Dave Gudgin 25 Miles TT – 26 June 2018

Event Sec: Leanne Cutler
Time Keepers: Frank Turner, Leanne Cutler, Simon Doyle
Prop: Paul Riley
Reporter: Steve Smith

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Despite the Football on the telly, >20C heat and many having ridden the Interclub 30 on Sunday, the final round of the Dave Gudgin 25 mile TT series attracted a field of 17 riders.

Looking at the times, with most riders recording an improvement over the previous round, conditions seemed to have been favourable with a light ESE wind giving slight help to and from Growers roundabout

In the Dave Gudgin Handicap competition congratulations to Catherine Jones who made a 40 second improvement to edge out Marc Diplock by 17 seconds average overall and 3rd placed Scott Horwood by 90 seconds.  Scratch competition standings to be advised.

13. Dave Gudgin Memorial Trophy

Catherine Jones wins the Dave Gudgin Memorial Trophy for 2018

Fastest on the night was guest Joe Gorman who posted a fine 57:28 to edge out fastest Nomad Nick Morgan (58:11) by 43 seconds and 3rd place Jason Stuart (58:24) by 56 seconds.  James McPherson (1:02:32) and Marc Diplock (1:03:52) rounded out the Nomads podium.  According to the Club’s Records Keeper Nigel Wilson, who knows about these things, Morgz’ time was the fastest on this course for 28 years.  Only Steve Cotton has gone faster as a Nomad.

Special mention to the winner of the best Wilson category who noted that riding a 25 incorporated into a hot, lumpy commute home was not the finest race strategy.

Your reporter resolves to get 3+ qualifying rides in the books in 2019!

Hitchin Nomads

Women: Catherine Jones 1:14:32

Men: Nick Morgan 58:11; James McPherson 1:02:32; Marc Diplock 1:03:52;
Scott Horwood 1:04:30; Chris Batt 1:06:43; Nigel Tooke 1:07:16;
Mani Manrique 1:07:49; Paul Wright 1:14:15; David Summerell 1:16:21;
Stephen Oliver 1:17:13; Steve Smith 1:17:37; Nigel Wilson 1:20:00;
Christopher Wilson 1:20:18

Private Time Trials

Joe Gorman (Stevenage CC) 57:28; Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) 58:24; Lindz Barral (JCA-Equipe Velo) 1:02:07

Next Event

Briercliffe 10 on the classic 1U/10 course – Tuesday 3 July 19:00


HNCC Inter Club 30 Results – 24 June 2018

IC30 2018 Results & Scoring



Inter Club 30 – Event Details + Start Times

IC30 HNCC 2018 Start Sheet

Start Sheet for the Inter Club 30 on Sunday 24 June is attached.  This contains important information about the Event in addition to riders’ start times.

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“Old Skool 10” – 19 June 2018

Event Sec and Principal Time Keeper: Leanne Cutler
Assistant Time Keeper: Nigel Wilson
Prop: Julian Pegg
Reporter: Ryan Witchell

A warm, moist, but cloudy evening saw twenty-one riders take to the usual Briercliffe 10 course we all know and love for the annual ‘non-aero’ TT.  Oh, and one wind dodger, Ryan “The Moose” Witchell, who did not get the memo.

Conditions were good, with a medium WSW breeze helping riders from mile 3-7.  However it made the infamous Col du Shuttleworth that little bit harder [EDITOR: check house sign at top next time you pass – it is properly named “Col Emoreham”].  Fourteen riders took advantage of the conditions to “go evens” and post a sub-30 time, the best of them all being Adam Gross in a superb 24:36.  Special mention goes to Matt Lippard, who by all the accounts got lost twice, but still managed a 28:08.  Maybe the lack of aero attire messed with his navigation?  Fastest Nomad was Sam Hayes with 25:50, some 2:05 slower than his best TT bike effort, proving to us all that it’s all about the bike!

Last off was the [EDITOR: “ever so modest”] legend that is Ryan Witchell, a mighty powerhouse of a rider, tearing up the course with such panache and outright speed in a 21:43.  But since he was sporting full aero attire, this counted for nothing.

Special thanks to the timekeepers and props, and also Michael Webb, using the event to show off his new visual recording device.  See his gallery.

Hitchin Nomads (non-aero):

Women: Helen Riley – 38:01

Men: Adam Gross 24:36; Sam Hayes 25:50; Scott Horwood 26:12; Chris Batt 26:29; Manuel Manrique 27:07; Matt Lippard 28:08; Brian Ruggles 28:08; Mark Loosely 29:12; Nigel Tooke 29:14; David Summerell 32:39; Paul Wright 30:06; Chris Corney 30:47; Paul Riley 31:11; Stephen Oliver 31:35; David Heath 32:55

Private Time Trials

Ryan Witchell (HNCC – Aero) 21:43; Ian Woodcock (BRRT) 25:21; Mark Gray (BRRT) 27:45; Mick Case (BRRT) 27:29; Ric Palmer (TSE) 28:39; Chris Priestly (BRRT) 28:46;

Next event

Dave Gudgin 25 (4 of 4), Tuesday 26 June – 7pm

Dave Gudgin 25 Miles Time Trial – 12 June 2018

Event Sec: Leanne Cutler
Time Keepers: Frank Turner and Meli Fletcher
Props: David Heath and James McPherson
Reporter: Nigel Wilson

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Despite the North Easterly wind that has taken up residence on the Nomads TT courses for the 2018 season, a new Club record was established with the Leanne Cutler / Nick Hickman team setting an impressive mixed tandem 25 miles record of 1:08:10.

Some excellent solo times were also set with Sam Hayes the fastest Nomad on the night with a 1:02:53, closely followed by James McPherson.  Nigel Tooke’s current run of good form continues with a 1:07:37.  Fastest rider was Jason Stuart from CC Ashwell who posted a superb 58:22.

Commiserations to Paul Wright who completed an unwanted hat trick – 3rd p*ncture of the season at a Club Event.  Thank you to the Event Crew, especially to Meli Fletcher and Frank Turner for keeping us in good order and to Simon Doyle for his on-course words of encouragement.

Hitchin Nomads

Women: Catherine Jones 1:15:12

Men: Sam Hayes 1:02:53; James McPherson 1:03:23; Marc Diplock 1:03:29; Scott Horwood 1:05:17; Nigel Tooke 1:07:37; Brian Ruggles 1:09:40; Mani Manrique 1:09:45; Nigel Wilson 1:10:12; Steve Smith 1:17:11; David Summerell 1:20:03; Stephen Oliver 1:21:00; Christopher Wilson 1:23:55; Paul Wright DNF

Mixed Tandem: Leanne Cutler / Nick Hickman 1:08:10 (Club record)

Private Time Trials

Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) 58:22; Lindz Barral (JCA-Equipe Velo) 1:02:35

Dave Gudgin Handicap Competition

Nigel Tooke, Scott Horwood and Marc Diplock have all completed the rides required to qualify.  If they ride the final event, their best 3 handicap results will count. 7 other riders will also qualify providing they ride the last event in the series on Tuesday 26 June.

The current positions are:

Catherine Jones 41:43; Marc Diplock 43:17; Scott Horwood 44:26; Nigel Tooke 45:23; Sam Hayes 46:19; Paul Wright 48:30; Stephen Oliver 48:46; Mark Loosley 49:30; Nigel Wilson 49:42; David Summerell 52:00.

As things stand, Catherine Jones wins the competition if she finishes the final event within 0:11:33 of Marc Diplock.  On this occasion she finished 0:11:43 behind him, so it could go to the wire!

Next Event

Tuesday 19th June sees the return of the annual “Old Skool”, non-aero competition on the regular Briercliffe 10 course.  Chris Brabrook won the event last year.  The report is here.

Leave your TT machines, deep-section wheels and pointy hats at home!  No precise rules are set on what consists “non-aero”, but in general terms whatever would be used in a road race or club run will get past the scrutineers.  If the weather is fair then the usual results analysis and debate on the unwritten regulations will be conducted in the garden of the White Horse pub in Southill afterwards.



Clive Five Time Trial – 5 June 2018

Event Sec and Principal Time Keeper: Leanne Cutler
Assistant Time Keepers: Frank Turner, Paul Riley
Prop: Michael Webb
Course Marshal: Julian Pegg
Reporter: Nick Hickman

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The first ever Nomads’  Club Time Trial was a five miles event, held on 15 August 1931. The course used is unknown but it was won by Norman Pearce at an average speed of 24.62 mph, giving a time of 12:12.  Roll forward nearly 87 years and that is still a very good time to beat at the new “Clive Five” event on 1U/5 …

The north easterly wind seemed favourable for this course.  A ten miler using the stretch up to G&M Growers would have been slow.  Ella Ruggles took one second off the women’s and junior’s course records she had set herself first time out.  Ryan Witchell beat his own men’s course record by five seconds.  He did however lose a small gel-based wager with his minute man Nick Hickman who held him off for 2.2 miles.  Steve Robinson and Simon Doyle set a baseline men’s tandem course record.  These records will stand until next season as this was the last of the two five miles events for 2018.

Hitchin Nomads

Women: Ella Ruggles (Junior) 15:43; Meline Fletcher 16:44

Men: Ryan Witchell 10:46; Steve Robinson & Simon Doyle (tandem) 12:03; Sam Hayes 12:11; Nick Hickman 12:48; Scott Horwood 12:48; Chris Brabrook 13:09; Matt Lippard 13:14; Nigel Tooke 13:12; Nigel Wilson 13:49; Paul Wright 13:52; Brian Ruggles 14:01; Chris Corney 14:10; Mike Moralee 15:29; David Heath 15:47; David Summerell 15:47; Chris Wilson off course

Private Time Trials

Lindz Barral (JCA-Equipe Velo) 12:10; Mick Case (BRRT) 13:03

Next Event

Dave Gudgin 25 (3 of 4) using 1U/25 course.  Tuesday 12 June, 19:00.