After months of restrictions racing finally got underway for the Medway Velo CC who hosted their first 10 mile Time Trial at Iwade on Wednesday 5 August 2020.
Despite blustery conditions some excellent times were returned by the riders in a successful socially distanced event.
Fastest ride of the event went to Rodney Smith of Wigmore CC completing the 5 laps in 22mins 55secs. The next two podium spots were also claimed by the Wigmore with Anthony Bee pipping Keith Walker by just one second with a 23mins 18secs.
It was a hotly fought contest for 4th and 5th with Steve Smith nudging clubmate Matt Nunn out of fourth by just 2 secs with a ride of 24mins 32secs. Matt’s 24mins 34secs was a personal best on the course.
Also scoring a PB was Michael Stanley improving on his previous time by some 20secs to take 9th in 26mins 6secs.
The racing between the ladies was close with Kate Savage of Gravesend CC pulling out a PB to take the win with 26mins 22secs. Literally seconds separated 2nd and 3rd with Sally Smith of Medway Velo riding a course pb of 27mins 22secs with Rosie Wallace of Liv Awol in 3rd with a ride of 27mins 24secs.
Organiser Phil Booth said: “Thank you to all who supported the event, in particular the Marshals and helpers from the Medway and Wigmore CC.”
The next event for the club will take place on Sunday in Ashford and sees a full field of 120 riders taking on a fast 10 mile course. The best local riders have put their hat in the ring to take on those coming further afield -including professional riders who will have their eyes set on the win.