On Saturday, we took to the very popular Lady’s Mile circuit for the first proper road stage of the tour. Having raced hard over the previous 3 stages, Joe West and Peter Merritt had risen to top and we had our clear GC team leaders. I had the job of looking after Joe and Stanley Kennett took on the task of protecting Peter. The race started with one of longest neutral roll outs I’ve ever been a part of, 7 miles!
Stan took up his place at the front of the peloton to make sure that no dangerous gaps were allowed to form, whilst the 3 of us were safe in the bunch. With around 4 miles to go, Stanley set off in pursuit of the breakaway but was ultimately caught near the line. The rest of us stayed inside the peloton up the final climb meaning that Pete and Joe were still in a strong position or the overall.
Thanks to sponsors:
Stuart Hall Cycling. https://stuarthallcycling.co.uk/
Gett Taxi Uk. https://gett.com/uk/
TBW The Bike Warehouse www.thebikewarehouse.net
Le Col https://lecol.cc/?
Clive Emson https://www.cliveemson.co.uk/
Lake shoes http://www.lakecycling.com/
Andrew Hillman https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrew-hillman-48533463?
Wigmore Cycling Club http://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/wigmorecc/