Yes, I was away in Spain, but the last thing on my mind was the newsletter as sunshine and cold beer were the only things on my mind.


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The AGM will be held at The New Inn, Main Rd, Totton, SO40 7EP on the 8th November, with the fun commencing at 8.00 pm.  Any items for the agenda to be notified to any committee member by 31st October.


Club Dinner


Will again be held at The Wellow Golf Club, Saturday 4th February, details of menu and speaker will be in the Xmas newsletter.




The Crabwood Geoff Shergold memorial cross {including the club championship} will be held at Southampton Sports Centre on Sunday 15th January 2017.




Tour De France star and top bloke visits Crabwood TT.


It was beautiful sunny and warm Sunday morning for the Crabwood 10 TT September 11th. We had a visit from Jens Voigt ex Tour de France rider, who was in The Forest to ride the Jens Voigt charity sportive on the previous day, unfortunately the weather for his ride was the complete opposite from the Sunday morning (wet and windy). He is a really top bloke chatting to everyone and posing for photos. He also volunteered to be pusher off for the time trial, though he did have to fight Colin for the honour.


It really was a treat for all of us to meet Jens, hopefully he will make an appearance next year and even ride the event.


A few pictures from the event






     Jens with a random stranger.                                                              Jens meets the time keepers.





                  Jens sandwiched by Team tandem tarts, Mary Corbett and Stephen Skinner




Time Trial News


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Congratulations to Pat for retaining the President’s cup.


1st Pat Lafford 67 points, 2nd Dave England 49 points and in 3rd Brian Coupe 39 points.


Congratulations to John Hyndman who won both the 10 and 25 club championships.


A well done to Dave who knocked 20 minutes the Wessex VTTA 100 record (age 73, he doesn’t look a day over 72) 4.39. 38.




Other News.


It was good to see Mike Matthews out at the club 10 in August, for those of you who don’t know Mike was badly injured in an accident, and after spinal surgery has worked very hard to get back on his bike.


John Winchester decided it would be a good idea to give cyclo cross a try, but unfortunately took a tumble and broke his scapula.  Stick to the road John.




Social rides.


16th October, The Wheatsheaf, Braishfield.


30th October, The Cuckoo, Hamptworth.


20th November, The Hunters, Romsey.


Mince pie run 18th December, venue to be decided.


Meet at Redbridge 09.30, The Plaza Romsey 10.00, or meet at the pub 12.00.






Birthday tea.





A big thank you to Pat and Helen for again hosting The Birthday tea and putting on a very good spread.  It was quite a chilly and drizzly afternoon, but thanks to Pats ingenuity and a large tarpaulin we were all kept dry.  it was good to see so many members. Thank you Joy and Claire for also supplying cakes.






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I know I should have stopped at the last shop.




That’s it for now, next newsletter early December. Alan.