Ben Hardisty writes…
Local rivals Pete Tadros and Steve Dennis once again battled it out on the rolling Sussex G25/89 course which runs down and up the A22 between Maresfield and Boship. With both these guys ‘in form’, the rest of the field were going to do well to get anywhere near them.
A warm and sultry morning awaited the riders and along with low winds, conditions were favourable for faster times.
The previous week Steve had canvassed members about riding this event and Richard and I had been persuaded. I admit that this course is probably my least favourite 25 mile course, but I was up for another ‘crack’. I was rewarded with the fact that some of the roughest sections had been resurfaced – hurrah !
As it turned out Steve and Pete both put in sterling performances with Steve pipping his rival by only 20 odd seconds with the rest of the field more than 2/3 minutes away. Richard and Ben both put in course bests, but unfortunately not enough for the team prize.
Results Steve Dennis East Grinstead 0:52:07 Pete Tadros In Gear/Quickvit 0:52:29 Other results Richard Woodward 1:02:10 Ben Hardisty 1:04:55