There's been a lot of racing over the last few weeks with many podiums but the big one was the HSBC National Series XC event in Norwich on Sunday with a win, 2 other podiums and a top-ten elite finish for the team!
As it's been 2 weeks since our last post to start Stephen Corbyn had a great result at the Welsh XC Champs in Pembrey at the end of June taking 3rd in the expert category and 4th in the master championship.
This weekend team riders were in Bristol, Minehead and Norwich. Andrew Smith and Simon Lesser took on the 8 hour Bristol Bikefest where the pair finished 8th team. At the Scott Marathon in Minehead Richard Irvine, Roland Tilley, Carol Tilley and Stuart King had a great day out with 2nd grand vet for Carol, 3rd grand vet for Roland and 3rd super vet for Richard. Stuart and his better half, Jo, were back on their tandem and finished in a time of 4:30.
And for the off-road event of the weekend .... the final race of the HSBC national series in Norwich. Tony Revell, Sam Humphrey, Dani Humphrey and Julia Hamlyn all showed their consistency throughout the year with top results as follows:
Julia - 1st vet lady, SERIES WIN!
Dani - 2nd vet lady, SERIES 3RD!
Sam - 3rd vet male, SERIES 3RD! (even after nursing knee and back injuries for the last 4 weeks)
Tony - 7th elite male
In Tony's own words - 'Finishing off the final round of the HSBC National XC series on a high by completing a big goal of mine this year and breaking the national top 10 elite with 7th!! Great weekend, great weather spent with great people, thanks to everyone for all the support!'
A number of races and results have gone by in the last few weeks for our roadies including the Milburry Road Race at the end of June with Bob Ford taking 2nd F cat (despite an etap battery failure), 5th for Roland Tilley in the D cat and Carol Tilley 1st lady in the F cat. Bob was also back again this week at the In Gear road race, this time taking 3rd place in the F cat and keeping him in 2nd place in the Le Col/ Arcadian series.
Finally at the Moreton race series the best team result in round 6 went to Roland Tilley with 9th over the line and a win for Phil Cole in round 7 from the blue group. Steve Dring finished 2nd behind Phil, Roland Tilley in 6th and Carol Tilley was 2nd lady. In Phil's own words - 'After feeling rubbish last week I decided to go in the slightly slower group of the handicapped race as still wasn't 100%. We all worked well together and the faster red group got caught in traffic and failed to catch us. A great event for anyone in joining in!'
Photo credit - Eamonn Deane
Last but not least, Jamie Whitcher had a great ride at the Gary Deighton Memorial 10 mile TT at the end of June. The junior rider had a stonking 20.41 on the ski slope course giving him a very strong 8th place in a much older and experienced field.
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