SFACC is a club run by its members, for its members. Every year we elect a Board to run the club, and a President to oversee the club. Elections are coming up! We now need you to decide who runs your club.
This year, like last year, we will run the voting both online and by post, to maximise participation. But we hope we’ll be allowed to also have a physical AGM, for the Directors to report on what they’ve done for the previous year, and to announce the results of the elections and any other votes. The AGM will be on Saturday 24th September, at Coxheath Residents Village Hall in Stockett Lane, ME17 4PT at 16.00. Please do come if you can - it will be lovely to see people, and we will lay on cake and refreshments – and we’ve got room for 80 people to attend.
More info will be sent out shortly.
Formed in 1922, San Fairy Ann Cycling Club is based in central Kent and is one of the longest serving clubs catering for cyclists of all ages and levels. If racing or a clubrun is what you are looking for then come and visit us and you’ll be welcomed with open arms.
Club cycling is now well underway, in between the showers! It's great to see so many bikes on the road.
Club Rides and Covid restrictions
There are currently no covid restrictions in place for cycling. However, some groups are still splitting into smaller sub-groups to minimise contact - and we are leaving it up to ride coordinators to decide best with your group how to organise yourselves.
Club Kit update
We’ve just completed an extensive exercise of asking over 30 club clothing kit manufacturers to pitch their wares. As a result, we have now switched our kit supply to Primal. The advantages include better quality, consistent sizing (most of us probably have a Primal jersey in our locker to check what fits... or check out sizing online), and the ability to order and have delivered directly. Our new club kit store is accessible through our website or through Primal, and for those who ordered in the first batch of orders, the first jerseys and shorts have now arrived.
And, more exciting still, we will also be bringing out a centenary jersey - modelled on our retro jerseys of old, but not in itchy fabrics! This new retro jersey (available in short and long sleeves) will also be made by Primal, and their design team are mocking up options for us to consider. We’ll be launching it soon, ready for our 2022 club centenary.
Our12 weeks of time-trialling on Wednesday evenings is now coming to an end, with the last event next week (4th August). The 4th August event will be on the 8 mile course, giving enough time for riders to meet up for a fish and chip supper in Lenham (if they want).
We haven't managed to do much racing so far this year, given the covid restrictions. However, events are being planned for this autumn. The racing team Thursday night training session has now started again.
Encouraging new members to try out club cycling.
We have also started ’try it out’ rides for new joiners who aren’t sure what group to join, or who want to get a taste of club cycling. We will run these the last Sunday of every month (or thereabouts, depending on the weather), 10am from Marden Library car park - with the next on 1st August. We hope this will help new riders get comfortable with club cycling and get good advice on which group might be right for them, at all levels. Do encourage friends or family who might be slower or more nervous than you to give it a go.
In the meantime, please stay safe - and keep cycling!