Welcome to the 2nd club newsletter of 2011. The last few months have been busy. We held our first AGM for a number of years, processed a £2,000 kit order for the club, completed a century club run , now running a Group 1 and Group 2 ride,  had a couple of Social evenings and even had some SNCC T-Shirts made.

2012 will be the 125th Anniversary of a cycling club in St Neots. So although there have been a few “gap years” since 1887 there cannot be many places in the UK with such a legacy of cycling. We are lucky enough to have some archive material which is included in the newsletter. Despite rumours to the contrary there are no founder members still riding !!

2011 has seen one of the largest increases in club membership for a number of years and very warm welcome to those who have joined this year. 69 to 26 covers the present age range.

A year ago if we had 6 at the Market square on a Sunday morning we thought that we were doing well. Now if all the regulars are there it is more like 20 and to have 16 turn out for the 100 miler was excellent.

Cycling from John O’Groats to Lands End without support is no mean achievement and Chris Preston shares some of that experience with us. Photos are on the website

Mark Cavendish for BBC Sports Personality of the Year,now that would be some acknowledgement for his brilliant year, so if you get a chance to vote then pick up the phone as they say.

Finally, trust Santa is kind to you all and that there are plenty of cycling goodies in your Christmas stockings.