Hoppers Rollers Season Round Up

Date: 13 October 2016

Saturday sees the Hoppers Rollers celebrate the end of the cycling season with a morning ride prior to enjoying lunch and then watching the 1st XV play Hinckley.

Hoppers Rollers are the social arm of the cycling club. Riders meet at the rugby club for regular club rides at 6.30pm on Wednesday evenings and 8.30am, new riders are always welcome. The club also organise an overseas trip with 23 cyclists enjoying the challenge of the northern hills of Majorca back in May.

As well as riding socially the Hoppers Rollers also take part in competitive cycling under the guise of Team Hoppers Rollers Racing (THR Racing). Due primarily to the exploits of Ricky Haughton and Steve Abbott the team have finished the 33rd Ranked national team!

Below is a brief summary of the racing season and some photographs.

• 832 National Points scored
• 124 Regional points
• 33rd ranked National position out of over 1000 listed clubs
• 2 National champions
• Aaron Tonks kept 2nd Cat achieving 42 points
• Over 60 registered club Members

Stephen Abbott

303 Points
Achieved the British Cycling Elite Licence
1st TLI National Masters Road Race Championship
2nd British Cycling National Masters Road Race Championship ( 86 Miles )
2nd TLI National Masters Criterium Championship
1st European Corporate Games Time Trial
2nd European Corporate Games Road Race
6 x Elite Level Wins
11 x 2nd Place Elite Level

Richard Haughton

588 Points
Achieved the British Cycling Elite Licence
Cat 1 and Elite Licence
32 Podiums
15 Wins (12 in Elite Races)
BC National Masters Road Race Champion
2nd place in BC National Masters Crit Champs
1 crash 1 pair of new forks

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