In what turned out to be a rather fine evening on a challenging Great Shefford road course, Club riders Dave Emms and Dan Atkins finished in the top half of the field in DPCCs round of the ORRL.
On behalf of the club I would like to thank all the race Marshals, and other volunteers that took time out of their day to make sure that this event ran smoothly.
A special thanks must also go to Nick Druce and Simon Evans who have put in long hours over the past couple of months, liaising with BC and ORRL to get this event and league up and running.
Dave Emms wins at Weston on the Green – Dave timed his sprint to perfection to beat a large field of 70 plus riders on Friday 30th May. The other 6 DPPC riders had mixed fortunes being held up or put out of the race in two racing incidents. The most unfortunate was Seb Charlesworth who needed a trip to A&E, we all wish Seb a speedy recovery. Also of note was cracking ride by Tim Allen who was unconfirmed first junior home despite breaking a spoke.
The next round of ORRL is our round being organised by Nick Druce and Simon Evans on 4th June starting at Great Shefford at 7pm.
Also over the weekend:
Giles Clark was in action in London at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 1st June, winning the BT Velopark Youth Duathlon. Congratulations to Giles!
Rob Gray from RAF CA took the evening honours on what turned out to be pleasant evening after the afternoons deluge, Steve Wright led the DPCC riders home in second place with 22m 03s, with Neil Ashcroft 3rd 22m 32s.
Thursday 29th May sees the club return to the Southmoor H10/17R course for the Club 10 mile cup (DPCC riders only).
Result 22nd May 2014 CC241
Pusher: Kevin Wilkinson and Harri James
Start TK: Mark Winks
Finish TK: Nick Druce
Number Taker: Richard Abbot
There will be a club social after the time trial at the Lamb and Flag pub, just along the road from where we park for the TT. The landlord of the pub has said we are ok to order food on the night, but he does stop serving food from 9PM…
All members are welcome, even if you don’t fancy racing! It will be a great opportunity to meet the many new members who have joined our club this season!
Congratulations to Henry Latimer who won the Sires Hill TT on 24th April, and also to George Towersey and Rob Gray who placed 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Apologies for the lack of comms around the new meeting point for this course. The parking and number distribution for all future H10/15 and CC243a events is now at the same place:
The old Didcot road leading to the Donkey Sanctuary.
H10/15 24 April 2014.
Number seller: Neil Ashcroft
Start TK: Simon McGowan
Finish TK: Steve Luck
Pusher: Simon Evans