47km graded scratch races were the order of the day and as is often the case for scratch races, a strong field of 29 riders entered the day despite the wet conditions.
Ricky Lovell and Mathew Grealy had entered for the VVCC open and after the race cancellation were able to make it back to Woodstock to help bolster the fields. The handicappers divided the field into four grades. A grade had the biggest field of the day with 10 starters, with only John Macague and Matt Grealy the only true scratchmen in the field. The race started a frantic pace with Rick Lovell and then Brett Williams getting away early, however once the group turned at Newbridge Macague and Grealy turned up the screws and soon the field was down to six men. In the end, the sprint to the line was won by John Macague for his first win after a long spell away from racing from Matt Grealy 2nd with the ever improving Gavin Hill racing home in 3rd Place.
A strong B grade field of 7 riders was assembled and from the outset Stuart Laing was showing that his recent form was no fluke and constantly put the field under pressure. John Weir punctured at Newbridge on the way home leaving 6 riders to contest the sprint finish. Laing proved too strong winning convincingly from Ross McDonald who is starting to regain form and Robert Gartside returning to the road after a very successful track campaign over the summer in 3rd place.
C Grade was a mixed bag with some of the club's up and coming female cyclists showing they can mix it with the men in the wet conditions. The sprint finish was won by Tom de Vries followed by Pam Robertson 2nd and Steve Auld returning to form in 3rd place.
D Grade, whilst small in numbers, did not diminish the quality of the race. Michelle Francis punctured at the 17km mark leaving just 3 riders to contest the sprint. Eve Keetelaar not normally known as a sprinter showed she is returning to form with a good turn of speed to win from Di Jane taking 2nd place and Andrea Wilson continuing on the improvement trail finishing in 3rd place.