The Army Cycling Union (ACU), has gained access to a closed course in Ludgershall (Andover) and is running Monday night Road Racing. Duncan is intending to head on down and has room for anyone who wants to throw their bike in the back of the Mundano and put up with him for a few hours.
The cat3/4 race starts at 630, so with a bit over an hour travel time, we’d need to leave 5ish for a bit of time to warm up/sign up. Race entry is £10.
Ronny Mac made a great point today that we’ll need to remember to make an entry for the Oxonian 25mile Open on Sunday the 8th at Southmoor.
We’re piggybacking their event for our club champs, but being an Open event, turning up on the morning will leave you dissappointed. So download and fill out and send off an entry form!
Here’s the link for an entry
Please remember entries for Open events usually end 2 weeks before the event date, so make sure you don’t miss out!
and the course details
Let’s see as many PB’s for the 25 champs as the 10!
AND please tell me if I’ve got any of the information in this post wrong- I don’t have my diary to double check the dates, but I think I’m right…
A slightly disjointed and depleted club run (due to Floyd Landis getting the start time wrong), saw a group of 2 of Rocket Ron McSklonney Smith and Iain Kent come across the ‘fast’ group of Nick El Presedente Druce, John Paul Senior, John Junior World Sprint Champ Paul Jr and Floyd Landis at the Aston Pottery rendezvous. A nice tea break was followed by a wet windy ride home with a quick stop for Iain to demonstrate his tube changing skills and Landis being made a fool of by JP jr in a sprint for the Sutton Courtenay. It really is humbling to see someone come past twice as fast when you’re at top speed. It was also rather funny to see JP Snr get soaked by the car that over took us during the sprint.
Special Mention goes to Nick who tweaked his bike up with the Union Flag and some traditional kit and a saddle bag you could fit 20 or so rabbits in.
See you next week for 9 at the Broadway. FL
It’s been a mixed season conditions wise so far, but the quick times on Fairmile this week will hopefully hold out for this coming Thursday which would lead to some exciting performances and blistering new PB’s.
Vying for the 10 mile cup will Be Rocket Ron McSklonney-Smith, Neil Ashcroft, Mark Harvey, Pete Tantrum, Nick Druce, Mike Cooper, Ian McMiddleton and Dave Rodger.
The second teir of riders whi will be mixing it up includes Stevie Rowe, Simmo McGowan, Big Neil Morris, Dunca O’Reilly, Andy Harrison, Phil Stacey, Pete Warwich, Robbo Briggs although look for a dark horse from this group for a sneaky top 10.
It should be a hot contest between our TT queens with Laura and Zoe for the ladies TT crown.
Lets cross our fingers and our toes for a not too warm but calm day- the longish range forecast is promising at this stage with showers clearing and the wind dropping.
Helpers who have committed to run the night are Marion Fountain, Phil Brown (who some may remember from his pre-paternal days) and Mark Scanlan so far. We could do with one more volunteer as the start and finish are separated on Southmoor. Many thanks to you guys in advance. It gives me a chance to ride!
Good luck and may you all record your best times ever.
A bumper roll up of 39 saw some pretty fast conditions at Fairmile on Thursday.There were some great times which is promising the week before the Club 10 champs at Southmoor next week. Ronnie McSklonney Smith was first home for DPCC with his old nemisis from last year’s 10 mile champs Neil Ashcroft 15 seconds behind. Add the triumvurate of Tantrum, Druce and Cooper who interestingly all came in with exactly the same time and we’ve got a battle royale on our hands.
For the second teir who won’t necessarily be battling for the cup, there’s a gaggle of riders all nudging personal bests with Stevie Rowe, Simmo McGowan, Neil Morris, Phil Stacey and even Duncan O’Reilly looking to duck under 24 mins for the first time.
Fantastic new PB for new young club rider Will (I am) Annells on Uncle Pete’s bike, who was quite a proud finish line timekeeper on the night (thanks again Pete).
Train hard and taper well and See you at Southmoor next Thursday!!!
14 Mark Cox FUCT 21:42
8 Steve Wright OCRC 22:15
39 Ron Smith DPCC 22:27
9 Neil Ashcroft DPCC 22:42
17 Pete Tantrum DPCC 23:11
26 Mike Cooper DPCC 23:11
36 Nick Druce DPCC 23:11
24 Ian Middleton DPCC 24:06
7 Steve Rowe DPCC 24:11
11 Dave Rodger DPCC 24:13
30 Neil Morris DPCC 24:22
35 Andy Clark PTE 24:26
32 Matthew Hammersle PTE 24:32
37 Simon McGowan DPCC 24:36
29 Phill Stacey DPCC 24:40
21 Pete Warwick DPCC 24:42
22 Rob Briggs DPCC 24:45
23 Andy Harrison DPCC 25:13
31 Max Brown Zappis 25:13
3 Chris Sharratt RCC 25:31
28 Steve Warwick DPCC 26:08
34 Jake Smith DPCC 26:15
16 Mitch Purvis DPCC 26:21
10 Oliver Clark DPCC 26:35
2 Michael Coulson DPCC 26:42
18 Ross Bentley-Davi DPCC 26:51
38 Mark Scanlan DPCC 26:52
6 Dennis McSweeney OXO 26:57
20 Darren Addison DPCC 27:00
12 Patrick Swain DPCC 27:26
33 Kevin Stopps DPCC 27:33
25 Ben Chuilon Ox Tri 27:36
15 Laura Cooper DPCC 27:44
4 William Annells DPCC 28:14
5 Ian Hillsdon DPCC 28:19
13 Matt Shepherd AVTC 28:30
27 Stephen Jones PTE 29:14
1 Mick Fountain DPCC 32:06
19 Gareth Lockwood PTE DNF