moray firth cycling club

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...

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...

Re-scheduled 2020 Reliability Ride

After the bad weather forcing cancellation of the originally planned Reliability Ride, the club has now re-scheduled it for Sunday 29th March. Original route around the Black Isle is planned. Let’s hope the weather gods are on our side this time !! The Muir Hub, Muir of Ord, IV6 7SU. Registration from 0930Hrs. Please spread widely to maximise turn out for the event....

Ivor Reid Memorial Ride

Next Sunday (1st March) is the Ivor Reid Memorial Ride. Enter on line at British Cycling. Entry is through voluntary donation with the suggested amount being £15. HQ is Kirkhill Community Centre, St Mary’s Road, Kirkhill, Highland, IV5 7NX with the long route starting at 10:00 and the shorter route off at 10:15....

2020 MFCC Reliability Ride

A quick reminder to club members that this Sunday (16th February) MFCC have organised a Reliability Ride from MUIR OF ORD HUB with the route being the same as last years successful event, essentially going clockwise around The Black Isle. First riders to start at 1015hrs (Try to be there 15 mins beforehand to register!). After the event everyone is welcome to stay and catch up with fellow riders at the hub. The event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite any friends who may like to take part. For the club geeks out there, see strava link below of the route and access to the .gpx and .tcx files :...

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...