Another great turn out, despite the weather, of 35 riders (aged 15 to 83) for the Worcester St John’s Cycle Club time trial at The Rhydd on Tuesday 3rd April.
As well as WSJCC riders several other clubs were represented Echelon, NJC-Biemme-Echelon, VC Sevale, Gannet CC including five newcomers testing themselves against the clock for the first time.
WSJCC Time Trial – Riders getting ready at the startThe cool and changeable weather conditions of the day, mixed with the earlier heavy rain led to increasing amounts of standing water on the roadside around the 6 mile course K47/5.5B. Flooding of the B4211 north of Hanley Castle meant a revised shortened course, bringing the distance down to just under 5 miles. Still more than enough for an early season time trial.
Simon Garrett (WSJCC) took the win with a time of 10 minutes 35 seconds, 19 seconds ahead of Martin Lines (WSJCC) and Jez Pile (Echelon) who both finished on 10 minutes 54 seconds.
Nikki Juniper (NJC-Biemme-Echelon) took the ladies top spot and 7th overall with 11 minutes 13 seconds
Harry Tait was fastest under 16 and 15th overall with 12 minutes and 47 seconds.