Donovan and Robertson fastest for Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club in King of Hillfoot event

Round-up by Stephen Mussett

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 11:20 am
David Heath was the BRCC Handicap winner in the King of Hillfoot event (Picture by Ian Woodcock)

Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club continued their Sunday morning SPOCO Series on 2nd May with the legendary “King of Hillfoot” event. This is an 18 mile route, which takes the competitors twice along Southill Road and up the sharp climb towards Old Warden, the second ascent being immediately before the finish. Conditions were near perfect, with light winds and sunshine. First home for the club was Men's Captain, Matt Donovan. Emily Robertson led the club lady competitors to the finish. The event was won by Simon Cannings of Equipe Velo, in 44mins 25 seconds. The BRCC Handicap winner was David Heath.

Results - BRCC Members & 1st Claim only:

1. Matt Donovan, 44:54; 2. Jason Macrae, 45:35; 3. Oswin Grady, 46:04; 4. Peter Shaw, 47:08; 5. Sean Bradley, 47:17; 6. Mark Gray, 47:41; 7. Andrew Mussett, 48:53; 8. Emily Robertson, 49:32; 9. Steve Robinson, 52:48; 10. Miriam Taylor, 52:55; 11. Keith Black, 53:15; 12. Juliet Smith, 54:06; 13. Daniel Hutchins, 54:45; 14. Marco Lattughi, 55:30; 15. Chris Martell, 55:34; 16. David Cook, 57:28; 17. Leigh Pilgrim, 58:18; 18. Matt Chudley, 58:54; 19. David Heath, 60:16; 20. Ed Stivala, 60:20; 21. Francis Sykes, 60:38; 22. Cindy Taylor-Carter, 68:23; 23. Jo McDonnell, 72:52; 24. Lydia Swift, 73:26;

The club also began it’s Evening League series on 29th April. This will be a regular Thursday evening event over the summer months, and is often joined by riders from other clubs.

Results - BRCC Members & 1st Claim only:

1. Thomas Robb, 24:00; 2. Adam Gross, 25:03; 3. James Lawler, 25:36; 4. Simon Goodwin, 26:13; 5. Wayne Tunnah, 26:13; 6. Mark Gray, 26:14; 7. Alexander Ranscombe, 26:20; 8. Daniel Tredget, 26:52; 9. David Course, 27:05; 10. Dave Kempsell, 27:12; 11. Christian Cormack, 27:26; 12. Steve Robinson, 27:39; 13. Miriam Taylor, 27:57; 14. Mark Bavington, 28:20; 15. Andrew Vaughan, 28:42; 16. Nigel Faircloth, 29:10; 17. Keith Black, 29:11; 18. Juliet Smith, 29:36; 19. Chris Martell, 29:41; 20. Abby Bambury, 29:57; 21. David Cook, 30:10; 22. Marco Lattughi, 30:24; 23. Lexie Titterington, 31:01; 24. Victor Ulfik, 31:09; 25. Gwen Warren, 32:00; 26. David Heath, 32:31; 27. Andrew Goodeve, 32:49; 28. Thomas Godfrey, 35:10; 29. Natacha Ha-cheng, 35:17; 30. David Crane, 38:08; 31. Phil Bierton, 43:00; 32. Terry Sykes, 44:04;

Bedfordshire Road Cycling Club welcomes all road cyclists to membership, and offers weekly evening and weekend club runs, along with various competitions and other events. Please visit www.bedsroad.org or our FaceBook page, for more information.