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.
As you will already know from Brian's email, this years prizegiving dinner is almost upon us, taking place on Saturday 26 Jan (a week on Saturday) at the Grenadier Guards Club in Windsor. It promises to be an enjoyable evening, with lots of prizes to give out and much discussion of last season's successes and failures.
I would encourage all prize winners (see the championship page on the website) to come along and collect your prizes. For any new members, it is a good opportunity to meet your fellow club members and socialise together.
It was cold this morning, but as most of the roads were dry it was fine for a ride. 10 turned up at the clock tower today - lovely to see Gurpal after a few weeks off, and Mark is back with his fancy pants wheels! We also welcomed James for his second ride after he had come along back in October - so we didnt totally scare him off! Malcolm made a brief appearance to say hello, but didnt come with us so 9 set off up to Winter Hill. Dan needed to be back by 11 so we decided to do a short loop to the North then back to Maidenhead to see whether anyone wanted to carry on.
With the temperature hovering around 1-2 degrees but with the sun out, it was agreed the 7 of us would have a steady base ride today. We did around 50 miles at an average of 18mph.
We took a different route, heading to Winnersh, Swallowfield, Hook and then back via Hartley Wintney, Crowthorne and Bracknell until we picked up our usual roads near Shurlock Row.