32 competitors were treated to really good riding conditions at tonight’s Bruton tt. Josh Day continued his impressive run of form by setting the quickest time of 47.22 to win both the juniors’ section and the overall. Geust rider Dan Brunton was second with Simon Barfoot in third. Vince Hounsome just beat Nigel Brown for fourth. Of the other riders, Chris Mullett did really well to set a course best time.
Jane Pritchard returned to the GDW tts for the first time this season and was the quickest lady rider, ahead of Hannah Drewett (Apex RT) and Jenny Lucas.
Yeovil CC rider Kurtis Rowe was second junior with Neil Mackinnon third and Liam Teesdale fourth, both setting good times on their first rides on the Bruton course.
Elsewhere, James Chant missed out on getting under the hour yet again with a 60.35 at the British University Champs Open 25 mile tt. An incredible tailwind meant the James got halfway in 27 minutes but inevitably the return leg was a real slog. With two miles to go it looked like he might sneak in under 60 minutes but those last two miles were generally rising up and into the wind and the time slipped away.
The National Mountain Bike Series continued at Dalby in Yorkshire last week. Paul Hopkins (Merida) got on the podium in the Vets race, getting second place. Paul was 36 seconds behind winner Ian Taylor (Craven Energy) after just over an hour’s racing. Andy Parsons was also in this race, and did well to finish in 24th. Emma Bradley (AQR-Cotic) was up against some top competition in the Elite Women race, and she finished in 23rd.