The last Bluebell 10 of the season drew in a decent number of riders as we returned to the more traditional course based on the village of Helpston.
It was cloudy overhead to start with and there was a strong South Westerly which made it really hard from Bainton to the top of Ufford hill.
Considering the conditions the times were really impressive with a number of riders improving their times of recent weeks.
At the race's conclusion it was down off the heath and into Helpston for a buffet, prize giving and the chance to try on a new range of winter kit from Ellmore.
As the weekly 10 series ends, it is important to thank all of the people who have put signs out, donned hi viz to stand in the cold and make the event as safe as possible for those who ride it.
Your efforts are much appreciated by all those who pin on a number.
(With massive thanks to Ellmore cycle clothing).
Tonight sees the final Bluebell 10 of the season, followed by the annual buffet over the heath at John Clare Centre in Helpston.
A late addition to the programme this evening is a bundle of performance winter cycle clothing samples from our kit supplier Ellmore.
Steve Clarke will be there to help you try on for sizing and talk through some of the differences in kit available.
It will depend on the number of riders competing and timings whether we get time to do this at the finish of the 10 or have to go into the village, but please do come along and try some kit on.
There are still plenty of opportunities in the Bluebell 10 series for riders to move up. This despite it being the last week of competition.
Click here for the standings and see you on Wednesday.
If you want some club kit bring your money to the supper next Wednesday. This will be your last chance for a while unless we can get the kit down to the Friday youth night session at the Embankment athletics track. Might be time to start thinking about Xmas stocking fillers too????
Arm warmers Imp Sport £12.50
Bibshorts Ellmore £58.80
Clarion pin badge £2.00
Jersey - All varieties - Imp Sport £30.00
Skinsuit - Long sleeve Ellmore £78.00
Skinsuit - Short sleeve Imp Sport £60.00
Track mitts £10.00
Wednesday was a rare treat for riders in the club time trial.
Roadworks at the top of Ufford Hill took the steep little climb out and reduced the event to a reasonably flat out and back to Bretton.
The new course continues to be evaluated with committee members observing traffic and riders during the trial period.
Wednesday 15th August at the John Clare Cottage, Woodgate, Helpston PE6 7ED.
Buffet £6.50 per head. Plus distribution of overall Bluebell Series prize money (Cash!)
Tickets will be available each week at the remaining events.
Please pay in advance, so we can all enjoy the evening
With it being week one on the new course that was always going to happen!!
Well done to the riders and many thanks as always to the officials and marshalls.