1st in LVRC Southern Region Championship 2019
Posted on 17th Nov 2019
Possibly my best result of the season was winning the LVRC Southern Region Championship race on 23rd June near Chailey. It was only my 2nd LVRC RR and it came the week after my first in which I was first in the "C" Category. Unfortunately although I live in the centre of southern England I don't live in the southern district for LVRC so I wasn't eligible for the trophy. I did get to take away the prize money though. The Chailey course can best be described as rolling with 6 x 7 mile laps contributing to a 44 mile race. I didn’t want to get dropped on the first climb so made sure I was at the front of the group which became stretched. A gap appeared behind the front 3 and 2 then more chased across. The break was on and there was still 40 miles left. In fairness the break worked well together and our gap grew to an unassailable lead but we had no idea. We pushed on together until the final lap when the group split and I won the 2UP sprint on the final rise fairly comfortably.