May saw an increase in membership and more adventures in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Bank Holiday at the start of May saw some of the chaps trying to look high brow by visiting “posh looking” places
and they saw the punishment for not wearing club kit
The Tour De Yorkshire was on this month, and even though it took a couple of attempts (unlucky Mike) we managed to shoehorn a Velo jersey onto the TV coverage. Well done Mark, true dedication to the cause (and blind luck)
Mid May saw the Chairman lead an intrepid band of followers on a magical mystery tour in the foothills of North Wales, with a stop at the Dragons Rest. Anthony finally caught the dog that eat his club jersey, hopefully the dog will replace it for him soon.
The ride was featured in the first NWV movie, which can been seen here. More to follow if you are really bad.
In Scotland one of our elite was representing the club in the Etape Caledonia a gruelling 85 mile sportive starting and finishing in Pitlochry. Andy Woodside smashed round the mountainous course in just over 4 hours 40 minutes, a fantastic time for such a tough event.
Meanwhile in another (hillier) part of the UK, our super “grimpeur” Dave Cuthill (and bro) were ripping up the Fred Whitton challenge course, see this post for more details. Well done Dave and Simon, a great effort and a huge amount raised for charity in the process.
May was busy on the racing scene too. Robin was back smashing PB’s on the Rainford 10 course, now well under 22 minutes and looking more and more like Tony Martin with every ride!
A big shout out to our newest member of the Velo racing squad, Mark Donaghy who rode his first race at Oulton Park. A true ambassador for the club, Mark maintained his composure and “Blue Steel” look for the entire event…
Well done Mark, more to come I think (racing, not model poses, I hope)
Dave C was back in action at Litherland, still trying to work out how to get in the right place at the right time. (Don’t worry DC it comes with practice!) Showing his strength, it’s only a matter of time before he’s on the podium
The month was finished off with a big turnout for a Thursday evening spin (and pint). Two new members amongst the attendees. The membership has increased by 5 in May alone! Here’s hoping to do the same or better in June!
Onwards and upwards and ride safe!