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In accordance with the club's policy on surplus funds charitable donations are made at the start of each year.

The beneficiary for 2017 is the Coventry & Warwwickshire Air Ambulance Service with a cheque for £1,000 - in recognition of the valuable service it provides to cyclists and others (including two HoECC members in the recent past)


In addition to the Cycling UK (CTC) affiliation HoECC now has British Cycling affiliation.

The club's British Cycling registration details are:

Club Name: Heart of England Cycling Club

Club Number: 623657

Valid to: 31 December 2017

HoECC members may wish to consider taking out Individual Membership of British Cycling.

Member benefits include £10m Liability Insurance, 10% discount at Chain Reaction Cycles and 10% off everything (that's motoring too!) in-store at Halfords.

HoECC members can benefit from reduced British Cycling Individual Membership rates (for new members only).  A ‘Ride Member’ of BC will pay, for the first year, £17.50 instead of the usual £35.

Details here:

The Committee


Bookings are now open for Wednesday 21 December 2016 - see the Events calendar for details.

Booking is mandatory - you can't turn up on the day and have lunch!


We have placed the order for the windproof HoECC gilets, so expect to see 30 members sporting the new garments very soon!

Payment requests have been sent to everyone that placed an order - please pay promptly as we have to pay the supplier before delivery . . .   expected by about 14 November 2016.


Heart of England Cycling Club Windproof gilet - SPECIAL ONE-TIME OFFER
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The committee has identified a suitable HoECC garment.  The thinking being that most riders will already have jerseys and are less likely to want another - the gilet works with any jersey, summer or winter.
An initial design is here  - specification/details (and RobG has a sample): 
Lightweight windproof fabric with high collar, full length zip and a zipped “key pocket”.   Folds up to go in a jersey pocket.  Green body with silver grey detail and darker grey collar.  Sizes from Small to 3XL.
To start with we are asking members to say whether they would like to buy a gilet - please reply to this message  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject to a minimum quantity the price per gilet will be £30.00 - this is below cost price with the difference being subsidised from club funds.  This price is a one-time offer for members only - any future orders are unlikely to be subsidised and we do not expect to hold stock.
We need your response no later 22 September 2016 at which time we will decide whether the project is viable and if so ask for payment before we place an order on 5 October 2016 - for delivery in approx 4 weeks (in time for that self-purchased Christmas gift!). 
The gilets are manufactured by the same company that made the CTC HoE jerseys so if you have one you know the size that you require (the size is printed in the jersey neckband) - we will also have a set of try-on samples available.
Buying a gilet, apart from getting a superb garment at about 50% of market cost for a comparable item, supports and promotes the club..
Don't forget - if you want one you need to tell us by 22 September 2016
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