TT Results, 26th June 2014
Benign conditions greeted the 20 riders taking part in the 10th TT of the season on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course.
These conditions produced 12 PBs from the 18 St Neots Club members and tonight Simon Richardson took the honours with a 27.41 followed by David Lindsay and Mark Greenhow.
So congratulations to Simon Richardson, Mike Biggs, Martin Kirby, Gareth Smith, Mark Greenhow, Alistair Henderson, Steve Muchmore, Andy Davy, Mark Mossop, Jon Keefe, Christian Tredidgo and Tom Yewbery on their respective PBs.
Also congratulations to Tom Yewbery who went under 30 minutes for the first time on his standard road bike.
Normally any net handicap time below 25 minutes, which means a PB, will deliver a reasonable share of the points on offer. Tonight, however ,to get the maximum points it required an improvement of 63 seconds from Tom Yewbery to secure the maximum 18 points on offer (guests and first timers do not count towards the handicap points) followed by Mike Biggs and Martin Kirby who took 44 and 39 seconds respectively from their previous PBs.
Martin Kirby is the new leader in the Handicap Trophy and with 8 TT’s left as you will see the race for the 2014 Trophy remains very close with only 8 points separating the top 4, and with the holiday season approaching can anyone afford to miss one or two TTs to allow the chasing pack to close the gap or have a few times that are not PB or better?
Mark Greenhow and Mike Biggs are ready to pounce on any slip up by the leading 4 with Mike averaging 16.5 points over the past 4 weeks.
As with 2012 and 2013 it is likely that the eventual winner will be decided on the last evening of the season and as the number of PBs begin to plateau over the remaining weeks it will be all about being consistent around your PB to stay in contention for the 2014 trophy.
If there are any members debating about trying the TT but think that it is not for them then why not give it a go one Thursday evening. You may get a surprise and find that you will enjoy it.
Ashman Trophy – Sunday 13th July - Save the Date
Two trophies up for grabs on the 13th. The Ashman Trophy dates back to 1938 and is the oldest contested trophy within the Club. It is two circuits of the Abbotsley course and is a handicap event with the winner being the rider with the lowest net time on the day. So a step up to 22.4 miles instead of the usual 11.2 miles and the second circuit is, of course, with a flying start. Also points on the day towards the 2014 Handicap Trophy.
Current holder of the Ashman is Chris Goodsall.
Also on offer is a Trophy for the fastest time over the 2 circuits currently held by Richard Hancock (who was also close to winning the Ashman as well in 2013).
It is a 10am start so you may have to forego your Club run that morning to take part. You do need a handicap time to compete for the Ashman and this is a closed event for members only. However even if you have no handicap time you may wish to try for the fastest time.
3rd July 2014
This Thursday’s time trial takes place at the Croxton junction about a mile to the east of Abbotsley village with sign on at the latest at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. Non-members are welcome to “Come and Try.
|1||Simon Richardson||00:27:41||PB||1||Tom Yewbery||00:29:02||00:05:05||00:23:57||18|
|2||David Lindsay||00:28:08||2||Mike Biggs||00:31:28||00:07:12||00:24:16||17|
|3||Mark Greenhow||00:28:17||PB||3||Martin Kirby||00:33:19||00:08:58||00:24:21||16|
|4||Chris Tredidgo||00:28:18||PB||4||Gareth Smith||00:28:59||00:04:21||00:24:38||15|
|5||Mark Mossop||00:28:46||PB||5||Mark Greenhow||00:28:17||00:03:34||00:24:43||14|
|7||Gareth Smith||00:28:59||PB||7||Steve Muchmore||00:29:43||00:04:55||00:24:48||12|
|8||Tom Yewbery||00:29:02||PB||8||Andy Davy||00:29:38||00:04:46||00:24:52||11|
|9||Andy Davy||00:29:38||PB||9||Mark Mossop||00:28:46||00:03:52||00:24:54||10|
|10||Steve Muchmore||00:29:43||PB||10||Jon Keefe||00:32:50||00:07:54||00:24:56||9|
|11||Tom Dunkley||00:30:01||11||Simon Richardson||00:27:41||00:02:43||00:24:58||8|
|12||Matt McKenning||00:30:10||Guest||12||Chris Tredidgo||00:28:18||00:03:19||00:24:59||7|
|13||Alistair Henderson||00:31:01||PB||13||David Spoors||00:33:05||00:08:00||00:25:05||6|
|14||Mike Biggs||00:31:28||PB||14||Tom Dunkley||00:30:01||00:04:54||00:25:07||5|
|15||Steve Walker||00:31:59||15||Leon Bradford||00:32:57||00:07:42||00:25:15||4|
|16||Ashley Cooper||00:32:28||16||David Lindsay||00:28:08||00:02:48||00:25:20||3|
|17||Jon Keefe||00:32:50||PB||17||Steve Walker||00:31:59||00:06:23||00:25:36||2|
|18||Leon Bradford||00:32:57||18||Ashley Cooper||00:32:28||00:06:47||00:25:41||1|
Handicap Trophy - Running Total