This week's event is on the Stoke Hammond Bypass course (F5d/10) - follow that link for the course description and risk assessment. The event starts at 7.00pm and entries are as usual £2.50 (members) and £3.00 (non-members). If you're riding to and from the event, remember to bring lights if necessary.


Roadworks at the main A5 roundabout which has caused us some concern turned out to be no problem at all. Instead, the weather had taken a turn for the worse - maybe that's summer over and done with! The rain began just as I left work to head down to the race, and got steadily heavier. While it was what you would call torrential, it wasn't very nice coupled with the blustery wind that made my front wheel a bit twitchy. In any event, at least two riders decided not to ride the event, with two others not starting due to the conditions. I started with my customary foot cramp, which soon eased as I negotiated the first roundabout. I had decided to take all the roundabouts carefully as Anthony had reported he was worried about slipperiness (and promptly decided not to start). In fact the outward section to the dual carriageway section was pretty unpleasant as my front trispoke was twitching away. Once you're wet, you're wet, so the rain wasn't much of an issue as it was light enought hat there wasn't a spray/visibility problem (other than the falling light). The only real scare I had was a pothole entering the final roundabout, which nearly threw mefrom the the bike.

It was nice to speak to a couple of riders new to timetrialling. For one this was their first event and the other his second - despite the conditiond both seemed to enjoy the event and hopefully will be back for more! Congratulations to Matt, who set a damned fine time for a horrible evening to win the event with 21:58.

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 2 Matt Exley 21.58 S      
2 11 Lindz Barral 23.28 S      
3 7 Robert Saunders NBRC 23.50 V53 26.59 .+ 3.09 1
4 5 Ant Newland Bossard Wheelers CC 24.42 V47 26.32 .+ 1.50 3
5 9 Andy Wickham Unattached 25.00 V43 26.13 .+ 1.13 5
6 1 Daren Haseldine TeamMK 25.27 V46 28.03 .+ 2.36 2
7 10 Tom Davies Unattached 25.31 S      
8 6 Paul Woodham Bossard Wheelers CC 26.06 V62 27.51 .+ 1.45 4
9 12 Luke Daniells NBRC 28.40 V40 25.59 .- 2.41 6
  3 Anthony Batt NBRC DNS S      
  8 James Archibald Virgin Active DNS S      
Tandem Event :-            
1 4 Trevor Watson Bossard Wheelers CC 28.32 V54 25.13 .- 3.19 1
    Trudy Watson Bossard Wheelers CC   V51      
Time keepers :- Steph Cousins & Tony Farmborough NBRC          
Pusher off :- Bryan Scarborough NBRC