On a night for only the brave, and some would say the foolhardy, 10 dedicated members of the Club were in attendance at the 3rd TT of the season. The wind was fierce and at 7pm we had hailstones to add to the already almost sub zero temperature. The wind was blowing bikes over if they were left upright against the time keeper's car and one rider was regretting the short sleeve jersey choice as he stood shivering at the start. Apart from that it was very enjoyable evening with all the riders returning with tales of their experience in the wind and glad that they had done the TT. The first 3 miles were not too bad until the turn for the golf course and the next 4 miles were into the teeth of the wind and any hopes of a reasonably quick time on the night soon dissipated. After the Cinques we had for the first time some payback from the wind and the run down to the Waresley Garden Centre and to the finish was for some at +30mph pace; however this was not enough to make up for the miles slogging into the wind.
However one man on the night managed to defy the conditions and turn in an almost sub-30 minute performance and so chapeau! to Adrian Taverna for a superb ride given the conditions and also well done to the other nine who braved the conditions.
PB's were not under any threat this evening and there were only 10 points on offer towards the Handicap Trophy. Jon Keefe continues to lead the table. However the maximum 10 points for Ade (Handicap Trophy winner in 2011) has brought him back into contention along with David, Wayne, Jonathan and Gareth not far behind.