It was all about the grizzled veterans and the fresh-faced debutants at Sunday's Hounslow & District Wheelers Autumn 25-Mile Time Trial. Jeff Marshall, finishing fourth overall in 1.3:40 hours, cruised to victory in the veterans' category by a five-minute margin.
And at the other end of the age scale, two 15-year-olds, Matthew Sewell and Tom Duffell, both took part in their first-ever competitive rides. Sewell came 16th in 1.20:21, and Duffell 18th in 1.32:07, out of a field of 30.
Rob Gilmour was the overall winner in 1.1:02, beating Wouter Sybrandy and Mark Silver to the finish line, while Jill Bartlett won the handicap.
RESULTS: 1. Rob Gilmour 2. Wouter Sybrandy 3. Mark Silver 4. Jeff Marshall 5. Paul Innes 6. David George 7. Brent Skinner 8. Gavin Kitchen 9. Neil Holdsworth 10. Jill Bartlett 11. Simon Wroxley 12. Neil Ferrelly 13. Bruce McMichael 14. Martin Brown 15. Bob Birt 16. Matthew Sewell 17. Norman Howson 18. Tom Duffell (Above pictures submitted)