Mike Anton reports: Pete Tadros of InGear set a new course record of 54:02 on the Sussex Cycling Assoc. Sporting 22 round Staplefield.
The course is pretty hilly but this and the now almost compulsory rain didn’t Peter Tadros from his sterling ride.
The organiser, Steve Dennis of East Grinstead CC, had grouped the fast boys at the end of the field and their 2 minute start intervals would keep things very tight. In the end Tadros was over 2 mins clear of 2nd place man Tim Stevens of 34th Nomads.
Things might have been different had Chris Yates of InGear not had a technical ‘opportunity’ when he parted company with his saddle! As it was, Chris still finished 3rd.
1st Pete Tadros - InGear Quickvit 54:02 2nd Tim Stevens - 34th Nomads 56:27 3rd Chris Yates - InGear Quickvit 58:18 4th Dave Shepherd - Liphook Cycles 58:27 5th Stewart Jardine - 21st Century Airports 58:35 6th Dave Pollard - InGear Quickvit 59:40 - Fastest lady was Angela Nainby of East Grinstead CC with 1:07:49. - Tim Stevens was fastest vet on standard with +6:31. Bob Stapley of Epsom CC was second with +6:18. - The team prize went to InGear Quickvit. EGCC results: 16th Andy Seltzer 1.03.47 24th Richard Woodward 1.06.07 26th Paul Winkley 1.07.12 29th Angela Nainby 1.07.49 33rd Alan Starsmeare 1.13.19 Ted Boorman DNS
Here is the route with mileage markers (from gmaps-pedometer.com)