What great season for Hillingdon CC this year for our Masters and U23 Squad riders. Starting with the TimeTrial scene. The Club 25 record was broken by Scott Holmes with a 52-32 . Next the Team record went twice but finished up with a 52:32 Scott, 55:12 Paul, 56:02 Andy. The fastest 10 of the year went to one of our U23 Squad riders Will Houghton with a 20:51.We had Paul Egan riding two personal bests in a 10 and a 25 with a 21:27 and a 55:12. Then Gregory Holmes at only 16 yrs recording a 21:20 for a 10 and 56:37 for a 25 .Looking forward to next yr gunning for those club records up against Will Houghton.
In the Road race seen the U23 Squad riders had a great year with Will Houghton and Gregory Holmes winning at Mk bowel. Will also scored two second places there as well and not forgetting that early season breakaway in the Roy Thame Cup coming 5th. Will obtained his 2nd Cat licence with all those fab rides
Gregory also had a great ride in Norwich with a superb 4th place in the Stradasport RR.Next came that victory at MK Bowel which gave him his 3rd Cat licence.
On the Masters side we had that ride by Peter Jones elevating him to National Crit Masters British Cycling Champion. Not satisfied with just that he also won the Ford Dunton series for the second year running with eight wins. Also the Joint winner for the Spring Hog Hill series.
IN the Masters E-1-2-3 over 50’s event on Wednesdays at Hillingdon we had Andrew Barnes winning his first race. This was well deserved as Andrew is a true work horse.Scott Holmes winning the over 50’s a few weeks earlier with a few 2nd places as well. Peter Jones at 67 yrs obtained five top 10 places also in the over 50’s “Amazing”.
As far as BC points goes it looks like Peter Jones has the Road Race title with 55 Point next Will Houghton and Scott Holmes both with 45.
Here is a retro Photo of Scott Holmes in a TT in 1980 as a junior on his Mal Rees cotton shorts and toe clips.