Sarum Velo Cx Team Racing Southern Cx Champs This Sunday

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December 2, 2017

Sarum Velo cyclocross team are racing this sunday in the southern cycle cross championships Lindy

 

will be up racing in the Womens Senior Event  and pete

will be racing in the 50+ event

Alex and David Will be racing in the mens senior event

 

 

and Pit boss david watkins will be there supporting the team

 

If you can get to Popham for the Event it would be much appreciated to support the riders racing for local Honours i know the team will do there best and enjoy the racing

http://www.wessexcyclocross.co.uk/event/south-of-england-championship/

click on the link for more info and location

 

Best of Luck Team you can do it

result for the Wessex league round 10

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November 26, 2017

Great news again for Sarum Velo as Lindy came in 3rd overall In the race and obtained 1st senior win well done Lindy great result

Pete Williams came in 44th in the over 50vets race

Alex had another great race and came in 13th and David came in 23rd well done team great results

Team app 

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November 22, 2017

Hello,


Sarum Velo now has their own Smartphone App. It’s 100% FREE.

It’ll keep you up-to-date with news, events, schedules and much more.

To get the full features of this App you need to download Team App onto your smartphone (www.teamapp.com/app). 

Launch Team App, then:
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Round 9 Droxford

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November 19, 2017

great to have a report from David who raced today

Here we go guys (Alex , Paul , Lindy ). Get yourselves a beer and have a read…

November 19th 2017 – Wessex League Round 9 – Swanmore Motocross Track, Near Droxford

Today was our second visit to Droxford this season. The conditions were much better than last time and sun replaced the rain we had back in October – it was still pretty cold though! The course was MUCH drier than last time and a few changes took some of the edge off but it’s still up there as one of the harder courses; requiring a mix of skill and power to take on the hills (oh, the hills!) and the sketchy descents. Special shout out to the ‘Heckler’s Corner’ at the top of one of the descents whose encouragment (and low level abuse!) around a tricky off camber switchback is what cross is all about!

Sarum Velo brought 4 riders – Pete Williams, Lindy Larkin, Alex Watkins and myself (David Brazier).

First up was the combined vet50+ and womens race that Pete and Lindy were taking part in. My view of this race is always a bit odd as I’m in the pits taking care of Lind so I don’t have the best vantage point. Pete completed 5 laps of the course in just over 42 minutes. Looking at the lap times Pete had a solid start and although his 4th lap was about 30 seconds slower than the rest he finished with a decent lap and a final placing of 38th . Although I didn’t get much of a chance to chat at the end he looked like he enjoyed it! Good job, Pete.

Lind was gridded on the first row and had a great start – mixing it up the front with the girls from the Hargroves team. Lind was making decent progress until a recurring chest-pain surfaced which saw her drop a few places before calling it quits after 3 laps. Her lap times suggest a top-10-ish finish was on the cards but at this point in the season, with a few races left, there was no point in pushing things beyond what was sensible. She’ll be back in no time and after a bit of downtime and a cup of tea courtesy of Papa Watkins she was back in the pits cheering me and Al on – GO TEAM!

Alex and myself took part in the final race of the day and the course had held up well to the day’s activities, with the sun and wind combining to dry out the surface which made the previously slightly greasy corners pretty grippy – all this pointed towards a potentially quick race. Al was gridded on the 2nd row and myself on the third. At the starters whistle Al got off to a decent start and I pretty mych stayed still – my run of poor starts continued and it made for a tricky first lap trying to get back up through the field.

I was within sight of Al for a fair while though he was able to pull away from me with some decent lap times alongside the other riders he battles with week-in week-out. Al is nothing if not consistent – and today was no exception with all his lap times being within about 15 seconds of each other. Al finished in a solid 20th place completing 9 laps in about 56 minutes (a shorter race today as the sun was setting quickly!). Nice riding, mate.

I was stuck in a battle with numerous riders around me and managed to pull away from a couple of key competitors and pull out a bit of a lead over them. A skid-turned-fall-turned-roll let the rider in front of me get away but I had enough distance over the riders behind me to keep my position. The tumble did bend my mech hanger and my new easiest gear of 40 x 23 was not ideal for the hilly course but I held on to finish in 25th. Happy with that and happy to beat a few people who normally beat me so a good day out.

Thanks go to the normal people, including the organisers who did a fantastic job, Papa Watkins for the support as ever and my team mates for another great day out.

Best of luck for tmrw 

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November 18, 2017

Best of luck for the sarum velo cx team racing  tmrw at Fareham in the Wessex league http://www.wessexcyclocross.co.uk/event/fareham-wheelers-2/

U10, U12 first, others from 10:30

Race Timetable:

10:00 U10

10:30 U12

11:15 Youth

11:17 Novice 16+

12:15 Junior Men
12:15 Vet Men 40-49

13:30 Vet Men 50+

13:31 Women (Junior, Senior, Vet)

14:45 Senior Men

Mud glorious mud cx has arrived

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November 13, 2017

Mud glorious mud cx has arrived 

Well Southampton didn’t let the cx racers down yet again it proved it was the mudfest of old. 

Pete and Lindys race was the first one I manged to get to just in time  for the start pete 50+,race started and the bunch all spread out pretty quick in the mud that had got worse through the day 

Then Lindys race got off to a cracking start with lindy whizzing off the front alas it didn’t last long and the mud and terrain took its toll on lindy slowly slippy backwards in the field (I blame it o the previous night pre race partying) :=) 

The race was very tough for pete and Lindy and the competition was tough for both lindy and Peter mind you they seemed to be enjoying the races and the cheering from myself and John Ellis and Alex Watkins family.

Peter for managed to get 52nd place Gary Barlow reading cc won the race 

Lindy battled on and managed to get 8th overall and 5th senior over all race was won by Claire Smith  from cotswold veldrijden

The next race saw Alex and David racing in the senior race and what a great race that was Alex seemed to get his mojo back and got a superb start. 


David also got of to a reasonable start as well but also the mud and circuit also hampered progress 

 Alex had managed to catch on to a group of faster riders and was taking advantage of it and managed to pull away and gain places Alex raced in the top 20pretty much most of the race  and finished the race and a superb sprint for the line 
Alex is on the left but was pipped on the line by thom Hayward to get 17th place which was brilliant considering some. Of the other riders behind Dave also did well and managed to get 26th place which was considering the course and how tough it was later in the day a great effort the over all race was won  by Adrian Lansley from Pedal on

Below is Alex at the end of the race fully exasperated after so much effort great result Alex 

And we also have to say thanks to all the supporters who came out and Pit Dad Boss David watkins with out people like you Dave riders wouldn’t get spare bikes also lindy and David supporting each other when  racing

Thanks for all your support the helpers the Marshall the organisers and fans with out you we would have no racing. 

We are a small club but have fighting spirit

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November 4, 2017

We are only. Small club but we have got winners and people who try hard this is what I love about us we give it a go

so well done to all of you racing and getting the club out there we also have a great friendship between racers and support which is second to none and also support other clubs who race with us .

keep up the great work everyone you do us proud.

If you want to join https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/club/profile/6765/sarum-velo

Winner winner and a broken brake lever 

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October 29, 2017

What a day for sarum velo a mixture of emotions. First up was the vets50+race then about 5mins later the ladies race started Peter Williams made a great start and was up with the  main bunch for the first awkward part of the course. 

Then the Ladies event started and Lindy Larkin got off to an amazing start leading the bunch on to the technical part of the circuit. 

Peter battled his way round the circuit and managed to stay up with the main pack. 

Lindy was still doing really well keeping in front and still having the odd tussle with the 50+male riders who started in front. 

Lindy managed to battle on but got caught by one of the Veteran ladies riders who eventually won  the race with lindy Coming in second but 

getting 1st senior rider so it was an amazing first place podium for lindy

Peter Williams did a great ride and came in at 54th so well done Peter keep. Up the great work 

Next up we’re the senior men’s race with Alex watkins and David Brazier both riders were really up for the race as lindy had just won and wanted to be up there 

Alex and Dave both got of to a great start 

Dave then managed to get in front of Alex and pretty much stayed there most of the race 

Dave lead the way up and down the course riding extremely strongly 

The course was demanding and technical in places 

Then disaster struck David on the second to last lap while in front he came a cropper taking down another rider in the process he broke his gear shifter and was stuck in a high gear. Lindy and Dave (Alex dad) were in the pits with David spare bike and managed to get him back out quickly 

The damaged lever sram brake gear lever if anyone has a spare let Dave know. 

David and Alex battled on to the final lap Alex managed to finish in  great 14th place and David managed to get up to 19th place I’m sure if David had not crashed he would have been up there with Alex 

Well done team what a great day’s racing you all. Did the club proud thanks for your support 

3rd in category for David and Alex at dalton 

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October 22, 2017

Well done to David and Alex racing at Dalton barracks cx and MTB even Alex and David rode as a relay team and were able to push it with a final huge effort by
 David to get on the podium to obtain third place in there category