Time Trial Season Gets Going!

After a brief hiatus due to adverse weather conditions and roadworks, which saw the last two BCW events cancelled, action resumed again this week with a 10 mile TT on the Haverthwaite course on Wednesday 24th May.

On a reasonably warm night with light winds there were some good times set and a good turn out of 30 riders.

The fastest time of the night went to Identity RT’s Michael Hall, with a brilliant 21:48 – great ride!  Seven Lakes Road Club riders turned out, with some mixed fortunes among them!

Veteran rider Chris Anderson came a great 4th place with a time of 22:35, just 10 seconds off third place.  Nice one Chris!  His event was marred slightly by him dropping one of his pristine white cycling gloves onto his chainring, leaving an oily mark – oh no!

Jon Brown was the next Lakes rider in at 10th place with a good time of 24:13, and a course PB as well – congratulations Jon.  The ’24’ minute slot was highly contested – Jon was closely followed in 11th by Anthony Pearson with a 24:24, a cracking time especially considering he’s not done so much cycling of late.  In fact, how did you do that Ant, please can you give me a few pointers?

Richard Dixon came in just 8 seconds back in 13th place with a 24:32, after an eventful start (more later) closely followed by John Lever, again, 8 seconds behind in 24:40 for 15th.

Johnathon Baines came in 24th with a good ride of 26:48, and a PB as well – congratulations Johnathon!

Finally, Robert Herdman had an ‘interesting’ ride, with a DNF, after crashing not long after the start.  Off number 19, he set off OK but fell after a couple of hundred yards or so, damaging his bars and wheel, and giving himself a nasty knock on the head. Richard Dixon, off number 20, abandoned his start to help Rob out – fortunately he was OK, although he needed a lift home. Richard got a later start at the end of the field.

So get well soon Rob, but of course be prepared to receive a certain amount of mockery for managing to fall off whilst riding by yourself in a straight line on a flat road 😉

In other TT news, Lakes rider Eamonn Quinn recently competed in the Cleveleys Road Club 10 mile TT on the Levens course, on the 6th May,  recording a respectable 22:49 on what was a breezy day.  Good effort Eamonn!


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