We are looking at
developing a 3rd and 4th Cat race team for Gillingham and District Wheelers that
can compete as a team in the British Cycling road races (closed circuit and on
road) in 2014.  This will provide an
opportunity to train with each other and get to know each other’s strengths/weaknesses
and try and achieve good results on a collective basis at the chosen events.  Teams would be selected for each event dependent
on the course, riders’ form and experience and of course a rider’s availability.  It can be just as rewarding being a member of
a team, helping a teammate to win, as the feeling of winning as a team is often
greater than that of an individual win.

If you are interested
let me know, then we can arrange to meet up and discuss which events to
target.  Road races I had in mind were Modbury
Spring Road Race on 23rd March, Bristol South on 30th March,
the Pittards on 6th April as well as circuit races at Thruxton,
Castle Combe and Ilton.

We would look to try
and get together at least once a week, initially on the quieter roads round
Gillingham and also Henstridge airfield once training starts there in April.


Mike Smith