It was rather wet when I set off from this house in the morning, and while the weather dried up, the rather strong wind did not moderate appreciably.  A modest field of 13 riders was possibly due to it being holiday season.  The strong wind was blowing almost directly in our faces at the start, and so made it hard on the ride up to the dual carriageway section – at times I was well below 20 mph, though having the rider in front getting closer was a bit of a carrot.  Once up on the dual carriageway, the bike was a bit twitchy at times to the turn (I was riding the Hed trispokes). 

As usual the lovely smooth surface on the new road made things easier, and in particular, the return leg was pretty quick, and I finished with 23:31, which must be one of my better times on this course.

So, on the one hand, I feel pretty upbeat about the event and my ride, though on the other, my heart rate seemed a little reluctant to rise to its usual levels. 

There’s a gallery of photos of the event over at the NBRC website (courtesy of JayBee, who didn’t ride due to a bust seatpin)

Result of the NBRC Time Trial held on Wednesday 15th of July 2009

 

Course:- F5d/10 (Stoke Hammond By Pass)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pos. on

Pos

No

Name

Club

Time

Cat

Vets Std

.+ / –

Vets Std

1

11

Tony Parks

NBRC

22.25

V44

26.18

.+ 3.53

1

2

9

Aaron McCaffrey

AW Cycles.co.uk

22.54

S

 

 

3

6

Robert Saunders

NBRC

23.31

V49

27.20

.+ 3.49

2

4

8

Jevon Oniell

TeamMK

23.42

V45

26.30

.+ 2.48

3

5

10

Kevin Stokes

TeamMK

24.33

V46

26.42

.+ 2.09

4

6

7

Aleck Hornshaw

TeamMK

24.58

V40

25.30

.+ 0.32

7

7

4

Brian Primett

NBRC

25.01

V42

25.54

.+ 0.53

5

8

3

Darren Haydon

NBRC

25.08

S

 

 

9

5

Ian Stokes

NBRC

26.38

V49

27.20

.+ 0.42

6

10

1

Chris Selley

NBRC

28.15

V40

25.30

.- 2.45

8

11

2

Eddy Page

NBRC

28.40

S

 

 

 

12

13

Keith Donaldson

TeamMK

41.21

V43

26.06

.- 15.15

9

13

12

Tony Brunton

NBRC

43.04

V44

26.18

.- 43.04

10

 

Time Keepers:- Mary Hartley & Tony Farmborough. NBRC

Pusher off:- Bryan Scarborough. NBRC