Velo 99 Presentation Race
The first round of the 2015 Velo99 race series took place at Rampton on Sunday 28th September.
It was a beautiful Autumn morning with only a light breeze, ideal conditions for a 32 mile race with
a fairly testing hill to be climbed 7 times!
14 Witham Wheelers took part in a race of 50 entrants, with some reshuffling in the groups after the
2014 results, with Dave Moulds moving up to Group 5, and Martin Milne and Mick Egner moving up
in to Group 6.
Group 1 & 2 had completed 1 lap of the course before Group 6 started, but the handicapping worked well
and Groups 6,5,4 & 3 came together and caught and passed Groups 1 and 2 with half a lap to go.
With a hotly contested uphill sprint at the end of the race Mark Kokocinski was 2nd in Group 6 and 2nd overall in
3 seconds later Darren Reed in his first race in the Velo came in 6th, with Phil Etches (9th) and Martin Milne(10th)
being given the same time.
The remainder of the Wheelers followed closely behind with the placings as follows:-
Gary Rands (13th), Crispin Bridges-Webb (14th and 2nd in Group 4), Mick Egner (16th) John Pygott (17th)
Dave Moulds (19th) Ross Tomblin (23rd) John Farmer (24th) Dave Herd (36th) and Carol Milne (37th and 2nd
in Group 2)
Phil Atherton DNF with a puncture.
After the race was a lunch with the presentation of the Trophies for the 2014 Velo99 series.
As last year’s overall winner Martin Milne presented the Cups as follows:-
Dave Moulds – Overall Winner 2014 Velo99 Series, Winner Most Points Trophy, and Winner of Group 4 Trophy
Paul Conneeley – Winner Group 6
Martin Milne – Winner Group 5 and Bruce Bailey Trophy
Carol Milne – Winner Ladies Shield
Those of us who take part in the Velo99 would like to thank the members of the Witham Wheelers, and their
families who have both come out to support us during the season, and helped to marshall the Skillington Velo99 Race.
Particular thanks to Janet and Alan East, and Dave Borchard for their constant support, no matter what the weather,
we really do appreciate it!