East Midlands Divisional Championship

Yesterday I took part in the East Midlands Divisional Road Race Championship. With a high quality field the race was always going to be a tough one.

An early break of three riders went from the start and managed to stay away for the whole race. Throughout the race there were many attempts to establish a chasing group but nothing managed to stick till the last lap. After the second chasing group got brought back, I then went with two other riders for roughly 7 miles until we were caught by the main group. Pressure was being applied and people were getting tired. With 5 miles to go a group of 10 riders managed to escape the main bunch and stayed away till the finish. At the finish line there was a bunch sprint for the remaining places and myself and Phil just missed out. It was a really enjoyable race and I’m beginning to feel back to full strength.

East Mids Champs
Finish of the Divisional Championships,  Sam Lowe from Raleigh taking 14th place, Tom Neale 15th just out of the shot, George Atkins 16th, Karl Ballie 17th, Jordan Peacock 18th, Ross Lamb 19th, Steve Young 20th, Phil and Myself just behind.

View the course on Strava here

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