For most of us the past two weeks have consisted of eating and drinking but for some of the keener members of the club it’s been training and racing with Neil showing he had not over indulged as he took his 12th win of the current cross season in the latest round of the Essex league, with the National Champs only a couple of weeks away it is looking good for a top result for Neil. Elsewhere Paul White who has had an excellent run of results in December took 3rd in an MTB race at Beckenham which was a bit of a mudfest and Nick Try took 12th at a road race at Velo park.
Socially over the last week we had a couple of MTB rides and a road ride with a good turnout for the Look Out ride.
This week sees us resurrect the Wednesday night social MTB ride, meeting at the Malt Shovel at 7 p.m. don’t forget your beer tokens to buy a recovery drink at the pub on the way home. This weekend coming a number of us are heading down to South Wales to ride Cwm Carn on Friday, either bike park Wales or Afan or even possibly Brechfa , then Afan Sunday before heading home. If anyone wants to join the group get in touch pronto and we may be able to fit you in. Monday evening it is the first club night of the year at the Crown in Cowley meeting at 8.30 p.m. a couple of us will be hitting Brunel Gym beforehand if anyone else fancies it should be in the gym for 6.30
For the racers Sunday it is the 2nd round of the Brass Monkeys series, so good luck to those taking part.
A big thanks to those that have paid their club membership for 2018, for those who have not done so yet of they could please do so ASAP.
Looking to the following weekend, on the 14th Jan an ideal event for those coming to France in Summer to see how much fitness they have is the following, the Westerley Sportive , starting at Chalfont http://www.sportive.com/events/westerley-winter-warmer-2018/2018-01-14/3893/cyclingaining in.
Still got a few spaces left for our day at Calshot indoor track on the 18th Feb, for those that have never ridden an indoor track before, it is a real buzz and comes highly recommended and you never know you could be the next Chris Hoy so get in touch for more details if you fancy a go!
Entries are now open for both our club sportives, the Bucks Road Sportive on the 25th Feb and the Bucks Off Road Sportive on the 13th May, so get your entries in and spread the word as it would be great to get a big turnout for these events
If anyone has any rides they want to organise then get in touch and I can add them to the cub news.
If people look at the notable dates below they can see that we have a number of club trips coming up, if anyone wants further details of the Wales MTB trip, the Bucks Road Sportive/ Majorca training camp/Paris Roubaix/French road tour then check the clubs forums out or send me an e-mail
Also hoping to confirm the dates of this year’s Black Park Summer XC races soon -so watch this space
Hopefully see people on a ride soon
TBC Day trip to Cannock
5/6/7th Jan South Wales MTB trip
14th Jan Westerley Sportive
17th Feb Bramley Trail Ride
18th Feb Calshot Track Day
25th Feb Bucks Road Sportive www.buckssportive.co.uk
26th Feb Majorca Spring camp
7th April Paris Roubaix sportive
13th May the 20th Bucks off Road Sportive
10th June Club Road tour
www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk www.blackparkraces.co.uk www.bucksoffroadsportive.co.uk