A look back in Time with Life Member John Parfitt


We thought it would be a change to catch up with someone who can go quite some way back into the club history, and tell us what the club, and cycling, was like before the recent boom. Life Member John, has kindly agreed to be interviewed, and tell us about his experiences.


Q. Can you tell us about how you got into cycling?

Boxing Day 10tt H10/2 will NOT happen

Despite a few days ago saying our Boxing day 10tt will take place, I'm now saying it's cancellled as the whole of Berkhire is moving to Tier 4.  At Tier 4 the CTT says time trials cannot go ahead.

However this is no excuse not to go for a ride in Festive fancy dress anyway.

All keep safe and act appropriately within all the guidelines.

Merry Christmas ,

Andrew Payne

An Interview With Medium Ride Group Regular Pete Noble


Q. When and what made you start cycling

A. Like a lot of people I started riding when I was a kid. By the the time I was in my late teens I was doing some pretty high mileages on my Dawes Shadow.... and then I passed my driving test, got a car and all thoughts of bike riding were gone.

She may be new to the club but Marcie has already had an impact – Read on to find out more


Q. When and what made you start cycling

A. I started cycling in May 2017 as part of rehabilitation after a knee operation. The surgeon advised no running going forward if I could help it but that cycling is pretty good for knees. So I bought a road bike and off I went!


Q. What sort of riding do you enjoy

A Chat With David Ferris - Possibly The Clubs Most Improved Member Since Covid


Q. When and what made you start cycling.

A. I started cycling when I was in my 20’s and my go to route was a 30 mile loop around Windsor Great Part and Virginia Water. That was hard work on a Reynolds 501 with downtube shifters.

A busy Sunday for MDCC

What a busy morning it was for Maidenhead and District Cycling Club, as 33 people arrived at 0830 at Braywick ready to head out for a club ride, and our 30 mile time trail at 10am on the H29/18 course.  


Meet Deaneo - But where did he come from?

Q. You have been a member of MDCC for a relatively short time. What is your cycling background?

Open 30 Mile Time Trial - 06 September 2020

Event type: 
30 Mile Time Trial

Club 10 Mile Time Trial - 20 August 2020

Event type: 
10 Mile Time Trial
Fair, 21C, SSW 8mph, 1003 hPa, Falling, Humidity 48%
Nick English
Winning Time: 


He has been known to sleep in ditches! - Meet Mike Henley


Q. When and what caused you to start cycling?

A. I grew up at a time when all children cycled!  I regularly cycled to school (2 miles each way) from the age of 12.  Age 18 I spent one year living with parents 30 miles from university, and cycled that a few times a week.  My first "serious distance" ride aged 19 was Dudley to Dawlish (~200 miles).

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