What a great weekend weather wise/riding wise and results wise. On the racing front we had some great results in the first round of the Eastern Mud Sweat and Gears MTB series with Agne Kudirkaite winning the sports race in a time that would probably have won her the Expert race George Fowkes winning the youth race, Roger Fowkes 2nd and Paul White 9th in the vets race.
On the riding front, there were a number of people down at the Hillingdon cct Tuesday and Friday morning as well as Thursday evening then Saturday there was an MTB ride and then Sunday both an MTB and a road ride making the most of the good weather.
This week there will be club road training at the Hillingdon CCT Thursday evening as well as the usual group training on Friday morning, Saturday there is the usual Road ride from Tatling End that some club members participate in and also an MTB ride meeting at the Malt Shovel at 9.30. Sunday it our club road sportive so expecting everyone to be at Maple Cross to take part in this, there are two distances 68 and 100km so routes for all. Full details at https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/188732/Bucks-Road-Sportive
I will be at the event HQ from 7 a.m. we will need a couple of people to help out with signing on/car parking and refreshments from 7.30 onwards, this can be around riding. If anyone is able to make some cakes for the post ride refreshments that would be great.
Unfortunately club rider Mark Eidem has had a little tumble and managed to break some bones in his hand which means that we now have a vacancy for a two person team in the 4hr Le Touquet MTB endurance race on March 10th if anyone else is keen to take his place or wants to ride the event as a solo rider please let me know.
Lastly we are once again looking for a few helpers for our series of 3 criteriums at the Hillingdon cct on the 9th/16th/23rd March, no experience necessary, you get a chance to watch some great racing up close, so if you can spare a couple of hours or an afternoon please get in touch with the organiser Ian Chatfield or send me a message/text.
I will be down at Black Park tomorrow morning doing a few laps if anyone wants to join me and Nick P will be at Surrey Hills Friday f anyone wants to join him. There may also be a Wed night ride so watch the club WhatsApp group for details
Details of trips and the Saturday races are as below:
This week’s activities are as follows:
Thurs Road Training Hillingdon CCT 6 p.m.
Fri Road riding Hillingdon CCT 10-12
Sat MTB social Ride 9.30 Malt Shovel PH or road ride Tatling End
Sunday Bucks Road Sportive-Maple Lodge 9.30
Tues Road Training Hillingdon CCT 10 a.m.
17th Feb Calshot Track Session 1100-1400
1st March Bucks Road Sportive
10th March Le Touquet 4hr Endurance MTB race
16th March Specialized Road Crit RND1
23rd March Specialized Road Crit RND2
30th March Specialized Road Crit RND3
11th April John Jones Birthday ride
13th April Paris Roubaix sportive
1st – 8th June Club French Road Trip
15th Aug -Summer CX event
See you on a ride
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