On the face of it, the riders were presented with an appalling set of conditions – the warm and sunny weather we had for the previous week or two had vanished, replaced by cold and grey conditions, with a very strong wind and the threat of rain.  To add to this, I had a real lack of enthusiasm and couldn’t stop yawning as I lined up at the start.

Mind you, having Tony Parks a minute behind me was sure to spur me on.  I nearly got tipped off by the wind catching the front trispoke just after the start, but after that I had no trouble.  As expected the wind assisted me down the main road towards Chicheley, but more astonishingly, it seemed to help most of the way back to North Crawley.  That mystifies me!  Anyway, I was pretty pleased – not only did the rain hold off, but I limited my losses to Tony Park to 30 seconds, which was pretty good given his form lately, but I improved about 11 seconds from three weeks ago.  An encouraging event…next race is the Norlond ’50’ on the F1/50 on Sunday morning – this will be my first 50 since the 2006 season!

There’s a report from Tony over at the NBRC web page.

Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Wednesday 14th of May 2008    
Course:- F5v/10 (Astwood)            
                Pos. on
Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std
                 
1 23 Simon Cannings TeamMK 22.47 S      
2 16 Tony Parks NBRC 23.15 V43 26.06 .+ 2 51 3
3 15 Rob Saunders NBRC 23.45 V48 27.07 .+ 3.22 2
4 27 Ian Marshall TeamMK 23.54 V40 25.30 .+ 1.36 7
5 13 Nick Pitt Team Sanjan Design 24.03 S      
6 24 Geoff Perry TeamMK 24.25 V48 27.07 .+ 2.42 4
7 5 John Buchanan NBRC 24.38 S      
8 22 Lindz Barral TeamMK 24.57 S      
9 20 Glenn McMenamin NBRC 25.12 S      
10 21 Ian Markham Team Sanjan Design 25.15 S      
11 7 Ian Stokes NBRC 25.16 V48 27.07 .+ 1.51 6
12 4 Hannah Barnes Palmers Park Velo 25.18 Juv.      
13 8 Martin Paul NBRC 26.01 S      
14 10 Graham McKay TeamMK 26.07 V46 26.42 .+ 0.35 9
15 6 Chris Hartley NBRC 27.06 V51 27.46 .+ 0.40 8
16 2 Andy Lam
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NBRC 27.13 V50 27.33 .+ 0.20 10
17 26 Richard Stanton NBRC 27.19 S      
18 12 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 27.37 V65 31.00 .+ 3.23 1
19 25 Ed Page NBRC 29.05 S      
20 11 Tony Brunton NBRC 29.14 V43 26.06 .- 3.08 11
21 14 Chris Selley NBRC 29.26 S      
22 19 Gordon Batcock NBRC 29.28 V67 31.30 .+ 2.02 5
23 9 Yvonne Gurney TeamMK 30.26 S      
24 1 Chris Parkes NBRC 30.27 V48 27.07 .- 3.20 12
25 3 Alice Barnes Palmers Park Velo 36.13 Juv.      
                 
  Two up Team Time Trial            
  17 Dave Garrard NBRC 28.48        
  18 David Skeggs unattached          
                 
Time Keepers:- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough NBRC.