Hi reader,

What a start to the Tour!  A broken kneecap and a British win on stage one followed by all manner of thrills, spills, foot unclipping, sprinting mastery, disqualifications and supreme (if somewhat ungainly) mountain finishing.  Amazing - and it's still only week one!  Also looking like it could be one of the closest GC contests in a while so the next couple of weeks should be very interesting - BRING IT ON!!!

 

In Da Club

Some noteworthy efforts of late... Our venerable Chairman Mr Chris Dines completed a solo 180km TT in somewhere in Flemish-land last weekend whilst club masochist Sefi Dakar busted out over 300kms in the Amesbury Amble audax.  Well done both.

We also have a number of new members including some through the recent introductory rides (good work Claire Clarke for organising and everyone who assisted - they take a fair bit of effort).  Welcome to the club: John Maltby, Miguel Kaute, Mark Taylor, Alex Harrison, Alex Norris, John King, Phil White, Andy Preen, Janice Bailey and Grant Rendle.

 

Rides this weekend

Lots of club members are heading to Welsh Wales for the Velothon - have fun everyone.  But the show goes on and club rides will be happening as normal on Saturday and Sunday.  Most are already posted as events so check the site for details.  As ever PLEASE indicate on the event if you are attending and download the route to your Garmin - both are a real help to ride leaders.

 

Isle of Wight

Momentum is gathering around this on September 23/24.  The IOW is a great place to ride with some stunning coastal roads, decent climbs and a cycle friendly attitude.  Plus, who doesn't like getting on a ferry?!  If you are interested check out the event on the site for details.

 

Club clobber

The online shop is open till 15th July with orders being delivered by Kalas in the second half of August.  If you want to order arm warmers, socks, caps or gloves, you can do it on the RiderHQ website.  Any questions, please email kit boy Marek on kit@gsavanti.co.uk.

 

Finally...

Have a great weekend (unless you are a Kiwi), enjoy the riding, be safe and keep your elbows in!

 

Richard