Crawley Wh ‘s CC 41.59 on GS/196 Sun 22nd May

Fairly heavy rain and a strong breeze was what welcomed riders when they turned up for this event. There was a general lack of enthusiasm in the headquarters as riders got themselves ready. Of the 5 Sydenham riders Steve Thurgood was the first off and finished with a 1.51.27. Ed Rieu was next off and had the delights of Dave Twin starting 4 minutes behind him. Dave was only about 5 bike lengths behind Ed as they joined the short A24 section when his front tyre went bang. Ed apparently had a rubbing back wheel and due to the conditions gave up and just rode around to the finish. Both therefore being DNFs. Rob Royston did the best ride finishing with a 1.46.14 and Pete Mahoney came in with a 1.51.41. The overall event was won by Steve Dennis East Grinstead CC in 1.35.57.