Reporters: Hannah and Nigel Wilson
Timekeeper and cycling history expert: Frank Turner
Assistants: Leanne Cutler, Meli Fletcher, Ben Wilson
It may have been sunny in Hitchin when riders set off to the time trial on Saturday, but it was raining by the time they got up to Bedfordshire.
However by the time numbers had been pinned on riders’ backs, the sun was just about shining again. First off were Father and Daughter 2-up pairing of Nigel and Hannah Wilson followed by six solo riders. They all looked pretty fast when they came past us but fastest of all was Lindz Barral and the quickest Nomad was Mark Desborough.
Thank you to Leanne for arranging the event and to all the marshalling crew. We ended up at Southill Tea Rooms afterwards where Frank gave us the history of the cycling building in Letchworth.
Hitchin Nomads Event
M Desborough 25:26; S Robinson 25:53; J Bainbridge 26:16; R Chirvasuta 29:04; S Oliver 31:30; N and H Wilson 44:22.
Private Time Trials
Lindz Barral (Equipe Velo) 25:01
[Final event is same time, same course next week. First rider off at 09:01, with sign on from 08:30 – 08:45. Nick Hickman is Event Organiser]