just a few seconds faster than Julian Freeman. Next fastest riding a standard road bike and the nicest ‘pedaller’ I would say, was Daniel Leverton, looking very smooth and aero, gliding on his spinning legs to 24:41. Next up, fifteen seconds slower was Simon Beesley, the first of the tri bar equipped road bike
users, doing probably his best pace yet in his first season of time trialling, and enjoying a full mix of cycling opportunities. Good pace too from young Harry Freeman on road bike and tri bars to 25:28. Even Steve Woolmer, on only his second outing this year, made a massive leap forward in pace, pushing
himself on probably very limited training to a respectable 26:45 on his road bike. I think also Michael Church should be congratulated on his 27:57, a great effort.
It’s amazing the difference a little bit of warmth (and air freshened by earlier showers) can make to your ride.
Riding back from the finish it was nice to reflect on what a great setup we have in the valley with the quiet roads club course centred on the the clubhouse and people sharing to help make it all happen.