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SallyB

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Jun 2020
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    Yep that's the one!

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    If you want to drop me an email I can pop you onto a list of people to contact once we're back in action, but otherwise yes just keep an eye on the forum. Thanks.

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    Hi Laura,

    At the moment they are cancelled until we hear anything from the government. Even once lockdown is over, there will still be social distancing in place for a good while. Our rides won't start up again until we are sure it's safe to do so. I'm keeping a record of everyone who joins the club during this time and will email all new joiners when our intro rides (and other rides!) are back up and running.

    If you do want to join now, then just make an application and I'll drop you an email to make sure you're happy with the terms outlined above. Once that's all signed off I'll process the membership.

    Shout if you need any further info or advice.

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    Hi, yes this is correct, mostly to avoid an unnecessary trip to the shop where they are stocked. We don't want to put anyone at risk at the moment.

    Thanks

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    If anyone wishes to become a member whilst we're still impacted by Covid 19, please see relevant information here: https://forum.islington.cc/conversations­/345922/

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    As you’re probably aware we are unable to run any club rides at the moment due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. This includes the introductory and group skills rides that we mandate prospective members attend before we can approve their membership application.

    We are, however, still planning and running lots of exciting club activities such as group indoor training rides, advice on how to keep exercising during lock down and even hosting a regular ‘not in the pub’ pub quiz to replace our socials.

    If you would still like to join the club now, even though we are unable to get out on our normal rides, we would be happy to process your membership application and postpone the requirement for you to attend an introduction session until it is safe for us to hold them again.

    If you agree, we would request that you sign up for, and attend, an introduction session (either our intro ride held once monthly, or our group skills session held bimonthly) within 3 months of them being reinstated. If you fail to attend one of these sessions then we would have to revoke your membership and you would forfeit your membership fee. The safety of our members is our number one priority and these sessions help us to ensure that everyone is behaving responsibly and riding safely when out on the road together.

    You would not be able to pick up your jersey or receive your membership card until you had attended the mandated session but you would have immediate access to the entirety of our club forum, which we use to stay in touch with one another as well as arranging virtual rides and other activities. You would also have access to the membership benefits and discounts that do not require your membership card for redemption.

    Obviously the decision is yours and if you would prefer to wait until we are able to ride outside again then that is absolutely fine and we look forward to welcoming you to the club when sessions are back up and running.

    If you have any further questions around this or becoming a member in general then please drop me a direct message or email me: [email protected]

    Thanks,

    Sally

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    Ood idea but it's not really the same as learning skills out on the road and practising them until we get them right (like change 1, chain gang, paceline etc). We will just mandate that new members do the sessions once they're back up and running. Practical learning always lands better than classroom learning and the intention is that all of our members have a good grasp of the basics and are confident in using them to keep all do our members safe. I don't think that would be the case from an online lesson.

    I've drawn up the wording, I just need to find a break in my day to start sending it out to those who've recently asked about/applied to join the club and also get it sent over to Zac to get on the website.

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    Hi Em, I'm currently in the process of figuring out how we can still get members on board whilst delaying their need to do the group skills/intro ride (you'd still need to do it, but would be within a time period after all of this is over). I'll drop you an email once I've ironed out all the details.

    In the mean time, pop ICC in your Zwift name and people will be able to find and add you (and you can find/add them on zwift in the same way).

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    To all who are interested, I have now been sent the details of Leroy's funeral.

    This is from Leroy's daughter:

    My fathers funeral has been arranged for Monday the 24th of February at 12.45pm at West London Cematorium (980 Harrow Road, NW10 5NX), with the wake (everyone welcome) at The William IV pub to follow (786 Harrow Road, NW110 5JX).
    Please pass this on to whomever would like to come, wearing black is not necessary and hats are encouraged, as my father loved a hat!

    I plan on attending, not sure if I have a hat to wear but imagine there could be a small sea of ICC caps if nothing else!

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