This was my first time trial after returning from our tandem cycle tour in the Hebrides and was a return to the Stony Stratford course after three weeks (I failed to post a report on that event). It was actually the nicest evening for a club event this year, nice and warm and with only a light breeze to contend with.
The nice weather brought out the usual crop of airborne arthropods (the course is flanked by crops, livestock and waterways): throughout the event, I could hear insects bouncing off my aero hat! Actually, my legs felt they were still in touring mode, and in particular I found getting up the hill to Nash a bit tough, even tought than usual. Other than that, I cannot point the finger at any cause of problems.
I finished with 28:11, to take third place (second place on vets standard), behind Simon Cannings, who did a sterling ride, and Dave Glossy.
|Pos||No||Name||Club||Time||Cat||Vets Std||.+ / –|
|1||11||Simon Cannings||Equipe Velo||25.57||V45||30.07||.+ 4.10|
|2||10||David Glossy||Team Corley||27.40||V42||29.51||.+ 2.11|
|3||12||Robert Saunders||NBRC||28.11||V55||31.00||.+ 2.49|
|4||14||Tim Bailey||TeamMK||28.18||V48||30.22||.+ 2.04|
|5||6||Andy Sharman||Baines Racing||28.26||V44||30.02||.+ 1.36|
|6||16||Jason Lee||TeamMK||28.30||V46||30.12||.+ 1.42|
|7||5||Ant Newland||Bossard Wheelers||28.35||V49||30.28||.+ 1.53|
|8||8||Graham Line||NBRC||29.10||V50||30.33||.+ 1.23|
|9||9||Darren Haydon||NBRC||29.20||V44||30.02||.+ 0.42|
|10||17||Gavin Old||Equipe Velo||29.44||V43||29.56||.+ 0.12|
|11||13||Mick Atkinson||TeamMK||29.50||V46||30.12||.+ 0.22|
|12||4||Paul Woodham||Bossard Wheelers||30.16||V64||32.06||.+ 1.50|
|13||7||Clive Faine||TeamMK / MKCA||31.27||V68||32.46||.+ 1.19|
|14||3||Trevor Watson||Bossard Wheelers||32.26||V56||31.06||.- 1.20|
|15||2||Wayne Thomas||NBRC||32.42||V64||32.06||.- 0.36|
|16||1||John Pick||Chronos RT||39.27||V70||33.10||.- 6.17|
|Time Keepers:- Steph Cousins & Tony Farmborough NBRC|
|Pusher off:- Bryan Scarborough. NBRC|