This week once again we have had a busy week, Tuesday saw a number from the club ride at Hillingdon, Jack Shuttleworth, Drew Travis and Alvaro in the 3rds, all finishing in the bunch sprint, in the 4ths Agne took a top 10 whilst Tom Harrison and Jason Snell who fired the afterburners a bit to early finished in the bunch. Wednesday as is now customary Sam Phillips once again took the grand veterans win in the Beastway series whilst a few of us enjoyed a good MTB training session at Black Park. Also a few went out on a social MTB ride. Thursday it was road training for a good group of us and for a couple the Hillingdon 10 mile time trial with Neil Ellison taking 2nd place. Saturday there was a combined MTB social ride with taking some more of the Bucks Off Road Sportive arrows down. Sunday we had a good turnout for the 2 road rides.
Looking ahead, tonight it is club night at The Crown where we will be working out the final logistics for the organisation of our forthcoming XC race at Black Park. We need at least 10 marshals on the day, it would be great if some new people offered to assist in this event, so if your yet to help out at a club event and there are a number of you in this bracket please try and assist on the 3 even if you can only help for an hour it would be beneficial. Hopefully those racing can assist either before or after their race.
I am glad to say that I believe all the arrows from this year’s Bucks Off Road Sportive are now down. As yet no one has volunteered to take this event on as organiser, there must be someone in the club with the drive to do it and someone in marketing who could raise the profile of the event so a last call for someone to step up to the plate.
A big thanks to Henry for his volunteering to host the club’s annual BBQ which is to be held on the 18th Aug, all club members/partners/family invited.
This week’s activities are as follows:
Monday-Club night/BP XC race consultation 8.30 at The Crown
Tuesday Road Racing at Hillingdon
Wed Social MTB ride, Malt Shovel 7 p.m. or MTB Skills/Race training 6p.m. to 8 pm meet at Black Park.
Thursday-Road training at Hillingdon 5.45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday-Social MTB ride, meet 9.30 Malt Shovel
Sunday-Southern XC-Crow Hill/ or Road ride, meet 9.00 Malt Shovel.
Monday -Gravel ride, suitable for Cross/MTB meet Denham Country Park 9.30
We still have 1 vacancy for the clubs MTB trip at the end of July, preferably a female to share a room with Sue.
21st May Club Night and BP consultation
3rd June Black Park Summer XC Race
10th -17thJune Club Summer Road tour
27th July-2nd Aug Club MTB tour
18th Aug Club BBQ
September Proposed MTB trip to North Wales
November DePanne Beach Race
www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk www.blackparkraces.co.uk www.bucksoffroadsportive.co.uk