Mark Newton and Dave Twin decided to brave driving down to the start at Handcross in the torrential rain. Thankfully by the time of the start it was down to a light drizzle and once out on the course it stopped. There was quite a lot of surface water to contend with at the beginning but by half distance the wind was already starting to dry the roads out. Mark riding the course for the first time finished with a very quick 1.42.01 (3rd), which included un-shipping his chain at the start. Dave finished with a 1.50.07. The event was won by Steve Dennis, East Grinstead CC in 1.37.43.