On Wednesday May 20 Supervets conducted a handicap event in memory of former veteran and club stalwart Ray Aldridge. A trophy in his memory was presented by the latest 80 year old Gordon Rylance. The race was run over three laps of the Paraparap circuit under testing windy conditions. Some 23 riders competed and were buffeted on all sides of the course by strong winds. First away were Brian Long and Ken Mansfield followed by John Randall and John Watson from fifteen minutes. The backmarkers were in for a testing day but ultimately overcame the conditions and prevailed despite the strong winds. During the race the middle-markers led by Richard Buckwell combined with the added strength of Barry Primmer and the remainder of the nine minute bunch. The bunch produced some mid-race strong rides from Buckwell, Primmer and David Robinson. However, these efforts were not sufficient to ward off David Pike and Rob Nicholls as they swept through the entire field. Congratulations to all who finished despite the weather.
Results: 1. D Pike, 2. R Nicholls, 3. B Primmer, 4. R Buckwell, 5. R West, 6. D Robinson, 7. I Sumner, 8. J Bell.
Fastest time: D Pike – 1.05.17.
Next weeks race will be a handicap event over three laps. Entries by 9.30 please.