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Open time trial results and start sheet

Results from last weekend's Marlow 10 mile time trial can be found here.

The start sheet for next weekend's Hilly 30 time trial can be found here.

MDCC Open '10' Marlow / Bridlington CC '10'

Our open event this morning at least avoided the rain but a north easterly wind blowing the riders to the turn at the Thicket proved less helpful on the return journey. Overall it seemed to produce slower times today than on our usual course on the A4. Danuta Tinn [pb Science] was the only lady taking part and was a little disappointed with her time but at least she had the satisfaction of taking the Ladies prize.  Fastest man was Justyn Cannon [ Royal Air Force CC ] but who said his time was over a minute and a half outside his personal best. 

Simon Greenland and the 12 hour Record - Help Needed!

Simon Greenland was on course to break the Clubs 12 hour record set by Den Hutton in 1953 in  last week's Breckland 12 hour when the race was abandoned after an accident to a rider which meant the  road was closed. He had covered 180 miles in 8 hours leaving him 4 hours to complete another 64 miles to break the record.  Simon would like to have another go at the the record as well as qualifying for the National BBAR Competition by taking part in the ECCA 12 hour in the Newmarket area on 22nd August.

Thursday Club 10, Aug 12th H10/10

First club track session report

I would like to thank Nigel for making Saturday afternoons track session an enjoyable afternoon despite only 4 people attending.  Members taking up the club funded session were Nigel (head slave driver), Sam, Mike and myself.   

Breckland CC 12 hour. East Anglia

The Breckland CC 12 hour that Simon Greenland was taking part in on Sunday was abandoned after about 8 hours when a competitor was hit by a car on the A11. He was airlifted to hospital and we are still awaiting official confirmation of his injuries.

Looks like Simon Greenland takes the 100tt championship

At some unearthly hour on Sunday morning(3-4am) Simon Greenland and Gurpal individually left the Maidenhead area heading south to take part in the SCCU 100tt.  The scheduled start time was some time after 6am, obviously too early for other club members to enter.

Timberlake Tankard '10' Thursday, July 22nd.

Les Gets A Well Deserved Win

Les Gardner after riding every Thursday evening event this year got the result he deserved last night by producing another season pb and taking the Timberlake Tankard with a handicap time of 19:57. Jon Crompton who has only been an MDCC member for a few months but with great enthusiasm improved again last night to record his first sub-24 minute ride of 23:47. He came second to Les with a h'cap time of 20:09 to take the silver medal position. We were pleased to see Jorj James come in in the bronze medal position with 20:17, 23:57 actual. I note that Jorj attributes his speed to his pointy head!

MDCC '100' Championship

SCCU '100', Sussex. Sunday, 25th July

Simon Geenland and Gurpal Panesar are the only two MDCC riders entered in the Southern Counties Cycling Union '100' mile TT on Sunday in Sussex. We wish them both the best of luck. This could be the event that clinches the Club '100' Championship. Remember any '100' is eligible for the Champs this year as our original event, Hounslow & Dist Whs '100',  was cancelled.

NEWSFLASH - FIRST L'ETAPE RESULTS IN!

Rob Brockwell completes L'Etape du Tour

MDCC's Rob Brockwell even though suffering from a lack of training miles recently  finished the arduous L'Etape du Tour today. In scorching heat  over a course of 181 km taking in 3 climbs including the Col du Tourmalet, Rob finished in 4824th place out of nearly 7000 finishers. His time for this ultimate sportive was 10:18:03. His time for the Tourmalet was 2:31:52. We hope to have Rob's story of his ride  in the next couple of days.

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