Committee members

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Brandon Ellis
Chairman .
Brandon is a lifelong cyclist, with experience of racing in Europe and the United States. As 1st Chard Wheelers chairman he has devoted his time supporting and coaching local youth riders. He is also secretary for the South West region of British Cycling; and Team Manager for the South West youth road and track teams.
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Paul Barrett
Vice-Chairman.
Paul has ridden with the club from the age of 14. He is an accomplished road racer and holds a number of the club records. In 2014 Paul competed in the UK senior road race championship and finished third overall.
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Wiebke Rietz
Hon Secretary
Wiebke is a first class road race and Hill Climb rider. She regularly wins her age class each year on the local Hill Climb and thinks nothing of entering the British Championships at the end of the year. in 2015 she became the UK champion in her class. When not training for completion she normally rides with intermediate group and is a regular Wednesday Wobbler.
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Mark German
Membership
Mark hails from Axminster and is a long time club member. He is a dedicated Time Trial competitor and one of the club’s high mileage riders. He also ventures into the French alps just for an extra challenge. When not competing and depending on his training needs, Mark rides with both the intermediate and training group. Mark can be contacted on 01297 35975
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Nigel Ware
Honary Treasurer
Again a long serving club member. Nigel is best described as a part-time Time Trail rider. He would like to do more, however, his work commitments and DIY exploits severely restrict his training. When out on club runs he rides with both the Training and Social groups, it all depends how he feels on the day....
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Tim Loosemore
Club Clothing
Tim is fortunate to work from home and cycles whenever time allows. In recent years Tim topped the clubs mileage table by riding in the region of 12,000 miles per year! He is also the first rider to turn back to help riders who have been dropped by the group.
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Simon Lancaster
Social Secretary
As the job title implies, Simon is responsible for creating and booking events. This also means that he must keep everyone happy!
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Jon Kettell
Club Run Officer
Jon is without a doubt one of the most enthusiastic rider in the club. If possible, he would ride seven days a week! As a young man he was also an accomplished road racer and he is always willing to impart his vast knowledge on the club’s young guns and provide important training guidance.
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Alistair Salter
Youth Coaching
Alistar is a British Cycling level I coach for the clubs aspiring young riders. Originally from North Wales, Alistar joined Holyhead CC at the age of 14. He eventually moved to Somerset, acquiring a Cat 2 Road Racing Licence along the way. Now a member of 1st Chard Wheelers he can be seen riding around the area along with his youngest son on a tandem.
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Alby Smith
Website manager
Alby found cycling quite late in life. The reason he cites for starting cycling; he is now able to exert some control over his own wellbeing! He has also found cycling to be very addictive and the better you feel, the more you want to cycle!
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The Wheelers Training Team

Brandon Ellis
L2 Coach
01460 221479
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Gavin Richards
L2 Coach
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John Hinds
L2 Coach
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Sarah Ellis
L1 Coach
01460 221479
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Alistar Salter
LI Coach
07971 847272
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Sue Salter
Trainee Coach
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Paul Barratt
Trainee Coach
01460 67803
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Paul MacDonald
Trainee Coach
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