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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
Four club members Andrew, Jon, Tim and I, woke to a beautiful still morning, perfect conditions for a stab at a quick time and the club record maybe......
Several hours later, as forecasted, the heavens opened and everyone raced in very heavy rain, lots of standing water and huge plooms of water from passing traffic.
Thankfully all completed the race, as did others with no serious incidents, although nearly broadsiding a Range Rover might have ruined my race, and made it back to HQ to shiver and a cup of tea.
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This weeks top performers must be our two riders doing the national 24hr tt.
Joe Francis 423.78 and 16th place
Micheal Henley 413.97 and 21st place
63 riders completed the event with Michael Broadwith being the winner with 537.35 miles. A very well done to Joe and Michael and the other who also took part in the event.
Else where irders out for a warm up by comparision
Danuta Tinn - 56:52 for a 25tt in Wales
Andrew Payne 57:3x on H25/8
Tim Seddon DNS on H25/8
11 of us turned out this morning for the clock tower run, on a much sunnier day than we could have possibly have hoped for. There were plenty of regulars, some newish faces and one completely new lady who was new to cycling from being a runner. After a bit of discussion we decided to do a few hills, and once we got to Frieth we would make a decision whether to go back up to Stokenchurch or carry on a flatter route through the Hambledon Valley.
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This open event was well supported with 7 members being on the start list, which is more than I can remember in recent times. The championship was part the the West London CA event on H50/1 - the A4 betweeen Pangbourne and Thatcham. Riders were faced with a stiff South Westerly breeze which made heading to Thatcham tuff going especailly from Pangbourne to Aldermaster. Heading west, maintaining 20-22mph was hard work, but 28-30mph was less challenging heading east.
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