Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 18th June

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All Ability Ladies’ Ride.

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 20/25 miles. Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

You’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather;
– a functioning rear light, just in case it’s dull and overcast;
– suncream (in case it’s not dull and overcast).

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30 sharp. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

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Ajax Evening Time Trial Series

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The club’s summer time trial series starts on Friday 20th May and will run every Friday until the end of August. The course is unchanged from previous years: start almost opposite the Red Lion pub in Bonvilston, head west on the A48 to the Cowbridge flyover to turn and retrace route to finish directly opposite the start (7.4 miles).

Sign on will take place in the Red Lion car park, starting at 18:30 and closing at 18:45, with first rider off at 19:01.

The Red Lion have again kindly agreed for us to use their car park this year – but please only park your vehicle there if you will be staying for a drink afterwards. (They do great food as well.) Extra parking is available just around the corner from the pub.

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**CANCELLED** Ladies Only Ride – 16th Jan

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**Due to the icy weather we’ve unfortunately had to cancel this months ladies ride. Sorry, but we feel it’s better to be safe than sorry!**

 

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 25 miles.

Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed (unless, we are very wet and need to keep going to stay warm. If that’s the case, we’ll ride a shorter distance.)

You’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather;
– a functioning rear light.

We will ride if it’s wet. We will ride if it’s windy (safe windy). We won’t ride if it’s icy. Safety first.

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30am. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

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Ajax Reliability Rides 2016

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The Reliability Rides will take place on the first three Sundays in February.

  • Sunday 7th February: 50 miles hilly
  • Sunday 14th February: 75 miles
  • Sunday 21st February: 100 miles

Although the hilly ride is only 50 miles (a little more actually!), its difficulty should not be under-estimated, it is quite tough, so be prepared please. Be assured there are coffee and cake stops on these rides!

For each ride there will be a staggered start time, with the groups that are relatively faster going first for the 50 and 75 mile rides to avoid the groups merging with each other on the route. (Please remain with the group you are assigned to.) For the 50 and the 75 there will be 6 groups leaving Maindy starting with the fastest away at 9.15am. Groups will go off in order of pace every 5 minutes so the last group will be away by 9.40am. For the 100 it will be reversed with the steady group being the first away at 8.30am with groups leaving every 10 minutes up to the fast group at 9.10am with the racing/elite group leaving at 9.30am.

Please arrive at Maindy at least 20 minutes before your group is scheduled to leave. If you sign online, you will be able to choose which group you ride with, but only on a first-come-first-served basis. Each ride will cost £3 (£1 for Juniors) which will cover the cost of insurance through British Cycling; this is an increase on 2013 because the cost of insurance has risen.

To participate in a ride you must sign-on, preferably online beforehand rather than on the day by visiting the Reliability Ride Registration Page. You will be asked for the following details:

  • Your name
  • Your mobile phone number (carry the same mobile on the day please!)
  • Emergency contact (name of next of kin)
  • Emergency contact number

You will also be required to indicate which rides you are intending to go on and which group you wish to join (with group 1 being the fastest).

Only riders who have signed-on will be permitted to join one of the organized groups. Please do not join a group if you have not signed-on. Each group will take a limit of 14 riders, although it may be 18 riders for the 100 mile event. It may be possible to sign-on in person at Maindy before the start of a ride, but if all groups are full, you will not be able to ride. So sign online please to avoid disappointment!

Ajax committee

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Festive All Ability Ladies’ Ride – Saturday 19 December

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As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 25 miles. Coffee, mince pie, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

As usual, you’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

Tinsel and fairy lights a must this time, too!

The ride will leave Maindy at 09:30. Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

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Ladies Only Ride – Saturday 21st Nov.

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All Ability Ladies’ Ride, Saturday 21 November

As usual, we’ll ride at the pace of the slowest and cover a distance of around 25 miles. Coffee, cake, chat and a warm welcome guaranteed.

As usual, you’ll need:
– a roadworthy bike;
– tools and spares, including inner tubes and a pump;
– a drink, a snack:
– a helmet;
– to wear appropriate clothing for the weather.

The ride will leave Maindy at 9:30am.
Please arrive a little bit earlier to sign on.

All abilities. Non members welcome.

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Notice of AGM – Wednesday 2nd December, Cathays High School 6:45pm

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FORMAL NOTICE OF AGM

TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY 2 DECEMBER 2015

IN THE LOWER HALL, CATHAYS HIGH SCHOOL

AT 6:30PM for 6:45PM START

 

AGENDA

  1. Apologies
  1. Minutes of the AGM held on 6 December 2014 (TO APPROVE)
  1. Chair’s report (TO RECEIVE)
  1. Treasurer’s report (TO RECEIVE)
  1. Life Members (TO NOMINATE AND APPROVE)
  2. ELECTION of the Committee for the year ensuing. Nominations to be proposed and seconded by voting members (first and second claim members, juniors aged 14 on the date of the AGM and life members):
  • Chair
  • Deputy Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Club Captain
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Communications Officer
  • Social Secretary
  • Sponsorship Grants
  • UP TO 8 other Committee Members
  • President
  1. Questions

 

MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO NOTE: –

 (i)         Junior members aged under 18 years of age MUST be accompanied by an adult to attend the AGM.

(ii)        There will be NO track session on Maindy Track on 2 December.

(iii)       If you were awarded a trophy at the 2015 Dinner can you please return your trophy on the evening of the AGM so that they can be prepared for the Club’s Annual Dinner on 30 January 2016 (please return to Graeme Boswell).

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