CC Breckland 50-mile time trial

Location: Morley, South Norfolk District, United Kingdom

A brisk SW wind was about as good as could be hoped for in this mid-morning time trial on the A11, as the wind was blowing pretty much straight up the dual carriageway, with hardly a whiff of cross-wind. Daniel Bloy (Team Velovelocity) and Lucy Gossage (Cambridge Tri Club) were fastest man and woman out on the road, and Gossage even did some training runs before and after her time trial!

Results: Men

1 Daniel Bloy Team Velo 01:42:41
2 Charlie Nurse North Norfolk Wheelers 01:44:19
3 Rob Young Team Vision Racing 01:46:18
4 Mark Richards VC Baracchi 01:47:12
5 Keith Ainsworth Sheffrec CC 01:48:29
7 Paul Vickers West Suffolk Wheelers & Tri 01:50:01
8 John Swindells Iceni Velo 01:50:27

Results: Women

1 Lucy Gossage Cambridge Tri Club 01:55:09
2 Anna Dearing Colchester Rovers CC 01:58:43
10 Giovanna Bertoldi Iceni Velo 02:36:53

Results: Juniors

1 Ollie Jones Ipswich BC 01:48:33

This event was an all-time PB for me, and I managed to knock around 3 minutes off the time set twenty years ago! Here's the bike - a basic Ribble TT frame, running on ancient (but serviced) Zipp 950 rear wheel and Spinergy front. Vittoria Corsa CX 25mm tubs used on both wheels, and at 100psi they give a really comfy ride. The saddle is a Specialized Phenom, and the front section is newly-updated with Deda Fastblack2 clip-on bars on a 3T Vola Pro basebar. I'm trying out the slightly-elevated arm position, and may run it a bit flatter in future as it feels like my arms are slipping down a bit.

CC Breckland 50-mile time trial (B50/18) - PB 1:50:27! #PoweredByEtixx

Ride on 2016-09-25 09:05:58, at

Gear: Ribble TT bike

81km in 1:50:32

Average speed43.7 kmh
Max speed56.2 kmh
Average heart rate167 bpm
Average power275 Watts
Elevation gain203 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!