Thursday 1 July 2010

Road Race Entry News

Today is Round 10 of the League. We'll be at Hog Hill for a summer evening of racing. Get the train from Liverpool Street and get off at Goodmayes. Women's race kicks off at 7.15pm and lasts an hour. Entry on the day.

Essex Giro - Round 11, Saturday July 31st/Sunday 1st August.
We have a stage race included in the league. Venues for the races will be at Hog Hill and Saffron Walden.

I spoke to Gino Howe, the organiser and the format is as follows:
Saturday morning - individual time trial - 2 laps of the full circuit of Hog Hill
Saturday afternoon - 1 hour circuit race using only the lower section of the Hog Hill circuit. The climb is only used for the finish.
Sunday morning - 100km road race starting from Saffron Walden
You are not racing 176km!

Nearest train station to Hog Hill - Goodmayes, nearest station to Saffron Walden - Audley End. Trains leave London Liverpool Street.

As it's the national series, entries need to be in three weeks before race day. Closing date is July 10th. Get your entries in.

Remember: This race carries double points for the league, so will definitely help your ranking and your club's overall ranking in the league.

London Dynamo Time Trial Series - Round 12, Sunday 8th August (final race).
End the league with a time trial in Richmond Park. These races have a very friendly atmosphere and are well organised. The course is a nice little tester, then you get a complimentary recovery drink and free tea/coffee after your efforts which you can enjoy in the pleasant surroundings of the park. Various levels of rider take part. The time trial on 8th August is open to road bikes only, so as to level the playing field. No aero bars, disc wheels or pointy hats allowed.
Details on how to enter this are here.

Remember: Closing date for the time trial is two weeks before race day. Closing date for this round is July 25th.

Also: Why not do a practice run of the time trial by doing the one they are organising on July 18th. Get your entry in by Sunday July 4th. Places limited - enter early to avoid disappointment!