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Matt ‘fully loaded’ Plews reports on a tough Kibworth TT

Matt Plews reports on a last night’s Kibworth TT

So, as most are aware I’ve just finished riding LEJOG and had the greatest time with great friends raising an unbelievable amount of money for Thomass Fund. I completed the distance, 1041 miles, carrying all my own kit and during one of the stages I had the bright idea that I would ride the next club TT on the same bike…..complete with all the same bags and kit!

At the race HQ the bike received a few looks from my fellow competitors and some questioned my sanity, something I certainly questioned during the race! I had no idea how my legs would feel after 12 days straight on the bike followed by three days off but joked at the start that if I cracked 26 minutes I’d open a couple of beers… to say I stayed sober. I was also well prepared in the event of rain and hunger with food and clothing in the bags.

I was not too disappointed with ride all things considered, finishing with 27.08. I certainly missed my TT bike, especially when Andy Poulton came motoring past and disappeared into the late evening sun on the return leg. I then had a great battle to the finish line with Stuart Haycox and my average 20 minute power was the best of the season!

Thanks to all the marshalls and time keepers for giving up their time to keep these events going.

Back to LEJOG and the reason for riding which was to raise money for a fantastic cause. If you wish to donate to Thomass Fund, a charity that is close to the hearts of Tim and Lucy Smith, you can via this link.

Hans Van Nierop was the winner on the night (22:08), with Dom Switzer second, and Adam Robinson third. 

Fastest women was Harriet Evans, and Rhys Thomas was the fastest on a road bike. 

Full results and standings courtesy of Mike Ives can be found here:




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