After wind, rain, sleet and hail earlier in the day, the weather improved considerably for the first of the evening time trials at Betteshanger CP. It was still very chilly, but the sun came out and the winds fell away to leave just a slight breeze. There was a total of 30 riders taking part, including 8 junior riders.
The first junior rider was Fabien Large of Nopinz with a very good time of 22.09, which was also the second best time of the evening. Catherine Morrell was the first of the Thanet RC juniors and also first girl with 28.30. First Thanet RC boy was Alex Dack in fourth place in a time of 29.12.
The fastest senior rider was also the fastest woman. This was Emma Lewis of the Independent Pedaler, who came in with a fine time of 21.27. In second place was the fastest male and first Thanet RC rider, Shawn Manning, who clocked 22.23. Emma Davis was riding her first club event for a number of years and was the first Thanet RC woman with 29.09. Two more riders making an appearance at a club event for some time were Jason Wares and Martin Dickinson. Welcome back.
Please see the PDF files for the times of all riders.
The band of helpers this week was Sue Shields, Jenny Fearn, Terry Fearn, Matt Hall, Nick Scott, Michael Friend, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report by D Mastin.