At last, a May evening that felt like May. The improved weather conditions were reflected in the good times posted by the riders. Sheehan Quirke got us off to a cracking start posting a time of 21:45. Ben Creasy had another great ride on 22:10 and Jon Challen also flew the Lincsquad flag high finishing in 22:33. However, going at 50 Simon Abdy from Barton Wheelers stole the honours, snatching victory from Sheehan by 5 seconds in 21:40. Young Jacob Riby had another excellent ride in 5th on a time of 23:20. Sadly the male leader board was disrupted by the untimely departure of Chris Ware, forced off the road by an impatient driver. Chris has been flying in the series so far and it was a real pity that he was unable to complete the race. Happily, he was brought to ground on a grass verge and both he and his bike were able to return to base largely unscathed if fuming and disappointed.
The numbers of women in the field are slowly creeping up with 7 turning out last night. Leading everyone home in a time of 26:17 was Rachel Gottlieb. Vikki’s cunning plan to get her to wreck her bike by driving under a low arch that took her bike off the car, was foiled. Jayne Baldwin was close behind in 26:25 with third place going to Claire West who also took top spot for the Lincsquad Ladies.
It was a lovely evening and it was great to see everyone relaxing and enjoying the pub’s facilities in the sunshine post event. A much pleasanter prospect for all the excellent marshals and the Time Team too – thank you all so much.
LincsQuad TT Secretary
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