Rich Cooper and Richard Jerome both took the brave steps of entering the first of the Hillingdon Circuit summer races on Tuesday.
A change in the format meant that as 3rd cat riders, they had a choice of races to enter, so without a moments thought they both entered the easier race with the 4th cat riders. There were several other 3rd cat riders taking part in the event but this race was seen as more of a fun race rather than the more serious e/1/2/3 race.
Richard Jerome was particularly nervous as he’d spent the winter getting fat and doing more stressful things like getting married.
The race started quickly with several early attacks, both Richard’s forgot their nerves and were both involved early on chasing breaks. After 30 mins the race was looking to end in a bunch sprint but one rider cleverly attacked off the front and took the win.
Rich Cooper was boxed in but Richard Jerome was lucky to get on the wheel of a fast rider and took 5th place.
Full results are available on the British Cycling website.