Hillingdon Circuit – 22 May 07
Well the wind finally calmed down at Hillingdon and a field of 70+ ridersentered for a very nice warm and fresh evening.I was feeling a bit tired from the previous few days riding and it took me until about half of the race to get going by at which point a group of 3 got away including Tony Gibb.
It looked like the rest of the places would be decided by a bunch sprint so I decided to save my efforts. I followed Paul Doel’s wheel with 3 laps to go and he led the race round the circuit for 2 laps and with lap to go he pulled over as he didn’t want to risk the sprint. The rest of the bunch went straight past us and I got stuck unable to get back to the front of the bunch.Managed to make up a few places in the last lap but finished in the middleof the bunch.
Central Division Support race, Goring 3rd and 4th cats – 3 June.
After a week away in Wales I was hoping to be refreshed as this course does have a large hill in it. I managed 2 laps round the course and was dropped on the 2nd climb of Goring Hill. I was hoping I would be able to hold on for longer than that but I just don’t seem to be able to get up hills atthe moment. I rode round on my own for 3 more laps determined to complete the course however I pulled over to the HQ with 1 lap still remaining. Not realising I still had one lap to go. All in all a bad race!
Hillingdon Circuit – 6 June
After a disappointing ride on Sunday my legs were still tired but I was hoping for a better ride (lucky there are no hills at Hillingdon). It tookme a while but managed to get in a couple of breaks and pushed myself quite hard. Getting a placing was out of question really as two groups were already away however saved a little for the sprint into the strong wind upto the finish and came 36th.
1 TONY GIBB PLOWMAN CRAVEN RT 35LAPS 01:15:46
2 JODY CRAWFORTH EVANS CYCLES RT
3 TOM SMITH AW CYCLES
4 JOEL STEWART AGISKOVINER RT
5 GORDON McCAULEY PLOWMAN CRAVEN RT
6 MARK BRUCE AGISKOVINER RT
7 PAUL CROOK WEST DRAYTON MBC 22SECS
8 ALEX PETERSON AW CYCLES
9 GARY DODD SIGMA SPORT
10 TONY GRAY TEAM QUEST
11 DARRELL PEMBROKE AGISKOVINER RT
12 ROSS MUIR RAPHA CONDOR RT
13 BILL BUTTERWORTH TEAM QUEST
14 BOB GARLINGE TEAM QUEST
15 SIMON HIME FINCHLEY RT
16 GAVIN SMITH TEAM QUEST
17 PAUL DELAHUNTY LONDON DYNAMO
18 VAUGHAN SMITH WEST DRAYTON MBC
19 NAT SPURLING FINSBURY PARK
20 LUKE MERRILEES WEST DRAYTON MBC
21 PAUL BRIDGEN CLIFTON CC
22 JASON HUMPHRIES NORWOOD PARAGON
23 VINCE HALPERN AW CYCLES
24 CHRIS TUNE SIGMA SPORT
25 NOT VISIBLE
26 DOMINIQUE GABBELLINI RAPHA CONDOR RT
27 THORSTEN KLASSEN KINGSTON WHEELERS
28 NOT VISIBLE
29 DAVE GAYLER KENTON RC
30 HEATH BOYLAN ??????
31 ANDY LACK KINGSTON WHEELERS
32 CAMERON FRASER FELT RACING
33 HUGO CANO LONDON DYNAMO
34 PETE SMITH TEAM MK
35 BRIAN O’KELLY HARDLY ATHLETIC
36 RICHARD JEROME WILLESDEN CC
37 MARTIN DOCKER AGISKOVINER RT
38 PHIL STARR PYTHON RT
39 LEON WRIGHT SIGMA SPORT
40 SIMON HOWES SIGMA SPORT
41 ROBERT STIMPSON PYTHON RT
42 JUSTIN RADFORD PYTHON RT
43 JAMES NORTHWAY METROPOLITAN POLICE
44 MARK KETTERER TEAM QUEST
45 BRENDAN HEASLIP KENTON RC
46 MARC WILMOT TEAM QUEST
47 MICAHEL WILMOT TEAM QUEST
48 ERIC YOUNG ????????
49 NATHAN MAY TEAM QUEST