and website changes
Latest Newsletters from:
Number of Entries for the
Vale of Gamorgan event, as at 28th Aug - 17, with only 7 from our
section - where are you all?
Report and photos from the Saundersfoot weekend now on the Reports page in the Lounge. Also the latest, and last, Cotswold Section newsletter from Reg Eyre now on the above button.
Barry has sent a note through as a reminder of the "Distinguished Gentlemans Ride."
If anyone is interested in taking part in this event, be at
Robert Bevans Showroom, in Hadfield Road
at 9.15am Sun 24th Sept (next Sun) You can use any bike you wish. Barry
week report now in the Library and a few photos and notes on
the Vale of Glam event on the Reports
CMB magazine on the above button - guess who has his photo in it? I'm
about to start converting the rest of the website so as to make it more
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the button above, also
some notes and photos from the Anglo-Dutch
trial are now in the Library.
evening rideout to the Rose and Crown at Eglwsilan tomorrow evening.
Howard has checked at the pub and it opens at 6.30pm with food being
served at 7pm onwards.
A few photos and notes from the "Remember the Dragon Tour" run on
Sunday the 27th, now on the reports
Maybe a bit early but the Xmas dinner is scheduled for the 18th
December - menu form here - please get them in early.
Some more photos added to the Reports
page in the Lounge for the Chairmans run.
to say that the Fish & Chip run last night was a bit of a
due to the lousy weather. However we did have 20 people turn up at the
club with 17 sitting down to a good plateful of F&C.
have done with a few more, as we had estimated 25 to the
caterer. Bob J's fish was the size of a whale, which caused a
goodly amount of laughter. John and Mary handed out a quiz which was
won by 'the winning team'. All a good bit of fun - big thanks to Mary
for preparing the questions. VOG
entries needed, plus two volunteers to help.
HQ newsletter on the button above - don't forget the invite to the
Cardiff Yacht club tomorrow - arrive from 10am onwards. It promise's to
be good day and our bikes will be displayed in front of the clubhouse.
Details on the club
calendar in the Lounge.
Some notes on the Chairman's run now on the reports page
in the Lounge - thanks to Rob for the photos and some of the write-up,
plus the little elf for the folk-lore warning. Now, I bet
interested enough to have a read.
Vale of Glamorgan
entry forms now available for download in WORD
format, or as a PDF.
I'm trying something different this year regarding entries and will
accept them by email, with the entry fee payment being made on the day.
Please note that if you enter by email then you are committing to pay
the entry fee, even if you do not turn up on the day.
Second part of Bruce's diary in the Western Region Trials Championships
now on the WRRTC
webpage in the library features.
Cotswold Section newsletter is now on the above button. Any comments on
the layout of this page compared to the format of the others on the
to say that last nights Wednesday evening rideout was a bit of a flop
as the Corntown Country Inn was 'closed for refurbishment' - that's
Welsh for 'gone bust' again. Next year the place won't be on our lists,
I hope. The next Wednesday evening rideout is to the Rose &
at Eglwysilan, where we're always welcome and the food is good.
Historic tour report and photos now on the Reports Page.
for the problems with the photos on the Follow the Velo report. All
fixed now. Just in case you wondered - it was down to the name of the
file ending with .JPG in upper case and not .jpg in lower case. All
worked fine on my computer, which runs Windows 10, but the website is
hosted under Linux and Linux is very fussy about file extentions,
unlike Windows. There were a couple of other glitches, but all should
work fine now. Many thanks to those who mentioned the problem, as I
need to know. If the problem still seems to exist, then just reload
the page - it's that little circular arrow somewhere at the
the browser page.
At last I've found the time to add the Follow the Velo run report to
the Reports Page
in the Lounge. Historic Tour tomorrow, meet 10am at the Mountain Cafe
for a prompt start at 10.30am.
some discussions at last night's meeting it was decided to remove the
'Bike Park' from the website as 'members bikes' now has a page of it's
own and is more anonymous. So, I've also moved the 'Notices' page back
to where it originally was - under the 'Home' button. The 'Notices'
page, as you'll see, as you're reading this, is in a totally
different format. Obviously, there's no need for the 'members only'
area any more, so that has also gone. There were over 75 webpages in
the Bike Park and by deleting them the number of pages has been roughly
halved, which makes life easier for me. I'd still appreciate any
comments on this pages web design though.
here is the new re-vamped web-page. Supposedly designed for viewing on
a mobile phone. I must confess that things may not be quite right for
viewing on a mobile - in my book they're just for making phone calls
and sending the odd text or two. So I haven't really tested this page
on a mobile. A lot of a pain, I must say, as Iphones present webpages
in a different way to an Android phone - and what a Windows phone does,
is anybodies guess, but it'll be different, for sure. Anyhow, I've had
a go - but have concentrated in getting things right for a desktop or
Ok folks - over to you, please. Tell me what you think?
any comments? colours? background pics(they can be changed from time to
time)? Does the page look ok on your screen? Does it scroll ok?
need to get this page right before making the changes to the other 150
odd pages on our website, so this is very much a test page. Hope you
12th July - time for change - I think!!
I started with preparing this website some 10 years ago, HTML(Hyper
Text Markup Language) was what was used to build a website, It's
basically the programming code that is needed to present the 'written
word'. Since then something called JQuery has come along and so has
CSS. They're just other programming languages and JQuery is
one that makes things move on a
website, such as the way the menus on the left, or above, open and
close when you
click them. As well as the 'up' button on the bottom left corner of
each page. So, this page is coded mainly in HTML with a bit of JQuery
thrown in. All works fine - at least it does on my desktop PC.
and laptops, along came tablets and the dreaded mobile phone, which
meant that 'full' web pages cannot be read easily on the small screen,
as they present themselves as too small. Sod it, is my opinion, get a
proper computer, but that's a bit of a selfish attitude, I suppose.
Anyway, the use of mobile devices to 'surf' the web is growing and over
50% of web browsing is now done using a mobile. You may have noticed
that some websites have changed - just look at the main VMCC site
and you'll notice that the information is contained in a narrow band in
the centre, which is easier to read on a mobile. Likewise the Bristol
website, but they use a web builder programme called 'wordpress'. A bit
restrictive, but ideal for someone to build a simple website without
knowing HTML code.
So - what's this all about? It's all to do
with making our website a bit more 'mobile' friendly and I shall start
with this page on it's own, in order to get it right. You'll see
changes, initially, that will be tweaked before rolling the whole
concept out over the 150 odd pages of the rest of the website. Don't
worry if things look a bit different when you next come back to this
page in a few days. Any comments, suggestions etc, good or bad, I won't
be offended - please let me know.
a few notes and pictures from the BBQ are now on the reports page
for the BBQ next Monday evening, the 3rd July, at - 52 Parc-y-felin,
Creigiau, Cardiff, CF15 9PA - 7pm onwards. Please bring your spouse if
you like, or someone elses, if you prefer. The weather promises to be
ok - light cloud with patches of sunshine.