This post is really directed at the club comittee but I don't have individual e-mail addresses for you all, so here goes.
Last week I attended a talk by Ben Rockett, an endurance cyclist who recently broke the record for Land's End to John'a'Groats and back again in just under 6 days. Ben's talk went down really well with the audience. It was a fascinating and entertaining insight into his mindset and training methods. His website is at http://www.rockettrides.com/ for more info about him.
I thought it may be an idea to ask Ben to give his talk to our club at VIBC one Monday night, as part of a social evening. I e-mailed his booking secretary, just to get an idea of cost and it turns out that he would charge around £240, to cover the talk and travelling expenses. I don't know whether or not that would make it feasible for us but I thought I'd pass the info on and let you guys make a decision. If you think numbers might be an issue, then maybe we could combine with other local cycle clubs, to feep the cost per head down ?
Anyway, over to you guys. If you want to go ahead and would like me to make the arrangments with Ben, I'd be happy to do that. I'd also be equally happy if someone else wants to do it. Also, if you decide that it's not worth pursuing, that's fine as well.
Just for the record, I have no affiliation with Ben and knew nothing about him until I attended his talk last week. I just really enjoyed it and thought others in the club would as well.
Just an idea