Racing 12 – April 2016. OCC-Chevin Cycles Junior & Youth Team in Bowland RR

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Sunday 17th April saw the OCC-Chevin Cycles Junior & Youth race team cross over to Lancashire to ride the Bowland Road Race for 3rd and 4th category riders.

Robbie Pollard, Tom Cullen, Julian Roche and James Coates represented the club.  All rode well confirming their current form although James unshipped his chain on the first lap, valiantly chasing for a further two laps before calling it a day and Tom discovered after the race that it wasn’t his form that had dipped, seeing him uncharacteristically not making a break for it, but a buckled rear wheel.  Despite this mechanical he was able to help Robbie when his group caught Tom who had been dropped by another group, allowing Robbie to sit in and not expend too much energy in the chase.

On the last climb to the finish, Robbie was vying with two other riders for 12th place, just pipped on the line but still the first OCC rider home in 13th.  Tom finished in 15th place and Julian 33rd.

Tom Cullen’s Wobbly Wheel