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Lining up volunteers to help run our club time trials has always been a challenge involving last minute pleas to the membership on a weekly basis. This year we have decided to ask volunteers to nominate dates when they can help ahead of time. With nearly 100 members in the club we should not have difficulty running these events but without willing volunteers there is a real risk that events will have to be cancelled.
Clock Tower Club Run - Sunday's at 0900 from Maidenhead Station Car Park
Bird Hills Club Run - Sunday's at 0830 from Bird Hills Golf Course Entrance on Drift Road
Maidenhead Cycling and Athletic Club Summer Programme for 1955
We have in the archive a selection of Maidenhead programmes from the 50's through to the 70's and I thought it might interest members to see what the Club had planned for the season 60 years ago.
It was a somewhat milder start to the day than last week (only 3 of us made it then, and only 2 finished - it was so cold - so I didn't write it up!) and 8 of us met at the Clock Tower. 3 new riders Matt, Derek and Charlie (who has been out with Birds Hill before) joined Dave D, Dan, Rob and myself whilst Malcolm set off for home straight away (we did see Brian on the road to Twyford so maybe they managed to hitch up). We decided to do the usual route today, as it gives new riders opportunities to head home if they are struggling.
Nearly 25 years ago York Films made a short series of films for BBC 2 on the invention and development of the bicycle over the last 150 years both in its technical and social aspects.
Senior and Veteran Best All Rounder Trophy
This years BAR winner of the A J Green Trophy is Gurpal Panesar. Gurpal had a steady year but competed in the three qualifying distances, 25, 50 and a 100 miles to take the trophy with an average speed of 18.45 mph.
It has become a tradition over the last few years for both Sunday club rides to meet up at Bird Hills golf club between 12-12:30 for a club social gather. We meet in the bar and gain access via the back of the complex. There is safe parking for the bike. The bar is open to all with food available if required.
The Bird Hills group will call by the Clock Tower at 9am to pick up anyone who would like to swap rides for a change. David Dyer has promised to come out with the Bird Hills group at least once during 2014. He's running out of time.
Junior Ed Giles managed in the 6 months up until the end of June to take three Club Awards.
Danuta Tinn has again taken the Ladies Best All Rounder Trophy. Although she had a more relaxed year as far as she was concerned she still clinched the title with two long 21's for the two tens and a medium and short 57 for the two twenty fives. These are times of which many of our members can only dream. Well Done Danuta!
The I G Dryland Trophy that is awarded each year to usually the rider that has produced the best performance in a road race or time trial is this year awarded jointly to our Club '50' team that took the team record below 6 hours for the first time. Stuart Auckland, Andrew Payne and Simon Greenland took nearly 9 minutes off the record set 2 years ago to record a time of 5:58:24 in the WLCA '50' . Well done to the whole team. Their individual times were:-