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
The MDCC Sportive Trophy competition runs for the 12 months to 31st October each year in order to make sure the results are available in time for the Annual Dinner. So with the sportive year having come to an end, please could you notify me of your qualifying rides over the past 12 months so I can determine the results.
We are looking to get together as many members as possible at Bird Hills Golf club after the last TT on Thursday 8th Sept. All welcome and not just those racing. I suggest from 7.30pm to allow the earlier starts to get there.
THere is plent of safe bike parking round the back of the club house.
The Ride London website shows the following (unofficial) times for club members taking part into today's ride.
157. Matt Raynor 4h 6m
854. Rob Atreed 4h 24m
3401. David Dyer 4h 55m
A beautiful warm sunny morning greeted the following club riders to contest the championship. It was a little more gusty than the forecast suggested but it made for a great tail wind at times.
Andrew Payne - 01:09:29
Joe Francis - 01:11:20
Mike Henley - 01:16:57
Stu Auckland - DNF - punctured at ~29 miles. What a shame as at the half way point I was in the top 3 which were seperated by ~30 seconds. At least the walk back was short, sunny and flat :-)
At this evening's 10 on the H10/2, GS Henley's Peter Harrison demolished the course record with a storming ride of 19:40
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.