Reporter: Steve Smith
Riding a cool and breezy 25 miler was probably not high on a number of Nomad’s lists tonight after many riders did ‘double-duty’ at the weekend in a myriad of combinations involving UCWT qualifying TTs and Gran Fondos, Open and Interclub TTs and of course the Club run.
However 16 riders took on the 10mph NNE wind which only seemed to give help on the stretch from Growers to Shuttleworth, with a reported decrease of 3-5mph along Growers compared to previous events. Simon Young had an unfortunate but maybe lucky escape with a puncture right on the start line.
Stephen Oliver made a solid Dave Gudgin debut as did CC Ashwell’s Keith Carne.
Fastest Nomad was Mark Desborough, still fresh from a great performance in the Interclub 15, with a 1:06:42. Close behind were Nick Hickman who only set a time of 1:07:12 due to his beer order at the Hare & Hounds on lap two not being heard! James Cornell followed with a 1:07:32.
Despite the conditions three of our guests went under the hour with Joe Gorman fastest of the night with a 58:17.
Timekeeper: Frank Turner – Pusher Off: Steve Smith
HNCC Dave Gudgin event #2
M Desborough 1:06:42, N Hickman 1:07:12, J Cornell 1:07:32, J Traynor 1:10:44, J King 1:11:39, C Corney 1:13:02, L Cutler 1:13:56, P Riley 1:14:01, D Summerell 1:18:26, S Oliver 1:22:52
Private Time Trials
J Gorman (Full Gas RT) 58:17, J Stuart (CC Ashwell) 59:37, R Witchell (University of Bristol) 59:48, L Barral (Equipe Velo) 1:02:58, D Ledgerton (Team Sales Engine) 1:12:29, K Carne (CC Ashwell) 1:20:19