Most club members will know Brian Simmonds (on the left), either personally or as the man who, together with Malcom, pushes you off on the Thursday evening time trials. Yesterday Brian was taken to hospital with a suspected minor stroke and loss of vision in one eye.
After initial tests he was sent home and, apart from still being blind in his right eye, says he is feeling fine. Obviously there are more tests to be done to get to the bottom of the issue but I'm sure you will join me in wishing Brian a speedy recover. Being a very fit man with a healthy lifestyle, I'm sure it is only a matter of time before he regains his vision and is back in full health.
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Four of us Dan, Gurpal, John and I negotiated the many rail replacement buses in the Station Car Park to meet up this morning. Gurpal suggested a special magical mystery tour following the route of the Olympic Road Race (no, not a trip from Central London to Box Hill and back, but the route from 1948 which went round through Windsor Great Park 17 times).
Snow, ice and freezing temperatures - it may be late March, BST may start next week - but no-one seems to have told the weather! The general consensus this morning was that we are getting a tad fed up with this....so only the hardiest idiots..I mean cyclists...turned up this morning - Dan, Rob, David B, Gurpal and me.
As per the title. I will have the entire stock of club kit with me on Thursday down at the rowing club.
During the recently held Committee meeting, this above event was mentioned as one that we should help promote to all our 3rd & 4th Cat riders.
With this in mind please be aware that even though the date of this race is not until Mid May these 3rd & 4th Cat races are usually full well before their closing date.
To register for this event you will require at least a British Cycling Race Bronze membership, this is the lowest level of competitive membership.
So what happened on the Bird Hills ride this week? I have very little idea as for the 2nd week I was leading a Skyride in Richmond Park. Does anyone want to post comments?