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.

The 'unreliability' ride

A cold but sunny morning for the 7 of us who decided to recce the reliability ride which we will redo later this month - Dave D, Hewan, Dean, Taran, me, new member Simon and a guest appearance from Rob O Keefe from the Birds Hill group. On leaving the station to head towards Twyford a split occurred early on with Rob, Dean and Hewan powering off trailing the rest of us - Dean was supposed to be taking it easy with a chest infection but the temptation to ride with Rob was just too much!

Doing the usual...the Clock Tower ride 28th Jan 2018

We used to write up our weekly rides regularly but I have got a bit lazy in the past few months so this is an attempt to reinstate the 'ride report' for the clock tower ride.

Using the new Whatsapp group (any members reading this who would like to be added to the group let me know - my number is 07885 498775) we prearranged the route and had a good idea of who would be there. We had decided on our 'usual' route (although we haven't ridden this for a fair while) in advance so knew we had a few hills to do.

Future Events

The Club Reliability Ride will be held on - Sun 25 Feb - Save The Date

This annual 50 mile event will start from Bird Hills Golf Club at 8:45am. It is a great opportunity for members to meet up (if only at the start and finish!) There are usually 3 or 4 groups covering the route at various speeds, so it is suitable for all members.


Day” Long Club Rides

Another Discount offer for 2018 Members

If you are after stem caps, headset covers or spacers have a look at club member Jorj James website at

Jorj is offering a 10% discount for club members on these items.

Discounts for 2018 Club Members

The club have negotiated discounts with the following three local companies:

Sams Bike Shop

01344 360922

Sams is a Specialized outlet and he has 40 years’ experience in the bike industry.  

Club members will get a 10% discount on shop prices.


07891 425865

TT Cancelled - 7th September

The TT is cancelled due to roadworks on the M4 flyover (back part of the course). The roadworks are significant and it's not viable to race especially as a multi lap course.

TT 10th August Cancelled

Due to roadworks on the Drift Road tonight's TT is cancelled.

The location of them within an national speed limit section plus being on one of the faster parts of the course means it isn't safe.

John Woodburn - RIP

I'm sorry to announce that John Woodburn passed away in his sleep on Good Friday around 11am.   John was a member of the Maidenhead & District Cycle club for a number of years and a charactor of the old school style of cycling, Road Racing and Time Trialing for many years.  A summay of some of his cycling achievements can be found at and

Ride London-Surrey 100 - British Cycling Club Challenge

I have sent out an email 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 30th July.


Please respond to me by this Saturday 11th March if interested in a place in a club team.


David Dyer

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