Event Organiser, Course Signage, Sign On, Reporter: Nick Hickman
Time Keeper: Frank Turner
Assistant Timekeeper: David Ledgerton
Props: Steve Robinson, Michael Webb, John Watson, Julian Pegg
Superb conditions awaited twenty-one 2-up teams for the annual Club event on the 1U/25 course, using roads in Southill, Old Warden and nearby. Conditions were mild, with the southerly wind giving a gentle push up to G&M Growers. Dry roads were a special treat, negating the need for large applications of Muc-Off (other products are available) after getting home. There was one more team than last year, although there were a few solos that time, so it was in fact one rider less in all.
A large section of the café at Shuttleworth was commandeered afterwards for the Captain’s awards, with some Aero Bars of the chocolate variety being presented. They go better than carbon fibre ones apparently.
Several teams from the 2016 edition went significantly faster this time, and some individuals seem to have found some new team pairings that work better. Full results below. For comparison, last year’s report is here.
|Irene Bamberough & Catherine Jones||No Time For Chatting Choo-Choo||01:17:09|
|Meliné Fletcher & Francesca Riley||Bedfordshire Belles||01:32:57|
|Ingrid Matthews & Edward Lee-Jones||Air Canada & Proper Barnett||01:10:43|
|Joanne Elliott & James Gomm||Love Train||01:17:13|
|Julian Pegg & John Watson||Old Farts||01:00:42|
|Nick Hickman & Nick Morgan||Mean Machine||01:03:53|
|James Bainbridge & Gavin Ashfield||Last Minute Mash-Up||01:04:27|
|Jon Tilley & James McPherson||JT & The Fonz||01:05:16|
|Mark Desborough & Rob Fox||Rugged Racing||01:07:57|
|Chris Brabrook & John King||Neolithic Nomads||01:08:08|
|Radu Chirvasuta Steve King||Master Blasters||01:08:32|
|Nigel Wilson & Paul Riley||Old Skool Supersonics||01:09:52|
|Andrew Hardy & Martin Scott||Dynamic Duo||01:10:23|
|John Curtin & David Hollowell||Just Going To The Jon||01:14:56|
|Scott Horwood & Roger Bamberough||Rev It Up Roger||01:15:18|
|Chris Goldenberg & Chris Batt||GoldBatt Mobile||01:15:27|
|Mark Young & Mark Loosely||On Yer Marks||01:18:26|
|Peter Sharman & Steve Stanbury||Jilted||01:18:31|
|Manuel Manrique & John Martin||Better Late Than Never||01:23:27|
|Private Time Trials|
|Mark Vooght & Neil JJ Fraser (Stevenage CC)||St. Evenage Ladies||01:02:37|
|Shaun Fairbanks (unattached) & Harold Jones (HNCC)||Shotgun Shaun & Hammerin’ Harold||01:22:22|
Next up is the Club 72” Medium Gear competition at 09:00 on the 25th March using the same course. Those without a Medium Gear machine or who haven’t the faintest idea what this term means are most welcome to ride and will be given a time, even though they won’t be part of the official competition. Your TT Secretary will put a call out for pre-registration nearer the time.