moray firth cycling club

Return of club rides.

Following on from last week’s email regarding the return of Saturday and Sunday club rides we are pleased to confirm we are good to go with the first weekend rides being on: Saturday 19th September at 0900Hrs – Saturday Training RideSunday 20th September at 0900Hrs – Sunday Club Ride For the time being the meeting point is to be at Bishops Road Car Park (near to the Cathedral/Eden Court) until further notice. Guidelines to club rides returning Club rides can only resume so long as the club and its members adhere to the new guidelines. So apologies for the lengthy details below but here are the guidelines we must follow :   To adhere to the Scottish Government and Scottish Governing Body (SGB) guidelines, MFCC require to have in place an appropriate process in place to take an accurate record of all attendees, for all club rides. To comply to this, any rider who wishes to take part in a club ride must complete the relevant details requested in the web-link below. It must be ensured this is completed before the ride takes place. If not completed the rider cannot take part in the club ride. All that is requested is name, contact telephone number and date of the session. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoW6lSS8xB2PaDYdxKIp96X9xRXabuE4F9HpmeQYHeQ43tsg/viewform?usp=sf_link Under the current guidelines, club rides can take place with up to 30 people from unlimited households. However, out with the club ride this rule does not apply and therefore the “6 people from 2 households” rule applies. Unfortunately no café stops will be planned as part of any club ride for the foreseeable future. To help the general public distinguish any organised club ride (and...

2018 Membership due

A happy new year to you and it is hoped the winter cycling is going safe and well !! Now that we have entered 2018 it is that time of year when the annual club membership is required to be renewed. If you remember at the 2017 AGM it was agreed that the annual club membership fee would remain at £20, but to encourage members to renew their membership at the start of the calendar year the renewal fee would increase to £25 from 1st February. Previously the club has had to issue reminders well into the calendar year for membership renewals, so it is hoped the above details will minimise/avoid this re-occurring. Hopefully you understand why this was agreed at the AGM. Payment can be sent via bank transfer or paypal (info@mfcc.org.uk). Membership can also be purchased through the website where there is an additional 90p charge to cover processing fees. For more information...

2017/2018 Winter Schedule

We are now on the winter schedule. Tuesdays Turbo or Core session from 6-8pm at Grebe Hall, Drakies. Cost is £2 per session. Bicycle+turbo required for turbo sessions and exercise mat required for core sessions. Starts from 7th November. Saturdays Saturday rides now start at 9am from Castle St car park and will be longer and slower than the summer chaingang rides. Sundays Usual Sunday runs from 9am at Castle St car park. Hector will take a second group on a longer ride on the last Sunday of each month (starting 29th October) which will include a cafe stop. Money required if you want cake!   Cyclocross The first event of the North series is on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Burnside Wood, Killen. Entry is through British Cycling only, no entries will be accepted on the day....

Big Step Forward for North Velodrome

Last year Hivelo and its partners (A4A Lottery, Scottish Cycling and NoSCA) jointly commissioned two independent studies to explore possible designs and a business plan for a low cost indoor velodrome serving the wider Inverness city-region. The results were positive and immediately made available to consultants advising Highland Council on the prospects for a new Regional Sports Facility to be located in Inverness.  Those investigations were reported to the full Highland Council at its meeting on 12 March 2015. The Council has unanimously endorsed the principle of developing the new multi-sports performance centre.  This will deliver ‘state of the art’ sports & leisure amenities for the public and elite competitors alike across the Highlands and adjoining areas. It will cut out the need to travel to the Central Belt or even further afield for regular training and competition.  It will provide guaranteed all-weather, year round facilities in a highly accessible location. It will provide a safe traffic free environment for participants and sports officials to get the coaching, support and confidence needed, especially the young. The options feasibility study has recommended a preferred mix of sports facilities in the new complex.  A raised 250m. indoor wooden cycling track is expected to form the main component.  Four tennis courts will feature in the sunken infield, with judo, gymnastics and fitness/conditioning suites positioned in the track understorey.  An indoor athletics complex including a 60m sprint track and warm up facilities is also incorporated. A number of sites around Inverness are available for these facilities, but the favoured location is adjacent to the existing Bught sports hub and Queens Park athletics stadium. ...