moray firth cycling club

Level 4 Restrictions Club Rides

In light of the Scottish Government’s most recent announcement of moving into Level 4 from Boxing Day, MFCC are proposing 4 weekly rides to be introduced from Tuesday 28th December. These will be reviewed weekly depending on response. According to guidelines from Scottish Cycling, group and led rides can take place with up to 7 people from unlimited households. As previously the track and trace registration form MUST be adhered to, along with face coverings & social distancing for meeting up. As a club, we are conscious of the physical benefits of cycling but more importantly during these uncertain times, the importance of meeting others outside for mental well-being. Many will be on their own during lockdown and this is a chance to not be. The following club rides are planned :   Saturday 26th December (Boxing Day pudding burner!) – Road Ride. Start time 0900 Hrs. Ride time 2 hours approx. Sunday 27th December – Gravel Ride. Start time 0800 Hrs. Ride time 3 hours approx. Tuesday 29th December – Road Ride. Start time 0900 Hrs. Ride time 2 hours approx. Thursday 31st December – Gravel Ride. Start time 0800 Hrs. Ride time 2 hours approx. Saturday 2nd January Road Ride – Start time 0900 Hrs. Ride time 2 hours approx.. Sunday 3rd January Gravel Ride – Start time 0800 Hrs. Ride time 3 hours.   All the planned rides are weather permitting (in particular road rides) and those registered will be contacted the night before if there are changes.  If you are to join one of the rides please complete register details using the link below:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoW6lSS8xB2PaDYdxKIp96X9xRXabuE4F9HpmeQYHeQ43tsg/viewform?usp=sf_link  Wishing you a peaceful,...

Festive Sunday Ride

December 20th is the last MFCC Sunday Ride before Christmas so, it is all about fun!! This involves a 60 minute challenge in pairs at Moy Windfarm, gravel or mountain bikes are advised. Meeting point is 08.00 hrs at Rollerbowl, Culduthel Road (wearing face coverings please) or 08.45 hrs at Moy Windfarm for those not wishing to cycle out. If you want to take any spare clothes, food, etc. with you then Graham Whyte will be at the Rollerbowl to collect any items and then transport in his van to Moy.  All registrations need to be completed by Saturday 18.00 hrs using the following web-link https://t.co/LtSC2O60cE MFCC Winter Club Ride RegistrationWeekly Club rides are on Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday. Check www.mfcc.org.uk, club Facebook page or Twitter account for further details.t.co For any questions, please contact Graham Whyte – email whyte590@btinternet.com or Facebook message. Hot drinks and mince pies will be ready at the end of the challenge, even a beer for the needy……. Look forward to seeing you...

Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Race

Looking for something to do on these winter nights? Why not join the Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Racing which takes part every Wednesday at 1925Hrs. The event is now into it’s second winter with a good number of riders joining from many parts. The best place for information is via Facebook via this web-link:  https://www.facebook.com/DeesideMorayFirthCrit This winter it is to be points racing, so riders need to look out for where sprints/KOM’s are going to be. Categories will be starting separately to ensure riders are racing with others of a similar ability. The Deeside Thistle and Moray Firth Zwift Racing is to run until the spring, with results and league standings being found on Zwiftpower :  https://zwiftpower.com/league.php?id=535&fbclid=IwAR0hYnt81uDr7ZInMG6gweF-2Ulx9CLlcTgx0StnlP0Tc0MkdITiVxCElkw To be eligible for points riders will need to register on Zwiftpower:  https://support.zwift.com/en_us/connecting-to-zwiftpower-SyldRc_4H?fbclid=IwAR2zleGqhSuq9mnIiw5tb7o_1IAn3iiVDevoT0NKH3niMNAD7oRw3kJtwWI If you have any queries on how to get involved then send a message via the Facebook page and the administers will be more than happy to...

Club Kit – Bioracer club shop

For a 2 week window club kit can be ordered via the Bioracer club shop. All you have to do is register for an account and then order what you want from the club shop. Due to COVID, instead of the normal group order it will be individual orders only. Follow the link below to Bioracer. It will be open until 2nd November, so hurry and get those orders in!...

Club Rides – Winter Schedule

With the clocks now changed, as of this weekend  (Saturday 31st October) the new winter club rides will commence as agreed at the recent AGM. The club rides will be:  Saturday (first ride 31st October)  Training ride using the regular route from Bishops Rd Car Park (0900Hrs sharp) to Maryburgh Roundabout (approx. 40 miles). Dependent on the riders taking part it can be decided to extend to rider to include the Brahan climb. It is encouraged that mudguards are used  ( it is winter now and fellow riders will appreciate them being used!).  Sunday (first ride 1st November)  Intention is for the club ride to involve 2 groups (a fast group and an intermediate group) and until the Christmas period it will be predominantly a gravel ride. Each week the route will be determined (factoring in the weather forecast etc.) with the details being put on the club website, Facebook page and Twitter on the Friday. Ice tyres may be required when sub-zero conditions are expected!  The meeting place will alter from week to week dependant on which side of town the ride is to be. Club ride will depart at 0800Hrs sharp.  Mudguards to be used at the rider’s discretion. Wednesday (first ride 4th November)  Club ride that will until the Christmas period be predominantly a gravel ride. Each week the route will be determined (factoring in the weather forecast etc.) with the details being put on the club website, Facebook page and Twitter on the Monday. Ice tyres may be required when sub-zero conditions are expected! The meeting place will be Tesco, Dores Rd and depart at 0900Hrs sharp. Mudguards to be used at the rider’s...