About the Club

The Witham (with a soft ‘t’) Wheelers are based at Grantham, south-west Lincolnshire. The club was reformed in 1958 and has been very pro–active in that time in promoting cycling in all its formats. A brief summary of the club structure and activities as follows 

Structure

  • Management Committee elected at AGM
  • Monthly committee meetings
  • Written constitution, which can be modified at AGM
  • Annual membership fee
  • Total membership for 2013 was 155
  • Club achieved full British Cycling Go-Ride membership and Club Mark Accreditation in 2013

Affiliations

  • British Cycling (BC) – over 40 members have individual BC membership for racing & Insurance purposes
  • Cycle Touring Club (CTT)
  • Cycling Time Trials (CTC)
  • Lincolnshire Sports partnership

Facilities/Equipment

  • Club HQ Club location map at Grantham Cricket Club on Gorse Lane NG32 1AP, where we meet every Tuesday throughout the year
  • Extensive range of equipment available to support club events.

Communication

  • Club web site with open discussion forum
  • Facebook page
  • Monthly email circulars
  • Club brochure
  • Welcome pack of information sent to new members

Sponsorship

  • Club sponsor since 2006 Echo Personnel help with clothing and web site costs
  • PedalPushers help with prize funds for Open Time Trials and Road/Circuit Races

Social Events

  • BBQ held in conjunction with an evening 10 to raise funds for the clubs nominated charity Kidney Research
  • Annual Dinner and Prize Presentation
  • Club nights on Tuesdays from September thro’ October

Coaching

  • 10 Barkston Heath Closed Road Circuit Coaching sessions, alternate Wednesdays through the summer.
  • Weekly (mostly) Go-Ride sessions at the Cricket Club
  • 18 weekly Turbo sessions from November to March at the Cricket Club
  • 3 Level 2 British Cycling Go-Ride coaches and 1 level 2 Road specific coach

Club Events

  • Sunday morning club runs starting at 8.30 throughout the year except during the Reliabilities
  • A 16 round Tuesday evening 10 mile time trial league with Handicap / Scratch/Veterans competitions
  • Club 10 and 25 championship Time Trials
  • 12 and 18 mile non-standard distance evening Time Trials
  • 12 Reliability rides in Jan/Feb/Mar over set routes

Open Races Promoted

  • CTT 10 Mile Time Trial
  • Velo 99 Road Race
  • TLI Lincolnshire League Handicap Evening Road Race
  • Two British Cycling Road Races – GT Ellingworth and GA Bennett
  • One British Cycling Circuit Event comprising 6 separate races at Barkston Heath as part of PedalPushers Circuit race league
  • British Cycling round of the Lincolnshire Cyclo-Cross league
  • Jack O’Connor Inter-Club 25 mile Time Trial on a tri-annual basis
  • Co-ordinate  other local clubs to run the PedalPushers Circuit Race League

Clothing

  • More extensive stock of club clothing now held by clothing secretary
  • Club Polo Shirts and Hoodies now available.

Rider Support

  • Club will pay entry fees of riders riding approved National level events
  • Under 16 riders receive half price club jersey when they complete 6 club events

Club Representatives on outside Bodies

  • Two British Cycling Regional Commissaires
  • One British Cycling East Mids Region Board Member
  • One British Cycling Cyclo-Cross Commisaire
  • One CTT Lincs area committee member