It was a bit of a mad weekend for the crazy ‘hill climbers’ in the club, with a series of four events taking place over the two days – as if racing up one flippin steep hill wasn’t bad enough!! Kicking off on Saturday morning with the Chippenham and District Wheelers ‘Bowden Hill’ event which saw our girl Jo Jago take the win in the women’s event, Tony Kiss get 2nd in the men’s event and Russ Thompson getting 3rd in the Vets – so between them a packed podium of PC riders to start the day off 🙂
On to the afternoon and the three of them were back in action again, this time down the road at the Severn RC event at Hinton Hill – where Jo came 2nd, Tony was 6th and Russ matched his performance of the morning to come 3rd in the vets.
You’d think that would be enough!! But no!! On to Sunday and the three of them we at it again!! Starting off with the Bath CC event where Jo came 1st, Tony came 3rd and Mr consistent Russ came 3rd.
The final one of the weekend was VC Walcot’s event at Claverton Hill – where Russ finally saw sense (and that all this hill climbing really was crazy!!) and sat this one out!! But Jo continued her run of form coming 3rd and Tony finished off the weekend with a 6th.
Some fantastic riding by all three club members – and it sounds like it really put PC on the map at the hill climbs with one of our riders on pretty much every podium presentation across the weekend!!
Jo and Russ are back in action again this weekend – so a HUGE good luck to you both.
Away from the steep tarmac roads – Dan Guest was back in action in the latest round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross near Winchester where he continued his on-going battle with Swindon based rider Crispin (who has for a long time held a tight grip on local cross race wins!!). Dan stormed to victory, taking nearly a minute out of Crispin and with it taking his 2nd win in as many weeks. With Crispin and Dan now tied on two wins and two 2nd places after four rounds – it looks like it’s going to be a great season of cross racing.