Daz and Bill,
just received start list for next Sunday's race. I can drive and room for two more bikes if you fancy a lift ? Early start!
Not sure how fit I am at the moment but will go along and see what happens, see there's some big teams there, sure will also be quick.
Not sure what the course is like, many hills?
Will see you there then Bill, early start, lets see how it goes... Get the impression very quickly!
Cyclist must have wings.
Arm bands, wake boards and river dancing all come to mind.
Well drown rats is an under statement.
Daz and Richard on the line, thanks to helper who lent me his helmet as I forgot mine.
Race reduced by one lap, about 50 miles then. Was raining slightly when we departed and with in one lap we all soaked to the skin, the rain ease slighty for about 5 minutes, but conitued to rain heavily. The roads surface was great, the rain was pooling in most place making each lap more precarious, I tried glasses on and off, which didn't make much difference making visibility an issues on some bends.
Again excellent skills displayed by all, several punchures and one crash who over cooked a sharp bend into the tree's. Richard stayed up front most of the time, I did my usual and was middle'ish moving up when required. A group of three/four not sure managed to get away on the last lap, we tried to chase it down but the weather certainly didn't help.
With the group away, I moved up with 1 km to go Richard was just infront scabbling for position and has just been squashed going for a gap, the paced then quickened I got the wheel I was after, there was far too many tustling for position, I got blocked and had to check my sprint, a gap then opened and I think I got 4th in the bunch sprint, overall in CAT A I haven't a clue.
Great Fun in the rain, check out the photo's, both of us supporting george michael road crud goaty beards.
Wow. Well done Darren and Richard. Epic racing conditions.
Started the Old Gits Champs after a brief word with our two young upstarts. The rain didn't give up until half way through the race. As with the Crit. champs the big hitters did a demolision act onces the race was denuetralized, along with most of the older cat. riders I found myself out the back. I paired up with another F cat rider a rode on to the finish as our age group had been desimated by the early pace I thought this might give me a result. We picked up an E cat rider just before the finish so we had a three up sprint which I managed to win. Back at H/Q after a count back on placing I was give 4th spot in the Fcat champs. 15th out of the 21 finishe. Good to see Avanti guys giving it a go.
Nice one Dave!
A bit of standing water to say the least, very wary on one section downhill under the trees. And could hardly see at times, still have sore eyes!
All in all a good effort, amazed how few crashes compared to a wet race we did last year at Kenardington.
A few attempts to get away failed after a sole rider who had enjoyed an early foray was brought back. A group of five finally did get a gap to the finish, I blame poor visibility - some very reluctant to chase. A flatter course than I had imagined it might have been but guess it was Essex!
Didn't manage the sprint very well again but Daz did really well and got himself right up there in the run in and on another day could have won it.
Not sure when the next LVRC is but Daz reckons there may be some at Gravesend. Got to be worth a go.
Tuesday 12th/17th July at Gravesend 6.00 pm,Thursday 12th July Hog Hill6.00pm,15th July Ottershaw 11.00am.
Great effort Richard and Daz. Would love to have been with you, but the Marmotte got in the way. While you were getting very wet, I was getting sunburn!
Fitness permitting will definitely be doing some more LVRC this year....nearly C cat!
Full result of Sundays Champs, as you can see Darren did a good ride. Not the best circuit for a bunch sprint especially in the rain, narrow and dark in the woods with a bad road suface on the run in I have always been nervous of bunch sprints hear.
The Results of the region 9 Veteran Racing Cyclists Road Race Championships held on the Viper Circuit on the 8th of July 2012 and the event was sponsored by Ciclos Uno.
With heavy rain causing a lot of riders to stay away only 74 out 104 riders took to the start line with the race starting in two groups A & B then C & D Trevor Burke breaking away at the start of the A & B’s only to be caught with a lap to go by a group of 5 riders then having the bad luck to puncture twice on the last lap. With Andy Naylor out sprinting Nick Dibble and Damien Foy in the A & B race and in the C & D race a small group of riders broke away towards the end with Patrick Schils out sprinting Simon Williams and Bob Downs.
1st No.21 Andy Naylor 02 Racing A Gold Medal
2nd No.9 Nick Dibble 4 + T Velo Club A Silver Medal
3rd No.17 Sean O’Reagan Team Toachim A Bronze Medal
4th No.1 Trevor Ormes Velo Schils – Interbike RT A
5th No.10 Kevin Newland 4 + T Velo Club A
6th No.3 Darren Squirrell GS Avanti A
7th No.13 Mark Allen Finchley RT A
8th No.19 Matt Pumo Verulam CC A Reg 07
9th No.14 Gareth Welch Dulwich Paragon A
10th No.16 Jeff Wharton Velo Schils – Interbike RT A
11th No.8 Derek Hanlon 4 + T Velo Club A
12th No.18 Andy Crowther VC Revolution A
13th No.86 Martin Bryant Ciclos Uno A
1st No.36 Damien Foy Eagle RC B Gold Medal
2nd No.33 Neil Chapman Maldon CC B Silver Medal
3rd No.25 Andrew Pollintine Dulwich Paragon B Bronze Medal
4th No.28 Martin Meades Ciclos Uno B
5th No.47 Paul Smitherman Colour Tech RT B
6th No.32 Nick Rossman Finchley RT B
7th No.27 Barry Neal Ciclos Uno B
8th No.34 James Conway Met Police CC B
9th No.49 Chris Badell CC Luton B Reg 07
10th No.26 Tim Pettit Essex Roads CC B
11th No.30 Richard Edmonds GS Avanti B
12th No.38 Graham Masters Eagle RC B
13th No.51 Anthony Stapleton Chelmer CC B
14th No.35 Adam Platts Dulwich Paragon B
15th No.31 Andrew Cullinane Finchley RT B
1st No.75 Simon Williams Hillingdon CC C Reg 07
2nd No.71 Trevor Whittock Lea Vally CC C Gold Medal
3rd No.67 Paul Doel Team Quest – The Bike Shop C Silver Medal
4th No.52 Nick Faint Finchley RT C Bronze Medal
5th No.59 Mick Bath API – Metrow C
6th No.57 Martin Elms Southend Wheelers C
7th No.82 Julian Cunnington Condor Cycles C
1st No.89 Patrick Schils Velo Schils – Interbike RT D Gold Medal
2nd No.92 Bob Downs Glendene CC D Silver Medal
3rd No.100 Tom Wilson GS Invicta – Eyelevel D Bronze Medal
4th No.91 Paul Bird Glendene CC D
In the EFGH event the weather took a big toll on riders, as only 28 started in pouring rain from a total entry of 47. Soon after the first lap the race had split into four groups with no let up in the rain, on the last lap the first two groups came together to contest the sprint with Don Parry taking the honour’s in the overhaul result.
1st No.20 Don Parry Team Corley Cycles E Reg 07
2nd No.39 Geoff Wiles San Fairy Ann RT F
3rd No.6 Ray Palin 4 + T Velo Club E
4th No.51 Tony Woodcock Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport G
5th No.38 Dick Naylor San Fairy Ann RT F
6th No.13 Roger Jackaman SWRC – Evans Cycles E
7th No.10 Pete Constable Velo Schils – Interbike RT E
8th No.3 Richard Turner Pearson Cycles E
9th No.9 Dave Terry Braintree Velo CRC E
10th No.34 John Duckworth Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport F
11th No.17 Wayne Thomas GS Henley E Reg 10
12th No.11 Dave Kerry Chelmer CC E
13th No.19 Tony Richardson San Fairy Ann RT E
14th No.42 John Parks Wolsey RC F Reg 07
15th No.40 Dave Smith GS Avanti F
16th No.7 Dave Williams Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport E
17th No.26 Trevor Mills Ford CC F
18th No. 86 Chaz Wilde Eagle RC H
19th No. 87 Roy GodBeer Southend Wheelers H
20th No.56 Richard Wall Lampard RC G
21st No.55 Ken Evans Ciclos Uno G
1st No.6 Ray Paylin 4 + T Velo Club Gold Medal
2nd No.13 Roger Jackaman SWRS – Evans Cycles Silver Medal
3rd No.10 Pete Constable Velo Schils – Interbike RT Bronze Medal
4th No.3 Richard Turner Pearson Cycles
5th No.9 Dave Terry Braintree Velo CRC
6th No.17 Wayne Thomas GS Henley Reg 10
7th No.11 Dave Kerry Chelmer CC
8th No.19 Tony Richardson San Fairy Ann RT
9th No.7 Dave Williamson Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport
1st No.39 Geoff Wiles San Fairy Ann RT Gold Medal
2nd No.38 Dick Naylor San Fairy Ann RT Silver Medal
3rd No.34 John Duckworth Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport Bronze Medal
4th No.40 Dave Smith GS Avanti
5th No.26 Trevor Mills Ford CC
1st No.51 Tony Woodcock Kingsnorth Int Nico Sport Gold Medal
2nd No.56 Richard Wall Lampard RT Silver Medal
3rd No.55 Ken Evans Ciclos Uno Bronze Medal
1st No.86 Chaz Wilde Eagle RC Gold Medal
2nd No.87 Roy Godbeer Southend Wheelers Silver Medal