First month report

Well that’s the first full month of confined time trials and we have seen good attendances at all events, and encouraging to see a few new members joining the club.   There have also been some promising early season times and even a course record. 

Once again we have been well supported by the timekeepers, marshalls on the night and during the day putting out the warning signs.  Thanks to them we can ride safer during each event.

The season started on the last Wednesday in March with the traditional Abbotsford 5 mile.  This event was won by new member Darryl Tait in a time of 11:49. An impressive start to the season and we wait to see how his times progress throughout the year.  Behind Darryl we then had 7 riders in the 12minute time zone and finishing with 38 seconds of each other. Again it will be good to see how these riders compare/ compete against each other during the year.

The following weekend we hosted the Gordon Arms time trial.  A very popular, early season hilly time trial race that was once again well supported.  Riders took full advantage of conditions we can only hope for mid season to record some quick times, especially the race winner who set a new course record of 46:15.  In fact the first three riders all broke the previous course record.  First Gala rider was that man Darryl Tait with a time of 55:47.

We had planned a 10 mile the following week however road works on the bypass prevented us from riding the route.  Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come later in the year with the potential works outside the BGH.  Anyway we rode another 5 mile and once again Darryl had the fastest time on the night, 12:12.

The following week saw us riding the first “10” of the season and could the wind have been any stronger!  Blowing a cold westerly the return leg from Ravenswood roundabout was a struggle for those who maybe did not have the strength training during the winter.  It did not stop newcomer Darryl riding an impressive 23:30 and keeping his 100% record of early season wins.

The sporting course events are a good indicator of those riders who have been putting in the hilly miles over the winter and it was no surprise to see Nathan Beard turn up for the Lindean event.  Although not the quickest up the Lindean climb (that went to second claim rider Joe Agnew) he stormed round the route to set a new course record of 40:45.

We finish the month with a “10” and in significantly better conditions than two weeks previous. Once again Darryl was fastest rider on the night with a 22:54 with Neil Pendrich making a return to confined time trials finishing second in a time of 23:18 and Andrea Pogson equalling her course pb of 23:46.

It has been a good start to the season and hopefully we continue to see good attendances at each event and riders can see personal improvement.  Finally the Border Trophy series starts in May with two races being held during the month, Hawick 11th and Berwick 25th therefore, minimum of eight riders for each race, however more the better to ensure we finish a team at each race.

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