UWECC's Baz Lewis was first off, setting a blistering pace in the chilly morning air and coming in at 03:28, a very tough time to beat. As the day progressed UWECC and UOBCC riders continued to put in good times, but none were good enough to knock Baz out of the hotseat, despite the huge efforts evident from the gurns across the line.
As the tail end of the field approached UOBCC's hopes for the top step on the podium lay on Andrew 'PA' Kirby's shoulders. However, he could not quite live up to his hill climb form from October, settling for second with a respectable time of 03:33. The podium was rounded out by Ben Alexander (UOBCC), with a time of 03:48, just enough to keep Sam Holder (UOBCC) and Hugh Brashaw (UOBCC) at bay.
Words by Fred Cook