Road Racing End of Season 2019 Round-Up

The road racing season has now wrapped up for this year, and while the last few months have seen less activity compared to the summer, there are still several notable results to report back on for this period for the FCCC road race team.

A big congratulations to Adam Bassom for gaining his 2nd category licence in October. That makes him the second rider (along with Jamie Parkinson) to make it all the way from novice 4th cat up to 2nd cat in a single season with the club. A tremendous achievement for both guys.

Another special mention goes to Scott Heyhoe, who raced on 5 September at Hillingdon, which is an amazing comeback considering the fact that just six months earlier he broke his hip while on holiday in Mallorca.

In Surrey League, the club finished 9th out of 51 clubs, compared to 11th place in 2018. This is an outstanding result and testament to the hard work of all the racers. Well done!

Surrey League 2019 Final Club Rankings:

  1. Southdown Bikes CASCO pet RC – 545 pts
  2. Crawley Wheelers – 460 pts
  3. VC Meudon – 399 pts
  4. Meudon Pedal Heaven Le Col – 396 pts
  5. Paceline RT – 342 pts
  6. Kingston Wheelers – 336 pts
  7. Addiscombe CC – 244 pts
  8. Blazing Saddles – 200 pts
  9. Farnborough & Camberley CC – 199 pts
  10. GS Vecchi – 197 pts

4 September – Portsmouth, Evening Circuits #23 3rd cat – Matt Davies 11th. Matt is pictured above, on the right in red, about to swerve onto the grass to avoid the fallen rider in front of him. Believe it or not, that fallen rider ended up sliding over the line to pip Matt for 10th place!

7 September – Hillingdon, BIG Events E/1/2 – Ollie Rastall 14th

14 September – Hillingdon, VC Equipe/Flix Oral Hygiene/Propulse Autumn Cup #1 2nd/3rd cat – Ollie Rastall 11th

5 October – Abingdon, Richard Kell Memorial Series #1 3rd cat – Adam Bassom 2nd

12 October – Abingdon, Richard Kell Memorial Series #2 3rd cat – Adam Bassom 8th

19 October – Portsmouth, Susie’s Ruby Circuits 3rd cat – Matt Davies 2nd

9 November – Hillingdon, BIG Events 3rd cat – Adam Bassom 5th

9 November – Hillingdon, BIG Events 4th cat – Noel Brooksbank 9th

Road race secretary Warren Vye decided to step down from his position in October after several years building up the team. We wish him well and thank him for his past service. We’re very pleased to announce that experienced 2nd cat FCCC racer Luke Stratford has taken on the road race secretary role, providing essential continuity, and is already busy making lots of plans for 2020.

If you’re interested in the idea of road racing, then get in touch with our RR secretary, Luke Stratford. He looks after a friendly team with a wealth of experience who can pass on plenty of advice and tips.

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