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Peter Rimmer’s Cyclocross Exploits Go Overseas

posted 13 Nov 2011, 15:13 by Kevin Monaghan
(By Sarah Piner)  
Peter Rimmer in Cyclocross Action
As I’m sure you know Peter Rimmer has had great success over the last couple of years racing cyclocross through the off season. Both Peter Rimmer and Paul Crowley have taken part in several cyclocross races in Ireland but recently Peter decided to go across the Uk and see how he would manage!

Peter raced in Otterspool in what was a large field of over 100 racers. The race format was fairly similar although Peter described the start line being a bit more hectic than he was used to. The race was going well until Peter was unlucky to get a mechanical and his back wheel literally fell off. “It was really annoying I was going well and the gears got stuck at the back and somehow the wheel came out. It took me a couple of minutes to get it back in and I lost quite a few places. When I had the wheel back on I pedalled like mad and went past most of them again. I finished inside the top 30 so I was happy, not bad”
The next day Peter took the bike out with Ormskirk cycling club for a leisurely ride with their B group - to spin the legs out. – Well done Peter a fantastic result.