The 1st round of the winter series took place in bright sunny autumnal conditions with a stiff breeze. A two minute silence was observed prior to the race starting. First off were the 3/4 Cat riders followed 1 min behind by the six E/1/2 riders. Straight from the start Robert Hogg and Angus McAllistair established a break from the main bunch. Several riders attempted to bridge across to Robert and Angus but were unable to make the junction. By the 3rd lap, the 6 E/1/2 riders had caught the 3/4 riders. There were many attacks in 3/4 cat race and the field continued to fragment with smaller groups forming.
The 3/4 race cat race was won by Junior Robert Hogg of 1st Chard Wheelers, from Angus McAllistair of Somerset Road Club and James Curson of Yeovil CC of 3rd.
After a further lap the 6 riders of the E/1/2 race were down to 4, leaving 2 in the bunch of the 3/4 Cats.
The E/1/2 race was won by Nick Noble of Bristol RC, 2nd Tom Torrini-Rochford of Bristol RC with John Russell of Strada Cycles in 3rd.
Thanks go to the Organiser Steuart Saunders of SRC, the Commisaires Ray Pollard and Ian Mathews as well as all the helpers from the other TVCRA clubs for signing-on, time keepers, checking in cars etc.
See you all at the next event on the 8th Dec.