Early Season Time Trial Update #1

Its been a busy early season on the local Time Trial scene, with plenty of Lakes RC riders getting in on the action out on the road!

A number of riders have contested the local BCW club events over the past few weeks.  After a bad start on the first event in April, where times and results had to be abandoned as a result of torrential rain and gale force winds, normal service was resumed on 11th April with a 10 mile TT on the Coast Road course.  10 Lakes RC riders took part from a very healthy field of 43.  Local budding star and Wheelbase rider Tom Martin came out on top with a 23:55 on a cold and windy night. The first Lakes rider was Steve Morrison who is on great form at the moment, who came in with a 26:41 for 12th place on the night.  Steve was followed closely by Ian Mackenzie and Max Nicholson who tied for 14th place with 26:47.

Other Lakes riders who took part were:

Josh Murphy, Phil Smith, Richard Dixon, Ian Barnes, Chris Bugler, Amy Whelan and Sheila Mitton, with everyone putting their all into it – well done everyone!

Richard Dixon climbing out of Baycliff on the Coast Road 10. Photo (C) Mark Nickson

Richard Dixon climbing out of Baycliff on the Coast Road 10. Photo (C) Mark Nickson

The next week, 18th April, saw the event move to the Haverthwaite course, again another 10 mile TT, on a warm night that wasn’t too windy either.  Another field of 43 saw Scott Smith of Barrow Central Wheelers come out on top with a brilliant time of 21:19, the first of 5 21 minute times set on the night.

The first Lakes rider in was Chris Anderson, still giving it the beans and coming in 8th and first V50 with a time of 22:20 – great ride Chris.  Next Lakes rider was Ian Mackenzie, who’s going really well and was just outside the magic 24 minute barrier with a 24:11 for 17th place, closely followed by Jon Brown who recorded a 24:24 for joint 18th with Tyla Loftus, riding for Wheelbase.

Lakes riders Mike Frear and Richard Dixon also recorded times in the 24 minute bracket for 22nd and 23rd places.  Ian Barnes, Chris Bugler and Amy Whelan also record good times and whilst showing of the Lakes RC colours!

The following week saw the running of the Circuit of Rusland, a really tough 14 mile sporting course, taking in the Rusland valley, which was run in fairly cold and windy conditions.  fastest rider on the night was BCW’s Dave Huck with an amazing time of 32:50 and a new course record!

Lakes rider Chris Anderson was on good form tonight, coming in 5th out of the 35 strong field with a brilliant 35:47 and first V50 again, well done Chris!  Jon Brown was the next Lakes rider, recording a 38:54 for 14th place – great ride Jon.  Steve Morrison wasn’t far behind in 17th with a 39:32.

Other Lakes riders taking part in the event were Phil Smith, John Lever (in his first event of the season), Ian Barnes, Ian Mackenzie, Chris Bugler and Amy Whelan.  Richard Dixon wimped out on account of the toughness of the course and marshalled the event instead!

Well done to all who took part.


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