Superb conditions on the day, mild weather and light winds around the course.
Steve Berry (Team Swift) sliced four seconds from the old course record as he rode to victory in the East Surrey Hardriders 29.9-mile event near Reigate on Sunday.
The 42-year-old from Aylesford clocked 1-05-57 to beat Wouter Sybrandy’s old course record set last year, and it was enough to win the 2012 renewal of the event by exactly 30 seconds.
Experienced In Gear-Quickvit rider Pete Tadros took second spot with 1-06-27, while Kent Cycles’ Will Mangar was third, another 39 seconds slower.
Tadros helped In Gear win the team prize as well as the veterans team prize. 75 riders finished.
Christian Yates 1:14:10
Paul Blackmore 1:15:30
Ben Hardisty 1:26:06
Paul Turner 1:36:41
Many thanks to Keith Wilkinson and his merry band of helpers (including our own Richard Blackmore on time keeping duties) for an excellent event.
Photos courtesy Colin Derrick.