Firstly. a note about track safety. There was a near miss incident at this Betteshanger time trial where a rider stopped and dismounted on the racing line in front of another rider who was still competing. Fortunately, the following rider was able to get around this rider and avoid a collision. Please be aware of all other riders on the track and make your way to the track exit carefully when you have completed your ride.
Regarding the time trial itself, this was held in warm conditions, although the sun soon disappeared before the end. As usual, there was a breeze which we all expect at Betteshanger. There was a total of 41 riders signing,which included 8 juniors.
There were some very good times posted by the juniors, some of which may be PB’s? Dougie Tulett and Millie Dack broke through the 30 minute barrier, while top spot went to Alex Dack with 26.22. Ferne Peirce was the fastest girl in second place with a time of 27.34.
It was very tight at the top amongst the senior riders. Just five seconds separated two of the riders from the club’s GoRide scheme, with first place going to Ollie Robinson (19.47) just ahead of Dan Martin (19.52). Our fastest woman rider was Faye Faiers, who recorded a time of 27.04.
Times of all riders can be found in the PDF files included in this report.
Many thanks to the band of helpers: this week they were Terry Fearn, Andrew Morrell, Malcolm Adams, Paul Griffiths, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin..
Report by D. Mastin