The fifth and final Interclub event of 2014 saw the Nomads squad do friendly battle with riders from CC Ashwell, Beds Road CC and Icnield RC. The Icknield promoted time trial took place on the infamously steep Sharpenhoe “Moleskin” Hill on the approaches to Streatley, in the Shire of Bedford. With the sun rising steadily to burn off the lingering mist, riders were treated to the ochre and sienna hues of the Autumnal countryside.
An opportunity to review one”s breakfast as it projects fully from its resting place cannot be rejected lightly. Tally Ho!
The Alpine cowbells peeled their tune as the modern-day jousters and lycra-clad Chevaliers mounted their carbon fibre steeds, took the tilt and unleashed havoc and the cogs of war – Cry Harry, St George and all that is great in this sceptred isle!
An explosion of power ensued and in a trice, all energy was spent but pain was soon extinguished. The 3 furlongs of road were conquered and times were sought hence. With a depleted field, the Nomads sallied with Ashfield leading the pack, timing the vanquish of nemesis Layne to within a gnat’s whisker.
Bragging rights ensue but victor of the field was Robb of Bedford.
Results (time in minutes, seconds.tenths of seconds) – provisional (0.6 miles)
|1||Thomas Robb||BRCC||2 12.6|
|2||John Polak||CCA||2 18.7|
|3||Andy Beezer||IRC||2 25.6|
|4||Gavin Ashfield||HNCC||2 27.4|
|5||Justin Layne||CCA||2 27.5|
|6||Tim Davies||IRC||2 27.8|
|7||Simon Doyle||HNCC||2 35.9|
|8||Phil O’Leary||IRC||2 43.6|
|9||Nick Senechal||HNCC||2 49.7|
|10||Simon Costin||HNCC||2 49.9|
|11||Mark Anstee||BRCC||2 53.2|
|12||Grant Orsborn||IRC||2 57.4|
|13||Paul French||BRCC||2 57.9|
|14||Tim Fisher||CCA||3 04.9|
|15||Patrick Smith||BRCC||3 05.1|
|16||Jan Laming||BRCC||3 09.2|
|17||Jane Wilson||CCA||3 14.0|
|18||Steve Freshney||HNCC||3 14.6|
|19||Nigel Tooke||HNCC||3 14.9|
|20||Mark Gray||BRCC||3 16.6|
|21||Nick Hickman||HNCC||3 17.6|
|22||Nigel Wilson||HNCC||3 42.6|
|23||Mark Young||HNCC||3 44.8|
|24||Meli Fletcher||HNCC||3 47.4|
|25||Vince Warrington||BRCC||3 49.2|