Herne Hill Women’s League Round 1 and Essex Roads Spring Race

Safe to say we had an absolute blast this past weekend. Racing at both the Herne Hill Velodrome women’s league and the Essex Roads Spring Road Race.

On the track we had wins for Eeva in the A league. Yewie took her first win of the season in the B scratch, and with it a liking of the podium. Now leading the B league by finishing no lower than 3rd in all the other races!
In the C league, we were the most represented club with Velociposse members making up a third of the field. Many of which only rode the track for the first time during out club tasters at the start of the year. Top 6 placings for Jess G, Catherine, Heather and new member Robin. It’s great to see so many new riders come through our club sessions and jumping straight into racing.

Photo by @arpadernyesphotography

On Sunday, Eeva raced an 82km road race on perfect roads in perfect weather. Always in the lead group, the pace was kept high on the twisty lanes with a drag up until the finish. An unfortunate puncture at the bell lap almost got in the way of a good result with 9km to go. 3km of chasing later, Eeva had reconnected with the main group eventually finishing a hard fought 4th.

Next weekend is the CC London road race, part of the London Women’s Racing league. A full field on a fairly tough circuit. Should be some exciting racing!

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