Ely & District Hardriders 25-mile time trial

Location: Little Downham, United Kingdom

Conditions were pretty miserable for the 50-odd starters in this traditionally tough event. We had large puddles to negotiate in the first few miles, a tough cross-wind up the A10, an even tougher headwind along the A1101, and a horrifically bumpy road surface on the "Hundred Foot Bank". There's a race report on the CTT website. Steve Wells was also on the course, some photos.

Results: Men

1 Felix Barker Cambridge Uni CC 00:56:27
2 Sebastian Dickson Thanet RC 00:57:41
3 Harold Bradbury Cambridge Uni CC 00:58:27
4 Alistair Goldby Cambridge Uni CC 00:59:17
5 Ben Benyon Team Pedal Revolution 00:59:40
6 John Mulvey Cambridge Uni CC 01:00:13
7 Mark Richards VC Baracchi 01:00:18
8 Anthony Collier Hoddesdon Tri Club 01:00:29
9 Liam Gentry VC Baracchi 01:01:43
10 John Swindells Iceni Velo 01:01:56

Results: Women

1 Cindy Berry BowlPhish Racing 01:09:14

I started off strongly, as I was nicely warmed up after arriving late (by bike – 35km) and almost missing the start, but faded in the second half as my energy ran low. I'd like to add a big "thank you" to the fellow riders who helped me with my number and wheel swap, without whom I'd have missed my start for certain. Here's what the time trial looked like on Strava:

Ely & District CC Hardriders '25 – lived up to name and reputation

Ride on 2017-02-12 10:13:32, at

Gear: Ribble TT bike

40km in 1:02:04

Average speed39.1 kmh
Max speed51.1 kmh
Average heart rate166 bpm
Average power306 Watts
Elevation gain67 metres

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by Ferg Muir on 15 February 2017
Second Vet on age-standard I see


by John Swindells on 15 February 2017
Thanks Fergus, it was a nice surprise!
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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!