Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Jules
    Participant
    Post count: 829
    #36774 |

    Hi all,

    Don’t forget the novice race tomorrow night. It will cost you a fiver for 5 laps. 2 laps behind Jim and I, then 3 racing. Get there for 17:30 for a 18:00 start.

    Come and give it a go 😀

    JimDuffy
    Participant
    Post count: 961
    #46715 |

    I understand there will be 3 or 4 having a go tomorrow including Jamie, stu, Colin carthy with heather coming next week

    Colin Carthy
    Participant
    Post count: 26
    #46716 |

    Never thought I would have a go in a race, but after a bit of encouragement last week by Jim W & Graham G!!, I decided to have a go.

    Its great to experience riding round the circuit smooth roads. The first 3 laps are under the guidance of the Marshalls so you can feel your way into the group for 3 laps…..then you have 2 laps racing.

    I had no tactics!, only to try & not be last.

    The last lap had a line of 4 WVCC riders, then I pushed on with Jamie following. We both smelled victory. I dropped off the pace before the last bend when Jamie & three others riders passed. I had burnt out!!

    I think I came 5th, & Jamie 3rd. As Jim D said, we should have worked together!!

    Thanks to the Marshalls & event organisers.

    Hope to be back next week. 😀

    Stu Ward
    Participant
    Post count: 4
    #46717 |

    I agree with Colin.

    For those looking to give it a go, I’ve not yet broken 28 minutes for the 10 TT, but managed to hang on til 2/3 rds of the way around the last lap when the field split. So you don’t need to be a TT hero to join the fun. Lots of support and advice from Jules and Jim (necessary due to some very naive tactics!). And it’s great to ride on a smooth surface for a change. All that for just £5.

    Think I finished 6th behind Colin and will be back next week if work permits.

    Stu

    Andy Wood
    Participant
    Post count: 1066
    #46718 |

    Well done guys, great feedback!

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

The forum ‘Road Racing’ is closed to new topics and replies.