Early Season Time Trial Success
March 13th/20th

The Hounslow & District's 2010 racing season has got off to a bright start with a team victory in the Middlesex Road Club 10, and a creditable 4th place for Nic Stagg in the Southern Counties Cycling Union 10.

The Middlesex RC 10 (13th March) was reduced to 8 miles by road works on the Bath Road, but this does not detract from the merit of the win. The team counters and their times were:

Nic Stagg17:51
Rob Gilmour19:18
Damian Poulter20:04

The overall winner was Tejvan Pettinger (Sri Chimnoy) with 17:13.

In the SCCU 10 last Saturday (20th March) Nic Stagg again showed good form by taking a creditable 4th place overall.

His time was 23:39, and although this was 90 seconds down the winner, Pete Tadros (In Gear RT) who returned the exceptional time of 22:10, it was fast enough to beat some well known time trialling names including David Shepherd (G.S. Stella), Ray Hughes (Clarence Wheelers) and the winner of last year's Hounslow open 25, Steve Dennis (East Grinstead CC). The course was truly "sporting" consisting of undulating Surrey lanes around Walliswood and Oakwood Hill. Nic rode the 2009 edition of the race which was held over the same roads; this year's result was 40 seconds faster and this moved him four places up the results table.