Here's your weekly VC update:
A fantastic week for Jonny Apaloo, who got his hands in the air for his first win on Thursday night in the NYERRL Round 3 race on the Bulmer/Sheriff circuit. Here's what he had to say about it:
" A win! Race was fairly steady for me as I wanted to keep my legs fresh for the finish, unlike least year. Last lap up Bulmer, the pace was fairly high, bodies were blowing up so around 30 riders left to duke it out. At the bottom of Sheriff, I waited and made may way through a few riders, dug deep and powered forward to take a very close finish, probably by a wheel and maybe only a bikes length between the top 5."
Pete Hook rode in the Holme Valley Wheelers 25 mile TT near Ripon on Saturday in thunder and lightning and torrential rain. Despite the biblical conditions he recorded a 1m15 course PB of 56:43. He'd taken a 3rd place in a 10mile TT the previous day.
Chris Clark was in the Scottish Borders putting in a great race at the Glentress7 Tweedlove XC Endurance race in a mixed pair with Amy Souter. Here's what Chris had to say about the event:
"Amy had been ill but still rode so well & although I had to double lap we came 2nd just 30s off the mixed pairs win. Next year we go one better! "
A smashing week all round.
Johnny Apaloo's next road race will be the Peter Taylor memorial road race at North Newbald 2/3/4.
Chris Clark and Pete Lambert will be riding the inaugural Yorkshire MTB Marathon this Sunday at Birdsall Estates near Malton. It's an 80km off-road epic (2x 40km laps) and is apparently "not a race".
Nigel Tottie will be representing the club on the Continent this coming Monday, racing in the Vienna International Cycling Club's Race Day 1 in the Masters 2 category at the Donaw Insel circuit on an island in the middle of the Danube!
Chaingangs continue as normal. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm at B&Q on Osbaldwick Link Road. Routes are currently dependent on road resurfacing works.