The first evening 10 of the 2018 season at Betteshanger CP was held in challenging conditions, which was not a great surprise, given the recent weather. The wind was strong from a south easterly direction, being particularly cold. The only positive thing about the weather was the event was held in dry conditions.
A total of 25 riders started, made up from 7 juniors and 18 seniors. There were several juniors having their first rides, including William and Harriet Butcher, and Scarlett Bates, who was unlucky to puncture.
George Pittock was the leading junior with 26.12, just 3 seconds ahead of Charlie Burgess. Fastest girl was Tallulah Butcher in a time of 33.17. The fastest senior was Ollie Robinson, riding in his Team Wiggins colours, with 21.18. This was just 6 seconds quicker than the club’s fastest rider, Nic Fennell (26.24). Third place went to Dan Martin University of Bath CC with 21.45. The fastest woman rider was TRC’s Abbie Langley with 29.02.
Times of all riders are to be found in the attached PDF documents.
This week, we had an abundance of helpers, several of whom opted to help rather than ride! The helpers were Nicola Goodban, Jenny Fearn, Tom Hutton, Paul Griffiths, Lawrence Martin, Michael Friend, Terry Fearn, Colin Robinson, Deborah McCall, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.