Another successful Club Circuit Championship, some interesting
twists and turns in the race, particularly at the horse-shoe bend, and
another great pleasure to watch.
Well done to our Worthy Champion, Steve Home, who rode off from the break with about 20 minutes to go and stayed comfortably away to cross the line with a huge victory salute and a big smile.
And well done to our other Champions, Rory "The Rocket" Atkins in the Youths, Gavin Mitchell in the Juniors, Nikki Drinkwater in the Women's, and David Jack in the Vets.
Unfortunately, and as usual, some thoughtless riders made the recording of placings more difficult by lapping other riders, which led to some confusion amongst the throngs of spectators, but whilst we're waiting for a definitive listing to be concocted, the above results are the ones that matter.
Apart from the main battles, some of the minor results were extremely encouraging, and I'm not going to attempt to name everybody who deserves a mention, but it's great to see some very promising riders coming up through the ranks and keen to do more racing, and it's great to see old hands still ready to have a go.
As I said after the event, and well worth repeating, thanks to the evergreen Doug, for giving up his place in the race so that we could have somebody competent in charge, again, and thanks to Ann and Mike for making all those little things happen at the Classroom as if by magic, again. Where would we be without these stalwarts of the Club?
Thanks to Janet Birkmyre for stepping in at the last minute to hand out prizes, it seemed to me that not all our Champions received the same sort of congratulatory kisses, but suffice it to say that I'm planning to devote my entire training program next year to winning the Club Vets Championship.
And was it me, or did anyone else think that last year's Club Champion looked as pleased with this year's result as he did last year?
Well Done All, hope you enjoyed the race as much as I did, and Well Done to our Champion Steve! Whatever kind of result will you produce next, Steve?
Mark Spindler flew the Club's Colours in WLC Hill Climb Championships held at Windsor Hill (near Marlow) claiming 6th position whilst improving on last years performance by 25 seconds.
Andy Betts is currently placed 5th in Surrey League Overall Standings, with Neil Bradford sitting in 37th position. Twickenham CC lie in 6th.
Radio silence has now been lifted by out intrepid crew of Sportif baggers. It seems that (judging by the photographic evidence) a good time was had by all. Reports & Photos are being processed & will be uploaded soon.
Tickets for the Annual Club Awards Dinner are on sale NOW!
Please print your forms off and send to Ann Cater, or see her at the Club room on Tuesday Evenings.