I've just received an email from the organiser, Esther Carpenter, to inform me that the date has been changed and it will now be run on 25th June.
I'm posting not just to tell you about the change, but also to say I'm shocked that no new organiser has been found.
Esther has done a tremendous amount of excellent work for cycling over many decades but she told me, at least a couple of years ago, that she would like to retire from promoting this event.
I'm sure she is still perfectly capable of running the Twelve, and I certainly would not say that anyone should be prevented from taking on work they want to do in the sport because of their age, but this seems to be typical of the state of time trialling at the moment.
There is far too much reliance on people of my generation (and much older) to organise. If we carry on until we drop there will be an existential crisis. You may have noticed that the West London Cycling Association folded up at the end of 2016 - it had existed since 1907. The man who had probably done most to keep it going was Jim Burgin, another worthy stalwart of the TT game, but Jim is in his mid eighties! There has to be a limit for everyone somewhere, and it will be next to impossible to replace all the old people quickly, when they go, by new organisers with no experience.
I'll end on a happier note - The Hounslow has new promoters for our two open time trials, both quite a bit under fifty.