Friday 20 May 2011

South East Road Race Champs Preview

A number of riders have already pre-entered for Round 4, the SE Road Race Champs, and the start list reveals a well-matched field. On the untested-as-yet Kirdford course (has there ever been a women's race held there before?) it promises to be a good race . With league leader Anna Grundy and her Look Mum No Hands! RT teammate Charlotte Easton (multiple podium finishes at this race in the past) away at the National 10 Mile time trial, we may have a new league leader at the end. Can Lydia Boylan retain the leadership for Look Mum No Hands? Or will Emily Bagnall from the Kingston Wheelers snatch it away? Or will a last minute entry-on-the-line wildcard rider be victorious?

Four laps of ~10 miles each, with the finish line at the top of the hill, means the winner will be difficult to predict. In any case, the weather looks fine and that should mean a feisty affair with lots of attacks and challenges.

Start List:

1. Claire Leonard Brighton Mitre CC 2nd
2. Delia Beddis Dulwich Paragon 3rd
3. Charlotte Roberge Dulwich Paragon 4th
4. Francesca Lee Edwardes Cycling 4th
5. Karla Boddy High Wycombe CC 3rd
6. Dyanne Holland Inverse/Cyclaim RT 3rd
7. Joanne Le Cocq Inverse/Cyclaim RT 3rd
8. Emily Bagnall Kingston Wheelers CC 2nd
9. Lisa Gunn Kingston Wheelers 4th
10. Kate Scotter VC Norwich 3rd
11. Lydia Boylan Look Mum No Hands RT! 2nd
12. Pan Pan Fan Look Mum No Hands RT! 3rd
13. Helen McKay Look Mum No Hands RT! 2nd
14. Lucy Francis London Dynamo/Prologue 4th
15. Astrid Wingler London Phoenix CC 2nd
16. Nicky Engelbach Pearson CC 4th
17. Vikki Filsell Pearson CC 3rd
18. Rachel Przybylski Rapha Condor 2nd
19. Emma Craddock South Downs Bikes 2nd
20. Louise Mahe Sutton CC 3rd
21. Catherine Hills Windymilla 3rd
22. Kate Hewett Team Mule Bar Girls 4th

HQ is North Hall, Loxwood, RH14 OSF and will be open from 11am for sign-on. Race starts at 12:30pm. Entries on the line welcome!