I was really looking forward to another excursion on the F1B/25, since I posted a 58:24 at the Beds RCC ’25’ a couple of weeks ago. And, indeed, the weather forecasts earlier this week looked promising, with a headwind to the turn, and sunny weather. Unfortunately as the weekend approached, the forecast worsened. Last thing yesterday, I checked, and it looked as though seriously heavy rain would abate in time for the event.As it turned out, the overnight weather was appalling – I lay in bed hearing the wind and rain thrashing around the house, and I was dreading the time trial. I was travelling over to the race HQ in Tempsford with Richard, and at the allotted hour, he turned up – we both looked apprehensively at the rain, but headed over to Tempsford nonetheless. (I always try to ride an event, after all the poor old marshals have to stick it out). When we arrived at Tempsford, there were only a few cars, and a bunch of folk hanging about: the event had been cancelled (quite rightly) on safety grounds. A turbo training session now beckons.
This event was the anniversary of the event at which Gareth Evans rider was killed on the F1, and there was a prize in his memory. Probably quite fitting that the event was cancelled.
Back home, I discovered a roof leak. Something else that’ll have to be dealt with.