Sunday 24th February 2014
The final ride of the 2014 reliability trial league was made one hard work by heavy winds on the return leg. Andy Codd and James Vickers broke away from the remaining riders, Justin(e) Atkinson, Jeremy Hodson, Darren Dickinson, Gary Revell, Mark Leeson, Carl Claypole, Keith Hudson and Gary Reevell.
Most riders made impressive time and made the finish in their selected times.
For a full race report and overall league standings check the Gainsborough Standard later in the week.
Sunday 9th February 2014
The penultimate trial in the reliability took place this weekend. Ten riders took to the roads for an exciting but very windy trial.
Shaun Pycroft and Andy Codd rolled over the line first, followed by Justin Atkinson, Darren Dickinson, Jeremy Hodson, Keith Hudon, Gary Reevell and Rob Brooks.
Good work to all that braved the weather.
Sunday 26th January 2014
This weekend was the second event in the clubs reliability trial series. Extreme weather made the event difficult for all riders but all those who made the finish line did so in their selected time bands. Only Luis Azlula and Shaun Pycroft retired from the ride. Results as follows;
Paul Pycroft - A- 01:07 - 10
James Vickers - A - 01:08- 10
Andrew Codd - B - 01:12- 8
Justine Atkinson - B - 01:12 - 8
Darren Dickinson B 01:27 - 8
Lucy Overton - C - 01:17 - 6
Chris Overton - C - 01:18 - 6
Jeremy Hodson - C - 01:08 - 6
Shaun Pycroft - A - DNF - 0
Luis Azula - C - DNF - 0
Sunday 12th January 2014
This weekend played host to the clubs first competitive event of 2014 in the form of our first Reliability Trial. The results on the day were as follows;
James Vickers - Band A - 10 Points - 1:07
Paul Pycroft - Band A - 10 Points - 1:08
Darren Dickinson - Band B - 8 Points - 1:12
Adam Kingscott - Band B - 8 Points - 1:12
Rob Brooks - Band D - 4 Points - 1:27
Justin Atkinson - Band B - 0 Points - 1:17
Shaun Pycroft - Band A - 0 Points - 1:18
Julian Hesp - (Private Trial) - Guest - 1:08
Jordan Skellingthorpe - (Private Trial) - Guest - 1:12
Sunday 5th January 2014
Another cold ride for in the thick winter for 10 of clubs hardest riders. The frost forced the group to change their route and stick to the gritted roads and avoid the risk of falling but we all know who has worked off the mince pies!
Thursday 2nd January 2014
Sunday's ride had another strong turnout with a total of 21 riders taking on the worst of winters weather so far this year.
Lots of banter and not one mechanical for cold hands to fix.
Lets lose the mince pies and get a stronger turnout this Sunday.
Sunday 1st December
Our weekly Sunday Social ride was a 44 mile hack around Blyton, Kirton, Scotter, Susworth and made its way homward down the bank of the river Trent
Attended by 20+ riders in total a small escape group broke away with 15 miles remaining. The usual standard of banter and cycling related conversation was on offer
Sunday 24th November
The club social ride this week was a 44 mile route tapped out at a steady enough pace for all. The route took in Gringley on the Hill, Clayworth, Eaton and Dunham before returning to Gainsborough via Torksey. Around 20 riders were in attendance making it one of the largest club rides this year,
Four mechanicals (three punctures and a snapped chain) made the ride even more entertaining than normal.
Tuesday 12th November
The AGM was held at the Hume Arms Public House in Torksey. Various issues were discussed and proposals were passed regarding the election of new committee members, time trial and circuit racing point systems and "escape groups" were permited during Sunday Social rides.
Monday 1st October
The season is over. Please check back soon for a full break down of results for the year.
Sunday 1st September
Well done to James Vickers who placed 6th in the last round of the Pedal Pushers 4th category circuit racing at Yarborough today. James was in contention for the win as he moved to the front of the pack and strung them all out on the bell lap, however a sudden dose of cramp on the final corner left him unable to contest the sprint. Good work also from Justin Atkinson who is pleased to have tested the 4th cat waters.