Location: Reydon IP18 6SD, United Kingdom
Many riders were looking for a cleaner, calmer day of cyclo-cross racing after the previous day's mud-fest at Redgrave, but it mostly wasn't to be. Sporadic icy showers hit a few races and chilled competitors to the bone. The course itself, designed by Tim Bonnett at a new venue, held up very well and there was only a bit of slippiness to contend with. Race report by Fergus Muir on the BC website: Martin takes clear victory in Eastern League
Roger Maidment (East London Velo) and Mike Mooney (CC Hackney) stormed away early and held their positions to the end. I had a race-long tussle with Dan Howe (Wolsey RC) and Mark Wellsted (Amis Velo) but managed to stay with them and drop them both in the last lap. I ripped my skinsuit shoulder when bumping heavily against a tree in the twisty woodland section, so will need to do some sort of repair job before next weekend's National Trophy event at Ipswich! Here's my ride on Strava:
Ride on 2015-11-22 13:47:38, at Reydon with 18 others
Gear: Specialized Crux Elite
Must remember to start the Garmin!
7km in 0:19:26
|Average speed||20.2 kmh|
|Max speed||33.8 kmh|
|Average heart rate||171 bpm|
|Average power||154 Watts|
|Elevation gain||77 metres|
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