Club Clothing Update

Message from Steve Molyneux (5/5/15):

Due to a fire at the Giordana factory and a change in the staff structure at the UK Giordana distributor I am afraid there is a delay in the arrival of the last Pro Kit order, this is advised as due in any time ?. This situation also now means there approx. a 12 week wait on new orders. I will be placing an FRC order by this Friday and it will be the only one that will get you any kit in time for “Summer”. If you want to guarantee an article of FRC clothing please write your order below. There is still a mix of Pro Kit and FRC in stock although mostly large sizes. I have no youth kit available until the Pro kit order arrives.

Youth Section Update

  • Race Night for Friday 17th April.
  • Dates for the Monday night Go Ride events at the Oval (unless otherwise stated) will be 27th April, 11th May, 8thJune, Sunday 21st June at the Parks, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th August, 9th September (with prize presentation).
  • Steve Light’s  turbo sessions are taking place on Tuesday evenings at Heswall Utd Reform Church from 6.15 to 7.45pm, until 31st March.
  • After the Easter hols wroad sessions at Bromborough from Monday 13th April, alternating with the Oval events when needed and omitting Bank Hols on 4th & 25th May and 31st August.

2015 Club Subscriptions

2015 club subscriptions are now due. They must be paid by the 11th March 2015. Payment can be made at the club meeting (held at 8pm on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Thornton Hough Church Hall) or by post (contact Brad Smith by email ( for the postal address). Cheques should be made payable to “Birkenhead North End Cycling Club”.

Membership costs:

Senior (over 18) – £30

Junior (16-18) – £7.50

Juvenile (U-16) – £1.50

Over 65 – £22.50

Associate – £15

2nd Claim – £22.50


Wild Wales Entry 2015

The below email has been received from the Wild Wales organisers regarding 2015 entry.  It has been decided that BNECC club members can only enter via the below entry process if they have paid their 2015 subs and volunteered to marshall two events on the marshalling rota before the 1st April 2015. Andy Templeman has the club password for entering the event.

“Hi there, it’s getting near entry time for the 2015 WWC; don’t forget that we will start taking entries from the notified clubs, of whom you are one, as from 1 Jan!

Can I remind you how we have changed the entry process for 2015; we will accept entries from all the notified clubs (these are clubs who have supported the event in the past with a significant number of riders) from 1 January until 31 March; as from 1 April the event is open to general application on a first come, first served basis.

The rationale for this change is to ensure that the clubs who have shown their loyalty to the event in the past have ample opportunity for their riders to enter the event. As you know, a number of club riders last year found the event was full before the end of January and were unable to enter, even though we had over 200 DNS on the day. Our aim therefore is to ensure that as many riders as possible up to our maximum of 650 are able to ride, and to minimise the number of DNS.

In order to enter, each club will be sent a password unique to that club by Graham Lewis, who is again managing the entries. It will be up to each club to circulate the password to each rider wishing to enter, and entries will only be possible using the password. Any rider attempting to enter who does not belong to that club will be refused entry and advised that they must enter as an individual after the general entry opens on 1 April. The password will be sent out over the next 2 weeks. If you have any queries,please contact either Graham or myself. “

Club TTs & Keith Boardman’s TTs

Club TTs: Next year’s (2015) club TTs will be held on the Saighton 10 mile TT course (D2/7) on a Saturday with an 11am start time. Dates are 2nd May, 6th June and 4th July. It is planned that the club will ride out to the course on these dates. Marshalling for these events will be organised via the club marshalling rota.

Keith Boardman’s TTs: The  5 mile TTs in 2015 will be held on the Clatterbridge course (D3/8). The start time will be 7pm and they will be held through August on a Tuesday. Dates are 4th,11th,18th and 25th of August. Marshalling will be on a voluntary basis.