A welcome break from the recent wintery conditions enabled this, the 3rd open time trial for the promoting club to run in more favourable conditions. That said, it was ‘heavy’ morning, with damp conditions under tyre. One hours lost sleep and a weekend double of racing for many of the field did not hinder some very solid performances.
In the road bike event, Dave Dent (GS Stella) took the win on the challenging P337 course out near Holmsley in the New Forest. The 54 year old veteran rider recorded an impressive 24:32 earning himself not only top spot, but fastest veteran as well. Having rode this course back in October last year on a TT bike, his time was only 6 seconds slower on the road bike today.
2nd place went to 19 year old George Creasey (Bournemouth Cycleworks-UK Biking-Trek) with 26:25. Just 3 seconds behind came Richard Porter (CC Weymouth) completing the road bike event podium with 26:28.
In the Ladies competition, Elizabeth Pressage (University of Bath CC) took the honours with 27:27. Second and third place awards were unclaimed as Elizabeth was the only ladies rider in the road bike event. Her time was good enough for 5th overall, an excellent performance.
Congratulations to 16 year old Ben Butterworth (Poole Wheelers) who claimed 1st Junior with 31:37
At the other end of the age scale, 2nd fastest veteran award went to Richard Porter (CC Weymouth) with 3rd spot going to Jerry Bromyard (…a3crg).
After a 2 minute gap, it was the turn of the TT bike riders to set off on the 2 laps of the course. It turned out to be a very close battle for top honours. Brendan Reese (Army Cycling Union) who has just entered the veteran ranks at 40, stopped the clock at 24:12 for a sound first place. 2nd overall went to 54 year old Neil Mackley (Fareham Wheelers CC) with an excellent 24:32. Incredibly, just one tick of the second hand separated the times of second, third, fourth and fifth places with Bryce Dyer (Velo Club St Raphael) just pipping team mate James Horton for third place with 24:33.
Kirsty McSeveney (Fareham Wheelers CC) was the fastest lady on the day with 27:01, a very good time for an early season attack of the P337. 16 year old Lucy Gadd (Liv CC Halo Cycles) earned a fantastic second place in the ladies competition and fastest junior with 27:47. Michelle Walter (Bournemouth Arrow CC) did not suffer the same bad luck with a puncture as per the last event done on this course, coming home in 29:17 for third fastest lady.
Rounding off the Time Trial bike event with the fastest veteran awards, 1st went to Neil Mackley (Fareham Wheelers CC), 2nd place went to the overall winner Brendan Reese (Army Cycling Union) and 3rd to Bryce Dyer (Velo Club St Raphael)
Thanks to Martin Howes from Sunday Club Clothing for supporting the event and issuing the awards at the end. Thank you to all the riders who stayed on afterwards for some well earned refreshments and to applaud the winners.
The Tornado road Cycling Club hope you enjoyed this event and would love to see you all back again for our next Open Time Trial on Sunday September 30th.
1 DAVE DENT GS STELLA MV 54 00:24:32 15 ROAD BIKE 1st Overall & 1st Vet on Std
2 GEORGE CREASEY BOURNEMOUTH CYCLEWORKS - UK BIKING - TREK M ESPOIR 19 00:26:25 9 ROAD BIKE 2nd Overall
3 RICHARD PORTER CC WEYMOUTH MV 45 00:26:28 13 ROAD BIKE 3rd Overall & 2nd Vet on Std
4 CHRIS WILSON BOURNEMOUTH CYCLEWORKS - UK BIKING - TREK MS 31 00:27:14 5 ROAD BIKE
5 ELIZABETH PRESSAGE UNIVERSITY OF BATH CYCLING CLUB FS 23 00:27:27 7 ROAD BIKE 1st Lady
6 JERRY BROMYARD …a3crg MV 63 00:28:43 11 ROAD BIKE 3rd Vet on Std
7 ANDREW MAYFIELD BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC MV 53 00:28:45 4 ROAD BIKE
8 STEPHEN SKINNER VELO CLUB ST RAPHAEL MV 61 00:28:55 14 ROAD BIKE
9 ROBERT TUTT VELO CLUB VENTA MV 52 00:28:56 3 ROAD BIKE
10 MIKE ANDERSON VELO CLUB VENTA MV 59 00:29:26 1 ROAD BIKE
11 MIKE GARNER …a3crg MV 64 00:29:57 8 ROAD BIKE
12 HANIF JETHA BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC MS 31 00:30:15 6 ROAD BIKE
13 BEN BUTTERWORTH POOLE WHEELERS MJ 16 00:31:37 2 ROAD BIKE 1st Junior
JAMIE FRANKLIN VELO CLUB VENTA MS 34 DNS 10 ROAD BIKE DNS
OLLIE WINWOOD BRATCHELL VELO CLUB VENTA M ESPOIR 19 DNS 12 ROAD BIKE DNS
TT BIKE EVENT
1 BRENDAN REESE ARMY CYCLING UNION MV 40 00:24:12 28 TT BIKE 1st Overall, 2nd Vet on Std
2 NEIL MACKLEY FAREHAM WHEELERS CC MV 54 00:24:32 34 TT BIKE 2nd Overall, 1st Vet on Std
3 BRYCE DYER VELO CLUB ST RAPHAEL MV 42 00:24:33 33 TT BIKE 3rd Overall, 3rd Vet on Std, Fastest Team
4 JAMES HORTON VELO CLUB ST RAPHAEL MS 34 00:24:34 37 TT BIKE Fastest Team
5 MATTHEW ROLLINSON POOLE WHEELERS MS 37 00:24:35 35 TT BIKE
6 NICK JONES BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHEELERS MV 42 00:24:52 29 TT BIKE
7 SIMON BEROGNA VELO CLUB ST RAPHAEL MV 44 00:25:05 31 TT BIKE Fastest Team
8 THOMAS PILONI BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHEELERS MS 31 00:25:49 24 TT BIKE
9 STUART PECKHAM NEW FOREST CC MV 47 00:26:29 27 TT BIKE
10 CRAIG WESTON POOLE WHEELERS MV 53 00:26:33 32 TT BIKE
11 KIRSTY MCSEVENEY FAREHAM WHEELERS CC FS 37 00:27:01 23 TT BIKE 1st Lady
12 LUCY GADD LIV CC HALO CYCLES FJ 16 00:27:47 19 TT BIKE 1st Junior, 2nd Lady
13 IAN HATCH SOTONIA CC MV 49 00:27:50 36 TT BIKE
14 LEIGHTON SMITH BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC MS 35 00:27:58 26 TT BIKE
15 RICHARD WYETH TORNADO RCC MV 43 00:28:21 18 TT BIKE
16 MICHELLE WALTER BOURNEMOUTH ARROW CC FV 57 00:29:17 21 TT BIKE 3rd Lady
17 MICHELLE LOCK GS STELLA FV 54 00:30:39 20 TT BIKE
MICHAEL ROUND BOURNEMOUTH JUBILEE WHEELERS MV 52 DNS 22 TT BIKE DNS
MARTIN BEALE VELO CLUB ST RAPHAEL MV 45 DNS TT BIKE DNS
DARREN ANDERSON JULIAN PORTER CYCLING MV 44 DNS TT BIKE DNS