Here are some updates from the new Club Committee following their first meeting since the AGM in December. It’s great to see the new committee getting up and running, and particularly their initiative to encourage more members to try open racing.
Time to sign up for 2015
It was suggested at the AGM that the club should find ways of encouraging more Ards CC riders to represent the club in open races. This year the club will pay the difference between a full competition license and limited competition license, provided you take part in 6 open races over the season. This will be paid back to club members at the end of the season.
Sunday Club Run
From February 1st the Sunday club run will have an earlier start time of 9am. Hopefully this will encourage those who wish to be home early to still come out with the club.
If numbers allow, as well as the usual club run there will be a faster training group for those who wish to prepare for the racing season. The intention is for both groups to merge at the coffee stop for the run home together.
The club calendar will be published shortly. This year there will be 6 road races, the Orlock circuit will be changed slightly to include Stockbridge Road and the 10 mile TT course will move from Donaghadee to Millisle.
Key dates for your diary.
Tour Of Ards – Saturday 14th March
Champion Of Champions TT – Sunday 17th May
Town Centre Races – Wednesday 17th June
Tour Of Strangford – Sunday 13th September.
The order window is open until 6th February for anyone requiring club kit. A 50% deposit is required at time of order, with remainder paid upon collection. Contact Graeme Brown to place an order or for more information .
2015 Ards Club Clothing Prices
Short sleeve jersey (Quadri) £39.48 (Professional cut, standard)
Short sleeve jersey (Body Fit) £42.60 (Lycra sleeves and slightly tighter)
Long sleeve (Quadri) £45
Long sleeve (Body Fit) £48.12
Long sleeve (Isolation) £51.72 (Slightly warmer than Quadri)
Professional cut bib short £70.68 (Standard)
Race proven cut bib short £76.56
Professional cut gilet £55.56 (Standard)
Race proven cut gilet £74.76 (thinner and lighter with access flap to rear pockets)
Long sleeve body fit £57.60 (lightweight tight fitting jacket type)
Long sleeve combi £94.44 (Wind block on chest & pixel reflective rear pockets)
Long Sleeve winter £110.52 (Wind block, chest and arms. Pixel reflective arms shoulders and rear pockets)
For more details on each product type visit http://www.bioracer.com/en/team-clothing
For a size chart visit http://www.bioracer.com/en/collection/size-chart