Well it made a change to get to the start of an event and actually find there wasn’t much wind, only downside there was some light drizzle for the earlier end of the field. This resulted in some pretty rapid times with the first 49 riders all breaking the hour. Dave Twin was the first Sydenham rider off finishing with a 58.13 (37th) and for a change puncturing just after he crossed the finishing line. Second claim member Mark Newton managed a 55.12 (12th) even though he had problems with his gears. Bob Loader was happy with his 1.15.40 (94th) being a five minute improvement on the last 25 he rode. The overall winner was Russell Kober, Hainault RC in 51.14.