An excellent turnout of 23 riders braved the cold north wind that banished any memory of the previous day's balmy spring-like conditions. The new start point for this circuit, chosen to be adjacent to the BikeBus cafe was pretty good, though fully exposed to the north wind. This meant the riders were mostly shivering by the time they started, and that their opening miles were really quite tough. I don't think the wind was unduly dangerous, even for those riders with aero front wheels. 

So, congratulations to Richard for the win. And many thanks to the usual start line crew of Tony, Steph and Bryan, ably supported by several marshals out on the course. Dave and Graham were at the Astwood turn and demoralised me by telling me how much I'd been delayed by! There was someone taking photos - any chance we could have copies for the website and Facebook page? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it....

Pos No Name Club Time Cat Vets Std .+ / - Vets Std
1 20 Richard Wood Arbis/Colbert Cycles RT 24.10 S      
2 11 Simon Moss Equipe Velo 24.27 V41 26.04 .+ 1.37 2
3 12 Robert Saunders NBRC 24.57 V55 27.09 .+ 2.12 1
4 15 Glenn Tearle TeamMK 25.04 V49 26.41 .+ 1.37 2
5 13 Jason Lee TeamMK 25.33 V46 26.27 .+ 0.54 4
6 10 John Buchanan Team Corley Cycles 25.38 V45 26.23 .+ 0.45 5
7 1 Mick Atkinson TeamMK 25.54 V41 26.04 .+ 0.10 8
8 9 Leigh Smith Alpha Road Club 25.58 S      
9 4 Andy Wickham NBRC 26.03 V44 26.18 .+ 0.15 7
10 17 Geoff Hicks Beds Roads CC 26.09 S      
11 14 Andy Smith TeamMK 26.50 V57 27.20 .+ 0.30 6
12 21 Dave Goodhew NBRC 27.41 V41 26.04 .- 1.37 9
13 8 Phill Elvidge TeamMK 28.24 V41 26.04 .- 2.20 12
14 2 Ian Stokes 45 Road Club 29.19 V55 27.09 .- 2.10 11
" 16 Andy Sharpe Unattached 29.19 S      
16 19 Adriana Borowska NBRC 29.31 SL      
17 5 Wayne Thomas NBRC 29.37 V63 27.59 .- 1.38 10
18 18 Darren Carter-Maulden Ampthill Velo 30.37 V42 26.09 .- 4.28 14
19 7 Luke Daniells NBRC 30.38 V42 26.09 .- 4.29 15
20 6 Matt Holland Team Corley Cycles 31.24 S      
21 23 Alexandra Knowles TeamMK 31.33 LV50 28.53 .- 2.40 13
22 3 Nicole Tur Ampthill Velo 32.45 LV40 28.02 .- 4.43 16
DNF 22 Finn Hanson TeamMK 44.44 V50 26.45    
Time Keepers:- Stephanie Cousins & Tony Farmborough NBRC
Pusher Off & Course Marshal :- Bryan Scarborough NBRC