Hi folks, a quick update for some things that are going on or about to happen at the club:
Subs 2016 – we’re putting the final touches to a new sign up tool, it’ll also mean we can organise trips through it (thanks to Will for setting this up!). Watch this space.
Weekends away – ChrisJ’s bothy trip is next weekend, the Balmaha trip is pretty much organised (thanks Gary!), the Easter trip to the Yorkshire Dales is getting booked. If there’s a trip you want to see happen then ask how the committee can help you (club funds to pay deposits on accommodation, for example).
Trail Maintenance – dates for the work days are coming soon (hoping for 2 in February & March and one in April). Ryszard, Angus, Pete and myself have 1 more planning meeting with the park ranger to discuss what work needs doing.
Training courses – first aid and navigation skills were requested so there’s an action to work out what we can deliver to members. More on this soon.
Club clothing – we’re looking into re-opening the Pactimo shop for club clothing. I’d encourage anyone who is still to receive their 2015 top or their £10 discount to contact Stuart or Will respectively to arrange that.
Club facilities – we’ve asked the sports club if we can get use of the squash court areas for training courses and turbo training sessions for nights where it’s just too miserable for a real bike ride. We’re also investigating making use of the courtyard space at the hall for a new dedicated bike wash.
Association with Dales – we’re planning a catch up with our sponsors, Dales Cycles, so if you have any ideas of what they can do for us and what we can do for them then shout up.
Events, events, events – cross country, orienteering, endurance, enduro, maybe even a hilly time trial. There’s no shortage of organised events in the mountain biking calendar so if you’ve always fancied entering one and need some moral support why not ask around at the club to see who else is going?
Social media – we’ve added a Strava widget to the website and will be working on better integrating Facebook & WordPress so that it’s easier to share and see information on whichever platform you prefer.
Club Calendar 2017 – there’s a lot of great club rides throughout the year and some amazing photos that come out of them. If you take a great photo on a club ride during the year, or you have one from a previous year, then keep it safe and towards autumn we’ll be looking for your best photos to compile into the GMBC 2017 (30th anniversary!!!) calendar.
If there’s anything else you want an update on then just ask or drop an email to me.