Seamons CC RR 27 June

Last night Tony Booth and myself rode the old man’s Seamons CC Road Race at Siddington, Matt Ellis was in the Junior event. 3 laps of the Congleton circuit in changeable weather. I started reasonably, had a couple of digs towards the end of the first lap, both of which were brought back. Tony went with a move that looked like it would stick but again it was brought back.

We both drifted towards the back of the bunch to get our breath back and at this point 2 things happened; a hard attack went off the front and a guy just ahead of us unshipped his chain and was swerving over the road trying to get it back on, causing all sorts of chaos. Because of the time it took to get around the unshipped chain guy, there was already a gap to what was now the main field, so 4 of us and then 3 (me, Tony and a guy from Seamons) chased and at one point got within 75 yards of the back of the bunch. Alas, that was the closest we got to them and they slowly drifted in to the distance and after about a lap they were out of sight. Nevertheless the 3 of us worked hard together till the end.

A really hard night spent chasing then and something of a lesson learned!

I don’t know how Matt did as I didn’t get to speak to him at the end.

Hi,

For those that don’t know, I’ve now taken over the role as runs captain from Al. Al has done a fantastic job over the last 10 years so no pressure on me then!! Big thanks to Al but he’s going nowhere!! He will still be leading the short run when he’s out.

I don’t see the need to change anything, everything runs like clockwork on a Sunday. One thing I would like is for you all to have an input into the club runs. Whether this is leading one or letting me know where you would like to go if you’ve heard of a new café etc. Remember it’s your club and I want to make sure everyone plays their part in what we do on a Sunday.

It goes without saying that the priority is that we always remain safe and look after each other when we’re out. Be respectful of our fellow road users and uphold the great name this club has in the North West.

See you soon

Jules
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