March 2018 – Race Results

TT results

24th February

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

25th February

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

1th March

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.

Results

1st   Andrew Kirby, University of Bristol CC

2nd Oliver Bratchell, Velo Club Venta

3rd George Jones, 73Degrees CC

 11th March

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.

Results

1st Daniel Colman, Pembrokeshire Velo

2nd William Roberts, Wales Racing Academy

3rd Samuel Beckett, Cardiff JIF

24th March

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.

Result

1st Paul Phil Whiteley

2nd Wayne Mckeown

3rd Richard Shimmel

 

25th March,

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.

Result

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.

30th March

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.

Audax news

24th February

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.

25th March

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.

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