A great weekend for Pete Hook who took a PB of 1.12.39 in Saturday’s YCF 30 mile TT and then went on to take the win in an altogether different event on Sunday where he took the Aggregate 100 gravel enduro (100km route with four long timed stages on the bridleways, forest roads and single tracks around the North York Moors) by 15 minutes to the second placed rider. Provisional results show your very own Pete Lambert in second place! (I’m over the moon about that by the way, and it’s unlikely you’ll hear the end of it, although I might now stop going on about the Rapha tequila race).
Chris Clark had a less fortunate weekend in the Grand Raid BCVS mountain bike marathon race in Verbier. At 125km in length with over 5000m of climbing, it was always going to be a tough day on the bike, but unfortunately it was compounded by a bout of sickness and a mechanical that put an end to Chris’ competitive chances for a result. Still, Verbier, eh?
Jonny Apaloo took 7th place in the Yorkshire regional road race masters championships, a tough race where the break stayed away all day.The bunch was blown apart on the last ascent of Bulmer Bank, leading to a slow-motion sprint for the line.
YorkCross Thursday night CX rides got off to a start this week with a small turnout. If you want to join next week, meet at York Art Gallery (Exhibition Square) at 6pm on Thursday. The nights are coming in so bring flashers at least for the ride home.
This Saturday, Rob Pape is organising a Tan Hill loop. If you fancy a long, steady day out on the bike in good company, there’s a bit of a crowd going. It’s an early start though. Meet at the roundabout where Beckfield Lane meets Wetherby Road at 7:30am this Saturday morning (26th August).
Tan Hill on Saturday and YorkCross on Thursday, as previously mentioned. Chaingangs and club runs continue as usual alongside.
Pete Hook is doing the Scarborough Paragon hilly 10 mile TT on Saturday.
Jonny Apaloo will finish his season on Sunday with a ride in the Squadra Road Race at Warter.
Go well and stay safe, everyone.