Results for March 25:
Bournemouth Arrow CC 10
Mike Ford 2nd 21.17
Simon Berogna 13th 22.34
Rosie Mushens 99th 31.51 (PB by 28 seconds)
Results for March 27:
CC Weymouth 10
Simon Berogna 5th 22.22
Rosie Mushens 99th 31.12 (PB by 39 seconds)
Circuit Races on April 2nd:
Surrey League Longcross Test Track
Mike Anderson 3rd Cat race
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VC St Raphael continue to improve week on week and here is the latest round up from this weekend!
Farnborough and Camberley CC 10 mile:
Simon Berogna 1st Vet 21.23
Gillingham and District Wheelers Hardriders 19 mile:
29th Mike Anderson 53.25
East Surrey RC Hardriders 27.7 mile:
Jeremy Ponting 24th 1.61.51
The season has started slowly for St Raphael, with some fine placings already achieved the 2016 season is looking to be full of podiums again!!
6th South Downs Bikes Sporting 10:
Simon Berogna 4th 27.16
14th Kingston Wheelers Sporting 14 mile:
Simon Berogna 8th 32.35
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Steve Walkling (VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts) won the Poole Wheelers Harold Cribb memorial 25 on a misty, distinctly autumn morning down in Dorset. Walkling stopped the watch on 51:47 for a 35 second winning margin.
Debutant at the distance, Mike Ford (Blazing Saddles) prevented a podium clean sweep by the St Raphael outfit, clocking 52:22, 20 seconds ahead of Gregg Parker.
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Charlie's 3rd J3 race at Ludgershall and another improvment. Race 1 he was 13th out of 18th, race 5th out of 23 and today 4th out of 34.
Great to see Mick Waite out again supporting the team along with Jason Streather and his brother Jamie. Christian also racing again to give 3 VC riders in the cat 3 race.
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Rory Townsend (Pedal Heaven RT) won the VC St Raphael promoted 51st Perfs Pedal Race as the UCI Continental outfit made it a 1-2-4 at Southwick in Hampshire. DS Tim Elverson had stated the intention was to win the race; there was no arrogance in their ambition, rather a professional expectation. Townsend recovered from a last lap puncture to claim victory, however Pedal Heaven did not have it all their own way.
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On a warm morning John Hyde and Frank Kilsby (both VC St Raphael) drove up to Dunsfold for a Surrey League 3rd cat race round Dunsfolds pretty flat course, although it has to be said it can appear not too flat as some of the drags come off sharp slow junctions. Both John and Frank had their pre race warmup and chat and agreed tatics the race, or for the first two laps at least.
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Charlies first race as a VC St Raphael rider was in Belgium on Saturday in a small town, Evergem, just north of Gent. The Belgians were extremely welcoming and supportive, ‘Charlie Cooper from VC St Raphael in England is riding today’ was called out on the tannoy. The organisation was superb!
A field of 30 or so started the 10 laps of 6.7km at a quite a pace on the well marshalled circuit, Charlie tried to breakaway a few times with the goal of winning one of the nine primes. He thought he’d got one of the sprints in the bag, only to find out there was another rider up the road – better luck next time! He finished in the main field and finished ‘mid table’ a very happy Charlie in his new kit!
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