>Bath Road CC Circuit Race

>The Hillingdon Tuesday night series has started again. I signed up last year, paid the series registration fee and then only rode one event. This year I plan to ride at least two.

About 30 of us 4th cats set off half a lap away from the 60 or so Elites, 1st, 2nd and 3rd cats in cold and beezy conditions. The E123s had a bit of a demolition derby while we were pretty steady (despite one or two ‘interesting’ moves). My pre-race plan was to wait until the last lap and give it all. In the end I waited only half a lap and then burnt a match leading the bunch into the headwind-scoured back straight. I never saw the front again, though I did stick with the bunch until the end. I was ready to move up on the last lap but it never happened. I got out of the way of everyone who shouted for a gap and ended up riding for, say, 28th place or so. Next week…

Race stats: Approx 28th out of 30 finishers. Race distance: 10.4 miles, time: 26:37 (23.4mph average speed). Fastest mile: 2:24 (25.0mph – 9th mile), slowest mile: 2:39 (4th and 5th miles). Average HR: 151bpm (not trying hard enough), maximum HR: 169bpm. Winner: Daniel Hayes, VC Lincoln.

About lancewoodman

Heritage interpreter, playwright and teacher. Living on the South Coast of England.

Posted on April 8, 2009, in Cycling, Hillingdon, road racing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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