Thanks to everyone who showed up to our final club TT of 2016 this morning. I know the TT isn't everyone's cup of tea but it's fantastic to see how many of you are willing to support the club in hosting this event by volunteering to help, or by riding. Apart from anything it's also great to see a good mix of faces at the TT, from those who take it seriously, to those who are trying it for the first time, to those who are turning up to meet for a club ride departing from the HQ. Thank you all!
Today was a chilly 12 degrees and windy, so not perfect weather conditions for fast TTing, but drier roads than we've had over the past couple of days.
18 riders turned up to race, from the novices: talented junior Matthew Oborne, who at 15 years old nailed an impressive 27:08 (on a road bike), and Kate Cheeseman who finally (shoulder injury now recovered) managed to blast around the course in a very respectable 30:21 to win the ladies field and declare instant TT obsession; to the super-experienced Robin Johnson of Brighton Mitre posting 31:52 and Steve Williamson and Charlie Mitchell of a3crg... who averaged a 27.3mph for a 2-up time of 22:00 even though they then went on to complete a second lap as training for their Duo Normand attempt later this month (good luck guys). Despite the slowish conditions there was a good handful of course PBs as well, which is very impressive.
As always, maximum kudos must go to my loyal volunteers who help make the event work each month. Today they were:
Push-offer: Hugh Johnson
Marshals: James Evans, Elliot Brown, Ali Siddall, Antonio Silano, Rob Wheeler
Finish timekeeper: Brian Waters
Best cakes ever: Linda Hoy & Ali Siddall
Results: Marco Burgin
Thanks also to Margaret and team at Loxwood Sports Association.
Full results are here (use the tabs at the bottom to view different events).
Dates for the 2017 series will probably be posted in November.
Thanks for supporting us this year!