At least the forecast showers held off for this evening’s time trial, though blustery wind remained to try my patience. A good turnout of about 19 riders produced some fine rides, with a bit of a gulf between Tim and Jason and the 3rd and 4th placed riders with a tightly fought 1 second difference.
From my perspective, I’ve been trying to pull back form lost through February’s injury: at last week’s event I was about half a minute shy of that event in 2010, tonight I was 4 seconds slower than in 2010. On the other hand the margin between Tony and me was somewhat smaller, around 5 seconds. By and large, though, I’m reasonably pleased with this evening’s ride.
The wind meant the outward leg to Chicheley was a little tough, but once round that corner, things were a bit brisker, and I managed to catch one or two riders. Traffic was pretty light this evening, which is always good!
Read on for the results table and map
|1||Tim Carter||Virgin Active||21.36|
|2||Jason Gurney||Baines Racing||21.43|
|3||Chris Dunwoody||Team MK||23.09|
|6||David Carrington||Team MK||24.12|
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|9||Rob Chaundy||Team MK||25.13|
|11||Brian Primett||Team MK||25.50|
|13||Ruth Freestone-King||Team Sales Engine||27.06|
|15||Christina White||Team MK||28.12|