Lakes RC rider Kev Chadwick had a brilliant ride in the Barrow Central Wheelers Haverthwaite 10 mile TT last night, 14th June, to come in first place from a field of 35 riders, with a truly fantastic time of 20:33 – equating to an average speed of 29.2 mph!
Not only did this bag Kev first place, this is the third fastest time ever recorded on the course – so congratulations Kev, a brilliant ride!
It was an excellent night for time trialling, warm temperature, with very little wind, which led to a total of 17 course PB’s being set on the night.
There was no one to touch Kev’s time, but a brilliant ride by Biketreks young star Tom Martin put him in second place with a 21:11 – on his road bike!
There was a lot of very tight battles throughout the field, with Chris Anderson the next Lakes rider, coming in 8th place with a time of 22:10, just 10 seconds off a joint 6th place. Richard Dixon came in 12th with a course PB of 23:30, John Lever hot on his heels in 14th with a 23:46.
Ian McKenzie, with the first ride in anger on his Cannondale Slice TT bike recorded a 24:55 for 22nd place, just pipping Chris Bugler who recorded 24:59 for 23rd, and a course PB by 1:44, another big jump up in his times – you must be doing something right Chris!
The final Lakes rider was Josh Murphy who came in with a creditable 26:46 for 33rd place and a course PB as well – well done done Josh.
A great night all round for all riders.
The previous week, 7th June, saw a very windy 10 mile event on the Coast Road course. The fairly grim forecast put off a few riders, so the field was a slightly reduced but still healthy 23 riders.
There was a strong headwind out, making for a very tough outward leg, and although that meant a very fast return leg, you’re never able to quite make up those losses – especially with the climb up Aldingham hill in the last mile of the event.
The event was won by Dave Huck in 22:48 – a great ride, particularly in such windy conditions, with a winning margin of over 90 seconds!
With some riders engaged elsewhere and Richard Dixon on marshalling duties, there were only two Lakes RC riders in this event, with John Lever breaking into the top 10, with 9th overall and a time of 26:56, and Chris Bugler in 16th with a 29:16.
Well done lads for braving the conditions!
And, once again, big congratulations to Kev for his stunning ride!