Southend Wheelers Andrews Trophy - 18th May - Peter Merritt reporting:
On Saturday, I made the journey up to West Hanningfield to compete in the Southend Wheelers Andrews Trophy. The course consisted of a predominantly flat 9.5km circuit that was to be completed 13 times. I spent the first hour going with whatever attacks looked promising. Unfortunately, I missed a 5-man break that got away just after an hour of racing. A trio of riders bridged later on, making it an 8-man break. All the countermoves that followed were shut down by Richardsons-Trek, who had 4 riders in the break. Not having any luck getting off the front, I sat in for the final few laps and made my way to the front at the end for the bunch sprint. Like most bunch kicks, it was a bit hectic. I Didn't position myself as well as I would've liked to and ended up finishing 22nd place. I'm keen to put that behind me and focus on next week's Icknield RC Great Barford Road Race. Hopefully better news to come.
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