September Racing and Time Trial Update


Sunday 24th September - 2017 25 Mile Cup, Steeple
The weather gods were on the side of the riders today with a beautiful sunny day with a rare easterly breeze. From the 9 Southend Wheelers, there were 5 PBs and Katie-Ann Elliston's debut solo 25. Chris Smith III added to his 2017 Palmares being the only rider to break the hour with a PB of 0:56:49, also good enough for First on Handicap. Steve Shore was second in 1:07:03 also taking Fastest Veteran and First on Vets Age Std. Simon Smith rounded off the podium with a PB of 1:08:11. Adrian Cartwright, Richard Dean and Chris Smith (snr) all set PBs. Katie-Ann was the only Lady and Junior. Results    Tables

Saturday 23rd September - Maldon 10, Steeple
Andy Merchant was again our only entrant recording a time of 27:56

Tuesday 19th September - Maldon CC Cyclocross, Battlesbrudge
James Fleury of Richardsons-Trek won his third consecutive cylocross. For the Wheelers in action Peter Stiff was 15th, Ross Taylor 43rd, Andy Merchant 62nd and Cheryl Perry 70th. Full results (Maldon CC website)

Sunday 17th September - ECCA 3-Up, Birch
Southend Wheelers had 3 teams (well 2 2/3 really) in this year's event:
Jamie Maidment, Katie-Ann Elliston & Barry Simpson: 1:03:13
Simon Smith, Terry Butcher & Adrian Cartwright: 1:07:43
Andy Merchant & Richard Dean: PTT 1:11:21 (Carol Cartwright DNS)
Fastest team: Team Vision Racing - Silverhook 56:26
Highlight of the day was of course the post-ride breakfast at Heybridge Basin where the 9am group rider met the TT heros.

Saturday 16th September, ECCA 10
Ian Mackenzie 30:57 on his Trike, which is his best time for at least 5 years (my records only go back to 2012) and is a new Age Record for 71. Age Records

Saturday 16th September - Maldon 10, Steeple
Andy Merchant was again our only rider, recording a time of 27:48

Thursday 14th September - European Track Championships, Roubaix
Bob Barber won the Scratch Race - we have a European Champion in the club!

Tuesday 12th September - Maldon CC Cyclocross, Battlesbridge
Andy Merchant was 69th and Cheryl Perry 70th. James Fleury of Richardsons-Trek was the winner again. Results (Maldon CC)

Sunday 10th September - Andrews Trophy Road Race
George Wood (Rihardsons-Trek) won the 2017 Andrews Trophy Road Race around the East Hanningfield circuit.
Results  Photo Gallery

Saturday 9th September - GHS 10 Finals, Sawtree
In very wet conditions, Katie-Ann Elliston recorded a PB of 26:57 which was 5th for her category, 12th female and 90th overall from the 173 qualifiers. What a great ride.

Saturday 9th September - Maldon , Steeple
Andy Merchant was our only entrant, recording a time of 28:56

Tuesday 5th September - Maldon CC Cyclocross, Battlesbridge
Peter Stiff was 9th overall and Lesley Pearce 49th in a race won by James Flury of Richardsons-Trek. Full results (Maldon CC)

Sunday 3rd September - Stratford Velodrome
Bob Barber and Barry Simpson joined up for the Madison.

Saturday 2nd September - 25 Mile TT, E2
Paul Hart set a new club record with an amazing time of 48:17

Saturday 2nd September - Breckland 50 Mile TT
Ian Mackenzie recorded a time of 2:43:05 on his Trike & Steve Shore just missed the 2 hour mark with 2:00:26 but still good enough for the Age Record for 70

Sunday 27th August - VTTA 25, E2
Steve Shore easily beat the hour with a time of 58:32 which is a new Age Record for 70

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