Once again we start off the club news this week reporting on another win for the man on form Neil Ellison as he took win no 6 in the latest round of the Central cross league so once again it’s a big well done to him. A little further back was Paul White who finished 14th so well done to both.

Elsewhere, a number of cub riders took part in the Gorrick MTB sportive on Saturday with Agne the fastest of those participating, think we need to get her to ride a cross on her MTB bike I am sure she should do very well. Saturday’s social ride a fair few out for a nice relaxed ride with a coffee stop and Thursday we were again down at the ski slope for some MTB/Cross training.

This week Monday was club night at The Crown from 8.30 p.m. Tuesday road training at Hillingdon starting at 6.15 p.m. the session this week 1 x20 mins with ¼ lap changes, sprint at the end then a couple of laps rest followed by a further 20 mins of through and off, as always will try and split into ability groups. Thursday it is cross/MTB training, meet at the Hillingdon Athletics car park at 6:15 p.m. or as early as you can make it, if arriving late we will be based on the field adjacent to the old ski slope. This weekend the following rides are happening, Saturday a social MTB ride to Black Park, meet 9.30 at the Malt Shovel, hopefully we will see a good turnout and some of the people who have not been out for while, Sunday the plan is to ride the following road sportive: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/159902/Lovelo-Cycle-Works-Autumn-Sportive-2017 which is fairly local starting in Berkhamsted, the club van will be going to the event so shout of you need/want a lift. With 3 distances it should suit a lot of riders in the club and once again it would be good to have a good club presence at the event.

I have had to whittle down the numbers for France as there are only 22 spaces and 28 people have shown an interest, I will be asking those who have been selected for a £50 deposit which is non refundable in the event of you pulling out unless you find a reserve to take your space, people coming will need to have deposited £400 into the club account prior to the departure date.

I still have club kit for Andy Smith/Will Templeton and Sean Downey that needs picking up from me, there is also some spare kit mostly road jerseys in most sizes if anyone needs anything.

This week’s club special offer is Stans race fluid £24 for a litre bottle-get in touch of you want some.

Hopefully see people on a ride soon.

 

Notable dates:

28th or 29th Day trip to Cwmcarn

26th November DePanne Beach Race

9th December Xmas Party

25th Feb Bucks Road Sportive

7th April Paris Roubaix sportive

13th May 20th Bucks off Road Sportive

10th June 2018 Club Road tour

 

 

Chris Denman

 

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