This weekend saw the battle for the Festival RC 25 mile TT title held within the North Hampshire RC event on the Bentley course. With Colin McDermott on holiday and Mick Gowan a non-starter, it was down to Barry McDermott, John Froud and myself to fight it out.
Off early in a full, high quality field John posted a time of 1:03:44 on what was an extremely blustery day which made the outward leg particularly gruelling. To add to the fun, it then began to rain for the
latter part of the field !
Next to go was myself, and though not particularly in great shape after just returning from holiday, was reasonably satisfied with a 58:44. Even so, I figured it would take a strong ride from Barry to topple me, but in what was, in my opinion, one of his best rides of the last couple of years - that's exactly what he did, to record an excellent 57:41 and take the club 25 trophy to add to his 10 mile TT trophy that he won earlier in the year.
Nice one Baz!