So 3 weeks worth of TT/Crit/CX Results after our Webmaster (Martin Bond) has been tackling the Trans Pyrenees ride with Mark Colmer and Mike Biggs (hopefully a write up on this shortly!). Some impressive PBs, wins, as well as some excellent end of season TT form has been found. Not many race reports were submitted, they are always welcome as we know a number of our members do like to read them. Any mistakes or omissions then please let the club know.
MK Bowl BM Crit Race Tues 22nd Aug Pat Ellerbeck 6th (won age group)
Race Report - This weeks BM race at the Bowl - all age groups combined in one group, managed to stay with the leading group of 6, led out by the 40-45 strong man, managed to get back on a couple of times after being dropped. The last time went over the top with 1 lap to go, and waved as they all sped past me on the final sprint, won my age group comfortably 6th overall, enjoyable ride, unfortunately left my garmin at home.
MK Bowl CX Weds 23rd Aug 8 miles Adam Williams and Anastasia Bowler - Stassi won her event.
Cambridge CC (Incl VTTA Championship) Sat 26th Aug F2/15 Sam McDonald 28.49 2nd
Leigh Day Nat B Crit Mon 28th Aug Anatasia Bowler 24 Miles
MK Bowl BM Crit Race Tues 29th Aug Pat Ellerbeck 4th (won age group)
Race Report - Last BM race of the season at the Bowl, broke off the front with 3 others, 1 rider broke away to win the race the 3 of us worked together and lapped the pack, finished 4th and comfortably won my age group results and spreadsheet.
St Ives CC TT N1/10 Weds 30th Aug Pat Ellerbeck 24.33 (Road Bike)
East Anglian VTTA F2A/10 Sat 2nd Sept Nic Pillinger 12th 19.58; Frances Lammyman 1st lady (54th overall) 22.02; Chris Parson 77th 23.05
Inter Club 15 hosted by BRCC Sun 3rd Sept Sam McDonald 1st 32.41 (on a road bike); Mark Redwood 2nd 33.06; Mark Greenhow 11th 37.01; Simon Richardson 19th 39.20; Geoff Smith 22nd 41.32; Norman King 30th 48.06, Ladies Dawn Donaldson 3rd 43.50 Team 3rd on the day - lying 2nd overall with just the hill climb to ride
Race Report by Mark Greenhow - The inter club 15 should have been the first event in the series but was rearranged due to roadworks and on the morning of the event it looked likely to be cancelled again as it was quite foggy but luckily it cleared in time to allow things to go ahead as planned. We had 7 riders competing and with us lying 2nd in this the penultimate event we were hoping for a good points tally to give ourselves the chance of overhauling series leaders Ashwell in the final event. As it turned out conditions were excellent and all our riders not only turned up but got around the course with no issues. Sadly Ashwell managed to widen the gap a little, and with home club Beds Road getting a big number of entries we were 3rd on the day. SNCC took first and second place on the day with great rides from Sam McDonald and Mark Redwood (Sam won the event on his road bike due to mechanical issues with his TT bike). Well done to all who competed for SNCC in this event and a massive thanks for your efforts, the same goes to all that have represented the club in this season's competition so far. Hopefully we will see a good number of entries for the final event this year (the hill climb) as we look to try to hang on to second place for the second consecutive year.
RTTC National 10 Mile Championships Sun 3rd Sept M101 North Yorkshire - Over 3 laps both Nic Pillinger (puncture) and Pat Ellerbeck DNF
ECCA 10 miles Sat 9th Sept E2/10 Adam Williams 10th 19.27; Nic Pillinger 11th 19.38
Loose Cannon's Conditioning (Roadbikes only) Sun 10th Sept 23 B10/36R Wickham Market Pat Ellerbeck 10th 23.51
Race Report - Only 13 secs outside spin data, not bad as power down, slight chest infection, also had to borrow an ancient front wheel as punctured 90 mm front before the start and couldn’t find a tube that would take the extension! Fast dual carriageway course (mostly) on A12, otherside of Ipswich.
Cambridge CC 25 miles F2A/25 Adam Williams 19th 50.38; Nic Pillinger 24th 51.28; Mark Greenhow 60th 56.43; Frances Lammyman 72nd (7th female) 58.59 PB; Paul Williamson DNF (punctured at 22 miles)