Tuesday 31 May 2011

Rik Palmer in full flight

More photos courtesy of Dave Jones taken at the Victoria CC 10.2 on the E1.

Monday 30 May 2011

Victoria CC 10.2 - Rik and Paul come out on top

Saturday morning saw the resumption of the friendly rivallry between Rik Palmer and Sam Hayes and Paul King and Steve Robinson.

This time it was Rik Palmer who gained the upper hand with a superb 24:57 in the windy conditions to just pip Sam who clocked 25:03.

Paul King pulled out one of his best riders ever (his words!) to record 25:31 and put 15 seconds into Steve who stopped the clock at 25:46. They're now 2-all in their battle for the season, but Paul appears to have the momentum for now. Steve has sloped off to up his training in preparation for the next round of the Northampton and District association event on the 4th June.

Thanks to Dave Jones for the pictures!

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Weekend round-up - Top rides from Chris, Dave and Rik

It was a rediculously windy weekend, but it didn't stop a load of the team from travelling round the country clocking up some reallu useful performances.

Chris Hartley travelled all the way to Hull to have a go on the infamously fast V718. The strong wind meant a PB was unlikely, but Chris showed that he is getting his form back with a strong 24:09 which is his fastest of the year and less than a minute away from his best ever. More to come this year you feel...

Dave Wentworth should have been tackling his first fifty in decades, but roadworks on the course meant it was shortened to a 25. Despite the wind Dave still blasted round inside the hour, clocking a fantastic 59:45.

Rik Palmer was the third team member in action, tackling a lumpy 25 on the country lanes of Cambridgeshire around Gamlingay and Wrestlingworth. Rik rodfe well and lopped a full 556 seconds off his course PB to finish with 1:02:10 and take 24th place in a highly competitive field.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Sam leads the team home at the N&DCA

Another weekend, another windy day, and another cracking ride from Sam Hayes!

Saturday afternoon saw four members of the team competing on a flat, rural course at Lamport in Northamptonshire.

Quickest home was Sam Hayes with 24:49 to narrowly edge out Rik Palmer with 25:09. This was good enough for 19th and 21st place. Paul King abnd Steve Robinson continued their close battle with Paul this time taking the honours with 26:18 and 29th place closely followed by Steve in 26:34 for 33rd.

Paul King takes first PB of the season

On a windy day in Oxfordshire Paul King managed a superb ride in the North Hampshire RC 50 to record a new lifetime PB of 2:10:00.

This was a 25 second updating of Paul's previous best, which was set on a much better day, surely proof that he has the form of of his life and will be further updating PB's as the season goes on.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

What a weekend! The team couldn't be any closer!

An extremely windy Cambridge CC event at Cambourne was the location for the first major coming together of almost all of the team this year.

Sam Hayes took top honours with a superb 22:36 for 21st place. The battle for second fastest from the team was unbeleivably close with Dave Wentworth just edging it with 23:59 from Steve Robinson's 24:00 and Paul King on 24:03.

Chris Hartley also continued his resurgence with a fine 25:22, showing that he has put his troubled winter behind him and the form is coming.

The next big clash will be at the Northampton & District CC event in Mid May when Sam, Rik, Paul and Steve will all be in action.