Ben Hardisty writes…
Four riders from East Grinstead CC turned out for John Cole’s Tooting BC Hilly 21. The rolling GS/334 two lap course tackles the back lanes running north and south between Bletchingley and Outwood.
The weather was very kind, sunny and mild and not too windy. The only difficulty was the terrain which for some (!) proved something of an obstacle. The finish line placed at the top of the final climb back into Bletchingley at least provided an incentive to finish strongly. Richard Blackmore was on hand (time keeping) to encourage the riders over the line !
As it happened Steve Dennis blew the field away winning by more than six minutes, not too far away from the course record.
Results: 1 Steve Dennis East Grinstead CC 00:49:38 2 Nigel Morgan Tooting BC 00:55:43 3 Andy Cox Lewes Wanderers CC 00:55:56 4 Niall Digby Sigmasport 00:57:35 5 Steve Morgan Tooting BC 00:57:55 Also 13 Alan Starsmeare East Grinstead 01:03:41 16 Edward Boorman East Grinstead 01:05:56 18 Ben Hardisty East Grinstead 01:07:03 1st Lady Maria Balbi Redhill CC 01:34:24