Friday, 5 June 2009

Open event results

Grant and Sadiq have been riding open 10 TTs over the last week. Grant rode the Royal Albert race on the pancake-flat Cambusbarron course on Sunday and posted a personal best time of 26.31. On Wednesday Sadiq and Grant rode the Willie Rafferty Memorial 10TT organised by St. Christophers CC. Grant said "27.48 for me to finish second last. Sadiq did an impressive 24.24 to redeem himself after his disappointment in the Championship 10 last month on the same course. The fastest time was around 21.50 by a lad from Johnstone Wheelers, however the competition was split into categories with a prize for first and second in each. The overall winner was a 25.11 from a 70 year old rider.
St. Christopher's only have a quarter of our membership yet they put on a fantastic event with a very friendly atmosphere and to round it off, the grandchildren of Willie Rafferty were there to give out the prizes at then end, as well as his daughter, who was helping with the catering.
It was good to chat and catch up with Jimmy Harris (who was time keeping) and Sadiq at the HQ and I had a nice leisurely ride from Glasgow city centre, to and from the event, which made this one of the highlights of my cycling year so far.
This is the sort of thing our club should aspire to next year. "

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