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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
Since 1972 a series of rides have been organised by British cyclists at Dieppe to remember the Dieppe Raid during WW2. Details can be found here www.dieppetour.com
MDCC riders supported this event for many years and some ex-members still attend.
Given the heavy winds and flooding there was much debate under the Clock Tower this morning about which direction would be easiest / safest. As if to emphasise our concerns was the fact that Heather had joined us being the only member from the Bird Hills group out riding. Fortunately Gurpal then arrived with Katie on the tandem. Gurpal always has a plan and this morning it was to head towards Windsor Great Park. Unfortunately we had barely reached Drift Road before one of the pedals had come off the tandem.
Our annual Dinner and Prize Presentation was held at the Grenadier Guards Club, Windsor on Saturday18th January.
The club dates are agreed and loaded onto the calendar with just a few to add/amendments soon.
These include the West London Combined events - Remember that the WLC events are free to enter for club members. We’ll be in touch nearer the time for each and it would be good to increase club participation on these (but free doesn’t mean it’s acceptable to be a no-show).
Further details can be found on the CTT and WLC websites too:
It was very cold and frosty this morning, so I was surprised to see so many people at the clock tower when I arrived a little late this morning! I soon realised, though, that the Birds Hill run had come over to test the roads - and found them very icy indeed. A couple of them decided to go home there and then, but 4 of them decided to come along with us.
On the first really cold day of the winter 8 hardy members (Simon, Brett, Heather, Les, Mike, Dan, Stuart and myself) arrived at the golf club with various tails of slippery roads. However the general consensus was the main roads were ok. Simon noticed he’d forgotten a water bottle, so his house would be the first destination.
Christmas Fancy Dress and Mince Pies!