History made on the G10/42
On Saturday 22nd May we hosted the inaugural edition of our open 10 mile TT, which saw a great turnout from local racers despite the changeable weather. Christopher Fennell (The Independent Pedaler – Nopinz) set a blistering time of 18:29 beating the previous record held by Michael Hutchinson since 2002. In the women’s race Charlotte Roberge (Dulwich Paragon CC) was quickest rider with a time of 25:43.
Alice Lethbridge volunteered on the day:
“Like many other competitive cyclists, I’m so happy to have racing back in the UK. There’s some people behind the scenes who we owe a huge amount of thanks to though, none of these events could take place without the countless volunteers who turn up to HQs and roadsides. If you’ve ever pinned a number on your back, please make sure you also help out at at least one event a year. If you’re worried about what to do, don’t, as there’s plenty of people happy to show you the ropes. You’ll have surprisingly good fun, make new friends, and you might even get to be part of history being made.”
“Despite the chilly wind, and the rain shower, I had a great time helping the finish timekeeper at the Kingston Wheelers 10. We got the added bonus of being part of an event where an outstanding ride took place too, as this was one of the most exciting race results I’ve seen for years (Chris Fennell’s course record). The G10/42 is not a gift course and it definitely wasn’t a gift day. I’ve ridden in excellent conditions in a club event here then gone nearly two minutes faster on the E2 in less than perfect conditions. With good weather and one of the fast courses, I’m pretty sure the UK time trialling scene is going to see something extremely special shortly.”
All photos by velophotographer.com