Over the years this ‘hardriders’ event has had its fair share of the cold, wet and windy stuff. But this year all we had to worry about was the wind, one out of three is not bad.
A strong westerly greeted the riders at the top of the first climb but apart from the odd puddle in the road and a few gaps in the concrete section of the Balcombe Road, the conditions were pretty good.
Three Grinnies took part Chris Yates, Paul Winkley and Ben Hardisty. The event was won by Chris McNamara (Pedal Heaven) in a very fast 0:53:24 closely followed by Liam Maybank (Twickenham CC). 44 riders completed the event.
Chris Yates 0:59:26
Paul Winkley 1:10:24
Ben Hardisty 1:12:54
Update: EGCC trio above win team prize !
An excellent event well organised by Steve Dennis and his merry band of helpers.
Photos courtesy of Luke de Quay.
Sussex CA Hardriders on GS/194 Staplefield course