Alex does well in banjo cycle summer series

Alex Watkins has done really well in the summer cx series coming 9th overall in the banjo cycle summer cyclo cross series well done Alex looking forward to seeing how you get on in the new season that will soon be upon us.

Don’t forget if you want to join Alex racing sign up and join the club

All best paul

Caroline does a great ride in new Forest 32

Caroline has Just done the P333/32 new forest course, 1st/last/only lady rider with 1.33.18 hrs happy with that 😊 a hard bumpy course with a strong headwind for 19 miles until Lyndhurst. Then sheltered by the trees for the tailwind down and back.

Great result Caroline and thanks for the little write up of your time trial

John Gets 7th at Thruxton and Alex gets 17th and Newbury

Great weeks racing by Sarum Velo so far as John Ormshaw in his third race of the season has yet again moved up the rankings in the 4th cat race at Thruxton this week he got a well deserved 7th Place so Well done John

Alex Watkins doing the Summer Series Cycle cross has been getting back in to the swing of things after a little bit of time off and managed to get 17th place which is no mean feet as he was up against some top Mountain Bike racers in the field so well done Alex

all in All been great week So far so come along get racing with the club and join us we also have other members competing in Time Trial Caroline Light and iff anyone else is racing please let me know with what races and results so i can post them on the inter web

Best Regards stay safe on the roads Paul Sloper club Secretary

Caroline doing well in local Time Trials

Caroline light has been doing grand job in local time trials its great to see local ladies racing and caroline up there competing with them she’s been kind enough to send me some of her results of late today she competed in the sotonia 25 and managed to do a 1hour 10 min 14 secs for 25 miles great effort

here are some of the other events she has ridden in results

28.58 mins, P311 – Hightown/Sopley – CTT – 25/03/2016
29.27 mins, P451 – Broadmayne/Wool – CTT – 27/03/2016
26.42 mins, U30/10 – Yeovilton – CTT – 16/04/2016 – 2nd
27.13 mins, P811/10 – Liss – CTT – 30/04/2016 – 4th
9. 1.05.53 hrs P413/25 – Poole -CTT – 08/05/2016 – 4th -2nd Ladies Veteran – new PB

South dc update

BC SOUTH REGION – NEWS UPDATE
As the racing season is in full swing now is perhaps a good time to give an update on South Region issues. Starting on a positive note is the increase in the number of races this season (including more than 40 road races to date, including an uplift in the number of races for women); this, of course, would not be possible without the growing number of volunteers willing to organise events and the considerable number that form the teams of officials (Commissaires and Judges), Accredited Marshals and members of the National Escort Group. The two recent courses for Accredited Marshals saw a full complement of trainees as did the latest course for Assistant Road Commissaires, all very positive to help promote the sport of cycle racing. In terms of circuit racing there have been a few issues that have conspired against the smooth running thus far: the cancellations at Odd Down due to a contaminated track aggregate (which rests with the Contractor to resolve) and the safety upgrade of Mountbatten (which should open shortly, commencing with Youth and Junior coaching) have reduced significantly the number of events from previous early seasons. Regarding Mountbatten, although the plan is to organise racing (with reduced field numbers) the initial events are unlikely to run in the evening as the floodlights are presently unavailable for use following a recent fatality concerning the adjoining football pitch. Another issue that has affected circuit races is the reduction in field numbers following the introduction of revised Risk Assessments by British Cycling Headquarters – this is not to say that the circuits are unsafe, but rather by reducing field numbers serves to reduce the potential for unintentional rider interaction and thereby reduce the number of incidents in races. The Easter Classic at Castle Combe remained a very popular meeting and with South Region Board representation it is hopeful that the evening series run by Andy Cook and his team at Chippenham & District Wheelers will continue for the very popular Youth races and also for Juniors and Seniors. The formation of a Youth Work Group has also raised the profile for developing talent and it has been very pleasing to see considerable numbers of boys and girls applying to represent the Region in Road, Track and Mountain Bike disciplines at this year’s Inter-Regional Championships. Attached to the South Region Board are a focused team of British Cycling representatives who have sought continued buy in from local and city Councils to promote all forms of cycling within all age groups; they are also active in identifying future facilities and prospective sites for future development. The South Region Board itself also consists of volunteers who act on behalf of the 200+ clubs and teams to ensure members’ views and concerns are represented; it is committed to open communication and for the pursuance of a safe and well governed sport. Thank you for your time in reading.

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