Wessex League Rd 5 – Prospect Park Reading and a few other bits

After Great Meeting last night at the South Wilts Cricket i just want to thank everyone for turning up from the meeting we have a few things to look forward to Dec 11 Tinsel and beer ride leaving from wilton market square on Sunday 11th of December 9-30 am

we will hopefully in the meantime get some rides out on Sundays keep your eyes posted for that info

and also we are looking at booking calshot track for a track night so if i can get an idea of number who want to do that please let me know.

we have also been talking to the south wilts cricket club who are keen for us to use the facility so if we can use it on a more regular basis even better .

Maybe have some club nights there ill ask paul if he can find out costs etc etc

now on the the important race result ….

Alex had to race today below is his report from the race I’ve still yet to find out if Caroline Light raced today

Wessex League Rd 5 – Prospect Park Reading

Round 5 is a favourite circuit for majority of the field always a tough circuit with a bit of everything involved mad decents and a lot of climbing or in today’s case running!



With a heavy showers through most of the night it was always going to be a wet one today which for me I enjoy the wet weather and fined I ride a tad better (well that’s what I say to myself) and within the field of riders it’s sorts the men from the boys bit of a level playing field is what I like to call it.

Gridded 28th on the grid today around fourth row from the front so I had a decent gateway off the start and made it up the first climb in 19th place.. after a few bends a rider fell in front of me making me go through the tapes and narrowly missing him and his bike and dropping three or four positions I was happy with being in the mid twenties considering the huge field of 80 odd riders again.

After two laps I found myself in a group of five, same old faces week in week out myself, James Evans , Allan Collins and two others I’d haven’t seen before.. I made a bike change whilst in the group so I dropped back and few metres but managed to get myself back on to the group we all stayed as a bunch until the last laps when James Evans made a attack and left us all looking at each other. towards the end of the last lap I made my move on Allan Collins on one of the slow climbs and managed to make a gap knowing the Allan could ride the final climb to the finish and I was running majority of it, I managed to hold to the finish 27th with Allan only finishing a few seconds behind in another close race between us.

Next week it’s on to Fairthorne manor in Southampton botley area a favourite of mine from last year.

Once again thanks to dad, Lindy & family in the pits

Tim hills from Hills cycle and fishing Tackle for keeping the bikes up together!

Thanks to Paul for the support and Sarum Velo

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