If you had checked the BBC weather forecast as recently as Monday afternoon, you would have seen that round 12 of the Briecliffe 10 series was due to be a washout with torrential rain and thunder storms. Instead, those who turned up found dry roads with overcast (but dry) conditions. Perhaps if the BBC spent less time obsessing about just one of the 2037 babies born in the UK yesterday and more time developing forecast models then we would be able to know which clothes to wear in the morning.
Once again the fastest Nomad tonight was Andrew Herbert who completed the course just 1 second slower than last week with a 23:23.
Simon Doyle clocked the second fastest time of the evening with his best time around the course this season and James Gomm rounded off the top three.
Well done to Leanne Cutler who competed in her first Briercliffe 10. Leanne has now set a benchmark for the rest of the series and will inevitably spend the whole of winter obsessing about where to shave off precious seconds along with the rest of us.
The Bromptoneers were out once again ahead of this weekends World Championship. Nick Hickman recorded a faster time than last week, but suspiciously took exactly the same amount of time to unfold his bike, leading to speculation about how Nick spends his evenings. Nick was joined by fellow BWC hopeful Ian Prestwell who rode the course for the first time.
Thanks this week goes out to Frank Turner for timekeeping and pushing off.
A Herbert 23:23, S Doyle 24:16 (CSB), J Gomm 25:17, M Webb 25:59 (CSB), N Senechal 26:28 (CSB), J Traynor 26:44, D Rickells 27:03 (PB), N Took 27:32 (CSB), M Collins 27:43, R Serradhino 27:59, N Wilson 28:38 (CSB), L Cutler 30:17 (PB), N Hickman 30:50 (Brompton), Steve Smith 30:51.
J Stuart 23.20 (CCA), J Roots 28:20 (BRCC), L Roots 30:25 (BRCC), I Prestwell 32:15 (Brompton - Unattached)
PB - Personal Best
CB - Course Best
CSB - Course Season's Best