Brickendon 10, Wk 7, 19th June 2018

Tue 19 Jun 2018

I'm James Moss and so is my wife


Pos. Rider Time


1 Nick Candy 20.14

2 Dave Green 23.04

3 Tony May 23.21

4 Bryan Holland 23.22

5 Mat Clarkson 23.41

6 Michael Atkinson 23.50

7 Tim Brown 24.09

8 John Watkins 25.25

9 Anthony Taylor 25.32

10 James Moss 26.09

11 Paul Bailey 26.25

12 Ivana Prokopova 26.48

13 Dan Ryan 27.28

14 Chris Glithero 28.04

15 John Carroll 28.32

16 Nikki Chandler 28.58

17 Andrea Davies 30.35

18 Hugo Evans 31.23

19 Abigail Coles 34.45




1 Karl Willis Herts RCC 21.03

2 Joe Kiely Welwyn Whs 21.50

3 James Moss Nuun-Sigma Sport 22.25

4 Carl Fiford Islington CC 23.35

5 Simon Best Full Gas RT 25.31

6 Tarcy van der Merwe Finchley RT 26.25

7 Andrew Hadfield Come & Try It 27.14

8 Paul Morley Come & Try It 28.50

9 Diana Celotto Come & Try It 30.28


2 Up TTT


Martin Quinn (North Road CC) & Ryan Quinn (Welwyn Whs) 31.40


View from the Timekeeper's Chair

There appeared to be an army of helpers so many thanks to Ian Clay, Gwyn Watkins, Nikki Chandler, Errol Salil, Ivana Prokopova and others in case I have overlooked some. A westerly wind made for hard conditions on the lower road to Essendon so no records tonight. Hugo Evans punctured and Dan Ryan stopped to assist him hence their slow times which confused the timekeeper for some minutes, and to add to the confusion there were two riders with the name James Moss, one signing on in good time and the other signing on after the event had started.

I am unable to grasp some of the record breaking times being reported now. The Club has Nick Candy clocking 19.24 for a 10 on a course near Tring and he was only the third fastest junior! As I write these words I am told that Michael Broadwith has broken the Lands End to John O'Groats RRA record with a time of 43 hours 25 minutes 13 seconds taking about 30 minutes off Gethin Butler's time. Good weather in the south enabled him to improve the RRA 24 hour distance to 507.511 miles but rain and cold weather in the north plus a neck injury hampered his efforts for many of the final miles. Here are two riders at opposite ends of the cycling spectrum but congratulations to Nick and Michael from an old cyclist who can remember if you could beat 24 minutes for 10 miles (25 mph plus) and 480 miles for a 24 (20 mph plus) one was regarded as a hero!


Graham Thompson