KCC riders Eddie Smith and Adrian Gorham entered early season time trial events this Easter weekend and here’s a quick summary of how they got on.
Kings Lynn C.C. (BBAR)
- Date/Time: 03-Apr-21 14:00:00
- Distance: 25 Miles
- Course: B25/33
Eddie Smith rode his first race of the season and gave me his race summary:
“My time 1:02:16, a good ride with 31m out 31:30 return, Strava times fastest vet on the day was 56:33 from King’s Lynn.
“It was very cold around 6 degrees, the start was fantastic smooth bends then a bit of a tail wind to the turn, coming back the wind picked up so a hard push over the hills some good cross winds making it harder.
“I need to put something in my helmet it drops making me strain my neck, I had a chest protector I’d brought on to help keep the chill off.
“It was cold!?”
Photo courtesy of Kings Lynn facebook group posted by Ling Mo.
Cambridge CC F2/15
- Date/Time: 05-Apr-21 09:00:00
- Distance: 15 Miles
- Course: F2/15
Adrian Gorham, was due to fly the KCC colours also sadly, this event was cancelled due to the bad weather, snow and 2°C.
Only in it’s third year, as the course was new in 2019, which as a rider, I remember was awful as it suffered with strong winds that riders buffered and struggled with, producing no real “fast” record times, so it was a real disappointment when 2020 was Covid-cancelled. It is proving to be a popular course for riders as it’s on the fast and flat A428 dual carriageway just west of Cambridge and a great race for a PB, age record or standards. One to look out for in the future.
Please note: I’ve heard back from the organiser that this event is to be rescheduled, the current ride sheet will transfer over, so keep an eye on the CTT website if riders are unable to make the new date, there maybe places and it’ll be open for entries!
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