Traffic lights put pay to the final Dave Gudgin 25 mile time trial event. As such it will be run this Tuesday coming (1 July, 2014). First rider off at 1901h. Numbers and signing on at the 25 start line to the south of Southill. Sign-on from 1830h.
A sun-kissed Southill welcomed competitors from the Hitchin Nomads CC, Bedfordshire Road CC, CC Ashwell and Icknield Road Club in the annual Interclub 30 mile time trial. Simon Norman took top honours with a continuation of excellent form. Cameron Woolsey and Jason Stuart closed out the top three for CC Ashwell.
Simon Doyle was fastest Nomad and Grant Orsborn was the lead rider for Icknield RC.
Many thanks to James Gomm for organisational excellence. Thanks too to Sue Clifford-Smith, Simon Young, Andrew Herbert, Michael Webb, Paul Riley, Nigel, Ben and Janice Wilson, Leanne Cutler, Steve Smith, Simon Costin.
Frank Turner and John Houghton delivered the Time Keeping duties with aplomb. (Apologies if I have missed anyone off the roll call).
n.b. A number of riders reported breaches of regulation 21. Please note that drafting is not permitted.
21. Paced & Company Riding
Competitors must ride entirely alone and unassisted and not ride in company or take shelter (commonly known as drafting) from other riders or vehicles. A competitor overtaking another must pass without receiving or giving shelter. The onus of avoiding company riding shall be upon the rider overtaken.
Private Time Trials
|51||51||Jim Moffatt||Team Virgin Active||1||8||47|
|13||13||Christian Cormack||BRCC||DNS A|
|15||15||Paul Riley||HNCC||DNS A|
Course and joining instructions are available – here.
Start Time # Rider Club
|08:36||36||Lindz Barral||PTT (Twenty3c)|
|08:51||51||Jim Moffatt||PTT (Team Virgin Active)|
Interclub 30 mile time trial – 22nd June 2014
Promoted for and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials – Under their rules and regulations
Headquarters – Southill Village Hall, Stanford Road, Southill, Bed. SG18 9HX.
Signing on and numbers will be available from 0700h. There is some parking at the HQ, please DO NOT park on the course, there is plenty of parking on Stanford Road. Do not warm up through the start line. £4.00 entry fee per rider to cover CTT levy and event costs.
The starting order of riders has been updated and is available – here.
Timekeeper – Mr Frank Turner & Mr John Houghton. Event Contact – Mr James Gomm, 07473 784063
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
In the interests of your own safety, Cycling Time Trials and the event promoters strongly advise you to wear a hard-shell Helmet that meets an internationally accepted standard. In accordance with Regulation 15 ALL JUNIOR competitors must wear Protective Hard Shell Helmets. It is recommended that a working rear light either flashing or constant, is fitted to the machine in a position visible to following road users and is active whilst the machine is in use.
Please note – Last year’s course was different due to road works preventing the use of the 30 course. Also note that in previous years the course has turned left after the disused railway bridge on the third lap, this was incorrect and the course should continue straight on at this point to the sharp left turn at North End Road as per the previous two laps. See course description and map below.
- START on south side of unclassified road Ireland-Southill at field boundary (GR 141413).
- Proceed west to triangle where left and downhill to junction with A600 where left into Shefford and then left on to B658.
- Follow through Broom cross roads (4.5m) to GM Growers Roundabout where left to Old Warden.
- Continue through village, past Southill-Old Warden and Cardington junctions to disused railway bridge where continue on road to turn sharp left at Northwood End Road to Ireland, where left over hump back bridge.
- Continue and take first left through Southill village to Broom cross roads where left onto B658.
- Repeat circuit (steps, 3, 4 & 5) via Broom cross roads and continue to GM Growers Roundabout and left to Old Warden
- Continue through village, past Southill-Old Warden and Cardington junctions to disused railway bridge where continue on road to turn sharp left at Northwood End Road to Ireland, where left over humpback bridge
- Continue along road PAST Southill turn to FINISH at GR 147413
As Britain embraced the World Cup anthem of samba, drum-beats and counter-point of monotony that is [Phil Neville | Alan Shearer | Gary Spinnaker] – delete where applicable, the Nomads made sweet music on the Briercliffe 10.
The flashing lycra, “hoovering” disc wheels and the alto-tenor of Mike Webb’s inane frippery all contributed to this summer’s festival of pedalling. Ole!
For Qatar 2022, read Biggleswade and Broom Mr Blatter. Ole!
Anyway, back to the *real* beautiful game.
Mark Collins made a comeback from illness (no Ginsters involved allegedly). Gomm and Doyle shook off the rusty legs from the Sleaford 50 at the weekend, Nigel Tooke dressed up like a Smurf and Steve Smith and Jon Traynor sported new bikes. James Spence even managed to get round the course without a punccture. Ole!
Gomm’s ride was blighted due to traffic in Southill, i.e. a motorist unable to use the rear-view mirror. Boo.
S Doyle, 24.59, J Gomm 26.02, J Spence 26.27, N Tooke 27.24, J Traynor 27.38, D Rickells 27.46, M Collins 27.58, D Summerell 28.28, P Riley 29.07, S Edwards 29.10 , M Loosley 30.17, L Cutler 30.32, S Smith 31.41
T Bishop 24.44, L Barrall 25.15 (Twenty3C.co.uk), R Palmer (Team Salesengine.co.uk) 25.48, J Roots 28.50, L Roots 31.20, S Oliver 34.20
Frank Turner officiated and was assisted by Ann Collins. Sue Clifford-Smith and Mike Webb larked about nearby. Ole! It was tough going on the Growers but the conditions evened out over the remainder of the course.
World Cup Special
Next week’s report will be written by Phil Neville, as a teaser here is his recent report of a previous time trial:
“Some cyclists. Rode. Bikes. It was like a race. With bikes and it was tough. And the wind. It was windy. And it blew. On the bikes. And the cyclists. And someone won. It was good. And as such. I should be taken back to my carer now.” (Enough World Cup, Ed).
James Gomm is having a break. Normal service next week. Maybe.
The first of the David Gudgin series which saw pleasant conditions brought out the masses, with one of the best evening 25 fields for a number of years. It proved to be a good decision with many riders setting PB’s over the distance and course best times.
First home for the Nomads was Gavin Ashfield, who set the fastest time by a Nomad on the course this season, followed by Ben Wilson and then Nick Hickman to round off the top 3.
Jim Moffat once again set the fastest time of the evening with one of the quickest times ever recorded on the course.
Thanks to Frank Turner for timekeeping and Michael Webb for pushing off.
Next weeks it’s back to the aero version of the Briercliffe 10.
Gavin Ashfield – 1:01:45, Ben Wilson – 1:02:05, Nick Hickman – 1:03:52, James Gomm – 1:04:06, Nick Senechal – 1:05:04, John Watson – 1:06:02, Jon Traynor – 1:07:14, Nigel Tooke – 1:09:08, Nigel Wilson – 1:11:19, David Summerell – 1:11:47, Simon Young – 1:14:32, Steve Smith – 1:16:47, Leanne Cutler – 1:16:58, James Spence – DNF (puncture)
Jim Moffat – 57:01, Jason Stuart – 58:43, Mark Constable – 1:03:19, Peter Gell – 1:09:19, T Bishop – 1:10:07
The challenge was set to ride the Briercliffe 10 course on standard non aero equipment – that’s no TT frame, no deep section wheels, no skin suits, no aero helmet and no shoe covers.
Timekeeper – Paul Riley, assistant time keeper – James Gomm
Gavin Ashfield – 26:32, David Rickels – 26:52, Jon Traynor – 27:58, Nigel Wilson – 29:32, Steve Smith – 30:44, Leanne Cutler – 31:08, Nick & Jane Hickman (Tandem) – 31:58, Frank Turner – 34:34
Jim Moffat – 24:38, Lyndz Barral – 26:05, Mike Burr – 28:14
Steve Robinson – 24:49, Rick Palmer – 25:40