A very welcome sunny day in Somerset was the setting for this Category 3/4 road race, which featured 3.5 laps of an undulating circuit with a 1km drag to finish.
There were a few early attempts to form breakaways, but the strong headwind blowing down one side of this course made it very difficult to get anything to stick, and the 1km climb of Kingsdon Hill brought most attackers back into the bunch. Rob Sanderson and James Dyke lined up for Ajax, but unfortunately James suffered a mechanical on Lap 1 and was forced to retire. Rob hung on grimly up the last climb and managed to fight into a position to contest the sprint finish, managing 10th.
Three Ajax riders lined up for this race, Rob Jones, Matt Williams and Rob Sanderson. The pace was fast and frenetic from the start, and a large breakaway group of around 15 riders escaped early and quickly opened up an unassailable gap. Rob S made it into the breakaway and contributed turns before trying to break off the front with a smaller group of about four other riders. This was sadly doomed to failure and the 2 leading groups came back together for the finish, with Matt Rowe leading out the sprint but Hefin Evans (Bynea) Josh Burns (Jif), coming past to take 3rd and 2nd respectively, and Kinsey McIlquham surging through to take the win.
Please download a recent on the men’s racing from Graeme Boswell and dates of upcoming events.
Well done to David Medhurst, Peter Medhurst, Jack Gibson and Josh Burns for representing the club in the 2012 Ras De Cymru.
Full stage results can be found at the Cadence Cycle Racing website.
Many thanks to Mick Tinning for his help with support and logistics. Continue reading “Pictures from Ras De Cymru”
Well done to all Cardiff Ajax riders who took part in the President’s Handicap RR held at Resolven on Thursday 17th May 2012. In what appeared to be a very hard and fast race, with only 2 1/2 minutes between groups. Jamie Fenaroli came 9th and Graeme Boswell finished 10th to pick up some points.
Thanks to Rob Warren for supporting on the day and providing some pictures of the event. Continue reading “President’s Handicap 2012”
On a course that was heavily affected by the current pattern blustery weather Colin Parry powered his way clear to make it No2 for him in wins of the Ajax organised Betty Pharoah Memorial Legstretchers (E,1,2,3) 70 mile road race in the Vale of Glamorgan.