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Sean Barron was joined by John Deans to represent FWCC at the Habbie Habble Road Race. The event, promoted by Johnstone Wheelers, started in the village of Kilbrachan, Renfrewshire. The course was 36 miles run over a series of four nine mile laps, each one beginning with a tough hill leading out of the village. The rest of the route was fairly undulating with some sharp digs, fast descents and technically challenging corners. Mechanical difficulties caused difficulties for both riders; John's seat post slipped on the first climb and he was forced to stop. With the post tightened he carried on, however by this time the main field was long gone and he decided to retire after completing three laps. Sean lost rear gear shifting two miles into the race, clinging on in the front group with only two usable gear combinations. No official results yet but he managed to come within the top 15 in the final sprint for the line. The event was won by a rider from Edinburgh Road Club. Over twenty Club members also turned out to support those racing.
I've got six gears and I'm not afraid to use them...!