Forum members are invited to enter this event (as private time trials)
Course - West of Windsor HCC001
HQ - Birds Hill Golf Club - sign on in car park
First man off 10 am. You really need to arrive by 9.30 to sign on.
I believe the course records are: outright, Wouter Sybrandy 54.42, and fixed Paul Holdsworth 1.0.48. I believe the fixed record may be the more attainable, but don't be disappointed if you're nowhere near these times, especially this early in the year.
Any queries, or if you want to book a place (probably not necessary, but we did once run out of numbers) p.m. me by tomorrow evening.
Sorry to be a bit late with this - I've been busy with the Road Race recently.
My report is below. If there were any forum members among the ptt's, I apologise for not being aware of you.
There is only limited single gear interest here, but it's worth mentioning that among the personal worsts referred to, one was from a former star time triallist who had opted to ride 91" fixed - an unwise decision.
On a brighter note, the winner, the second and the fourth placed riders all started their careers with the Clarence Wheelers, under orders from Chairman Alf to ride small fixed gears. If Alf Whiteway can look down from above he must be gratified to see the results of his strategy, which is still bearing fruit after so many years.
Hounslow & District Wheelers - Good Friday 25 – 2nd April 2010
This event produced one outstanding performance – Nic Stagg, who was the clear winner with a time of 59 minutes 27 seconds.
A cold and windy morning, typical Good Friday weather, challenged the entrants in the first Hounslow and District Wheelers club 25 of the season last week (2nd April).
Even so thirty three enthusiasts faced the timekeeper – sixteen Hounslow members and seventeen non members doing private time trials. Apart from the obvious difficulty of the conditions, the riders discovered within a quarter mile of the start that the always tough ascent of Hawthorn Hill was made more difficult than usual by the headwind, posing a particular problem for anyone who needed to get out of the saddle to climb.
The results showed a number of lifetime worsts which are best left unreported, and therefore times outside 1 hour 12 minutes are not included here (nor are any of the private time trials). Anyone recording around the 1 hour 6 minute mark would clearly have beaten the 25 mph/ 1 hour benchmark given a reasonable day and course; this makes Nic Stagg’s ride remarkable since it suggests he might have been within sight of the course record (54.42) on a good day.
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