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.
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.
Ride on 2015-09-05 12:33:10, at Basildon with 22 others
15km in 0:37:42
|Average speed||24.4 kmh|
|Max speed||37.8 kmh|
|Average heart rate||171 bpm|
|Average power||210 Watts|
|Elevation gain||299 metres|
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.