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    Welcome to 2016! 

    > Hope all your dreams and ambitions no matter how small or big will come to their fruition in this forthcoming New Year! 

    > As a former participant of promoted by West Drayton Mountain Bike Club fabulous events we would like to give you a sneaky preview of what is to come in 2016. 

    > 28 February – Bucks Road Sportive 

    > https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/138547/Bucks-Road-Sportive 

    > Fancy 85 or 100km 

    > As featured in the Evening Standard top 6 winter events a tough road ride in the Chilterns. This year’s route will be based on last year’s route with a few subtle changes with a new improved HQ being used starting close to Rickmansworth. Although there will be no feed stations on the route there will be food and free tea back at the Hq where you can pick up your finishers’ medal s and for those not driving celebrate your success at the licensed bar. 

    20th March Cross Country racing returns to Black Park when we promote the 1st round of the prestigious Southern XC series, having done some hard work down at the course we reckon the racing is going to be fast and furious with some new sections to keep our regulars on their toes, 
    Full details http://www.southernxc.net/

    15 May – Bucks off road Sportive 

    West Drayton Mountain Bike Club proudly presents it’s Bucks Off Road Sportive (BORS) for 2016. Now in it’s 18th edition (the event started as the Bucks Classic in 1998), Sunday 15th May is the date to add to your diary! 
    >> Our trail guru Wayne is cooking up a great mix of single and doubletrack, bridleways, byways and the odd country lane. Heading out from within the M25 (Chiltern Sports and Social Club, Maple Lodge Cl, Maple Cross, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 2SQ) out into the hills of the Chilterns. 
    >> There’s plenty of route options with 40, 70, 100 and 125 km loops. So from a fun and welcoming ride all the way to the “big day out” with lots of up and down to put your legs in trouble. Our strategic feed stops along the way will help replenish your strength (up to 3 on the longest loop) and at the end the bar and refreshments will welcome you back. There are even showers if you need to look a tad more civilized when getting home. 
    >> Start is a stone’s throw from London, quite easy if driving there, just off the M40, at the Uxbridge junction and a few minutes from Denham or Rickmansworth train stations. 
    >> Entries already open via British Cycling (https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/141231/Bucks-Off-Road-Sportive#ycD2Ah3sObCZFP6J.99), other details onhttp://www.bucksoffroadsportive.co.uk 

    Date TBC -The Exposure Night of the Knobbly Tread XC race, back on for the 6th year and although the date is yet to be finalised as we are looking at bringing the date forward a few weeks and the course will feature some of the best bits of the race cct which we will be using for the Southern Series. As always, superb prizes will be on offer courtesy of Exposure and our own club sponsor, the Specialized Concept Store in Ruislip. 

    > New Year and new you so stops you from entering any of the above events. Challenge yourself and excel! Believe it and achieve it! 

    For updates on the West Drayton club check out the latest news on our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/West-Drayton-Mountain-Bike-Club-27327170637/ or the club website at

    Kind regards

    Chris Denman

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    I got plastered for new year. Broke a bone in my hand / wrist coming off the MTB at speed. I’ll need a new urban lid too. No damage to the bike.

    Canal tow path down near Brentford on the way back from Richmond Park, front wheel went left under me. It was dusk so I might have missed seeing a brick or something. It was under the M4 bridge so I was landing on concrete.

    Confined to turbo for a month.

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    Hi Chris know it’s a long way off yet but on the 3rd of July a couple of weeks before the Road trip. I was thinking of doing a Spanish Preparation ride I just wondered if you could add that to the notable dates that you always put in the club news?

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    Dont think a Spanish preparation ride wil need to be a notable date as will have a number of these prior to the trip.

    Get well soon Rob-when riding the canal towpath got to be careful of the wood they us as shuttering for the divide between the path and the grass as this is wooden only about an inch wide but can be very, very slippery.

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