22 May 2012, CC Weymouth Club 10 (2-Up) P451
Steve Pink writes.......
What a difference a week makes! From hail storms and winter temperatures to baking sunshine, there was clearly a rather more cheerful atmosphere at the sign on for last nights 2-Up 10. 6 pairings and a couple of individuals rode the event and it is a shame that more do not? It is a great way to get to know someone and adds a different element to your racing. If you want to add that extra little bit of fun to your season then make sure you put our next 2-UP in your diary, it is on 07 August 2012 and all are welcome!
However if anyone thinks they are going to get a win then they are going to have get past the formidable pairing of Gary Dighton and Terry Icke. The Poole Wheelers duo, who regularly ride these 2-Ups, and have both been in great form this year already set a cracking pace and comfortably took the win in what I believe to be a course best for them. CC Weymouth’s own ‘quick men’ Bryce Riglar and Charlie Lawson showed how not to do it putting in 2 minute stints on the front, but despite their apparent lack of technique they still had the legs to come home second and take maximum club points. Third spot went to the rather more disciplined CCW pairing of David Butt and Myself. David proving an excellent partner of similar pace and I thoroughly enjoyed my evenings racing. From a personal view point all I need to do now is work out how to go that fast without having someone to draft for 50% of the course?
Finally it was also great to see Matt Merritt back racing after his crash a few weeks ago. Matt has been getting the miles in and should be back up to speed before long!
1. Gary Dighton Poole Wheelers 0:20:32
Terry Icke Poole Wheelers
2. Bryce Riglar CC Weymouth 0:22:42
Charlie Lawson CC Weymouth
3. Steven Pink CC Weymouth 0:23:14
David Butt CC Weymouth
4. Greg Parker CC Weymouth 0:24:16
Andy Leach Mud Sweat ‘n’ Gears
5. Stuart Carrington CC Weymouth 0:25:35
Andrew Jackson CC Weymouth
6. Gordon Scott Chippenham & District Whls 0:29:17
Matthew Pye CC Weymouth
1. Matthew Merritt CC Weymouth 0:29:05
2. Brian Gale Wessex RC 0:32:30