Plans for 2014

Minutes of Meeting
Willingham Wheels AGM Jan. 1st, 2014

Present: Dom, Les, Liz, Kev, Nigel, Ken, Richard, Chris, Robin, Graham, Noel, Paul
Apologies: Darren, David

Cash flow
£10 subs per family (£5 concessions) received from all. £105 so far.
Accounts show around £50 surplus from last year with payment for maintenance of website to Israel Cusumano still to be made. Main expense is club membership of CTC, payable in April. This provides indemnity for club organisers against third-party claims e.g. when we organise a public ride. It also enables members to take out inexpensive affiliate CTC membership with £1m third party liability insurance cover and 12% Wiggle discounts.
Surplus this year will go toward something useful – Christmas meal or charity.
Plans for the year
Richardsons Rumble,  Sunday March 23rd
Starts at St. Ives, 8 a.m., 70 miles. Traditional kick-off to the season. Nice scenery if the weather is ok!  Chris, Paul, Kev, Robin interested so far, some to decide on the day

Hero ride Sunday June 8th
Willingham to London Sunday 8th June. Leave 2 a.m. to get to London by 10 a.m. to join big parade starting at Blackheath. Nigel is organising. Register at: 
You must register individually. Cost is £40. And you must raise some money in sponsorship - £1 a mile = £70. To enter as part of a team, each member registers individually and provides the team name and team leader that they are riding with.  That’s Willingham Wheels and  Nigel Leaney in our case.  Nigel, Richard, Ken and Paul interested so far.
Tynesdale Beer Festival June 13th – 15th
Organised by Ken, aim is to drink the full list of beers between all participants, with some riding in the area around Hadrian’s Wall.
Ken and Robin interested so far, plus a hoard of Ken’s friends and relatives
Midsummer Madness, Sunday June 22nd
12hr cycle endurance event on Sunday 22nd June at the Gravesend Cyclo Park (
Teams of 4 will relay for 12hrs so typically each person will ride for 3hrs. They'll be prizes for the furthest distance travelled etc. There will be other facilities etc. at the park available (such as the MTB circuit) and things to keep friends/supporters occupied too. 
It costs £30 per person to enter and it's all in aid of Help for Heroes.  
Registration is from 7.30am with the start at 10am.
Ken, Robin, Nigel, Paul interested so far
Tour de France Fen Edge Exodus, Sunday July 6th
Willingham Wheels has put in for a grant to help organise a mass ride from St. Ives along the Guided Busway into Cambridge and on to Parker’s Piece for a picnic and to enjoy the pre-départ atmosphere. Lots of organising still to do, clubs and media to contact.
Tour de France Mini Exodus, Monday July 7th
Willingham Wheels to ride en masse to a vantage point south of Cambridge to watch the riders go by. Location to be researched by Dom. Early start required. Move back to Parker's Piece to watch big screen.

Dunwich Dynamo July 12th – 13th
Overnight ride from London to Dunwich, free of charge. Starts at London Fields around
8 p.m. Saturday evening. Great if the wind is SW and therefore behind you.
Les, Paul, Dom, Ken, Chris, Noel interested so far
Circuit of the Fens (Whittlesey), Saturday July 26th
London – Cambridge July 27th
For those who fancy it. Not really discussed, but we know some people like to do it, so let us know.
Hunstanton Club Ride Sunday, August 3rd
Repeat of last year’s ride, hopefully with the wind behind us again and vouchers for free food at the Ancient Mariner! Nigel to do map booklet again.
All interested, great day out!
Mont Ventoux, France,  Sept. 13th – 20th  (provisional)
Ken to search out a gite/villa in the area. Likely we’ll take three cars.
Cost of travel £450 per car, cost of gite/villa around £2000 = £3400
10+ interested = around £340 each plus spending money.
Cost of gite/villa will have to be paid by everyone at the time of booking.
If you weren’t at the meeting and you want to go, let us know.
Liz, Les, Paul, Carolyn, Robin, Wendy, Noel, Chris, Dom, possibly Clare, Ken possibly Tess; Kev also a possible
Isle of Man September 25th – 29th
Organised by Ken, Isle of Man TT course ride, 35miles, three circuits either in relay or individually.
Ken and Robin interested so far
Cambridge – Norwich  Sunday Sept. 28th
We enjoyed this two years ago.
Other plans
Takeley circuit one Sunday in April, to be organised by Robin.
Ride to Flatford through Constable Country in May, to be organised by Paul
Peddars Way ride in July
Sunday rides to be a bit more adventurous occasionally with start points a reasonable drive away to give us a change of scenery.
Other business

Nigel to sort out a Google calendar for us.

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