Dent Returns to Clean Up Again
Saturday saw the first running of the Redhill 14.9 mile time trial starting at Faygate and travelling North to Rusper and Newdigate and returning to Rusper via Partridge Lane and finishing in Faygate. The day was fine and dry with very little wind and the course, with a range of flat sections, sharp climbs and swooping downhill saw riders touching 40mph.
In the early Spring Dave Dent (Wightlink/Whitemountain RT) won the Redhill Open time trial in Dorking and on Saturday he returned to win in 33min 15sec, some 58 seconds in front of second place man Daniel Paine (GS Stella). Daniel had the consolation with his team-mates of wining the team prize.
Fastest woman was Kim Hurst (RAF Cycling) Rounding out the top 3 was another long distance visitor Neil Houldey of St Ives CC (34.13), just missing out by 1 sec was 4th place man and former National 24 Hour Champion David shepherd (34.14).
Of the Redhill host team top place went to new member James Stewart (35:04) followed by Keith Reed (35:21), Jed Rock (36:44), Geoff Clifton (38:29) and Richard Sanders (39:19). I would like to thank all the riders who entered this event and I hope you will be back next year with some of your team mates, well done to all the prize
I would also like to thank all the members and friends of Redhill CC who freely gave up there time to help with this event special thanks must go to John for all his hard work putting out the warning signs and direction arrow, marshalling and then collecting them back in again once everyone had finished. Thanks also to my girlfriend Paula for giving up her Saturday afternoon and doing the tea and cakes.