Scrabo Hill climb

admin   September 3, 2019   Comments Off on Scrabo Hill climb

Barry at the start. The blurriness is caused by “cold rider shake” rather than “camera shake”.

The final club race of the season took place this evening at Scrobo. Unfortunately “peak rain” seemed to happen during the short race, but five riders braved the wet conditions and any shivers on the start line soon disappeared as the road reared upwards.

Fastest on the night was Barry Mitchell with 5:50, getting the better of Andrew Jess on 6:30.

It was great to see the two older Rocket brothers competing. Karl recorded an impressive 7:07, and Jamie put in a strong final 100m to avoid being caught by Colin Wilson. Hopefully we’ll see them, and other younger riders, competing in more of our club races next year. If you’ve any ideas on how to make our club races more suitable and appealing to young riders (and anyone new to racing), let us know – hopefully we’ll have a good debate about this at the club AGM, and put together an even better club calendar for next year.

  Name Club Time
1 Barry Mitchell Ards CC 5:50
2 Andrew Jess Ards CC 6:30
3 Karl Rocket Ards CC 7:07
4 Colin Wilson Ards CC 7:27
5 Jamie Rocket Ards CC 8:11

Thanks as always to the marshals and time keepers.

And don’t forget –

  • Entry for the Tour of Strangford on Sunday 15th September is now open. Don’t miss out on the best sportive of the year!
  • The Champion of Champions 25 mile time trial has been rescheduled for Sunday 22nd September. Click here for more details (and also some of the history behind this famous event).
  • Our 75th Anniversary Dinner at La Mon House Hotel is on Saturday 19th October.  There are 140 going already, and we need to confirm final numbers in the next couple of days, so if you are thinking of coming along, please let Darren or Alison know asap.

And tonight’s trivia question – which two past members arrived tonight for dinner tickets in almost identical black Audi A8s…? Answer at La Mon!