We moved onto British Summertime at the weekend, which means only one thing, the start of the Nomads evening Time Trial series. You would be forgiven for thinking that several weeks had passed since the changing of the clocks as the numerous riders were greeted with warm, sunny and still conditions, reminiscent of mid summer rather than the first day of April.
17 riders took to the start line for the first edition of the Briercliffe 10 for 2014, including TT débutantes Oscar Riley and Brendon Reynolds. Both riders did themselves proud by riding under 30 minutes on the challenging 10 mile circuit at the first time of asking.
With Gavin Ashfield puncturing around the 4 mile mark, it was James Gomm who was the first Nomad home, with Nick Hickman and Nick Senechal rounding off the top 3. The fastest rider of the day was CC Ashwell’s Jason Stuart who came in at 24:17, an impressive time for this early in the season. Pictures from Sue Clifford-Smith.
As seems to be the case in the evening TT series, the best battle was in the middle order with 7 riders separated by just 62 seconds. In the absence of Ben Wilson (Uni), the 2014 Father v Son battle will be contested between the Riley’s, with father Paul edging out son Oscar by 54 seconds. Given that this was Oscars first time riding the course, the jury is out on who will be on top come the end of the season…….
Thanks to Frank Turner and Ann Collins for Time Keeping.
Nomads: James Gomm – 25:22, Nick Hickman – 26:00, Nick Senechal – 26:28, Mark Collins – 27:13, Nigel Tooke – 28:03, Paul Riley – 28:25, Jon Traynor – 28:28, Brendon Reynolds – 28:34, Simon Young – 28:58, Dave Rickells – 29:19, Oscar Riley -29:19, Nigel Wilson – 29:27, David Summerell – 30:37, David Rossall – 36:13, Gavin Ashfield – D.N.F (Puncture)
Private Time Trials: Jason Stuart (CC Ashwell) – 24:17, Bob Wright (Beds Road CC) – 27:45