This weekend has been a busy weekend for Sarum Velo riders competing in races all over the region James was racing in NewForrest CC tt James Eccleston was 38th well done James good effort

Then we had the road boys Craig Wallington and And Richard Hamilton report below from Craig

Photos from road race by Natasha Turner

Race report for Jurassic coast RR

Rich Hamilton & Craig Wallington

Course was change from a hill 5700ft to 1700ft over 57 miles.

Race started of at a hard pace and halfway round the first lap a break managed to get away. Craig and Rich missed it as both sat in at the back trying to save energy.

With 5 up the road no more attacks were going to stick. 3 laps in it was a pretty boring race as just a flat 10 mile loop. So Craig and Ed from sotonia decided to attack, we did 1 hard lap on the front but never managed to get a gap. Rich joined the attack and pushed things along with a hard turn and gave Craig a nice recovery.

Craig attacked off the front again

Photo care of Local riders Eamonn Deane

only to be chased down with 4 miles to go, legs had gone and struggled to stay with the pack as they were pushing to catch the break.

Craig managed to stay in contact and recovered, knowing He couldn’t compete in a sprint he went for it with 2 miles to go then again at 1 mile amd was swamped by the chasing group and just finished outside the bunch.

All good experience for next year and for Rich who is doing the pimperne RR next week.

Well done guys great effort ..

Next we had the 2nd round of the Wessex cyclo cross league Swindon

Firstly we had Lindy Larkin racing In the ladies and she did amazingly well considering how hot it was even the ladies were racing with there zips down

Photo care of Craig Goodson

And came second in her race well done Lindy another Sarum Velo podium finish

Then was the turn of Peter Williams who came 48 the place yet again just behind dan colloby well done pete must try and pip dan next time 😉

Then was the turn of Alex Watkins and david brazier who also were struggling with the heat of the race day below alex

Think there was a bare chest comp going on today ? Below David

Alex and David battled it out to the finish and both came in in creditable places Alex on his new bike came in 11th and David came in 25th

Well done to all who raced this weekend it’s great to see Sarum Velo competing in so many areas of the local racing scene keep up the great work

Thanks for all your support it’s the riders that make the club

Craig Wallington and Richard Hamilton are racing in the Jurassic coast road race 54 miles on Sunday.

After that Craig is doing tt’s to finish the season off with the below time trials

Tornado 10 mile TT, 01-10-17

Southdown velo 28 tt,08-10-17,ctt regional champs at thruxton 10 mile tt, 15-10-17

best of luck Craig and Richard if anyone else is racing let me know and maybe we can get some supporters to jeer you on

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Hi all I’ve just had a lovely email from Peter Williams and he’s been willing to share. A little bit of info about what he likes to get up to

Thanks pete it’s much appreciated (maybe a club trip next year ?)

As promised here’s a few words on my recent trip…

In addition to cyclocross I also like to do longer gravel events. While up in Kielder for the Dirty Reiver I picked up a flyer for the first running of the Dirty Boar in the Hautes Fagnes region of Belgium. That’s the hilly bit near the Ardennes. Duly entered I traveled over last weekend.  Ride day didn’t dawn as such, more crawled out from the heavy rain of the night before.  As it just about got light at 7am all 350 riders set off for 170km of riding with 2700m of climbing.  The first part of the ride climbed to the highest point in Belgium, this is just short of 700m so there is a staircase to make it to 700m, fortunately we didn’t have to do any stair climbing. Once past this point it was trending downhill into Germany and the first check point. By this time it had almost stopped raining. Refueled we rode some nice wooded trails to the 2nd checkpoint on one of the many dams in the area. This mean a long descent to the dam, followed by turning round to climb backup to the route, that was mean.

Into a small town at about 100k there was a sign to say we’d reached the low point of the ride and the only way was up.  The climbing started straight away, thanks guys. More climbing though forest and over moor land, on some very straight tracks, along with regular soakings from the heavy showers got us past the second feed station and onto the last 40k and the biggest climbs of the day.  The final section was on some nice woodland trails which I’d have enjoyed more if I had some brakes left.  I finally rolled over the finish line in just under 11hours to take the compulsory selfie with the Dirty Boar himself, see attached.

The reward for all my efforts was frites and beer, excellent recovery food.  It was a great ride in a part of the world you might not usually go to with friendly riders and good organisation.  I didn’t see a wild boar as I suspect they were all hiding from the weather.  I’ll have to go back next year to try again.

Here’s the link to the website and a Flickr page with some great photos that really capture the day.

Well dismal day for David and Alex both puncture and dnf after a great starts so nil point for the boys

Lindy larkin saved the day with. Great result 4th in her category sen women’s in the first race well done lindy. Photos from Craige Goodson

Peter Williams making his debut in the 50+ vets was pipped to the post coming 61 by Andover wheelers dan colloby 60 place who has always supported sarum velo riders which we do appreciate Dan


Well done Peter.

I’d also like to say a big thanks for the pit crew and family and friends who come along to support the riders with out you we wouldn’t have the people at the races so well done.

I’d also like to congratulate other riders from Salisbury Tri club and Sramcc who also raced today and Any of the other local clubs all makes the local inter club rivalry stronger. Well done to all.

SARUM VELO are keen to recruit people who are keen to race on road cx tt and track if you fancy joining us please go to British cycling website and go to our page and click join

The more members we have the more races we can compete In the more fun we can have as a team ..

On this windy weekend we have had a few results well done to James Eccleston who came second in the Sram cc club event with a time of 33:55 James was beaten this time by Claude Weston Sramcc with a time of 33:34 good

Effort James (must do better next time ) 😉 we love a bit of local inter-club rivalry

Alex watkins braved the weather and the drive up to foreign parts to the western division and raced in then 2nd event of the western division cx league and came away with a creditable 10th place well done alex

Next week is the Start of the Wessex league cx season where we should hopefully have a full

Compliment of riders racing in the first race of the season.

All the best team

Dear members now it’s the cyclocross season time to dust off that cx bike and go get muddy we are affiliated to the Wessex cyclo cross league so means if you race you can get points toward the championship

So get running get muddy and get out

David,Lindy,Peter and Alex will be racing in the first race of the season 17th September at Newbury

We are also looking for more riders to join this great bunch .

Come along and support them ..