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?
I should have known it was too early to herald spring in last week's report as it was bitterly cold at 9:00 by the Clock Tower this morning. The good news was that it was very dry despite the occassional snow flake fluttering down, meaning there was no ice around. We were pleased to be joined today by a new rider James, so with regulars Gurpal, David, Rob and I that made it five of us braving the cold and poorly surfaced South Bucks roads this morning.
On the 10th March the Hilly 30tt came and went without problems (if a little cold) thanks to the good support from the Marshalls and other involved. Thanks for the support.
The 15tt is still open for enteries at https://evententry.ctt.org.uk/ until Tuesday 12th March. I know the site has been down recently, so if you're had problems please let me know. All being well the start sheet will be emailed on Sunday 17th March and in the post on Monday 18th.
After last week's miserable conditions, this weekend saw many groups of cyclists enjoying the improved weather in the Chilterns. Amongst them a group of 10 (me, Dan, Daniel, Mark, Mark, Gurpal, Rob, Ollie, Sam and Malcolm) set off from the Clock Tower this morning, although Malcolm having come to collect subs and hand out cards only came with us for the first part along the A4. After a bit of a discussion of how much time we had spent cleaning our bikes during the past week and who now had the shiniest chain we decided to set out to climb Pishill which we rarely do as a grou
Two questions from today 80km reliability ride. How many Tesco super stores are there in Bracknell and how many balls should be in a bottom bracket bearing?
At least we didn't get the snow and ice we feared earlier in the week, but otherwise the reliability ride kept up the tradition of being wet (very wet) with some bitingly cold winds. So it was great to see a turnout of 13 riders at Braywick including a prospective new member Matt.
Just a couple of things....
Malcolm will be coming to the start of the reliability ride next Sunday...he will bring membership cards for those who have paid up, for those that haven't it will be a good opportunity to bring a cheque.
I will cycle past the clock tower at 0900 on Sunday to pick up anyone who has gone there not knowing that the reliability ride is going from Braywick.
Seven riders gather at the golf club and the initial discussion on the wind direction, especially those who’d cycled in a westerly direction into the wind. The riders included Mike, James, Danuta, Colin, Les and Stuart (with a hangover).
Les nearly led out from the golf club with a right turn, but instead did a complete turn back into the golf club drive way. A few minutes later we set of for the classic route to take in Pishill. The ride to Twyford was a little different to usual. We normally ride in pairs with about 1 change of leaders, but due to the head wind we changed about 6 times to share the effort out. Please note Stuart managed to avoid taking a turn.