45 Road Club

45RC 2012 Club Race Calendar

The 2012 45 Road Club race calendar is now available.

A full archive of results for 2010 and 2011 are also online under the Racing Section. 

George "Speedy" Fox, the 2011 ECCA Junior BAR

Top Club Junior: George Fox
George Fox by Dave Morgan PhotographyGeorge "Speedy" Fox rides his bike at 27.007 MPH - that's the official average speed George achieved in this years junior Best All Rounder in the ECCA. George beat the 5 other contenders in this years competition which was won in 2010 by 45 Road Club's very own Tom Kruger.

The Championship is decided on the riders' average speed over three 10 mile ECCA eligible events.

  2011 ECCA Junior B.A.R - The Eddy Bolton Memorial Trophy                                                                       
 1: George Fox      45 Road Club   27.007mph       4: Andew Bean    Wisbeach Wheelers   24.596mph
 2: Declan Davis   CC Breckland   26.772mph       5: Emily Davis     CC Breckland               21.735mph
 3: Adam Cross    CC Breckland   25.532mph       6: Bradley Hirst   Essex Roads CC         19.791mph

Another weekend....another ride and race!

I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Over the weekend many club members have been busy riding all over the country. Firstly, myself, George Speedy Fox, Ed and Chris all racing at Hillingdon. With a chilly but bright day the perfect winter racing conditions were provided. George made a debut in his first ever road race quickly showing the field that he had the legs to put them under some pressure.

While this was going on, Chris and Ed were also busy at the head of the 3rd cat race dishing out some pain. Once they had finished it was once again time for me to receive yet another lesson on how to race a bike J Going as a group allowed us to watch other club members succeed as the club was represented in all categories throughout the day. I plan to be racing again on Saturday if anyone is interested…………….. Let me know J

Chris and Eddie Palfreeman  George Speedy Fox  Tom Kruger  Eddie and Chris Palfreeman with George Speedy Fox.

Secondly was a visit to Newport Velodrome where many club members could try their hand at track riding, while also getting to know local riders from different clubs. Many of the group were new to track finding so the focus was on getting us all to a similar level ready for some more challenging race type situations/ drills. Once all riders reached full speed, our coach sent for the durny as he said, “I want you to get the miles in while you’re here”.

After the first 15 minutes of motor pacing drills was over, some red faces started to appear. By the end of the 3 hour session all riders were satisfied with their experience and look forward to returning. We will next be returning in Feb with the Kettering Club as Gavin kindly offered us some spaces.

Tom Kruger

News from Hillingdon races...

From the Northants Evening Telegraph, Thursday, January 19th 2012
From the Northants Evening Telegraph, Thursday, January 19th 2012LIAM STONES opened his 2012 road race campaign with a close-up third place at the eighth round of the Imperial Winter Series in West London.
Riding in his new colours of Team Corley Cycles, the 23-year-old Ecton rider was in an eight-strong break which formed in the early stages of the hour-long elite race on the Hillingdon circuit and stayed away to the finish where Jamie Pine (London Dynamo) took the sprint ahead of Tom Smith (Felt Colbornes RT) and Stones.
Liam Stones at Hillingdon Imperial Winter Series R7: 14/01/12“We all worked together nicely to stay away – I just wasn’t in the best position for the sprint although it was very close as we crossed the line,” said Stones, who began racing less than a year ago.  “I really went down just to judge how I am going, if the training is paying off and to compare it to this time last year.  “Overall, I was very pleased with third place as it showed my improvement from the bottom ranks to the top in just the year.
“I hope that I can continue to get stronger and have the same improvement by the start of next season.  “But in between that, I’m sure there will be lots of highs and lows and a huge amount of suffering to look forward to!”
Tom Kruger finished in the main body of the field in 18th place, while 45 Road Club team-mate George Fox took a fine third place in the race for fourth categories – won by Matthew Bone (I-Team) – which ended in a bunch sprint after Fox and Kettering’s Joel Lewis had made the early running.
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