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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The "sporting" course takes in the lovely Pewsey Vale ended by the climb up to Walkers Hill and onto the A4 at Lockeridge. The undulations through Kennet and past Silbury Hill and the Ridgeway before the long drag up towards Cherhil away from Beckhampton. Just prior to Calne the route takes an abrupt left turn to finish just past North Wilts Gold Course.
Mick Waite was also on hand to give some much appreciated moral support in this end of season event....
This year VC St Raphael took the honours again (they seem to have made it their own event), the top 5 results out of 22 teams that competed were:
1 S Berogna & A Rivet & P Sykes VC St.Raphael 00:51:13
2 J Hookins & B Dyer & N Creed Composite 00:53:04
3 L Birdsey & S Cottington & I Cade Cadence RT 00:54:16 (Inc 38 secs LS)
4 A Hibberd & J Hobby & P Watts N Hants RC 00:54:44
5 M Daniels & S Saunders & S Potts Somerset RC 00:55:41