Club News – Aug 23rd

Hi All,
Finally, what promise to be a glorious long weekend of sunny riding, with three days to choose from, there’s no excuse !
Saturdays long route begs for an ice cream stop in Tring…

We have quite the list of events coming up, save the dates

Sept 1st, Red Kite https://marlowredkiteride.co.uk/  or
Sept 1st London Combine 10MTT (Phil Roker)
Sept 7th BCC Velodrome day (Alister Beveridge)
Sept 14 BCC Club Hillclimb !! Hellfire Caves 
Sept 22nd, The Howler https://www.allezsportives.co.uk/home/the-howler/
use code SCREAM19 for 15% discount, leaving from Haddenham
Sept 29th Legs of Steel https://www.eventrac.co.uk/race-course-map/legs-of-steel-legs-of-steel-2019-29-09-2019-07-00 use code BEACON15 for 15% off entry fee. Run by Phil Roker’s tri club in memory of a team mate, held out in the surrey hills, looks like a good one and worth the trip.

If you haven’t already ordered your winter tops, the order is open until midnight today. There’s also an order open for summer tops closing on Sunday. There wont be any more orders until 2020 so do it now !

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend, see you out there
Ride safe,
Gordon



Link and summary  of this weekends rides are at the bottom of the page but please take a moment to read the club guidelines. 

Mellow rides 1st Sat and 3rd Sun of the month @ 9 am, a relaxed 10-12 mph ride for beginner riders, volunteers are always welcome and most needed ! Route available the day before on the share. Email geraint.williams@atos.net if you can help and check our website for details. http://beaconsfield.cc/home/rides

Groups: We usually have a slow, medium and fast group for each distance, please choose your group carefully so you don’t disrupt the momentum of the group by either being too fast for it or too slow.

Clothing: Club colours whenever possible please. The link to Endura’s custom kit website is below, Winter order and Race top order is now open. if you need a logon, email Rob at kit@beaconsfield.cc. 

Bikes: Mudguards season is over…enjoy, but please make sure you have appropriate and serviceable tires for the roads round here, even in summer months they can still be flinty, lightweight race tires are not recommended..

Bike Fitting: we have a selection of stems for club members to experiment with their position. Email Alister Beveridge. 

ICE tags or Road ID: Please make sure you have a prominently displayed ID tag with emergency numbers in case of a road incident. If you need an ICE tag, please come see me or Rob Jones at a pre-ride meet. Ensure your BC membership page is updated with an emergency contact. 

Routes: please ensure you download the days route and load your GPS device, link to routes below. More routes are always welcome, send yours to me or to Grant Hepburn. Feedback on the days routes is also welcome. 

Incidents: Ride leaders, please immediately report any accident, however small, to the club welfare officer cwo@beaconsfield.cc

Gordon