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 Whizz Kids

Skills Session

  Saturday 27th September  

 Welland Park, Market Harborough

  Start 14:00

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Ride for Rosemary

Misterton Hall, near Lutterworth

35mile, 23mile or 11mile family route

Saturday 4th October

10:00am

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 Club Championship Round 11

Hill Climb

Sunday October 5th

2 stages, Drayton and Medbourne

HQ - Nevill Holt

10:00am start

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Watt Bike Sessions

Thursdays 7.30pm starting 9th October-

booking essential see news for details

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Ladies Ride

Sunday October 19th

The Square, Market Harborough

9:00am roll out 

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WMCXL rd 3

The West Midlands Cyclo-cross league moved onto Pitcher Oak Woods in Redditch. The conditions are still dry and fast, combined with tree roots riders needed to be alert and race hard. It's pleasing to read the improvements being made by the younger riders as they get to grips with the new age categories, also the Wednesday night training seems to be paying off already. The same could be said about the more experienced members, you are never to old to learn new tricks.  http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=27&RId=30249

Chase and status

The road season may be drawing to a close but Michael Burke continues to race hard and notch up British Cycling ranking points as he seeks enough points to become a first category. Not bad for a rider starting the season as a newbie 4th Cat.

Over the weekend Michael rode back to back events securing top 10 placing’s in both.

On Saturday he was joined by Phil Rayner & Dean Barnett as they contested the latest round of the East Midlands Road Race League at Gilmorton. Over the roads Phil and Michael know well the 60 mile race staged by Leicester Forest CC was run at a blistering pace, averaging 29mph for the first few laps. With many East Midlands clubs looking to score league points the racing was aggressive as riders tried to escape. Both Phil and Michael were in the action whilst Dean slipped out the back.

A bunch gallop looked inevitable as the race entered the last 5 miles. With the speed high Michael managed to hold his position in the pack as Phil was hoping for gaps to appear so he could use his explosive sprint.

Michael secured a fine 10th place whilst Phil had to settle in the pack disappointed he wasn’t able to use his final sprint. Barnett was already back in the changing rooms enjoying tea and cake!

Michael was ‘up and out’ as he took to the start line in the Beeline Bicycles road race in Oxfordshire. Another 60 mile race was ridden at a frenetic pace as there is an exceptional high standard of 2nd Category Seniors chasing the same points as Michael.

Once again Michael was in the thick of the action and claimed a superb 8th place behind former continental rider Jack Kirk.

This weekend Michael will contest a Two Day – 3 Stages – over 106 miles, he will be joined by James Moors fresh from training in the South of France.

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