Pimbo 23rd May 2021

Matt and I rode the 2,3,4 Return to Racing BC event today at Pimbo, 16 laps of a fairly flat circuit around an industrial estate totalling about 35 miles. There was a full field of 60, the majority of which were young enough to be my children. The circuit is a real power course. The weather threatened rain but thankfully it held off till after we finished although the headwind howling down the back straight was less than pleasant.The race started really quickly, the first lap running off at nearly 30 mph. I got on the wrong side of a split on the second lap and had to really fight to close the gap at 40 mph. The first few laps we were both putting out huge power just to stay in the wheels but after around 4 laps things settled down to the usual surge and compress of road racing. As well as both of us following other attacks and closing gaps, Matt had a good strong go off the front and I made a soft attack, both of these came to nought though as did every other attack and eventually the race finished in a bunch sprint. I think we both finished in the top 25, Matt about 5 places ahead of me. Ultimately a decent day. Not the result either of us particularly wanted although we both tried and worked hard and by the end definitely knew we had been in a race.Looking forward to the next one…

Club runs are back in the calendar for our members and new riders who are looking to join.

Upcoming Events

Oct
30
Sat
2021
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Oct 30 @ 09:00 – 13:30
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 09:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 21mph+ Ride[...]
10:00 Training Ride 3
Training Ride 3
Oct 30 @ 10:00 – 13:00
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 9:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]
Nov
6
Sat
2021
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
Nov 6 @ 09:00 – 13:30
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 09:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 21mph+ Ride[...]
10:00 Training Ride 3
Training Ride 3
Nov 6 @ 10:00 – 13:00
“Both Saturday Rides” 1 & 2 Meet 9:00 at Hatchmere Ride 1 – Training ride – off first at 09:00. Bangor on Dee with a cafe stop at Cleopatras. Through and off, average 20-21mph Ride[...]

Club Meeting Times

Sunday runs:

09:30 - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club - see calendar for updated start times (Most runs 10:00 during the winter months)

Tuesday evening (informal - usually a small gathering!)

20:00 onwards - Winnington Park Rugby Football Club

Wednesday runs:

10:00 - Hatchmere

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