A very warm day transformed into much cooler conditions for this event over at the Stony Stratford course.  At least the rain showers which I rode through en route to the event held off for the actual racing.  On the other hand, I really shouldn’t have taken part in the event, as I was feeling decidedly unwell on the ride out.I also took a chance on riding rather lower gears than usual on the outward leg, particularly on the uphill section to Nash.  Unfortunately, this (coupled with the uncertain feeling in my stomach, and my caution cornering on wet roads) merely slowed me down to the point I recorded a poor 28:31 in tonight’s event.  My generally unwell feeling intensified overnight, and I spent the night tossing and turning.

That’s the last time trial for a week and a half, as I cannot race due to work commitments.  I’ll return to the fray in the Finsbury Park ’25’.

Pos. on
Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std

1 9 Tony Parks NBRC 26.35 V45 30.29 .+ 3.54 1
2 13 Chris Dunwoodie TeamMK 27.01 S
3 6 Lindz Barral i-team.CC 27.35 S
4 5 Adrian Cox TeamMK 27.36 V49 31.26 .+ 3.50 2
5 4 Robert Saunders NBRC 28.31 V50 31.41 .+ 3.10 4
6 14 John Buchanan TeamMK 28.35 V40 29.20 .+ 0.45 5
7 8 Ben Garrard Leeds Tri Club 29.06 S
8 12 Piers Vallance Private 29.42 S
9 10 Claire Vallance Private 31.30 LS
10 3 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 32.34 V67 36.13 .+ 3.39 3
11 1 Alan Lawson NBRC 32.48 V42 29.47 .- 3.01 8
12 11 Nigel Skinner Private 32.49 V45 30.29 .- 2.20 7
13 2 Dave Garrard NBRC 35.11 V62 34.48 .- 0.23 6


2 up TTT
7 Sue Skeggs TeamMK 33.30
David Skeggs NBRC