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Andrew RiskParticipant19 October 2014 at 15:18Post count: 56
Yes, excellent organisation Nick, everything went like clockwork and I heard many appreciative comments from riders as they were leaving.
Also had a quick chat with one of the commissaires at the end and he said he really likes coming to this event because it is so well organised which makes his job so much easier. Having travelled to many races with James over the last few years and seen the good, the bad and the down right ugly event organisation, I can’t agree more.
WELL DONE!!Andrew RiskParticipant19 October 2014 at 15:08Post count: 56
A slightly better experience……..
Lynda & I rode out to Chapeau today, an enjoyable ride in the balmy autumnal weather. The cakes were superb, Coffee & Walnut and Victoria sponge both sampled and were delicious. Nice ambiance inside and I’m sure we will return if it is just the two of us.
However, we agreed that it is certainly not big enough inside for either Wednesday or Sunday runs if there are more than about 6 people out as it is quite small and busy. Summer runs would be ok if the weather was good enough to sit outside, however given the speed of service you had then this is unlikely to become a regular destination on the club run calendar.Andrew RiskParticipant25 September 2014 at 15:44Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant25 September 2014 at 15:38Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant5 September 2014 at 16:32Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant11 August 2014 at 19:12Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant7 August 2014 at 19:58Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant5 August 2014 at 20:10Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant5 August 2014 at 20:07Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant5 August 2014 at 19:56Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant5 August 2014 at 19:52Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant18 May 2014 at 21:08Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant27 April 2014 at 17:55Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant25 March 2014 at 21:09Post count: 56Andrew RiskParticipant15 March 2014 at 18:20Post count: 56
Week 2 of the M&DTTA early season 10 series kicked off with keen cross wind along most of the course from Twemlow to Chelford and back. Many riders commenting on being blown around and having to come off the tri-bars and James even ditched his tri-spoke for a spoked wheel today at the last minute as he was worried about keeping the bike in a straight line. A bigger entry this week with 130 on the start sheet but a reduced WVCC entry for several reasons, and reduced further as both Ady & Conor were non-starters.
First off was James who upped his fixed gear to 94″ having said last week that 92″ felt a little low. Obviously a good decision as he scorched to a great time of 22:14, equal 1st fastest Junior with Ben McIntosh who last week beat James by 39 seconds. A great result and his first win as a Junior this season. This gave both James & Ben equal 3rd overall. Maybe the Junior BBAR is all to play for given Dave’s prediction last week?
No Caroline or Woody this week so next off was Bill Campbell who also improved on last weeks time coming in with a 25:56 knocking off 29 seconds. Keep those times coming down Bill!
Final starter of the WVCC trio was Steve Thomas who was looking to better last weeks time of 25:06 and get into the 24’s. The good news was that he beat last weeks time, but unfortunately only by 1 second at 25:05, so that first 24 of the season will have to wait for another week. I’m sure it will come soon, but Steve, maybe going for a serious workout at the Gym with Chris Wood of Your Sports Therapist the day before was not the best preparation for the race!
Overall winner of the race was Simon Bridge with a time of 21:24 with Scott Burns 2nd at 21:38. Worth noting that these riders are capable of knocking out 18 & 19 minute 10s on a fast course.
WVCC results for the day:
James Risk 22:14
Steve Thomas 25:05
William Campbell 25:56