B’ton Excel 25, thank you for coming
Mr Anton reports…..
Steve totally blitzed the field this morning, winning by over a minute.
Conditions were pretty good, the light northerly wind helping on the A24 leg, which isn’t actually as fast as it looks.
I was off n#5 and managed to catch 3 of the folk off before me without too much trouble. 2 minute man Rich Weatherstone of Crawley CC was quite a bit more elusive but I eventually passed him on my way to 58:39, a 2 sec PB improvement.
Steve was off N#40. Having gone back up the course to the 8 miles to go mark, I shouted to him that it was a head wind back from the bottom turn. Not entirely sure if this advice helped but he did pass at least 6 riders in the course of the morning.
1st Steve Dennis 53:59
2nd Graeme Stirzaker A3CRG 55:03
3rd Tristan Davenne Api Metrow 55:14
Special mention must go the organiser Keith Balcombe, who had made arrangements with the road resurfacing contractors.
The Steyning bypass was to be closed that morning for 2 weeks for resurfacing work. Keith got them to delay work until after the event so well done the contractors and Mr B.