Reporter: Chris ‘Cleggy’ Corney
A beautiful late summer’s morning greeted the 9 riders who had ventured out for the final Briercliffe 10 TT of the summer. Clear, sunny skies bathed the Southill dales, and a mild southwesterly breeze made for a pleasant experience for both riders and officials. Your reporter was unfortunately unable to take part on his bike this week, due to a recent dry-stone walling injury down in t’ lower field.
Whilst there were no old men wearing woolly hats, in tin baths on wheels, there was the usual mix of cutting edge TT machines, and regular road bikes. Mr ‘Compo’ Desborough proved one can go blisteringly fast on a bike laden with such items as retro frame fit pumps and luggage racks.
Nigel ‘Foggy’ Wilson was appearing slightly worse for wear. Apparently last night’s ‘pre-race protein’ drinks may have been spiked with a lethal shandy / babycham cocktail. Nevertheless, he valiantly wobbled his way to the start line to post a very respectable time.
Fastest time of the morning went to Lindz Barral (Equipe Velo). Fastest Nomad of the morning was Mark Desborough with a 25:21. Father and son pair of Nick and Luke Senechal carried on the inter-generational 2-up tradition.
Thanks to Meli ‘Nora’ Fletcher and her assistant Chris Jones for time keeping duties, and Steve Smith for pushing off.
Mark Desborough 25:21; James Cornell 25:39; Nick Hickman 26:00; Nigel Wilson 27: 58; Catherine Jones 30:25; Nick Senechal + Luke Senechal (2-up) 31:18; John King DNF
Private Time Trials
Lindz Barral (Equipe Velo) 24:48