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Weather fails to deter cyclists

DESPITE the wet conditions for Sunday’s LVRC Tysoe Road Race Solihull CC had 10 riders in the different categories.

DESPITE the wet conditions for Sunday’s LVRC Tysoe Road Race Solihull CC had 10 riders in the different categories. This race was one of the Percy Stallard series of competitions.

In the 50-59 age group race Ivor Thomas was in contention at the finish and took 5th in D category, just outside the prize money. In the 60+ race Kevin Wilson, Bob Richards and David Rutherford got into the key break from the gun. Kevin lost touch with the lead group on lap 2 but rode strongly to still finish ahead of the main field. David Rutherford punctured but Bob Richards kept in touch and won the F category prize at the finish to take the only club prize reward on the day.

The wet and windy week affected the times for our TT riders but there was still plenty of action. At the clubs 10 on Thursday night, on the K1 course out of Knowle, Alastair McChesney clocked the best club solo time with a 22-26 with Conor O’Brien a 24-16 and Eddy Priddy & Colin Williamson a 21-25 on Tandem. The wet conditions didn’t spoil a good day for Solihull CC at the Coventry RC 10 on Saturday morning. McChesney was 3rd overall and 1st Vet with his 21-38 and Priddy rode a 22-31 to be 2nd Vet. The times of James Cowan and Steve Mountford of 23-05 & 24-04 also secured the team prize. Meanwhile Richard Eason went further east to ride the Team Swift Open 50 mile TT at Tuxford and despite the conditions clocked a very good 2-01-18.

Sundays weather was just as bad for those riders who tackled the Shirley 25 where McChesney was again quickest from the club with a 58-17 with Mountford at 1-05-03 and Harry Morgan at 1-21-04. A bit further south the tandem pair of Priddy & Williamson rode the High Wycombe CC Open 25 and clocked an impressive 53-42 in less than ideal conditions.

 

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