This Saturday marks the beginning of the road season in the South East for many amateurs. If you’ve not raced before then the London Dynamo Beginners’ Race is a brilliant way to decide if it’s for you.
The club has been organising these for a few years now on the Chertsey/Longcross circuit as part of the Surrey League. Last year the circuit wasn’t available so there wasn’t one.
I’ll be heading along (if I get out of bed) and joining some others at Kingston Gate, Richmond Park to set off at 08:15 at the latest.
The races on are:
4 Cat 09.30am
E/1/2/3 H’Cap 11.15am
According to the club race secretary, the format for the 4th Cat race: “As before, we will be splitting the riders into small groups and giving a few laps of instruction before bringing all the riders together for a 45min race.”
It’s a great way to get a taste for racing and it introduces you to the Surrey League which puts on a mammoth number of races in the South East.
So if you fancy laughing at my racing, discover whether you like bunch races or simply need an excuse to eat cake: Set your alarm clock for Saturday morning.
By the way, it looks like there is a lot of cake being made which will be available before and after the races. Cake is good.
Cost: I think it’s either £15 or £20. There’s also an option to sign up to the Surrey League (I think that’s £20) which gets you future reductions on their races.
More info: Surrey League Calendar