moray firth cycling club

2016 AGM Minutes

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Moray Firth Cycling Club took place at 7pm on Monday the 21st November 2016 at Velocity Cafe and Bicycle Workshop. Minutes from the 2016 AGM  

2017 Kit Orders

In Preparation for the 2017 season the club will be making a kit orders for Bioracer Kit and MFCC Hoodies. Hoodies Deadline: 24th December 2016 Hoodies will be a unisex pull over style, with a red lining to the hood.  They will be printed and embroidered in a similar style to previous editions. Cost £20, payable on order. Money, size and quantity to Kenny Riddle before X-mas 2016. (You can drop your order and money in at bikes of inverness, 39 Grant Street) There is a manufacturers size guide here Bioracer Kit Deadline: 31st December 2016 Eric Davidson will co-ordinate a bioracer kit order for early 2017.  In order for kit to arrive in time for spring 2017 races the deadline for orders is end of 2016. Ordering Please select the style, size and quantity from the order form, and email to Eric Davidson (ericsmithdavidson@gmail.com). 50% of your order total is payable on order, the remaining balance on receipt of the kit. Payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash.  Let Eric know your preferred method and he’ll let you know the details. Note prices on the order form are excluding VAT (20%). Which Size? Manufactures size guide Bioracer kit tends has a ‘racing fit’ if you are unsure of style or size, ask around to see if your clubmates can offer advice, or a try...

AGM 2016, Notice and Draft Agenda

Date: Monday 21st November 2016 Doors: open from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Venue: Velocity Cafe & Bicycyle Workshop, 1 crown Avenue, Inverness, IV2 3NF Tea/Coffee and soft drinks will be available. 2015 Minutes Minutes of the 2015 AGM  Draft Agenda Welcome & Apologies Reports Chairs Report Club Captains Report Treasurers Report Membership Fees for 2017 Standard Membership Second claim membership Junior Membership Club Kit Club Communications Club sessions Winter Summer Race Organisation for 2016 Club Expenditure Club Appointments Chair Secretary Capitan Treasurer CTT Reps Any Other Business...

Podium for Natalie in Scottish Women’s Road Race Series 2016

Moray Firth CC rider Natalie Munro has finished third in the season long Scottish Womens Road Race Series.  The Series is made up of  five road races across the season.  The first race back in May  was organised by MFCC. 14 May 2016  Munlochy (near Inverness), Moray Firth CC 5 June 2016    Tour de Gladhouse , Edinburgh RC 14 August 2016   Sharon Argue Memorial  (Falkirk) 27 August 2016   Feew-side (Banchory), Deeside Thistle 11 September 2016   Sally Anne Low Memorial (Aviemore), Cairngorm CC Natalie earned her podium spot by finishing consistently well in all the races; never out of the top 10.  Her highest place finish was in the Few-side Race in Aberdeen where she achieved a podium place. 1. Genevieve Whitson (Isorex Cycling Team) 2. Amanda Tweedie (Velocity 44 Stirling) 3. Natalie Munro (Moray Firth CC) More information Full results and points from Scottish Cycling...

Cromarty Stage Race Report

Now in its 6th Edition the Cromarty Stage Race is a firm favourite with Scottish Roadies. Laura reports on how it went. Prologue (4.2miles) – The wind blows you from Jemimaville   Neutralising riders by banning TT bikes this year did not seem to slow the times any! A strong westerly at the riders back meant that the times were rapid with the winner, John Archibald of Pro Vision Cycling, averaged 34.5 mph over the 4.2 mile course. His team mate posted the second fasted time at 9 seconds back and the newly crowned Scottish Vet Road Race Champion, Andrew Bruce of Kinross CC, posted 3rd at 10 seconds. The ever smiling Andrew told me his secret but seeing the photos now I realise they were all riding ‘Peter Sagan’ style with forearms resting on the handlebars. Top Junior was Stephen Dent of Spokes RT at 39 seconds which was impressive on junior gearing. Full stage 1 results: mfcc.org.uk/results/cromarty-stage-race-stage-1-prologue Stage 2 (52miles) – Wind, Attack, Wind, Attack, Break Away   Turning into the headwind to start the stage a bunch of 62 riders hit it from the off and the attacks came as soon as the flag was dropped. A break was established within the first 5 miles consisting of Grant Martin (Spokes RT), Alastair McNicol (Dooleys RT) and Wilson Renwick (Parentini Test Team). Along the flat coast road Daniel Nieto (TBW Team Bottechia) and Matthew Cartlidge (Kuota-Spinergy-GSG) bridged and they had 56 seconds at one point but already down to 35 seconds as they swung left up the first climb of the day. Not too steep but long enough...

Start List & Race Handbook for Cromarty Stage Race 2016

Race Handbook Cromarty Stage Race 2016 Handbook(pdf) Start list Last Years winner Jason Roberts starts in bib number one. Race No. Name Club Cat 1 Jason Roberts Pro Vision Cycle Clothing V 2nd 2 John Archibald Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 2nd 3 David Griffiths Pro Vision Cycle Clothing 2nd 4 Finn Crockett Ben Wyvis Cycle Club Jun 3rd 5 Hamish Carrick Berwick Wheelers CC U23 2nd 6 Brian Fishpool Cairngorm CC V 4th 7 Charles Fletcher Cairngorm CC 3rd 8 Cameron Earnshaw Caithness CC Jun 4th 9 Andrew Macleod Caithness CC V 4th 10 Allan Shearer Caithness CC 4th 11 Martin Lonie Clay Cross Road Team 2nd 12 Anthony French Deeside Thistle CC 4th 14 Jody Hall Deeside Thistle CC V 4th 15 Tim Mackley Deeside Thistle CC 2nd 16 Mark Walker Deeside Thistle CC V 3rd 17 Chris Williamson Deeside Thistle CC 3rd 18 Calum Gray DUMRCC U23 2nd 19 David Gleave East Kilbride Road Club 2nd 20 Alec Marwick East Sutherland Wheelers Jun 3rd 21 Kieran Robbins East Sutherland Wheelers U23 3rd 22 Alan Dean Edinburgh RC 2nd 23 Scott McGonigle Edinburgh RC 3rd 24 Peter Wakely Edinburgh RC 2nd 25 Kris Wright Edinburgh RC V 3rd 26 Tom Broadbent Elgin CC 4th 27 Terry Christie Elgin CC V 4th 28 Marc Roberts Elgin CC 4th 29 William Turner Falkirk Bicycle Club V 3rd 30 John Gartland GJS Cruise Racing V 2nd 31 Calum Shackley Glasgow Cycle Team Jun 3rd 32 Neill Kemp Glasgow Nightingale CC V 2nd 33 Richard McGhee Glasgow Nightingale CC 3rd 34 Sean Stead Glasgow Nightingale CC U23 2nd 35 Jonathan Gamwell Glasgow...

Munlochy Womens Race Start List & Race Handbook

Start list First Name Last Name Club/Team Name Cat Beth Anderson Moray Firth Cycling Club 4th Mireille Captieux Edinburgh RC 4th Shelley Cowe Dunfermline CC 3rd Lynsey Curran www.Dooleys-Cycles.co.uk 2nd Kirsteen Ellis Kinross CC 4th Flora Gillies Team 22 1st Gemma Gilvear Falkirk Bicycle Club 3rd Ingrid Kidd Angus Bike Chain 2nd Georgia Mansfield Forres CC 3rd Claire Martin Team 22 2nd Emily Middleditch Deeside Thistle CC 2nd Jess Millar Johnstone Wheelers Cycling Club 3rd Natalie Munro Moray Firth Cycling Club 2nd Laura Nicolson Moray Firth Cycling Club 3rd Emily Palmer Glasgow Nightingale CC 3rd Rebecca Richardson Hafren CC 3rd Julianna Rourke Edinburgh RC 3rd Peggy Series Hervelo Cycling 2nd Amanda Tweedie Velocity 44 Stirling 2nd Genevieve Whitson Isorex Cycling Team 3rd Helen Wyld Edinburgh RC 4th Race Handbook See : Race Manual – Munlochy Womens Race 2016...

MFCC Affiliate to Cycling Time Trails

Moray Firth Cycling Club is now affiliated to Cycling Time Trials. The main benefit of this is that mfcc members will not be required to buy a race licence to ride CTT events, just the entry fee. The Club will also be able to organise races under a CTT licence in the future. Frequently Asked Questions 1. If my club affiliates to CTT, does it affect my club’s relationship with SC/BC? No, clubs can be affiliated to both organisations as most of the clubs in England and Wales are. 2. If my club affiliates to CTT can I ride in SC events? Yes, as long as you fulfill the membership requirements of SC. 3. If my club affiliates to CTT do I need to buy a CTT licence to race in CTT events? No, there is no race licence required by CTT. Once your club affiliates to CTT all the members of the club can enter CTT events, but you must be a paid up member of your club. 4. What does the CTT insurance cover? The CTT third party insurance covers competitors, race organisers and those involved with the running of the event against claims by third parties. It also covers accidents during CTT events where a competitor against another competitor claim is received. CTT recommends that all competitors should have their own personal third party insurance either through membership of a national cycling organisation, a commercial source or as part of their household insurance. 5. If I race in CTT events will SC revoke my or my club’s membership of SC? No, you can race in SC events, TLI...

Midweek Time Trail Series Now Open for Entry

Entry for the popular MFCC mid-week 10TT series is now open.  For this year’s events the two routes will be Daviot and Croachy. The event dates are :- Event 1 – Daviot 10TT 4th May Event 2 – Croachy 10TT 8th June Event 3 – Daviot 10TT 29th June Event 4 – Croachy 10TT 3rd August  Enter the full Series – Get one race free! For any Seniors or Juniors who enter for the full series of 4 events the cost is only for 3. Those competing in all 4 races also get chance to compete for the overall series prizes. Youths Race Free – Juniors Half-price Youth entry is free of charge! Youths riders are those born in 2000 or later.   Juniors are those born in 1998 or 1999, and they can race for half-price. How to enter the Full Series Enter Race 1 via the British Cycling Website. Click Enter online Continue to the rider selection page – select rider(s) once you select a rider you’ll be given the option for “full series” or “individual event”...