Suffolk Cycle Race Series Week Two‏

Brinkley Wins at Trinity Park

There was excellent representation of West Suffolk riders at the Maglia Rosso sponsored SCRS week two at Trinity Park, Ipswich on Wednesday June 18th, but it was Andrew Brinkley that surpassed all expectations with a fine win in the E1234 main race. He looked comfortable in the huge leading group of 4th cats that started a minute ahead of the 3rds, with the E12’s starting a further minute back. As the race progressed the groups gradually came together, with smaller groups also scattered round the circuit. With a lap and a half to go, and with the E12s close to catching the back of the lead group, Brinkley made his strong attack off the front and quickly gained 100 metres or more. His exceptional pace enabled him to stay clear for the final lap, with the chasing pack sprinting home for second about 15 seconds down. Paul Vickers finished well up in this group with other WS riders contesting midfield positions including Jeremy Waterson, Richard Stiff, Matt Eaglen, Matt Denny and Steve Newman but Malcolm Bourg dnf’ed, reason unknown.


Dermot O’Riordan was our best placed rider in the GoRace and rode well to finish in the second group, eight riders having got away from the pack, whilst Richard Leeming gained further experience in just his second ever competitive ride. Fabian Horrocks managed to get into and stay in the leading group in the U16s but wasn’t able to contest the sprint for the top places ~ but he will! Fraser Elsworth is regaining his form and enjoyed participating in a mid-field group of U14s.

There are four more Wednesday evenings of the league, plus an all-day meeting on July 12th . . .  so who else is coming to join in the fun?

~ Barry Denny