Event 2 of the corsaRosa league was held on the easier of the two league courses, the V818 starting and finishing at Ben Rhydding.
The course is flatter – much flatter – than the other course, the Addingham based V810, but the wind was certainly going to have its say with it somehow conspiring to blow into the face of all competitors out and home.
46 riders reported to the timekeeper this week, five of those representing Otley CC. Fastest of the quintet was James Cullen in 25:34. Chris Radcliffe was next with 27:18, followed by Andrew Bolton in 28:06, John Barnett with 28:29 and Dexter Leeming-Sykes recording 28:54.
Fastest ride of the day was by Ilkley CCs Doug Hart in 23:17. Sarah Gardiner of Queensbury QOM was once again fastest woman in 27:53. Dexter was equal fastest youth alongside Nathan Page of East Bradford CC.
As always, thanks to the organisers, timekeepers, helpers, sponsors and La Stazione in Ilkley.
Full results on the corsaRosa Facebook page (Event 2 tab). Event 3 is on the V810 on Sunday 4th June.
Rider photographs courtesy of Laura Donald and Jon Hunt.