Reading CC Hillingdon Crit 1/2/3 - 29th June - Peter Merritt reporting:
The original plan for this weekend was to compete in the TMG Horizon Trophy. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled earlier this month, so as an alternative, I went up to West London on Saturday to compete in the Reading CC Hillingdon Crit.
The hardest part of the race was the heat, with the temperature getting as high as 36 degrees. A group of 3 broke away early on. Later in the race I got into a countermove with 7 other riders. Unfortunately, we never bridged to the trio in front, making it a race for 4th place. Despite feeling relatively strong throughout the race, I didn't quite have the turn of speed come the finish, and only managed to bag 7th place. Onto the next one