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|
|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|