One or two early season mishaps at the portages on Tuesdays time trial but at least the mud wasn't too bad. Rona Fishburn confirmed how much she has improved over the winter by winning the div 7-9 category from Ray Stamp. In the div 4-6 group Bob Scholey beat Roger Williams by 3 seconds despite messing up at the second portage get-in, but his was a minor problem compared to Steve Chorley taking a bath at the get-out. David Hatton again took the honours in the div 1-3 category with Melvin Swallow in second place.

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