Club News – August 16th

Ready for the last counting event of the season for the BCC Champs, the Red Kite on Sept 1st ? There’s still time to enter.

If its time trials you like then Phil Roker is the person to talk to, there’s a 25 miler this Sunday and a 10 miler on Sept 1st. 

If you want to qualify for the Best All Rounder competition in the club (10,25 and the hill-climb) there are other events out there. You can take a look at CTT Website to find one that suits you.
https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/find-events

Give it a go ! (Hill-climb new date coming soon !)


Make sure you place your order for your winter kit asap, scheduled delivery of this order is Oct 1st. The insulated winter gilet is my favorite bit of kit, can’t recommend it enough. Would be good to see us all in Pink over the winter. 

In my opinion a club that wears it colours is viewed differently by drivers. Safer riding and looking good while doing it, whats not to like. 

There’s also a top up order for summer race jerseys for new members or those who missed out first time around. 

Remember, if you don’t have a log in for Endura, email Rob at kit@beaconsfield.cc or myself to add you.

Weather looks passable for the 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