12th December. EGCC Chain Gang
In distinct contrast to our first outing, the second EGCC chain gang outing was blessed with light wind and no rain. Our session started with a band of four (Mikey, Luke, Paul and me – Robin) to be joined quite quickly by a certain Mr Dennis – perhaps sneaking in a few road race practice drills prior to a return to the fold next season (OK, so he never actually said anything of the sort but it’s the off-season and we need to make up for a lack of racing news by inventing a few good stories!!). The group quickly got into a good rhythm and we rattled out a few consecutive laps in fine style.
As we paused for reflection and to share a few hints and tips we were joined for a special guest appearance (one lap only folks) by Ben Crick. Some more hot laps followed until, as we rolled around the final bends towards the finish there was a surprise Winkley attack! The move was quickly countered and followed by an attack over the top by Luke who was in turn pipped to the line by a fast finishing Mikey (at least I think that’s how it finish – it was hard to tell at the distance behind I was and without my glasses on!).
Another great session enjoyed by all. The group consensus is that these initial experimental outings have been a success and are something that we’d like to continue, perhaps putting them on a more regular footing (potentially every other week to start with). Watch this space – we’ll get something set up…