Monday, 1 December 2014

AGM 2014 Minutes

Club AGM minutes are available at the below link for future reference.

Highlights as follows.

Election of Office Bearers - 2015
PresidentBob HayleyRe-elected
ChairmanMichael WalkerUnanimous*
SecretaryRobert ClementsRe-elected
Membership Sec.Colin SergeantRe-elected
TreasurerJon GilliesRe-elected
Race SecretaryColin SergeantUnanimous*
Social Secretary Anne NicollRe-elected
Press SecretaryRon GrahamRe-elected
Chief MarshalStephen KellyRe-elected
Club CaptainGordon InnesRe-elected
AuditorsAnne Nicoll, Andy Johnstone, Mairi MacDonaldRe-elected
Bank SignatoriesStephen Kelly, Jon Gillies & Robert Clements Re-elected
Minute SecretaryGeorge McLaughlanRe-elected
Committee: Above officials and David Stark*, Mairi McDonaldRe-elected
Above members voluntary*: Michael Walker: Colin Sergeant, David Stark

1.Club events 2015:
100 in 8 hoursSunday 9.00am 19th April: Cooper's Garage
Confined 10TTSunday 9.00am 07th June:  Cooper's Garage
Confined 20TTSunday 9.00am 14th June:  Cooper's Garage
Open 10TT Sunday 8.00am 12th April. Organiser, Stephen Kelly
Open 25TT  Sunday 8.00am 05th July. Organiser, Robert Clements
Hill Climb Sunday 10.00am 11th October. Bonkle
Summer Lunch Saturday July-deferred to committee to decide
Christmas Lunch, Saturday 10.00am Newmains Cross, 6th Dec': venue, 12.30pm, The Last Shift, Braehead.
2014 Prize Presentation: Saturday 21st February 2015, 7.00pm Station Inn, Braidwood - pending confirmation

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Law Wheelers Sunday Run 29-11-14

Sunday club run will head out in an easterly direction to the EICA. Edinburgh International Climbing Arena serves excellent coffee and cakes, and happens to be half way round the loop.

Then return via Avinbrisge and Caldercruix. Makes for a slightly above average club run around the 60 mile mark, but with the good weather forecast and easterly wind, should be an excellent day in the saddle.

The route on Strava, where you can also download routes for garmin etc. — Newmains - Climbing Centre and back

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Davy's Club Run Review 23rd Nov 2014

11 at New mains Cross for a steady run to Biggar via Yieldshields. Soon lose one who decided to head home and 3 more to the Apple Pie at Carnwath. The rest on to Libberton then Biggar and Elsrickle and Coffee Spot. Eat in, fast service. 3 on to Thankerton and then Peebles and Stobo. Wind was light with moderate SW. 16.5 mph average for 105.5 miles.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Law Wheelers Club Runs - West Calder Route

Law Wheelers Club Runs

Rumours the LW Club winter kit
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Law Wheelers have a number of classic routes, there are a couple of runs out to the East.

Below is a link to the Strava  route running from Newmains Cross, out to Fauldhouse, out past the Five Sisters Zoo, then loop around West Calder.A relatively flat outward section, gain around 200 feet over the first 15 miles, then it's an easy 10 miles around West Calder.
At this point the terrain and a westerly wind can act against you, with a gentle climb for the next 10 miles. Good news is the coffee stop at Carnwath, the excellent Apple Pie Bakery is the reward at the end of all the climbing. Well worth it.

After coffee and cake, it's the return leg heading on the lumpy back roads to Yieldshields. The undulations are frequent, and again the prevailing wind tends to make the gradients feel twice as bad as they look.

Some excellent views over Lanarkshire are the rewards once you reach the top of small village of Yieldshields, then there's the unofficial club Champs Elysees as you head down into Carluke, many a wheel has been chased down the through S bend and on towards the 30 Sign.

If you're new to the club or unsure of if you can keep up, see how you compare with the run. Remember it's harder cycling solo, so get in touch if you're unsure.

The West Calder run info is here

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cyclocross 22-11-14

Group of Wheelers had a brilliant Saturday morning blast on cross and mountain bikes.

Round Baron's Haugh and Dalzell Estate, then followed by a loop round the Strathclyde park CX course. Finished up long the side if the Calder and back to Dalzell Estate.

Have to be careful in Dalzell estate when cycling or running up and down stairs as the wood is very greasy, all riders coped well.

Conditions were good if a little slippy under wheel, due to leaves and the overnight rain. This meant for some exciting moments and almost a trip into the drink at one point.

Member forms

New, Law Wheelers now has an online membership form available! Look in the navigation bar for the link.

Can all members submit one of these once they've paid their membership fees. All the data is securely stored and in no way publicly accessible. Your information won't be shared with any 3rd party under any circumstances.

Have also asked for some emergency contact details, and these will be used in the event of, erm, an emergency :)

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

AGM 2014

Thanks to all who attended the AGM
on 17/11/2014. Particular thanks to all who took up posts to help maintain the running of Law Wheelers. 

George will be preparing the minutes when he has sufficient time and we will get them posted on the web site in due course.

Some points to mention. 

Colin is obviously taking up administration of the web site and we will try to involve this more. Colin is also membership Secretary. 
Fees for next year can paid any time. Jon mentioned an increase in use of online payment last year and this was a great help in management.  
Jon is continuing as treasurer and details of account are available from him. There is no increase in fee (£10) but we are suggesting £5 for juniors or youths.

Christmas lunch is being planned for 6th. December @ 12:30 (Last Shift) with an option to cycle up from Newman's @ 10am. 

The prizegiving is being postponed til New Year to give chance get trophies back and engraved.  Please return these as previously requested.

Hopefully that covers details which are relevant at present until we have AGM minutes. 

Robert (Secretary).