A massive well done to all those who rode in our second post-COVID time trial on the H10/3R course which starts near Hungerford, goes towards Newbury on the A4, turns at the roundabout and heads back to Hungerford again.
It was great to see so many first timers today and, we may be biased, but the multitude of bright pink Newbury Velo jerseys really warmed our cockles.
I’m not sure there’s ever been a club event before on this course when the first 16 riders all get under 22 minutes, but today that happened. We also saw so many people riding their first ever tt, and - without exception - I think they all overperformed. A big commiserations to Philip Burgin who had the honorable duty of going first but suffered a puncture - and still managed to finish.
Congrats to Chris Loake who took first place overall with an incredible time of 20:15, with Adam Bidwell coming in in second place in 20:34. James Fawcett backed up his excellent ride from Monday with a 20:35 for third place.
Amongst the ladies, Jennifer George stormed round to take the honours with 22:15. Melanie Sneddon took second place with 23:12 with Kirsty McSeveney taking the final podium spot with 24:07.
Amongst the hotly contested tandem field of one, Ian Greenstreet and Rachael Elliott crossed the line first in a time of 19:38.