Seven riders took part in Sunday’s TT on the Holt Fakenham Course. During the warm up a lone rider from Wisbech was walking towards Holt with a broken rear wheel. After directing him to a local bike shop in a rush before the start I realised they wouldn’t be open (sorry!), so hopefully he managed to get sorted, as a long walk home… I had my own rear wheel issue with it locked on against the frame which took some re-assembly at the start to get sorted.
After a bit of pfaffing everyone got off ok and Geoff Paice did a great job on his own at the start. There wasn’t too much traffic when out of Holt , which was a help (or hinderance depending on your views), the sun was out for a change and the wind was light, although the potholes were slightly deeper than last time out.
Mike Padfield (NNW) got a course PB with 58.07 followed by Alex Lubbock of API Metrow in 60.28. Alex is a promising young rider who has a PB of 54.07 on the fast E2/25 – indicating the more rolling terrain on our club 25 course… Third was Phil Watkins of 34 Nomads in 61.44 (his best for a 25 is 51.15 in 1992!). There were some good performances from the ladies Susie Towning and Amanda Marshall who are progessing well this year.
Thanks to super-stand-in marshalls Graham Denny and Rob Warwicker who kept the Fakenham roundabout company and cheered us on whilst we dodged the traffic.
|13/08/2017||25m Holt Fakenham Albert Lefever Trophy Race|
|ALEX LUBBOCK||API Bikes||60.28|
|PHIL WATKINS||34 Nomads||61.44||56.62|