Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sunter National Champion again

Brian was on the road at 4.30am last Sunday travelling down to Shropshire for the 2014 VTTA National 50 Mile Time Trial Championships. He made the trip worthwhile by yet again taking the winners spoils with an age related winning margin of several minutes over the silver medalist. Congratulations Brian on yet another exceptional performance.


Brian and Grimpy have another busy weekend ahead of them with the Vets National Criterium Champs at York on Saturday and the Tom Simpson Memorial Road Race at Harworth on Sunday

If you're fancying a longer ride there's plenty to choose from this weekend with The 3 Coasts 600 from Mytholmroyd Community Centre at 6am Saturday (entries accepted up to 7am) .  On Sunday you can join the riders for the last 3rd of the 600 by riding The Good Companions 200 which leaves the Community Centre at 8.30am.  The weekends events are organised by Chris Crossland and his Calderdale CTC team so 1st class promotions are guaranteed.

Unfortunately I'm unable to make the Sunday event so I've uploaded the route of The Pocklington Pedal Sportive (a 100 mile event in and around the Wolds that Mel has ridden several times and recommends) to my GPS so I can make the most of the forecast good weather on Saturday. The irrepressible Paul D and Padiham Chris have volunteered for pacing duties.  We're kicking off from Stamford Bridge at about 8.30am.

Also on Sunday is Round 5 of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Series which is being run at King James' School, Almondbury. Steve Cavell and Richard Burnham have been regulars in the Series so far and Ian Wellock has been spotted loitering on the periphery.


Tuesday 1st June - Yorkshire Cycling Federation Cragg Vale Hill Climb.  A CTT open event at 7pm, this should be a popular event with the Tour going up the same climb just a few days later.  Enter on-line from the Cycling Time Trials website by the 16th of June.