Headlines - 29/06/2009

British Road Race Championship - Junior Men - Abergavenney - 27/06/09

Things didn't quite go to plan for Sandy King on Sunday, coming home in 30th.

"The legs were there but I missed the key break and ended up stuck in the bunch. I led it out for my friend Pete Dibben so finished at the back of the peleton."

A report can be read here.

Meanwhile, Sandy has been selected to ride in the European Junior RR Champs in Belgium next Saturday (4th July).

Good Luck Sandy

The Race Against Time - Lands End to John O'Groats - 21-26/06/09

On Friday Evening, Liz Norman completed the gruelling 874 mile slog - after 6 days in the saddle - in aid of the Bishop Simeon Trust.

"I'm slightly achey but euphoric - that was a real experience. The support was amazing - we were really well looked after.

If anyone is inspired by the blog and wants to do it next year, get in touch as I think they're already taking entries and it's limited to 14 riders. I'm probably going to go along next year as support crew. 

(And of course, if anyone is sufficiently inspired to want to sponsor me, it's not too late:  http://www.justgiving.com/elizabethnorman/)"

Congratulations Liz

BC West Thames Circuits - Hillingdon - 23/06/09

Rory "The Rocket" Atkins took 6th place in U16 event.

Stuart Ward (riding under the Ful-on Tri banner) won the 4th Cat race.

Detailed results from the senior races are not yet available, however Darren Paice made his first appearance in E/1/2/3 race, & Wiesla Kuczaj rode in the 4th Cat race.

The Dragon Ride - Newport - 21/06/09

Two Twickenham riders, Damon Yates and David Seymour recently braved the sunshine in the South Wales (yes, really!) for the annual Dragon Ride.

Continental-ish style climbs with 9000 ft of climbing, 120 odd miles and 3000 fellow riders made this an enjoyable, if tough, day.

Damon finished in a strong 7:30 with David managing 7:52.

Quote From Damon:-
"I had a nightmare in The Dragon Ride...
I had a total of four punctures and going up the first climb my chain got stuck between my cassette & wheel. I had to wait 20 minutes before the Mavic Van turned up to save me. Worst of all though, coming down the Bwlch decent for the second time, the chap in front of me hit a sheep at about 50 Kmph so I stopped and applied first aid and waited until the ambulance arrived... My final of four punctures was about 2 KM from the line so I finished the day at creeping along on my rims :-) I was a day to forget for me."

Hounslow & District CC '10 - Chertsey - 18/06/09

The Hounslow '10 became a '9 last week, and Rob Archer rode a 23:27

And Finally.......

A New Addition  - Congratulations to Dorchie Cockerell & Will in the birth of their new baby girl, Imogen Daisy Anne, weighing in at 7lb3oz.

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