The last "open" event that Chippenham Wheelers promotes took place on Sunday 12th October near Devizes. The 24 mile race where teams of three riders ride together and the time being taken as the third rider crosses the line.
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Greg Parker (VC St Raphael/Waites Contracts) won the Poole Wheelers Summer 10 with a personal best 19:39, on a super-fast morning in Dorset. In-form Parker pipped teammate Steve Walking by just 2 secs and was the fastest of four riders inside 20 minutes.
Gary Dighton (Primera-sports.com) clocked 19:55 for third place with his teammate Paul Jones just scraping under the 30MPH barrier in 19:59. Jimmy Little backed up Parker & Walking to give VC St Raphael the team award with a combined time of 59:53, believed to be a South DC Record.
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Greg Parker (VC ST Raphael/Waites Contracts) wins the Antelope RT 10 at a windy Thruxton Motor circuit.
"The race went really well apart from a warm up crash when my rollers collapsed! I have made quite a few changes to equipment in the last few weeks so didn't really know how those would work out but bike felt really good and the windy conditions suited me." commented Parker.
Given the recent poor weather, the sun was a welcome visitor and the temperatures were up to 14 deg C. However there was a freshening westerly wind which helped the riders up Portsdown Hill but it hampered them on the return leg.
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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