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New Leicestershire & Rutland Cyclist Touring Club New Jersey Design

Following the recent competition for a new design of jersey, the committee hs been considering the designs and options, but really needs some feedback from members as to whether or not people would buy them. The cost is estimated to be in the region of £40 each, possibly more.

The committee would be pleased to have your thoughts and comments, good, bad or indifferent, before they commit any further resources into this. Please either email or talk to a committee member with your thoughts/comments.

The Phil Allen Memorial Rides
Sunday 7th October 2018
10, 16 or 25 mile Off Road Event.
Start between 10.00 and 11.00

Entry fee: £3 and juniors £1. Juniors must have parental/guardians consent.
Please try and complete the entry form and bring to the start - it saves waiting!!
Awards for oldest gent, lady and youngest junior. Certificates for all successful riders (hopefully all the riders).
Your last chance for a 2018 County Cyclists' Touring Club medal.

Event HQ: Beth's Kitchen, Breedon Priory, Breedon-on-the-Hill DE73 8AT.
Enjoy a drink or a breakfast before you start. Better than Grandma's food. A very cycling friendly establishment. Beth's partner Jeremy is a former member of the Cyclists' Touring Club. After the ride enjoy Beth's wonderful cooking. Please support our hosts in return for their support for us.

These rides are dedicated to the memory of Phil Allen who worked tirelessly for years to help bring about the Cloud Trail. He could see the advantage of the trail as soon as the Derby to Ashby railway line was lifted, he never did like riding up Melbourne Hill!

It was a proud day for Phil when he was invited to officially open the trail along with Sustrans Officer Patrick Clarke and unveil the plaque denoting the co-operation of the two organisations, Sustrans and our Cyclists' Touring Club.

In the 1950's founder of Charnwood Cyclists' Touring Club Phil, organised Saturday afternoon rides as working parties to Staunton Harold, then a Leonard Cheshire home. The Cloud Trail and Staunton Harold Trails will feature on the routes.

Come and enjoy the "Vision" of John Allen ( a former President of Leicestershire and Rutland Cyclists' Touring Club) ably supported by Ian Hill, Jean and Keith Lakin together with the Allen family.
Further details from John Allen 01530 243384.
All welcome.

Autumn Cyclists
Phil is pictured, aged 20 outside Colchester Castle in August 1950 during a tour of East Anglia.

Then he was riding with Loughborough CTC and was already on the county CTC committee. In the spring the following year he founded Charnwood CTC which is still going strong after 67 years. He was secretary for 25 years and was awarded the CTC National Certificate of Merit in 1976. Resurrected the Leics Cyclists Rally, and organised it for many years at Griffydam. He set up the “Rural Rides” programme to encourage newcomers to cycling in conjunction with N.W. Leics District Council. A long serving member of the CTC national “Right to ride” campaigning team covering N.W. Leics.

The rest is history which can be obtained via the Charnwood CTC record books and Phil’s photo album, the latter of which are in the loving care of his brother John Allen and Family.
Phil aged 20 outside Colchester Castle in August 1950 during a tour of East Anglia. Click on photo for more detail.
Autumn Cyclists
The organisers - John Allen and Ian Hill
Bradgate Arms

Leicestershire Cyclists' Association Old Timers Reunion
Tuesday 30th October 2018
12.30 for 1pm

at the Bradgate Arms, Cropston.

Contact Eileen Johnson, Rosedene, Park Lane, Bagworth LE67 1BB Tel. 01530 230476 to obtain menu options.

To ensure that there is sufficient space you will need to book and pay in advance.

Last date for booking: Friday 19th October 2018.

Leicestershire and Rutland Cyclists' Touring Club AGM and Photographic Competition
Saturday 17th November 2018
at 12.30pm

AGM at The Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow upon Soar LE12 8PN.
For further details contact the Hon. Secretary, Ray Clay
Tel. 01509 261068
Any Notice of Motion should be submitted in writing to the Hon. Sec. at least two weeks prior to the meeting.
A free buffet will be provided. In order to assist the catering, please contact Keith Lakin (01530 451573) at least two weeks prior to the meeting to confirm your attendance.

Photo Competition

Photo Theme = Wildlife
Further details from Keith Lakin Tel. 01530 451573

Photo by Jim Gerard

Cyclists' Carol Service
Sunday 9th December 2018

at Our Lady and St Nicholas Church, Church Rd, Wanlip, Leicester LE7 4PJ
starting at 1.15pm. Refreshments available before and after the service in the Village Hall. (The hall is booked from 12 noon to 3pm.)
Further details from Ray Clay
Tel. 01509 261068

Mince Pie Run
Sunday 23rd December 2018

The famous Mince Pie Cycle Run will again be taking place at Belton Village Hall (10.30am to 12-30pm). Raffle in aid of Rainbows Children's Hospice. Click here for map and further details.

Mince Pie Meet Crowd 2016
Mince Pie Photo Album

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