John breaks the 30mph barrier

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Early finishers huddle under the time-keeper’s tree

Nine hardy souls braved the wet and windy conditions on the Portaferry Road for tonight’s straight in 10k time trial from Greyabbey to Newtownards. With a strong side/tail wind, conditions were fast for those able to maintain an aerodynamic position while keeping their bike under control.

John looks like he’s just averaged 30mph in a blustery side wind…

Second fastest was Daniel Graham











Fastest was John Rafferty, whose time of 12:29 is an average speed of just over 30mph – exciting stuff. And best on handicap was Alan Rodgers who beat his previous personal best by 31 seconds to take an early lead in the 10k handicap cup.

Thanks to the pusher off and timekeepers, who were probably even colder than the riders by the end of the night! Here’s hoping for better conditions next week at the first club road race in Ballygowan.

  Name Club Time H’cap HC pts
1 John Rafferty Ards CC 12:29 npt
2 Daniel Graham Mellon Velo 13:00
3 Ross Brennan Northern 13:19
4 James Lemon Ards CC 13:23 npt
5 Michael Rowan Northern 13:50
6 Alan Rodgers Ards CC 14:20 +31 10
7 Josh Porter Ards CC 15:00 -14 7
8 Robin Millar Ards CC 15:46 -191 3
9 Colin Wilson Ards CC 15:51 -87 5