After a shocking week of rain, cold and high winds, the weather turned out nice for the big day! The sun was shining and the air temperature had crept into double figures. There was still a brisk northerly breeze that made the final leg a bit painful, but for the rest of the course it was either tailwind or sheltered. This led to some fast times in all event categories. The Time-trialling Forum has some lively discussion (including possible flouted rules) on its results thread. TWG Event Photography took a lot of photos (almost all riders), and they're available to buy as prints. There's also a limited set on the CW website, by Andy Jones.
|2||Rebecca Slack||Look Mum No Hands!||00:22:35|
|3||Hannah Barnes||MG-Maxifuel Pro Cycling||00:22:56|
|50||Jenny Anderson||Great Yarmouth CC||00:27:41|
|3||Scott Davies||Liverpool Mercury Dolan CC||00:21:25|
|1||Alice Barnes||Scott Contessa Epic RT||00:23:42|
|1||Michael Hutchinson||In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT||00:19:20|
|3||Douglas Dewey||In-Gear Quickvit Trainsharp RT||00:19:36|
|64||Harley Matthews||Strada Sport||00:22:28|
|95||Neil Turner||Great Yarmouth CC||00:23:24|
|96||John Swindells||Great Yarmouth CC||00:23:24|
Here is my video of the fastest men rounding the final turn:
Here is my speed profile, extracted from my Strava record (below). I was averaging 40-50kmh in the first half, but this dropped right down as the miles wore on.
Here is my entire riding record for the day. I had an easy ride down to the event, but obviously couldn't warm up efficiently before the start because I couldn't exactly stuff my turbo trainer in my rucksack! The ride home was a bit of a battle, into the north wind and getting increasingly fatigued & hungry.
Ride on 2013-05-25 07:40:02, at North Walsham
Gear: Ridley Noah (Ridley Noah 1303am)
141km in 4:44:12
|Average speed||29.8 kmh|
|Max speed||56.2 kmh|
|Average power||158 Watts|
|Elevation gain||529 metres|