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Another occasion on which the alternative Stony course was required – due to the same roadworks issues as before. Mind you, no one had repaired the dodgy road surfaces on this course! On a muggy and hot evening, a stellar field of 10 veterans turned out to contest the event.

No much to report really – it was tough all the way round, though I’m getting closer to being able to correctly down-gear for that nasty nip after the lengthy descent from Whaddon on the return leg. I finished in 26:48 to take the win – also good enough to win on veteran standard. It was a close thing – the top four places were withing 25 seconds.

I rode the event on the P3 – mostly because it’s set up with H3 trispokes with alloy braking surfaces – the weather forecast suggested it might be wet (though it wasn’t at all wet for the race as it turned out).

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std
1 5 Robert Saunders NBRC 26.48 V54 28.43 .+ 1.55 1
2 6 Ant Newland Bossard Wheelers CC 26.53 V48 28.13 .+ 1.20 2
3 8 Mark Ellis TeamMK 27.05 V50 28.23 .+ 1.18 3
4 9 Jason Lee TeamMK 27.13 V45 27.59 .+ 0.46 5
5 10 Andy Wickham NBRC 27.47 V44 27.54 .+ 0.07 7
6 2 Andy Smith TeamMK 27.50 V57 29.00 .+1.10 4
7 1 Graham Line NBRC 28.04 V49 28.18 .+ 0.14 6
8 3 Geoff Perry TeamMK 28.53 V54 28.43 .- 0.10 8
9 7 Trevor Watson Bossard Wheelers CC 31.10 V55 28.48 .- 2.22 9
10 4 Luke Daniells NBRC 32.16 V41 27.39 .- 4.37 10