Who inspired you in 2021?
We have two winners! Our Club Woman and Club Man of the year are:
Club Woman: Lisa Loft. (Runners up: Maria Marchesini, Barbara Wiles)
Club Man: Richard Valentine. (Runners up: John Longbottom, Bob Watts)
Congratulations to all of our nominees, and our worthy winners.
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.
Huge congratulations to everyone who braved the weather on Sunday to complete the Reliability Trial. If you did, and aren’t on the SFACC Strava, please send a note to Duncan Edwards to let him know that you did it, with a link to your Strava feed, or someone’s who you rode with. Don’t worry if you were just outside the time – I suspect the organisers will make allowances given the road condition! It would be a shame for your ride not to be counted because we didn’t know about it! And if you weren’t up for Sunday’s weather, you have a second chance this Sunday… register here. Currently we are trailing Southborough Wheelers so we could do with a good turnout! All details on the RT website.
Thank you to the 104 members who completed our SFACC members’ survey. It’s now closed, and our lucky winner of a centenary jersey is Hannah Buchannan, who rides with the inters/ inters plus. We will be discussing all of your suggestions at our Board meeting next week, and writing about our plans in response in the Milestone shortly, but if you’re interested in looking at some graphs of the results, you can see them here.
It’s coming up to awards time. We will be awarding the Attendance Shield at the end of the year (for the club rider who went out the most times….) so if you’re in the running, don’t give up now….and we are currently considering nominations from the Ride Coordinators for Club Man and Club Woman of the year, which we will then put out to a club-wide vote to determine the winner. There are also a number of awards for racing, so a reminder to everyone who has awards to judge to give the details to John Longbottom as soon as you can.
Rather excitingly, we’ve been shortlisted as Cycling Club of the Year in Cycling Weekly! Rather a surprise but quite exciting. Not sure what happens now as this hasn’t happened to us before…
Our Centenary Jersey club store closes on 12th November for the first batch of orders. We have a discount if you buy before then… and there are two really great designs. Primal do charge for postage, so you could always order with ride colleagues to avoid the charges.
And finally, by popular demand, one of our members, Stephen Harmer, is hosting a French trip next year, to the iconic climb of Mont Ventoux. It will be £649, ATOl protected, and includes flights, B&B, transfers, supported team car and mechanic, and a final celebratory dinner. June 9th to June 12th. Stephen needs to book the flughts and accommodation soon to confirm the price, so this is your last chance to sign up if you are interested! Contact Stephen here.
Stay safe, and keep cycling.