It was a beautiful night for a time trial, or at least it would have been on a different route which didn’t take in Kingsettle Hill. 24 riders took on the challenge of the course based at Kilmington, and the main climb was as hard as ever. Kim Little was class of the field, the best part of two minutes quicker than anyone else. The next six riders were closely matched with Vince Hounsome the fastest of them in second place, ahead of Stuart Kerton.
The juniors were right in the mix, George Smith finishing fourth overall with James HD fifth and Barney Cox in seventh. Both James and Connor Geddes beat their dad, no doubt the first of many more times to come.
Sarah Wheeler was a long way ahead of the other women riders tonight, over three minutes ahead of Jane Pritchard. Lynn Broom was third.
Thanks to everyone who marshalled and did timekeeping, results here
Poole Wheelers Open –
There were five GDW riders taking part in the 10 mile open tt on the Poole bypass on Sunday. It turned out to be one of those rare float days when the both directions were fast, and there were lots of pb times throughout the field with four riders completing the course in under 20 minutes.
Stuart Kerton was quickest of the Gillingham crew, his time of 22.03 giving him 30th overall. James Chant was 45th in 23.18 while Chris Mullett and Don Tanner were separated by just one second, with Chris in 57th in 24.41 and Don 58th in 24.42. Sarah Wheeler rode well to set a new 10 mile pb of 26.42 in spite of two hold ups costing her quite a bit of time.
Results and photos, including one of Don, can be seen on the Eamonn Deane blog