The morning started gray and wasn’t forecast to brighten up till after the time we all expected to be back home. This didn’t put off 9 riders meeting up at the golf club for the usual brisk ride. This week a new rider Alistair turned up for what turned out to be a baptism by cycling fire. Others in attendance along with myself were Les, Mike, Matt, Rob, Simon with Dan and Mark stepping up from the Clock Tower group.
11 of us turned up at the clock tower, two of our normal crowd had deserted us for the Bird Hills group (and looking at their Strava feedr I wonder if we will ever see them again?), but we had all ridden before and there were no new members so I did a quick check that everyone was happy with 50 miles and decided we could do the 80km reliability ride route today as I had it loaded on my Garmin.
Hi Folks, As it looks like being a warm evening after this Thursday's 10tt how about all gathering at the Shirehorse pub for refreshment.
Thanks Andrew Payne
11 of us today - and we stayed together all the way round to the very end! No drop outs this week...but it was shorter and slower than recently, partly due to the fact I did a 90 mile Sportive yesterday and partly because Gurpal had just done the 25 mile TT on the ski slope. Malcolm met us at the start with membership cards (and to tell some of us we hadn't paid yet...we have now! oops) Summer really feels like it has arrived, although it was a bit breezy!
11 of us today - and we stayed together all the way round to the very end! No drop outs this week...but it was shorter and slower than recently, partly due to the fact i did a 90 mile Sportive yesterday and partly because Gurpal had just done the 25 mile TT on the ski slope. Malcolm met us at the start with membership cards (and to tell some of us we hadn't paid yet...we have now! oops) Summer really feels like it has arrived, although it was a bit breezy!
A couple of weeks ago one of our Vice-Presidents, John Parfitt and his wife Anne, now living near Chippenham after 30 years living in Holland, called in to see me for lunch and an opportunity to catch up on all our news. John you may remember has been a continuous member of the club since 1960.
I’m not sure how many turned up for Sundays Bird Hills club ride as the regulars where either doing a road race around the Drift Road or providing support.
This was the 1st event in recent years where a team entered from the club for a road race. The team consisted of Colin, Brett, Andy W and Michael S. For Colin and Brett this was their first experience of road racing.
A Maidenhead group completed the 2-day London Revolution sportive this weekend.
Karen (colleague of Magnus), Magnus, Dave, Sarah, Mark, Dan
Due to lack of data I could not come up with target times for some people. If you have no times then let me know what your current 10 time is likely to be and I will update the table.
It was breezy, yes, and not as warm as last week - but the sun shone and pulled 13 people to the Clock Tower on Sunday morning this week....some training for next weeks' Revolution, and 2 new members. We though that was a big group, but we managed to pick two ladies up as we were going through Cookham who were also doing the Revolution next week and didn't know there was an MDCC...they do now! That meant 15. Was it a record number...not sure, but it wasn't far off.