Bird Hills Club Ride 18 Feb 2018 - Diesel on road causes a tumble!

Six of us met at Bird Hills despite the early morning drizzle - Brett, Rob H, Rob O’Keefe, Peter, Guy and Andrew. Andrew was on a cycling curfew, due to an injured rib, so left us at the start to meet up with the Clock Tower group.

It soon stopped raining and we were led by Brett for almost the entirety of the ride. We made our way to Henley via Twyford and Playhatch, then up Stonor towards Christmas Common.

We then turned right at the Nettlebed junction and through Nuffield and Stoke Row before going through Harpsden and back into Henley.

MDCC's Super G

Many of you may have seen Geraint Thomas consolidating his lead of the Tour of Algarve on the stage 3 TT. However, the big talking point should have been MDCC’s Super G (John Gibson) getting in on the act, as the photo below proves. Here you can see John, in full club kit, taking a photo so he can point out to Geraint where he could improve!

Well done John look forward to seeing more of your photo’s.

Club trip to London Velodrome

An email went out to all members today about the proposed trip to the London Velodrome.

Reply with dates and times you can do if interested.


Bird Hills Club Ride 11 Feb 2018

There were four riders out today (would have been five but one missed the start), and again all four of us (Andrew, Brett, Mike and Rob H) were in club kit.

We again decided to give the Chilterns a miss, due to last night’s weather, and headed off on one of the “traditional” routes to Pangbourne, with some small deviations.

Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Sportive 2018

We have been sent the following details of a local sportive:

Bird Hills Club Ride 04 Feb 2018

It was good to see all five of the riders (Andrew, Brett, Mike, Pete and Rob H) who braved the cold and wind arriving in club kit, and the group looked very “professional”.

It was decided to give the Chilterns a miss due to the recent weather and the risk of punctures.

The 'unreliability' ride

A cold but sunny morning for the 7 of us who decided to recce the reliability ride which we will redo later this month - Dave D, Hewan, Dean, Taran, me, new member Simon and a guest appearance from Rob O Keefe from the Birds Hill group. On leaving the station to head towards Twyford a split occurred early on with Rob, Dean and Hewan powering off trailing the rest of us - Dean was supposed to be taking it easy with a chest infection but the temptation to ride with Rob was just too much!

Doing the usual...the Clock Tower ride 28th Jan 2018

We used to write up our weekly rides regularly but I have got a bit lazy in the past few months so this is an attempt to reinstate the 'ride report' for the clock tower ride.

Using the new Whatsapp group (any members reading this who would like to be added to the group let me know - my number is 07885 498775) we prearranged the route and had a good idea of who would be there. We had decided on our 'usual' route (although we haven't ridden this for a fair while) in advance so knew we had a few hills to do.

Future Events

The Club Reliability Ride will be held on - Sun 25 Feb - Save The Date

This annual 50 mile event will start from Bird Hills Golf Club at 8:45am. It is a great opportunity for members to meet up (if only at the start and finish!) There are usually 3 or 4 groups covering the route at various speeds, so it is suitable for all members.


Day” Long Club Rides

Another Discount offer for 2018 Members

If you are after stem caps, headset covers or spacers have a look at club member Jorj James website at

Jorj is offering a 10% discount for club members on these items.

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