Wet, wet, wet…..!
Last night’s Kildwick 10, the 3rd of the year was a pretty damp affair! As I rode over I was waiting for the heavens to open and was praying that I could get to the sanctuary of the bus stop by the finish before they did!
As it happened the rain held off until around 7:20, but when it came down it really did!
On the night Jason Bateman (Pendle Forest) was fasted by plenty with a time of 21:12. Whenever Jason attends he usually wins, unless Olympic champion Steven Burke makes an appearance.
Myself and Alex Barusevicus rode for VC Bradford. Fortunately for myself I was off number 7 and conditions were pretty good initially and I was on target for going under 22 minutes after about ¾ of the ride, but the last couple of miles were much slower than normal, as the rain came in and the light level dropped very quickly. I think next time rain is threatened I’ll remove my helmet visor, as it misted up with a great sauna effect and I might as well have closed my eyes for the last mile or so….
- Alex: 24:53
- Me: 22:17
Thanks to Bronte Wheelers, the promoting club and thanks to all the helpers and Marshalls, without which we wouldn’t have this great weekly opportunity.
Link to my Strava ride here.
[table width=”80%” align=”center”]Pos,Rider,Time,Club,Vets on Standard
1,Jason Bateman,21:12,Pendle Forest,1
2,Steve Ayres,22:17,VC Bfd,-
3,Connor Palliser,22:22,East Bradford,-
6,Adrian Jones,23:52,PH Mass,5=
7,Steve Lloyd,24:06,Skipton CC,7
9,Katherine Church,24:10,Ilkley CC,2
10,Ben Cook,24:19,Bronte Whs,11
11,Stephen Moorhouse,24:31,Nelson Whs,3
12,Dave Johnston,24:44,PH Mass,12
13,Martin Welsh,24:50,Pendle Forest,8
14,Alex Barusevicus,24:53,VC Bfd,-
15,Kevin Hickie,25:00,Bronte Whs,10
16,David Green,25:01,Bronte Whs,9
17,Matt Pearce,25:02,Bronte Whs,-
18,Tony Shaw,25:24,Nelson Whs,13
19,Paul Complin,25:57,Pendle Forest,5=
20,Bill Belcher,26:33,Clayton Velo,14
21,Peter Stone,26:36,Bronte Whs,17
22,Joe Greaves,27:11,Bronte Whs,15=
23,Bernard Clayton,27:16,Pendle Forest,-
24,Martin Humphris,27:23,Skipton CC,-
25,Steve Robinson,27:34,Craven Energy,18
26,Peter Haigh,27:35,Nelson Whs,15=
27,Gary Harris,28:42,Pendle Forest,20
28,Richard Annable,28:50,Skipton CC,19
29,Andrew Swindels,29:08,Skipton CC,-
30,Liz Stefanuti,30:27,Skipton CC,-
31,Ed Whitaker,30:32,Skipton CC,21
32,Johnny Gill,31:54,Ilkley CC,-