Fabos Young (Wellingborough Cycles RT) rather wanted to break the course record but a combination of the wind and slowing for a horse on the course prevented him. However, he still finished in 22:08, over two minutes ahead of Phil Earl (RFW), who was baulked by a tractor, in 24:59 and Julian Freeman (RFW) in 25:12.
Eighteen year-old Jos Kertzman (Bath CC) rode his grandfather’s steel Peugeot to 26:53, while Michael Church (RFW) on his newly-restored Mercian single speed struggled a bit to finish in 33:18. Let’s say it’s down to teething troubles.
Our only woman rider, Haddi Conant (RFW), having ridden over from Kings Cliffe, was hampered by a broken gear lever but still managed 30:30.
Last week is the final ‘Ten’, so let’s hope for decent weather and a good turnout. My thanks, as usual, go to all helpers and race officials.
I've included a photo of Julian making a dash for the finish.