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
There were 10 at the clock tower this morning, two of whom were new ladies, and it was great to see Malcolm there too, for 2 reasons - one its great to see him on the bike, and two he was happy to take our new ladies out for their first ride with the club. Dave B was on a time limit so went with the slower group too....maybe one of you guys could let us know how the 4 of you got on? That left 6 of us.
I hope everyone else enjoyed today's great ride through London and Surrey in much better weather than last year.
Robert Attreed 4h 09m
Stuart Auckland 4h 27m
Andy Waters 4h 36m
Sebastien Burley 4h 38m
Mike Woods 4h 52m
Sarah Davies 5h 11m
Four club members Andrew, Jon, Tim and I, woke to a beautiful still morning, perfect conditions for a stab at a quick time and the club record maybe......
Several hours later, as forecasted, the heavens opened and everyone raced in very heavy rain, lots of standing water and huge plooms of water from passing traffic.
Thankfully all completed the race, as did others with no serious incidents, although nearly broadsiding a Range Rover might have ruined my race, and made it back to HQ to shiver and a cup of tea.
This weeks top performers must be our two riders doing the national 24hr tt.
Joe Francis 423.78 and 16th place
Micheal Henley 413.97 and 21st place
63 riders completed the event with Michael Broadwith being the winner with 537.35 miles. A very well done to Joe and Michael and the other who also took part in the event.
Else where irders out for a warm up by comparision
Danuta Tinn - 56:52 for a 25tt in Wales
Andrew Payne 57:3x on H25/8
Tim Seddon DNS on H25/8
11 of us turned out this morning for the clock tower run, on a much sunnier day than we could have possibly have hoped for. There were plenty of regulars, some newish faces and one completely new lady who was new to cycling from being a runner. After a bit of discussion we decided to do a few hills, and once we got to Frieth we would make a decision whether to go back up to Stokenchurch or carry on a flatter route through the Hambledon Valley.
This open event was well supported with 7 members being on the start list, which is more than I can remember in recent times. The championship was part the the West London CA event on H50/1 - the A4 betweeen Pangbourne and Thatcham. Riders were faced with a stiff South Westerly breeze which made heading to Thatcham tuff going especailly from Pangbourne to Aldermaster. Heading west, maintaining 20-22mph was hard work, but 28-30mph was less challenging heading east.
I'm currently aware of the following events our riders took part in :
Tim Seddon H25/1 1:04:01 - A4 between Theale and Thatcham
Danuta Tinn A25/11 0:57:38 - A50 between Etwall and Uttoxeter
Andrew Payne GS/189 34.55 - a lumpy 14.2 course at Faygate nr Crawley
Next Sunday we have 7 riders competing for the 50 mile championship on H50/1 on the a4 between Theale and Thatcham
The nice weather brought a big turnout of 12 riders at the Clock Tower this morning (possibly the highest number so far this year?). Just before 9:00 we saw a large group from Bird Hills go past heading off on what looked to be a long and fast ride out towards Thame.