Earlier this week it was the start of the Evening 10 Series hosted by Welland Valley CC. The Series this year started in Tur Langton and took place on a hilly course which started in Thorpe Langton and finished back in Tur Langton.
The event started at 18:30 and riders were set off in 30 second intervals to ensure everyone finished in the daylight. With the HQ in Tur Langton it was an 8-10 minute ride to the start. I started as number 15, riding at off 18:37:30.
Most of the course is up hill, and after analysing it I chose not to ride with the disc wheel and went with a 80mm rear instead. The cassette in this wheel also has a 30-12 gear ratio which should encourage a higher cadence and maintain speed on the tough terrain. I managed to average an NP of 284w with an average of 279w. This was able to take a time of 24:30 exactly. There was a head wind coming back which made the last few miles extremely hard.
Overall, I am pleased with my performance seeing as this was my first Time Trial of the year. However, I do have some areas to work on that I hope will improve my time when I do the next Time Trial in the series. It was enough to take 6th place overall and I was the 2nd member of Welland Valley CC.
View the course here