Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Straight outa VeloCake hq.

A small bit of news for you all.  Many of you will already be aware that VeloCake socks are in the pipeline.  We've been looking around various sock makers for the finest foot dressings, from cheapo nylon things to the more discerning end of the market.  The first request from most of you was for wool socks, I agree.  We've been in touch with both SockGuy and De Feet as the both do custom socks in merino.
SockGuy wanted orders of 150 pairs which seemed a bit steep, where as De Feet have afar more resonable minimum order of 70.
What will they look like you say, well, pretty straight forward.  No argyle, no tall boys, just a regular length with black red and white strips.

The other thing I'd like to put to t'comittee is, I'm toying with the idea of selling up to the man and making VeloCake official.  Would anyone who has a racing licence want to join British Cycling?  Answers on a postcard please

22 comments:

Tom Levell said...

Ooh will that mean I can race the local hill climb next year as you need to be a member of an official club. Dust down the Ferrous and get my fixed rear wheel back too.

trio said...

Isn't it expensive to be a BC club? Oh and CTT as well ;-)

I would of course put Velocake as my club!

TimK said...

Get it done! Do we need chairman etc etc? I looked at the form no long ago, costs £88 doesn't it? I'd be willing to put in towards it.

24Tom said...

I'll happily chip in too.

grant said...

If its anything like Scottish Cycling, we'd need a club secretary that is also a member of the ruling body and a constitution with (I think) at least three executive posts of which one is secretary plus chairperson and treasurer.

There may also be petty local politics to deal with (up here there's a network of local cycling associations, your local permutation of which your club needs to join in order to be part of SC, but SC don;t mention this much.)

James and I might have experience of this sort of thing..... :-)

Rocketdog said...

I have a spare £5 towards it, but I want to be the team cake official

Looking forward to the AGM already!

Tom Levell said...

I was thinking Mikey could just be a Dictator Grant. Seems easier to me ;0)

Tom Levell said...

Oh yeah and the money thing too.

grant said...

The constitutions tend to not allow dictatorships. :-)

Tom Levell said...

Exactly we need something along the lines of Meine Kampf.

grant said...

Wait, wait, wait........if its all official and stuff, do we have to start taking it.......seriously?

:-)

Mullerton said...

I've been asking BC about stuff, we don't need t'committee or out.
They just want our money and we're in.

grant said...

No constitution?

Mullerton said...

constitution smuution.
No need. apparently.

You can still be the chairperson and chief thinker though

grant said...

No, you're the chairperson and chief thinker....

Tom Levell said...

Does silly salute to Mikey.
I've been thinking about doing a couple of local XC races next year if I get a reasonable winter in.

grant said...

Local XC races? Lucky sod.

We have no local scene to even describe as dead.

Wool said...

As the newest Velocake bod I kinda like the underground feel, but would put funds in if the majority wish go mainstream.

Rocketdog said...

re reading the post, members need a racing licence? if so, that'sme out :-(

Tom Levell said...

Members for what? You don't "need" a racing licence unless you want to race properly at BC events.
A registered team allows you to enter certain events (my local hill climb for example) which you couldn't otherwise. Inurance I'm guessing.
No need to contribute towards an official team licence if your not going to do anything with it.

Local races started again in 2009 by the old NEMBA organiser from BITD. Coincided with babies so never felt strong enough to go and race. Still don't but getting there slowly.

Rocketdog said...

Are we troubling the Tour organisers for a place yet?

Wool said...

No just the Giro