Exmouth’s CS Dynamo experience two completely different days racing - was it Spring or Winter?

PUBLISHED: 20:58 13 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:58 13 March 2013

Cycling, Sport Dynamo rider in action

Cycling, Sport Dynamo rider in action

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Last weekend provided a couple of days of contrasts for the road racing girls and guys of the CS Dynamo, writes Ann Owens.

The youngsers took their first trip to the Ilton circuit and having been warned it would be cold and bleak they were greeted with sun and a calm Spring like day – Charlie, Ryan and Elliot were racing for the first time and experienced all the joys of riding in a bunch with a vast amount of varying abilities.

The guys four were very happy with their first racing trip considered it great fun and are looking forward to the next race.

Mary Macfadzean rode her first ladies circuit race – vastly different from the Springtime pursuit, but once again she equipped herself well – ending up third in the sprint – more points for her racing licence. Certainly a good start to the season!

Andy Waite and Jamie Fabrizio also faced the Ilton circuit - finishing well up in their respective bunches.

Fabrizio and Sam Birkenshaw then had a real change on Sunday when the weather changed to Arctic conditions for the Tom Hawkins event on the roads of Devon. Very cold conditions with the rural roads being wet, muddy and very inclement with even a smattering of snow at the finish to add insult to the riders Sam had a series of mechanical problems and didn’t manage to complete the first lap, Fabrizio’s usual workman like approach kept him in the action and he finished in the bunch and he was in at the gallop.

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