TLI 2

Another good night’s racing. Andy Newby, Chas and Gareth rode in the youngsters’ race – sorry I don’t know how they did, maybe one of them will post a comment – I know Andy said he worked hard in various efforts to get off the front but was frustrated that there was no organisation and he didn’t manage to get away.

Graham, Kevan and I were in the oldies race. After riding the first kilometre at snail’s pace the race suddenly picked up on the A535, and then one rider fell badly, which split the peleton – I ended up behind the crash so had to burst a blood vessel to get back to the main group, and a few riders behind me were dropped at this point. Then a break of 3 got away, followed by another break of 2 – Kev left it too late to follow them, and then tried really hard to reach them but he was on his own – he got within 20 metres at one point but he had no support and ended up coming back to the group, which failed to make any headway, largely because of a lack of organisation.

I enjoyed being in the bunch, trying to keep up with the constant change of pace and frequent moves at the front, most of which involved Kevan. All the time this was going on, Graham was keeping his counsel at the back of the bunch and both Kev and I were convinced he’d do his normal trick of sprinting past Kevan on the line – instead Kev went off the front of the bunch with a good kilometre to go and held the gap, coming in first of the bunch and 6th in the race – Graham and I finished in the bunch.

Vital stats from my bike computer (which includes the 1km slow ride in at the end): 28.2 miles (we only did 5 laps because it was getting dark), average 21.3mph, max 34.2 mph, riding time 1.19 hours.

As normal it was good to see lots of WVCC support: Nick, Dave A and Alan were marshalling, Richard was supporting and Martin and Mark did their normal great job as organisers.
For anyone who’s dithering about entering, the fact that there’s great home-made cake afterwards might entice you!
Eleanor.

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

Upcoming Events

May
18
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 18 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
21
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 21 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]
May
25
Wed
2022
18:30 Club 10 series
Club 10 series
May 25 @ 18:30 – 20:00
Club 10’s , the Guardian and Scratch Cup Series For new club riders, just come along and have a go. It’s all about you and the clock, and measuring your own performance. It’s therefore open[...]
May
28
Sat
2022
09:00 Training Rides 1 & 2
Training Rides 1 & 2
May 28 @ 09:00 – 13:30
Saturday Training Rides RIDES STARTING AT 09:00 & 09:01 FROM THIS SATURDAY (12th March) Ride 1 – off at 09:00 from Hatchmere . Distance around 80 miles – pace 18mph ish Ride 2 – off[...]

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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