It was a little bit drizzly at last Wednesday evening’s session, but then again it has been every other time in the past! Only 4 BCC members ventured out into the comparatively mild evening to sharpen their polo skills. We were also joined by Bristol’s Rich Miller, who displayed levels of skills us mere mortals can only dream of (It made me realise that playing Bristol may be a slight lapse in judgement)! Rich was confident we would enjoy playing against Bristol however, even if we ended up playing the kid’s team…
We would like to see a few more faces this week, the weather is supposed to be okay on Wednesday so there is no excuse!
I hope everyone has had a happy Christmas, no doubt filled with too much food/ drink. Bike Polo will be on Wednesday as usual, which gives you the perfect opportunity to burn a few calories and have some fun before resuming the daily routines in the New Year.
For those who haven’t played before, details can be found here: Bike Polo activity page , It would be great to see some new faces.
We were sceptical about this week’s session as many of the regulars aren’t able to make it, and based on last week’s 7 person total turn out it just wouldn’t work with any less. But there has been a lot of interest for this week, so we will be going ahead as usual!
This week’s polo session sadly clashes with another club event, a visit to Calshot for a Track Cycling taster session. Therefore, a large percentage of the regular polo players won’t be able to make it. What we are looking for is a show of hands of who can definitely make it on Wednesday, we need a minimum of 4 to have any chance of playing! Please comment below if you can.
(Prince Philip was also partial to a spot of Bike Polo).
We arrived at the Youth Centre early this week, as Chris had kindly assembled a handful of mallets so that we could play. However, there was some controversy over mallet length, Chris leaving them uncut which would be a perfect fit… but only if your name is Bao Xishun!
Anyway, this was soon rectified with the help of a hacksaw and we were ready to play. A total of 7 people attended this session, which was a little disheartening to begin with, until we realised it means we get to play almost constantly for 2 1/2 hours!
Steve Corner made his first appearance and did a pretty good job of getting to grips with this alien sport, although coming from DH he seemed to struggle to keep his feet on the pedals. Everyone played well and the goals rolled in thick and fast which added to the excitement.
Hopefully there will be a better turn out next week, there was a lack of atmosphere with only one cheerleader per game.
The more we play, the more likely it is that we will see small groups (read gangs) emerging. There’s also a lot of potential for gangs to uncover themselves, we’ve already got Avon Valley Cycles, The Bicycle Academy, BRKNCK and reckon that there’s plenty more…