The last few weeks have seen our Team Merlin riders achieve some great results. Here’s a quick update on what they have been up to.
Bex Rimmington kicked of her tri season with a win in the Splashland Triathlon in Southport. Battling chilly temperatures, Bex won the female athletes race and placed 6th overall.
Bex continued her winning ways at the Horwich Triathlon. A very strong swim set Bex up the win in the event known as the ‘Kona of the North’.
As well as her swim/bike/run exploits, Bex has also been winning time trials in the North West including the Kent Valley Road Club Hilly and the North Lancashire RC 10 mile time trial.
Debbie Moss has also been in dominent form in the North West TT scene. Debbie’s winning time in the Manchester & District TTA 25 mile TT, put her over five minutes ahead of the competition with 1.00.40. in tough conditions in Cheshire. The mens event was won by two time Tour De France stage winner Steve Cummings.
Merlin’s own ‘terrific twosome’ – Debbie & Bex, joined forces for a mid week two-up team time trial on the Garstang 10 course. They won the ladies prize in a time of 23.08 in miserable, wet conditions – their ride was fast enough to take 6th place overall.
Dan Patten is busy racing the packed kermesse calender in Belgium onboard the Merlin Nitro Aero. Following a later than usual start to the season, Dan is racing with his usual panache and never say die attitude.We will have a follow up blog on Dan’s exploits in the coming weeks together with his guide to riding in Belgium.