Farnham Road Club's first time-trial event of the 2024 season was held on the Frensham-based 7.7-mile sporting course.

A chilly and breezy morning greeted the riders and timekeepers on Saturday, March 23, but the event was completed before the weather took a turn for the worse.

All the riders were from Farnham Road Club, with timekeeper Jim Brown assisted by Jim Parker.

The fastest rider was Roger Taylor in 19mins 53secs, followed by the tandem of Robert Allen and Paul Charman in 20min 46secs, Stuart Willis in 21min 52secs, Alex Turff – riding in his first time-trial – in 22min 17secs and Michael Rice in 24min 10secs.

Riders and officials enjoyed a social coffee and chat in the Rural Life Centre cafe after the event.

Heavy early-morning mist in some places may have deterred some potential competitors from making their way to the start of the second event of the series, although the bulk of the Frensham circuit was clear and visibility was good when the event on Saturday, March 30, started.

Jim Brown was the timekeeper, with helpers Jim Parker, David Clifford and Nigel Bicknell all on hand.

Racing conditions were better than the previous week and competitors' times reflected that. The fastest rider was Mark Greenwood (Lungs 2 Legs) in a rapid 17mins 27secs, followed by the Farnham tandem of Robert Allen and Paul Charman in 19min 50secs, Stewart Willis in 21min 30secs and Michael Rice in 23min 57secs. A glitch in the timing meant no time could be finalised for Derek Dowden (Hampshire RC). A gathering at the Rural Life Centre cafe followed the event.

The series continues on the Frensham course on Saturday, April 6, before moving on to the Bentley-based ten-mile course on Saturday, April 13. Riders from other clubs and unattached riders will be welcome.