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Vacancy: Social Secretary

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SecretaryDennis Gound
ChairmanIan McDonnell
PresidentTerry Bush
Evening League Co-OrdinatorMick Case [?]
Mens CaptainMatt Donovan [?]
Ladies CaptainMim Taylor
ClubHouse SecretaryIan McDonnell
Club Kit CoordinatorSimon Stevens
Sunday RidesIan McDonnell
TT RecorderSteve Smith
TreasurerJackie Popland
Membership Sec & WebmasterGraham Laming [?]
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About: Graham Laming - Web Master

Role in club:
I am the Club's membership secretary and web master. I create the Club's web applications in php, HTML5, css, mySQL and Javascript.

I am the marketing manager for a UK Electronics manufacturer. I am also an industrial web-based (SaaS) software design engineer and analogue electronics design engineer for custom-made industrial systems, working in almost any industry imaginable.

Cycling background:
Joined BRCC in 2006, served on the committee as treasurer and web master for 10 years.

Favourite cycling activities:
I prefer the challenge of endurance events. I rode 558km solo in a day, 31 times around the 11.3 mile TT course - as a charity fund-raising ride.

I rode my record of 647 km (402 miles) in a day, solo, unsupported, on 4th November 2017 in the desert of California during the 24 hour World TT Championships. Came 6th out of 24 in age group.

My current aim is to get 1st Place in 2021

Graham Laming 24 hour TT 647km

World Time Trials 24 hour race certificate

This qualifies me to ride solo RAAM, a non-stop 3000 mile Time Trial across the USA... I don't think I'll take that up, thanks all the same!

RAAM Solo Qualification

I also enjoy competing in shorter time trials.

Married with 2 children. Hanna is a Dietitian at Addenbrooks hospital, Jan is in his 4th year studying for his MSC in Architecture.

My ill-fated 2014 World Champs 24 hour attempt - big toe went septic and quit at 322 miles.

Graham Laming Cycling in the 24 hour WTTC event in Borrego Springs

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About: Matt Donovan - Mens' Captain

Role in club:
Mens' Captain

As a junior, I swam competitively at county and regional levels while competing in junior triathlons that I was introduced to by my dad.

My swimming “career” came to an end at the age of 14 and I did very little sport in my teenage years and early 20s. I then bought my first road bike as an adult in 2011 and decided to give triathlons another go. After a few years of triathlons at various distances, including a few half ironman events, I decided I really didn't enjoy the running but loved the cycling. I focussed solely on cycling in 2015, especially time trialling and started to frequently enter the club evening league and open events. My love of cycling has grown exponentially ever since and I'm especially interested in the 'geekiness' and numbers while training. I'm constantly tweaking my position to find the marginal gains and to be as 'aero' as possible. There aren't many better feelings than pushing yourself and beating your PB! I also dabble in early season road racing which is brutal, but my main focus is on the TTs.

In May 2019, I was thrilled to achieve my long-term goal of going under 20 mins for a 10 mile TT. Now I want a sub 19:30!

I've been a member of BRCC since 2013 and joined the race team at its inception in 2016. I enjoy the camaraderie and fitness cycling brings and just love riding my bike with my mates! BRCC is a great and friendly cycling club steeped in history that welcomes riders of all ages and abilities and so it's a privilege to be the men's club captain.

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About: Mick Case - Evening League Co-Ordinator

Role in club:
Evening League Co-Ordinator

As a teenager my late Father introduced me to cycling, and in particular to Time Trials. I was a member of Beds Road CC in the early 80's and raced in our Evening League and at other local club events with St Neots CC and Hitchin Nomads using courses on the A1, before joining the Army at 16. Towards the end of my 5 years of Army service I made an attempt to begin racing again and had an entry in the Tri- Service 25-mile TT in 1987. However, prior to the event I was offered the chance of a 5-week trip to Australia (which I won on the toss of a coin!), missed the TT and cycling slipped from my life again.

In 2007 I ran the London Marathon and in the aftermath of trying to maintain my newly found fitness I entered an off-road duathlon. I enjoyed the bike leg so much I bought another road bike, spent a couple of years competing in triathlons and before long I was back racing TTs which continues to this day.

I retired in 2016 and now run Eagle Cycle Services, repairing and servicing bikes. I wanted to put something back into Beds Road CC after years of turning up, racing, then going home so I volunteered to join the committee and run the Evening League during 2017.

The Evening League is open to club members of all abilities over 12 years old and is a chance for riders to test themselves against the clock over the club's 2 main TT courses, the 10 and 11.3 milers, both starting and finishing at our clubhouse in Cardington. It's great fun and I promise it will be the best slice of cake and brew you will have each week so make sure you give it a go.

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