Glad’s Tiding – week ending 27th April 2008

The club has been very active this week.

On Tuesday evening down at the Hillingdon Circuit, Rich Cooper finished in 10th place in his event. Whilst Richard Jerome and Chris James finished in the main bunch of a very large field of riders. John Williams took part in one of his first road races at Hillingdon and finished a creditable 12th place.

After returning from his trip to Italy, without his bike, Ed Packard rode in the Cambridge University BUSA 10 and his time of 23.42 means he is the 34th fastest student in the country! He likes to get the miles in as the following day (Sunday) he rode 24 miles to the start of the Colchester Wheelers 50 mile event and his time of 2.12.13 placed him in the top 30 of the finishers.

Saturday also saw Gill Reynolds taking 2nd fastest lady award and 3rd fastest Vet in the Oxford City R.C. 10 mile at Kingston Bagpuise with a ride of 25.19 and Ron Purdy recorded 30.33.

Riding in the Newbury R.C. 25 miles at Aldermarston, Brian Moon finished in 1.08.00 and Chris James in 1.10.06.

Yesterday saw Willesden CC club members taking part in 100 Km Bluebell ride, organised by Liz Creese. The starts from Ruislip and went on a tour of the hillier parts of the Chilterns. Over 80 cyclists started but a few were deterred by the heavy downpours and the flooded roads and took the shortest way home.

Richard Jerome rode in the Reading Spring Road Race and although he managed to break away on the 2nd lap was caught before the finish but still managed to finish in the first 20 riders.

Gladys Joy Purdy
WCC Press Secretary

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One Response to Glad’s Tiding – week ending 27th April 2008

  1. Edward says:

    Some good work there, we have a strong Willesden team in the Hillingdon 25 this Sunday, which will be the hippy’s first solo open.

    ‘After returning from his trip to Italy, without his bike’ – that makes it sound like my bike has left me for an Italian man! Well, it was bound to happen 🙁

    Meanwhile, can we get some of this green fluid for the dinner+dance next year?

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