Steering adds spice to Brian Hodges’ sweet win in the Wild West (London) race WLVR 6.10.

ENTER RACE 6.11 WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH ON WAHOO RGT HERE (Brand new course – Harrow)

DETAILS OF NEXT WEDNESDAY’S RACE (22nd FEB.) ON CADEsport HERE (Rocky Mountains course)

WATCH THE LIVE RACE (6.10) HERE

FULL STANDINGS HERE

LEARN ABOUT ONLINE STEERING HERE

Well that was interesting, and we are not fully sure we can give a clear steer (pun intended) on what was going on! Different riders are giving different feedback, some adapting to the new steering on Wahoo RGT quicker than others and, if you’ve been on CADEsport in recent months you’ll have probably had an advantage here …. although the two platforms are configured differently, so the advantage may not be as clear cut as you’d expect.

The fundamental thing to understand is that steering allows you to choose lane, you do not steer to navigate corners. However, it is advantageous to choose the inside lane when cornering. If you steer left or right into another rider, they get pushed aside and quite a few riders didn’t seem to like this. Our view is that we think RGT got this the wrong way around, CADE is configured so that you can’t steer into another rider, so you are blocked by riders either side, as in real life. But, we think riders will adapt to RGT’s method and will adapt tactics accordingly, which could make for some pretty exciting racing, we’ll see!

Watching the race, it seemed that some riders were using steering more efficiently than others. If you don’t use the steering for a while it switches off and you will revert to ‘Auto Avoid’ until you use it again. Again, this looks at it the other way around to CADE, where you can choose Auto Steer and the app will take corners efficiently for you. On RGT, you just stay in that lane unless overtaking another rider. Consequently, you risk getting gradually being pushed to an outside lane and stuck there if you can’t steer.

Over time, riders will adapt and races will elvolve around these dynamics, but here there was a lot of uncertainty; as a course that used to deliver a mass bunch sprint, saw a handful of riders contest the win with Brian Hodges taking a clear win in the final few hundred metres.

We made observations in the commentary, which you can view by using the link above, and we have had feedback from riders in the aftermath of the race. Some thought they weren’t alert enough with the steering and when the rider in front moved across and the draft disappeared, it seems some got dropped. This is a tactic we expected and we think will evolve. Clearly some peole realised that aiming for the inside lane on corners was more important than others perceived. We saw more ‘lines’ than normal, with riders picking wheels to draft, which seemed to mean less of a peleton bunched across the road. However, in a large race, this could mean a rider way back in the line may be badly placed to make up any bunch splits that may occur ahead. Staying in, say, 4th wheel may be the ambition here …. let’s see how it plays out.

We think there will be some fascinating evolutions over the coming months, which will make these races ultra interesting. Not only that, we have two brand new routes coming up, The Harrow Haul (Wednesday 1st March) and The Wembley Wheelspin on 15th March (A race around Wembley Football Stadium).

We are also every Wednseday at 7.30pm UK Time now, alternating between WahooRGT one week and CADEsport the next so tyou can practice both steering skillsets and become a cross-platform ace on the best two platforms!

So, turning to the race, we saw an uncharacteristic small group finish on this course, superbly won by Brain Hodges just ahead of Karl Axel Zander Persson. In the General Classification John Sammut, Wouter Claes, Jan Vana and Johan Arrhen all made up some ground on Nick Greenhalgh, but Nick has a clear lead still. In the Ladies League Caroline Reuter held off Aileen Davidson, they finished close but in a bunch and three riders squeezed between them costing Aileen a few points in her very first race! Well done ladies, great racing.

Use the link above to check out the full standings.

ENTER RACE 6.11 WEDNESDAY 1st MARCH ON WAHOO RGT HERE (Brand new course)

DETAILS OF NEXT WEDNESDAY’S RACE (22nd FEB.) ON CADEsport HERE (Rocky Mountains course)

LADIES LEAGUE RACE 6.10 Runnymede Rumble

CAROLINE REUTER (RIAK)100
Aileen Davidson96
Chantal Mendes [riak]85
Wendy Wonderwheels:)RK84
Claire Miller – TCC80
DANIELLE GAUNT79
Ma. cristina Witzke(WLC/GACT)78
Gail Rob (tcc)77
Jessica Wright75
Lisa Snell73

RESULTS Race 6.10 – Runnymede Rumble 16km

PsnRiderTeamTimeW/kg
1Brian Hodges 21:39.54.96 Top of Form Bottom of Form
2Karl-axel Zander persson [rgtswe]21:40.0 + 0.5514.13 Top of Form Bottom of Form
3Wouter ClaesMoon Riders21:40.1 + 0.6254.35 Top of Form Bottom of Form
4John Sammut (A)Pocomotion21:40.2 + 0.6954.38 Top of Form Bottom of Form
5Johan Arrhen 21:40.2 + 0.7643.48 Top of Form Bottom of Form
6Jan Vana (NopinzR3R)NoPinz R3R21:40.7 + 1.2144.31 Top of Form Bottom of Form
7Ray WilsonNoPinz R3R21:41.2 + 1.7154.86 Top of Form Bottom of Form
8Nick Greenhalgh [ЯƦ]Rasio Racing Black21:41.2 + 1.7524.36 Top of Form Bottom of Form
9Doug Hart [pdl] (c)Pedalers21:41.2 + 1.7654.46 Top of Form Bottom of Form
10Dan Stimson (R3R) 21:41.3 + 1.8504.09 Top of Form Bottom of Form
11Jack Samways[wvs]Watford Velo21:41.4 + 1.9184.51 Top of Form Bottom of Form
12Steven BrierleyNoPinz R3R21:41.6 + 2.0704.53 Top of Form Bottom of Form
13James MelvilleGlasgow United CC21:41.6 + 2.1494.23 Top of Form Bottom of Form
14Alasdair McalpineGlasgow United CC21:41.7 + 2.2195.13 Top of Form Bottom of Form
15Marian Maričák [ЯƦ]Rasio Racing Black21:41.8 + 2.3594.37 Top of Form Bottom of Form
16H. Kutluca(B) 21:42.2 + 2.6844.89 Top of Form Bottom of Form
17Henrik MårdPedalers21:42.7 + 3.2084.67 Top of Form Bottom of Form
18Jørgen van Bers [яʀ]Rasio Racing Orange21:42.7 + 3.2244.15 Top of Form Bottom of Form
19Mark Donaldson 21:42.9 + 3.4644.36 Top of Form Bottom of Form
20Paul Hindson 21:43.0 + 3.5494.01 Top of Form Bottom of Form
21MATHIAS BERGKVIST 21:43.1 + 3.6474.32 Top of Form Bottom of Form
22Jan Linden pocoPocomotion21:44.4 + 4.8784.33 Top of Form Bottom of Form
23Peter AustinOTR21:44.5 + 5.0514.02 Top of Form Bottom of Form
24ben van male 21:45.2 + 5.7524.14 Top of Form Bottom of Form
25Thobias BjörkWest London VR121:47.1 + 7.6243.57 Top of Form Bottom of Form
26Ned BowenDraft21:54.0 + 14.4914.18 Top of Form Bottom of Form
27Yahya Öksüzoglu (Team54) 21:57.4 + 17.9133.88 Top of Form Bottom of Form
28Will BrownWesterley CC22:01.5 + 21.9794.27 Top of Form Bottom of Form
29To Geeme 22:29.2 + 49.6734.67 Top of Form Bottom of Form
30MATTHEW MORRIS 22:32.1 + 52.5894.33 Top of Form Bottom of Form
31Matthew Feely 22:39.9 + 1:00.4173.67 Top of Form Bottom of Form
32Jorge Roldán 22:41.3 + 1:01.8263.35 Top of Form Bottom of Form
33Andrzej Krajewski ЯƦRasio Racing Orange22:48.2 + 1:08.6923.89 Top of Form Bottom of Form
34Stuart Gillies tccTwickenham CC22:49.4 + 1:09.8993.37 Top of Form Bottom of Form
35Tim CumminsWesterley CC22:53.6 + 1:14.0684.32 Top of Form Bottom of Form
36James Conolly (wvs)Watford Velo23:26.7 + 1:47.2643.63 Top of Form Bottom of Form
37Mike Lister 23:39.1 + 1:59.6263.33 Top of Form Bottom of Form
38.. Turgay 23:40.2 + 2:00.7034.44 Top of Form Bottom of Form
39David wcc Buckley wccWesterley CC23:42.0 + 2:02.4753.08 Top of Form Bottom of Form
40Craig Jones 23:42.3 + 2:02.8333.69 Top of Form Bottom of Form
41Niklas Persson 23:55.3 + 2:15.8404.15 Top of Form Bottom of Form
42Ian Sudds 23:56.3 + 2:16.7963.59 Top of Form Bottom of Form
43Simon Hall [wvs]Watford Velo23:56.7 + 2:17.2484.17 Top of Form Bottom of Form
44Marco Verhoogt (b) 23:59.0 + 2:19.5653.97 Top of Form Bottom of Form
45David Broekhuijsen (Coalition)24:02.8 + 2:23.2943.59 Top of Form Bottom of Form
46Dermot Doyle (F) 24:21.0 + 2:41.5603.18 Top of Form Bottom of Form
47Peter Alizadeh (TCC) 24:46.5 + 3:06.9843.67 Top of Form Bottom of Form
48Michael Appel [eckd] [TG2] 24:48.2 + 3:08.6822.93 Top of Form Bottom of Form
49Ingmar K. (A) 24:52.1 + 3:12.5682.78 Top of Form Bottom of Form
50CAROLINE REUTER (RIAK)Riak Women24:54.8 + 3:15.3123.5 Top of Form Bottom of Form
51Adrian Bennett (OTR-UV) 24:55.0 + 3:15.5543 Top of Form Bottom of Form
52Jymmy Trevor (m) 24:55.1 + 3:15.5683.02 Top of Form Bottom of Form
53Gt ThakkarWest London VR224:55.1 + 3:15.6063.35 Top of Form Bottom of Form
54Aileen Davidson 24:55.1 + 3:15.6143.34 Top of Form Bottom of Form
55Hartley Andy 24:55.2 + 3:15.7173.15 Top of Form Bottom of Form
56Thomas Alsop 24:55.3 + 3:15.7702.84 Top of Form Bottom of Form
57Brett SmithWest London VR224:55.3 + 3:15.8042.9 Top of Form Bottom of Form
58Nguyen Joe 24:55.3 + 3:15.8444.73 Top of Form Bottom of Form
59Robert Gilmour 24:58.2 + 3:18.6663.45 Top of Form Bottom of Form
60James Cheesman 25:03.0 + 3:23.5242.98 Top of Form Bottom of Form
61Guillaume Gibert 25:03.5 + 3:23.9703.22 Top of Form Bottom of Form
62Robert Shiels 26:09.0 + 4:29.5173.45 Top of Form Bottom of Form
63Gavin Grant tccTwickenham CC26:11.4 + 4:31.9612.49 Top of Form Bottom of Form
64Snazzy Pastel 26:16.0 + 4:36.4693.87 Top of Form Bottom of Form
65Chantal Mendes [riak]Riak Women26:27.7 + 4:48.1993.01 Top of Form Bottom of Form
66Wendy Wonderwheels:)RKRiak Women26:29.2 + 4:49.6992.67 Top of Form Bottom of Form
67ANDREW WALKER 27:36.4 + 5:56.9133.26 Top of Form Bottom of Form
68Frank Brandy 28:18.1 + 6:38.5972.17 Top of Form Bottom of Form
69Alois Hill (FCSP) 28:31.4 + 6:51.9342.42 Top of Form Bottom of Form
70Claire Miller – TCCTwickenham CC Ladies28:41.2 + 7:01.6893.1 Top of Form Bottom of Form
71DANIELLE GAUNTWest london VR Ladies Team28:57.9 + 7:18.3762.62 Top of Form Bottom of Form
72Ma. cristina Witzke(WLC/GACT)West london VR Ladies Team29:11.7 + 7:32.1921.91 Top of Form Bottom of Form
73Gail Rob (tcc)Twickenham CC Ladies29:28.8 + 7:49.3142.84 Top of Form Bottom of Form
74Baz Mistry 29:30.3 + 7:50.8512.19 Top of Form Bottom of Form
75.. Jessica..West london VR Ladies Team30:57.7 + 9:18.2142.06 Top of Form Bottom of Form
76Migu Canada 31:51.3 + 10:11.8401.82 Top of Form Bottom of Form
77Lisa SnellWest london VR Ladies Team32:13.0 + 10:33.5011.99 Top of Form Bottom of Form
78Rick Van der laan 34:19.0 + 12:39.5601.63 Top of Form Bottom of Form
79Harry Smits 34:19.7 + 12:40.2131.63