Velo 29 Winter Series -Week 1
The 4th category race started well for the Wheelers with Mick Storey coasting around towards the front of the bunch. Alas Mick’s race ended prematurely when a touch of wheels left him with a couple of broken spokes.
The race also ended in drama for Ian Cowen. It looked as though Ian had finished in second or third position in the bunch sprint for the line only for him to be told that his time hadn’t been registered because of a faulty timing chip. Luckily Adam Brooks of Manilla Cycling had been videoing the finish on his phone. The video was shown to the event organiser, Richard Williamson, who said he would sort things out.
All the CWCC riders finished the event. Dave Kirton and Martin Brearey finished in the bunch with the rest of the CWCC contingent – Richard Danks, Anthony Moy and Fahmi Faraz not too far adrift. Anthony had an eventful first race after being forced off the track at one stage. Congratulations all round.
The second race, the E/1/2/3/4 event was contested by the same group of CWCC riders plus Dave Williams who’s trying to regain his race fitness. This was a pure war of attrition with the wind getting up and the rain coming down more and more heavily as the race went on. Tired legs meant that one by one riders abandoned with only Mick “never say die” Storey managing to finish the event.
The next event in the series is in two weeks time