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Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 26 August 2013

By rod - Posted on 28 August 2013

Reading Cycling Club press report, week ending 26 August 2013

A3crg 50-mile Time Trial

The A3 Cycle Racing Group promoted a 50-mile time trial on the A3 in Hampshire early on Bank Holiday morning. Reading CC was represented by Huw Dymond. The course and distance suited him and he rode to a personal best 1.57:51, his first time under 2 hours for the 50 mile distance. Dymond commented: "By mistake I came off the course one junction early on the second run down towards the southerly turn but luckily there was a route back to rejoin the A3 and I only lost 20-30 seconds maximum with this error." On a morning with kind weather there were 37 riders inside two hours. The winner was James Gilfillan of VeloRefined Aerosmiths.

Photo caption: Huw Dymond went under two hours in the A3crg 50-mile time trial
Photo credit: Barry Quick

Selected results, A3crg 50M TT, 26/8/13 (69 finishers):

1 James Gilfillan VeloRefined Aerosmiths 01:42:09
26 Huw Dymond Reading CC 01:57:51

RTTC Circuit Series event 6, Bucklebury

The Bucklebury 25km circuit is regularly used by Reading CC but on Saturday morning it was the venue for event 6 in the RTTC national circuit series of time trials. This brought a small but select field of riders to our local roads. Seniors rode two laps for a 50km distance, women and veterans rode one lap. Conditions were grey and rainy leading to some retirements with punctures. Reading's Huw Dymond rode the senior event and placed 9th with a fine 1.22:01. AW Cycles' Ken Buckley was 8th with 1.19:02. Winner Danny Axford of Arctic-Sram RT cruised round for 1.12:50.
Rod MacFadyen, as a veteran, rode one lap in a time of 40:43 to place 5th on actual time. The winner was Andrew Perkins of Mid-Devon CC in a time of 37:55. MacFadyen commented: "On the Tuesday previous I'd ridden the same course faster in a Reading CC club event but the wet conditions discouraged exuberance on a course featuring many tight turns. It was good to see our local course being used for a national event."

Sunday clubrun

All groups leave Reading Market Place at 9am on Sundays.

Roderick MacFadyen
Reading Cycling Club