Once again, we had some decent weather and a good turnout for the second post-lockdown evening “10” mile time trial at Betteshanger Country Park (BCP). It was warm and sunny, but with the usual BCP breeze. On the whole, the times were broadly similar to the previous week, although some riders were quicker, others were slower, and a few were within a couple of seconds of last week’s ride.
The juniors made up a good proportion of the field, with George Pittock coming out on top once again. George’s time of 22.29 was a 20 second improvement over his ride from the previous week. Last week, Catherime Morrell had the disappointment of a puncture just before the start, but this week she got round in a time of 26.09 and was fastest girl rider.
The top places for man and woman riders this week went to second claim members and Independent Pedlar riders, Chris Fennell and Emma Lewis. Chris did a tremendous ride, breaking the 19 minute barrier with 18.58, while Emma recorded 21.38, which was also good for 3rd overall. In second place was Nic Fennell, as the fastest Thanet RC man, with a fine sub 20 minute ride of 19.57. Breda Pooke was quickest Thanet RC woman in a time of 29.39.
The times of all riders can be found in the attached PDF files.
Thanks to this week’s band of helpers, Sue Shields, Paul Griffiths, Mike Kirkness, Andrew Morrell, Terry Fearn, Andy McCall and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.