Wheelers Reliability Trials 4th March 2018

The Dundee Wheelers Jim Soutar Memorial Reliability Trials will be held on Sunday 4th March at 10am starting from the Millenium Hall, Muirhead.

There is a choice of 3 routes available:

Route 1 - 70 Miles (start at 10am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Glamis, Kirriemuir, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Spittalfield, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead

Route 2 - 50 Miles (start at 10:30am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Spittalfield, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead

Route 3 - 30 Miles (start 11am) - Muirhead, Newtyle, Meigle, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus, Tullybaccart, Muirhead

Entry is £5, pay on the day when you sign on and there will be a buffet in the event HQ once you're finished. If you are planning to take part an early indication of numbers would be appreciated, can you please let Ian know via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

In the interest of road safety, riders will be started in groups of no more than 20, with 3 minutes gaps. Groups will be as per signing on order. 

For those new to cycling and unsure what a Reliability Trial is, it is a traditional early season challenge, a hard training ride. They are not sportives (or races), so no route markers (printed maps will be provided), no feed stops and no results. You set off in a bunch and make your way round as best you can (you need to make sure you are able to cope with mechanicals etc). 

If you are planning to ride a sportive, a cycling challenge, charity ride or race in 2018 or just want to get fitter and improve your cycling then Reliability Trials are a great way to kick start the new year training.

Why not come along and join the Dundee Wheelers every Saturday and Sunday to help you get the miles in and get ready for our Reliability Trial in good company. Details of the weekly club runs are on the web site and there are some Frequently Asked Questions with information you may find useful. The club runs are suited to all abilities leaving from the Millennium Hall at 9:15am on a Saturday and Camperdown Gates at 9:30am on a Sunday. The duration of the runs, with a coffee stop, is approximately 3-4 hours depending on conditions. A shorter, steadier and newcomers group leaves from from the Millennium Hall at 9:15am on a Saturday. The club runs provide the opportunity, and practice, in riding in the company of others, and also advice on cycle maintenance, what to wear, what to carry, etc. All newcomers welcome and there is no obligation to join the club. 

Sportives in Scotland 2018

Here I go again... this is getting harder to do as loads of new events crop up and some disappear, so if there are any missing or wrong please let me know and I will amend. I will try and keep this updated as events / dates are confirmed. 

A good site for finding events, not just in Scotland is Cyclosport so if you are looking for UK or European challenges a lot are listed in their events pages with links to the organiser's web site for details and entry.


Neil Sinclair

Sad news received from Valerie about her Dad (Neil Sinclair) that some of the elder folks may remember:

I thought some of you more senior members would like to know that Dad passed away peacefully on Christmas Day.  He broke his hip in 2015 and subsequently moved to Moncreiffe nursing home.  Despite losing his ability to communicate verbally he made his presence known and was a huge favourite with all. He developed a chest infection last Friday and deteriorated fairly rapidly.  He had been cycling up until he was 97 and even then he continued to pedal on an exercise bike in the garden or in front of the TV watching cycling events. 


Despite never cycling with you, Dundee wheelers were such a significant part of his life. I hope you can pass this on to relevant members and they will be more than welcome at his funeral on 11th Jan at 11.00 at St Martins church and grave yard where he promised he would ‘push up daisies’.  


With kindest regards




Roadworthy - Life on Two Wheels

From Dale -

"For the last 6 months Rising View and 81 Films have been following the Dundee Wheelers Cycling Club all around Scotland.

Today we are releasing the extended trailer with the final documentary due in 2018 - ROADWORTHY - LIFE ON TWO WHEELS (click HD button for best experience!)

We used a variety of filming techniques to capture the fast moving bunch of cyclists including drones, gimbal cameras and a modified van to get close to the action."

Available on Rising View and the Wheelers Facebook pages and on Vimeo for the non Facebookers https://vimeo.com/246752147

Thanks to Dale & Steve for a fantastic film and we cant wait to see the completed movie.


Club Clothing Delivered

The clothing order from Verge has been delivered.  I will bring it along to the Club Meeting on Tuesday 28th for distribution.

Graeme C

Club Fees Now Due for 2017/18

Following the AGM on November 7th, the Club membership fees are now due, kept at the bargain price of £15.  Please pay ASAP to any of the Club officials, or by the preferred method of electronic bank payment. Get in touch if you need the bank details. When paying electronically, please make sure you add your name and "Membership Fees" to the payment details to make it easy to track. 

CTT Events 2018

From Bill McMillan Secretary CTT Scotland : 

"Please find attached the Open TT Events planned by CTT for 2018. These events will be in the Handbook and on the website. If any clubs want to promote other open events during the year please get back to me with all the details and we will arrange to get them on the website. Please note that CTT will be promoting a Scottish 10 mile, 25 mile and 4 Up Scottish TTT Championship as well as the British 10 mile championship. There will also be a Youth Championship which will be a qualifying event for the British Youth Championship where the winners of each age category wil be automatically entered in the British Finals."

The events list is available by clicking here 

Additional information