Possibly the best weather I’ve ridden this one 🙂
The lack of the usual howling gale seemed to keep the pace sensible at the start, still not hanging about, but not the usual frenetic sprint along to St Andrews. The bunch pretty much stuck together all the way to St Andrews, then out past Guardbridge. Glad the now familiar (and my opinion far better) Tayport Byapss was the route going to Balmullo – St Michael’s and the back road to Wormit rather than negotiating through Tayport and Newport main streets.
The rise to Gauldry is the traditional spot where the cracks start and this year was no different with 8 getting away on the sharp climb and drag out to the Grange descent. I’m sure the surface of this will be good practice for the Roubaix cobbles in April! The rolling road to Cupar is where the next attack was made and 3 got away leaving 4 of us trying to close the 20 second gap as we hit the bottom of the Hill of Tarvit. It was all I could do to hang at the back on the climb and the drag back towards Kennoway and have my 3 companions to thank for dragging me along. Got a bit of a second wind in the run in and was able to contribute as we sped back to the finish. A good run out and thanks to the other guys for sticking together.
There seemed to be even more food than usual back at the hall, all excellent as we carb loaded to recover 🙂 The rest of The Wheelers all made it back in good time and another good run under the belts.
Thanks to Kennoway Club for hosting us and the army of helpers that made the event go very well.