For the second year running Edgerley Simpson Howe entered an elite 4 man team into the Property Velodrome Cycle Challenge at Herne Hill in aid of International Childcare Trust. Having finished 2nd last year a team consisting of Jamie Naughton, Dan Howie, Dominic Russell (Aberdeen Asset Management) and Jonathan Gibbon (Aberdeen Asset Management) was assembled to bring home the trophy.
The events this year consisted of an Australian Pursuit, Team Pursuit, Points Race and Scratch Race. Jamie set about obliterating the rest of the field in the Australian Pursuit to win maximum points. A great start which unfortunately could not be repeated in the Team Pursuit finishing just outside of the points after a bold lead out by Jonathan and blistering second leg from Dominic. The third race saw Dan take maximum points in an enduring battle of 5 sprint finishes which left him so exhausted he was lifted from his bike by his team mates. The final event was the Scratch Race where Jamie again managed to notch up a few more points with a 4th place finish, having started half a lap down following a confused start.
Unfortunately the final tally of 15 points was not quite enough to beat LSH who won with 18 points resulting in second place for ESH.
More importantly a total of £8,000 was raised for International Childcare Trust (ICT) making the event a great success. For more information on the ICT please click on the following link…..