Club News

Club News


Check back here for the latest goings on at the club. Last Update – 8/12/21


Cruise Rides
The weekly cruise ride will be stopped for the time being. Its a busy time of year, and the poor weather has really been putting people off lately (understandably!), so the uptake for these rides hasn’t been great recently as a result.

We will look to schedule these rides again in the New Year.


Linlithgow Cross
We are delighted to announce the return of Linlithgow Cross for 2022! Sunday the 30th of January 2022 at Linlithgow Excite – Entries live now on British Cycling costing from £5 per rider.

We are running two mixed field races for juniors and seniors: novice/ taster and open. The novice race is for beginners, and entry includes a free coaching session (minimum age 16) beforehand. 

Race entries close 23rd Jan 2020 – There will be no entries on the day.


Club CX Championship Result
Well done Laura Cunningham and Gregor McPhaden our 2021 CX champions!
And a massive thank you to the lap counters and John Dowens who compiled the results. It was a small team that meant we could run such an amazing event.
The club thrives on in its volunteers but it’s really satisfying when we have such high participation, with that being the largest field size in any club race we’ve organised.
Lets put something back in 2022 by volunteering, supporting the committee, or organising an event for the club.


New Club Development Officer
In 2020 thanks to the hard work of our volunteers the club managed to secure a place on the Scottish Cycling Club Development Programme, this in turn allowed us to apply for the Scottish Cycling Direct Direct Fund Programme . The club secured a place on this programme which has brought with it funding or a two year fixed contract to employ a Club Development Officer.  After a recruitment period we are delighted to announce that the Club has appointed Stevie Crowther as our new Club Development officer. Stevie has now started his role within the club so I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Stevie to you and welcome him to the club.  

Stevie brings to the club a wealth of Cycling experience from years of riding and racing. As well as a well recognised coach within the area Stevie has worked with several clubs over the years delivering events, planning coaching sessions and providing support for the clubs development.

The role is to develop the whole club so Stevie will be working on projects for both the adult section and the youth section. The club has set Stevie a series of projects for him to get stuck into and moving forward you will start to see the fruits of his works.

We will be bringing Stevie along to events shortly to introduce him to you all face to face when you do see him please give him a big “Boots” welcome.

This is a game changing moment for the club and ensures we are working on the strong foundation created in the last 11 years to ensure the club continues to develop and reach the next level in the future.


Club Photo Competition 2021
It’s time for our annual Club photo competition! If you think you’ve got a photo worthy of publishing then please send it to our competition organiser, Liz at lizhenry99@hotmail.com
Rules are as follows:

  • Photos must have been taken by a Clarion club member.
  • Photo must have been taken in 2021.
  • Photo must include someone either riding their bikes or a stationary capture.
  • Photo also must include a Clarion jersey.

  • Previous photos over the years have included some great shots from all over the world, granted travel has been limited for most this year but I’m sure we will still get some excellent photos.
    Deadline for entries is the 11th December.


    Club Member Of The Year
    It’s that time of the year when we are to looking for nominations for the big club award!

    Please give some thought to those individuals within the club who you think should be nominated.  There are many people who make our club great, through their volunteering, organising or taking part in events, participation in club runs, baking, or enthusiasm. Any member can be nominated, as long as they are not in the committee.
     
    Please send your nominee(s) and description(s) of why they should be club member of the year to Liz at lizhenry99@hotmail.com by the closing date of 11th December. The committee will then vote on the list of nominees.

    The more nominees the better and there are plenty of excellent candidates so don’t be shy.