A hot and humid evening attracted 18 riders, the best turn out of the season. And with only a mild southerly wind to contend with, there was a chance for the riders to enjoy the fine weather or try to post a fast time.
As it turned out several riders got very close to or achieved personal bests with Ian Thompson, David and Jed Kafetz, Steve Dennis, Ben Hardisty and Simon Neave all managing a course pb. Great to see Angela back out, and Carla for a having a go on her mountain bike.
Steve’s time of 21:58 is the first “21” on this course for a long time. In fact with the course on its current route this might be a course record. Twenty odd years ago Sean Yates clocked 21:25 or thereabouts but there is some debate as to whether it was exactly the same course. Either way, congratulations must go to Steve for a fine ride.
Results Steve Dennis 21:58 (course record ?) Alan Macinnes 24:00 Mark Bashford 24:18 Paul Blackmore 24:44 Simon Neave 24:47 Ben Hardisty 26:01 Richard Woodward 26:25 Ian Thompson 27:06 Ted Boorman 27:07 Jed Kafetz 28:48 Dan Farmer 29:31 Paul Jenkins 29:35 Ange Nainby 29:53 Matt Larkin 31:24 John Geal 31:45 Robert Thompson 31:47 David Kafetz 34:10 Carla Dennis 41:19 (MTB) Timekeeping: Chris Daniels, Mick Robinson Pushing off: Richard Blackmore Marshall: Chris Kitchenham