A great turnout of 28 riders populated the layby at Thursford last night for the second Thursford-Fakenham 10m TT of the season. Conditions were better than the previous week with good visibility, some warmth and a tailwind home.
As so often the case the tailwind on the way back was dropping as the evening progressed but still helped to some degree and times were generally faster than the week before. Charlie Nurse (North Norfolk Wheelers) took the honours with 21.17, followed by Matt Ratcliffe (Iceni Velo) 21.39 and Chris Skinner (CS Velosport) 22.23. Fastest lady was Andrea Eugster (all the way from Norway) in 26.55. In the 60+ age group John Hayward and Guy Thorold improved significantly on their previous times.
It was good to see local team East Coast Riders out in force, putting out some good times on their road bikes. They along with a North Norfolk Wheeler are competing at the Fakenham Criterium on Easter Sunday so try and support this event and cheer them on if you can.
A reminder that entries are still open during the next month for the North Norfolk Wheelers 100m TT on 20th May. It should be a good event that includes a number of ‘first timers’, amateurs and professional triathletes. For details and entries see here https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-details/15048
Just a quick note on Bruce Williams. He will be leaving club marshalling duties soon and I’m sure more words will be written in due course. After many years of marshalling involving sign distribution, loitering on roundabouts, encouraging riders, and dealing with angry motorists he is hanging up his hi-vis for a better life. He has always been there to ‘bollock’ riders who take the odd risk, (in a friendly way!), discuss performances and regale stories from TTs past. His big personality will be sorely missed at the club and open events.
|11/04/2017||10m Thursford Fakenham TT|
|MATT RATCLIFFE||Iceni velo||21.39|
|CHRIS SKINNER||CS Velosport||22.23||22.28|
|GAVIN BARRON||Iceni Velo||23.19|
|GRAHAM DENNY||East Coast Riders (ECR)||24.54||road bike|
|ROB KITCHEN||ECR||24.55||road bike|
|CONNOR RUMBLES||ECR||25.31||road bike|
|PAUL HARROWING||ECR||25.32||road bike|