The excellent run of dry sunny evenings for our TT eventually had to come to an end. The rain had stopped a few hours before the start of the TT and despite some residual dampness on a few of the corners the conditions were good but a mixture of the heavier air and not quite such a favourable wind resulted in no PBs this evening.
On yet another glorious dry and warm evening 22 riders were at the start line for the 14th SNCC TT of the 2018 season . Two very young men – Blake and Lyndon – aged 8 and 11 joined us for their TT debut and although Blake took a wrong turn on the course congratulations to both for competing and completing the 11.2 mile course. Thanks to Wayne for bringing his sons and encouraging them on the start of their cycling adventures.
Probably one of the hottest nights of the season did not deter 17 riders from taking the start line for the 13th SNCC TT of the 2018 season on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course and the conditions suited 4 riders – James Dent, Francis Sykes, Simon Murphy and Simon Elkington – who all posted PBs and clearly relished the thinner air on the night.
On yet another glorious evening for riding 20 riders were at the start line for the 12th SNCC TT of the 2018 season with 3 guest riders in attendance.
By the time of the first turn, at three miles, towards the golf club the omens were good with many enjoying a fast time with a fair wind on their backs only for the wind gods to take their revenge for the next 4 miles as we cycled into the headwind.
The Ashman Trophy has been contested every year since 1938 and must be one of the oldest contested cycling trophies across the UK.
The 2018 event attracted 17 riders on a glorious Sunday morning and as it is a Handicap event it does mean that any eligible rider is in with a strong chance of winning provided they can ride close to or beat their PB on one of the two laps.
Yet another wonderful evening for the 22 riders at the start line for the 11th SNCC TT of the season.
Yet another wonderful evening for the 25 riders at the start line for the 10th SNCC TT of the season.
Delighted to see that despite the attraction of Belgium v England starting at the same time as the ninth SNCC of the season this did not prevent 25 riders from testing themselves on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course.
The eighth SNCC TT drew 25 riders this evening to test themselves once again on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course and a welcome back to Sam McDonald for his first SNCC TT of the season and clearly on good form by delivering a PB. Also welcome to Joss Williams a recent new member of the club delivering a very respectable opening time of 26:13 on his debut.
The seventh SNCC TT enticed 21 riders this evening to test themselves once again on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course and a welcome back to Mark Greenhow and Daniel Grant for their first SNCC of this season and clearly both on form delivering respective PBs.