There was a rather autumnal feel to the weather for the 9 riders who lined up for the first round of the Autumn series on Sunday. A strong south-westerly blew across the course on a cool morning.
Domestic bragging rights were secured by Jason Dynes who beat Leanne Cutler by 47 seconds. Whilst conditions weren’t ideal, Mark Desborough managed to post a course PB of 25:49 which also made him the fastest Nomad of the day.
The fastest ride of the day was posted by Jason Stuart of CC Ashwell who went round the course in an impressive 23:22.
Thanks go to that illustrious double-act of Turner and Smith who performed timekeeping and pushing-off duties with their inimitable style.
Tuesday evening at 6:30pm sees the final event in the Briercliffe series for 2014, whilst the Autumn Series moves to the Whitwell course next Sunday at 9am. A bit shorter than the Southill course at (9 miles) and a bit hillier.
Report by Nigel Wilson
Nomads: Mark Desborough 25:49; Jon Traynor 26:41; Nigel Tooke 27:21; Nigel Wilson 28:43; Jason Dynes 29:41; Leanne Cutler 30:28.
Guests: Jason Stuart (CCA) 23:22; Chris Pearce (Cambridge) 23:29; Lindz Barral (Twenty3c) 24:52.