I didn’t get round to writing a report about last weeks event – a 25 on
the local ‘fast ‘ course, because there were only two riders from our
club riding with a mediocre performance from yours truly, I thought you
might be more enthralled by Ben and Stefano’s epic 100mile Fred Whitton
Challenge in the Lake District.
However, the outcome of ’round five’ on the G25/53 was even less
spectacular with most riders going two minutes slower than the previous
With only one EGCC representitive, it was a foregone conclusion that
another club was going to get the teamaward so thatleft a high overall
placing as the only option for the day.
Unfortunatly the nagging north-
east wind that has been with us for a number of weeks still hadn’t
abaited on the morning. In fact, there was a near gale force conditions
out on the dual-carrigeway, which made top end speeds nigh-on
impossible in places.
With the onset of the usual back-ache towards 3/4 distance, I found
myself lacking vital power on the return from Southwater round-a-bout which was the hardest part of the course, and I’m convinced this is
where I lost vital seconds. As a result, EGCC had to settle for a 3rd
place with 55.18 to the winners 54.35. Second place went to old
adversary Keith Coffey or the Bec CC in 54.56.
Worthing Excelsior Open 25 results 1st Guy Powdrill London Dynamo 54.35 2nd Keith Coffey Bec CC 54.56 3rd Steve Dennis EGCC 55.18 4th Graeme Stirzaker A3crg 55.36 5th Christian Yates In-Gear RT 55.40 6th Lee Turner Sigma Sport 56.03