The FCCC road race team have ended the regular season on a high. It’s been a great season, with strong efforts all round, and many notable results as covered in previous newsletters and news articles.
The club has finished in 9th place out of 54 teams in the Surrey League standings. This is a great improvement over last year’s 22nd place and a testament to the hard work of the team riders.
The club is also currently in 30th place out of 144 teams in the British Cycling South East region, and in 484th place out of 1069 teams nationally.
Those results are particularly impressive because they reflect the club scoring points in National B races, a higher classification of race than the regular Regional events, which brings the top riders in the area out to compete.
Before 2018, we’d have to go back quite a long time to find when the club last scored any National B points, let alone doing so in more than one race. This is a tremendous result for the club, and is a great credit to the hard work of road race secretary Warren Vye and his dedicated team of riders.
Surrey League 2018 final standings (out of 54 teams):
1. Meudon Sovereign PH
2. Southdowns Bikes CPR
3. Crawley Wheelers
4. Kingston Wheelers
5. Blazing Saddles
6. Norwood Paragon CC
7. VC Meudon
8. London Dynamo
9. Farnborough & Camberley CC
10. Paceline RT
Notable recent results include the following:
- 2 Sep – John Holman Memorial at Henstridge 234, Nick Hale 11th
- 9 Sep – Thruxton 3rd Cat, Luke Stratford 10th
- 12 Sep – Hillingdon Masters 40+, Luke Stratford 10th
- 12 Sep – Hillingdon Masters 50+, Warren Vye 7th
- 14 Oct – Surrey League Ottershaw E123, Mark Nuttall 9th
- 27 Oct – Hillingdon National B E123, Nick Hale 13th, Mark Nuttall 14th
The racing continues, with the Hillingdon Winter Series currently under way.
New racers may be interested in the Surrey League race preparation session on 17 Nov at Ardingly.
Here’s to even more success in 2019!