This was a day when the train took the strain for some of those who were brave or insane enough to ignore the weather forecast !
Steve Ferry was a quarter of the brisk group:
A few keen (obsessed?) cyclists gathered at the Market Place at 9am. The
forecast was for the weather to get worse, but what can happen? Eight
degrees and raining, I've been out in worse.
Fast:This group of six, Darren Parker, Paul Grey, Stuart Williams, Nick Davies, Rob King and myself had a good ride south through Tadley, Kingsclere, Overton and East Stratton. The pace was fair with a few climbs in this direction.
We enjoyed good coffee and cake at Heidi’s coffee shop in New Alresford.
Full list of club Time Trial events for 2012. Secret Decoder Ring for the TT course codes is under the Time Trial menu and the Course Maps link...
Note that various events scheduled for the H10/1 Aldermaston course have had to be moved due to long term roadworks. Check the schedule for new courses and start times.
For Club Championships, riders must contact the TT Secretary by email two weeks in advance of the event. TT Secretary's email link is on the committee page.
A selection of ride reports from today's four clubruns.
Steve Ferry writes:
Fred Hale led a ride to a Café that was new to me, The Flower Pot Cafe in Long Crendon. Good coffee and good cakes, which looked home made. The ride kept together on the way out and split up on the way back. I ended up in a group of four doing a chain gang through Christmas Common , Nettlebed and Sonning Common home.
Legs hurt and my computer shows 123km. Good day.
Mark Lyford writes: Market Place cold and foggy – typical October weather, couple of hours later sat outside sipping coffee in sun not so typical!
12 of us set off towards new destination – Pasha Deli Cafe in Chobham. Leaders usually don’t head this way as ‘the roads are too busy’. We’ll our outward route was certainly low traffic! Included in our group were a couple of new riders from Reading University – being hopeless with names I can only remember one of them and that is only because he was named Mark!
Reports from the varied Sunday rides. We're running out of adjectives to describe intended clubrun speeds, it appears, but oldies and newbies alike had a good morning.