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Bryan Walker

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Bryan had been poorly for some time and sadly died at his home in Tunstead on Thursday 1st July.  Affectionately known as “Little Bryan”, he had been an active member of the Norwich club for 20 years, having joined the CTC in 1995.  He served for many years as a committee member, latterly as Welfare Officer and keeper of our map library.

His funeral will be held at 2.00pm on Tuesday 27th July at St Faiths Crematorium,Manor Road, Horsham St Faith, NR10 3LF. You will be welcome to come by bike if you wish, wearing cycling clothing.

Please note that this is a changed venue and time for Brian’s funeral.  It has been changed by the funeral director.

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John Cann

John sadly passed away on 9th June after a short illness.  He lived in Reepham, had been a member of our Group since  1994 and retained an interest in our activities to the end.  His funeral will be at St Faiths Crematorium on Friday 9th July at 4.15pm.

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David Franks

Dave Franks

David died peacefully at home on June 13th, 2021, he was aged 76 years. David had been a member of Norwich CTC for over 20 years and whilst he hadn’t done much club cycling in recent years, he was always a supporter of the group and its activities.  All of our thoughts are with Sandra and the rest of David’s family at this very sad time.

A celebration of David’s life will be held at the Norfolk Bluebell Wood, Hainford on Thursday, July 8th, 2021, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. At David’s request, please wear whatever clothing you feel most comfortable in.  For information about how to watch the service online and to make a donation in memory of David (to benefit the RSPB) please visit http://www.ivanfisher.co.uk or contact Ivan Fisher Independent Funeral Home on 01263 735161.

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Norwich Member Group AGM 2021

The change to the CTC year end date in 2019 also affected the date of our AGM.  The last meeting was held in November 2019, and we have been unable to schedule the next one, due in April 2021, because of the Covid restrictions on indoor meetings.  To ensure that we complete the year end returns for headquarters the Committee have decided to publish all relevant annual reports and accounts on our website at www.norwichctc.com  so that members have an opportunity to read and scrutinise them. They will be in place on 2nd May 2021.  We ask that you make any comments by 12th May 2021.  Once members are happy with the content of the documents, we will treat them as having been accepted and submit them in the normal way.  Election of Officers will be held once we are able to meet up again at the clubroom later this year.

While we are on the subject of election of Officers, we currently have a committee of six people covering a variety of duties including Secretary, Chairperson, Membership Secretary, Welfare Officer, Rides Co-ordinator and general committee members.  I know of two people who will not be standing for the committee again so we will have some vacant posts to fill.  If you think you can give a couple of hours a month and attend between four and six short meetings during the year please contact Sandra Franks at 01603 402830 or davefranks102@aol.com or Sue Gatehouse at 01603 405381 or sandk.tandem@btinternet.com for more information.  Unfortunately, the make-up of the Committee is dictated by CTC headquarters and if the posts are not filled then it puts the future of your club in doubt.

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Using E-Bikes on Club rides

In the last couple of years, several members have acquired e-bikes and are now using them on club rides. While this is welcomed, we should all bear in mind that using them in a group is not without problems. Because of their characteristics, they tend to be much quicker uphill than normal bicycles. If you are riding one, please try to keep the group in formation on hills, and if you need to overtake a slower ride, please do so with care and courtesy.

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We have a map library which has almost all of the OS Landranger maps of the UK.

If you would like to borrow one (or more), contact Sue or Keith on 01603 405381 or 07759701024.

We also have a library of, mostly Natural History DVD’s.  If you would like more information please contact Robert A  on 01603 861175