Following last Thursday evening at the Maidenhead rowing club there was interest to get a group of members down to Palmer Park http://www.readingleisure.co.uk/palmer-park/ on the next couple of Thursday evenings to a session of group riding. The track is open to the public with the use of geared bikes only. Riders are able to ride the track at their own pace or join a group.
I hope to see you there.
What a difference a week can make. Just seven days after I wished I had brought some sun screen with me on the Boundary Walk, the prospects of getting distinctly wet confronted the three of us who turned up at the Clock Tower this week. Whilst the rest of you stayed warm and dry at home (with the notable exception of Sarah who bravely battled through a 77 miles sportive in Surrey), I was giving my new MDCC winter training jacket a try out, Dan came out on his new winter bike and a new David joined us for the first time.
There was a good turn out this morning, as 12 of us set off from the Clock Tower to do what is quite a standard route for us now. We were joined by 2 of our old friends who have been out with the Bird Hills group more than with us recently (Magnus and Mark) so we probably should have know what was in store...I just hope we haven't frightened Lesley off who was only riding for the 2nd time with us...
Seven of us made it out on a chillier morning - autumn feels like its arrived. David D came along in his running kit to say hi before he went on to run the Maidenhead half marathon (which he did in 1 hour 43mins - well done!) and we had a chat about Gurpals 12 hour tt (196 miles - again well done!), and Dave B wanted to find a hill we had been down in the winter and do it again (but forgot to say that he wanted to go down it again....more on that later!)
As the good weather continued into September, six of us from the club (Sarah, Daniel, John, Michael, Rob and I) paid a neighbourly visit to this 100 mile event put on by the Marlow Riders. Full credit to them as they put on a great show, very well organised with 3 good food stops complete with home made cakes. The route started with a familiar climb through Frieth to Christmas Common (being careful to avoid those on GS Henley's TT) before descending to Watlington. We then headed north through Thame spending much of the time on relatively flat and very quiet and pleasan
No parties yesterday in the Great Park for the 5 fools braving the rain for the Birds Hill group ride.
With plenty of rain Saturday and Sunday morning it was decided we'd do a short, steady and less risky ride (from a slippery road/debris perspective) and headed out on the Chobham route. Myself, Mike, Colin, Matthew and Anastasia started out just as the rain started to ease. We all took turns at the front and collectively forgot about the "steady" bit pushing on as and when the road/legs allowed.
As you can see, the clothing order has arrived. I will email all of you who placed orders so you know how much to pay. We need to get the money in promptly as we will need to pay Imsport in the next couple of weeks. You can call round and pick up you order if you let me know when. I will bring the orders along to the remaining club 10's, but I will not be able to make this coming Thursday (22 Aug).
A group of 10 riders found their way to the golf club for today’s charge around the Chilterns. This included Anastasia and Lucas deciding to step up from their normal Clock Tower ride. As a number in the group had less experienced of riding with us, we decided to take one of our classic routes via Pishill. I and a couple of the more experienced riders were mindful of our juniors, so didn’t want to ride at a pace which was too aggressive. So how did we get on?