The penultimate SNCC TT of 2018 attracted 26 riders to the start line including 4 guests on overcast and blustery evening which produced only 1 PB on the evening.
That honour went to Martin Bond who was determined to restore his bragging rights over his son Richard who had posted a faster time than his father the previous week. Martin seemed to be the only rider to relish the conditions and found another 15 seconds to record a PB of 30:08.
The 16th SNCC TT of 2018 attracted 20 riders to the start line including 6 guests and a warm welcome to Katia Rietdorf a current National Champion ( see her 2018 achievements below) and a welcome back to Tina Worbey , Leon Bradford’s daughter.
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.