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See "Read more" for a round-up of recent racing exploits by club members.

George Wood put in some astonishingly good rides in the Green Arrow grass meeting at Hertford. Riding a big, flat and hard track which gave some of the fastest speeds seen on grass, he obliterated a quality field to win the 8k scratch race by half a lap and also came second in the devil & points races. Sue Wood won the women's omnium and Gary came either first or second in the unknown distance race which was so unknown that riders didn't know they had finished until the results were announced, even though the bell with a lap to go was clearly rung! Jake Darragh rode in the youth events to win the Under-14 omnium.

Mike Tyas interrupted his walking holiday in the Lake District to ride the grass races which were part of the huge Ambleside sports meeting with several thousand people in attendance. On a heavy track which included a significant incline & lots of sheep pooh(!) he took off in the 1600m race & no-one could get near him. His four minute effort netted him a silver engraved plate & £40 in cash.

The Colchester Rovers "47" tt saw George Wood take a very high placing from the 49 finishers, to the effect that he is now leading the SPOCO SE senior competition. Scott Cousins has a near perfect score in all his qualifying races but still needed to complete another race at this distance to clinch the overall win. Unfortunately he deciced to take himself off for a little run (ie legs, not bike) of an hour the day before, forgetting that he is finely tuned to cycling and has hardly done any running for months. Result was that he was barely able to get out of bed on the day of the time trial, let alone challenge for the win. He is giving racing a short break for the next few weeks as his wedding day approaches.

In the Diss Road Race, Neil Chapman gave it everything to bridge across to the leading break in the closing miles, but had nothing left in the tank to go for the win, coming home in 13th place.