SRC Race round up June

It’s been another successful week for the Stafford RC riders competing in a number of events across the region

Thursday 6 June – Newcastle Track Dave Smith managed 1st in the team sprint and 2nd overall in the 10 mile scratch race.

Saturday 7 June – Sue Smith won the Vets competition in the K33/10d TT event based on the fastest men and women on Vets Standard

Tuesday 10 June – TLI Road Races saw the usual suspects competing but the star this week on the night was Andy Prince who took 3rd on the testing Great Budworth course. He thought he had the first win of the season only for Steven Fidler to come past like a train.

Wednesday 11 June – SRC 25 mile TT was won by Martin Moore, 2nd Kevin Breeze and 3rd Steve Houghland.  A new course record set on the night by James Ratcliffe (Fred’s Williams Cycles) in a time of 52.14 !

Thursday 12 June- Newcastle Track Dave Smith rode but no results this week

Saturday 14 June- West Midland Womens Series round 3.  Stafford RC women’s squad showed that they had not lost their form and have won the Team Prize for the 3rd consecutive time based on Sue Smith, Susan Semple and Annis Moore’s times.  April Lewis and Louise Notley also rode and Louise had her best ride of the season setting a new course and distance pb.   Martin & Matt Moore, Melvyn Lewis and Alastair Semple also rode as part of the open event but sadly no pb’s for the men but more valuable points in the West midlands rankings. Melvyn had the best ride and was just 8 seconds off his course pb, possibly due to his new wheel cover making my rear wheel into a disc

Sunday 15 June  – An early start for the testers on Sunday who rode the Mercia open 25 mile TT on the K16/25 near Kings Bromley. April and Melvyn Lewis both had excellent rides with April knocking 42 sec off her course pb and missing her distance pb by just 2 seconds! Melvyn set an new distance pb of 1:03:39 and knocked 1min 31 sec off his course pb., Susan & Alastair Semple also represented Stafford RC on the day and Susan beat her course pb by just over 1 min.

The road racers head north to Sunny Bolt for a TLI event at Oulton Park. Big fields on the day and wide track made it a hairy race with some big crashes. Luckly our lads kept it up right but missed out on any placings.

Tuesday 17 June – Ben Lain, Gavin Henthorne, Robert Faulkner, John Charter, Nick Howe and Ade Robinson all took part in the TLI evening race. A fast race with plenty of strong rides by our riders but no top 10 finishers this week. Sad to here that once through the finish a rider changed his line and brought down a few riders including John Charter who shredded his new bib shorts on their first race outing. Tough luck! Alastair Semple went off looking for a short 10 mile TT this week and rode in the Mercia 10 mile club TT and took 3rd place.

So great to see the club been represented in so many events across the region. Hope I did not miss anyone out but please remember to send through details of the events you have participated in whether this be a sportive, road race or audax ride to press@staffordrc.org and include any pictures if you have them please.

Also do not forget to put post and pre event details on the forum.

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