What's on? Velo Club Event listing
Date: 29th May 2018
The second of the evening time trial series was held hosted by Kingswood Tri Club. Eighteen riders competed, with four representing VC Bristol. The event was notable for the extraordinary time posted by Andy Jackson (Aerocoach), who smashed the course record. Andy was the fastest rider (25min 35sec), Wayne Osmond took second place (28min 14sec) with Phil Stonelake taking the final podium place (28min 26sec).
Many thanks to Kingswood Tri and the volunteers for hosting.
|VC Bristol / Kingswood Tri
Lee Francis completed the SAS 10M TT @ U102 finishing 9th in a time of 00:24:35, with an average speed of 24.38mph. Lee advises that it was very cold but well organised and well supported by the SAS guys. Over 15 entries from SAS in their own open TT. Well done.
1st Josh Griffiths, Bristol South CC
2nd Matt Burden, 73degress CC
3rd Fred Carlton, UOBCC
Lee Francis completed the Severn RC 25M TT @ U17 finishing 8th in a time of 01:04:54 with an average speed of 23.26mph. Well done Lee, even with your winter weight you can still gurn your way around.
1st Tony Chapman, Frome and District Wheelers
2nd Simon Ward, Bristol Road Club
3rd Pfeiffer Georgi, Liv CC Halo Cycles. Female, junior, 23.8MPH
Road Race Results
Bristol South RR: Chris Johnson
With Chris not feeling 100% on the day this was always going to be a tough outing. Chris reports a hilly race, but it was the headwind which he found more challenging considering he wasn’t 100% fit. Chris DNF the race and saved himself from further illness by not completing. A well organised race in fine winter weather. It’s a long season Chris so save yourself for when you’re feeling strong. Well done.
1st Andrew Kirby, University of Bristol CC
2nd Oliver Bratchell, Velo Club Venta
3rd George Jones, 73Degrees CC
Abergavenny RR: Matt Dale
Matt Dale rode well and was enjoying the race until a crash on the last lap 2 miles from home. Matt luckily avoided injury and after some handlebar realignment he found his tyre to be flat with a large rip. Matt was going well until the crash but was relived to be injury free so early in the racing season.
1st Daniel Colman, Pembrokeshire Velo
2nd William Roberts, Wales Racing Academy
3rd Samuel Beckett, Cardiff JIF
Bush Healthcare Pinvin LVRC road race: David Rutty
(47 mile open road circuit, 6 laps B cat)
First race of the season for David fresh off the back of a winter training program with some extra VCB turbo sessions with Chris Davies at the Batch, Warmly. On an 8-mile flat circuit with good roads, David worked within the bunch for 5 laps. On the last lap David jumped away on a slight incline bringing with him another rider. They both worked together to extend the gap, when another rider came across the gap and then jumped David with 2.5 miles to the finish. David was then caught by the bunch and they homed in on the solo rider upfront. Luckily the rider managed to stay away and cross the finish line as winner. David finished in 16th place, a good effort for first race of season and a gauge of what’s to come. Well done.
1st Paul Phil Whiteley
2nd Wayne Mckeown
3rd Richard Shimmel
Bush healthcare Pinvin LVRC road race: Nick Tomkins.
(40-mile open road circuit, 5 laps, F cat)
With a solid winter training block and warm weather training with World Velo camp in Majorca under his belt, Nick raced in the group F on a bright Sunday morning. Conditions were perfect with light breeze and the spring sun showing herself for the first time this year. Nick rode in the bunch for the first few laps but soon realised the course was a bit too flat for his riding style. Everyone will agree when we say that Nick excels when it comes to climbing, and a few bigger bumps would have suited his racing style. One rider broke away early but the group did not respond and allowed him to ride away. Nick then moved to the front and worked well with another rider but was let down by the group as no one was willing to take a turn to chase the rider down. With 1.5 miles to go, Nick rode away from the group looking to ride into 2nd place. With 250m to go Nick could hear the bunch coming on fast. Nick buried himself only to be caught at 150m so sat up to roll in with the group. Finished 13th
Other names to note on the start sheet, Bill Rains, Dennis White, both did not start
Nick was pleased with his race but not the result, but with further LVRC races planned this season and the training plan Nick has worked to, I’m sure success will come. Well done.
1st Dave Capes
2nd Dave Hughes
3rd Ralph Keeler
In the CAT E race was Jonathon Davies from World Velo camp, looking fit after 6 weeks training in Majorca. Jonathon completed some big turns on the front to pull back 2 riders that went away early. Jonathon was out sprinted in the final 500m to finish down the order with the bunch.
Castle Coombe Easter Classic: David Rutty
David braved the heavy rain and cold in the Easter classic at Castle Coombe, racing the E/1/2 Cat David finished in the front half of the bunch behind winner Marcin Balolcki. David reports a very fast race even in those conditions, expect everyone just wanted to finish and get in the club for a coffee and cake.
Julian Plummer completed 124miles around Somerset taking in W-S-M, Glastonbury and Bath to name a few locations. Pretty chilly at -5 but warmed up when the sun came through.
Julian Plummer completed the LVIS Barry’s Ball Buster , 140 mile [215km] Audax with 200 riders taking part. 132 finishers. Well organised ride with excellent controls. As usual with these rides it is a friendly atmosphere and was nice to chat to old friends and new.
The ‘classic distance’ 200km route (Brevet ‘Randonnée’) circumnavigates the city of Bristol before climbing up on to the Mendip Hills then down to the Somerset Levels and returning to the start point in Long Ashton.
Rob Sutton completed the LVIS Barry’s Bristol Bash [116km] but Strava shows a route of 100miles. Rob either got lost or wanted to ride on. 151 finishers on this route.
Sunday 1st October 2017
A small entry than normal of six riders took on Belmont Hill last Sunday. This was due to some members still racing and other general commitment clashes. However the weather behaved and the group met up and rode out, plus stopping off for a well-earned coffee at the Bristol docks on the way home! Congratulations to Toby for retaining the title.
1st – Toby Smith – VCB – 3mins 30secs
2nd – Simon Jennings – VCB – 3mins 38secs
3rd – Rob Sutton – VCB – 3mins 57secs
4th – Kieran Murphy – VCB – 4mins 5secs
5th – Sorrel Williams – OutdoorTraders Race Team – 5mins 6secs
6th – Mark Bishton – VCB – 5mins 29secs
Thanks to Steve Ashlin and John Turner for timing and pushing off.
We’ve had club members racing and representing the club at various events recently. Deacon Cutterham did a great ride to finish 3rd (Bronze Medal) in the BC Master Scratch Race over at the Newport Velodrome. Noel Waldron, Mark Hughes and David Rutty have been racing on the local circuit with numerous top 10 results.
On the events front congratulations to Mark Bishton for completing Wales Veloton and just yesterday, both Michael Robinson and Kieran Murphy completed the iconic L’Etape de Tour.
Well done all, keep the jersey out there whether just riding your bike or competing!
Tuesday 18th July
U103 12.1m TT
Yay!!! After having to cancel the last 7 TTs we were finally able to hold another event on the U103 12.1 mile TT.
The hero of the night was Dr Kerfoot – he made a school boy error by setting everyone one off one minute early, but he fully redeemed himself by doing time keeping, setting off and working out all of the results. He also let me borrow his pedals and shoes, and he phoned the marshals so they knew what was going on with riders. He was a super star, and to top it off he has surprisingly neat hand-writing for a doctor!!! Cheers Doc!
Big thank you to everyone that helped out – Andy Higginson, Si Davis-Savage and Mark Bishton for manning the roundabout. Alex for sorting signing on. Ken, Phil and Martyn for setting off and timekeeping. Now down to the results, total of 15 riders raced.
1st Jim Peters 28:34 – Velo Club Bristol
2nd Chris Davis 28.36 – Giant CC Halo Films
3rd Rob Hall 28.51 – SAS
4th Adam Whittaker 29.38 – SAS
5th Richard Franklin 30.24 – VC St Raphael
6th Neil Parker 30.49 – KiT
7th Chris Gardner 31.43 – KiT
8th Charlie Beresford 31.45 – KiT
9th Leon Baker 32.05 – KiT
10th Andy Beveridge 32.20 – KiT
11th Andy Kelly 33.11 – BSCC
12th Steve Penman 34.38 – KiT
13th Gary Week 34.52 – KiT
14th Annamarie Miles 34.55 – SAS
15th Lee Francis DNF – to much flapping! – Velo Club Bristol
This weekend saw Toby Smith and Kieran Murphy represent the club in the Bristol South RR. It’s a tough one to start with – 8 times up Stowey hill..! Both did well but unfortunately Toby got caught up in a crash need the end and Kieran suffered with cramp on the 7th time up.
Further afield – Nick Tomkins rode the Echelon Vets RR finishing a credible 6th place in his first race of the year.
Earlier in the week Matt Dale and Deacon Cutterham rode the 2/3 crit over at Maindy Track, Cardiff on Wednesday evening. Matt found the pace a little too much for his first outing, but Deacon managed a top ten placing with 9th.
Well done to everyone and lots more to come no doubt in 2017!
Sunday 2nd October
Yet again we had a glorious day weather-wise for the hill climb. A good group of about 12-14 riders met up at Warmley Station for the gentle ride across town (Great to see some new faces out as well). New to the club this year – Toby Smith took the honours, jointly with Tom Sharp in a respectable time of 3:26.
After the event we had a nice little ride down into the docks and sat outside for a coffee and a catch up. Many thanks to Ken Dicker, Si Davis-Savage, Steve Ashlinn and David Foxwell for time keeping / marshalling.
Tuesday 7th June 2016
Iron Acton, U102
Thanks to Joe Lund for taking over the organising this week, backed up by the usual crew of helpers and time keepers. Another pleasant night weather wise, some new competitors and a new winner!
Tuesday 7th June 2016
Iron Acton, U102
The weather on Tuesday was a lot better then the previous weeks, dry, warm and relatively still. 31 people faced the time keeper and there were some great times and lots of PBs.
Big thank you to Matt Dale, Chris Francis, Alex Jolly, Dave Foxwell, Steve Taylor, Phil Derrick and John Backwell for their time, marshaling and time keeping.
Tuesday 24th May 2016
Iron Acton, U102
A warm and dry evening greeted the 30 riders for the first event of our 2016 series. Series regular – Billy Oliver set the fastest time and took the honours! Thanks as ever to the team of helpers from the Velo Club that turn up and promote these events.