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Merton Sport & Social Events in Sept!

Group Photo of merton sport and social club members on a bike ride MSSC Events in September

Merton Sport & Social Events in September 2021

MONTHLY PUB SOCIAL

We are delighted to have found a new, friendly, well located, easily accessible venue for our monthly club socials.

Please join us for our first social for over a year from 7.30 pm on Tuesday 7th September at Ganleys Irish Bar, 43-47 London Road, Morden SM4 5HP.

It is about two minutes’ walk from Morden Underground Station, which is at the southern end of the Northern Line. We are happy to arrange for someone to meet you at the station to guide you to the pub, just across the road from the station – and you don’t have to be Irish to be let in!

For more information, email info@mssc.org.uk

 

TANDEM CYCLING

Our tandem cycle rides, of varying lengths, CONTINUE TO take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month. All abilities are welcome, from beginners to seasoned cyclists.

All start from the Guardian Centre in Colliers Wood and include a refreshment stop. Solo cyclists are also welcome. Members are asked to register using our new google booking form. The links to sign up for rides in October will be circulated shortly.

For more information, email cycling@mssc.org.uk

 

WALKING

Our monthly guided walks have also started again, with a different location each month. The August walk was a pleasant stroll in Morden Hall Park, and our next walk will be around 7 miles in Richmond Park.

For more information, email walking@mssc.org.uk

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND BBQ

This is a reminder that MSSC will be holding its Annual General Meeting from 2.00 pm on Saturday 25th September at The Guardian Centre, 67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood SW19 2DX.

The formal business of the AGM will be followed by a celebratory BBQ in memory of our dear friend and former member, Bob Waters who very sadly passed away last year.

For obvious reasons, we were unable to gather in person for last year’s AGM, so after such a challenging period of time and such a long absence of social events, we are really looking forward to getting together for this important meeting and this very special celebration.

For catering purposes, we need to ascertain numbers and dietary requirements, so we would be hugely grateful if you could register no later than Friday 27th August
By completing the online registration form at the following link:

https://forms.gle/fxt3G1pduUN3zAen9

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

MSSC is an integrated sports and social club for both visually impaired and sighted adults of all ages and abilities. We are based at the Guardian Centre in Colliers Wood and welcome members from all over London and beyond. Under normal circumstances, our regular activities are tandem cycling, walking, swimming, bowling, Sound-ball Tennis, theatre trips and socials, including quiz nights, games evenings, darts matches and barbecues.

Website: https://www.mssc.org.uk

 

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Tandem Rides in Aug with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club
Venue:
67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2DX
Time:
varied 9am, 9:30am, 10am - varied
Phone:
Date:
01st August 2021
Cost:
Free to try out


Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

We are still trialling a new google online form which we ask all pilots and stokers to complete, in order to sign up for a particular ride.

Tandem Ride Sign Up

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in try  out Cycling -links below

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

Link to our Cycling video: Cycling Video

 

 

Tandem Rides with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club
Venue:
67 Clarendon Road, Colliers Wood, London, SW19 2DX
Time:
varied 9am, 9:30am, 10am - varied
Phone:
Date:
04th July 2021
Cost:
Free to try out


Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

We are still trialling a new google online form which we ask all pilots and stokers to complete, in order to sign up for a particular ride.

Tandem Ride Sign Up

We are still short of pilots for rides on 4th and 17th July.  The link to book is:-

https://forms.gle/UUvXVu2JCLytbrAt7

MSSC still short of pilots for some rides, If interested, training is given
👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in try  out Cycling -links below

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

Link to our Cycling video: Cycling Video

 

 

Tandem Rides in July and August with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club

Booking up Rides in July and August with MSSC

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People Rides will take place on the first Sunday and third Saturday of each month, sufficient pilots and ride leaders permitting.  We regret that your place cannot be guaranteed until we have secured enough pilots.  If we do not have enough pilots or ride leaders to run four rides, we will have to decide which ride levels are viable given the pilots and leaders available.

Venue Address: 67 Clarendon Road, London, SW19 2DX

Contact:  Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

 

Tandem Ride Sign Up

We are still short of pilots for rides on 4th and 17th July.  The link to book is:-

https://forms.gle/UUvXVu2JCLytbrAt7

MSSC still short of pilots for some rides, If interested, training is given
👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

To book for a ride on Sunday 1st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/HbHavEJsRvhLGzrq5

To book for a ride on Saturday 21st August, please use the following link:-

https://forms.gle/Djp86yq5tZoBh5od9

As usual places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to paid up members, and you should receive confirmation no later than the Thursday before the ride.

Again, we regret that your place cannot be confirmed until we have secured enough pilots and ride leaders.

You are welcome to try out a few activities before committing to becoming a member.

 

Ride Leaders Needed

We urgently need to expand our pool of ride leaders as well as pilots.  If you have experience of leading cycle rides or would be keen to have a go, we would love to hear from you.

If interested, training is given 👉 Please email Cycling@MSSC.ORG.UK

We wouldn’t throw you in at the deep end: you could always start as a deputy/backmarker and do some shadowing, before progressing to the role of ride leader.  Please do get in touch at the below email address and we can always have a chat about it.

Remember solo cyclists are welcome on our rides and often serve as good backmarkers!

 

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People

For more information on the Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People and membership see the link below

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.  | Website:  http://www.mssc.org.uk/

To join MSSC, please contact our Membership Secretary who will be happy to provide you with a simple form to complete and details of how to pay your subscription.

Email: membership@mssc.org.uk.

 

Interest in trying Cycling?  Cycling video below!

Link to our Cycling page: Metro Cycling page

 

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Tandem Cycling with MSSC

Group photo of smiling tandem cyclists and their pilots in the countryside at the camera Text says Tandem Cycling with Merton Sports and Social Club

Tandem Cycling with the Merton Sports and Social Club (MSSC)

Merton Sports and Social Club for Visually Impaired People (MSSC) has been organising tandem cycle rides for over thirty years from its base in Colliers Wood.  The club has a fleet of tandem bicycles and pairs up sighted front riders with visually impaired back riders for regular outings.

Our regular rides open to all members will begin on Saturday 22 May 2021, then on the first and third Saturday morning of each month after that, unless the government guidelines change.

To register interest in a ride well in advance, please email cycling@mssc.org.uk

MSSC are keen to see as many people as possible experiencing the joy of tandem cycling and all its physical, mental and social benefits. So, they would like to know, Covid notwithstanding, if you have ever fancied having a go at tandem cycling with MSSC, but have never actually booked up for one of their rides, what is stopping you?

Is it lack of experience, lack of fitness, lack of confidence, transport issues or perhaps the timings of rides?

Whatever it is, please let MSSC know, and they can see what they can do to address your concerns.  Email them at cycling@mssc.org.uk.