I turned up at the Clock Tower this morning in the rain expecting no one to be there - only to find one of the biggest groups of riders we have had for a while (except for Box Hill!). Along with Alan, Gurpal, David and myself, 3 of these were new - a young girl, Sasha and a French father and son Patrick and Pierre. We promised her dad we would drop Sasha back near home in Ascot and wanted to show the 2 French guys some of our countryside.
This was my first club ride for a number of weeks, due to racing and leading charity rides. With a number of people now away 5 of us grouped just after 8.30. Those present were Colin, Brett, Mike W and Danuta less Robert who couldn’t be bothered to get out of bed.
Our only handicap championship of the year, The Timberlake Tankard was won by Ian Brodie with a handicap time of 20.43 [ 4.30 h'cap] while David Dyer obviously benefitting from his ride in L'Etape took the silver medal in 20.49 [ 5.05 h'cap] We were pleased to see new member Lee Kettle take the bronze medal in 20.53 [7.15 h'cap].
Please could any MDCC member intending riding this event, weather permitting, let Peter know, if they haven't done so already, as he has to work out your handicap in advance. [email address on committee members page]
TVT Takes The Win!
We were delighted to welcome Thames Valley Triathletes to our annual interclub '10' this Thursday. After a few adjustments each team fielded 16 riders on one of the few warm evenings we've had this year. Times were a little slower than expected possibly because of the close conditions.
At 8 am the sun was shining and 14 cyclists met up at Braywick this morning. There were some familiar faces, and a few new ones too as we attracted some potential new members to come for a ride. After a bit of faffing with a split tyre, we got away at about 8:20, and picked Lewis up at Virginia Water.
Danuta Tinn on a fast evening at the a3crg event on Monday evening broke the Ladies '25' record to take it down to 56-30 from the record she set last year of 56-37. Well done Danuta! We hope to have more on this later.
As the weather might be good tonight, how about all gathering after completing this evening 10tt at the Shire Horse pub for a social gathering. That’s the pub on the right just before the finish. I will be there if anyone wants to join me.
Here are the details for next weeks ride...
I have tried to create the route based on the London Revolution route. I hope you will able to find it by going here
let me know if that doesnt work and I will try something else!
Please can we meet at BRAYWICK at 0800, with the aim to leave by 0815.
Having had a chat to Nigel last week, we thought it would be a good idea to use this ride as our long reliability ride (its approximately 125 km).