Today was the last of the 2005 DA Events being a 27 mile Reliability Ride starting and finishing from Wiggonholt. The idea was to judge pace and complete the ride within 15 minutes either side of a time from fast to very slow chosen by the rider in advance. We all made our own way to Wiggonholt for elevenses before the start of the Ride.
We had a good turnout from our Section with 7 taking part being myself, Colin, Nicola, Phil and Mary and Jeff and Beatrice on their Tandems. Heavy rain earlier had cleared by the time I left home at 8.40 and skies brightened during the day feeling warm at times for late September.
We had some interest at the start of the Ride. Mark Jones known to one of our members had contacted me previously and arrived to ask us to take part in a study on Cyclists and back pain for Southampton University. After completing a short questionnaire those willing to take part rode past a flag marker while Mark took a picture of our Riding position
We set off on the ride which took us out over Greatham Bridge, through Coldwaltham to the crossroads just before Burton Mill where it turned north to Byworth and then on to Kirdford. The return leg was back through Wisborough Green to Newpound Common, over New Bridge(A272), down to Adversane and across the A29 and then it was south from Broadford Bridge to West Chiltington and Nutbourne Common before returning up the A283 to the RSPB Centre again.
The final results of the years DA Events can be seen at the DA Website under “Events” Our Section managed 3rd place (out of 3) Congratulations to Colin who was placed 2nd in the individual event.
The results of the Reliability Ride are below –
WSCTC DA Reliability Ride
25th September 2005 Start time: 11.30am Start/Finish: RSPB Centre
Points: 5 points for starting
and 5 more points for being within the time limit
Name - Prediction - Actual
Difference - Pos'n
Bognor & Chichester
Edwin Jones 2hrs 11mins 2hrs 7mins -4mins =3rd
P & M Turner * 2hrs 11mins 2hrs 5mins -6mins 7th
J & B Lander * 2hrs 26mins 2hrs 24mins -2mins =1st
Colin Bloomfield 2hrs 11mins 2hrs 2mins -9mins 8th
Dave Fox 2hrs 11mins 2hrs 9mins -2mins =1st
Dave Galle 1hr 41mins 1hr 36mins -5mins 6th
John Wickens 2hrs 55mins 2hrs 59mins +4mins =3rd
Nicola Yerrell 2hrs 26mins 2hrs 22mins -4mins =3rd
Horsham & Crawley
Adrian Vieler 3hrs 8mins 3hrs 41mins +33mins =9th
J & R Inman * 3hrs 8mins 3hrs 41mins +33mins =9th
Marion Inman 3hrs 8mins 3hrs 41mins +33mins =9th