As always another busy week, starting off with the good news on the racing front we had some excellent results, a win for Rick Fetherston in the Southern XC series in the grd vets, with Clive just outside the top 10, 2nd for Agne and Gosia McPherson in the sports and grd vets respectively, 3rd for Neil in the vets and a 16th for Nick in the sports. In the Beastway series Sam Phillips took 2nd whilst Paul White took 2nd on Friday night in the Summer Series and then 4th in the Eastern series. On the road front lots of action by the WDMBC riders in the bunch on Tuesday night but unfortunately no top 10s this week however I am sure the results will be better tomorrow.
On the social side we had a number of riders at the Scott Marathon on Sunday at Wantage, a good turnout for the cub MTB training at Black Park on Wed, the road training on Thursday and also a social ride Saturday and road ride Sunday.
Over last week I met with the country rangers from Black Park and the park have made a decision that our regular course at BP is now not acceptable to them and as a result we have had to get rid of the log in front of Manley’s Drop and it looks likely that all the North Shore structures will have to be removed and that bomb holes will be filled in. It appears that future racing at the venue maybe questionable however that is for discussion post next Sunday’s event.
So that leads me in to remind everyone that next Sunday June 3rd may be the last chance to ride a race at Black Park so make sure you get your entries in pronto as on line entry closes on Tuesday evening and there is a big surcharge to enter on the day, entry is available at https://www.mudsweatgears.co.uk/
A big thanks to those that have let Nick know they can help with marshalling, if you need a car park ticket please let Nick know ASAP as we will try and get these at a discounted rate. If anyone else can help once again let myself or Nick know ASAP.
A big thanks to Henry for offering to host the Club BBQ which is to be held on August 11th , we hopefully can also announce a date for our annual Knobbly Tyres 10 soon so watch this space.
We are running short of spare club kit so I’m going to ask Neil to open another order soon so once again watch out for the announcement of this.
This week’s activities are as follows:
- Tuesday Road Racing at Hillingdon
- Wed Social MTB ride, Malt Shovel 7 p.m. or MTB Skills/Race training 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. meet at green space behind the lake at Black Park.
- Thursday-Road training at Hillingdon 5.45 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday-Course marking Black Park
- Sunday-1st Round of the Central Mountain Bike Series at Black Park
We still have 1 vacancy for the clubs MTB trip at the end of July, preferably a female to share a room with Sue.
3rd June Black Park Summer XC Race
10th -17thJune Club Summer Road tour
27th July-2nd Aug Club MTB tour
11th August 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