Race Preview – 25 Anyone?

So this weekend 9 our the BtB riders will be heading over to the Derbyshire border to compete in the BDCA 25 Mile Open Time Trial on the fast (weather permitting!) A25/11 course on the A50 between Etwall and Uttoxeter.

As the BDCA is on a fairly fast course it has 6 BtB ladies and 3 BtB men racing in the event which also doubles up as a BBAR qualifier for the ladies so a great opportunity for them to get an early season qualifying time for the BBAR Individual and Team awards.

The action starts with ladies and the first rider off at 1401hrs and hoping to catch her up we will have Lynney Biddulph setting off #8 (1408hrs), Libby Mclaren #11 (1411hrs), Katja Rietdorf #12 (1412hrs), Sue Semple #16 (1416hrs), Jasmijn Muller #18 (1418hrs) and Chris Melia #37 (1437hrs).  The chaps head off with Bob Awcock #29 (1429hrs) leading with way, Stevie Biddulph #45 (1445hrs) and Ian Manders #56 (1456hrs) all hoping to be well under the hour and for this time of year will be fanastic rides.

There will be lots of awards on offer at the BDCA with one being the Westminster Trophy which is awarded for the quickest team of 5 riders!  Will we be in with a shout and if so which 5?

Meanwhile Clare Campbell-Smith is heading over to the Lee Valley promoted 25 Mile Time Trial on the equally  fast E2/25 course in Essex to hopefully notch up a fast time and secure an early season BBAR qualifier in the bag. Clare starts her race at 1457hrs (#57).

Good luck goes out to all the riders for this weekend and may the wind be with you!

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