SNCC Ashman TT Trophy..
We doubt that there are many bike clubs in the country able to claim a trophy which has been contested annually since 1938 (which includes the years of the Second WW) and today we welcomed 5 riders to test themselves on two circuits of the Abbotsley track = 22.4 miles.
The weather was a bit overcast which may have prevented a few members from taking part and our thanks to the 5 ready at the start plus Mandy for her timekeeping and to Norman for placing the warning signs around the course.
The results are below with the split times for each lap and with the second lap being a “flying start” often the second lap will be quicker than the first. Sam managed to find another two seconds on the second lap over the first.
Almost perfect pacing over the two laps for Paul and Leon and Leon just pipped Norman for 4th place by one second on the net handicap time.
Special mention to Simon Brick who finished a night shift at work and came to ride before heading home to bed!!
Both Paul and Simon joined the Club this year and both have steadily been improving their respective PBs over the weeks and it is good to see them both on the podium.
Presenting the Handicap Trophy today was John Brysdon who has had a long association with the Club since the 1970’s and many will remember him as the timekeeper at the TT’s. Now 84 but still pushing the occasional pedal.
Ashman Handicap Trophy 2021:
1st Paul Williamson
2nd Simon Brick
3rd Sam McDonald
Ashman Trophy – Fastest Time Trophy
1st Sam McDonald: 49:40
2nd Paul Williamson: 58:59
3rd Leon Bradford: 66:46
NORMAL SERVICE IS RESUMED ON THURSDAY 29TH JULY
NEXT TT – THURSDAY 29TH July – 7:15 pm START – SIGN ON BY 7:00 pm at the latest.
Ashman Results – 25th July 2021
|2021||Time in||Time In||Actual||Handicap||Handicap||Handicap|
|Ashman Trophy||Lap 1||Lap 2||Time||Time||Points|
|3||Sam McDonald *||24:51||24:49||49:40||2:12||51:52||3|
|* Plus as sub 25 mins|
Handicap Trophy – Running Total
11TT’s down with 5 left (plus the Ashman) before the end of the 2021 season and the destiny of the 2021 Handicap Trophy continues to remain very open with Simon Brick moving into second place. At the moment any of the current top three could win. Should be interesting over the next five events.