A busy weekend for the club which started earlier than usual on Saturday with a ride to the Black Horse pub, Chesham joining up with Beaconsfield Cycle Club (the other BCC) as a return “match” for them hosting us in the autumn.
A total of 54 riders made up the combined ride mainly in the 14/15 mph and 15/16 mph groups. The windy conditions made the ride a little hard going but turns at the front by both clubs helped no end. Post ride refreshments were served at the Black Horse with great hospitality and gorgeous cakes. (*Note for the Chair to have a word with the Kings Arms).
The club would like to thank Ian Smith for his excellent work coordinating the ride and mapping the course.
BCC spectators Neil Ruthven, Janice Bell, Simon Pearce (not racing as injury from last week), David Norden, Neil Ruthven and Nick Oates provided lots of encouragement (many thanks for the pictures).
The sportive is hoping to better the £28,000 in sponsorship that it raised in 2016.