After a few weeks of bad weather and roadworks the storms threatened to disrupt proceedings once again. However despite the rumble of thunder and flash of lightning in the distance the roads at Pretty Corner were dry and there was no wind. The field was made up completely of NNW club riders.
In warm, humid conditions fast times were expected if it stayed dry.. Riders queued up eager to get started whilst still dry. Heading out it was if a time portal was entered at High Kelling with it being dry on the way in to the woods and wet on the way out. The last riders experienced a heavy downfall at Holt on already wet roads as Marshall Bruce Williams was eagerly packing up. On the way back the time portal was reversed and dry conditions re-appeared on leaving the High Kelling Woods which was very odd.
Top three were Charlie Nurse (21.31), Mike Padfield (23.07) and John Morgan (23.31), with fastest (and only) lady Theresa Harman. Henry Woodley made it back with two gears due to a broken shifter (easy and hard, he opted for hard!). John Morgan with his sudden new found form got a course PB, with Nigel Walsh, John Morgan, Brian Platts and Guy Thorold getting their best times of the year so far.
Riders just made it back to their cars or started biking home just as the heavens opened. Well timed…
Thanks to the marshalls, timekeepers and riders as usual.
Full results below