Event Crew: Nigel Wilson, Frank Turner, Julian Pegg, Mark Young, Denise Pegg
The 24 entrants in this year’s Charlton hill climb were greeted by perfect conditions for the final event of this year’s time trial season. And the morning held one further pleasant surprise – the unexpected arrival of veteran Nomad Tony Furby. Tony however, declined the offer of pinning a number on his back.
The entrants made the most of the conditions with 9 riders going under 1:30 for the course (only 3 people managed this last year). Biggest cheer of the day was for Ella Ruggles who set off at a cracking pace on the climb. However, the fastest lady of the day was Chloe Scott who managed to complete the ride in an impressive 1:57. The top 5 in the gents competition were separated by less than 5 seconds with Nick Morgan just pipping Andy Saunders on the line. James Bainbridge completed the podium.
The Event Crew did an excellent job with Frank Turner on the finish line, Julian Pegg and Mark Young on the start line, and Denise Pegg provided mid-climb support with her cowbell. Thanks go to Nick and Ashleigh Morgan for providing post-ride hospitality.
Women: Chloe Scott 1:57.5; Rachel O’Donnell; 2:34.8; Ella Ruggles (Junior) 2:37.9
Men: Nick Morgan 1:19.5; Andy Saunders 1:19.9; James Bainbridge 1:21.9; Patrick Maher 1:23.3; Tom Morris 1:23.8; Mark Desborough 1:26.3; Rob Lampard 1:26.6; Radu Chirvasuta 1:29.9; Scott Horwood 1:30.7; David Rickels 1:35.9; Brian Ruggles 1:38.1; Nick Senechal 1:38.9; Paul Greenfield 1:40.6; Steve King 1:40.9; Andrew Hardy 1:52.0; Steve Stanbury 1:52.9; Nigel Tooke 1:56.8; Jamie Tomlin 2:01.4; Stephen Oliver 2:17.4; Mike Allen 2:21.5
Private Time Trial
Pat Allen 1:38.2
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