Race report – Round 6 – Brentor Road Race

Here’s a report on the race from Weibke …

“This Sunday saw the second of the road races of the series at Brentor. The weather was fairly reasonable for once, we only got showered on very briefly mid-way, so off we set all 17 of us. The first lap was quite comfortable, but as soon as we hit the “bottom corner” and following draggy hill the second time, Heidi and Natalie decided to clip off, taking three others with them. Unfortunately I was not one of them, instead Zoe Betteridge and Alice Miller and me formed a small break of our own, trying to chase them down. But to no avail, we lost Alice at some point so Zoe and me carried on taking turns, keeping the speed up to ensure nobody could catch us. On the last lap the Regional B Race, which had set off five minutes before us, caught us, which was rather scary as it happened on the downhill, which at that moment was littered with parked cars and oncoming traffic, but we survived and carried on once they had passed. A sprint from the 200m line decided who was in front of the two of us. Further up ahead Natalie had taken the victory with Heidi coming in 3rd and Josephine an impressive second place. All in all a very well organised race on a pleasant course, can we have more of these please???”

 

I’ll second that, a good course with plenty of different types of terrain including a hill (although I need to work on that one!), a few corners to keep everyone on their toes and, if anyone had a chance to look around, a lovely setting nestled in the Dartmoor hills. I’ll certainly be back next year.

Results:

1 Natalie Grinczer Fusion RT Gearclub Bike Scienc… Finished 2nd 15
2 Josephine Gilbert VC St Raphael Finished 2nd 12
3 Heidi Viles Exeter Wheelers Finished 2nd 10
4 Nicola Noble Finished 2nd 8
5 Jessica Duffy Kinoko Cycles Racing Finished 3rd 6
6 Lucy Walker Bristol South CC Finished 3rd 5
7 Wiebke Rietz 1st Chard Whls Finished 1st 4
8 Zoe Betteridge North Devon Wheelers – South F… Finished 4th 3
9 Sophie Edmondson Kinoko Cycles Racing Finished 3rd 2
10 Alice Miller Look Mum No Hands! Finished 3rd 1
11 Alison Hooper Mid Devon CC Finished 3rd 0
12 Alexandra Sheehan Merlin Cycles Finished 2nd 0
13 Sarah Croucher London Phoenix CC Finished 4th 0
14 Claire Elworthy Exeter Wheelers Finished 2nd 0
15 Nichola Rorke Exeter Wheelers Finished 3rd 0

Nik

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