Friday 27 April 2018
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Round II of the London X league went off well for Excel and VCJ, we had 9 riders across the different age groups.
 
The course was twisty with lots of punchy straights and little steep sections to get the heart pumping, there were steps, hurdles, big Bob Hill and a concrete step as well!
It was heavy on tyres and a couple of our riders suffered mechanicals. Ferdie Parsons in youth B punctured but still managed 7th after running in the top 5 for most of the race, in the youth A Bill Demuth also suffered a mechanical but managed 12th place regardless.
 
In the juniors we had two riders; Loz Coyle came in 8th after riding a regional race on the Saturday where he got third! Ollie Rogers came in just behind in 10th.
Steve Kane was slightly suffering from a big night out (he even forgot his kit!!) but came in 32nd in the Seniors. John Tindell started ungridded and was going pretty well until a crash slowed him down. "It's cyclocross, after that I just enjoyed myself and treated it as a training ride."
 
In the vet 40s, Jezz Shotter was 22nd and Paul Wilson 31st. Paul did very well as he was not gridded and Jezz also went well, coming home in front of quite a few of his rivals. Jez Parsons had a great race in the Vet 50s, after a poor start that saw him getting boxed in he fought his way back through the pack on the first lap to lead the race and stayed there to the end scoring his second victory of the season.
 
We'll keep you up to date as the season progresses. To get the inside track, have fun and improve your fitness you can join our CX training sessions 18:30 on Tuesdays at Water Hall Rugby Club.
 

Calendar

Sat Apr 28 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat Apr 28 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun Apr 29 @09:00 -
C2C Legs of Steel II, Slinfold
Sun Apr 29 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue May 01 @19:00 -
10 Mile Time Trial
Sat May 05 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Mountain Biking - Stanmer Park
Sat May 05 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun May 06 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue May 08 @19:00 -
10 Mile Time Trial
Sat May 12 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat May 12 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun May 13 @09:00 -
C2C: Ide Hill Circuit
Sun May 13 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue May 15 @19:00 -
10 Mile Time Trial
Sat May 19 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat May 19 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun May 20 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides
Tue May 22 @19:00 -
15 Mile Time Trial
Sat May 26 @09:00 - 12:00PM
Youth Mountain Biking - AOAC
Sat May 26 @10:00 - 12:00PM
Adult Mountain Biking
Sun May 27 @09:00 -
C2C: Hell of the Ashdown Route
Sun May 27 @09:00 -
Sunday Road Rides