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MSSC Upcoming cycling events

Tandem cycling with merton sports and social club

Merton Sport and Social Club Upcoming Cycling Events

We have enjoyed some great rides so far this year in varying types of weather!  Now that spring is in the air and the hours of daylight are extending, we are looking ahead and hoping to plan some all day rides plus some gentle evening excursions and even a weekend cycling trip, to make the most of the lighter, longer days.

WEEKEND RIDE IN JULY

How do you fancy a weekend of tandem cycling, largely through beautiful English countryside, leaving the Guardian Centre early on Saturday 6th July, stopping overnight at an AirBnB, then cycling back to Colliers Wood on Sunday 7th?  The precise route and destination will depend on numbers and where we can find suitable accommodation for us and the bikes, so it is vital we gauge interest as quickly as possible.  Please let us know ASAP if this appeals to you.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

WEEKDAY EVENING RIDES

As soon as we are into May, We are looking to run a weekly evening ride, probably on Wednesdays, starting around 6.30 from the Guardian Centre and returning between 9.00 and 9.30pm.  However, we can only run these rides if we have enough willing pilots and ride leaders, who know of well-located pubs and the best route there and back!

Please get in touch if you would like to cycle on any Wednesday evening in May, June or July, especially if you can lead a ride.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK

Bike Week is an annual event initiated by Cycling UK.  It is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.  This year, Bike Week is between 8th and 16th June.  If you have any ideas as to how MSSC can celebrate this special event, please get in touch.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

PROGRAMME OF RIDES

Below are ride dates for the next few months of 2019  (S stands for short, L for long and E for evening). The all day rides will be at least 50 miles in length, with several refreshment stops, and will return early evening.

 

May:

Sunday 5th (all day ride)

Wednesday 8th (E)

Wednesday 15th (E)

Saturday 18th (S)

Wednesday 22nd (E)

Wednesday 29th (E)

June:

Sunday 2nd (all day ride)

Wednesday 5th (E)

Wednesday 12th (E)

Saturday 15th (S)

Wednesday19th (E)

Wednesday 26th (E)

July:

Wednesday 3rd (E)

Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th (weekend ride)

Wednesday10th (E)

Wednesday 17th (E)

Saturday 20th (S)

Wednesday24th (E)

Wednesday 31st (E)

August:

Sunday 4th (L)

Saturday 17th (S)

September:

Sunday 1st (L)

Saturday 21st (S)

October:

Sunday 6th (L)

Saturday 19th (S)

if you are willing to lead a ride or recommend a particular destination, please let us know, as we are keen to broaden our base of ride leaders and expand our repertoire of routes.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Richard and Terry James

MSSC Tandem Section

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

BIKE MAINTENANCE

We endeavour to keep our bikes well maintained and in good condition, in order to have enough suitable tandems available for each ride.  Inevitably, however, some of our bikes incur mechanical difficulties every so often, which we aim to rectify in time for the next ride.  This can be demanding in terms of time, energy and money, so we would be hugely grateful for any help from anyone with bike maintenance know-how and a bit of time to spare.  Happily, a couple of our regular pilots have kindly offered to put some Tuesday afternoons by to inspect and clean the bikes and carry out minor repairs.  Please let us know if you are free to join them to help keep our cherished tandems in good order.  If you have no maintenance skills, but are happy to help clean the bikes, you would be very welcome.

 

PEDAL POWER WORKSHOPS

Are you keen to improve your cycling technique?  Are you a back rider who would like to learn more about gear changing and  how a bike actually works?  Would you like to see what it’s like

on the front of a tandem?  If there is sufficient interest, we would be happy to schedule   some “pedal power” workshops, either on a Saturday morning or on a Tuesday evening before the drop-in social.

Let us know if this is of interest.

 

MONTHLY SHORT AND LONG RIDES

Essentially, all you need to remember is that, as a general rule, the long ride is around 30 to 40 miles and is on the first Sunday, while the short ride is around 15 to 25 miles on the third Saturday.

 

Unless otherwise stated, all rides start at 8.30am from the Guardian Centre and include a refreshment stop.  Please endeavour to arrive promptly, so that the bikes can be prepared in good time for a 9.00 departure.  We TRY TO make it a priority to see that the long ride returns by 3.00pm and the short ride by 1.00pm, so waiting for latecomers to arrive can mean the ride has to be cut short.

 

If you are a stoker, please email cycling@mssc.org.uk to book on to a ride as soon as possible, preferably with at least a fortnight’s notice.  Securing sufficient pilots tends to be a demanding task, and places on a ride will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you are a pilot, letting us know your availability well in advance is hugely helpful.  The ride organiser will confirm whether or not sufficient pilots are available by the Thursday before the ride; if you have not heard by then, please contact us to check your name is definitely on the list.

 

MSSC Upcoming cycling events

Tandem cycling with merton sports and social club
Venue:
The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, London SW19 2DX.
Time:
6.30 pm - 9 - 9.30 pm
Phone:
Date:
15th May 2019
Cost:
FREE


Merton Sport and Social Club Upcoming Cycling Events

We have enjoyed some great rides so far this year in varying types of weather!  Now that spring is in the air and the hours of daylight are extending, we are looking ahead and hoping to plan some all day rides plus some gentle evening excursions and even a weekend cycling trip, to make the most of the lighter, longer days.

WEEKEND RIDE IN JULY

How do you fancy a weekend of tandem cycling, largely through beautiful English countryside, leaving the Guardian Centre early on Saturday 6th July, stopping overnight at an AirBnB, then cycling back to Colliers Wood on Sunday 7th?  The precise route and destination will depend on numbers and where we can find suitable accommodation for us and the bikes, so it is vital we gauge interest as quickly as possible.  Please let us know ASAP if this appeals to you.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

WEEKDAY EVENING RIDES

As soon as we are into May, We are looking to run a weekly evening ride, probably on Wednesdays, starting around 6.30 from the Guardian Centre and returning between 9.00 and 9.30pm.  However, we can only run these rides if we have enough willing pilots and ride leaders, who know of well-located pubs and the best route there and back!

Please get in touch if you would like to cycle on any Wednesday evening in May, June or July, especially if you can lead a ride.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK

Bike Week is an annual event initiated by Cycling UK.  It is a great opportunity to celebrate the social, health and environmental benefits of cycling.  This year, Bike Week is between 8th and 16th June.  If you have any ideas as to how MSSC can celebrate this special event, please get in touch.

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

PROGRAMME OF RIDES

Below are ride dates for the next few months of 2019  (S stands for short, L for long and E for evening). The all day rides will be at least 50 miles in length, with several refreshment stops, and will return early evening.

 

May:

Wednesday 15th (E)

Saturday 18th (S)

Wednesday 22nd (E)

Wednesday 29th (E)

June:

Sunday 2nd (all day ride)

Wednesday 5th (E)

Wednesday 12th (E)

Saturday 15th (S)

Wednesday19th (E)

Wednesday 26th (E)

July:

Wednesday 3rd (E)

Saturday 6th/Sunday 7th (weekend ride)

Wednesday10th (E)

Wednesday 17th (E)

Saturday 20th (S)

Wednesday24th (E)

Wednesday 31st (E)

August:

Sunday 4th (L)

Saturday 17th (S)

September:

Sunday 1st (L)

Saturday 21st (S)

October:

Sunday 6th (L)

Saturday 19th (S)

if you are willing to lead a ride or recommend a particular destination, please let us know, as we are keen to broaden our base of ride leaders and expand our repertoire of routes.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Richard and Terry James

MSSC Tandem Section

Email: cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

BIKE MAINTENANCE

We endeavour to keep our bikes well maintained and in good condition, in order to have enough suitable tandems available for each ride.  Inevitably, however, some of our bikes incur mechanical difficulties every so often, which we aim to rectify in time for the next ride.  This can be demanding in terms of time, energy and money, so we would be hugely grateful for any help from anyone with bike maintenance know-how and a bit of time to spare.  Happily, a couple of our regular pilots have kindly offered to put some Tuesday afternoons by to inspect and clean the bikes and carry out minor repairs.  Please let us know if you are free to join them to help keep our cherished tandems in good order.  If you have no maintenance skills, but are happy to help clean the bikes, you would be very welcome.

 

PEDAL POWER WORKSHOPS

Are you keen to improve your cycling technique?  Are you a back rider who would like to learn more about gear changing and  how a bike actually works?  Would you like to see what it’s like

on the front of a tandem?  If there is sufficient interest, we would be happy to schedule   some “pedal power” workshops, either on a Saturday morning or on a Tuesday evening before the drop-in social.

Let us know if this is of interest.

 

MONTHLY SHORT AND LONG RIDES

Essentially, all you need to remember is that, as a general rule, the long ride is around 30 to 40 miles and is on the first Sunday, while the short ride is around 15 to 25 miles on the third Saturday.

 

Unless otherwise stated, all rides start at 8.30am from the Guardian Centre and include a refreshment stop.  Please endeavour to arrive promptly, so that the bikes can be prepared in good time for a 9.00 departure.  We TRY TO make it a priority to see that the long ride returns by 3.00pm and the short ride by 1.00pm, so waiting for latecomers to arrive can mean the ride has to be cut short.

 

If you are a stoker, please email cycling@mssc.org.uk to book on to a ride as soon as possible, preferably with at least a fortnight’s notice.  Securing sufficient pilots tends to be a demanding task, and places on a ride will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  If you are a pilot, letting us know your availability well in advance is hugely helpful.  The ride organiser will confirm whether or not sufficient pilots are available by the Thursday before the ride; if you have not heard by then, please contact us to check your name is definitely on the list.

 

Cycling at Herne Hill Starts 5 May

British Cycling Disability Hub Sessions at Herne Hill

British Cycling Disability Hub sessions at Herne Hill

Venue: Herne Hill, Burbage Road, London, SE24 9HE

  • Date: Sun 05/05/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sat 22/06/19  Time:  14:30 – 16:30
  • Date: Sun 07/07/19 Time:  11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 04/08/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 08/09/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 06/10/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Cost: £4 + £1 application fee

You will need to become a member of Britsh cycling: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/uac/register

To book your place Visit British Cycling link to enter: https://blindsport.uk/HerneHill 

For more information please Contact timsales@britishcycling.org.uk

 

 

Cycling at Herne Hill 5 May!

British Cycling Disability Hub Sessions at Herne Hill
Venue:
Herne Hill, Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE
Time:
11.00 am - 13.00 am
Phone:
07984 390281
Date:
05th May 2019
Cost:
£4 + £1 application fee


British Cycling Disability Hub sessions at Herne Hill

Venue: Herne Hill, Burbage Road, London SE24 9HE

  • Date: Sun 05/05/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sat 22/06/19  Time:  14:30 – 16:30
  • Date: Sun 07/07/19 Time:  11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 04/08/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 08/09/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00
  • Date: Sun 06/10/19 Time: 11:00 – 13:00

Cost: £4 + £1 application fee

You will need to become a member of Britsh cycling: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/uac/register

To book your place Visit British Cycling link to enter: https://blindsport.uk/HerneHill 

For more information please
Contact: timsales@britishcycling.org.uk or call 07984 390281

 

Ballot for RideLondon-Surrey 46

Prudential Ballot for RideLondon-Surrey 46 2019

The 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 Ballot

You can enter the ballot for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 via the links below. Please note that the ballot closes at 17:00 on Friday 10 May 2019.

UK ENTRIES 

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES 

If you change your address after applying in the ballot, please email changeofaddress@ridelondon.co.uk with your name, date of birth, telephone number, old address and your new address.

Your address details will then be changed in our system and a confirmation will be emailed to you when this has been done.

Please do not call the helpdesk with changes of address as these can only be processed by email.

Withdrawing from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46

Find out more about how to withdraw from the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 .

Tandem, tricycle and recumbent entries

For tandems, only one rider needs to have been successful in the ballot. Entrants with a disability will be charged £46. Entrants where neither rider has a disability will be charged for both riders at a total cost of £92. Please note that priority will be given to tandem riders with a disability and if we receive more applications than places available, a ballot will be held for the tandem places.

If a rider has a disability and needs to ride a tandem bike with a guide, the guide rider will not be required to pay a fee.

Tandem, tricycle and recumbent riders need to contact the Prudential RideLondon entry team – once they have paid for their place – at the following email addresses: