Thanks for the good wishes guys - they must have worked because I improved over my December ride by nearly 2 1/2 minutes and recorded 28-15.
It wasn't easy with a bit of a wind blowing and I rode my 'old skool' bike whereas virtually everyone else was on carbon speed machines but it was fun - in a very strange sadistic sort of way
Next event probably on March 14th, an 18 kilometer event down near Blyth (the Nottinghamshire one).
You can see some pics of me in action here -
Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.