Just a quick note to remind everybody about the Club AGM this Wednesday evening. 8.15pm at the Victoria Pub in Hitchin (in the Barn). Nick Senechal will be emailing everybody regarding the fineprint and Nick Hickman has offered to carry out a “Garmin Surgery” beforehand, starting around 7.30pm.
- Election of officers: We have a number of committee posts to fill. Whilst some existing members of the committee are willing to re-stand we have been doubling up on a number of roles (as well as doing non-committee work such as coaching and event organising), and it would be great to see some new people filling these roles. In particular we are looking for a Club General Secretary, to help drive the organisation of the club forward.
- New Club Constitution: We have drawn up a new constitution based on a model from our national governing body (British Cycling) which will bring us into line with currently accepted practice for sports clubs organisationally, legally and financially. Attached is a copy of this for your perusal prior to the meeting.
If you have any questions in advance of the meeting or wish to put yourself forward for a committee post, please get in touch with Club Chairman Nick Senechal via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Documents (Microsoft Word .docx)
It would be good to see as many members as possible. Please make every effort to attend.
The 2014 running of the Medium Gear competition returned to the regular “25” course after a two year hiatus. Thankfully this year’s event was cursed by neither snow or roadworks. A bracing south-westerly wind provided a chilly backdrop for the riders. Where there was assistance from the wind there was lots: where there was none there really was none.
Performances of the day were recorded by Hitchin Nomads’ James Gomm who emerged victorious n the medium gear event. Sam Hayes (Team Sales Engine), rode supremely well to record a time close to the hour mark in his private time trial. Alan Crane (Chronos RT) maintains bragging rights over his team mate Ian Markham. Adam White will be cursing his navigational error as he missed out on a medal by a matter of seconds.
Frank Turner officiated.
Medium Gear (72″) – 25 miles
James Gomm, 1h 09m 58s, Nick Hickman 1.17.27, Jon Traynor 1.20.12, Adam White 1.20.25.
Private Time Trials – 25 miles
Sam Hayes (Team Sales Engine) 1.00.50, Geoff Teace (Team MK) 1.05.35, Simon Doyle (HNCC) 1.05.52, George Hicks (Beds Road CC) 1.06.43, Alan Crane (Chronos RT) 1.11.21, Ian Markham (Chronos RT) 1.11.33.
Gavin Ashfield made it two out of two for this season’s opening time trial events. Riding with Simon Doyle, Ashfield proved to be the man to watch as the pair recorded a winning time of 1h 05m 53s for the 25 miles, this was despite suffering mechanical issues within the first few miles. Nick Hickman and James Gomm were thwarted due to a serious front wheel puncture to Hickman’s machine. Gomm continued on to record a respectable 1h 09m 28s having had to abort the qualifying paired ride. Nigel Wilson and Jon Traynor riding standard road bikes qualified in second spot. Conditions were tough as riders fought their way northwards during the three laps around Southill and Old Warden.
Gomm and Hickman
Ashfield and Doyle
James Gomm at the finish
Jon Traynor and Nigel Wilson
Jon Traynor and Nigel Wilson
Jame Spence was Master of Ceremonies on the watches and Jane Hickman provided post-race sustenance. Riders were cheered on by Steve Smith who took the photographs and is also recuperating from injury.
G Ashfield & S Doyle 1.05.53, J Traynor & N Wilson 1.16.49, J Gomm & N Hickman DNF*.
Private time trials: Geoff Hicks (BRCC) 1:10:12, J Watson 1.11.00
*J Gomm awarded a solo time of 1.09.28
Gavin Ashfield on the way to victory
The Nomads’ Time Trial season commenced in earnest today (8th March, 2014) with the traditional curtain raiser around the Whitwell road race circuit. Six Nomads competed around the two lap course, with Gavin Ashfield producing a great early season time to win the event. Riders were assisted by a strong southerly wind as they headed towards Hitchin from Codicote but there was still plenty of work to be done in terms of the climbs towards Whitwell and the sharp inclines near the start/ finish line. Mark Collins produced an impressive performance to take second place. Nick Senechal wrapped up third place.
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James Spence was Time Keeper and was assisted by Mike Webb, Simon Doyle and Sue Clifford Smith. Pictures courtesy of Mike Webb.
Gavin Ashfield 23:59/ 48:19, Mark Collins 26:37/ 53:59, Nick Senechal 27:35/ 55:24, Jon Traynor 29:27/ 60:05, Nigel Wilson 30:16/ 61:43, David Summerell 29:31/ 63:00
The first time (mins:secs) is the lap 1 split time. The second is finish time.
The dates and times for time trial events in 2014 are now confirmed and available.
Click on the link below to view/download the calendar sheet. Further details will be added to the Club Calendar in due course.
Download: HNCC Time Trials 2014 Calendar (pdf)
If you would like to get in touch with regards to any of this season’s time trial events, you can fill out the form below and the request will be routed to our Time Trial Secretary.