This week was meant to be the week of the heatwave, according to the weather forecasters. They obviously didn’t include our corner of Kent, or Betteshanger in particular, in their forecast for Wednesday, as we had yet another evening of poor weather to contend with. This week, it was dry, but there was a strong north easterly wind coming off the sea and it was more like March than June.
Consequently, we had another small field of riders taking part. Just 18 riders took to the track, including 3 juniors. The weather affected the times and most riders were considerably slower than their previous times.
Fastest girl and fastest junior was Catherine Morrell with 26.59, while in second place was Tallulah Butcher in a time of 29.30. Toby Clayson of VC Deal was fastest boy with 34.57.
Nic Fennell was top of the list of senior riders with 21.10, while Shawn Manning recorded 22.03 for second place, which was actually better than his time from the previous week. The top woman rider was Sophie Driscoll, who did 27.07.
Times of all riders are to be found in the attached files.
This week’s helpers were Jenny & Terry Fearn, Caroline Rigby, Paul Griffiths, Andrew Morrell, Malcolm Adams, Brian Hood, David Redmond and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.