Although the Easter weather of cloud and just 8 degrees was still present, the reduction of a strong NE wind was welcome, as were dry roads.
Cris Coxon led by 56 seconds after the first lap from Joe Walker and widened the margin by even more on the second lap to win the Hardriders trophy for 2021, and even more remarkable on a road bike. It is the first time that this event has seen 4 club riders inside the hour on this course, which has been in use each year since 1972.
Blowing everybody out of the water was Steve Kane (Team TMC), who produced a scintillating performance finishing in 51 46, which sets a new course record by at least 2 minutes. Steve was backing up his two 5th places in each of the two Easter hilly events at Easter.
Next Tuesday (20/04) sees the first evening TT of the season with a hill climb at Mill Hill, Shoreham. First rider is off at 7, £5 entry. Please note a compulsory rear light is required to race!
Unfortunately our hardriders time trial fell a day the wrong side of restrictions lifting but we are pleased to say we have rescheduled for the 10th April with the first rider off at 09:30. This time trial is run on the GS/981 course which starts in Poynings and is a fun way to test your early season form!
Please note our easter saturday open time trial now has a start time of 10:00am. There is still time to enter this event and our easter monday “25” by following the links below:
Whilst we are fortunate enough to be able to run these events (as it stands!), we will have to take the relevant precautions to keep everybody safe. The instructions listed below will be in place at all club time trials until further notice.
Do not attend if you/your family members feel ill.
Park with social distancing in mind.
Bring your own pen to sign on and your own safety pins to pin your number on.
Take with you when you race a compulsory working rear light, a spare tyre/tube/tub and a mobile phone.
Please note you have to make your own way back in event of trouble – no collections offered.
No more than 5 riders, 2m apart, to wait at the start.
No items to be left at the start or with the timekeeper or in the time trials secretary’s van (which will be unavailable to riders while the pandemic is in progress).
After racing, please leave your number in the bowl of disinfectant when signing-out.
No social, no drinks, no food and do not expect times to be available near the finish; times will be listed on the club’s facebook group and website asap.
Please leave the car parking area in a timely fashion.
Time trialling resumed in earnest in the late summer with lockdowns eased in the south east and most events being able to run. The isolated nature of time trialling proved to be a popular way for members to pin on a number and turn the pedals in anger whilst other racing was cancelled.
Here are the club championship winners as well as a few other notable results by club members.
1st in Veterans Time Trial Association (Surrey/Sussex) “30” Don Parker
1st team in Veterans Time Trial Association (Surrey/Sussex) “50”
John Marinko, Don Parker + Robin Johnson.
“10” Championships: Men – Mike Coyle 23 42
“25” Championships: Men – Mike Coyle 1 0 17 (he says it’s his slowest “25” ever.)
Women – Katerina Avramides 1 15 46
1st team in Brighton Mitre open hill climb on Steyning Bostal: Cris Coxon, Laurence Rose, Joe Walker
3rd Woman in Brighton Mitre Open “25” – Anouska Greenaway 1 05 53