Hi all, thanks for the welcome.
Not that exciting.
Records are only club ones. We used to have a 7mile, 8 mile, 10 mile, 15 mile and 25 mile time trials over the years as well as a few hill climb courses.
I have the 7, 8, old 10, 25 and Llanberis pass, Snowdonia (3mile HC) records. There is a new 10 for this year and I'm not up to competing at the moment (read FAT!!!)
Cant remember the 7 & 8 times at all, sorry.
10 mile was 22m 18s as it went through my village, called Bethel.
25 was a short 55minute one.
Hill climb- 10m 12s I believe, this I'm prod of, I really was firing on all cylinders that day!!!
Rode a few national road races and stage races for the Welsh Team, don't ask their names, too far back.
One I do remeber was as a junior (up to 18yrs) over in Ireland, called imaginatively(sp?), The Junior Tour of Ireland. It was like a mini Tour De France but only lasted 7 days, we raced about 80 to 90 miles a day. This really was an international race too, teams from France and maybe a couple of other European countries and also from Russia or Estonia. I think the field was in the order of 160 riders, closed roads and motorcycle marshalls everywhere and really enthusiastic crowds, it was awe inspiring.
I remember one day sitting up in the pack and, seeing a sea of riders ahead of me thought I was at the back-meanig, hell what am I doing here! Anyway, I had a glance around and there were as many riders behind me as well. Great stuff and what an experience.
I crashed twice in the first two days, so any chance of a good finish was allready gone
First crash broke my fully carbon Vitus 9, that I was quite p-offed about, had to ride someone else's bike for the remainder of the race. Actually, all bar one of the team came down on the first day. It was 8 per team, one had allready gone down earlier, then six of us (me inc.) came down, in a row, whilst chasing a breakaway group. There were two Irsh guys and then the rest of us when it happened, I was told the second Irish rider touched his friends rear wheel and we all came tumbing down like dominoes!!!
In the end I think i was 40 something in the final standings.
Anyway, I'm feeling old reminscing and boring all of you by now.
All the best.
PS Went for a 40 mile ride earlier on, it was lovely.