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Coronavirus
Phil Wise - Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Your committee has been discussing the implications of coronavirus for the club, and we have agreed some significant, temporary changes.

 

As a club, we feel that we should follow government guidance, in line with the request for each of us to comply with the scientific advice to lower the peak of the pandemic. We are also mindful of the image of the club, and of cycling in general.

 

As a result, we have reluctantly concluded that we should suspend the Saturday ride for the foreseeable future.

 

We appreciate that smaller groups will still want to go out together. We would encourage you not to wear full club kit if you are riding as a group, as this wont be a club sanctioned ride and we want to avoid giving the impression that SDV isn’t taking this matter seriously.

 

I am sure that some of our regular cafes will still appreciate the support of cyclists, particularly if we are considerate towards their other customers (remember that we can be a bit sweaty and mucky!). Let's spread the word about which cafes are open on our facebook page.

 

We hope that the situation will get back to normal soon and it won’t be long till the club ride returns, along with racing, time trialling, sportives etc.

 

In the meantime, look after yourselves, stay strong and let us know about your rides on the club facebook page! Look out for updates and photos on the news section of the website.

Saturday Club Ride


Saturday Club Ride
Phil Wise - Sunday, March 08, 2020

Great turn out on Saturday, with about 20 members doing the full route (adapted because of the lakes that have formed where roads used to be in Hampshire!), and about 30 in the cafe. How many SDV does it take to mend a puncture?

Mountbatten Racing - Coming Soon


Mountbatten Racing - Coming Soon
Phil Wise - Friday, March 06, 2020

Not long till the racing season commences!

There will be two series of races at the Mountbatten centre in Portsmouth this year - the Omega Portsmouth Circuits, on Saturday mornings, and the Portsmouth Evening Circuits, on Wednesday evenings.

Additionally, on 11th April, there are the Portsmouth Easter Circuits (featuring a category 4 race at 09.00, women's at 09.45 and category 3 at 10.30, as well as an Elite 1/2/3 race). 

The Saturday races start on 4th April, including a category 4 race (at 9 am), women's at 09.35 and cat 3 at 10.10. The format is repeated on 2nd May, 23rd May, 11th July and 29th August. Mountbatten is a great place to race and you can warm down by cycling to the cafe at Rowlands and telling people how you got on.

 

The first Wednesday evening race is on 1st April (I'm not joking), but the first 4th category race isn't until 6th May. The 4th category races start at 19.30, with the start time for 3rd cats varying (check the British Cycling website).

Full details can be found on the events page of the British Cycling website

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/home

 

 

Dates for Thruxton


Dates for Thruxton
Phil Wise - Sunday, March 01, 2020

Not long now until racing starts at Thruxton. The races at Thruxton are friendly and well attended, and this year they start before Goodwood, so they are a great way to get some practice in. I expect that there will be a few of us going over to Thruxton for most of the events, and last year Phil Wise, Tony Toynton, Nick Fenmor-Collins, Mark Trimmer, Paul Lewis and Jake Davies all raced there. Let one of us know if you are keen to go. The early season dates are:

Tuesday 7th April
Tuesday 14th April
Tuesday 21st April
Tuesday 28th April



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