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  • The riders on the line for the 2011 Club Road Race width:640;;height:426
  • And they are off width:640;;height:426
  • The first lap was neutralised.... width:640;;height:340
  • ...so everyone could experience the corners and the hill in a large group width:640;;height:369
  • On the first lap proper, Simon Alexander soon split the field width:640;;height:377
  • And gaps started to appear. Let's look at how the race progressed width:640;;height:420
  • Simon was out alone leaving a 5-man chasing group width:640;;height:426
  • The group was formed of Ben Willy (out of shot), George Hannah, Graham Pearl, Mike Knott & Robin Bevan width:573;;height:480
  • Ben Willy leads the group through a fast corner width:640;;height:426
  • Graham doing his turn at the front width:640;;height:426
  • The group all follow the racing line width:640;;height:426
  • The group became 4 when Robin was dropped width:640;;height:426
  • With Robin dropped, the race for first Veteran was between Graham and Mike width:640;;height:426
  • Meanwhile a second group formed behind but it was not as well disciplined as the main chasing group width:319;;height:480
  • Martin Sutton stretched the group..... width:640;;height:409
  • ... as the wind and the heat began to take their toll on the less experienced racers width:640;;height:451
  • The group was soon down to 4; Martin Sutton, Martin Harris, Liam Ellis & Arthur Knowler width:319;;height:480
  • The two Martins broke clear width:640;;height:426
  • Behind them, Terry Butcher caught Liam Ellis width:640;;height:426
  • Arthrur Knowler and Terry Butcher battled it out width:640;;height:440
  • Meanwhile, Simon was well clear and proceeded to lap the entire field. width:640;;height:426
  • Time for a look at all the riders; Alex Madell (U-16) was in his first race but retired width:640;;height:463
  • Matt Kane also had a bad day, suffering from cramp and he too retired width:639;;height:480
  • Liam Ellis also retired, but this was his first experience of Hog Hill and will surely return stronger next year width:640;;height:426
  • Arthur Knowler suffered some mechanical problems, took a lap out but also retired width:319;;height:480
  • Danny Tape and Martin Harris passed each other a few times before Danny retired near the end width:640;;height:426
  • Mike O'Kill proudly raced his new bike in club colours of black and yellow into 11th place width:640;;height:426
  • Terry Butcher, who has not raced as much as usual this year, claimed 10th spot width:640;;height:426
  • Martin Harris was pleased with his 9th position width:640;;height:426
  • Steve Shore lived up to his Time Trial specialist reputation and rode most of the race alone into 8th width:640;;height:417
  • Martin Sutton rode strongly to finish a creditable 7th place width:320;;height:480
  • Robin Bevan was mainly racing for points towards the Club Best All Rounder competition and was content to finish above Steve Shore in 6th width:640;;height:478
  • Mike Knott was dropped from the chasing group after 45 minutes, but finished ahead of Robin to be 2nd Veteran in 5th width:563;;height:480
  • Graham Pearl missed out on a podium place but was delighted to finish as Veteran Champion width:640;;height:367
  • George Hannah edged out Ben Willy for 2nd in a tight sprint for the line width:640;;height:367
  • Simon Alexander finished alone to become Club Road Race Champion 2011 width:300;;height:480
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