Wednesday’s time trial preview

April draws to a close and with it the first full month of the 2017 TT season which has so far been a clean sweep for Billy Leason who has put in some fantastic performances on both the 5m and 20k courses. But it’s not just about the winning as the rest of us ably demonstrate week-in, week-out by turning up in big numbers in the hope of achieving a PB. Or at least something close to being semi-respectable anyway.

Wednesday is the last time around the 20k in full TT mode for a few weeks as we then change to the 10 mile K4/10C route first used in 2016 and which proved to be both very popular and also very fast, this will be followed by the Athlete’s TT (nothing aero allowed). The northerly wind which has caused such misery on the Warwick Road for the whole month looks set to test us once more but does give the benefit of some blistering performances back down the Stratford Road.

As the nights are becoming longer the start time goes out to 7pm which means Keri Williams will commence sign-on from 6pm at the usual Ludlow Drive meeting place. Jos Busby and Tim Butt will be pushing and marshaling and if anyone else would like to help to help please do come along and let Keri know you’re available.

Note: at the time of writing there are temporary traffic lights in Edge Hill village just outside the Castle pub due to kerb replacement work which is scheduled to finish on Tuesday. Any over-run into Wednesday wouldn’t have been a problem as we could invoke plan B so moving the TT to the declared reserve course which for the 20k is the K4/10C1, however the Warwickshire roadwork gods are conspiring against us as yet more temporary lights have been put up this morning for major water pipe digging just after Tysoe village and these lights are there all week, so definitely ruling out the switch. Fingers crossed that the Edge Hill work is complete, watch this space for more information in the coming days.

Update : the Edge Hill roadworks have gone so we stay with the 20k course.