Reporter: Paul Riley
On a surprisingly chilly but not so surprisingly blowy evening, a field of 13 riders took to the Briercliffe 10 course with a good selection of machines on show.
Nick Hickman chose to ride fixed gear. Captain Steve Robinson and Stoker Simon Doyle set sail on the Team Sales Engine tandem. The rest of the field were astride a diverse mix of road bikes and TT machines.
Fastest time and a new course record went to CC Ashwell’s Justin Layne, with a 22.06 on what was far from an ideal evening. This was another impressive performance from a man who rode 18:36 on the superfast V718/10 earlier in the month.
Time keeping duties were handled by Paul Riley with Ann Collins and Frank Turner assisting. Nigel Wilson was pusher off.
Hitchin Nomads CC Event
Mark Desborough 25.27, Nick Morgan 25.29, Julian Pegg 25.41, Nick Hickman 29.38, David Summerell 30.23
Private Time Trials
Justin Layne (CC Ashwell) 22.06, Ryan Withcell (University of Bristol) 22.35, Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) 23.34, Steve Robinson & Simon Doyle (Team Sales Engine, tandem) 23.35, Lindz Barral (Equipe Velo) 24.37, David Doyle 30.34, David Wright DNF (lost crank but managed to run the rest of the course to finish in “about 47 minutes”)