Severn Bridge RR Result

Discussion about and results of Beacon club time trials and Beacon member participation in open time trials

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ripebuds
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Severn Bridge RR Result

Post by ripebuds » 26 Mar 2013 13:39

Before the very unfortunate incident in the Elite race down in South Gloucestershire on 3rd March there was a support race for 3rd category riders only. The race was an easy 27 miles (4 laps of a 10km circuit) featuring a nasty climb to the finish. Not only were points being awarded for placing but also there were KOM points given on the first 3 times up the climb.

I went in to the race wanting to collect the KOM points and then relax during the penultimate lap an see how well I could do overall. All went to plan on the first two laps where I was first to the top both times (collecting enough points to secure my KOM win). I then sat at the back of the leading pack for the remainder of the race as the climbs were really tough and I had competition on the second one which meant I was really sore.

I got back into position coming up to the final climb and large group of us attacked half way up the finishing climb, but I was all the way on the outside meaning I had to brake and come in behind some riders as I car was blocking my path. This was very unfortunate as it meant I had lost all my momentum and had to really dig deep to catch up. I was still able to get 10th place overall which I was very pleased about as the field was nearly 80 riders strong.

10th place - £15
KOM - £50 and a specially made KOM Winners Jersey.

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Post by George » 26 Mar 2013 16:30

Well done, Richard.

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Post by Neil Compton » 26 Mar 2013 16:38

Well done. Shame about the bloomin car.

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Post by HAZBRO » 26 Mar 2013 17:54

Well done sounds exciting!
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.

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Post by Pedlo Mudguardo » 26 Mar 2013 18:19

Nice one Richard, good work.

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Post by David Cole » 26 Mar 2013 18:25

Well done Richard
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Post by Doug Brum » 27 Mar 2013 14:55

Nice one Rich. My money is on you this year to get 2nd CAT.
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Post by Grogz » 27 Mar 2013 16:33

Congrats!

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