Winter Racing and TT News


Sunday 8th January - Maldon CC Cyclocross
Chris Smith (snr) was 39th and Jamie Maidment unfortunately DNF. Results (Maldon CC)

Saturday 7th January - Hog Hill Winter Series
Jamie Maidment, Ross Taylor, Dan Pugh and Chris Smith raced today at Hog Hill. Jamie and Ross rode the 4th cat race with Ross finishing an excellent 6th. Chris and Dan rode in the 2/3/4 race but had mixed fortunes, both being dropped after 20 minutes and Chris soloing to the end and Dan dropping out.

Saturday 7th January - Lea Valley Velo Park Winter Series
Craig Smith was our sole representative at this race, finishing in the main bunch

Tuesday 26th December - Essex Roads Boxing Day Time Trial, Hanningfield
Peter Stiff: 29:09
Jamie Maidment: 29:44
Dave Pennington: 29:46
Katie-Ann Elliston (fixed): 34:05
Jennie Page: 34:40
Lesley Pearce (mtb): 45:19

Peter Brown
Very sad news to end the year with, lifelong club member Peter Brown has recently died. Sunday, Christmas Eve, would have been his 88th birthday. As a legendary wizard of the watch, what more appropriate way of remembering Peter can there be than pausing for 60 seconds to reflect on his passing. Therefore, amidst the mince-pie mayhem at Canewdon Village Hall on Sunday that my wife and I are hosting, I propose asking for a minute's silence at 12 noon. Please endeavour to be back from your ride in time to be there. Terry Butcher

Sunday 1th November - Maldon CC Cyclocross, Battlesbridge
Ross Taylor was 27th, Chris Smith (snr) 53rd and Arthur Knowler 69th. Results (Maldon CC)

Sunday 22nd October - Southend Wheelers 2017 Hill Climb, North Hill, Little Baddow.
After the storms on Saturday we woke up to a dry, but windy day, for the annual Hill Climb competition. A group of about 15 riders met at Battlesbridge for the ride over to the Alpe d'Essex more commonly known as North Hill. Both the overall champion from 2016, Ben Willy, and the Ladies Champion, Katie-Ann Elliston, wanted to retain their titles so badly that they opted to drive over for more structured warm-ups on rollers. This tactic paid off with both riders winning again with Ben having the added bonus of taking the Veterans title as well. 12 riders entered the event. Thanks, as ever, to the marshalls and time-keepers and especially to Mike O'Kill for providing bacon and sausage sandwiches - always welcome on chilly autumn days. Results  Photo Gallery
The Hawk, Battlesbridge is a common meeting point

Saturday 14th October - ECCA Hill Climb, Radar Hill
Chris Smith III was 4th with a time of 2:15:82 and Katie-Ann Elliston was 26 seconds quicker than last year with a time of 2:53:41 and 2nd Lady

Sunday 8th October - Lincoln 25
Ian Mackenzie has beaten his time from last week to set another Age Record for 25 Miles on a Trike - 1:26:20. Age Records

Saturday 7th October - Lincoln 10
Ian Mackenzie recorded a time of 35:16 after stopping to help a fellow rider who crashed.

Sunday 1st October - TA 25
Ian Mackenzie recorded a time of 1:27:52 on his Trike which means that he has set Age Records for 71 for 10, 25, 50 and 100 miles and for 12 hours. What a year he has had. Age Records.

Sunday 1st October - Maldon Road Race
Chris Smith III, Dan Pugh and Steve Sach were our entrants in this race.

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