Saturday, 13 April 2013

2nd place (first loser) at London Dynamo Surrey League Race - Longcross.

On Sunday 7 April I raced in the 3rd cat London Dynamo Surrey League Race, held at Longcross test track. The circuit is great, with a bit of a climb, short and sweet, and a sweeping decent with a long finishing straight.

The race never looked like letting a break go clear, and it was soon clear that a bunch gallop was on the cards. There were two crashes during the race, the first nastier than the second. I almost came down in the first crash, but managed to narrowly avoid a fallen rider and a rogue bouncing bike brushed my left arm and thigh.

The sprint for the finish suited me as it was a long one and I had time to wind up a big gear. I was beaten on the line by Dan Guest (another Army rider).

Although I'm very pleased with the result, it does leave you longing for a win!

The excitement from the day spurred on my wife, Sarah, and she promptly went into labour that night. Our second daughter, Ruby May, was born on April 8, just before 5:30 am!

Confirmed Results

Race name: 3rd Cat only

PositionNameClub nameRider statusCategoryPoints
1Mr Daniel GuestArmy Cycling UnionFinished3rd10
2Mr Roger TheronArmy Cycling UnionFinished3rd8
3Mr Giles PorterLondon DynamoFinished3rd7
4Mr Nigel MacAodhaFinished3rd6
5Mr Ian PhillipsArmy Cycling UnionFinished3rd5
6Mr David BeckettLondon DynamoFinished3rd4
7Mr Morgan LewisBrighton Mitre CCFinished3rd3
8Mr Graham CrowTwickenham CCFinished3rd2
9Mr Brian MacphersonVC MeudonFinished3rd1
10Mr Robert QuinBrighton Mitre CCFinished3rd1

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