Autumn Cup 25 mile Time Trial (25.9.2011)
Monday 26th September

Fresh from the Tour of Britain, Wouter Sybrandy was always likely to be the winner of the Hounslow Autumn Club 25. He duly came up to expectations with the fast time of 55 minutes 31 seconds.

However Nic Stagg and Paul Holdsworth (second and third) showed themselves to be at least on a similar level to the elite Sigma Sport rider by finishing within about one and two minutes of him. It should be remembered that most club riders do not even consider the possibility of a sub-hour ride on the tough West of Windsor course, and yet here we have a select group who are only concerned with how much under the hour they will be.

Rob Gilmour comfortably won the Veterans’ Standard prize, and an on form Jill Bartlett was best of the ladies with 1.11.38.

The handicap award to a promising ride by Andrew Caldwell, but perhaps the really outstanding achievement here was the skill of the handicapper, Martyn Roach, whose predictions were so accurate that six out of the thirteen Hounslow riders finished within the same minute on handicap time.

Apart from club members the event attracted a further thirteen private entries from members of other clubs. It was efficiently organised by Neil Ferrelly.

Wouter Sybrandy retains his second claim membership of the Hounslow & District Wheelers.

View the full results here

Chris Lovibond