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...

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...

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....

Notice of AGM And Draft Agenda

The MFCC AGM 2017 will take place on Monday 11th September from 7pm at Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop. Draft Agenda Welcome & Apologies Reports 2.1 Chairs Report 2.2 Club Captains Report 2.3 Treasurers Report Membership Fees for 2018 3.1 Standard Membership 3.2 Second claim membership 3.3 Junior Membership Club Kit Club Communications Club sessions 6.1 Winter 6.2 Summer Race Organisation for 2018 Club Expenditure Appointments Any Other Business (A.O.B) If you have any items for the agenda please contact the chair (Chris Goddard) or the Secretary (Susan...