Spring Hilly TT Cancelled – 17 March 2018

Given the forecast for rain and snow overnight, the below freezing temperature during the time of the Event and the Met Office weather warning, the Spring Hilly TT has been cancelled. This is in the interests of rider safety and Crew comfort.

Nick Hickman (TT Secretary)


2-up 25 Miles TTT – 10 March 2018

Event Secretary: Nick Hickman
Sign On: David Rossall
Principal Time Keeper: Leanne Cutler
Assistant Timekeeper: Mark Young
Props: Simon Young, Mike Moralee
Photography: Michael Webb (see folder here)

Conditions similar to the 2017 edition (but with wetter roads) awaited twenty-two 2-up teams and two solo riders for the annual Club event on the 1U/25 course, around Southill, Old Warden and nearby.  Once again a southerly wind gave a good push up to G&M Growers.

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.

Full results below.  For comparison, last year’s report is here.

Irene Bamberough & Catherine Jones  Thelma & Louise 1:17:58
Meliné Fletcher & Lorraine Curtin  Pussy Cat Dolls 1:29:43
Sue Rapley & Helen Riley  Marvellous Minxes 1:38:37
Julian Pegg & John Watson Pegz & Captz 0:59:24
James Bainbridge & James McPherson Pink Fonz Steamtrain 1:02:26
Scott Horwood & Roger Taylor Peter Pan & Tinkerbell 1:06:33
Steven King & Tom Morris Sugar Crash Test Dummies 1:06:49
Andrew Hardy & Martin Scott Cycle Paths 1:08:19
Nick Hickman & Paul Wright Elite Cupcake 1:09:28
Paul Greenfield & Darren Timms Bert & Ernie 1:09:36
Manuel Manrique & John Martin Chuckle Bros. 1:09:50
Paul Riley & Nigel Wilson Big Test Icicles 1:12:14
Roger Bamberough & John Curtin The Wheel Deal 1:14:56
Ian Oxton & Jonathan Sewell Olly & Lolly 1:17:06
Harold Jones & Steven Oliver Rollin’ Thunder 1:26:18
Mark Desborough & Rob Fox [mechanical] Foxy Ladies 1:51:01
Chris Batt & Chris Goldenberg [off course] Battman & Robin DNF
Private Time Trials – Women
Jane Wilson (Histon & Impington BC) & Ingrid Matthews (HNCC) Don’t Get Chicked 1:15:18
Rachel O’Donnell (HNCC) & Michelle Reeves (Stevenage CC) Electric Elegance 1:17:12
Private Time Trials – Men
Mark Diplock (HNCC) & Steve Hughes (iCycle) Smokin’ Trees & Stokin’ Threes 1:05:38
George Olive (Stevenage CC) and Mark Vooght (Stevenage CC) Stevenage Ladies 1:05:52
Paul Chinery (unattached) and Mark Loosely(HNCC) Fast & Loose 1:15:39
Private Time Trials – Solos
Steve Robinson (HNCC) Han Solo 1:06:56
Andrew Herbert (unattached) Chewbacca 1:09:35

Next up is the Spring Hilly Event at 09:00 on the 17th March using two laps of the 6Z10 course from Whitwell.  Your TT Secretary has put a call out for pre-registration on the Club’s Face Book Group.  Riders can also make contact via email to timetrials@hitchinnomads.cc .

Muddy Monsters CANCELLED – 3 March 2018

Given the current weather conditions, the forecast and in view of the risks associated with travel to the event, the condition of the course and the effect of cold and possibly wet weather on young people participating, a decision has been made to cancel the Muddy Monsters Event on Butts Close in Hitchin on Saturday 3rd March.

Nick Senechal, Hitchin Nomads Cycling Club