After the race successes of last weekend this week has been a lot quieter with no one racing although it was nice to see former member Cat Ross finish 5th in the National Cross Championships.
On the riding front we certainly had some variety over the week, Thursday we had a cross training session at Stockley Park, Saturday we had a very good turnout for the Calshot Velodrome session then Sunday there was both an MTB ride and a road ride.
This week we have already had club night, then today (Tuesday) a few us were at the Hillingdon circuit for some traffic free road miles, Wed evening there is a social MTB ride meeting at the Malt Shovel at 7 p.m. Thursday we have a cross training session at Stockley Park starting a 10 a.m. Saturday there is a choice of rides, a road ride meeting on the A40 at the top of Red Hill opposite the South Bucks offices in Tatling End and also an MTB ride meeting at Denham Country Park at 9.30 and for some of us it is a weekend away taking part in a beach race in France, so lots going on.
Nice to see a few more people renewing their club membership, anyone who has not got round to it yet the link is here: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/28/wdmbc/specialized-ruislip remember club members get a 10% discount at our main sponsors shop at the Concept Store Ruislip, as well as access to CNP energy products at trade prices.
In just over a week’s time on the 27th we run the club’s first open event of the year the final round of the Central cyclo cross league at the Hillingdon Circuit, we need to have the course open for inspection by 9 a.m. so I will need a few people to be at the venue from as close to 7.30 as possible to help with the course marking, those helping with the signing on and refreshments from 8.30 and marshals from 8.45. We are also looking for some to do the commentary-any volunteers?
Our club road sportive is now starting to fill up, so get your entry in. Full details at:
The next club trip is on the 8/9/10th Feb a trip to South Wales, our usual cottage that we rent is not available so we need to find alternative accommodation.
April 13th is the Paris Roubaix sportive, so far 7 of us have entered, it is a great event so if anyone else is keen get your entry in now.
If interested in these trips please post up on the cubs website at:
This week’s activities are as follows:
Wed-MTB social Ride 7 P.M. Malt Shovel
Thurs-CX training 10 a.m. Stockley Park
Saturday-MTB ride Denham Country Park 9.30 a.m. or road ride 9.30 Tatling End
20th Jan Le Touquet Beach Race
27th Jan WDMBC Cross Event
17th Feb Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
3rd March Bucks Road Sportive
16th March Specialized Road Crit RND1
23rd March Specialized Road Crit RND2
30th March Specialized Road Crit RND3
13th April Paris Roubaix sportive
1st – 8th June Club French Road Trip
See you on a ride
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