On probably the worst down pour of rain I have ever seen the riders battled through the elements to create a real classic event.
Tamiko Butler and Louise Lobigs broke clear early on in the race and always looked smooth and strong throughout. The chasing pack kept them within 1 min for a few laps but slowly the gap grew to over 2 min, Tamiko attacked her break away partner in the closing stages to take a great victory from Louise Lobigs. Jennifer Crouch came home for 3rd with Lauryn Therrin sprinting in to take 4th from the pack.
1st individual prize £100 donated by Mint Velvet click link below have a look
Men’s RR 28th June 2014
With the roads drying out the men had the best of the weather. On the first lap local man Steve Gola powered through with 4 more riders at around 20 secs.
On Lap 2 there lead was down to 15 sec’s and eventually was brought back to the fast moving bunch. With 2 Laps to go 6 more riders broke clear and again only held a slight lead but they managed to hang on to take the first 6 places. Top sprinter Paul Crook took the bunch sprint for 7th and Hillingdon CC Greg Holmes limped home after being involved in the big crash with 4 miles to go taking the Junior prize.
1st Prize £100 Donated by Holm Engineering
All primes donated by Fit4Life Education & Indoor Cycling Training
Unfortunately two riders had to go to hospital but they are both fine and we wish Chris Limberger and Peter Dyson a speedy recovery.
Thank you to all the Marshals and helpers today, with a special mention to Annette Hack and her driver Helen Holmes our first class medics who had a busy day.
Scott Holmes HCC