Tom Sutherland, George Kirkin, and Tom Bell rode at Fowlmead on Sunday, with the Tom S. & George both grabbing top 10 finishes in this South East Road Race League event.
Tom Sutherland took 4th place in the 2/3 Cats, and George place 7th in the 4th Cats, thereby bagging his first set of BC points.
Tom Sutherland gives us a complete rundown on the 2/3 Cats race here.
The penultimate round of the winter series saw a mixed bag.
Mike Miach continued his great form in the 4th Cats race, picking up 2nd place, and thereby collecting his 3rd Cat Licence.
Declan Higgins & Stuart Stow raced in the 3rd Cats event, whilst Alex Pantelides, Tom Bell, Tom Sutherland, and Stewart Ward took on the E/1/2/3's.
13th Alex Pantelides Twickenham CC
18th Thomas Bell Twickenham CC
35th Thomas Sutherland Twickenham CC
43rd Stewart Ward Twickenham CC
3rd Cats :-
23rd Declan Higgins Twickenham CC
36th Stuart Stow Twickenham CC
4th Cats :-
2nd Mike Miach - Twickenham CC
This weekend saw the TCC Men racing again. I arrived at Hillingdon to meet the others on Saturday, just in time to see another nasty crash, swiftly followed by a rightly pleased Mike Miach riding by. I am sure he has details but 2nd place sounded pretty fantastc.
A little unnerved by yet another crash, Alex, Stewart, Tom B and myself got on the track for a quick warm up. The field looked to be huge and there were big teams including Sigma Sport and the Dynamos in abundance.
There was a big crash pretty early on but TCC all remained shiny side up.
I had a pretty lame race, and spent most of it hanging on and wondering why I found it impossible to get to the front. From what I could see the others were fairing better.
The pace was brutal, averaging a shade under 27mph. With such a big field I thought the whole race felt edgy.
Come the finish Tom B and Alex were towards the front of the bunch but out of the points (we think). Stewart and myself came in further back.
Both a bit disappointed by how we had done, and deciding we needed more practice about how to move up a fast moving, and very tightly packed bunch. Watching some of the better riders slithering their way around the bunch was impressive. A combination of boldness, fitness and experience I think. All things to work on!
Congratulations to Dorchie Cockerall, who once again beat all-comers in the Ladies event held at The Half Moon in Herne Hill. With this latest victory, and with 1 round still to take place, Dorchie has secured this year's crown, having won the previous 2 rounds.
V took 3rd place this time around, and although having placed 2nd behind Dorchie in the previous outings, her 2nd place overall is not quite secure yet, as she has Estelle Rogers hot on her wheels.
Darren Paice rode 2 PB's on the night making his way through to the Quarter-Finals again, before valiantly bowing out.
Darren's report can be consumed here.
The race scheduled to be held on February 14 has now been cancelled.
On the agenda at the SprintFest will be a series of training
Priority given to clubs fielding groups of four. Contact Stewart Ward if you are interested
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In preperation for the Woman's Team Series there are training sessions at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit on the 21st and 28th of February, speak to V for more information.
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