Last weekend saw 5 of us go over to Belgium to ride the De Panne beach race, which we all enjoyed, the atmosphere at any Belgium race is good and with 800 plus riders on the start line including at least one current Tour De France rider made this unique event one of the better ones I have done. Position wise Clive Evans lead the club with a finishing position of 281st, Paul White having suffered a fall on the sand 298th, Agne Kudirkaite was 345th , I managed 359th and Gosia McPherson was 558th. Certainly an event to put on the bucket list to do.
As hopefully everyone knows by now it is our first session at Calshot this Saturday the 1st December, for those that have never ridden an indoor velodrome it is great fun and a real buzz and any standard rider will enjoy it. There is still got room for a few more to attend so if you want to come let me know, the plan is to meet at my place at 8.45 to drive down the club van and one car depending on numbers.
In the evening it is the cub annual Xmas do, with Matt and Henry taking in the reins of the organising committee I am sure it will be a good affair so don’t miss out and get in touch to get a ticket, we will be having a raffle during the evening so if anyone wants to donate any prizes let me know or just bring along on the night. The venue is the Richings Sports Park, 34A Wellesley Avenue, Richings Park, SL09 BN.
Entries have now opened for next year’s Paris Roubaix sportive, now for a few of us this is unfinished business, certainly a good weekend, a sportive on the Saturday and then watching the pros do it on Sunday, so who is keen? Post up o the club website or get in touch if interested.
There is also talk about a South Wales MTB trip in January, once again if interested post up on the club website
We also have a couple more space spaces for next year French road trip if you want to come let me know pronto and get those deposits in ASAP, full details are on the club website at https://www.westdraytonmbc.co.uk/forums/topic/french-road-trip-2019/
The 1 date when we get formal has also been arranged, yes the club AGM which will be held at our sponsors shop the Concept Store Ruislip on the 10th December start time TBC
This week’s activities are as follows,
Sat Calshot track and Xmas Do.
Sun Central BC Cross Champs
1st Dec Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
1st Dec Club Xmas Do
10th Dec AGM
12th Jan Calshot Track Session 1000-1300
27th Jan WDMBC Cross Event
17th Feb Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
1st 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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