The Bomb Disposal Squad were out in Kingston recently, they are still on stand-by. The KPRC Road Bike fixture looms large in their calendar and the ordnance due to be unleashed on the A24 will be as explosive as anything the Luftwaffe left behind.
This race is a club favourite and gives all riders a chance to compete on a level playing field – no TT bikes, no pointy helmets and no skin suits. The Road Bike Ten is an excellent opportunity for any first timers to try their hand and give it a lash.
Special permission has been granted by the Detonation Unit for Dale and Gary to be on the same course that evening. If Marcus, Simon and Pete Messer-Schmith all turn up then Holmwood – like Coventry - should find itself twinned with Dresden.
If your a rookie pilot, a first timer or have flown many missions down the G10/42 – put your name down and enjoy a balmy evening riding your road bike as fast as it's ever been pushed before.
A look through the Club's Strava page show that it's not just the explosive short range blitzkriegs making headlines. As well as Ian's LEJOG, Suzy and Dave completed the Kingston Wheelers 400KM audax proving the club is capable of more long range missions. These kind of audax events require riders to obtain stamps on a Brevet – the completion of which they can submit this piece of paper to prove they are certifiably insane, so congratulations to Suzy and Dave.
Marcus needs no such proof, he has contrived to leave behind two long sleeve club jerseys, a chain and a van at recent races. Unfortunately for those chasing scratch points, his form is definitely present and correct having placed seventh in the recent SCCU 10.
Jake has been training on MTB and found a winning formula, recently beating an ARR on the Bentley course coming home with a 26:50 and the full seven points in the women's scratch. Kim, Helene and Christine are pushing hard though and this competition is going to be close again.
The Hounslow 100 saw four Phoenix riders leave the runway, but only two were counted back. Dale dodged under the hour, Gavin was taxed three minutes for being late, Alex Kew had a mechanical and Simon T was run off the road by a Worzel Gommodge lookalikey receiving some favours from Gillian Taylforth in a layby just west of the Hollybourne roundabout. Luckily Simon, Alex and their bikes are all unhurt and fit to fight another day but for now, ze race was over.
So – the Road Bike evening ten – names down and let's have another full field. Roger Wilko and out