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I've been compiling the Club TT League tables. We have four tables: Open, NBRC, Veterans and Handicap. We'll check everything carefully before any prizes are awarded. The spreadsheet is quite complicated, and I'll post a pdf version when the league is complete, so riders can check their results.

No agenda has been circulated, but given it's the second Monday of the month, I guess it's a club night! See you there, 7.30 for 8pm.

Robert

A quick reminder that our next Club Meeting will be held on Monday 12h May at Harley Hall, 7.30pm. I've not seen any agenda, but I think it would be prudent to think about reinstating our annual dinner and prize-giving. This merits some discussion in the club, and definitely forward planning!

Dick asks - Please post a Thank You to the members who attended last night (Thursday) to marshall the Bowl race. Here you go!

Bryan, Graham, Chris, Dave, Tony, Dick Wall and Gordon all did a sterling job for the club. Many thanks to you all!

Dick Selley

This in from Clive Faine:

MK Festival of Cycling 7th & 8th June 2014

Closed road City Centre racing and time trialling comes to Central Milton Keynes as part of this year’s MK Festival of Cycling organised by Team Milton Keynes in conjunction with Milton Keynes Council, British Cycling and the CTT.

Saturday the 7th is dedicated to the BC National Youth Series event 10a.m. to 4p.m. – more info at www.teammk.com and www.britishcycling.org.uk/events

Sunday the 8th is time trialling day with a 10 mile open time trial 8a.m. to 11a.m. priority to 4-up teams but solo rider entries available – entries invited now at www.teammk.com or online at www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

It isn’t often time triallers have the opportunity of a challenging closed road city centre event to test themselves on bike handling skills and teamwork will be at a premium – early entry is strongly recommended.

This event is part of a new for 2014 4-round Team Trial Series organised by BMCC and TMK. The events in the Series are:

3rd June – 9 up – Weston on the Green
8th June – 4 up – Central Milton Keynes
20th June – 9 up – Silverstone
1st July – 4 up – Weston on the Green

Trophies for top 3 teams and subject to entries for Vets and ladies teams.
All four events must be contested but individual team members can change for each event.
Automatic entry for those teams entering the first event at Weston on 3rd June!

Entries for the TMK event as above and for the Silverstone and Weston events to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   – www.bmcc2000.com

Dick Selley has emailed to say that NBRC are down to marshall at the MKCA Summer Series event at the MK Bowl on Thursday 24th April. Helpers are needed from 7pm. Dick says 6 helpers are needed - contact him directly if you're able to help.

As noted on the 2014 Club events main page, we are compiling four time trial leagues this season:

1. An open league, with points awarded by placing in the rider's best seven counting events.
2. An NBRC league, with points awarded as for #1, but only NBRC members are included. Note that NBRC riders receive points according to their overall placings in the event.
3. A veterans league. Points awarded according to placings on vets standard (best seven counting events)
4. NBRC Handicap League - Bryan has compiled handicaps based on the past three seasons, points are awarded according to placings on handicap (best seven counting events).

I haven't posted current league tables yet, since we've had only four counting events and as a consequence I am leading three of the four leagues (I'm the only rider to have ridden them all). Which would be embarrassing.  But rest assured, this season we are compiling league tables!

Robert

A quick reminder that our next Club Meeting will be held on Monday 14th April at Harley Hall, 7.30pm. Don't forget to renew your membership if you've not done so already - this would be a good opportunity to bring along your membership form!

Membership forms can be downloaded here