Bath Cycle Races

(Picture courtesy of Rich Wood)

Undeterred by the rain, some 75 riders took part in another memorable evening of racing in Victoria Park.  The rain just about held off (well, sort of) and thanks goes to all the riders for respecting the conditions and putting on some great racing. 

Velo Club Walcot welcomes our newest club member, Callum Eaton, who raced the youth category in both Rounds 1 and 2.  Having raced as a young lad, 15 year old Callum is keen to find his racing legs again.  I’m sure you will all join us in wishing him good luck in the upcoming Rounds. 

With his first ever race now safely tucked under his belt in Round 1 last week, fellow club member Giles Prentice successfully dealt with the wet roads on offer for Round 2.  Onwards and upwards Giles! 

Both the Cadence and Wilier teams have been very prominent during previous Bath Cycle Races, but despite another strong showing Round 2 saw the focus switch to the Dream Cycling Club, which is part sponsored by another one of Bath’s bike shops, Avon Valley Cyclery. 

Scott Chalmers (Dream Cycling Club) took the win in the 3/4 Cat race, mastering the tricky conditions to triumph over the biggest field of the evening. 

However, the stand out ride of evening came from Scott’s team mate and 2011 Bath Cycle Races 3/4th Category Series Champion, Alec Baskaya (Dream Cycling Club).  Now racing the E/1/2/3 Category, Alec put in a big turn to break off the front and soloed to a well-earned victory, with the chasing pack crossing the line some 19 seconds behind.

Provisional results here:

Lots of photos to view: