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Several sportives took place on he weekend of 15th May 2016.
Here are the reports from our riders at these events:
Chiltern 100 sportives
Paul Gray rode the Gran Fondo
“On Sunday I did the Chiltern Hundred Sportive, having done this a few times now I know what to expect with it’s challenging route of going up or down nearly all the peaks of the Chilterns, which strangely seems to suit me well.
Year on year this event has consistently attracted riders from the club
Hampshire Hilly 100
Ranjit Bahra reports:
A mild evening after a wet day drew 13 starters to the Nettlebed 18.23 mile course that features the climb of Pishill. Brian Perry was the kind person who made it all possible by holding the watch. This evening we got wet indeed, annoyingly the rain only started after we all did so we were all committed. Dan Bigham showed up, some kid on a road bike as far as I was concerned and despite his evident confidence I didn’t fancy his chances of defeating Ken Buckley’s 42:40. Which only shows how little I know for Dan has destroyed the course record with a 41 dead.
Fifield H10/10 time-trial 3rd May, result:
# Name Club time
1 Haydn Rhys James Velolife 22:49
2 Paul Gray RCC 23:44
3 Rod MacFadyen RCC 24:06
4 Matt Hayden GSH 24:37
5 Greg Woodford RCC 24:38
6 Paul Buckley Hounslow & D 24:42
7 Paul Whitehorne RCC 25:11
8 Rob Thompson RCC 25:23
9 James Churchard RCC 25:47
10 Peter Warren GSH 26:11
11 Ray & Wendy Bennet (Tan) RCC 26:29
12 Paddy Ashcroft RCC 26:35
13 Ian Armstrong RCC 26:56
14 Christine Gustafson Tri2O 28:27
15 G Cox CATI 28:31
16 Nick Schiettecatte Middlesex RC 29:00
Fourteen riders signed on despite it being an arctic evening after a day of snow flurries. Martin Cairns confirmed recent form in a fairly tight result with times generally slowed by the north wind. Nice to see the ladies and gents of Tri2O in the field, and we also saw the return of Greg W albeit with a shaky launch. Huge thanks to Matt Hayden and Pete Warren for assisting.
A sunny and dry evening produced a decent turn-out for our second visit to Twyford. Will Haynes showed his class with a narrow win on his road bike but there were good rides throughout. JC as highest placed RCC scoops 20 Dave Finch points to take an early lead in that competition. Thanks go to helpers Dave Gaida and Graham Patterson.
1 Will Haynes Planet-X 23:34
2 Martin Cairns GSH 23:38
3 James Churchard RCC 24:07
4 Gavin Spiers GSH 24:18
5 Richard Abraham CATI 24:30
6 Steve Butcher GSH 24:47
7 Matt Hayden GSH 24:59
8 Rob Thompson RCC 25:08
9 Paul Whitehorne RCC 25:23