I was hoping to report a 1st and 2nd this morning. However, Stuart Birnie,last year’s winner failed to finish due to mechanical problems. Meurig James was 2nd last year and repeated his performance in the 6-12-24 World’s Time Trial Championships held at Borrego Springs in California. He covered 492 miles and was 2nd in the 30 to 39 category and 4th overall in the event.
He now lives in Philidelphia but is still a member of the Willesden Cycling club. He had an horrendous accident in 2011 when hit by car and spent several months in recovery.
Nearer home Rich Cooper rode in the first of the Brass Monkey’s Winter Enduro Series at Checkendon finishing 24th out of 58 riders in the Male Vet category in what he described as a mud fest.