NMRRL 2016

16 Feb
February 16, 2016

THE NMRRL committee had a meeting last week to try and finalise this year’s events.

This is what was decided but a lot depends upon forthcoming discussions with North Notts Highways & traffic management companies and the applications to both North Notts & South Yorks police.

Assuming everything goes ahead without any further problems arising:

1. There will no longer be 3 separate series.

Instead there will be either a 9 week or 12 week programme starting middle/late May and running consecutively until the end of July/early August.

2. This will be based on 3 circuits, Torworth, Serlby & Dinnington with the circuits alternating each week, so each circuit will be used 3 or 4 times.

3. There will still be 3 groups with 2 groups riding each evening and the other group having a night off.

If it ends up being a 9 race programme, then each group will have 6 races, 2 on each circuit with one night off on each circuit.
For the 12 race programme, each group will have 8 races, 3 on 2 of the circuits and 2 on the other with one night off on 2 of the circuits and 2 nights off on the other.

4. Depending on how the traffic management discussions and costs turn out, we expect the marshaling requirement to be just a maximum of ONE evening for the whole programme.

5. There will be just one entry fee required. Obviously our costs are going to increase but we expect any increase in the entry fee to be minimal and generally in line with the cost of previous years.

I’ll be sending out another email with more detailed information shortly, but please be patient.

Martin Ellis
NMRRL Secretary

2016 Annual General Meeting

27 Jan
January 27, 2016

The Club’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 5th February, 8.00pm at The University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield S3 7HG.
Club subscriptions are now due and can paid at the meeting or via PayPal on the website.
We do have a fair bit of clothing in stock at the moment but if anybody is wanting anything that isn’t listed on the clothing page then we’ll try and get another order off during February ready for the start of the new season.
Hope to see as many as possible of you at the meeting.

From the South up…….Brendon on tour.

04 Jan
January 4, 2016

As well as Justin travelling the world again we have Brendon Tyree currently on a 3 month trip which is taking him from the southern Antarctic tip of South America to the Caribbean coast of Cartagena in northern Columbia.
The route is about 6000 miles and he’s got until the 11th March to do it as a flight is booked for his return back to the UK.
You can keep up with him via his website as and when he can update it…

January Club meeting with Pie and Peas…

29 Dec
December 29, 2015

Hi everyone,
Hope you’ve all had a good Christmas.
This Friday should be the Club meeting but seeing as it falls on New Year’s Day we’ve moved it back a week to Friday 8th and it will be held at the Lees Hall Golf Club.
As well as the meeting we’ll be tucking into a Pie and Pea supper at the same time so if you want a meal then please let me know ASAP so that I can give the Golf Club some idea of how many of us to cater for.
If anyone is interested in going for a steady ride or a level 4 intensive threshold training session before the meeting then maybe get in touch via Facebook.
From February onwards we will be back at our old meeting place at the University Arms on Brook Hill (S3 7HG). The Annual General Meeting (5th February) will be held in the larger upstairs room and then from March our meetings will be in the smaller darts room opposite the old Palin Suite.

Rutland Hall

02 Dec
December 2, 2015

The charity ‘In2change’ contacted the Club this week, they are the current owners of Rutland Hall, the birthplace of the Rutland Cycling Club way back in 1908.
On Friday and Saturday of this week (4th-5th December) ‘In2change’ are putting on a photographic exhibition detailing the history of the Hall, with pictures from 1906 onwards. This will include a picture of the Rutland Cycling Club from around that time.
The whole event is to try and raise funds and awareness for the charity to help them with renovation costs. For anyone who is interested in visiting the Hall then you are more than welcome to do so between 10am and 3pm on Friday or Saturday.

Christmas Fancy Dress Dinner

18 Nov
November 18, 2015

Yes it’s that time of the year again…..
Sunday 20th December is the date for your diaries, 1pm at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope for the Club’s fancy dress dinner. Price will be roughly the same as last year £16 – £17 payable on the day.
Let Brendon, Danny or Simon that you’re coming and start getting your outfit ready, NO excuses for not getting dressed up !

Annual Dinner 2015

25 Oct
October 25, 2015

Roll up roll up guys, it’s that time of year again when you hang up the carbon wheels and dust off the crushed velvet suit and bow tie to see which of your names will be engraved alongside one hundred and ten years of cycling club history on our gleaming solid silver trophies.

This year for the small ticket price of £16.00, you will enjoy a beautiful three course meal, free entry into our club raffle, pleasurable viewing of the prize presentation and photo review of the year and if that wasn’t enough… This year paying homage to Jim Hall’s style of annual doo’s we’ve hired a traditional discoteque who will be spinning stong 70’s vibes until midnight.

If that wasn’t enough, the club will be putting on a free party bus heading into the city centre for anyone wanting to carry on grooving or just save some money on a taxi if your over that end of town.

Payment wise you can give cash to myself, Danny, Simon, Nick, Rob Fowler or use our handy Paypal option below.

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Cash on the night is a possibility but not preferable as we’ll no doubt end up down the casino and throwing it all on red.

Finally dress code wise, this is our annual dinner so lets see some cooler looking cats this year like in the artwork above =)

Look forward to seeing you all there, Cheers Brendon

Minty’s Road Race cancelled.

04 Sep
September 4, 2015

Following on from last months cancellation of Tumby’s Road Race and the ongoing problems regarding road racing in South Yorkshire, Minty’s Road Race that was scheduled for this Sunday (6th Sept) has also been cancelled.

Tumby’s Road Race – CANCELLED by South Yorks Police !

06 Aug
August 6, 2015

No specific reason has been given but it seems they are saying the course is unsuitable and overused which possibly points to complaints from local residents.
More details as and when will follow.

Jim Hall – Obituary and funeral details (updated)

04 Aug
August 4, 2015

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Jim Hall has passed away. Jim had been battling with lymphoma for a number of years now but after a three week spell in the Rotherham General Hospital he sadly lost his battle and died peacefully last night (3 August) at around 6pm.
2015 has not been a good year for the Club as we have now lost four of our very dear friends.
Our thoughts at this time are with his wife Kate, his three sons Gavin, Devlin and Nathan and the rest of the family.


Jim’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 19th August, 2:30pm at the Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium and then afterwards at The Abbeydale Sports Club.