There have been some large entries this year for the club’s Wednesday night TTs, but this week the weather took its toll with only 19 riders prepared to brave the wet and not very pleasant conditions. This week’s event should have been held on the Tysoe 10 mile course, but on-going road works forced a change back to the club’s regular and longer K4/20 course.
Whilst the course remained wet and subject to a moderate breeze throughout the evening, fortunately the rain started to abate a bit as the event got under way. Surprisingly there were fast times and PBs recorded, with winner Cameron Foster (TBW23) dipping below the 29 minute mark with a time of 28.57. Only 15 seconds behind was regular visitor Simon Smith (Shutt Ridley RT) in second, who in turn was just 12 seconds ahead of Ben Heaney in third, who just beat fellow Team Cherwell rider Darren Alexander by 2 seconds.
Cameron Foster on his winning ride through Wroxton (photo Paul Dean)
Only four women competed on the night with Lydia Watts again showing her strength with a time of 33.02, putting her in 9th place overall. It was also good to see the return of Mery Wolke – possibly last season’s most regular competitor – after a long injury.
Top 10 results: 1.Cameron Foster: 28.57, 2.Simon Smith: 29.12, 3.Ben Heaney: 29.24, 4. Darren Alexander: 29.26, 5. Graham Martin: 30.01, 6. Simon Kisley: 31.19, 7. Matt Sleath: 32.26, 8. Mike Kirby: 32.49, 9.Lydia Watts: 33.02, 10. Andrew Bonjour: 33.03
Next week, 5th June, it’s the Manners Cup TT on the K4/25W 25 mile course. This is the club’s handicap event, when time keeper Keri Williams applies his magic formula and all competitors become potential winners.