TMG Horizon Cycling Team and Verulam CC joined forces to put on their first LVRC race which was held at Hog Hill on the 7th September using the lower circuit. Fortunately, although there was a keen westerly wind, the afternoon stayed dry and bright.
Race 1 saw some early skirmishes but ti was not long before Bob Downs and Dominique Gabellini broke clear building a healthy advantage. A chase group formed between these two and the bunch comprising Keeler/Schils/ Cackett who seemed to be working together well although they split up towards the end. Unfortunately Gabellini touched a pedal which caused him to fall heavily resulting in a trip to A&E with a suspected broken collar bone. Downs continued on alone lapping the field twice before taking a well deserved win.
The Race 2 report could have almost have been written before the start, with Anthony Wallis soloing to victory although the strengthening wind perhaps stopped him from gaining more than 30 seconds. The TMG duo of Neil Wass and Michael Skipsey responded to his initial acceleration and did all they could to bring him back but, despite a recent layoff due to injury, Wallis remains a force to be reckoned with. The peloton stayed together until the last few laps when the combination of a modest field, strong wind and high pace took its toll. Having cleverly conserved resources in the closing laps, Robin Parker took the sprint for second ahead of Neil Wass.
Huge thanks to Pete Wilson and Knocker Shields for their help with the day.
|We think Paul Brown took some pics but we don't have them yet|
|Race 1 for CDEF Riders|
|1||Bob Downs||Condor Team||D|
|2||Patrick Schills||Velo Schills||D|
|3||Ralph Keeler||Wheels in Wheels||E|
|4||Paul Cackett||Verulam CC||D|
|6||Terry Divine||Braintree Velo||F|
|7||Steve Barnsley||GS Vecchi||D|
|8||Chris Edwards||4T+ Velo Club||D|
|9||Wayne Thomas||GS Henley||E|
|10||Richard Frazer||Essex Roads CC||E|
|11||Peter Jones||Hillingdon CC||F|
|12||Oli Mc Pherson||Planet Velo||E|
|13||Colin Smith||West Kent||C|
|14||John Leitch||Redhill CC||F|
|16||Andy Grant||GS Vecchi||D|
Race 2 for ABC Riders thanks to Jackie Irvine for her pics here
|1||Anthony Wallis||Ciclos Uno||A|
|2||Robin Parker||East Grinstead||B|
|3||Neil Wass||TMG Horizon CT||A|
|4||Barry Neal||Ciclos Uno||B|
|5||Andrew Macey||Ashford Wheelers||C|
|6||Martin Meades||Ciclos Uno||C|
|7||Toks Adessanya||Addiscombe CC||B|
|9||Andrew Elderfield||VC Revolution||B|
|10||Michael Skipsey||TMG Horizon CT||B|
|12||Craig Stevens||Ciclos Uno||C|
|13||Sean Bolton||Eagle RC||C|