Clock Tower Club Run - Sunday's at 0900 from Maidenhead Station Car Park
Bird Hills Club Run - Sunday's at 0830 from Bird Hills Golf Course Entrance on Drift Road
For the 4th year running a group from the club made a trip to Sweden last weekend for the Vätternrundan. This year's team was Sarah, Magnus, Dave B and me.
Four club members raced the H100/88 yesterday. It was a dry day although the wind got progressively stronger as the morning continued making the return towards Alton harder. All club members started in relative close proximity so the conditions were the same for everyone.
The notorious A31 ruts claimed it's victims again with Andrew suffering with neck cramp and my back going at the half way point.
A huge thank you to Vicki Henley for being support and handing out the bottles - much appreciated.
This weekend saw several of our members doing open timetrials.
Stuart Auckland 21.01 on the E2/10 in Essex - I'm sure he would loved to be 2 seconds quicker
Andrew Payne 22.17 on H17/10r and hoped to do a 21.xx but best ride of the year so far.
Joe Francis 2:02:19 on the H50/8 Bentley course and had hoped to going under 2hour for the first time
Mike Henley 2:08:29 on H50/8
Neither liked the brisk easterly wind.
There was a good turnout of 19 members and guests at Bird Hills Golf Club on Sunday for our seventh annual 50 mile Reliability Ride on a circular route to the south of Maidenhead. This included regulars from the two Sunday club runs as well as some less familiar faces. Before we started there was a perfect demonstration of how to fall off when wearing new cleats by one member in the car park, but as far as I knew this proved to be the day’s only mishap. At the designated start time of 8:45 a group of faster riders set off followed not long after by the rest of us.
I have sent out a survey about possible dates for running a club session at the London Velodrome. If at all interested, please reply by this Sunday 7th Feb (apologies for the short deadline, but applications need to be in by Monday).
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It was another year of impressive sportive mileage by club members with a new name on the club’s Sportive Trophy this year. Well only a new name because Heather got married this year! A number of sportives, a 24 hour ride from Newcastle to London and some long Audax’s (including a 600 km arduous ride across mountainous Wales that she probably won’t ever forgive me for encouraging her to do it!) led to an impressive tally of over 3,200 miles this year.
We had a couple of guests from the Birds Hill Group today - which was a bit scary at first, but they were both gentle on us. Andrew and Heather joined Dave D, Pedro, myself and new member Nikki for the ride in the ridiculously mild November weather this morning. It was mild and dry, but we knew that the southerly wind was going to really pick up, and with my hip injury I needed to try and keep things reasonably flat, so we started off on a route to Windsor Great Park through Eton, Datchet and Runnymede.