Early Season Time Trial Update #3

Lakes Road Club riders have been busy in local TT’s during May, with plenty of riders entering the local BCW club events.

12 Lakes RC riders entered the BCW Haverthwaite 10 on May 2nd.  The best rider on the night was Scott Smith (BCW), who is going really well, and Scott recorded a cracking time on 21:35.

Lakes rider Kev Chadwick carried on with his great form recording a 22:24 for a well deserved 3rd place overall and first Lakes rider in. Kev was closely followed by Chris Anderson in an excellent 5th place with a 23:06.  Well done lads!

Next Lakes rider in was Josh Hartley with a 24:09 for 12th overall. Places 14th through to 17th were all Lakes riders recording times between 24:22 and 25 minutes, Steve Morrison and  Max  Nicholson both recording 24:22, Jon Brown breathing down their necks just one second slower, and Chris Bugler tying with Josh Murphy on 25 minutes dead.

Other Lakes riders taking part were Eamonn Quinn and John Lever, both on the comeback trail, followed by Ian Barnes and Amy Whelan.  Well done everyone!

The following week saw the running of the classic Circuit of Coniston, on a wild, wet and windy night.  The night started off with a light drizzle but this soon turned into a downpour.  This didn’t put off local young star Tom Martin (Wheelbase) who recorded a stunning  second best ever time on the 17 mile course of 38:45!  Great ride!  Dave Huck (BCW) was second with our own Kev Chadwick getting yet another podium in third!

The other 2 Lakes riders in the event were Richard Dixon and John Lever who came in 9th and 10th places respectively.

The 16th May saw the running of the BCW 25 mike TT on the Haverthwaite course.  The event was run by Dave Huck with a great time of 54:05.  Kev Chadwick just missed the podium by a mere three seconds for fourth, closely followed by Chris Anderson in 5th.  Great ride lads , well done!

A little further back, Chris Bugler recorded a great PB of 1:06:37, over 2 minutes faster than his previous best, for 20th overall.  Amy Whelan did a great ride (in her first 25?) with a 1:07, closely followed by Ian Barnes, the final Lakes rider in the field.  great rides all round!

The following day, Richard Dixon and John Lever rode the Blackburn and District 2 up 10 mile Team Time Trial on the L1022 course near Garstang, riding against some top quality teams from around the North West.  Richard and John came in 22nd overall – good effort lads!


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