October 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

The Annual General Meeting took place at
The United Reformed Church Hall Mill Lane, Broxbourne EN10 7BQ on 23th October 2018 20:00

Officers were elected as follows:
President, David Solomon
Vice Presidents, Brian Corneloues, Pete Mallen, Frank Rasey, Vic Watkins, Tony Thorne,
Chairman, Brian Corneloues
Secretary, Nigel Taylor
Treasurer, Frank Rasey
Time Trial Secretary, Bill Caton
Press Secretary:David Solomon
Social Secretary:
Website Secretary: Nigel Taylor
Senior Member:
Club Runs Leader, Roy Alexis
Auditor: Phil Grimsey

The Club will affiliate in 2019 to:-
British Cycling.
Cycling Time Trials.
Eastern Counties Cycling Association.
Enfield Association of Voluntary Youth Clubs.

The Club will have to provide marshals for ECCA time trial events.

Open Events 2019.

Fred Meekcoms Memorial Trophy Open 10 mile TT
F20/10 on Saturday 29th June 2019 starting at 18:00.
Event Secretary David Solomon
We will require club support for this event:-
Marshalls (4)
Time Keepers (2)
Pusher Offs (1 or 2)
Finish Line Checkers (1)
Finish Line Time Correspondence (1)
Score Board Monitor (1)
Tea & Cake People (2 or 3)

Club Events 2019

Brinley Lewis Trophy Series
Nine fortnightly evening 10 mile TT events
One 25 mile TT club Championship
Two Hill Climbs at the Handpost Hill area, (one up to the Ridgeway the other up to Northaw Village),
starting in the same place and going in opposite directions.
Brinley Lewis Trophy Series
The best seven out of nine events count.
The Provisional dates as follows,
All Wednesday evenings, starting times to be advised
April 17th Ware-Puckeridge
May 1st Rush Green-Turnford
May 15th Cole Green
May 29th Ware-Puckeridge
June 12th Rush Green-Turnford
July 10th Cole Green
July 24th Ware-Puckeridge
Aug 7th Rush Green-Turnford
Aug 21st Cole Green

June 26th Club 25 mile Championship Course F20/25
Aug 28th Hill Climb - DATES TO BE CONFIRMED

Social Events 2019

A BBQ in June at 25 Netherby Gardens provisional date: Saturday 22nd June

2019 is our 70th Anniversary

We propose to celebrate this along with our yearly prize presentations on November 16th 2019 at the Homestead Hotel Welwyn

Social Weekend Away - TBC

Any Other Business

There was concern that we are not getting new membership and this needs to be addressed. Several suggestions were discussed.

The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.


Roy Cook a founder member of our club passed away on October 18th.
A very good rider in his day and a holder of several records. Leaving behind his wife Mary who herself a very active person in Local Cycling

Bob Plumb (July) a past member of forty years(1956-96)

Club News

Chris Wedge has reset the 10 mile TT bench mark twice this season lowering the long standing time of 20:48 to 20:10 and then 19: 52 two great rides (well done)

2019 Tour de France.

Will a British Rider give us another victory.

Roy Alexis

Roy Alexis is still busy on his bike: riding the London 2018 TP ICAP L'Etap on October 21st.
The day started of cold and misty, but soon the skys' open up with bright sun shine with very little cloud.
The course winding its way through the Essex country side, was well marshalled and a very helpful bunch of motor-cyclist ready to assist in any
medical/mechanical problems of which the later help our group out after we encountered a puncture after a series of potholes.
With a couple of feed stops we completed in 5:55hrs.

The Pied Bull

The Pied Bull has been very accommodating as our meeting venue during 2018 and will continue to be in 2019

The Pied Bull Public House
This local hostelry was the first meeting place for the Whitewebbs Cycling Club (a small hall behind the pub) and is now our present meeting place (in the snug) every Thursday between 8 pm to 10pm.
Back in the early 17th Century before become The Pied Bull these premises were the kennels for James I of England hunting dogs. James I became King in (1603-1625) on the death of Elizabeth 1 and was already King of Scotland (James VI 1567-1625). As you may have gathered he was fond of hunting and acquired Theobalds Park and Northaw for stag hunting.
It is believed he imported red deer from Fontainbleau France. Hunting was an obsession for him, having local landowners/farmers remove fences, walls, even forbidding the ploughing fields, also keeping pigs penned so he had a clear ride across the country side while hunting.
And as you know Guy Fawkes 1605 tried to blow the King up.

The Club Website

Don't forget to use our website to catch up on any racing results and general information.
We post our function photos for all to see (Christmas Luncheon and many more.

Just a reminder to all our racing / non racing members, the miles you are putting in during the winter will not be as pleasant as the miles done in the warmth of summer.
Drop me any snippets of news
To solomon.d@btinternet.com See You up the Road, ED.