Meurig James went to France riding in the Vaujany 175km finishing 25th in 6hrs 20 mins last Sunday then on Wednesday he rode the Prix de rouse over 40km which included riding up Alp d’Heuz and was placed 26th. Saturday from a field of 7000(yes, I do mean thousand!) he finished 145th in the Marmotte 175km which had over 5000m of climbing in it.
Finally he rode the grimpeur des alps (race up alp d’huez) in 56 mins and was placed 46th.
Back home Gill Reynolds travelled to Swindon to ride the Las Vegas Institute of Sport/Performance Cycles 10 mile taking the 2nd fastest lady with a time of 24.53.
Lance Woodman rode the Shaftesbury Wheelers 25 in Suffolk on Saturday finishing in 1.01.08 then went to Bicester on Sunday to ride the Hemel Hempsted 25 recording 1.04.56. Pete Cookson also rode this event and his first 25 of the season gained a time of 1.03.06.
Richard Jerome took part in the Finchley Road race in Hertfordshire and finished 14th place.
The LVRC race at Hillingdon on Wednesday night was cancelled when a crash occurred involving Tony Woodford and two others. Tony was taken to hospital with a suspected broken collarbone and cuts to his face but later discharged and is now at home recovering.
The good weather brought out over 30 club members to the Annual Benson Vintage Cycle Rally which included the club run from Denham.
The club also had a bicycle polo match with the Westerley C.C. on Wednesday evening. After 2 events the Westerley beat us by 1 goal.