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Report from Race Secretary, Chris Eschle, 16th September, 2014

With the summer season coming to an end, I decided to do two races back to back to get as much experience as possible.

Wednesday 10th September 2014 Cycling Legacy Supporters League Twilight Crits #2

With my first attempt on the course ending due to a mechanical I wanted to give this course another go. Things started well, and was happily sitting at the back for the first half of the race. I did slip off the back a few times due to positioning, but found it easy enough to get back. 30 minutes in I decided I needed to move up, and managed to get to around halfway up the bunch only to get pushed back with a lapped rider dropping through the middle of the peloton, I then sat back and planned to make my move with 5 laps to go. Unfortunately the circuit was too tight, and couldn’t find a way through. I finished the race in the main bunch, managing to surf through to gain a few places, but still well down the field.

Thursday 11th September  SERRL Evening Series event 11 E/1/2/3/4/W/J (Last in the series)

Not having much rest or much sleep since the race the night before, I wasn’t sure if it was worth me giving this a go, but I’d paid my money so here I was. The race started at a reasonable pace, and was happy sitting towards the back talking to a friend. I practiced the corner that had caught me out the week before, and felt much more confident . Then we were caught by the elites, 1s and 2s, the paced upped as we hung on to the back of them. I just tucked in and held on as best I could. Fortunately I was separate races, and we were told to have a neutralised lap to let their group get away. We then got on with the race, back at a comfortable pace. I held on, but at the end my legs were heavy, and I only managed 28th place out of 33 finishers.

Upcoming races:

Wednesday 24th September 2014 Cycling Legacy Supporters League Twilight Crits #4

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/119350/Cycling-Legacy-Supporters-League-Twilight-Crits-#4

Thursday 25th September 2014 Womens Twilight Series #2

http://www.cyclopark.com/events/womens-twilight-series-circuit-closed/

Thursday 2nd October 2014 Womens Twilight Series #3

http://www.cyclopark.com/events/womens-twilight-series-circuit-closed-2/

Saturday 4th October 2014 Lea Valley Cycle Ability / Legacy Supporters League Festival

https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/119477/Lea-Valley-Cycle-Ability-/-Legacy-Supporters-League-Festival#summary

Don’t forget to can keep track on some of the races on RiderHQ:

http://www.riderhq.com/groups/redbridge-cc

If you want any information about the races either message me on here, or email me chriseschle@gmail.com.

 

 

First Club 10 on 24th March 2013. E11/10 Blackmore. Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. For more details contact Trevor Benson.

Club 10, 7th April 2013. E91/10 Leaden Roding. Contact Tom Moore. Click on ‘Time Trial Results’ for the result.

Next club time trial:  25 miles course  21st April 2013 Course E91/25 start 8.30 am. Organiser stewart Fung.

Chris Hutchinson rode Trike Association 25 on 7th April  from Diss to Thetford and back in 1:15:33 – 2nd place but 4 minutes adrift.  Well done Chris – Making two wheels do a 1.15 for a 25 is hard enough with the weather we’ve had – but three wheels!