Croydon & District Sporting 21 TT 19/03/06

Matt Lucas was the sole Sydenham rider competing in this sporting 21 mile event, effectively taking in two laps of the Bletchingly road circuit. Sporting a brand new TT bike (ridden for 15 minutes the day before for the first time) and novelty arm warmers (don’t ask!) managed a blustery 57:15, which at time of leaving was good enough for about 10th, with a handful riders times o/s. The overall winner was Paul Mill – Edwardes Elite in 51:45. Rumour has it Paul was stuck in 55/14 for most of it due to a mechanical…not sure if ‘impressed’ or ‘depressed’ best describes how Matt felt about that!