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I’ve just had word from Roger Smith at The Corrective (the mountain biking arm of the CCCC).

The low life bike thieves appear to be around the area again. I have spoken to the police and they are aware of the recent incidents. If you wish to make a note of local police contact details incase you witness an incident or are suspicious you have been followed home by thieves, then there are some details below. Prevention is best cure so make sure you are aware in case a car is following you, and try giving them the slip by riding around a bit more before you go to your house. When you get home, secure your steed asap and preferably in your house if you can.

Recently made aware to me have been a Green Subaru Legacy Estate with bright “555” race logos on it and a blue Vauxhall Vectra estate. These have been reported as suspicious and spotted around the Daisybank car park area – usually with 3 or 4 males in them.

  • Crime in progress – 999/112
  • Suspicious circumstances – 0845 090 1234 (or 999, if you think that a crime is imminent!)
  • Info – 0845 090 1234

(If people have specific info on a crime that has already happened or can identify those responsible for committing one, then should they wish to remain anonymous, they can ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111)

If people have specific info re a historic event, you can contact 0845 090 1234 and ask to be put through to Leckhampton police station. People to talk to then would be either PS Tim Hutchinson, PC Margaret (Billy) Chapman-Smith, or PC Adam Williams. All three of them are involved in trying to tackle this problem at a local level.

Cheers,
Roger.

They tend to follow riders home from Leckhampton and then break in once they’ve gone out or gone to bed. If you’re biking up there be very careful to make sure you’re not followed home. The best way is go home without passing through the main car parks, and try to take off-road routes where you can (e.g. sandy lane and the various footpaths through town) if you can. Obviously this is more tricky if you’ve driven up there – in that case you’re better off not using a bike rack, and not putting obvious stickers on the car (MBUK, Dirt, Rockshox, etc). Maybe a bit of crazy-ivan avoidance tactics, or driving the long way around. All common sense really.

The cars to look out for at the moment are a green Subaru Legacy (emblazoned with big yellow 555 stickers) and a blue Vauxhall Vectra estate. They don’t always park in the car parks either – they’re often on Leckhampton road (or in one of the little side-roads) waiting for people to pass.

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Hi there
 
Suggest a Leckhampton ride this Tuesday, meet at Daisy Bank 6:15. Rode there on Thursday and nice dry ground.
 
Cheers
Mark B

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Hi Guys

Suicidall DH’er has passed the organising mantle over, whilst he attends to his poorly bike (does anyone know what colour Mark’s bike is?) . How about Cleeve Hill ride, meeting in usual place. My thinking is it drains well, so I won’t have to drag my bike!

Cheers

Mark B

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Mark B has kindly organised a meal for us all on this night. Start time of 7.30pm.

I won’t post the venue here as people were worried last time that we might be inundated with young women gatecrashing our do…. But if you’re coming along then Mark should have let you know by now. If not, please post here and we will be in touch with the secret location.

Thanks Mark for sorting this out….

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Hi Guys

Weather forecast is for showers Tuesday, so suggest we do a local ride and meet Daisy Bank car park. We can make a call tomorrow afternoon when I have a better idea how the weather is looking.

Cheers
Mark M

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Hi Guys

Suggest a Cleeve Hill ride for next Tuesday because:

1) It drains well
2) No trees mean we can make the most of the light

The forecast is drier for next week so hopefully more of you can make it? I know Ross isn’t around though…
Have a good weekend

Cheers
Mark B

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Hi guys

How about a Daisy Bank ride next Tuesday?
The Prophet is unfortunately out of action after his knee took the brunt of a slam at Birdlip this week (very slippery). 661 kneepads are now on order!
And Olly is off in the Alps Megavalanching on his new DH rig.

Hopefully the rest of you can make it, otherwise I will be a billy no mates and have to session the jumps on my own?

Cheers
Mark B

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Hi all

Meet at Daisybank car park. Forecast is showers in the morning, so will have to assess routes when we get to the top. After watching ‘Seasons’ a new MTB film at the cinema last night, with Tim K & Ross, am looking forward to getting on the bike. Might give the backflips a miss though…

Cheers
Mark B

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Hi guys, please have a look at this link. http://www.justgiving.com/pollystubley. If you’d like to make a donation Polly would be very pleased, and if not thanks for taking a look, Pete

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After the success of previous curry nights and the fact that it was a while back since we had one lets do another.

We have been juggling dates for a while now so I am going to pick one and hope that it is far enough ahead for everyone to be able to make it.

So Lets go for Thursday 12th June, meet in Morans @ 7:00 for a meal @ 7:30. We have tried 2 curry houses so far, lets try a BYO. So B10 on Suffolk Road, formally Balti Raj, it is (any objections ?).

Hope you can all make it.

Post soon(ish) if you can make it so I can gauge numbers and get it booked.

Enjoy the weekend

Tim

PS Remember to bring beer.

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