Weekly update 6th to 14 July

North North crits 
On Tuesday Rich Stokoe reached at the North Weald crots. Starting with the fast group the race went off at a brisk pace. Rich attempted to chase a breakaway if 8 riders but no one came with him so he nestled back Imin the bunch after 2 laps the breakaway was brought back. In a faster than usual, 26mph, race Rich did well to stay in the group and rolled in midfield making up a few places in the sprint. 

Gravesend CC 20km TT 
Dave Mackey raced on Sunday 7th in the 20km TT held on the Molash course. He had a good run and completed the distance in 31mins 55secs.

Maidstone Triathlon

On Sunday 7th Matt Nunn and Sally Smith raced the Maidstone Triathlon. The athletes had to swim 300m, ride a hilly 18km and run 4.5km. Matt was first back in 55nins. He won his age group (Male aged 25 to 39). Sally completed in 1hr 1min taking 2nd lady overall and a win in her age group (19 to 45). 

Ironman Austria 
Kay Maynard took to Austria to take on Ironman.  The event involved a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike leg and a marathon to finish. It’s a true test of grit determination and stamina. Kay did amazingly well completing the epic adventure in 15hrs 55mins 20secs and earning yet another ironman medal for her collection.

Ladies mile LVRC
Richard Stokoe and Jon Graciano donned their MVC jerseys to take on the San Fairy Ann CC LVRC road race in Groombridge on Sunday 14th. The event was over a hilly circuit which Rich later described as a “wearing down process.” Rich was sitting well in the bunch until the 5th lap when he lost a wheel on a corner and time trailed to the finish with another rider. Jon was riding well and even chased down a break before the effort took its toll and he finished in a chase group.

On Thursday Nathan Delaney raced at cyclopark in Gravesend. It proved a fruitful race with the velo finishing in 6th place. This adds a few more British Cycling points to his tally and he moves a step closer to his Cat 2 race licence

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1st January 2018
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