On the racing front it was a double whammy for the club this weekend with Neil Ellison on the top step of the podium in the vets class at the Eastern series and then Sunday Roger Fowkes on the top step in the London cross league whilst elsewhere Sam Phillips took 4th in the Eastern MTB series in the Grd vets and Paul White took 8th in the vets and Clive Evans came 12th in the Grd vets at the Wessex League so well done to all that raced. On the non-competitive front we also had riders taking part in the New Forest Road sportive.

Over last week we had the road training at Hillingdon, the Wed social MTB ride and the Thursday the cross/MTB training at the old ski slope at Uxbridge and this week it is more of the same, Tuesday’s road training schedule this week is a 1 lap TT of the cct, followed by 2 x 20mins sessions with a sprint at 10 mins and at the end of each 20 mins session 2 laps easy followed by the second 20 min session, then a 3 laps easy and another 1 lap TT. Meet at 6:30 p.m. Nos have been down recently for the Wed social ride so I suggest that if anyone is going out they post up on the clubs facebook page or on WhatsApp, Thursday we will be repeating the cross/MTB training, meet at the Uxbridge Athletics track car park at 6.30 p.m. Friday for those off during the day there is road training at the Hillingdon cct starting at 10 a.m. Saturday there is a plan to take a trip to the Isle of Wight for a day’s MTBiking, we will be leaving fairly early on Saturday and there is room for 6 people in the club van so post up if keen, Sunday there will be an approximately 3 hour road ride meeting at the Malt Shovel at 9.30. Monday it is club night at The Crown from 8:30 p.m.

For those coming on the Scottish trip can they pay their £50 deposits as soon as possible, also those doing the Beach Race and who I have entered can they transfer £20 to the club to cover their entries.

On the 1st October a few of us are entering the Farnborough Flyer, a 75 Mile road sportive in Hampshire – check out the website if interested at https://www.vcmeudon.com/the-farnborough-flyer.

The poll for the club racer of the month for August is pretty tight, so make sure you have voted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/557235464401072/, for those wondering who won the club person of the month by a unanimous decision it was Matt Burt for organising the club BBQ so well done to Matt the winner of a small prize from the clubs emporium.

At club night I have some spare club kit, mainly Bib shorts/Racing jerseys if anyone needs anything just let me know and will see if I have your size/requirement in stock.

Details of next year’s road trip is on the club website , numbers are going to be limited so if keen now is the time to post up.

On the 8th October the club are promoting the WLC Hill Climb. Hopefully we will have a few club entrants but we will need a couple of helpers if anyone can assist Paul Williams on the day that would be great, if you can help, please let him know.

Hopefully see people on a ride soon

 

Notable dates

1st October Farnborough Flyer

5-9th October-Scottish MTB trip

8th Oct WLC Hill climb

26th November DePanne Beach Race

TBC December Xmas Party

25th Feb Bucks Road Sportive

7th April Paris Roubaix sportive

June 2018 Club Road tour

 

 

Chris Denman

 

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