Christmas Ride 2019

Dear members

With reference to the deferment of the Annual General Meeting on 22.11.19, the club committee met on Friday night and have decided to incorporate the AGM into a club-wide event, where people can hear about the future of the club over tea, coffee and bacon sandwiches prior to a ride.

The most inclusive event we have is the Christmas ride on the 15th December.  The committee have decided to hold the AGM immediately before this and for it to last no more than 25 minutes, so please meet us at 8:45am at the H20 Geo Café. We will have a birthday do in the spring early summer.

There are a number of proposals to strengthen our club and these will be emailed to members, and posted on our website and Facebook page prior to the event. Please read them before the meeting as well as reports for the last year.  We will assume that members will have read these before the AGM!  As always, we are looking for more volunteers, so please look at the list of club roles, found here: MCS Roles, and see where you think you could help.  This document: MCS Constitution details minor changes to our constitution to be voted on at the AGM.

The Christmas ride is a great way to get out as a club and enjoy some group riding. There will be rides for all ages, groups and disciplines:

Road A – Led by Steve Fahey

Road B – Led by Rich Bryant

MTB Advanced

MTB Intermediate

MTB Veteran – Led by Gareth Richards

Kids’ ride for all age groups

Best wishes and happy riding

Racing News Round-up

The competition at the HSBC UK National Mountain Bike XC Championships was fast and furious yesterday. With a twisty turny, technically testing course to tackle, both fitness and technical capability were to be key to getting a good result.

Hattie Harnden 2019 NationalsBut our two young exceptionally talented lady superstars from Malvern certainly didn’t disappoint. After a very difficult time recently for Evie being sidelined with a troubling knee injury, how fab it was to see her back to winning ways, and to take the Under 23 National Jersey once again. With a dominating display of true grit and determination, Evie stormed to victory with a clear 6 minute advantage as she crossed the finish line.
But earlier in the day, it was Hattie who would also put in a fantastic performance too in the Junior Women cat, to pull on the National Jersey yet once again. But Hattie didn’t quite have the same advantage as Evie, and was pushed quite hard from behind by the other girls who were desperate to take the National crown away from her. But Hattie kept her cool through the technical sections, kept the gas on, and took a very deserved win in front of the excitedly awaiting crowd.

Les Dalley

Evie Richards