Reporter: Mark Loosely
Seventeen riders turned out on this mild summer’s evening for the Hitchin Nomads Briercliffe 10 TT.
[Note from Nick Hickman, Club TT Secretary and Event Organiser: I have removed the results for two riders who arrived late, rode and were given a time, but who did not add their signature to the sign-on sheet to confirm acceptance of CTT regulations etc. They may claim a refund of their event fee from me.]
The first two riders to start, Simon Doyle & Sam Hayes from Team Sales Engine, rode as a 2-up team. The remaining fifteen went solo as usual with Nigel Hale edging out the TSE team by just a second to achieve the fastest ride of the evening.
With near perfect conditions, 20 degrees and a light tail wind to the G&M Growers roundabout, the results were as follows;-
Hitchin Nomads Event
N Hale 23:11; N Senechal 25:25; N Hickman 25:49; R Thompson 26:48; N Wilson 27:28; C Corney 27:34; D Summerell 28:22; D Thom 30:37; M Loosley 32:01
Private time trials
S Doyle & S Hayes (TSE 2-up) 23:12; L Barral (Equipe Velo) 25:04; D Ledgerton (TSE) 28:03; K Gray (BRCC) 28:23; A Rickluss (BRCC) 32:16
Special thanks to Frank Turner for timekeeping; to Luke Senechal and Leanne Cutler for assisting / number spotting; to Nick Senechal for pushing off the field before his own ride; and to Nick Hickman for the event organisation.
I would like to add extra thanks to Leanne for drafting me back to Clifton after the event, giving me my only Strava segment achievement of the evening. Very handy as I had received a call from my daughter requesting Dad’s taxi to collect her from a game of hockey in Hitchin where she suspected she had broken her finger (she’s fine).
Same time, same course for next week; then an earlier 18:30 start for the season’s remaining two Tuesday evening events, which will use the 1U/10B “Roadworks 10” course.