Gladys sent in the following report on last Sunday’s Ciclotecca 100 and 60km. She thoughtfully provided the English rather than the Italian version.
Whilst most of the followers of cycling were at home ready to watch the coverage of the Track Events at Manchester , 79 of the local riders started in the last of the Chiltern Classic Reliabilty Trials which were on Sunday organised by the Willesden C.C.
After torrential overnight rain 70 riders started out in the 100 Km Al Forno event. The fastest rider to complete the distance, Mark Snowdon, did so in 3hours 25mins. Surendra Patel was first home in 2hours 40mins from those following the 60km Al Dente course. Punctures were numerous ,due to the gritty roads, and over 20 riders failed to finish choosing to go directly home rather than to return to the headquarters at Ickenham. (Where they missed the WCC’s legendary catering!! – Miles Back)