The 2nd August saw another 10 mile TT promoted by the Barrow Central Wheelers on the Haverthwaite course. Numbers are generally down during the peak holiday period, but there was still a good field of 25 on a decent night weather wise.
Scott Smith of the BCW won the event, coming in with a time of 21:35 – a really great time on this course.
There were only 2 Lakes RC riders taking the start line though! John McMinn, in, as far as I know, his first TT of the year, came in 12th place with a 24:30, a great time, reflecting his good form at the moment. He was closely followed by John Lever who posted a time of 24:49 for 14th overall. Well done lads!
The following week saw the running of the 25 mile TT by the BCW on the tough Coast Road 25 course, on what was also a breezy night, making a tough course even tougher!
In what was a stunning ride, Kev Chadwick came in first place for the Lakes RC, posting a time of 56:58 – that’s an average speed of 26.3 mph, riding from Ulverston to Barrow and back along the Coast Road, with a lap of the Leece Circuit thrown in!
Not only was Kev in first place, that was the only sub hour ride of the night – brilliant ride Kev, well done! Kev was followed home by Richard Helm (BCW) in 1:00:16, and in third place, by just one second, another great ride by Lakes RC’s Chris Anderson in 1:00:17 – who also achieved a PB, so well done Chris!
Steve Morrison was the final Lakes rider in action, posting a 1:08:50 a fine time, earning with joint 8th from the field of 14.
Good efforts all round and a cracking win from Kev.
The following week, 16th August, saw the final running of the Coast Road 21 event, and a dark and very windy evening saw a reduced field – weather and holidays coming into play – of 13 riders battling it out.
Dave Huck continued his super season, winning in a time of 49:11, followed in by Scott Smith, 44 seconds back.
The sole Lakes RC rider in the event was Ian Singleton, giving it his all to record a time almost inside the hour – no mean feat on this course, with a time of 1:00:13 for 10th place overall – nice one Ian!