Having just finished a week's riding at the National Track Championships (see below), Sandy King demonstrated his versatility by taking part in the National Hill Climb. In the huge field, Sandy finished in 39th place (of 126 starters), and was the 6th Junior to the top.
1 Dan Fleeman Cervelo Test Team 03:17.8
2 Matt Clinton MikeVaughan.co.uk 03:31.6
3 Jim Henderson Southport CC 03:39.4
39 Alexander King Twickenham CC 04:18.4
Declan Higgins came 19th in the Junior race at the National Trophy in Ipswich, whilst Corrine Hall was 3rd in the Women's race - again, Corrine had spent much of the previous week at the National Track Champs......
The second round of this year's Twickenham CC Ottershaw Winter Series saw the 33 starters tackle 10 laps of the Staple Hill circuit, followed by a further 10 of the Valley End circuit. An energetic performance from Hounslow & District Wheeler Paul Holdsworth deserved much greater reward than his second place, as he was pipped to the line by Henry Furness.
Henry Furness - Wyndy Mylla
2 - Paul Holdsworth - Hounslow & District Wheelers
3 - Steve Dring - Echelon RC
4 - Alex Peterson - A W Cycles
Overall Series Standings:-
1 - Steve Dring - 4
2 - Henry Hurness- 10
3 - Alex Peterson - 11
Once again, thanks to the marshalling team of Barbara Vance, Warren Watson, Lisa West, Nigel Atkins, Rob Spindler, Mark Spindler, Simon Letch, Sol Findlay, Steve Thomas, Patrick, Ann Marshall, Des Bennett, & Dave Peck. One more race to go - the marshalling has been superb this year, let's keep it up.
Coach Mac, Wiesa Kuczaj, Darren Paice, & George Kirkin were amongst others in getting muddy again, this time at Hillingdon for Round 4 of the Central Cyclo-Cross League. Results to follow, but some pictures can be viewed here.
Sandy King, James Viner, & Corrine Hall all took to the boards at Manchester Velodrome last week in the National Senior Track Championships.
George Atkins (Websters Cycles) & Daniel McLay
2 Jon Mould (Agiskoviner) & Chris Whorrall (Team Manx Telecom) 14pts
3 Adam Yates (Maxgear RT) & Simon Yates (Maxgear RT) 7pts
6 Alexander King (Twickenham CC) & Tim Kennaugh (Manx Telecom) 4pts
Chris Newton (Rapha Condor) 80 pts
2 Andrew Tennant (Team Halfords Bikehut) 44 pts
3 Jon Mould (Agiskoviner) 39 pts
16 Alexander King (Twickenham CC)
Geraint Thomas (Barloworld) 4.18.241
2 Andrew Tennant (Team Halfords Bikehut) 4.21.821
3 Steven Burke (100% ME) 4.29.469
21 Alexander King (Twickenham CC)
15 Alexander King (Twickenham CC)
Steven Burke (100% ME) 1.02.604
2 Edward Clancy (Team Halfords Bikehut) 1.02.713
3 David Daniell (Cleveland Wheelers CC) 1.03.235
21. James Viner (Twickenham CC) 1.15.709
Chris Hoy (Team Sky + HD) 9.990
2 Matthew Crampton (Science In Sport.com) 10.086
3 Jason Kenny (Team Sky + HD) 10.214
4 Ross Edgar (Team Sky + HD) 10.266
James Viner (Twickenham CC) recorded a time of 12.852, just missing out on a ride in the B Championship.
Alexandra Greenfield (100% ME) & Dani King (Vision 1
2 Corrine Hall (Team Corridori) & Hannah Barnes (Candi TV) 13pts
3 Hannah Mayho (100% ME) & Laura Trott (VC Londres) 10pts
Sarah Storey (VC St Raphael) 3:40.147
2 Hannah Mayho (100% ME) 3:43.370
3 Dani King (Vision 1 Racing) 3:49.680
4 Corrine Hall (Team Corridori) 3:52.141
The bronze medal ride-off saw Corrine Hall go into an early lead, but Dani King gradually wound her back in and took a slender lead after the half-way mark. But it was very close throughout, with King only breaking the elastic in the last couple of laps, to claim the bronze medal.
Dani King Vision 1 Racing (3:50.717) beat Corrine Hall Team Corridori (3:51.926). Great ride from Corrine going 1 second faster than qualification time.
5 Corrine Hall (Team Corridori)
6 Corrine Hall (Team Corridori)
A superb performance from Rory Atkins last Sunday saw him conquer Windsor Hill in an awesome time of 1:58, claiming victory over the remainder of the 29 rider field.
Declan Higgins, Coach Mac, George Kirkin, & Wiesa Kuczaj all rode in the 3rd round of the Central CXL event at Luton, where Declan took 8th place, and V (Wiesa) Won the Ladies Race.
Alastair Cowe's Photo Gallery can be viewed here.
Coach Mac was 25th in Round 2 of the Central CXL race at Hemel.
Our Sunday Ride this week will be replaced by a trip out to the Ottershaw Series Race HQ, so just meet up at Twickenham Green at 09:30, and wear something warm - alternatively, you can meet us at Brook Hall, Ottershaw at around 10:30. Racing starts at 11:00.
Sunday 1st November - Ottershaw Series Round 3 - MARSHALS REQUIRED !
Sunday 15th November - Club Hill Climb Championships - Crimp Hill
And Don't Forget, tickets for our Annual
Awards Extravaganza, being held on