Nigel Brown and Simon Rouse both took part in hilly tts at the weekend, and both seem to be starting the season in fine form.  Nigel took part in Andover Wheelers’ hilly 10.2 mile circuit, getting under half an hour with 29.56 for 9th place overall.  Nigel was some forty seconds closer to overall winner Bryce Dyer than last year, even though the course was nearly a mile longer.

Simon Rouse also did well compared to 2010, finishing 12th at Severn RC’s hilly 25 mile tt with 1.05.15, two minutes faster than last year.  Don Tanner was 24th with 1.11.29 while overall winner James Wall (Team Echelon-Rotor) was quicker than all of the 2-up teams with 54.45.  Photos of this event can be seen here

Mike Smith picked up an excellent fourth place in one of the recent Army CU 3rd Cat crits at Ludgershall.  Mike won the bunch sprint for fourth, just behind the leading break of three riders, to get his first points of the season.