This was a lovely sunny evening, though getting rapidly cooler as the evening went on. It was good to be back on the Astwood course – last time we were forced onto the alternative Stagsden course by road works.

I felt reasonably OK – considerably more energetic than at Sunday’s ’25’ when I felt distinctly sub-par. Having said that, the problem with my over-slippy saddle was still noticeable. Every few pedal strokes saw me needing to push myself back onto the saddle again. Clearly some modification is needed! On the bright side, this was my first ride in the new club skinsuit. The current kit is sourced from Bio-Racer, and I was very pleased with its fit and construction (changing kit suppliers is always a bit anxious!).

I finished with 24:42, I think – a bit slower than I’d have liked.

Results at NBRC