Pointy Helmets or rounded ones, disks and deep sectioned wheels, tri bars and skin suits and most importantly the willingness to hurt yourself a little bit. These are some of the things you will find up and down the country now TT season has started again, people hoping they can still fit into the skin suit and force their bodies to fit in that position is something else you will find. But it seems in these strange times the racing has stopped as quick as it started, but before all this madness ensued The team for Sodbury had already hit the tarmac with some good results.
Paul Derrick returning back to the scene after a great CX season found himself at the Chippenham & District Wheelers Hardriders event, Paul said "Hilly 22 (1100ft climbing). Hellish wind and finished in a hale storm. Fairly pleased as was first ride on new TT rig and had only really been doing a bit of running for the 4 weeks prior". 11th place overall with the time 57:18 is something to be pleased with.
Jo Jago started her assult on the hard riders series at Gillingham Wheelers event. Should have been 19 miles, but shortened to 14 because of roadworks on the course. This isn't the first time this has happened but that's a story Jo can tell you about some time, anyway it was a one for one for Jo as she rolled over the line in 1st with a 40:56.
Next Jo took on the roads and riders at Swindon Wheelers hardriders event, a 31 mile TT in heavy rain, freezing cold temperatures and flooded roads "a really hard day out on the bike but I was fastest lady in 1:23:28" Jo reported.
On the 14th March Matt Norris and Chris Britten donned the blue and white and headed to University of Bristol CC's open ten at the U7b course on the A38. It started of still and dry but by the time the boys headed out on the black stuff the wind and rain had rolled in, Chris came back the Vet with 25:08 and Matt came back with an improved time for the start of the year with 26:17.
There may be a bit of a gap till the next race round up, stay safe....