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Club 10 TT #4: 17 July

posted 17 Jul 2021, 04:40 by vcgh chair   [ updated 19 Jul 2021, 03:32 ]
Finally our riders were met with ideal conditions at this morning's club TT, with sunshine and dry roads (I won't talk about the conditions they were met with on the roads as Skiff Lane is still at its rugged worst). It makes a big difference to have some warmth in the air and 11 PBs (amongst 21 riders) is the proof (all of the TT-bike riders got a PB today, if they'd ridden the course before).

Well done to Chris Carroll who continues to shave seconds off each TT he rides, coming home 1st of the (6) TT bikes in 23:58. James Andrews wasn't far behind in 24:12, and Ross Leighton was 3rd in 24:28. Lynda Coggins was first female TT bike home, on her first ever TT, in 29:42.

Re-ordering the TT bike finish times by VTTA Standard Times paints a different picture, with James Andrews first, Simon Williams 2nd (24:33), and Lynda 3rd.

In the road bike category, there was an extremely close battle at the top, with only one second separating 1st-placed Rory O'Neill in 24:30, and 2nd-placed Jon Hughes in 24:31. Ben Brown was 3rd in 25:35. Sarah Hollingworth was 1st female road bike (on her first TT) in 31:31, with Sophie Vallis 2nd in 32:15 and Poppy Porter 3rd in 32:49. 

Re-ordering the road bikes by VTTA Standard Times also changes the order a little, with Jon in 1st, Ben in 2nd, and Lee Hollingworth 3rd (26:15). Well done all, and thanks for supporting the event!
  • Full results are here.
  • Tim Rogers' photos are here.

Thanks to my fabulous team of volunteers who helped run the event so smoothly. This month the team was:

Course setup and takedown: Brian Waters
Start timekeeper: Matt Hurst
Marshals: James Evans, Ali Siddall, Matt Hill, Nick Davison, Brian Waters
Finish timekeeper: Mark Wright
Refreshments & cleanup: Matt Hurst & Ali Siddall

A few polite reminders for next time please:
  • Don't put extra pins in the numbers, as this can end up ripping the numbers which are very expensive to replace. 
  • No black or dark clothing. This is a CTT rule from this year.
  • You must have a working rear light to ride.
  • Don't cross the white lines. You risk a DQ for this.
  • Remember it's your responsibility as the rider to make sure your route is safe. Don't rely on marshals to stop traffic as they are not allowed to do so. Please look for oncoming traffic at junctions, double check that it is safe to proceed, and be prepared to slow or stop if necessary.
Next event is 14 August. I've booked the sunshine again, so hope to see you there!