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France Trips and Racing Result Updates

In the past week, Mid Devon Cycling Club has been busy with several trips and races. Notably, two groups enjoyed long weekend cycling adventures in Brittany, France. These trips were organized by top club member Paul Martin and offered participants a chance to experience both challenging rides and beautiful sights.

First club group in Brittany

In addition to the Brittany trips, Mid Devon Cycling Club also fielded a team to Vire, France. Vire is a town twinned with Totnes, and the club has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the cycling community there for many years.

The team consisted of riders Mick Makin, George Watch, Ben Meek, James Pearcy, Charlie Meredith, and Shaun Davey, with Andy Hitchen serving as team manager and Simon Aske providing expert mechanical support.

The trip proved to be a success, with all team members putting in outstanding rides.  A special shoutout goes to Charlie Meredith, who achieved the prestigious “blue jersey” overnight for being the first foreign rider.

Continuing the French theme, several Mid Devon riders participated in the Tro Bro Leon sportive. This popular event offered a variety of routes catering to different preferences, with five options available. Cyclists could choose from two challenging gravel races or three road rides. With an impressive turnout of 2,000 riders, the Tro Bro Leon provided a fantastic opportunity to test one’s limits and experience the unique cycling culture of Brittany.

Vire Team

Dexter Townsend came 4th on the first stage in Isle of Man Youth & Junior Tour and 6th over all this was good to see Dexter improvement in national results as Dexter has committed to ride the hole series this year.

Under 14 Lauren Fox had her best MTB race so far getting another podium in round 2 of the national series at Margam park Wales. Under 14 team mate Matt Holmes came 11th in a very close race in this discipline

Edward Fraile-Whysall had a strong ride at Odd Down Bath in the Southern series in a good Field coming 3rd with Bayley Woodger 11th with his first race back after a spell out with a knee injury.

We also had riders racing the Plymouth Corinthian CC Spring Road Races on the Brentor circuit with Charlie Meredith coming first showing good legs from racing in France and George Watch 5th we also had Edd Selwood racing as well on the road after having a break this week from the track

Plymouth Corinthian CC Spring Road Races

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