Reporter: James Gomm
The second evening 10 of 2016 saw the pleasant weather continue, with mild temperatures and a steady SW wind. 21 riders took to the start line, with 8 Nomads making their evening 10 debut for 2016. With 2 events under the belt, friendly rivalries have already started to form that are set to be battled out over the next few months.
Fastest Nomad of the evening was Nick Morgan, who managed to shave an impressive 47 seconds of his previous weeks time to go under the 24 minute mark. Hot on his heals were second claim member Steve Robinson, with Freddy Bulmer rounding off the top 3 with a commendable, but equally agonising time of 24:00.
The best battle was found in the middle order, where Edd Lee-Jones, Adam White and Nigel Tooke were separated by just 3 seconds. If you’re having trouble sleeping this evening Nigel, just have a think about where you lost those 0.3 seconds per mile……..
Frank Turner and James Spence worked the clocks with Chris Corney assisting this evening. As always there were 21 very grateful cyclists giving their thanks.
Hitchin Nomads: N Morgan 23:40, S Robinson 23:52, F Bulmer 24:00, N Hickman 24:50, J Gomm 25:30, T Davis 26:00, J Traynor 26:21, C Braybrooke 26:38, N Wilson 26:41, T Low 26:53, E Lee-Jones 27:06, A White 27:08, N Tooke 27:09, L Cutler 27:26, R Robinson 28:56, P Riley 30:49, S Oliver 32:27
Private Time Trials: R Evans (Army Cycling Union) 23:32, L Barell (Equipe Velo) 24:16, P Gell (BRCC) 24:25, E Koppe (CCA) 26:52
NOTE: NEXT WEEKS TIME TRIAL WILL START AT 19:00, WITH SIGN ON CLOSING AT 18:45, AND WILL BE ON THE TRADITIONAL BRIERCLIFFE 10 COURSE (1U/10). SIGN ON WILL BE AT THE START.