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More success this week with third for Jim Bainbridge at Hillingdon on Saturday, in round 1 of the BC West Thames series. A late withdrawal through injury from Mike Cutter left Jim to race alone, but he was joined on the start line once again by our second claim member, Gabriella Nordin.
An early break of two was left to get away by the peloton and eventually went on to take first and second. Jim sprinted from the bunch to easily take 3rd place, and in doing so regained his 2nd Cat license. Currently we have three Cat 2's racing for the club with Jim, Dylan Hubble and Jim Shillingford (although Jon has not raced much this season due to injury).
Unfortunately for Gabs, a crash ended her race early, but not before she put in some strong efforts off the front of the bunch.
With our new kit due for delivery any day now, we'll soon be proudly bearing our sponsor 'For Goodness Shakes' on our new look jerseys at the races.
Photos courtesy of Frankie Snell Photography
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Thames Velo added 3 new photos.
Last night was the final race of the BC West Thames series, hosted by West Drayton MTB club at Hillingdon.
Pete Chapman, Luke McCarthy, Jim Bainbridge, Neil Lawrie and Phil Mosley raced, along with Gabriella Nordin (racing for her team SunSport Velo).
As usual Thames Velo were on the front for a lot of the race, but two riders slipped away and without other teams contributing to the chase, they stayed clear to the finish.
Jim managed to notch more points and keep the successful run of points in every race going, while Pete narrowly missed out with 11th place.
Although not present on the evening, Dylan Hubble won the overall series with Jim and Pete finishing in the top ten.
All in all, it was a very successful series for the club with wins for Dylan and Max O'Connor, with Dylan also gaining his 2nd Cat license, and a number of other podium places for Pete and Jim as well. Strong team work from the likes of Phil Mosley, Rob Mosley, Neil Lawrie, Aaron Beard, Steve Green, and debut races for the club from Mike Cutter and Luke McCarthy.
Thanks to WDMBC for putting the races on, and to For Goodness Shakes for their nutrional support.
As the road season starts to draw to an end, the racing doesn't stop as the focus shifts to Cyclocross!
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If we don't achieve any other results this season, I think Thames Velo can be proud of their road racing achievements so far this season!
Last week Steve Green and Paul Stonell raced in the MDCC Thursday 10 TT with Paul achieving a course PB on the H10/2 course.
Sunday we sent a depleted team to the Oxonian Road Race on the Great Milton circuit with just Pete Chapman and Luke McCarthy racing due to Jim Bainbridge withdrawing due to injury and Phil Mosley 'over-carbing'!
Pete managed to put in a strong breakaway on the last lap only to be chased back after the Claire Hill climb, but Luke put in a great effort to finish 17th.
Tuesday evening was Hillingdon and another WIN! Dylan Hubble has been on fire in the crits and took his third WIN in four races, convincingly out sprinting everyone to cross the line a couple of bike lengths ahead of the chasers. Pete Chapman took 10th with Phil and Rob Mosley contributing to the team effort. Also joining us was our second claim women rider, Gabriella Nordin racing for SunSport Velo. ... See MoreSee Less
Thames Velo added 4 new photos.
More Hillingdon success last night with two Thames Velo on the podium in Pete Chapman with second, and Dylan Hubble with third.
Once again a supporting team of Luke McCarthy, Mike Cutter, Rob Mosley and Phil Mosley raced and maintained the team spirit to race for each other.
A nasty crash marred the race with many riders receiving medical attention. Thankfully none of our boys were involved, but best wishes to those that we're. ... See MoreSee Less
Thames Velo added 4 new photos.
As if to prove that last week's win at Hillingdon wasn't a fluke, Dylan Hubble repeated the achievement and took the win again last night!
Compared to last week's hot and dry conditions, this week was raced in torrential rain with Dylan, Phil Mosley, Rob Mosley, Luke McCarthy and Pete Chapman representing Thames Velo.
As ever, Dylan took the win with the help and teamwork put in by the guys and the nutritional support from our sponsors, 'For Goodness Shakes', but it's safe to say that Dylan has a 'racing brain' and knows how to win! ... See MoreSee Less