A fantastic turn out this morning for our first TT of the season with 26 riders in total. Dry roads but cool temperatures and a light wind made for decent conditions for this time of year, although the PBs tend to come in warmer weather.
Jez Ponting claimed first position with an outstanding 23:32 - averaging 25.5mph which is an amazing speed on roads that become tangibly bumpier and holier with each passing winter. 2nd was Chris Mott breaking into the 24s with his new stealthy TT machine. And 3rd Mark Pritchard only 6 seconds off his PB with a 25:07. First woman home in 33:21 was Kate Cheeseman finally back on the road after months of post-injury shenanigans, closely followed by first-timer Emma Poston in 33:54.
Thanks to everyone who showed up to ride, especially for sacrificing their Easter Saturday lie-ins. And double thanks to all those who helped out with marshalling at this event. It takes quite a little team to make the TT tick and it's been great to have so many willing helpers.
This event's team were:
Push-offer: Matt Hurst
Marshals: James Evans, Ali Siddall, Nick Davison, Lara O'Keeffe, Sara Horner, Paul Hatcher
Finish Timekeeper: Brian Waters
Results: Marco Burgin
Tea & cakes: Sara Horner (maker of supreme flapjacks) and Ali Siddall
Full results are here. Please put 13th May in your diaries for Event 2.