I woke rather early this morning, and was elated to see that conditions were well-nigh perfect for time trialling – quite warm, and virtually still. Over at Tempsford (the event was on F1/25), I signed on and got ready to go and warm up. Unfortunately I didn’t even get out of Tempsford before suffering a rear wheel puncture. Back to the car and a change of tube! I availed myself of another competitor’s track pump to whack the tyre up to pressure. Sadly, the tyre didn’t hold pressure, and with a substantial cut in the tyre casing, it was pretty clearly game over. This was pretty disappointing, given it was the only decent morning I’ve had this season for a time trial.
Back home for a ride on the tandem.