27 days ago
The road race season commenced for ELY at the weekend with a strong team turnout for the annual Abergavenny handicap leg loosener. All our riders were in the 2nd and 3rd category middle group this year, trying to make up a 4:30 gap on the first group, whilst fending off a chase group of Elite / 1st / and strong 2nds. Unfortunately the first group managed to stay away, which just shows how well riders can work together knowing they are being chased down by everyone else.
Notable performance from @billynorton_ who finished strongly in his first senior RR (although still restricted to junior gears, who knows how he managed to spin that fast down the dual carriageway!). @tomvaley and @ben0zzy also finished in the spread out bunch.
Sunday also saw some good results at Maindy with @edward__rees picking up a strong 4th in a 3rd/4th cat breakaway, and then punishing himself in the E123 straight after to scoop another point. Ben also grabbed a 6th place in the same E123.
Thanks to Marj Perrin for some great photos from Abergavenny (your lad did okay to!). Thanks also to those that help support the club @veloshop.co.uk @elymemfund & Level Peaks Associates.
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