With one counting “10″ to go for the league title things are hotting-up, to boiling point.
Last week we had 3 possible winners of the League with an outsider closing in, all covered by 11points.
After Thursday’s event we now have 4 possible winners covered by only 4 points.
The big gains were made by Sarah with 6 improvement pts and 3 hcap pts, taking her total to 76pts
Alan thought he would rest on his laurels this week and not ride, big mistake??? we shall see, and so stays on 78pts.
Matt wrestled with his time and managed to secure a single scratch point, how important will that one point be???. Taking Matt’s total to date to 76pts equal 2nd with Sarah, Interesting .
Liam was the only rider of the four leaders to drop a place, now down to fourth position after coming 3rd on the evening 10 and securing 2 scratch pts making his total 74pts.
Thursday the 4th Sept will be the critical ride of the season for the four. any one rider can take the title with either Scratch,Handicap and Improvement points. Still in 5th place is in form Dave Edlin but some 20pts off the leading 4.
League placings to date ( full list next week)
- Alan Fletcher 78pts
- Matt Pearce & Sarah Burke 76pts
4.Liam Foster 74pts
5. Dave Edlin 55pts
Thursday 4th Sept is the last evening “10″ of the season, starting at the changed time of 6;30 on the Elston Course.
The Club Hill Climb Championship is on the following Sunday, 7th Sept starting at 10;00
“10″ Results for Thursday 28 Aug 14
- Dave Edlin 23;55
- James Storr 24;01
- Liam Foster 24;35
- Matt Pearce 26;33
- Paul Cregg 28;54
- Sarah Burke 29;04
- Darren Short 29;37
- Dave Rawson 29;55
- Will Hodgetts 37;15
We are now approaching cycling’s transition part of the year, the bit between Road Racing/ TT and cyclo cross, so , on our next club session ( Tuesday 2nd Sept)we will be Cyclo Cross Training.
Bring the appropriate machine for the session .
Session Starts at 6;30and finishes at 7;30
Only Two 10′s left to ride, 28th Aug starting at 19;00 & 4th Sept starting at 18;30 on the Shelton Course.
The League winner this year must come from one of only four riders, with a span of only 11points (67 to 78 points) between the four. The outsider of the four must be Sarah Burke with 67pts, Sarah is the first lady to be in the mix for a generation.
The Club Hill Climb Championship will be run on the dreaded Terrace Hill course again. Immortalised by Simon Warren book as “Terrace Hill best satisfies the criteria for a great climb”. Only 2 minutes plus riding will give the winners status the trophy and sore legs as well as breathing difficulties for the rest of the day. Good Luck.
Up for grabs are:- Senior Champion, Junior Champion, Vets Champion and Ladies Champion
Hill Climb will take place on Sunday 7th Sept Start 10;00
2-up Ten Results
Five hardy teams took to the road on Thursday for the last 2-up Time Trial of the season. The conditions were far from perfect with the temperature showing a marked reduction giving riders little scope for fast times.
Two father & son teams competed, Ivan & Finlay Bass recorded 36;02 just 2 weeks after Finlay’s 9th Birthday, an outstanding performance for the team. The Team Stokes of Paul & Harry completed the course in 30;33. That time was a substantial improvement for both riders (as individuals). Well done to both teams on outstanding rides.
The senior teams results
- James Storr & Matt Bailey 24;10
- Dave Edlin &Tony Swaby 24;52
- Dave Rawson &Paul Cregg 29;23
- Darren Short (billynomates)29;43
No change to the standings in the League this week.