Marc moves to the top of the road race standings

admin   July 30, 2019   Comments Off on Marc moves to the top of the road race standings

There was a disappointing turnout of just 10 riders for this evening’s club race at Carrowdore, but the racing was fast and furious.

Scratch chasing hard on the first lap

Brian Wylie (Castlereagh) was given a 5 minute start on the middle group, with scratch a further 3 minutes back. After 2 of the 4 laps, Brian still held a 2 minute gap on the middle group and some spectators were speculating if he could hold on. Unfortunately (for him), scratch had already closed over 2 minutes on the middle group, and came charging through to reach the front on the third lap.

The middle group on the second lap look like they’re still trying to decide whether to chase Brian or wait for scratch to catch them…

The final lap saw the group splinter further, and Dave Watson (Bikehouse) took a strong win from Ricky Topping (Ards CC). They were followed by Andrew Chivers (Ciclotel), James Ambrose (Bikehouse), Luke Joyce (Kinning) and Marc Allen (Ards CC). Brian Wylie held on for 8th.

Dave Watson was a clear winner. His winning time of 47:50 equates to an average speed of 27mph – impressive on a windy evening.

In the battle for Ards CC road race trophy points, Ricky took 10 for the win, but Marc took 7th for second and now leads the competition with just one race left.

  Name 7/5 Bal 28/5 Car 16/7 Orl 30/7 Car 13/8 Bal Total
1 Marc Allen 7 10 7 24
2 Ricky Topping 3 10 10 23
3 Barry Mitchell 5 5 7 17
4 Alan Patterson 10 10
5 Peter McLean 7 7

Thanks as always thanks to all the marshals, time keepers and lead motor bike. And don’t forget about the club BBQ on Saturday. If you have signed up yet, please let Darren or any other committee member know by tomorrow evening (because that’s when we order the burgers!)