TT report for final TT of the season on 27th August 2015

30 riders contest the last 2015 St Neots CC Time Trial

It was great to see 30 riders ready to contest the final TT of the 2015 season and many are already looking forward to the 2016 season and picking out bikes and frames that will allow them to find those extra few seconds and secure more PB’s.

Chris Green was anointed as the 2015 Handicap winner with a final points tally of 225. Rumour has it that Chris cancelled all his holidays until the end of the season to ensure that he would remain in contention for the Trophy, and his commitment has certainly paid off by not missing any of the races. A great effort in his first season with the Club. Chris opened the season with a 33:30 and ended the season with a PB of 28:59 an improvement of 4:31. Congratulations also to Simon and Nic who finished second and third with points totals that would have won the Trophy in previous years.

handicap winner

The Club awards a trophy for the Fastest TT in the season by a club member and this was won again by Ian Turner with a time of 24:42. Of Ian’s 6 TTs on the full course, three of his times were sub-25 minutes and his average time for the 6 TTs was 24:59. Given that in the past 5 years no club rider has gone under 25 minutes at the club TT this is a great set of times and congratulations to Ian for once again posting the fastest time in the season. Ed Porteus was also sub-25 minutes during the season with a 24:45.

The testing 11.2 mile course does not yield any easy PBs and on the night there were only two PBs from the 20 club riders with Rob Moir and George Lendrum taking 53 seconds and 17 seconds from their respective PBs. George claims that the bright yellow skinsuit he wore for the first time did not have any impact on his improved time - however many reckon it must have worth at least 10 seconds!

Only one second was the difference between first and second fastest on the night with Luke edging just ahead of Ian with a 25:52.

over 50s

Over-50s on the night: new addition is Gary Newman by a week

TT Results

 

Name

Time

 

1

Luke Hattersley

24:52

Guest

2

Ian Turner

24:53

 

3

Nic Pillinger

26:22

 

4

Kyle Chesterman

26:36

First Time

5

Karl Hiner

26:41

Guest

6

Steve Torley

26:44

Guest

7

Dave Lindsay

26:47

 

8

Simon Rinaldo

27:26

 

9

Mark Mossop

27:39

 

10

Geoff Smith

29:15

 

11

Chris Green

29:20

 

12

Ian Stokes

29:32

Guest

13

Rob Moir

29:47

PB

14

Gary Newman

29:59

 

15

Chris Grahame

30:06

Guest

16

Paul Littledyke

30:16

 

17

Becky Layland

30:38

 

18

Carl Albone

30:46

Guest

19

George Lendrum

30:49

PB

20

Andrew Knowles

31:21

Guest

21

Simon Murphy

31:37

 

22

Alistair Henderson

31:39

 

23

Mike Biggs

32:15

 

24

Daniel Grant

32:39

 

25

Jon Keefe

32:58

 

26

Francis Sykes

33:02

Guest

27

Leon Bradford

33:02

 

28

David Spoors

34:25

 

29

Justine Layland

39:45

First Time

30

Danny Brook

DNF

 

  • Welcome to Justine Layland (mother of Becky) for being persuaded to try her hand at the TT and the vocal encouragement from Becky at the start could be heard across the County.
  • Kyle Chesterman also made his SNCC TT debut tonight and posted the very respectable time of 26:36 and we look forward to seeing him again in 2016.
  • Well done to Rob Moir for going sub 30 minutes in his second TT of the season.

 2015 Season

  • 78 riders took part this season with 54 Club members and 24 Guest Riders
  • 402 rides over the season with an average of 22 riders per evening
  • 4,500 miles of riding around the Abbotsley course
  • Almost all Club riders improved on their PB during the season
  • For the 15 TTs on the full course the average time for the season was 30:20
  • New course record of 23:58 set by David McGraw one of our guest riders
  • A summary of the 2015 results will follow in a later report

Thank Yous

To allow us all to enjoy the TT and to take part involves a lot of work in the background to make it happen including:

  • Getting Police approval to hold the TT on a Thursday evening
  • Getting approval from CTT
  • Placing and removal of signs on the roads adjacent to the course to warn drivers around the 11.2 mile circuit every week.
  • Timekeepers and Registration
  • Collecting the race fees, banking them and reimbursement to CTT
  • Collation of the results, maintenance of the race results and publication on the Club website.
  • Thanks to all our guest riders some of whom have been supporting our TT for many years and you are always welcome and we look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

We need, as always, to give our special thanks to Mandy and Colin who faithfully turn up each week as timekeepers to ensure that we can all ride. They do not have the option of thinking it is too windy or too wet so I will not race tonight. They are always there and without them we would not have our TT.

Our additional thanks to Mandy for the provision of post race tea, coffee and cake which has been an excellent addition to the evening and noticeable that Mark Greenhow and Darren Preston were at the TT but chose not to ride but only eat cake!

Additional thanks to Simon, Richard, Alistair and Alec.

So as one season ends we now need to contemplate the next 34 weeks until the start of the 2016 season and hopefully many will take advantage of the spinning classes starting on Thursday 1st October to help prepare for next year.

Handicap Trophy on the night

 

 

Actual

 

Handicap

 

 

 

Time

Handicap

Time

Points

1

Rob Moir

29:47

05:40

24:07

20

2

George Lendrum

30:49

06:06

24:43

19

3

Ian Turner

24:53

00:18

25:11

18

4

David Lindsay

26:47

01:28

25:19

17

5

Chris Green

29:20

03:59

25:21

16

6

Jon Keefe

32:58

07:36

25:22

15

7

Simon Murphy

31:37

06:03

25:34

14

8

Nic Pillinger

26:22

00:45

25:37

13

9

Simon Rinaldo

27:26

01:47

25:39

12

10

Daniel Grant

32:39

07:00

25:39

11

11

Mark Mossop

27:39

02:00

25:39

10

12

Leon Bradford

33:02

07:21

25:41

9

13

Rebecca Layland

30:38

04:44

25:54

8

14

Alistair Henderson

31:39

05:35

26:04

7

15

Gary Newman

29:59

03:50

26:09

6

16

Paul Littledyke

30:16

03:55

26:21

5

17

David Spoors

34:25

08:00

26:25

4

18

Geoff Smith

29:15

02:37

26:38

3

19

Mike Biggs

32:15

05:37

26:38

2

20

Danny Brooks

DNF

 

 

1


Handicap Trophy final results

 

 

13/08/2015

20/08/2015

27/08/2015

TOTAL

1

Chris Green

10

19

16

225

2

Simon Rinaldo

11

9

12

186

3

Nic Pillinger

0

13

13

182

4

Keith Barton

0

18

0

153

5

Jon Keefe

0

5

15

136

6

Leon Bradford

12

16

9

135

7

David Wilson

0

1

0

132

8

Dave Richards

1

2

0

119

9

George Lendrum

0

10

19

113

10

Gary Newman

5

4

6

109

11

Dave Lindsay

9

0

17

106.5

12

Mark Greenhow

0

11

0

106

13

Alistair Henderson

3

0

7

103.5

14

Mark Mossop

0

15

10

97

15

Ian Turner

0

14

18

93

16

Aaron Bird

0

0

0

91

17

Steve Muchmore

0

0

0

90

18

Mike Biggs

0

0

2

89

19

Sam MacDonald

4

17

0

84

20

Christian Tredidgo

0

0

0

67

21

Daniel Grant

7

12

11

61

22

Simon Murphy

0

0

14

59

23

Dan Baxter

8

8

0

52

24

Judith Hancock

0

0

0

51

25

Simon Richardson

0

0

0

48

26

Richard Broad

0

20

0

45

27

Adrian Taverna

6

0

0

42

28

Darren Preston

0

0

0

36

29

Rebecca Layland

0

6

8

35

30

Janice Lister

0

0

0

31

31

Tom Dunkley

0

0

0

31

32

Martin Kirby

0

0

0

29

33

Gareth Smith

0

0

0

29

34

Paul Littledyke

0

7

5

26

35

Andrew Phillis

0

0

0

21

36

Rob Moir

0

0

20

20

37

Andrew Phillips

0

0

0

18

38

Ed Porteus

0

0

0

18

39

Simon Denny

0

0

0

18

40

Lee Houghton

0

0

0

18

41

Danny Brooks

0

0

1

18

42

Steve Jones

0

0

0

12

43

Chris Goodsall

0

0

0

11

44

Geoff Smith

0

3

3

10

45

David Spoors

0

0

4

9

46

Tim Pennell

0

0

0

7

47

Anne Lawrence

0

0

0

5

48

Wayne Tunnah

2

0

0

5