16th Nov - Bird Hills ride - Disc brakes and cloud services.

A highly motivated team of 8 turned up at the golf club to today’s dash around the Chilterns.  With myself, Brett and Stuart present there was concern we were in for another fast ride.  Before setting off, a round of insults / criticisms was got in with most of them aimed at Stuart.  I missed last weeks ride, but sounded likes Stuarts new BMC complete with cable operated disc brakes didn’t stop very well.  Brett turned up without water bottles, so we set of to Holyport all hoping for early bacon butties which never materialised.

Sportive Trophy 2014

The sportive scene continued to grow in 2014 with a wide variety of events available.  Surely a club record turnout for a sportive was achieved with the 19 club members who took part in this year's Ride London 100.  It was just a shame that the route (rightly) had to be shortened as a result of torrential rain.

Did the groups pride and ego take a beating today?

On this gray but mild late October Sunday a group of around 11 turned up.  I didn’t do a full count to be sure.  Dan and Tom who have been out with the Clock Tower ride decided to join us today.  The route suggested was the classic route to Pishill with a detour at Stoner.

Two quick weeks

I am not sure we can really call ourselves the medium paced run at the moment - we have just done 2 very quick weeks compared to our usual speed. Last week we did a variation on the reliability ride- and managed a pace of just under 18mph, and I thought that was a fluke....but maybe it wasn't...

Bird Hills group supporting the club hill climb event

Today’s Bird Hills ride was combined with the club hill climb event. Sarah arrived at the golf club for the first time today along with Dan.  Mike wasn’t feeling well so went home before starting.  Colin and Stuart were also present.  If others turned up, sorry about the lack of a mention as I went straight to the Clock Tower.  Sarah Looked in bright spirts after her first ride with the Bird Hills group back to her usual starting point at the clock tower.

Not quite so fast...

Reading the Bird Hills group write up of Sunday mornings ride, I thought I had better write the Clock Tower version up - as it was somewhat slower. Having said that, we were not hanging around too much...

How quickly can we ride on a sunny Sunday morning.

On what was a gorgeous early Autumn day for riding, 7 turn up at the golf club (Dan, Mark, Matthew, George, Stuart, and myself).  After shorting out the excuses for poor performance during the ride, it was decided to do the standard Pishill route with an extra loop at the end to allow those struggling or with time pressure to peel off.

Hilly 30 Start sheet now available

This Sunday's Hilly 30 Start Sheet is now available here.

Joe Francis covers 233.x miles in his 1st 12hr tt

Well done Joe for completing a to be confirmed 233.x miles in his first ever 12hr tt over in Wales on Sunday

Prudential Ride London 100 (actually 86) Results

As I am sure everyone has heard, the remains of Hurricane Bertha meant that yesterday’s Ride London 100 had to be shortened to 86 miles with the removal of Leith Hill and Box Hill.  I think most of us were disappointed to hear the news as we lined up under clear skies at the start.  However whilst making our way through the flooded roads of Surrey in huge downpours we had to agree that it was the right decision. 


Well done to everyone from MDCC who completed the ride yesterday:




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