Once again we start off the club news reminding people that the club Christmas do is on the 9th December, a few people have put a lot of hard work into this, arranging the Venue / Music / Food so please support this event, at the last count we had 36 people interested, so now it’s time to pay for your ticket, a grand total of £30 per head, as always a BACS transfer to the club account secures your place although I can take cash at the next club night.

At the Club Xmas event we usually have two awards, club person of the month and club racer of the year, so don’t forget to let me know who you think should win these awards.

On the racing front it was great to see Neil Ellison result last week was a small blip in his form and he was once again back to winning way in the latest round of the Central Cross League, it was also great to see that Paul White had his best result of the series with a 6th place finish, proving the clubs cross/MTB training has been working.

Last Tuesday we had a good turnout for the road training, the cross training on Thursday and then 2 MTB rides Saturday and Sunday at The Lookout at the weekend.

This week the plan is Tues road training at Hillingdon with last week’s session being repeated, Thursday it is cross training -meet at the Uxbridge Athletics track car park at 6.30 p.m. then at the weekend for a few of us it is a trip to the home of bike racing-Belgium where we take part in the De Panne Beach race, also Saturday Simon is leading a road training ride of 3.5 to 4hrs, pace is likely to be about the 17.5 MPH average , post up for more details, Sunday the plan for some is the Badlands Sportive a CX sportive in Henley , then Monday it is club night at The Crown form 8.30 p.m. so lots going on.

Looking further ahead, the club AGM is on the 30th November at the Specialized Concept store in Ruislip, starting at 7 p.m. if you want a say in the way the club is run make sure you come along, if anyone has any items for the agenda please let me know. I do have some limited club kit in stock, if you need anything let me know and if I have it in stock I can bring it along to the AGM.

Looking further ahead there are a couple of spaces left on the South Wales MTB trip on the 5/6/7th Jan, so if you fancy doing Afan and possibly Brechfa and Bike Park Wales get in touch pronto.

There are a number of us going to Majorca, the home of Spring Cycling-Majorca over the last week in February to the 1st week of March if interested post up on the club forum, http://www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk/forums/topic/march-training-camp/ the more the merrier.

To try and assess what rides people want I have put some suggested possible rides for the weekend of Dec 2nd/3rd, please reply to chris@westdraytonmbc.co.uk with your choice by number for both Saturday and Sunday

 

Option Dec 2nd Dec 3rd
1 Social MTB ride with coffee stop approx 2hrs Social MTB ride with coffee stop approx 2hrs
2 Social Road ride Approx 2hrs, 14MPH with Coffee Stop Social Road ride Approx 2hrs, 14MPH with Coffee Stop
3 MTB ride Part of BORS route 3hrs approx 10 MPH MTB ride Part of BORS route 3hrs approx 10 MPH
4 Cross/gravel Ride 3hrs approx 14 MPH Cross/gravel Ride 3hrs approx 14 MPH
5 Road Ride 3hrs Approx 16.5 -17.5 MPH waiting on Hills to regroup Road Ride 3hrs Approx 16.5 -17.5 MPH waiting on hills to regroup
6 MTB ride The Lookout MTB ride The Lookout
7 3hrs training road ride 17.5-18.5 MPH 3hrs training road ride 17.5-18.5 MPH

 

Hopefully see people on a ride soon

 

Notable dates

 

26th November DePanne Beach Race

TBC Day trip to Cannock

9th December Xmas Party

5/6/7th Jan South Wales MTB trip

25th Feb Bucks Road Sportive

26th Feb Majorca Spring camp

7th April Paris Roubaix sportive

13th May the 20th Bucks off Road Sportive

10th June Club Road tour

 

 

Chris Denman

 

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