With Andy Overton on marshalling duty Paul Darby took his chance at the latest round of the midweek championship held on the 10 miles Great Witley course to go to the top of the standings. However he was beaten into second place on the night by Chris Morris making a rare solo appearance in preference to his tandem pairing with Phil Hunt. Although Andy remains top of the Handicap standings he is joined by Dave Brown who put in a great ride on the night. Dave Wood continues to lead the Vets on Standard and has moved into 2nd place in the Scratch event after his ride on Wednesday.
Chris Morris 24-13
Paul Darby 24-21
Jack Coombe 25-05
Dave Wood 25-09
Dave Brown 25-28
Justin Walters 25-47
Jason Milner 26-45
Dave Briggs 27-16
Ken Bradbury 28-05
Oliver Harris 29-45
Mick Bradley 30-15
Oliver Rolinson 30-46
John Smith 31-27
Andy Willetts 31-46
Matt Norman Echelon 25-22
Emma Hornby TRiKS 27-18
Luke Mason Unattached 27-22
Adam Grimes Unattached 27-35
Tony Muir TRiKS 29-13
John Conboy Kid CTC 29-36
Rob Reynolds TRiKS 30-49
Despite the windy conditions Jon Howard raced to his fastest time of the year at the Ludlow CC promoted 10 miles TT covering the distance in 22-15. He was followed home by Dave Wood with a time of 23-07 and Ian Connolly finishing on 24-10.
William Pedersen rode his 2nd race for Wyre Forest CRC in the Under 14s 10 mile road race which was round 3 of the West Midlands Youth Circuit Series at the Sundourne circuit at Shrewsbury on Sunday and he was rewarded with a fine top 10 finish in a quality field of riders. The race was full on from the gun and was strung out for much of the early laps as riders tried to get away and lap 3 being was completed in a swift 1 min 36 seconds. The pace was unrelenting with numerous attacks but William kept alert and got into break of 7 riders which managed to get a small gap but it was soon brought back by the bunch and despite numerous failed attacks, the race finished in a bunch sprint and William crossed the line safely in the reduced bunch for his best finish in the series so far and a huge improvement on his round 1 performance.
HAFREN CC ROAD RACE
SUNDAY 18th AUGUST 2013
Hafren Cycling Club are pleased to announce the addition of a new event to the LVRC Racing Calendar for 2013.
The club which is based around the towns of Welshpool and Newtown is venturing into Road Race organization for the first time and will use a circuit between Forden, Montgomery and Chirbury with the HQ planned at Forden Village Hall (still to be confirmed). This is a new circuit which undulates around the glorious Powys countryside, finishing on a testing climb up towards Forden, which will also need to be negotiated each lap.
What better way to prepare for the Masters Championships in St Johaan a week later!!
There will be 3 age related events.
A/B Cats – 10:30 a.m. – 6 laps (51miles) C/D Cats – 10:35 a.m. – 5 laps (42.5miles) E Cat and above – 10:40 a.m. – 4 laps (34miles)
Open to LVRC members, race entries should be on a LVRC entry form, with self-addressed and stamped envelope enclosed and accompanied be the standard £10 LVRC entry fee.
Entries will strictly be on a first come, first served basis, so get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. EOL will be accepted (£16), but best to contact organizer first before committing to travel.
Race Organiser – Rob Finch. 33, Llwyn Perthi, Arddleen, Nr Llanymynech, Powys. SY22 6QX. Tel No. 01938 590788
The break of 8 riders went within the first 10-15 minutes and I really regret not going with it as they stayed away until the finish. I was in a good position near the front of the bunch and my legs felt good. I attempted breaking away with a few riders around a lap later but this was unsuccessful, we gained around 50-100 meters off the front before being brought back into the main bunch. After spending a small amount of time recovering mid pack I worked my way towards the front and worked with some riders from NFTO and Beacon CC (plus others) to try and bring back the break. This was again unsuccessful.