Ray Claridge on his TT bike was a minute clear of ‘Come and Try’ novice Ben Schooling, followed closely by another ‘Come and Try’ novice Simon Lock, in the first of the Burley circuits. At least, I assume that they were novices, and if so hopefully will join the club!
A number of road bikes were in evidence, TT bikes not suited to the whole course, particularly negotiating traffic through Burley and the Braggers Wood climb to the finish. Second placed NFCC rider Richard Parker was also on his TT machine, but Stuart Peckham claimed 3rd NFCC rider on his road bike, still recovering from his efforts in the 50 on Sunday.
No mishaps or bike malfunctions reported this week, though Peter Hawker, having many many years racing experience and approaching his 80th birthday this year, forgot all his racing clothing and rode his road bike round in baggy shorts and a very un-aerodynamic top!.
A very good field for an evening 25, with the Jubilee slightly outnumbering the Forest, but also a trio of Fareham Wheelers riders. However, with one DNF each for the two clubs due to punctures, and one DNF for the Jubilee due to going off course, the finishing numbers for the Inter-club were the same. […]
Bob Jolliffe has been in touch with some of his recent results. On Weds, July 3, he rode the a3crg Middlemarkers’ 25 on P884b/25 finishing with 1-06-47 which he says is his best in England since 1983, giving him a plus of 5-18 on standard for a 66-year-old. The following Weds he clocked his best […]