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Tuesday 12th was our final visit to Aldermaston this summer. Some things there never change, the 19:30 start, the artics parked up in the start layby. What was new was to be racing at the 15-mile distance. Conveniently that’s one Thatcham-Theale loop with start/finish both in the usual layby, artics and all.
Huge thanks to Ray Bennett who put out the signage, pushed off and helped with timekeeping, and to Hadyn Rhys James who held the watch.
Conditions were good with dry roads and a slight crosswind. Rod M squeaked out a 2s win over James Churchard.
Dylan Berry, Adam Davison, James Trahair, Dave Ivory and Ranjit Bahra rode the Wiggle Magnificat Epic from Newbury.
Dave lived up to his reputation for fast sportives, and here's his report:
Alistair Howells, Tim Macfarlane and Stuart Baldwin rode the 2016 edition, here’s Alistair and Tim’s reports
Yet more temporary traffic lights just after the start meant a shortened course was used this evening. The finish was in the usual place.
Trevor Warwick, sign-on
James Churchard, Pusher off
Pete Stocker, Timekeeper
Ray & Wendy, signage.
1 Martin Cairns, GSH, 38.28
2 Paul Gray, RCC, 38.58
3 Ant Hough, Tri2o, 39.36
4 Daniel Dale, -, 41.52
5 Paddy Ashcroft, RCC 43.37
6 Rob Thompson, RCC, 43.45
7 Ray and Wendy Bennett, RCC, 44.28
I'd like to say the conditions were good last evening and you should have been there... but they weren't. It was cool, wet and windy and there was a rain shower half way through the event. Hadyn slid off on wet roads at the final roundabout but jumped straight back on his bike to win anyway, putting in a gritty ride to become your 25-mile champion for 2016.