Cycle Wiltshire is a two day cycling event taking place on 3 and 4 May 2014, in and around Salisbury. The event, which has been organised by Wiltshire Council in partnership with British Cycling, brings together elite cycling, a challenging Sportive and family fun. Come and watch, or join in – you’ll have an exciting day out!
Day 1 – Saturday 3 May
Cycle Wiltshire Sportive with routes of 100 miles, 65 miles and 20 miles through the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, this event has everything you would expect from a top sportive including:
· great feed stations
· mobile bike mechanic support
· chip timing
· first aid support and post ride massage
· changing facilities, toilets and post race showers
· event village
Rides start from 8.30am at Five Rivers Leisure Centre in Salisbury.
Day 2 – Sunday 4 May
It’s time to watch the pros in action in the British Cycling National Road Race series. The start and finish of this race is in Wilton. This 100 mile race route will pass through Wilton 10 times and includes the challenging climb up Fovant Hill!
This is a great chance to see pro racing up close and personal! Team introductions will take place before the race starts at 11am with the estimated finish time of 3pm.
The new racing kit is made from a different fabric and is designed with a race cut, specifically for racing, meaning it’s tighter, lighter, and more breathable when competing. The kit sizing is the same as the standard kit. The pricing is as follows:
Our young cyclist Harriet Dodd has been off on her travels once again, this time representing the South Region at the Sainsbury’s School Games in Sheffield.
Over 200 cyclists from across the UK gathered with hundreds of athletes to compete in the Olympic style event, which also held the traditional opening and closing ceremonies.
Friday saw them compete in fast, short street sprints and crits, Saturday was the turn of individual and team time trials and Sunday was the turn of the road race (40km for girls and 60km for boys) in testing conditions of wind and rain.
Harriet performed well finishing 3rd in her sprint and 6th in the team time trial.
The South region were placed 11th overall, a great weekend’s racing by all.
Sunday the 25th was the Swindon Road Club Cotswold Road Race had a full field of 60 riders from an original entry of over 140. The 2/3/4 category race also incorporated a round of the Cotswold Cycle Racing League (this was the 6th of 7 rounds).
The race left Brinkworth House in cool and overcast conditions with a slight drizzle falling. Thankfully the drizzle fizzled and the roads dried out making for generally good racing conditions. The peloton stayed together until the second time up Callow Hill when the race split and a group of seven riders gained a gap of around 40 seconds, a second group of about nine riders followed, then the remains of the peloton some 30 seconds further behind.
By the final lap the 2 front groups had merged and at the bell they had a 60 second advantage over the chasing peloton. Over the final lap the peloton reeled in the large front group and a single peloton approached Callow Hill for the final time and a leg-busting sprint up this short but testing climb.
Dan Marks emerged from the group and gained about a three bike length advantage by the time he crossed the finish line. Tim Turrini-Rochford and Michael Serafin contested a sprint for 2nd place with Tim narrowly clinching it. Lee Davis was clear in 4th position with the remaining riders crossing the line in a steady stream.
For SRAMcc who entered 5 riders, only 2 were chosen for the final 60, Liam Walsh and Joe Henstridge, Liam fell ill before the race so SRAMcc was represented by Joe, who rode strong within the pack, helping to bring back the break on the final lap and managed to finish 27th out of 60 riders. A solid performance ready for the upcoming Tour of Tidworth 3 day event.
So the 25th of August was the TORQ 12:12 epic MTB race and we had 2 great teams in it – 1 3 man team with Peter Dixon-Clarke, Lee Johnson and Garrick McMullin and one 4 man team with Jonathan Fearne, Oli Woods, Kevin Harrington and Mike! It was a great day with many teams being pro or semi pro so the competition was on!
Each team experienced some mechanicals but at the end the 3 man team managed to get 10th and the 4 man team 12th in their categories!! Such a great result for SRAM and a great day for all so well done to all you guys!
Bring on next year.
Here’s a few photos from the event, gallery coming soon!
SRAMcc Race will be representing the club at this years very first ever, Tour of Tidworth, organised by Army Cycling Union viagra samples.
Many of the team have already been competing this season at the Ludgershall test track events, also organised but ACU. So we jumped at the chance to enter this 3 day stage race event. The team taking part is as follows: