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29 October 1990 : 25 miles           Back to Rides in 1990


The course was on the A12, between Galleywood and Colchester.

I desperately wanted to have a try at the 25 record before the season finished, and took a chance on 29th October, with only a mediocre weather forecast.  The winds turned out, as predicted, to be modest.

I was chasing a time of 50.00 set only days earlier by Dave Pitt.  Dave's ride had been done with light wind, and was obviously a superb performance.  Unfortunately, despite having slightly better conditions than he had, I wasn't up to the job, and recorded 52.32.

Bill Thorncroft and Alan Deuters dealt with the timing, and John Purser drove my car.

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