The GDW time trial season got underway with a sunny and warm evening tempting out 37 riders to the Stour Provost course. Jay Hookins set the quickest time, 32 seconds up on Paul Hopkins with Charles Rees in third. Jay has been riding quicker than ever recently, getting some high placings in the WTTA Hardrider events this spring, riding for the newly-formed Devizes Town CC.
Stuart Kerton has also been in good from this spring and on his first ride on this course tied for fourth with Paul Caton (TMG Horizon CT). Dan Brockway was next up with a fast ride to beat Kim Little and Vince Hounsome.
The GDW juniors did well again, with Freddie Coreth in ninth overall, Barney Cox 11th and James Hywel-Davies in 14th, all posting times in the 25 minute bracket. Further back, twin brothers Connor and James Geddes matched each other with times of 29.11.
Jane Pritchard was the quickest woman rider, over a minute ahead of Jenny Lucas, followed by Sarah Roberts and Julie Hillier.
The points tables will be done after the tt event on April 30th so please renew your membership or join up before then if you want your results to count.
In Open tts, Chris Mullett has been racking up the events over the weekend, competing at both the Yeovil CC 10 and the Swindon RC Hardrider time trials. Chris was 57th at Yeovil with a time of 26.20 while on the hilly 23 miles Swindon course he got round in 1.08.26 for 34th. Rob Pears of Bath CC won both events.
Chris was also in action at the Yeovil CC 5 mile tt on Tuesday, finishing in 24th with a time of 14.18. James Chant was also riding, getting 11th place with a 12.34.
In mountain biking, Kim Little returned to winning ways at the Gorrick spring series race at Porridge Pot Hill near Deepcut in Surrey. After a couple of races where Kim has been off of the podium, he won the Super Masters four laps race from Jedi CS rider Andy Taylor by 40 seconds with a race time of 1.24.58. In the Super Veterans’ event, Paul Hopkins and Andy Parsons both got good results, with Paul in third and Andy seventh.