Club RunsIf you're new to the club or the area you're very welcome to attend our Club Runs held every Sunday morning at 9am. You don't need to think about joining the club until you've attended two or three club runs. See Club Runs page for more information or join our very active Facebook group where details of the club runs are regularly posted up. Once you've tried a few club runs the full details on how to join the club are below.
Back on the Chain GangChain Gangs are now running every Tuesday from Abbrook starting on Tuesday 1st April. They leave at 6.30pm until Tuesday 15th April. Starting from Tuesday 22nd April they move back to 7pm. There will be different ability groups so everyone gets a good ride!
Joining the club & MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS
We are now in a position for you to renew your membership for 2014 online.
Please go to http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile?club_id=913 and click on "Buy Club Membership". Choose the type of membership you require and follow the instructions. If you are a member of British Cycling you will need to enter your membership number so please have this handy before you start. You will also need a debit or credit card. Honorary and lifetime members do not need to renew their membership as this will be done automatically.
You may receive an e-mail from me, via British Cycling, asking you to renew your MDCC membership. If you think that you need not pay your subs for some reason (for example - you have already paid, you are an honorary member, you're covered by family subs....) then please e-mail me, with your name and date of birth, explaining the circumstance and I'll investigate. Family membership covers two adult and up to three children (under 18) all at the same address. British Cycling take a £1 administration fee per membership - this is taken from the total membership fee so you pay no more i.e. senior membership is £15, you pay £15 online, £1 goes to British Cycling and £14 goes to MDCC.
As the new membership secretary and with over 300 members I would be grateful if you would renew online rather than any other method. Online renewal will be compulsory going forward. If you have difficulties with this, please let me know. If you have sent a cheque to Graham Brodie recently please e-mail and let me know. Graham has arranged for these to be forwarded to me but I haven't had them yet. Graham is away now, covering the winter Olympics in Socchi so please don't send anything to him from now on. I'm sure that the online system of membership will make administration much easier in the future and enable us to keep in contact with members more easily. I am expecting a few issues but will try my best to sort things out so please be patient.
Any problems or thoughts then my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
MDCC Aces on Facebook!
Join the latest MDCC group on Facebook and keep up with all of the latest developments. Hear about forthcoming events and find out who’s doing what. We’re hoping this will give riders and parents an opportunity to keep up to date in a more fluid, dynamic environment than at present. We are aware that the minimum age requirement to use Facebook is 13 so would not seek to encourage younger members to join Facebook to take advantage of this facility. Please just show your Mum or Dad how to do it instead…… https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/635143736525889/
Tour of Britain Club Ride - Saturday 14 September 2013
An opportunity for MDCC members to ride the 90 mile Devon Stage of the Tour of Britain ahead of the Pro Tour Race on 20 September.
Coach will leave Abbrook Sports & Social Club at 08:00 hrs, taking participants to the start at Sidmouth.
Please note this is a CLUB RUN not a Sportive. We will stick together in the normal groups (A, M1, M2, B).
If you would like to join this club ride it is essential that you email email@example.com to reserve your place. We need to ensure we have sufficient places for cyclists and their bikes. Please provide your name, mobile number, and the club group you normally cycle in. The cost of the transport is being funded by MDCC so all you will need is some money for the coffee stop(s).
Requests to participate MUST be received by Friday 30 August at the latest.
Event Headquarters: Kitsons Marquee on Paignton Green
Changing and Car Parking Facilities at Parkfield, Colin Road, Paignton TQ32NR,
Juniors – U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16 –Starting from 1730 hrs. Registration 1700 hrs at the Start/Finish, Kitsons Marquee on Paignton Green.
Senior Men – Regional C+ 1900 hrs Start. Registration from 1800 hrs at the Start/Finish, Kitsons Marquee on Paignton Green
£13.00 Entry fee in advance £16.00 on the day.
You can enter at the link below
10 results + full schedule of TTs & time trials
Totnes Vire 2 day 28/29 April
This popular E123 race is back for the 40th year. But there is also a 90km 3/4 support race on Saturday. See road racing page for more information.
MDCC on Facebook!
Join the MDCC group on Facebook and keep up with all of the latest developments. Hear about forthcoming events, join ad hoc rides, find out who’s doing what, reminisce over past glories and enjoy Andy Parker’s photo opportunities over the years!
There is now a list of B runs for Q1 Club runs page
Club Time Trial Records now online
The Club time trial records have now been updated with new categories for men and women for over 40s, over 50s, over 60s and over 70s. We've also added categories for Juvenile and Junior women. If you have any corrections let me know.
John Locke Wins Early Season Races
See the updates page, for details of the first two Socials for 2012. Dates also booked for Summer Social 28th July BBQ and Disco.The Club Dinner November 23rd. Both will be at Dainton Golf Club
Roller Racing 18 December 2011
Congratulations to Kenny Parker who came third in the Exeter Wheelers Inter Club Roller Racing Cup that was held on Sunday evening in the Bike Shed Theatre. Great effort!
Abbrook Aces latest sessions
The club now runs regular sessions for young people aged 5-16 who want to give cycling a try. The sessions are every second Saturday. See the Abbrook Aces page for further information.
If you are a member of MDCC and you have not been receiving the news emails, please check your SPAM Folder and also check that you have provided your current email address to Graham Brodie for inclusion in the membership list. If the emails are going into your SPAM folder you will need to add the email address firstname.lastname@example.org to your 'safe senders' list.
If you have anything updates you want circulated to the membership please email to Stewart Bergman and he will include it with the next email circulation.
If you enjoyed the 2011 club dinner you'll be pleased to hear the venue's been rebooked for 2012.
Results from round 3
Results from round 2
Results from round 1