Tuesday, July 28, 2015


 It was a Sunday of 2nd places for our racing men with Brian travelling down to South Wales for the Vets National 25 Champs, his time of 56min 11secs giving him a plus 18min58secs faster than his age standard and earning the silver medal behind Deeside Thistle's Derek Stuart.

Grimpy travelled down to Braintree for round 3 of the LVRC Percy Stallard National Road Racing Series taking 2nd place in his age group behind Bill Cotton and ahead of former pro Tony Woodcock. Thankfully the services of the Red Cross were not needed this week as they were the previous Sunday when he rode the Vets National Mountain MTB Champs on the 2012 Olympic course in London (fell off on a drop-off). Despite the fall he finished 3rd in his age group and 7th in the over 60's category.
Meanwhile Chris stayed nearer home riding the Team Swift 100 mile Time Trial on a course in east Yorkshire coming 2nd by a mere 4½ minutes to Carlos Riise of the Shetland Wheelers (yes he'd travelled all the way from the Shetland Islands to deprive Chris of the 1st place cheque). A great result for Chris who recorded a time of 4hrs 6min 15secs on a cold and windy morning.

The mountain bike rides are still meeting at 6.30pm Thurs eves in Brighouse and this Sunday Grimpy and I are planning an assault on the Mary Townley Loop, meeting 8am at Callis Bottom, Hebden Bridge (if the weather doesn't improve its likely we'll cut it short).

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