Essex Roads Cross

Location: Basildon, United Kingdom

Essex Roads CC and the Eastern Cross League put on a great opening event of the season, with a firm but challenging grassy course and lots of spectators on the steep climb. All very encouraging! Full results on the Eastern Cross website.

Vet 40-49 race

Mike Simpson (GS Henley) was dominant throughout, although Shaun Aldous worked strongly in the latter stages to finish within 15 seconds of him, in a clear second place.
NOTE: Photos from this race are courtesy of Jamie Kent (Iceni Velo).

I had a pretty good race, despite getting swamped at the start. Some good battling most of the way round with Michael Bowen (West Suffolk Wheelers) and Damian Robertson (London Phoenix), and we managed to catch Mike Mooney (CC Hackney) just before the end.

Eastern Cross round 1: Essex Roads Cross

Ride on 2015-09-05 12:33:10, at Basildon with 16 others

Gear: Specialized Crux Elite

15km in 0:37:42

Average speed24.4 kmh
Max speed37.8 kmh
Average heart rate171 bpm
Average power210 Watts
Elevation gain299 metres

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Senior/junior race

Ben Sumner (Beeline-Gener8) was in full control, taking the win by 1:20 from unattached rider Jonathan Dennis. Dougal Toms (Iceni Velo) was second junior, but picked up maximum points in the league.

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