Chard Wheelers Spring Circuits or Bryn Bach Circuit

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speckybecky
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Chard Wheelers Spring Circuits or Bryn Bach Circuit

Postby speckybecky » Tue Mar 03, 2009 13:01 pm

Has anybody done either of these races?

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/si ... sultspp=20

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web/si ... sultspp=20

I'm thinking of venturing into the world of road racing and don't want a scary scary first experience if I can help it! If anybody has entered these events and can pass on any tips or advice that would be great. Does anybody know what the normal size of the field would be?

If anybody has done the Bryn Bach circuit do they remember seeing any women racing, it would be nice to ride against some women rather than men!

Thanks!

rjsmith
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Postby rjsmith » Mon Mar 09, 2009 20:56 pm

The chard race is on Ilton (Merryfield airfield) which I've ridden loads of times. Big wide airfield with plenty of room. Usually a few women riding.
No tight corners, slight drag on one section but very very minor. Good place to start racing and learning the art of holding wheels.

speckybecky
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Postby speckybecky » Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:33 am

Thanks for the reply!

I think I am going to give the Ilton Circuit a go this weekend, just hope enough women enter to warrant a women's only race. I quite like hills so a hillier course would probably suit me better, but I'm not sure I'd be keeping up on the down hill bits, so a nice wide flat course is probably a better option for my first race :) Just hope I don't fall off and break anything (either bones or bike!).

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Postby cleeve hill reject » Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:22 pm

Yes, as was said above, the race at ilton would be a good way to start road racing, it does have a reputation for crashes though, possibly because lots of beginners see it as an easy race to start on?

rjsmith
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Postby rjsmith » Wed Mar 11, 2009 22:48 pm

Well good luck Becky. Look out for my team mates in the Team Tor jerseys - Georgie Wainwright in our team is a great female rider (long ginger hair) and very friendly so talk to her and follow her wheel as a good one.

speckybecky
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Postby speckybecky » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:34 am

Thanks for all the advice! I'll let you know how it goes :shock: :)

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Postby reaper2 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 13:33 pm

Look forward to seeing you at ilton on sat. I'm from tor2000 aswell. George will look after you well but she does tend to talk a lot. :P


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