Midsummer TT update

Stephen BrookNews, Time Trials

WSW riders have been out in force at local TTs recently, both the club events on Thursday evenings and Open events.

Godric 10

Seven WSW made their way over to Wortwell to ride the Godric 10 on 11 June, with the fields being so small this year we made nearly 20% or the entry. We were greeted with a strong westerly wind but for once it was in our favour as we had 5 1/2 miles of tailwind and a shorter struggle back. Ride of the day was by Peter Kennedy who recorded his fastest ride since coming back into the sport. WSW times were as follows: Martin Pyne 25.01, David Young 25.19, Mark Eastwood 25.45, John Steed 26.12, Chris Cantwell 26.31, Peter Kennedy 27.10, Gerry Barton 30.26

In search of the vets standard!

Back in may WSW vets rode the Yarmouth 25 resulting in an excellent ride for the evergreen John Steed missing his vets standard 70-74 Gold medal by a few seconds. The challenge was now on ! John and Mark Eastwood decided to ride a series of 3 evening 25s with the KLCC , first week they both went ok recording 1.08s , and the second week ended up marshalling as the club are really struggling with lack of marshals and riders

So it came down to week 3 – it was a reasonable night but so hot. The course is on two circuits and at the end of the first loop ( 13 miles, in 34.51 ) Mark packed it in, but Steedy rolled the years back to gain his gold standard in 1.07.01

On the way home it transpired that he had been out in the morning with Dick Lines and had done 40 miles. Not too shabby at nearly 74!

Norwich ABC 10

Six WSW rode the Norwich ABC 10 on the popular Bungay based course on Saturday 2 July. Richard Farrow made a rare outing in an open time trial; those who ride the WSW evening events will know what a fine rider he is, he didn’t disappoint recording what he believes to be one of his fastest ever 10s in a career that spans over 30 years. At the other end of the field Gerry Barton had set his sights on beating evens and was delighted to do so: Richard Farrow 22.47, Mark Eastwood 25.17, Martin Pyne 25.34, John Steed 25.41, Chris Cantwell 26.44, Gerry Barton 29.50.

WSW Handicap titles awarded

This week saw WSW riders competing for the club handicap titles over 10 miles (at West Stow) and 21 miles (over the hilly Risby course). Samuel Brook recorded the fastest handicap time of the 20 riders at West Stow, and on Sunday morning Paul Watson was victorious on a beautiful morning at Risby.