Once again it’s great to start the club news of with details of more club success, in the Central cross league round 1 Neil Ellison starting off where he left off last year by winning the vets class and then just an hour later taking part in the seniors event and finishing 3rd. It was also good to see a few more riders from the cub taking part with Paul White 6th in the vets, Agne Kudirkaite 11th on her cross debut and Siobhan Butler 42nd. What is amazing is the current popularity of cross, so why not give it a go at the 2nd round of the Central Cross league at Campbell Park this Saturday coming.
Elsewhere Jason Snell took the win in his class in the Brighton Sprint Triathlon, with Lisa also taking part. In the youth games George Fowkes was representing the Central region but as yet waiting to hear how he got on.
Away from the racing, the follow on activities took part over the week, Monday club night, Tuesday road training which last week was poorly attended, with the dark nights coming people need to make a decision as to how long we want to keep these sessions running before we make the decision that the turbo might be a better option. Thursday’s cross session was very well supported with a big turnout, then Sunday the MTB social ride in the Surrey Hills was again well supported so a big thanks to Wayne for organising whilst the road ride once again lacking numbers.
This week, Tuesday once again we have the road training at Hillingdon from 6 p.m. for those in the club who prefer the social scene there is an MTB ride from our sponsors shop, the Concept Store Ruislip meeting at 6.30 p.m. at the rear of the shop don’t forget your lights and beer money.
Thursday there is cross training at the old Hillingdon ski slope starting at 6.15p.m. anyone arriving late can just join in, Saturday it is the 2nd round of the Central cross league, for those not racing the plan is a social MTB ride meeting at the Malt Shovel at 9.30. Then Sunday there will be a road ride from the Malt Shovel leaving at 9 a.m. aiming for about 50miles with a coffee stop for those who need/want one in the last hour of the ride, pace will be dependent on who turns up.
A number of people who ordered club kit still have not arranged to pick up so please do so ASAP. As always there are some spare jerseys for those that missed out on the order, the club also have team hoodies in all sizes, team T-Shirts in most sizes and Team jackets in very limited larger sizes so if you want any club items let me know.
A number of people have now expressed an interest in next year’s road trip, which is between the 1st and 8th June and will take in Mount Ventoux, possibly the Col de la Bonette and also the Alpe D’Huez and have now worked out a provisional plan for next year’s road trip and it is as follows:
Saturday 1st JuneTravel to Grenoble
Sunday 2nd Grenoble to Valence 130 Km 2737m Climbing
Monday 3rd Valence to Orange 105 km 1162m Climbing
Tuesday 4th Orange to Apt 121 Km 2870m Climbing including MT Ventoux
Wednesday 5th Apt to Digne Les Bains 97 Km 1644m Climbing
Thursday 6th DLB to Barcelonette 85 Km 1898m Climbing
Friday 7th Barcelonette to Briancon 104 Km 3219m climbing
Via Col De Bonnette
Barcelonette to Briancon 84Km 2120M Climbing
Saturday 8thh Barcelonette to Grenoble 115km 2192M Climbing
Via Alpe D Huez 135km 3345 M Climbing
There is room for a few more so get in touch if you want further details.
Thanks to those who have now committed to doing a Calshot session I still need few more people to do so though, so if you intend coming I do need a deposit of £15 as soon as possible, It is as a lot of you know great fun and a real buzz hurtling around the tightly banked track so don’t delay pay your deposit to secure your place.
This week’s activities are as follows,
Tuesday-Road training at Hillingdon 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. or MTB social ride, 6.30 p.m. Specialized Concept Store.
Thursday Cross/MTB training, Meet 6.15 p.m. Hillingdon Athletics Track car park
Sat -Central cross race/Social MTB ride 9.30 Malt Shovel
Sunday Road Ride meet 9 a.m. Malt Shovel
27th November DePanne Beach Race http://beach-endurance.be/home/EN/index.html
1st Dec Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
8th Dec TBC Club Xmas Do
12 Jan Calshot Track Session 1000-1300
27th Jan WDMBC Cross Event
17th Feb Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
24th Bucks Road Sportive
16th March Specialized Road Crit RND1
23rd March Specialized Road Crit RND2
30th March Specialized Road Crit RND3
1st – 8th June Club French Road Trip
See you on a ride
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