East Anglia Group’s programme of events got under way on Saturday with the E2/10 in wet, windy and cold mood for the first Group 10 of the year and the Charlie Clift Shield, last competed for in 2019.
As current holder, I was very happy to pass it on to anyone brave (crazy?) enough to ride in those conditions, which a surprising number were. My bike stayed in the car. Andy Beaman made an excellent job of his debut as an event organiser and I have never seen marshals so mob-handed at Four Went Ways. You were all heroes and deserve our warmest gratitude – with the emphasis on warmth.
Winner on actual and standard with an indecently quick 19:45 was CC Islington’s Ronnie Stone, seen below riding too fast for Davey Jones’ shutter speed (or maybe Davey was just shivering uncontrollably).
Next weekend sees the Group Circuit 25, with 2-up and AeroCoach Series road bike events attached, on the E33/25 at Stetchworth. It’s a Nugget promotion, so naturally, at the moment, the forecast looks much more promising.