Sorry for the delay with the latest club news! September was a busy month for the club with riders taking their last shots at securing points for their licences. Well done to everyone this season who have progressed through the cats and heres to an interesting 2016 season!
Ian Jones continued his fight to gain his 2nd cat license with a 6th place finish at the Full Gas Series at Cyclopark on Thursday 29th August. He was points chasing again but narrowly missed out at Crits in the Park on Saturday, taking 11th in a tough, fast race.
Ian Vagg also took to the circuit in the 2/3/4 race finishing 10th in a hard fought sprint. Ian swapped circuits for road the following day in the Surrey League race again chasing the bunch to the finish in 19th.
Nick Malins returned to tt competition at the Catford CC 25, taking 2nd place in a time of 55.04.
Richard Bettaney has been on a mission late on in the season to reclaim his 2nd cat license. He took a brilliant 2nd in the 3/4 race at Cyclopark on Thursday 17th September in the last Full Gas race.
Lee Sayers got a good result at Crits in the Park at Cyclopark on Saturday with 9th place in the 4th cat race, with Chris Cook just coming up short after getting cramp in the sprint to finish 22nd.
Richard Bettaney took another 2nd place on Sunday at Serrl in Brenchley, narrowly being pipped to the line in a sprint finish.
Nick Malins put in a great time at the VTTA 25m tt in Brenzett taking 3rd in 54.54.
Richard Bethany took 4th at CycloPark on Saturday, securing his 2nd cat licence, in the SERRL Summer Series race. Neil Lauder took on the task of riding the 940 miles from John O Groats to Lands End. Neil completed the challenge over 6 and a half days raising £1200 for Diabetes UK. A great achievement! Stephen Gibson took his first win in the London X League on Sunday 4th October at Herne Hill. the veteran rider was challenged closely but managed to use his skills on the bike to take the win. Toby Martin was 14th in the Junior Category in a fast paced race. The clubs riders took to Hollingbourne in Wigmore CCs annual hill climb event. A few minutes of pain and suffering split the rides who all finished. Ian Vagg posted the clubs fastest time of the day finishing 13th in 3.34. Richard Bethany took 16th in 3.37, Chris Cook was 38th in 4.08 and Aaron Hughes climbed the hill in 4.13 to finish 41st. Florence Collins took to a wet and wild Cyclopark for the first Womens Twilight Series race on Monday. The cat 3/4 riders battled heavy rain and harsh conditions with Florence pushing hard to take 3rd.