year for all the hard work she does managing our finances and helping out with registration and other volunteer roles during the sessions. Congratulations Beth and thank you for everything you do. We were also runners up for the Primal Club of the Year so another successful year for the club.

DirtbagsMTB – the clubs newest section and Cardiff’s newest Mountain Bike Club!

Dirtbags offer informal riding for adults and more experienced younger riders in an off road environment such as natural trails, trail centres and skills parks and is idea for those with a sense of adventure and who want to take their skills a bit further.

Although still very much a part of Whitchurch Cycling Club, Dirtbags have their own identity with their own Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Please keep an eye on these for club rides or also join the Dirtbags WhatsApp group for further chat and ride details.

https://www.facebook.com/Dirtbagsmtb

Twitter @Dirtbagsmtb

Instagram Dirtbagsmtb

E-mail Dirtbagsmtb@gmail.com