Briercliffe 10 – 23 April 2019

Promoted before and on behalf of Cycling Time Trials – Under its rules and regulations

Principal Time Keeper and Event Sec: Leanne Cutler
Assistant Time Keeper: Paul Riley
Prop: Steve Smith
Course Inspection: Nick Hickman
Club TT Sec: Julian Pegg
Reporter: Marc Diplock

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on one’s point of view) the traditional Briercliffe 10 course had to be shortened this week due to roadworks on the Shuttleworth Climb.  A hastily truncated version was conceived and “Cutler’s Killer 8” was born!  There was a slight easterly breeze on the evening which wasn’t going to punish the riders too badly …

Team Salesengine decided the best way to tackle the 8 miler was in a 3-up formation.  The crowd gathered to see them blast out the blocks and set about their work.  The orange and blue train duly achieved the fastest ride of evening, but by a mere 7 seconds.  The remaining 14 individual gladiators then lined up to fight some suburb, tight battles.  The solo rider bragging rights were contested by Ade Gower (BRCC), Andy Saunders and Marc Diplock with only 5 seconds separating all three at the finish line.

Ride of the day had to be Rob Fox who on a road bike with no aero paraphernalia returned a mid 20 including a slight detour.  A great evening overall and a nice mix of time trial machines and road bikes as usual. Come along next week and give it a crack!

Hitchin Nomads Competition

Marc Diplock 19:18; Andy Saunders 19:22; Nick Senechal 20:03; Rob Fox 20:35; Nigel Tooke 20:58; Paul Wright 22:07; Brian Ruggles 22:14; Olly Oxton 22:38; Mark loosley 22:55; Dave Summerell 23:28; Chris Corney 24:35

Private Time Trials

Solo: Ade Gower (Beds Road CC) 19:23; Mick Case (Beds Road RT) 20:20; Bob Wright (CC Ashwell) 22:01

3-up: Nick Hickman (Team, Steve Robinson (HNCC), Sam Hayes (Team 19:11

Next Event

19:00 Tuesday 30th April, using the standard 1U/10 Briercliffe 10 course.