On an otherwise fine evening in the bright light of the setting sun, a gusty west-northwest wind made it a little difficult for the thirteen competitors, most if not all were unable to approach their best times on the course this year. Pete Bradshaw, deciding to ride this last Ten of
After a bright summery day it was just becoming a little overcast by the time for the evening start and noticeably darker. A signal for the soon to close
On a warm night, with the light easterly wind suiting the course, and with riders well honed from their efforts of the season, there were many best times on the valley tonight. As so often before,
Just seven Rocko riders acquitted themselves brilliantly against twenty-one Welland Valley (plus one Welland ‘day member’). Paul Beattie and Peter Wilson going under the hour, and Peter Kucak just missing that target by nine
Back on the full course tonight but slower times than previous weeks, as riders find it “a slog against a headwind from Bringhurst to Medbourne”. Or “when the going gets tough the tough get going”?
At the head of the results visiting youngster Josh van Nierop was just clear of
With temporary traffic lights reappearing in Medbourne at short notice a course change was necessary yet again for the evening time trial. Marshals had been organised for the valley course and when a disappointed Michael Church offered to act as start timekeeper, it was decided to stay on the 'Valley'