Another perfect morning for a time trial last Saturday 17th May, and a few degrees warmer than for the April edition. We had 13 riders sign up this time around, with 4 on TT bikes and everyone else running road kit. A big welcome to new VCGH members Rupert Dickinson (who won with a blistering time of 24:47), Warren Applegate and James Gower who came out to test their mettle on the 10 mile sporting course.
The biggest issue was contending with the road crew preparing the stretch of road outside the Plaistow village store for resurfacing. It was slightly worrying to see the truck turn up 15 mins before the TT was due to start, and there were conflicting signs warning of road closures either that morning or on Monday. In the end though, it was just the last few riders who had to deal with mouthfuls of dust from the road sweeping lorry as they squeezed through before the roadworks started in earnest (the women's regional road race due to ride over the same circuit 5 hours later must have had more difficulty as the road was completely closed by then).
Thanks once again to an amazing team of volunteers for showing up early and manning the junctions and the HQ. The races couldn't run and wouldn't be half as friendly without your help.
And thanks to those of you that came out to support us by racing. Would love to see more of you at the next race which runs on 14th June, so tell your mates and their mates and theirs.