The team were out in force at the weekend and proceedings kicked off with the BDCA 25 Mile Time Trial held at Etwall, Derbyshire.
The weather was certainly a mixed bag from the sunshine in the morning fading out to the wind and rain picking up as the afternoon went on. It was a great showing from the ladies topping out on most places on the results sheet! Top rides from all with Jasmijn leading home the BtB riders followed by Katja, Lynney, Sue and Libby. Quality rides and an excellent start to the time trial season with outstanding BBAR qualifying times bagged early on so bodes well for the future.
The men produced fantastic rides and ‘ride of the day’ must go to Ian Manders and Bob Awcock who came away from the event with substantial personal bests knocking minutes from previous best efforts! Ian flew around the course in a awesome time of 53:51, the ever impressive Bob with a great time of 1:03:56 and Steve rounding off a good day with 54:34.
Meanwhile battling the wind ‘down South’ we had Clare Campbell-Smith producing a good ride at the Lee Valley promoted 25 Mile Time Trial event and crossed the finish line in a very creditable 59:41. We await the final results to see Clare’s final position but a cracking time bagged early on in the season!
Lastly Jackie Hobson was in action on Sunday at the BUCS 10 Mile Time Trial Championships near Cambridge; Jackie produced a great ride of 26:53 to finish well inside the top 25 at the event which featured some top names including National Time Trial Champion and full time professional Hayley Simmonds!
Next week features the BtB team hosting and riding in our very own event. Together with our friends at Stafford Road Club we are proud to host the BDCA 10 Mile Time trial held on the fast Etwall course.