This week’s time trial at Bettershanger CP was listed as a 3-up, although we allowed riders to ride solo or pair up with another rider to form a 2-up team. The distance was either 5 or 7 laps, the choice being down to each rider/team. The weather was fair but as is usually the case at Betteshanger, there was a stiff breeze from the south west.
In total, 35 riders took part, with a mixture of juniors and seniors and solos, 2-up and 3-up teams. There were some very good times posted, which illustrated the benefit of being able to draft behind team mates to save some energy. A fine example of this was the Butcher family with dad Adrian guiding William and Harriet to a time of 28.06 for 5 laps, which is a bit longer than10 miles.
The times of all riders can be found in the attached PDF file.
Thanks to our helpers this week, Malcolm Adams, Simon Henderson and Dave Mastin.
Report by Dave Mastin.