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14th Aug, 2022

Heat turns up a notch in Rugby as cyclists adapt to unusually hot conditions

CYCLING: RIDERS from Rugby RCC not only experienced riding on the longest day of the year last Wednesday, but also the hottest day of the year as temperatures reached 30C during the club’s latest event.

The ten-mile time trial course, which starts at the top of Braunston Hill, produced fast times – despite the heat – as Craig McKee pedalled his way to victory in the competitive 41 rider event.

Elsewhere the handicap race was won by 18-year-old Ellis Pullinger with a net time of 18mins 7secs – in all 27 riders were inside their 20min handicap target.

Richard Wayman won the Over 40s Veterans race while Richard Bray and Angus Gordon won the 50+ and 60+ events respectively.

Also in attendance for the event was Mick Ives who clocked 28mins 31secs and Howard Baker who finished in a time of 29mins 16secs.

On Friday the annual inter-club competition between Rugby Racing Cycling Club and Rugby Velo for the Eddie Brodest Memorial Trophy took place.

The event was held on the fast K10/10F Thurlaston course and was won – once again – by Rugby RCC’s Craig McKee.

Based on the aggregate scores of the first six riders in each club, the competition resulted in a win for Rugby RCC with an aggregate of 131mins 48secs, while Rugby Velo’s aggregate was 140mins 2secs.

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