9.30 sharp this morning, 7 keen cyclists rolled out of the Giant Store after a quick pre-ride maintenance session (thanks guys!), ready to hit the road for the 2nd club ride of the season.
Known as our ‘beginner friendly’ rides, or more like an excuse to ease us regulars back into the saddle, today’s shortish distance of 45km took us at a steady pace to the town of Uithoorn. Much to our surprise, we even managed to find a tiny café open before 11am and ready to serve us a warm drink and sugary cake to re-energize and steam us back to Amsterdam. I don’t think I’m alone when I say it’s great to be back on the bike again!
Towards the end of last season, we had grown a fantastic core team of 6 regular riders. It’s not only been great to see everyone back and pushing pedal, but welcome so many new members too! I hope this is a sign of things to come for the rest of the season…
So, what do we have up our sleeves for the rest of the season?
We’re very excited for the launch of our first club kit! Can’t wait to get these beauties and see everyone in them!!! Make sure you get your order in too. Check out costs and details here.
10 of us are very much looking forward to our bike maintenance evening this week – hopefully to stop the minor panic attack at the site of a puncture and prepare us for every eventuality in a race situation. We’ll be organising more group sessions throughout the season, as well as a few socials – so keep an eye out on the events page.
And finally, if you happened to tune in to English Breakfast Radio on Friday morning (you can listen again here), you’ll know all about our BIGGEST news of the month, if not this year. On September 15th 2012, Cyclodam will be holding a mini-triathlon in Amsterdamse Bos. Designed for beginners and teams of 3 (obviously), a 250m swim, 10km cycle and 2,5km run will be nothing but fast and fun! We’ll be sharing more details soon, so make sure you show your interest and register your email address in the meantime.
We’ll be arranging more regular rides & runs in the next coming weeks as we all prepare for beginning-of-season sportifs. Until then, doei!