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Club 10 TT #2

posted 15 May 2021, 03:34 by vcgh chair   [ updated 15 May 2021, 03:34 ]
Thanks to the 18 riders who turned up in this morning's cold drizzle to pit their wits and wheels against the Skiff Beast. Apparently conditions weren't as bad as they looked, and everyone returned unscathed, so it can only be called a success! On Monday, long-overdue patching begins on Skiff Lane and surrounding roads (including the hideous holey road between Dunsfold and Plaistow). I can't promise European-style tarmac but it will definitely be better!

Only two riders in the TT category: Chris Carroll was first across the line in 25:14, with James Andrews in 25:38.

In the road category Jon Hughes was first rider home in 24:41, with new club member Rory O'Neill second in 25:08, and Will Ranoe third in 25:53.  First woman was Jackie Johnson in 31:02.

Jon Hughes was first on vet standard time, with Lee Hollingworth in 2nd and Simon Williams in 3rd (Lee and Simon also got PBs, by 48 and 43 seconds respectively). You can read more about how VTTA vet standard times work here.

Well done to all riders, and especially those who braved their first TT today. Hopefully everyone's happy with their benchmark times for the season and will be back to knock seconds off in June with the sunshine (hopefully) and the new smooth(ish) surfaces.

And thanks on behalf of all riders and myself to all the fab volunteers who froze on junctions this morning to enable the event to go ahead. This month that team was:

Course Setup: Brian Waters
Marshals: Elliot Brown, Ali Siddall, Sarah Hollingworth, Nick Davison and Brian Waters
Start Timekeeper: Matt Hurst
Finish Timekeeper: Mark Wright

Full results are here.

Just a quick word to all riders before next time: 
  1. Stay on the LH side of the road; unlike in road racing, you risk a DQ if you cross the white line at junctions etc. 
  2. Bear in mind that it's the rider's responsibility to check their path is clear at junctions. Our marshals are not allowed to stop traffic and are simply there to make sure you go the right way, and that traffic is aware of an event taking place, so please ensure you look for oncoming traffic at all junctions, and prepare to slow or stop if necessary.
  3. A few stealth riders today! CTT regs now require no dark clothing to be worn at open or club TTs so please ensure you wear visible clothing next time. I have some good blue and orange kit in stock if you're lacking!