Your Club Needs You!

Recently we have struggled for ride leaders and participants on our regular club rides.

If you fancy leading a ride, don’t be shy, create it as an event on Facebook and get a few of us to come along. It can be short, long, fast or slow, whatever, just put it out there.

We also need volunteers for the Open 25 TT on the 25 August, Marshals, time keepers and pusher off-er!

Without Club rides, events and other things the club will slowly fade, This is your club, lets use it.

Flying Start for Hussey

Rob Hussey’s season just keeps going from strength to strength taking a convincing win and a Personal Best along the way on the UC603 course at Lydbrook on Tues April 30th.

The fast flat course from Lydbrook to Walford and back was even quicker thanks to a new layer of tarmac courtesy of Gloucestershire County Council.

17 riders took part in the event with near perfect conditions, quick times were guaranteed. Rob Hussey took the win in a time of 22min 47s, nearly a min better that his previous best. Second home was Earl Smith (RDFCC) with an equally impressive time of 23.29.  Third place was taken by an in form Brett Ireland (RDFCC) 24.20

Special mention also has to go to Ant White, Martin Howitt, Matt Neal and Dale Read (All RDFCC) who all smashed their own Personal Bests – an amazing achievement.

RDFCC Kilo Sprint

A fine cool evening greeted riders for first time trial of the RDFCC spring / summer series.  It was a flat 1 kilometer course between Parkend and Whitecroft, with a few sheep offering the only obstacles on the short course for the 14 riders who turned up.

Quickest on the night was recent Army retiree Rob Hussey (RDFCC) in a time of 1min 8, closely followed by the ever consistent Dave Bucknall (RDFCC) 1 min 11.  Taking third spot was Steve Beal (Velo Viteesse)  1min 13, even more impressive since he was riding a standard road bike.

Special mention has to go to Hubert Towell (Severn Valley Tri) making a return to riding RDFCC events after nearly a 25 year break and coming a respectable 5th place. Sara Sleeman produced an outstanding time of 1 min. 33 for her first ever time trial.

RDFCC will be running time trials thought the summer every Tues nights, for more details visit http://www.rdfcc.org.uk/wp/club-time-trials-2019/