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Truro CC Newsletter
June 2021

Summer Cycling

British Cycling has announced a Summer of Cycling from 23rd July to 22nd August.  They are asking clubs to think of new opportunities to cycle for our members and the community.  This could be an extra evening ride, a super-easy ride, a family ride, MTB ride etc.  BC will provide support tailored to the level of activity registered. This will include: Exclusive online resources; Exclusive online activity promotion; Virtual workshops of support topics; Club entry into money cannot buy competitions; Exclusive British Cycling partner benefits; Coach Education and Ride leader courses; Physical support pack with promotional material such as banners, feather flags and bunting.

If you are interested in putting on a special ride, please let Jane know so it can be promoted on the British Cycling site.

Meanwhile, Cycling UK are having a Women’s Festival of Cycling from 17th July to 1st August.  If anyone would like to lead a women only ride, Cycling UK will also promote this and provide lots of material and downloads to help make the most of the event, together with public liability insurance. Again, please let Jane know so that the ride can be registered.

There are always our regular Sunday and Wednesday rides, and the Coast and Clay sportive and our very own Eroica Kernow to look forward to.

Training Opportunities

Active Cornwall is providing a limited number of FREE training course places for digital training units in safeguarding children, safeguarding adults, mental health awareness, and coaching.  Details are here.  We would like to encourage members to consider taking these courses – particularly as we would like to be able to offer under 18s the opportunity to ride with the club, but we can’t unless we have someone trained in safeguarding children.

To access this free training please contact with your Name, Email, Contact Number & Club details.
More info

A Very Special Request

We recently received this email from Nick Dodge. 

“I am a volunteer for Limbpower.  A limb impairment charity. I’m a physical activity advisor for them at Queen Mary’s hospital Roehampton.
I have been talking to this young man of 39, who was & would still like to be a cyclist.
Unfortunately he has lost 3 limbs.
His positivity is intoxicating to all that meet him. He is a really special individual.
He also lives in Truro. Which is why you’ve received this email.
I believe with the right prosthetics he will be ok to do this.  He has below knee amputations which helps from being above.  Getting the right adaptions to the bike might be more difficult.  Maybe you know more about this than me?
I doubt he will contact you just yet. Probably spring next year.  With this guy it might be sooner."

Is there anyone in the club (or do you know anyone) who may be able to offer advice or support?  If so, please get in touch.

Remembering Ivor Edmonds

From Richard Hope; Club President CVC&TC.

It is with sad regret that I have today been informed that Ivor Edmonds the mainstay and a founding member of our club, The Camel Valley Cycling and Triathlon Club, has passed away. Ivor and his late wife Jill together with other friends had formed the Club back in 1981. Whilst this notice is about Ivor It would be appropriate to state both Ivor and Jill were mainstays of time-trialling in the South West, particularly Cornwall, and over the years had organised and run many TTs within the Cornwall County, including National and District Championships. Their input, both Ivor and Jill, in cycling, will be specially missed. The Club, DC and cycling in the south west will be a sadder place without them. I knew that Ivor was also a runner in his early days but I now know that was also at international level.

From Ken Robertson - SW DC Secretary

As DC Secretary it saddens me to read of Ivor's death. I remember how he used to encourage us all in our races. He was especially keen to encourage the participation of young people and also to have as many women racing as possible. His proudest moment came when girls from the Camel Valley CC came home with national honours.
As well as his encouragement of others he put on a large programme of open events for the Camel Valley C & TC and these events are sadly missed especially in Cornwall.
Rest in peace Ivor

Diary dates

Next Club Meeting 7pm 13th July
Coast and Clay Sportive 18th July
L’Eroica Kernow 1st August 
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Truro Cycling Club
7 Barton Meadow
Truro, Cornwall TR1 3NJ
United Kingdom

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