With most of the Oxted crew taking the evening off to ride over to Croydon to watch the Pearl Izumi Tour series, thirteen riders turned out to battle the strong SW wind. It was at least sunny and the circuit was for the most part dry.
New member Derek had a puncture on his first event and on this, his second ride on the circuit, managed to go off course – third time lucky Derek ! Meanwhile a strong ride from Mark Bashford was enough to win the event with Steve Dennis also riding under 25 minutes on a fixed wheel steed – chapeau. Adam also crossed under the 25 minute barrier. Youngsters Mikey and Nick put in solid rides on a difficult evening, which bodes well for their season.
Tonights results below
Mark Bashford 24:00 Steve Dennis 24:48 (fixed wheel) Adam Grange 24:58 Tom Seller Oxted CC 25:37 Mikey Weavers 25:51 Nick Martin 26:25 Jeremy Winkley 29:55 Ben Hardisty 29:58 (fixed wheel) Gemma Hayes 30:07 Richard Woodward 30:09 Jane Shrubb Oxted CC 30:28 Hugh Winkley 31:56 Derek Brougham 37:32 (off course for approx 5 mins)
Many thanks to Janet Blackmore and Raie Robinson for time keeping, Richard Blackmore for pushing off and Ben Crick, Mike Anton, Paul Winkley, Ian Thompson for marshalling/helping out