It was a beautiful evening for yesterday’s time trial and there were numerous p.bs from the 40 riders who took part, including a new course record for Jay Hookins.
Jay set a super quick time of 21.43 and took a narrow win from Kim Little by just two seconds. Kim’s time was also under the previous course record. Third place went to Charles Rees who got round in under 22 minutes as well.
Fourth place and fastest junior rider was Freddie Coreth of Salisbury RaM with Paul Cooke just beating George Smith to fifth.
There were five women riders competing, and with two regulars not present it looks like we could have a good competition for the women’s championship this year. Jane Pritchard was the quickest this time out, with Sarah Wheeler setting a pb for second place. Leah Newing did really well in her first time trial for third, just ahead of Jenny Lucas and Julie Hillier.
Quickest of the GDW juniors was James Hywel-Davies ahead of the Geddes twins, with Connor quicker than brother James and beating his dad.
Swindon RC Hardrider TT
The WTTA Hardrider series continued on Sunday on a windy day near Devizes. The 24 mile very scenic course takes in a couple of long climbs and is up and down the rest of the way. The strong cross winds made it hard work and James Chant was a couple of minutes away from his course best but managed to finish in 27th with a time of 1.05.35. Chris Mullett wasn’t far behind James with 1.06.59 (34th) and Sarah Wheeler was 40th out of the 42 finishers in 1.14.52.
Yeovil CC TT
The third and final of Yeovil CC’s early season 5s took place on Tuesday evening with five GDW riders enjoying the quick blast past Yeovilton air base. James Chant was the quickest of them in seventh in 12.22. Mark Geddes did well for 13th in 12.51 while James Geddes finished in 13.14 to take 19th. Connor Geddes was 27th in 14 minutes exactly while Toby Easby beat his previous best time by more than two minutes to get home in 15.16 (32nd out of 36 finishers).