Clock tower run March 11th 2018 - Spring has sprung

A mild start to the day brought out Simons shorts and short sleeve jersey - most of us were still in tights though and I had a waterproof layer on ready for the forecast showers - that had to come off at the top of Crimp Hill as I was starting to boil in the bag! What a gorgeous morning!

Ride London-Surrey 100 - British Cycling Club Challenge

An email has been sent to all members about the British Cycling Club Challenge which offers members of BC-affiliated cycling clubs places in the Ride London-Surrey 100 Sportive on 29th July.


Please respond if interested in a place in a club team.


Pace Sportive - 21 April 18

We have been sent the details of the following local sportive in aid of a good cause:


Reliability Ride - 25th Feb 2018

Great to see 16 club members out for the annual early season Reliability Ride around a 80km route south from Bird Hills.



Bird Hills Club Ride 18 Feb 2018 - Diesel on road causes a tumble!

Six of us met at Bird Hills despite the early morning drizzle - Brett, Rob H, Rob O’Keefe, Peter, Guy and Andrew. Andrew was on a cycling curfew, due to an injured rib, so left us at the start to meet up with the Clock Tower group.

It soon stopped raining and we were led by Brett for almost the entirety of the ride. We made our way to Henley via Twyford and Playhatch, then up Stonor towards Christmas Common.

We then turned right at the Nettlebed junction and through Nuffield and Stoke Row before going through Harpsden and back into Henley.

MDCC's Super G

Many of you may have seen Geraint Thomas consolidating his lead of the Tour of Algarve on the stage 3 TT. However, the big talking point should have been MDCC’s Super G (John Gibson) getting in on the act, as the photo below proves. Here you can see John, in full club kit, taking a photo so he can point out to Geraint where he could improve!

Well done John look forward to seeing more of your photo’s.

Club trip to London Velodrome

An email went out to all members today about the proposed trip to the London Velodrome.

Reply with dates and times you can do if interested.


Bird Hills Club Ride 11 Feb 2018

There were four riders out today (would have been five but one missed the start), and again all four of us (Andrew, Brett, Mike and Rob H) were in club kit.

We again decided to give the Chilterns a miss, due to last night’s weather, and headed off on one of the “traditional” routes to Pangbourne, with some small deviations.

Guide Dogs Tour of Berkshire Sportive 2018

We have been sent the following details of a local sportive:

Bird Hills Club Ride 04 Feb 2018

It was good to see all five of the riders (Andrew, Brett, Mike, Pete and Rob H) who braved the cold and wind arriving in club kit, and the group looked very “professional”.

It was decided to give the Chilterns a miss due to the recent weather and the risk of punctures.

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