Heavy rain hadn’t long passed through the area leaving the roads rather damp to begin with, the rain had also washed some debris across a couple of points on the course which resulted in quite a few riders getting punctures. Steve Thurgood was the first of the Sydenham quartet to start on his new Cervelo and finished in a very impressive 1.02.59 in his first 25. Nick Varley made things look easier with a 58.19. Dave Twin was one of the victims with a puncture having to ride the last couple of miles on a flat front tub to finish with 1.02.58. Bob loader came in with a 1.15.17. The event was won by Ben Instone, www.scientific -coaching.com/SRM in 52.14.