Briercliffe 10 – 18 April 2017

Time Keeper: Frank Turner
Assistant Time Keeper: Meliné Fletcher
Sign On and Organiser: Nick Hickman
Prop: Nick Morgan
Reporter: Catherine Jones

Ten Nomads and four guest riders turned out for the first time trial of the season on the traditional Briercliffe 10 mile circuit (1U/10). It should have been renamed the Brrr…cliffe as it was cold.  A few hardy souls stripped off to their skin suits;  others retained legwarmers, arm warmers and long fingered gloves.  It was noted that although two caravans were on the circuit and available for hiding in to get warm, on this occasion no Nomads availed themselves of the facility.

Rides started well, then hopes for a ‘push down Growers’ were dashed when riders turned left in the north wind at the Broom Cross Roads and realised the ‘push’ was going to be all in the legs.

The Nomads’ Leanne Cutler was the leading woman with 28:27. James McPherson was the first male Nomad with a time of 25:07. Fastest ride of the evening was Jim Moffat of CC Luton with 23:43.

There are a gaggle of five Nomads who are poised to break the magic 30 minute barrier should conditions down Growers prove favourable. Why not come on down another week and see if you can break 30 minutes too?

Thank you’s are a must to Nick Morgan (pusher off), and timekeepers Frank Turner and Meli Fletcher who withstood the cold. As ever thanks to Nick Hickman for doing sign on and everything else!

HNCC Competition

James McPherson 25:07; James Bainbridge 25:37; Nick Hickman 26:57; Nigel Wilson 28:18; Leanne Cutler 28:27; Catherine Jones 30:12; Roger Bamberough 30:21; Mark Loosely 30:37; Chris Corney 31:05; Steve Stanbury 31:22

Private Time Trials

Jim Moffat (CC Luton) 23:43; Sam Hayes (TSE) 24:16; Lindz Barral (JCA-Equipe Velo) 25:10; Ric Palmer (TSE) 26:39

Note from TT Sec:

Following feed back received after the event, riders are reminded of CTT regulations that they “shall not act or behave in a manner such as to give offence to the public interest or such as to bring the sport into disrepute”.  Competitors must observe the law and:

  1. not ride in a manner that is unsafe either to themselves or to other road users;
  2. ride on the left-hand side of the road except for safe overtaking and when making right hand turns;
  3. conform to all traffic signs, signals and direction indicators;
  4. in making any turn before, during or after the event, ensure that it is safe to do so.