Report by Paul Butler, Road Race Secretary.
With a blistering sprint finish last Tuesday evening (3rd May), Rob Thatcher took his best finish so far to finish 2nd in the 3rd/4th Cats race at Hillingdon. It really was a race of 2 halves, ending in a bunch sprint but starting with a series of attacks and Paul Butler finding himself in all the breaks. Unluckily for Paul, just when it was looking like one would stay away it all came together with about 6 laps to go. Not feeling too well by this point (!) Paul then pulled out but Rob sat sensibly in the bunch before launching his “soon to become trademark” kick to a fantastic 2nd place. Well done Rob and some TV air time for the club throughout the race!