Shines in the Wet
Rifle Butts Short
15th March 2009
veteran cyclists had an early taste of winter as
they tackled Horsham’s Rifle Butts circuit
on Sunday morning.
North Westerly wind and blustery showers ensured
it would be a tough race for all starters.
markers Mark Uebergang, Shauna Heard and John McIntyre
were given a generous 9 ½ minute
advantage, and set off at a good pace.
on 6 minutes were Peter Mayo, Les Power and Tom Eldridge,
but this group struggled to make ground on limit,
and were reeled in by the 2 minute bunch of Gerard
O'Brien, Daryl Elliott, Peter Blair, and Stuart King
along Rifle Butts Rd. This larger group then set off
after the limit group.
the scratch riders Drew Heard, Steve Monks, Harvey
Lang and Alan Barnett had made up some ground early
in the race, but were then held at bay in the run
home by the combined middle markers.
in turn failed to close the gap to the limit markers,
who finished 100 metres clear, with Uebergang taking
out the sprint from McIntyre and Shauna Heard. Harvey
Lang took out fastest time of the day with 1 hour 16
minutes 10 seconds.