What a crazy few weeks its been for 3C riders! In the heat of the summer sun, our members have been out giving it all on their bikes.
Martin Balk has once again set a PB for 25 mile TT, breaking his previous record by nearly 5 seconds, amazing results for the veteran rider.
Jo Payne showed that our members can run and swim too, smashing her time for the Southampton NOC Sprint triathlon and securing her victory as fastest lady. This is an exceptional result given that she was halfway down the pack in the same race the previous year.
Lots of white and black jerseys descended upon London on the 31st of July for the yearly Prudential RideLondon 100mile classic. For many riders this was their first solo sportive, so was a good exercise in mental grit. Every single meter of the 100 mile course is on closed roads, which makes the course very fast - the feeling of riding on a closed three lane motorway is one every serious bike rider needs to encounter! All participants pushed themselves extreamly hard, but special mention needs to be made to Rich Bradley who raised £1066 for Beating Bowel Cancer and set a phenomenal time in the process - an effort to be truly proud of. Other riders also set fantastic times:
Fath Fisher - 4hrs 14 mins
Rich Bradley - 4hrs 22 mins
Rich Carter - 6hrs 58 mins (Including ride delays)
Steve Lane - 5hrs 04 mins
Dan Offord - 7hrs 25 mins (Including ride delays)
Caroline Cooil - 5hrs 46 mins
Thomas Penrose - 5hrs 16 mins
On a more somber note, our thoughts are with Robin Chard's family, who sadly lost his life on the course on Sunday whilst raising money for Cancer research UK.
And to top the last few weeks of results off, Em Warner and Ian Sherin raced on the P164 10M TT yesterday (3/7/16). A brutal headwind added a strong difficulty factor which was compounded by horses in the road! Not excellent conditions for a TT, but Ian came away in the number 1 position well over 25 seconds clear of his next challenger. Chapeau sir.
That concludes this weeks round up - keep your eyes peeled for more results soon!