Committee Meeting Minutes – 20 November 2017

HNCC Committee Meeting draft minutes 20112017

In an effort to be open and transparent regarding Committee business, decisions and actions, the draft minutes of the 20 November 2017 Committee Meeting are attached.

Note: The minutes of Committee meetings must be ratified by the Committee and then signed as being a true and accurate record, which procedure is enacted at the next Committee meeting, on 18 December. The minutes of the most recent meeting therefore are provided here for general information only, may be subject to amendment, and should not be read as being a final document.

 

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Awards Gallery 1932 – 2016

Trophies

A gallery of Club awards going back to the year after the Nomads was first formed has been compiled by Nick Hickman.  This contains details of all winners with photographs of the forty four trophies currently in the collection and some images of those whose names are engraved.  The 2017 winners will be added to a new edition in due course.

Awards Gallery 

 

Mileage Competition – March to October 2017

The Hitchin Nomads’ Mileage Competition (also known as the “8 months Time Trial”) saw more than 130,000 miles being ridden by this year’s entrants between the months of March and October inclusive.

The Club Member completing the most miles was Nick Hickman, who deservedly becomes our 4th different winner of the trophy in 4 years.  This became the highest annual mileage trophy from 2014, currently based on March – October miles (not on a static bike).  The trophy was originally the Alan Thompson Memorial Cup, awarded from 1956 – 1995.  The competition, organised by Walt Livings, consisted of a series of questions where the answers would be found on a course set by Walt.  Also, it is thought that points were awarded for a free-wheeling competition with the most points awarded for the rider to go the furthest from a downhill standing start; and a speed judging competition where riders had to maintain a set pace over one mile, without the benefit of a GPS device or other speedometer of course!

Trophy #27 - Highest Annual Mileage

Nick Hickman – winner 2017

A late surge from John Curtin gave him 2nd place, and previous winner Nigel Hale once again covered a lot of miles to take 3rd.   14 people each rode over 4,000 miles to achieve the bronze or higher standard.  “Chapeau!” to junior entrants Ella Ruggles and Flo Cornell who completed the Event with nearly 1,000 miles between them.  Well done to all:

Miles 2017

Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Juniors

A special mention goes to Andrew Hardy and Mark Collins who may well have joined this group if it hadn’t been for injury and, based on her mileage in the rest of the year, Catherine Jones who would have been challenging John and Nigel for a place on the podium if injury hadn’t also truncated her season. There’s always 2018 and there are just 118 days to go until we start all over again on 1st March …

Committee Meeting Minutes – 16 October 2017

In an effort to be open and transparent regarding Committee business, decisions and actions, the draft minutes of the 16 October 2017 Committee Meeting are attached:

HNCC Committee Meeting draft minutes 16102017

Note: The minutes of Committee meetings must be ratified by the Committee and then signed as being a true and accurate record, which procedure is enacted at the next Committee meeting, on 20 November. The minutes of the most recent meeting therefore are provided here for general information only, may be subject to amendment, and should not be read as being a final document.

Charlton Hill Climb – 15 October 2017

Event Crew: Nigel Wilson, Frank Turner, Julian Pegg, Mark Young, Denise Pegg

The 24 entrants in this year’s Charlton hill climb were greeted by perfect conditions for the final event of this year’s time trial season. And the morning held one further pleasant surprise – the unexpected arrival of veteran Nomad Tony Furby. Tony however, declined the offer of pinning a number on his back.

The entrants made the most of the conditions with 9 riders going under 1:30 for the course (only 3 people managed this last year). Biggest cheer of the day was for Ella Ruggles who set off at a cracking pace on the climb. However, the fastest lady of the day was Chloe Scott who managed to complete the ride in an impressive 1:57. The top 5 in the gents competition were separated by less than 5 seconds with Nick Morgan just pipping Andy Saunders on the line. James Bainbridge completed the podium.

The Event Crew did an excellent job with Frank Turner on the finish line, Julian Pegg and Mark Young on the start line, and Denise Pegg provided mid-climb support with her cowbell. Thanks go to Nick and Ashleigh Morgan for providing post-ride hospitality.

Nomads Competition

Women: Chloe Scott 1:57.5; Rachel O’Donnell; 2:34.8; Ella Ruggles (Junior) 2:37.9

8W. Hill Climb Women

Chloe Scott 2017

Men: Nick Morgan 1:19.5; Andy Saunders 1:19.9; James Bainbridge 1:21.9; Patrick Maher 1:23.3; Tom Morris 1:23.8; Mark Desborough 1:26.3; Rob Lampard 1:26.6; Radu Chirvasuta 1:29.9; Scott Horwood 1:30.7; David Rickels 1:35.9; Brian Ruggles 1:38.1; Nick Senechal 1:38.9; Paul Greenfield 1:40.6; Steve King 1:40.9; Andrew Hardy 1:52.0; Steve Stanbury 1:52.9; Nigel Tooke 1:56.8;  Jamie Tomlin 2:01.4; Stephen Oliver 2:17.4; Mike Allen 2:21.5

8. Hill Climb Champion

Nick Morgan 2017

Private Time Trial

Pat Allen 1:38.2

NEXT EVENT: Boxing Day 10

Autumn Hilly TT – 7 October 2017

Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials – Under its rules and regulations

Time Keeper: Frank Turner
Assistant Time Keeper and Prop: Chris Jones
Event Organiser, Sign On and Course Signage: Nick Hickman

Course: 6Z/10 x 2 (“Whitwell Circuit”) 18.4 miles

Fastest Nomads

Men: James Bainbridge 0:46:10
Women: Ingrid Matthews 0:55:27

Full Results

Rider 1st Lap Time Bicycle
James Bainbridge 0:22:43 0:46:10 TT Machine
Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) 0:23:00 0:46:12 TT Machine
Keith Barton (St Neots CC) 0:23:51 0:47:24 TT Machine
James McPherson 0:24:09 0:48:33 TT Machine
Mark Desborough 0:24:38 0:49:25 TT Machine
Julian Pegg 0:24:28 0:49:38 Road Bike
Nick Senechal 0:25:21 0:51:02 TT Machine
Ross Thompson 0:25:13 0:51:21 Road Bike with Aero Bars
Paul Greenfield 0:26:26 0:52:57 Road Bike
Radu Chirvasuta 0:26:20 0:54:03 Road Bike
Ingrid Matthews ( W ) 0:27:10 0:55:27 Road Bike
Andrew Hardy 0:27:59 0:56:48 Road Bike
Nick Hickman 0:29:02 0:58:15 Medium Gear 72″ Fixed
Darren Timms 0:28:56 0:58:36 Road Bike
Steve Smith 0:29:27 0:59:17 Road Bike
David Summerell 0:28:55 0:59:50 TT Machine
Mark Loosely 0:29:50 1:00:27 Road Bike
Catherine Jones ( W ) 0:30:32 1:01:39 Road Bike
Scott Horwood (0:12:26 late start penalty) 0:26:01 1:04:04 Road Bike with Aero Bars

Late Season Series – 3 September 2017

Course: F1B/10 (using A1, Tempsford – Sandy – Biggleswade North – Sandy – Tempsford)
HQ: Stuart Memorial Hall, Tempsford

Time Keeper: Frank Turner
Assistant Time Keeper: Steve Smith
Prop and Kitchen: Paul Riley
Course Marshal: John Martin
Event Secretary and Course Signage: Nick Hickman
Baking: Ann Collins, Flo & Mabel Cornell, Jane Hickman, John Martin’s Mum
Photography: Davey Jones, Nick Hickman, Simon Doyle, James Cornell

Some excellent times on a fast, local course that is sadly very underused – most likely because local regulations only allow events early on a Sunday morning due to traffic volumes and there is little tradition of 10s at that time.  There were a host of course bests (most everyone probably since the course has not been used in six or seven years), season bests and a few lifetime personal bests.

Nomads’ combined times for this two-event series has Mark Desborough in 1st place with 47:09, Nick Hickman in 2nd with 48:04 and Nigel Tooke taking the 3rd step on the podium with 49:57.

HNCC Results

Rider Time
Morgan, Nick 21:05
Bainbridge, James 21:43
Ashfield, Gavin 22:31
Desborough, Mark 22:46
Nick Hickman 22:47
Senechal, Nick 23:17
Tooke, Nigel 23:53
Wilson, Nigel 24:01
O’Sullivan, Paul 24:29
Brabrook, Chris 24:53
Cutler, Leanne 25:02
Manuel Manrique DNS (apols)

Private Time Trials

Rider Club / Team Time
Stuart, Jason CC Ashwell 21:29
Barral, Lindz JCA-Equipe Velo 21:50
Barton, Keith St Neots CC 22:00
Diplock, Marc Doncaster Wheelers CC 22:19
Doyle, Simon Team Sales Engine 22:33
Green, Chris St Neots CC 22:36
Nelson, Cody BRRT 23:04
Stokes, Ian 45 RC 23:41
Case, Mick BRRT 23:50
Hughes, Steve iCycle 23:51