Monday, March 17, 2014

Weekends Racing

Grimpy's report from yesterdays Fleche Wallone RR (somewhere near Leicester)

Myself and Brian got through our first event “Fl├Ęche Wallone” in one piece. Peter who looked to be in good form unfortunately punctured on the second lap explaining he got an impact puncture using his new mavic wheel tyre combi. 
Brian was missing for maybe 10 miles thought he was resting at the back avoiding the breeze turns out he got edged onto the grass first time up the hill. Result foot out then too high a gear to get going. 
Took him a few miles of real effort to get back to the peloton. On the last lap he came round and beat me in the sprint. A few of the younger ones were away, overall we were i think 10th & 11th out of a field of 35 and 1st & 2nd in the O70’s category.
Still i received £25 for having fun, anyway its nice to get the first event over and we can hopefully look forward to the next event with some more confidence?

LVRC report -


Race Report and Results E F G Race.
Thirty riders set off in the fantastic conditions.
The race was soon spread far ands wide in the strong north westerly wind.
Don Parry lead the main break of the day from Ken Corbett , Dick Naylor , Alistair Cameron , 
and Steve Bunn (Bunny) from the promoting Welland Valley Cycling Club.

These five forged ahead and were well clear going into the last lap.
On the finish line , we all tried to predict the finish order, me personally going for Don from  Ken and the rest.However, Ken Corbett put in a storming last ascent of the hill to distance Don Parry and the rest before the finish. Dick Naylor, a very welcome visitor from way down South, finished 1st in the F category , and from the opposite end of the country , Brian Sunter and John Ginley both rode strongly to finish 1st and 2nd in the G category race.
RESULT E F G race.

1st Ken Corbett E
2nd Don Parry E
3rd Dick Naylor F
4th Alistair Cameron E
5th  Bunny E
6th Chris Gunter E
7th Joe Rowe E
8th Barrie Mitchell F
9th Kevin Wilson F
10th Dave Terry  E
11th Brian Sunter G
12th John Ginley G

Circuit of Ingleborough TT, Sat 15th

Padiham Chris continued his adventures into the world of time trialling last Saturday. A longer course than recent weeks and challenging conditions (strong cold winds).  The day suited Chris who climbed up towards the top 3rd of the field. See for excellent report and full results.

Sunday Ronde recce'

Didn't make it myself due to chest infection but hoping that Chris is going to blog a report.  (looking at Damian's Stava details the 1st half of the route was omitted) 

Condor Road Race Reminder


Saturday 17TH MAY 2014 start 10.00

Headquarters: Greetland Community Centre HALIFAX HX4 8JG

Entries open 22nd March 2014 via riderhq full details on lvrc website- just google lvrc
Followed by racing/racing calendar.
New road course 8.25 miles /lap includes 0.5 miles on unsurfaced road across scammonden reservoir followed by short steep climb up concrete ramp back onto open roads. Your chance to ride and support a flanders type event.

3 Separate events:
Race 1 age 40  + cats A & B  distance 5 laps 41 miles
Race 2 age 50  + cats C & D distance 5 laps 41 miles
Race 3 age 60  + cats EFGH  distance 4 laps 33 miles

Prizers for each category

Entry fee for event £10.00 subject to having an lvrc licence at £20.00 which allows access in 2014 to over 200 uk vets events.

Field 50 riders per race, 150 in total don’t delay get your entry in early.