Friday 23 September 2011

Team are flying on the new F15/10

As the season is almost done a few members of Team Salesengine went across to Bedford to try the new ski-slope F15 course on Saturday. As has been the case pretty much all year it was of course windy which meant the times weren't quite as quick as people hoped, but the strong results show the potential for the course on a calm day.

First home from the Team was Rik Palmer who finished 18th with 23:13. Ride of the day arguably goes to Dave Wentworth who was only just behind with 23:45 and 25th place. David Ledgerton recorded 26:47 and Chris Parkes unfortunately punctured.

Sam Hayes and Steve Robinson tackled the course on the tandem and set a new PB of 21:31 to take 2nd place in the tandem event. As this was only their 2nd race it suggests the target of the 30mph 10 next year is achievable. Just needs a good winter!

Sunday 11 September 2011

David Ledergton competes in the British Time Trial Championship

A testing course in Northamptonshire was the venue for this years British Time Trial Championships. Whilst Alex Dowesett of Team Sky was busy winning the mens event from his team mate Steve Cummings, Team Salesengine's own David Ledgerton was doing battle with the course and the riders in his age group.

Although he didn't find the course totally to his liking David rode well to record 1:00:32 for the hilly 20 mile course to take 19th place in his age group.

Rik 7th and Dave 19th in Norlond 10

The first weekend of September saw Rik Palmer and Dave Wentworth in action at the Norlond 10.

Rik was in fine form to storm round in 23:20 to take 7th place and score the highest solo placing for the team in an open this year. Dave Wentworth wasn't far behind with 24:33 to take 19th spot.