Spring Hilly TT – 5 March 2016

Reporter: Nick Hickman; Photographs: Paul Riley;

Timekeeper: James Cornell; Assistant Time Keeper: Roger Taylor; Pusher Off: Paul Riley

There was little evidence of Spring in the air as competitors and event crew gathered near Whitwell for this traditional first Club event of the Nomads’ time trailing season.

Snow before the start

After some debate about whether it was safe to hold the event the snow storm ended and the course was left wet but without ice or any white stuff.  Paul Riley pushed the first competitor off a little later than had been planned and was all done seven minutes later.

Two laps of the Whitwell course were completed, with no mishaps aside from light frostbite to toes and fingers.  Novice time keepers James Cornell and Roger Taylor ran the clock, also with no mishaps.  The fastest rider on the day was Club Captain John Watson on his road bike.


Results (all HNCC members):

John Watson 00:54:05; Nick Hickman 00:56:45; Jon Traynor 00:58:48; Thomas Clarke 00:59:43; Leanne Cutler 01:01:33; David Summerell 01:03:52; Catherine Jones 01:06:14

The next Club event is the 25 miles 2-up team time trial from Southill on Saturday 12th March at 09:00.