An impressive squad of 6 Nomads were on the start line for the Team SalesEngine.co.uk 10 mile time trial this afternoon. With the race taking place on fairly flat roads just to the west of Cambridge they were hoping to post some good early season times.
The Nomads TT squad had clearly been busy over the winter looking to buy all things Aero… new Aero bikes, Aero helmets, Aero water bottles and even Aero gloves had been purchased in order to assist in the quest for PBs. An Aero chocolate bar was even consumed as recovery food. A chilly breeze blew across the course but the conditions were pretty good for early April, and all the riders enjoyed the smooth road surface.
Jon Traynor and Nigel Wilson were the first Nomads to ride and both of them went close to PBs. Gavin Ashfield was next up and posted the fastest Nomads time of the day – 22:15. Considering Nick Hickman and James Gomm had ridden the 31 mile Welwyn Hilly yesterday they came in with particularly impressive times. However, the ride of the day belonged to Leanne Cutler who came home in 26:05 – which appears to be the fastest time by a Nomad lady for over 20 years.
Fastest time by a Nomad lady at 10 miles for over 20 years (picture courtesy Davey Jones)
The Nomads Veterans 10 competition looks like being particularly hard fought this year, Nick Hickman taking the early lead having posted a time 3:17 faster than his Veterans standard.
Fastest ride of the day came from Jason Bouttell who went under 20 minutes by a whisker.
Thanks go to our friends from Team Sales Engine who put on a friendly and superbly organised event, and to Steve Smith who was out on the course cheering on the Nomads.
The Nomads ‘Briercliffe 10’ time trial series starts at 6:30pm this Tuesday near Southill.
Provisional times: Gavin Ashfield 22:15; Nick Hickman 23:19; James Gomm 24:03; Nigel Wilson 25:15; Jon Traynor 25:22; Leanne Cutler 26:05.
Hickman wearing “Veterans’ 10 Gauntlets” (picture courtesy Davey Jones)
Gomm at the turn (picture courtesy Davey Jones)
Wilson getting close to a new personal best (picture courtesy Davey Jones)