A reminder- as if you need it-
The next South west Uni meet is on Saturday Feb 12th 2005 at Priory High School, Exeter, Devon, England.
And this time there will be MORE space. We have booked both the Sports hall and the gym, so theres more room for jugglers and game players, more room for learners and more room for workshops. The Tombola will be back too, the prefect chance to exchange your un wanted christmas presents for a free chance to win something else, bring a desiable (to someone) prize along and you will recive a free tombola ticket.
Workshops offered so far include
Acro - yes a non uni workshop
Hat Tricks - yep, another non uni workshop
Long jump comp - unis required!
Also on offer are the usuall silly games, a bit of basketball if we can fit it in and of course Unicycle Hockey.
If you can help out we really need a few people to pass on tips on free mounting and idling, and to help any learners for half an hour or so.
The web site is still at http://www.uk.unicyclist.com/swum.html with map, prices, times and poster.
Great, I’ll put you down for the “advanced beginners” workshop, theres always a few people who want tips at that point on the learning curve. Just a bit of encouragement and a few pointers and then they become happier unicyclists who can do more fun stuff.
Yes UUU memebrship renewals and joining for new members will be possible at SWUM. Look out for Sarah, Paul or Richard from the UUU committee.
For any one who doesn’t already know
UUU ( Union of UK Unicyclists ) is the UKs national body. The UUU administers IUF /UUU levels testing in the UK and provides members with a newsletter for UK unicycling stuff and (until we run out) a UUU reflective frame sticker to go on your uni. Members of UUU are able to recieve certificates for passing levels tests and get discounts on SOME items from unicycle.uk.com . Membership is a snip at £2 a year for adults and £1 a year for under 16s.
Good to know your coming poppie, yes a 16 inch may have become a little small for you if you are college age. There will be some spare wheels around to try out, no problem. You might find the advanced beginners workshop usefull, focusing on free mounting and ideling, two skills that can take you out of being a beginner and into being a “confident rider”.
I guess we need to find a way of marking up " use me, I’m spare" unicycles for the day, maybe lugague tags… Any one got any ideas.
There will be a small number of Labled in some way “spare all day unis” in 20 and 24 inch, maybe 16 as well if Barbara has room for them. There will also be LOTS of unis that the owners arn’t riding right now and don’t mind being asked for a loan to try that model out of size etc. If in doubt ask loudly.
My current thinking on labeling “spare” unis is a big white stripe across the saddle with “Use me” writen on it.
just be carefull what kind of tape u use to stick on the saddle
even duct-tape eventually gets worked loose by sliding butts and a variety of derrieres will then become sticky from rubbing across the gluey parts
not a kewl sensation
the luggage tag idea still strikes me as being the most practical
u could also have a ‘Use Me’ area, staffed by any one of your flood of volunteers?