Corries Time trail ace, Miles Earl teamed up with roadman Phil Bray to win the Royal Navy mile 2up time trial held on the May 18th at Buckfastleigh. Earl, who took all of the club senior men’ time trial awards last year, has posted some fine rides already this year and is hitting form just at the right time. Phil Bray, more at home on tight criterium circuits last year has increasingly turned his hand to time trails this year and would prove the perfect partner for Miles. The demon duo stopped the clock with a 20.13 effort which was 9 seconds clear of second place. The Time trial win comes a few days after club chairman was victorious in his first race of the season. Riding in the masters race at the Torbay velopark, Sluman won a sprint finish ahead of breakaway rivals Ian Cullen (Mid Devon CC) and Adrian Reynolds ( Somerset RC)
Great to see so many CORRIES lining up for the City Cycle Couriers 13 mile time trial from Antony to Truelefoot. Highlights were Nicola Noble taking 1st place in the Ladies event, in the mens event, Miles Earl came in 2nd and Phil Bray in 3rd. Other notable riders from our club were Lee Cole, Cindy Kellaway-Cole, Phil Ferguson, Scott Horne, Andrew Gray and Mark Peard. Well done all!
We now have the design for our club cycling cap completed and approved by our committee. Some members have already requested we provide this item so we hope you like the design, we do! It will look great for your cafe stop or to wear under your helmet (by the way, we do not endorse cycling wearing just a cap without a helmet!).
The item is made from washable SpeedPro polyester and has a high quality print. We’ve been very impressed with the samples and existing Primal caps that we’ve seen so far.
So we’re able to offer this to paid-up PCCC members to buy now via our online store at £13 per cap. Click here to go direct to our online store.
NOTE: we must receive paid orders for 25 caps before we’re able to place the order with Primal as this item has a high overall minimum order quantity. So we will not be able to confirm the delivery date until we reach the target of 25 paid orders.
Also note that for this and future orders we’re using our online store only and not the Primal Custom store. FYI. You may also pay via bank transfer or via cheque or cash at a club meeting.
If you hadn’t realised already, following our recent group ride with Cycling Weekly journalist Chris Sidwells, we’re now the featured ‘meet the club’ for the 7th May issue. As you can see we made the front cover and 4 pages inside. It’s a really good write up. It’s great for publicity for the club and will hopefully attract new members. On the day we had an excellent turn out all in their Corries kit, approx 40 in Rockets and Rascals with over 30 going on the ride. Here’s a sample and for the full article please buy the magazine, available now in newsagents for £2.99 or you can buy a digital version on your iPad or Android device for only £1.99
Some of our club members raced in the BC National Mountain Bike series round 2 held at Newnham Park in Plymouth on Sunday. Angie Pike had an excellent result winning the Ladies sport category (see main photo of her on on the podium!). Her partner Mark Byrne, raced in the Men’s expert category finishing 42nd and Dean Vessey raced in the Men’s Veteran category finishing 26th. Well done all!
Plymouth Corinthian CC promoted its showcase event for 2015 at Modbury in the South Hams. Eighty of the regions top riders lined up at the start of the 52 mile Road Race based on 4 laps of a testing 13 mile circuit. Promoting club, Plymouth Corinthians fielded a strong outfit of nine riders hoping to win the coveted ‘Spry’ memorial trophy in memory of former club stalwarts Frank And Pearl Spry. Plymouth’s Dextor Hurlock (Easton Ritte) also lined up to defend the title he’d won twelve months earlier. The race began with Corinthians Simon Bevans attacking aggressively from the gun. Bevans though, was brought back into the fold by the eager peleton. Lee Frost (Tri UK) then launched his bid for freedom and significantly he was joined by Mark Lees (Tanks Direct) following a powerful surge on the climb to Modbury. Working well together Frost and Lees opening up a 1minute30second lead by half distance. With the peleton lacking any intent and cohesion, Corinthians’ Adrian Sluman and Sam Woods tried to inject some urgency on the 3rd lap 13 mile lap. Sluman and Woods joined forces with team mate Miles Earl to forge clear of the bunch in pursuit of the two leaders although with the headwind down the valley towards Ermington taking its toll the bunch brought the Plymouth trio to heel. Lees and Frost meanwhile had opened their lead to over two minutes and continued to work well in tandem, taking turns in the wind. A major crash in the bunch saw several riders go down which only served to help the two leaders. On the final rise to Modbury Lees proved the strongest to outsprint his breakaway rival to claim a richly deserved win. A flurry of late efforts saw the peleton split under the pressure with Andrew Syme (Primera Sports) rounding out the podium. Winners from the previous 2 events locally, James Williams (Team Tor 2000) and Jake Alderman (Bikechain Ricci) had to settle for 4th and 5th this time out while top local rider on the day was Josh Rochester-Greet who claimed 7th place. Photos courtesy of Rob Ditcher and Sam Woods
We now how an opportunity to order more club kit if you need it.
We have mens short sleeve red/white/blue jerseys available at £45 and club Evo Corsa bib shorts available at £82.
The designs have been amended slightly such that the jersey now has red/blue bands on to meet BC regulations and also the logo on the rear of the bib shorts now says CORRIES, promoting our club nickname and will also be more visible than the previous Corinthian logo.
These can be ordered direct on the Primal Website using credit card or if you want to use PayPal, you can order from our club website (though this will cost an extra £1 for the jersey + £1.50 for bib shorts to cover our PayPal costs). The store closes on 27th April for delivery (via the club meeting) in June.
To order direct on the Primal Website:
Click here to create an account at Primal Custom Pro. If you already have an account with Primal Custom Pro, no need to create another. Click here to login to Primal Custom Pro. Note: for the Primal website you need to use Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers for it to work properly.
To order on our club website store:
Click here to use PayPal via our club website store.
Report by Simon Bevans…Robert Cartlidge, Phil Bray and myself raced in the Cat 3/4 event at the Torbay Velo Park. As you can imagine the track was very wet, but the rain held off for about the first thirty minutes so not too grim. The race started with near on a full field of sixty riders. I dropped off the back after three laps, pulling out of the race after a further two or three laps. Rob held his own really well in the middle of the bunch for approx 10-12 laps (I think) until an easy mistake to make on his part caused him to drop off the back of the bunch. A crash occurred on a corner and the marshal waved a red flag. Rob mistakenly thought this signalled stop, but the rest of the bunch carried on. Unlucky Rob. We are always learning each time we race. You looked strong today. As for Phil, he continued his form from the later part of last year holding his own in the front five riders throughout the race and finished with a sprint for 3rd out of the main bunch on the last 200m. Well done guys.