Round 2 of the 2017 N&DCA series pitted TSE riders against a very competitive field. This week's 10 miler, based on the roundabouts of Glatton, saw another bumper turnout of team riders.
Hugo Hocknell capitalised on his early start with a time of 24.01. That set the benchmark for the rest of "the engine". Steve Robinson was second in the pecking order. Even an enforced bike change could not damper his performance with a cracking time of 24.11.
Chris Rimes and Steve Franklin shared the same time of 24.22, both being slightly edged out by Simon Doyle (24.19). Steve is in a good spot of form and both Simon and Chris are getting back in to the groove of racing. 21 seconds separated 5 riders, this has no doubt set all riders off to the local bike shop to buy some additional speed...
New boy, Michael Watts punched the clock with 24.47 in his inaugural run for the team. Despite a frantic run up and down to the HQ and some fashion adjustments in his new skin suit, Michael demonstrated a lot of potential. He is going to be one to watch.
Ric Palmer clocked a PB in his first ride of the season. The comeback-kid (a big kid at that too) recorded a 25.34. Chapeau Ric.
Dave Wentworth notched a time that will contribute to the Masters' competition of 26.27. Roy Robinson rounded things off with a time of 29.13.