Mark Langlands topped the field at Tuesday evening’s Individual Time Trial. Forty eight riders rode to Holdsworth and back with another three competing over the short course. ITT are a true test as each rider competes as an individual without assistance from other riders. Starting at 30 second intervals riders made their way to the reserve entrance, a slight climb, before turning and running for home. Close times resulted with mere seconds separating riders. As can happen, although starting separately, riders can come together in mini peletons which aids their performance much to the chagrin of riders whose luck does not provide such opportunities.
The usual westerly was replaced by a south easterly and many riders found the run home, especially the last km or two quite hard work.
Mark, in a time of 41.36, led home Dave Shepherd and Pete James while Lesley Mouat, in 48.10, was first woman followed by Kirsten Goodin and Donna Burkhart. It was excellent to see Jenny Devenport back on her bike after her accident some months ago. Brian Lambert also turned up on an ancient bike and completed the course.
The results are attached. Please DON’T notify of any errors. It’s taken a bit of work to get this far!
Next week: Tuesday February 17, we compete in a handicap road race over 38km from Henley Lake to Bideford. Meet for a 6.00pm start. No late registrations and no aerobars. And, this Saturday February 14, at 2.00pm is the club hill climb champs on the Kourarau Hill at Gladstone. That will be another individual ride just like the time trial.