The windy cold weather didn’t deter all riders on Saturday 4th October. With a limited number of people available to help on the course it was a matter of having Lenka marshal firstly in Ashhurst and then drive back to the turn point for the C grade riders. Stu McKenzie was the marshal at the A & B grade turn. Thanks to these people as without them there would have been no race.
A grade was first off the mark from Colyton School and with a brisk tail wind headed down to Ashhurst before heading back up Valley Rd in to a head wind. There was little shelter offered by being in the valley. At the end of Valley Rd there was already a split in the bunch of 11 A grade riders. Some were swallowed up in the B grade riders as the headed up to the turn point just before the gravel on Finnis Rd. The C grade riders turned at Forlong Rd which was a nice way to extend their race to 40km.
The D and E grade riders completed one lap of Valley Rd and back to Colyton.
Great to have some visitors join us for the race and good to have them all cross the finish line.
Click here for results
Click here for points tally so far. The names highlighted in yellow need to compete at Cheltenham to be in with a chance to win prizemoney.
Next week is the final in the graded race series and afternoon tea and prizegiving will be held at Cheltenham hotel at the conclusion of the race. It is a new circuit thanks to Steve Stannards suggestion.