Again a bumper amount of results from Crits/TTs, an Ironman and of course the Inter Club TT. The Inter Club TT is an ideal way to start entering the Open TT scene, the next Inter Club being the CCA 25 at Guilden Morden, a course many of us knows well, it's being held on 14th Jul at 0830. See the entry link elsewhere in the Weekly Bulletin. Good to see so many of our members out, even those "extreme" riders Chasing/Following the Sun or or long rides in general.

Tues 18th Jun British Master Ctit MK Bowl Pat Ellerbeck (VeloElite) 17 miles 10th

Weds 19th Jun E2/10 East Anglian VTTA Six Mile Bottom Paul Williamson 21.51 (PB) 25th (3rd PB of the season)

Fri 21st Jun to Sun 23rd Jun Long Course Weekend Triathlon Pembrokeshire Matt Boys Fri Swim 2.4 miles 1.37.27; Sat Bike 112 miles 8.55.20; Sun Marathon 4.55.30 - overall 383rd - great effort, a lot of classy athletes and a lot of DNFs, congrats Matt.

Sat 22nd Jun Cambridge Viking 50 F2/50 Nic Pillinger 11th 1.43.25 (PB); Dawn Donaldson 88th (14th Lady) 2.20.19 (PB)

Sun 23rd Jun Inter Club HNCC 27.7 miles Sam McDonald 1st 1.03.47; Simon Murphy 3rd 1.09.45; Mark Greenhow 11th 1.19.42 - team 3rd of 5 (good result despite us only having 3 riders).

Race Report by Simon Murphy Inter-Club TT Round 1 – HNCC 27.7 Miles Sunday 23rd June 2024

The first round of the annual Inter-Club TT Series saw three SNCC members sign up to take on the three laps of the 27.7 mile sporting course near Codicote in Hertfordshire – Sam McDonald, Mark Greenhow and myself (Simon Murphy). I’ve never ridden this course before but have seen the discussions in the past where the question of “is a road bike or TT bike the best option for the course” always comes up. Along with Sam I opted for a TT bike while Mark took his Road bike. It’s a good course with the first leg being a pretty quick smooth road which undulates but allows you to hold a good speed. The second leg starts with a good few minutes of climbing but the reward is that you get to descend for almost as long, for all the uphill parts you get as much downhill and a welcome opportunity to recover! Sam took the win by a very healthy margin, Mark got an excellent eleventh place on his road bike and I was very pleased with my third place. So, some good points for SNCC that puts us in the middle of the score table after round 1. The next two rounds are in July and are much closer to home for us (the excellent and familiar Abbotsley course for our hosted round). It would be great to see some more SNCC members sign up for these as they are great events with a nice atmosphere, much like our Thursday night club TT’s. All rider abilities are represented so definitely not just for the hardcore TT riders!