With photos c/o (race winner!) Claire Richardson
This was my third year of racing the SDCC Woodbridge Circuit Race, and it’s always a great event, well organised with a good atmosphere – thanks SDCC!
There were only eight women on the start line at this very open circuit, which meant the wind was tricky one way but made for fast racing down the finishing straight. All riders were together for a while but Verity Smith (SDCC) did a full lap turn on the front and then a series of attacks saw her plus another dropped. Shortly after there was a touch of wheels with one rider crashing.
With five left and two laps to go Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers) punctured and did an awesome effort to get back in with one lap to go. The finishing straight on this circuit is about 900m and we went hard from the final turn. Claire Richardson (Zappi’s) got the well deserved win having done more than her fair share of work on the front in the wind.
Stowmarket & District CC – Zappi’s – St Ives CC – Welwyn Wheelers – VC Norwich – Women’s Eastern Racing League
1 Claire Richardson (Zappi’s)
2 Jennie Tillott (St Ives CC)
3 Gaia Casciello (Welwyn Wheelers)
4 Jennifer Smart (VC Norwich)
5 Rebecca Maynard (Welwyn Wheelers)
6 Verity Smith (Stowmarket & District CC)