25-mile time trial: Norwich ABC

The weather was superb for this early morning time trial up, down and up the All. There was a fair amount of traffic (especially motorbikes, heading to Snetterton) but everyone seemed to be driving calmly and patiently. There were only a few non-starters, not surprisingly, so over 70 competitors took part. Despite struggling on some of the ascents (okay, 3% gradients feel steep on a TT bike!) and being a bit cautious on the four junctions at the turns, I was really please to post an all-time PB of 54:39 - an average of 27.4MPH.

Results: Men

1 Dave Green RAF CC 00:52:22
2 Charlie Nurse North Norfolk Wheelers 00:53:23
3 Aidan Bond North Norfolk Wheelers 00:53:38
4 Gavin Moore Pro Cycle Hire UK RT 00:53:46
5 Geoff Frost Team Velo Velocity.co.uk 00:53:49
6 James Trenchard Godric CC 00:54:05
7 Richard Eve Wisbech Wheelers 00:54:10
8 Steven Neill Kings Lynn CC 00:54:14
9 Neil Dowie Shorter Rochford RT 00:54:33
10 John Swindells Great Yarmouth CC 00:54:39
11 Ken Roesner Wisbech Wheelers 00:54:44

Results: Women

1 Tricia Goulden West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri 00:58:32
2 Ann Shuttleworth Chelmer CC 00:59:28
3 Jayne Williams Stowmarket & District CC 01:01:34

Results: Juniors

1 Ryan Pell Norwich ABC 00:58:45

Here is a short video I shot whilst driving down to the HQ for my late start. It features Peter Johnson (Norwich ABC); Trevor Roberts (Wolsey RC); John Parkes (Stowmarket & District CC); Derek Lusher (Norwich ABC); Andy Blower (Cambridge CC); Fergus Muir (Tricycle Assoc East):

Here is my ride, as captured on Strava. Note that neither HRM or cadence sensor were recording correctly - probably interfering with each other!

Time trial on B25/4 course

Ride on 2013-07-07 07:07:02, at Morley St. Peter

Gear: Cannondale TT bike (Cannondale Unknown)

40km in 0:54:45

Average speed44.0 kmh
Max speed54.4 kmh
Average heart rate149 bpm
Average power360 Watts
Elevation gain223 metres

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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!