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Course change due to scheduled A4 road works from 16th May through to 4th July 2019

Due to gas repairs and traffic lights scheduled to be on the A4 until the beginning of July all events schedules for H10/2 (A4 course) will now take place on H10/10 (Drift Road course) starting at 7.30 from 16th May to 4th July 2019.

Sorry for this change of course..  I believe the Middlesex have cancelled their events during this time.  Reading are also looking at options.  South Bucks events on the 1st Saturday of the month will also be affected

Thanks

Andrew Payne

A social ride in memory of David Booth

A few weeks ago I got some of the saddest news I have ever received. David Booth - who rode with us for many years,  who I rode with midweek every week for quite some time, and who a few of us had been to Sweden with a couple of times to do the Vätternrudern, had taken his own life.  He had been struggling for much of his life with mental health issues and we never knew.   It shook me, as well as shaking many of us who had ridden with him and counted him as a friend.

David Booth social ride - this Sunday 19th May

This Sunday we are holding a more social ride of 26 miles that will leave Braywick car park at 9:00am.

The ride will celebrate the life of David Booth who last rode with us on this route one year ago.  With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week, it also gives us an opportunity to chat with each other rather than race up and down the Chilterns like we usually do on a Sunday.  Details have been emailed to all members.  Anyone is welcome to join us, including friends and family, whether you knew David or not. 

Jenna tells us about being a new MDCC member and cycling

 

 

 

Q: When did you start and what made you start cycling

A: I started cycling a couple of years ago purely as a means of commuting. But then I realised I actually quite enjoyed it as I love being outside, pushing myself physically but also it's a great chance to just let my thoughts wander and get some headspace after a busy week!

Q: What sort of riding do you enjoy

Pub Ride Monday 6th May

This Monday is the first of our four Pub rides that we are arranging this year, and there will be 16 and 12 mile route options.

The meeting point is on Holyport Green, with a start time of 19:00. This is a social ride with the expected duration for both groups being an hour.

GPS routes will be emailed out on Sunday, but if you have any questions please contact Mike Woods.

The ride is open to all members and their partners, Hopefully many of you will be able to make it.

2nd May H10/10 Drift Road TT Cancelled

Tomorrow's (Thursday 2nd May) TT on the Drift Road H10/10 course is cancelled.  There are 4-way traffic lights on the roundabout near Birdhills Golf club.

Meet Hewan - He is all Heart

 

Q: When did you start and what made you start cycling.

A: I got my first two wheeled bike aged six but had the obligatory 3 wheelers before that. I would say that it was my dad who got me into cycling and I still have the Elswick Stag bicycle that he bought for me as a teenager.

Q: We know you have had some heart issues can you tell us what they were.

Changes to Sunday club rides

Following the recent survey of club members, we will now have a common starting point and time for our Sunday club runs.

From this Sunday 7th April we will meet at 8:30 in the car park in front of the Toby Carvery on Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN

A Quick Chat With Les One Of Our Senior Members

Q: When did you start and what made you start cycling 

A: I started cycling “properly” in 2008. Had bikes on a couple of occasions previous to that but did not cycle much. I was a keen squash, cricket and football player but age caught up with me so was looking for another sport. A work colleague encouraged me. Squash damaged me a bit as I have had two hip operations. Like Andy Murray has had.

Q: What sort of riding do you enjoy 

Pub Rides 2019 Diary Dates

We will be running our social pub rides on the first Monday of the month in May, June, July and August.

These will be for all members and their partners. Further information to follow later, but hope to see many of you at the event.

 

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