It was clear that this evening’s event was going to be quite tough – when I set off from work to Stony Stratford, I roared up Brickhill Street at about 27mph with a stiff tailwind (of course when I went home it was the opposite!).

On the evening, we had a reduced turnout, presumably a combination of the strong wind, and impending summer holidays.  Dealing with my front trispoke in the crosswinds was a problem on the ride our, but at race speed, I had no difficulty.  The climb to the turn was pretty tough into the wind, especially in the approach to Nash, but roaring back down was nice – I reached at least 44.3mph at one point.

A good result, I think – I always take an event or two to get back into “racing mode” after being on cycle tour! 

Course:- F5u/10 (Stony Stratford)          
                 
Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / – Vets Std
                 
1 11 Simon Cannings TeamMK 26.46 S      
2 8 Tony Parks NBRC 26.53 V43 30.01 .+ 3.08 2
3 9 Chris Dunwoodie TeamMK 27.32 S      
4 13 Rob Saunders NBRC 27.57 V48 31.11 .+ 3.14 1
5 12 Geoff Perry TeamMK 28.40 V48 31.11 .+ 2.31 4
6 10 Lindz Barral TeamMK 29.31 S      
7 14 Neil Mitchell Private 30.15 S      
8 5 Chris Hartley NBRC 31.32 V51 31.56 .+ 0.24 5
9 2 Tom Sweet Private 32.22 S      
10 4 Gilbert Wheelwright NBRC 32.53 V65 35.39 .+ 2.46 3
11 1 Alan Lawson NBRC 32.56 V40 29.20 .- 3.36 7
12 3 Tony Brunton NBRC 33.40 V43 30.01 .- 3.39 8
13 7 Dave Skeggs NBRC 34.26 S      
14 6 Dave Garrard NBRC 34.47 V60 34.16 .- 0.31 6
                 
Time Keepers:- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough. NBRC