(Course shortened to 18.5 miles due to roadworks near Lower Beeding.)
In Gear’s Pete Tadros dominates the SCA hard riders event.
In true hard riders conditions, Tadros’ 43:02 winning time was over two minutes clear of 2nd place Richard Prebble of Node 4 Giordana RT. 3rd spot went to Team Swift’s Steve Berry.
4th was Rupert Burbidge of InGear and the GS Stella trio of Dave Shepherd, Mark Jones and Tony Reeves back the team prize.
The fastest lady was Lucy Ashdown-Parkes of Addiscombe CC though she unfortunately didn’t have any competition on the day. 31 riders completed the course.
11th Christian Yates 0:49:14
28th Ben Hardisty 0:58:06
A big thank you to all the officials and helpers. Without them we would be unable to run the event: Time Keepers Richard Blackmore and Mike Kilby, Canteen Staff Ute Woodward and Carla Dennis, and all the marshals around the course; Ange Nainby, Duncan and Sarah Baird Murray, Chris Daniels, Paul Winkley, Josie Pembroke, Richard Woodward, Jon Carter, John Cole, Alan MacInnes, Ben Crick and Mike Anton. Not forgetting Steve Dennis.