Smith moves up through the cycling gears

Aaron Smith goes for broke / Picture by Mike Smith
Aaron Smith goes for broke / Picture by Mike Smith

It was quite a weekend for Bognor Cycling Club’s Aaron Smith, who gained enough points with a third place when racing in Portsmouth to move up to become a category-three rider.

Despite being classified as a junior and therefore required to ride on a restricted gear (the only rider in the field forced to do this), Smith still managed to break away and get a well-deserved third place.

He followed that a day later with a personal best in the local Clonmore Trophy 25-mile TT on the A27.

He followed that a day later with a personal best in the local Clonmore Trophy 25-mile TT on the A27. Recording 57:10 he was frustratingly short of a 56-minute ride but still set the pace as fastest BRCC rider – 15 seconds ahead of David Patten who took the veterans’ award for fastest rider based on age standard.

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