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MDCC go to Benson

What a gorgeous day for a bike ride! 8 of us met at Holyport memorial hall for a trip out to Benson, on a beautifully sunny and warm morning. There were lots of cyclists in the car park getting ready for some sort of road race along the Drift Road - it all looked very professional with motorcycle outriders, lead vehicles etc.

 

MDCC goes to the Velodrome

Leaving Simon and potential new member Paul at the clock tower to head out on a club run in the cold, grey weather 9 of us made our way to Lee Valley to the Velodrome this morning - a mixture of Bird Hills and Clock Tower riders heading into the unknown for a session on the track! Only Steve had ridden track before, so we were all unsure of what to expect.

Course modification for Thursday 26th April 2018

I've just been informed of road works / traffic lights on the course just after the cross roads at Maidens Green.  We will still run the event as follows:

- Start in the normal place.

- At Maiden Green turn left and go along Winkfield Plain.  A marshal will be on the junction. 

- Continue on to the Drift Road and pass through the start and through the finish with the pleasure of going up Hawthorne hill a 2nd time.

Drift Road 10TT sign-on area is moving - H10/10

We are moving the sign-on area to the other side of the road to where the entrance for the Regus building used to be.   This is now a building site entrance for a flats / apartments.  This is about 100m closer to the Windsor end of the Drift Road.  All parking in the entrance to the Crown Estates land is being clamped down on.

Bird Hills Puncturefest - 22 April 2018

With Martin R, Guy and Jon joining usual members Brett, Pete and Mike it was a strong group that headed off from Bird Hills. It had been agreed to head off to Henley as Martin, Guy and Brett were going to have to cut off early, and this was the ideal place to “split”.

A strong pace was set by Jon from the off on roads that were still wet from the previous night’s storms.  However, we didn’t get to Twyford before Jon, who had only got back from a big weeks training in Majorca the night before, punctured.

A beautiful day for a ride

Spring is such a lovely time to be out on the bike, although last nights thunderstorms made it a bit mucky and brought down enough rubbish for me to get a puncture before I even got to the Clock Tower this morning and I missed the draw being made for the club places for the Ride London team:

 

 

 

Bird Hills Ride 15th April

There was some “reasonable” weather for once as five members and three guests gathered at Bird Hills.

A brisk pace was set by Brett and Mike as the group headed off towards Twyford. At the Vineyard Brett accelerated away but, was quickly followed by Tom, who was out with the group for the first time. The theme for the ride was set as we headed towards Sonning Eye with Brett on the front pulling the group along.

Clock tower ride 15 April 18

Although the weather was not as nice as yesterday, it was still warm enough to bring out one of our largest groups for a while - 3 new riders and 9 regulars left the clock tower at 0900 this morning.

 

Bird Hills Group Ride 25th March

Despite the loss of one hours sleep five members, Andrew, Brett, Mark, Mike and Pete, arrived at Bird Hills for the Sunday ride.

We headed off steadily to Twyford with Andrew and Mike setting the pace. At the cross roads we turned towards Sonning Eye with Brett and Andrew taking the lead. This set the tone for the ride, with these two pulling the rest of us around. As we headed up Dunston first Mike and then Mark got gapped, but we soon re-grouped at the top.

Yelo Studio Cycling Offer to Clum Members

Mark Reynolds has kindly arranged an invitation from Richard Weaver at Yelo Studio Cycling in Marlow, for each member to enjoy one free trial pass.

If you would like to take advantage of this just register on the website https://yelostudiocycling.co.uk and then email Richard at info@yelostudiocycling.co.uk and he will add the free pass. When you contact him you will need to provide your Club Membership number.

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