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  1. 6 points
    AlanT

    Confined Events 2021

    After the disaster for club events that was 2020, I have uploaded the provisional calendar for 2021. There are a couple of caveats though. 1. All club events remain suspended until further notice. In practice, this means that I fully expect that none of the scheduled events will actually take place until after Easter at the earliest. There is at best a 50% chance that the schedule will run normally after July. 2. Just because an event is on the calendar, do not assume that it will take place unless a thread is opened specifically for it. 3. Events that do not take place will not be rescheduled. 4. Events that do take place will be run in accordance with the most up to date SC/CTT guidance. Where there is conflict between the two bodies, we will always support the stricter regime to ensure your safety. I hope everyone has a great season, when it eventually gets going. pdf 20291213 Provisional 2021 club calendar.pdf
  2. 5 points
    EricL

    Covid19 Update - January 2021

    I expect that the majority of JWCC membership will already be fully aware of the latest Scottish Government lockdown guidance and restrictions associated with life at Tier 4. In simple terms - stay at home except for essential purposes, Police Scotland is legally enforcing the measures, for the weeks (months?) ahead. Exercise is permitted in certain circumstances and close to your local area. British Cycling and Scottish Cycling have confirmed their positions on this and I have below lifted extracts from their web pages to assist any of our membership who choose to venture outside on their bikes at this time. It remains the case that it is not possible for JWCC to safely run any events or organise group riding while there are such restrictions in place. Stay local, keep riding, and come back smiling While winter is often a trickier time to stay active due to the cold weather and short days, it’s a vital tool for safeguarding our physical and mental wellbeing during what is set to be another challenging few weeks ahead. Although the restrictions have been tightened, riders are still encouraged to get out and enjoy some fresh air – whether that’s for daily exercise or essential journeys. Mainland Scotland is at Level 4 and will now have to follow enhanced guidance including; Household rules now apply to all activity (no sports bubble at Level 4) i.e. 2 people from a maximum of 2 households only. Sport can continue but it will be for a maximum of 2 people together unless under 12 years as they do not count towards the total (so more can take part). Travel is restricted (as previously) but with ‘stay at home’ the key message and this has been put into law from midnight on 4 January 2020. There are however exemptions for sport, exercise and recreation and participants can still travel up to 5 miles from the boundary of a LA to take part in informal exercise such as walking, running, golf or cycling as long they abide by the rules on meeting other households noted above e.g. 2 adults from maximum of 2 households. Please ensure that you have reviewed the latest Scottish Government guidance if planning to take part in informal rides during this period. Do your bit to minimise the risk of Coronavirus spreading by abiding with this guidance, the restrictions will not last forever. With thanks, Eric (Covid coordinator for JWCC)
  3. 4 points
    AlanT

    Virtual Reliability rides

    Since we’re unlikely to get out for the February reliability runs, even if the weather is ok, I’ve put a bit of thought into how we could do these on Zwift. I’m thinking 4 runs on successive Sundays in February, 65, 80, 95 and 110km, 3 groups, cruising at 2, 2.5 and 3 W/kg, setting off 15 minutes apart. No cafe stops, bring your own post run refreshments. Happy to take on board adjustments to the format. Anyone interested?
  4. 3 points
    PaulL

    Farewell

    Davie you never needed an excuse to buy an E-Bike, you might have been able to keep up with me I've sent you an email and more photos, We have had some great times! i'm sure we can squeeze a few more in! Stay strong Paul
  5. 3 points
    Darryl Gunson

    Season’s Greetings!

    I just wanted to wish our members all the best for the festive season, and beyond. It’s been a strange old year. Let’s hope we can get back to some semblance of normality in the new year. Cheers and best wishes DG
  6. 2 points
    DavieB

    Farewell

    HI all, swithered over posting this at fear of being a bit ostentatious but lately find being open and honest having a cathartic effect and don't want to just disappear into the ether. I won't be rejoining or out on club runs anymore as I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Still to start chemo but the future does not look too bright in terms of time left and quality of life and just really hoping for a year covid free in the camper van and have just ordered gravel e-bike so trying to meet it head on. Bit ironic to be hit with this as just really got mentally over having cancer when I was 8 following some counselling early this year - this kind of explains my somewhat distant nature and always being on the periphery of things. As George said recently if you need help get help just talking about things can really help. Anyways enjoy life, free yourself from power meters and just ride your bikes. A final request I have found looking at photos of happier times helps so if anybody has any photos of trips which feature me I would be grateful if you could send to [email protected] as I would like to create some photo books for when I am no longer around.
  7. 2 points
    AlanT

    Boxing Day easy run

    Ok, ride created, Dust in the Wind. Moderately lumpy, but a flat, fast finish for those that want it. I’ve added all the club members in my following (and a couple of non members), but if I’ve missed anyone out that you know of, get them to follow me on Zwift and I’ll add them. And of course, BYOB.
  8. 1 point
    XXX

    Spain Training Camp (sort off)

    Hi All With the current fun times that is a COVID pandemic , the February camp will obviously not take place , so with the likelihood of travel restrictions being lifted in the spring , I am planning to go over to Spain October / November. Think what a bounce a Sunny block of endurance miles will do before the onset of winter. The temperature in Spain October/ November is pleasant to warm . Anyway if anybody else is thinking about it it would be good to get a decent group , at the moment I think my gaff may be full , but that will depend on when dates are fixed, which obviously depends on travel restrictions being lifted . post if interested
  9. 1 point
    James

    Spain Training Camp (sort off)

    I would be interested.
  10. 1 point
    martin

    Farewell

    Davie, Logged into the bunch for the first time this year and shocked and stunned to see your post at the top of my feed. thank you for sharing with us. Can only echo the words and affection shared by others in the memories above. Here's a couple to add: SantaCross at Mull in 2011 (your concession to santa costume just showing through your helmet) and with a breakfast swally at LBL in 2015. A connoisseur of campag and belgian beer. very best wishes, mul
  11. 1 point
    iain couttie

    Farewell

    Sorry to hear your news.I am kicking around on my MTN bike if you fancy some slow company. I have had loads of fun on the trips we did together. Best of luck. Hope to see you on some paths. The E bikes are amazing by the way.
  12. 1 point
    P McDonald

    Spain Training Camp (sort off)

    Would be heading to Calpe in summer Billy as I have a villa booking transferred from July 20 to July 21. The thought of the silky smooth mountain roads and sunshine is what is keeping me going. And trying to beat my PB on the Col de Rates 🌞
  13. 1 point
    George

    Arran - Again !

    Either way, once Covid is over a night or two on arran with some cycling & beer would be magic.
  14. 1 point
    ginty001

    Arran - Again !

    After 4 laps of Arran it would be a hospital I'd need rather than a hotel 🤕
  15. 1 point
    ginty001

    Arran - Again !

    Only a certain few will appreciate my last comment 🤮
  16. 1 point
    ginty001

    Arran - Again !

    Great idea, we could all book into the Bunkhouse in Lamlash an old JWCC favourite
  17. 1 point
    thejanullrichdietplan

    Arran - Again !

    Could do 68+56+50 (Figure 8 going over the String, a normal lap then a lap taking the Ross shortcut)
  18. 1 point
    stuart10ant

    Arran - Again !

    Book a hostel post post covid, see how many can do it, and if anyone stops short they can get the dinner on
  19. 1 point
    P McDonald

    Arran - Again !

    Update on this thread and the banter on the WhatsApp thread, Been time limited this week but investigating RGT it looks like you need to subscribe in order to upload a route. I thought I would suss out the free version first to see how it works. On the subject of a UA, basically the established 20mph challenge for the SA and DA is the exact same for a TA or QA, ie you need to average 20mph from when you get off the boat to get back on. I reckon 2 challenges might qualify for a UA, 1) Just doing 4 laps in a day regardless of time, you would need to stay overnight as if you don't average 20mph for the 224 miles then you can't do the ferry thing in a day. 2) Perhaps a better one would be a 50TA, this would be 3 laps of 50 miles over the Ross so 150 miles and the target speed to catch the ferry would be 18mph. I reckon this would work out harder than a DA. So there you go George, if you are looking for an Ultra Arran the scene is set ….
  20. 1 point
    P McDonald

    Spain Training Camp (sort off)

    Of course, I really hope to get a trip in the summer as well
  21. 1 point
    Darryl Gunson

    Spain Training Camp (sort off)

    I’d be interested Billy. Seems a long way off at the moment though.
  22. 1 point
    Iain67

    Farewell

    Hi Davie B, was so sorry to hear this news and always seems to happen to life's goods guys. I have some great memories riding with you pal as you were always one to hang back and offer a word of encouragement when I was dropped by the bunch (A regular event). Have some great memories of Marmotte, Flanders and Liege and all the rides we did in Scotland over the years. Even remember you fixing a broken chain to get me home. God bless pal and hope the treatment goes well. Hope to see you back out on the road and sending you best wishes Iain C
  23. 1 point
    Darryl Gunson

    Arran - Again !

    Hi Paul No direct experience yet, but I have been looking at it. You need to download 2 apps and there is a free version with reduced functionality. Arran and other classic routes would be good to do on this. Either as a group or solo. Cheers
  24. 1 point
    DavieB

    Farewell

    Thanks guys...reading through made me a wee bit teary eyed but in a good way. It all really depends on how I respond to treatment and the dreaded covid but would be good to meet up sometime for a run/beer we will see how it goes. All the best.
  25. 1 point
    Ramsay

    Farewell

    Davie, So sorry to hear this news. I have many fond memories of rides, trips and events with you and others in the club, and I am sure I have plenty of photos to go with many of them. Top of the Kapelmuur is attached and I will look out a few photos and send them over. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of you leaving our BBQ with Mark O’Neil a few years back….via the bush at the side of the garden and the hedge at the end. However, I’ll never forget it as it always brings a smile to my face. I hope you get onto the treatment soon and that you can get out on your gravel e-bike. Sorry it's been so long since we rode together, but if you are looking for some company around some local lanes, then I’d be more than happy to join you. Best wishes and thank you for posting. Ramsay
  26. 1 point
    DavieB

    Liege Bastogne Liege trip - photos

    Cheers Darryl.
  27. 1 point
    AlanT

    Confined Events 2021

    I’ll have a think about it during January
  28. 1 point
    Gerard Deeley

    Confined Events 2021

    I may have forgotten how to do these! Is there a cafe stop en route?
  29. 1 point
    Codg1e

    Season’s Greetings!

    All the best. 2021 will be better 💪
  30. 1 point
    Mark O

    Season’s Greetings!

    All the very best to you and the family, Darryl. Hopefully we can catch up at some point on the road in 2021.
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