Sunday, 5 June 2011

Chiltern 100 Sportive

Will Houghton - Sponsored rider-Update

It has been a busy month or so since Will took delivery of his new Cinellie Saetta Sprint from CycleTech.
National Youth
 The bike’s first outing was at the National Youth Circuit Race Series at Hillingdon.  The sixty strong field included national champions, and on a sunny afternoon on the 7th May Will made a strong start, getting himself straight into the leading group.   But Will’s race was to come to an abrupt end only one mile in when a rider in front of him drifted off line at a downhill corner forcing him over the handlebars at 20 miles an hour. 
Having ‘bounced’ a couple of times Will was run over by two following riders.  Once he had been stopped by first aiders from getting back on his bike, he spent 45 minutes having a lot of gravel and dirt removed from his shoulders, thighs, arms and hands.  The fist aid was followed by a trip to A&E in order to check that no bones were broken.  We’re glad to say that despite losing quite a lot of skin Will did not suffer any major damage.
Chiltern 100
Once his wounds had healed Will was back training and took part in the Chiltern 100 Sportive on Sunday 5th June, posting a creditable 03:25:48 for the 59 mile route.  This was the 3rd fastest time for the 324 riders that took on the Corto Fondo, and the fastest for an under 18 by some way.
Omega Thorney Island Circuit
On a very wet, cold and grey Sunday (12th June) Will took part in the Omega Thorney Island Circuit race, coming second in what seemed more of an eight mile sprint rather than a road race.   
For the next month and a half Will is combining his training with time trials in Bucks and a short series of Saturday races at Redbridge Cycle centre.

Will At Thorney Island Circuit

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