Our year in review
While 2012 may not go down as a stellar year for the
Bayeux, we enjoyed some notable high points along the
way, while also seeing the breadth of our activities
expand well beyond our traditional road racing core.
Although we’re a relatively small club there’s no
denying the fact that we more than pull our weight in
our local race series, the Surrey League. We finished
inside the top 20 of the teams’ classification and
organised two of the most demanding and popular road
races on the calendar.
Our star individual performer this year was Paul
Gosling, who sprinted to two age category wins in the
new Surrey League Veterans’ Series at Dunsfold Park.
Paul’s efforts at Dunsfold and in various other races
earned him a step up to 2nd Cat status and a top 50 (out
of more than 450 riders) placing in the Surrey League’s
final overall standings.
Also moving up a category was Martin Green, who finally
secured his 3rd Cat license, while our two former 2nd
Cats, Shane Pope and Nathan Russell, will be licking
their lips at the prospect of racing among the 3rd Cats
in 2013 after both made strategic withdrawals from the
higher category this year!
Meanwhile, a new team member for 2012, Simon Tovey,
represented the Bayeux in numerous SERRL Cat 3/4 events
and with that grounding will surely be looking to move
up to 3rd Cat at the earliest opportunity in 2013.
Elsewhere, the club got a lot more involved in the world
of time trialling in 2012, thanks to the efforts of
Chris Kitchenham, Shane Pope and Ryan Gosling, the
latter two teaming up to contest the Surrey League’s
two-up TT event. There’s even talk of a Bayeux-organised
TT in 2013 – watch this space!!
Away from the road, Richard Mitchelson and Shane Pope
both enjoyed podium placings at Bedgebury Forest
Cross-country MTB events during the summer, while
Richard has also spearheaded the Bayeux Cyclo-cross
squad, where he’s lately been joined by Mark Tearle.
Last but not least, the Gosling father and son duo made
their presence felt down at Preston Park cycle track,
with several appearances at Sussex Track League events
If that summarises the competitive action, no review of
the Bayeux year is complete without remembering the
team’s fantastic training camp in Majorca. Eight riders
made the trip, headed by the Markowski brothers, and
it’s fair to say a great time was had by all, not to
mention some serious training miles…
Next year promises to be an interesting and varied one.
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