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Hainault Pair at the Counties 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 22 May 2016 20:51

On Saturday 21st May on the E2 course, Rob D and John W tackled the latest ECCA 10 mile Time Trial in the afternoon. It was a tough outbound ride with a gusty SW headwind, but after the turn at Four Went Ways it gave them a push home. As first solo rider off, John escaped the rain showers that made it even more interesting for those further down the startsheet (like Rob!)

Provisional times were

John W 27:12

Rob D   23:20

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Well done guys!

Photos by Davey Jones


Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 07:23
A Busy Weekend PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press   
Monday, 02 May 2016 18:13

Our racers have been on the start line this weekend.

On Saturday in good conditions, Tony Sexton recorded a fine 27.43 on the F7 course at Brickenden, Herts.

Then, on Sunday, Dan Smith and John Witchell raced the Counties 25 on the E6 on a sunny, breezy afternoon. Dan finished in 1:00:42 and John in a PB of 1:12:44.

Meanwhile, Graham and Rob had entered the Counties map reading contest and came 2nd, after taking it to the 2nd tie break question. Here we see Graham concentrating on his route.

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And on the Bank Holiday Monday, John W was in action again in the Counties 10 on the E91. He only managed a 29:04 but had to contend with a strong X-headwind for the last 4.5 miles.

While John was racing,  Graham rode the Counties Audax (69 miles) and was the first rider home, battling the same strong winds for 20 miles. The course included those perrenial favourites North Hill, Radar Hill and Hagg Hill. Phew!


Well Done Lads!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 May 2016 07:29
Wednesdays Evening 10s PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 29 April 2016 08:04

Evening 10s kick of this Wednesday the 4th May (Star Wars Day!)


May the Force be with you.

Hainault Trio at the Counties 10 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press   
Sunday, 20 March 2016 22:28

Conditions were far from ideal on Saturday 19th March on the E2 at Six Mile Bottom. It was cloudy and there was a NNE wind blowing which only offered slight assistance on the way out but was right in your face on the way home.

Nevertheless, 3 of our riders tackled the 10 mile TT with varying degrees of success...

Dan Smith     22.40

Rob Dulson   23.19

John Witchell 27.36



At least that got the season started and the cobwebs blown away.

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) raced as a Private and recorded an amazing 17.46!

What will he do when the wind is kinder and the temperature is warmer!!




Sunshine at the Hainault Hilly 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Press   
Monday, 07 March 2016 12:10

With 107 riders on the original startsheet it promised to be the biggest field for about 30 years, but with 26 absentees on the day (maybe it was the cold weather) only 81 tackled the Hilly this year.

The weather did us a great favour and it stayed sunny and dry; there was even a slight tailwind as the riders followed Shonks Mill Lane on the way to the finish. In fact the weather held until 30 minutes after the Prize Presentation when there was a cloudburst!

For the third year running  Rhys Howells took first place, this year ahead of team-mate Simon Alexander. Congratulations to Rhys for yet another fine win and also to all prize winners who helped to make this event a success and a local classic. By giving awards to 41st and 61st places in addition to the quicker times, organiser Graham Mann ensured that the prizes were contested throughout the field.

For the full results see Hainault Hilly under the Events tab.



The members of the Hainault did a grand job in keeping everyone on course and Cathy Smith and her team ensured that everyone was well fed and watered both before and after the event. Thanks to them for an excellent job. Also thanks to timekeepers Trevor Pedley and Peter Smith.

Thank you all for entering to make this year’s event one of the largest fields again. The Hainault Roads Club wish you all a successful season and sincerely look forward to welcoming you all back to next year’s Hilly.



Last Updated on Monday, 07 March 2016 12:21

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