A number of riders ventured over to Hillingdon to race last Saturday in the Archer spring Criterium Races. Things go to the best possible start when Max Cheatle out-sprinted the rest of the field to take his first win in the under-12s. Max has been training hard and consistently over the winter and we were all pleased to see it pay off.
The under 14s and under 16s were next up, and VCL fielded five riders: George, Oliver, Noah, Fred and Charlotte. Fred and Charlotte both placed 2nd in the under-14s. George was highest placed in the under-16s, at 6th, with Oliver 10th and Noah 13th.
In the senior cat 3/4 race, VCL was represented by four riders: Philip, Marek, Kieran and Mark. As is often the case at Hillingdon, it ended in a bunch sprint. Philip managed to be third over the line, the race being won by Peter Cole.
We left as Toby started the E/1/2/3 race, thereby making sure that VCL riders were to be seen in every race that day.