Finchley RT 2-up 25-mile TT

Report by Richard Marriott, Photos by Mike Moore

Verulam CC time trialists were in action at the inaugural Finchley RT 2-up 25-mile TT. The fastest Verulam CC pairing was Shu Pillinger and Stephanie Wheatley who completed the 2 laps in 1:13:45.

Next up were Christine Pout and Victoria Gunn at 1:26:56 and, in last place, were Richard Marriott and Steve Maxted at 1:33:38. As Steve and Richard approached the line to start, Steve had a rear-wheel puncture and, after a desperate few minutes to find a replacement wheel (Steph – thanks for loan of your spare), they were off but with a 32-minute time penalty.

The event was won by Jonathon Shubert and Adam French in 54:09. Riders were lucky with the weather. It had forecast heavy rain but this had passed by the first rider off. Well done to all those who braved the forecast – many didn't!