Location: Wortwell, South Norfolk District, United Kingdom
Scattered showers managed to stay away during the event, and there was only minimal dampness on the A143 bypass between Bungay and Harleston. A gentle northerly breeze set things up for fast times, although nobody managed to get under 56 minutes. Stuart Fairweather (Plomesgate CC) rode very well with a time of 55:58, and as his minute man I was caught after around 17 miles. Stuart unfortunately went into a bit of a bad patch at that point, and I was forced to go back past him. He eventually caught me again when I was held up at a roundabout, and went on to gap me properly.
I drove down to Norwich and from there rode 15 miles down to the event - getting a bit damp and chilled on the way. Here's my TT effort on Strava:
Ride on 2016-10-09 08:09:56, at with 1 others
I got a bit wet riding down from Norwich, and cooled down a fair bit at the HQ before the start. Also got caught by my minute man, and that threw me off my rhythm somewhat. Power meter kept tripping out (low battery the likely cause) so my stated power figure is probably on the low side.
40km in 0:57:24
|Average speed||42.3 kmh|
|Max speed||46.8 kmh|
|Average heart rate||168 bpm|
|Average power||259 Watts|
|Elevation gain||35 metres|
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