Report by Nick Coe

First club TT of the season was the Hardriders on Sunday – nothing like an easy start (not), with a tough course and an early start due to BST. A good turnout of 30 riders, including a number of guests. Some very good times were posted despite the chilly  (but sunny) conditions, and a number of regulars posted much improved times from last season. Top VCC rider was Gavin Bench (1.11.48), continuing where he left off last year, and fastest overall was Luke Clarke (2nd Claim) with 1.05.23. Results Seabird Standings

A special mention for those members who were new to TTs, bravely taking on the hardest event of the year.

1 Luke Clarke 1.4.39  Course and Event Record
2 Steve Clarke 1.11.52
3 Steve Kay   1.13.06*                 1
4 Mike Jubb  1.14.16*                 2
5 Roger Porter 1.16.27                3
6 Steve Hewitt 1.17.32 
7 Colin Bailey 1.18.31
8 Nathan Edwards 1.20.14      
9 John Hall 1.20.45*                   4
10 Graham Pepperdine 1.21.22*  5
11 Chris Carradice 1.22.48*        6
12 Nigel Gillespe 1.23.44*           7
13 Juan Montoya 1.25.58*           8
14 Phillp Mann 1.26.20*               9
15 Martin Jones 1.27.02*           10
16 Stefan Weidmann 1.27.58*    11
17 Paul Browning 1.28.57*         12
18 Mark Russell 1.30.38*          13
19 Toby Francis 1.30.48*         14
20 Steve Payne 1.31.38*          15
21 Paul Hammond 1.35.26*       16
22 James O'Neill 1.35.28*         17
23 Martin  Purvis 1.36.52*         18
24 Josh Mann 1.40.06*             19
 
DNF Mark Drinkwater, Stuart Barker, Mike Sims


First time Hardriders
Marc Kane                  Toby Francis                 Martin Purvis                Peter McDermott

Conditions for the season opening time trial could hardly have been better.  There was a light south westerly making the the climb from the turn off the Codicote road to the top of St. Paul's Warden and the descent to Whitwell tough.  

 

Name                                Club              Start             1st Lap        2nd Lap       Finish          Time            Place

Jonathan Shubert         Verulam CC                      09:15:00      09:37:08      10:00:10      10:22:52     01:07:52          1

                                                                                           22:08            23:02            22:42            01:07:52    

Steve Kay                         Verulam CC                      09:11:00      09:36:06      10:01:24      10:26:47     01:15:47          2

                                                                                           25:06:00      25:18:00      25:23:00      01:15:47    

Roger Porter                   Verulam CC                      09:09:00      09:34:45      10:00:54      10:27:29     01:18:29          3

                                                                                           25:45:00      26:09:00      26:35:00      01:18:29    

Tim Gray                           Verulam CC                      09:16:00      09:41:19      10:07:49      10:34:44     01:18:44          4

                                                                                           25:19:00      26:30:00      26:55:00      01:18:44    

Colin Bailey                      Verulam CC                      09:12:00      09:37:07      10:04:17      10:30:55     01:18:55          5

                                                                                           25:07:00      27:10:00      26:38:00      01:18:55    

Graham Pepperdine   Verulam CC                      09:01:00      09:28:19      09:55:19      10:23:08     01:22:08          6

                                                                                           27:19:00      27:00:00      27:49:00      01:22:08    

Nathan Edwards           Verulam CC                      09:07:00      09:34:02      10:01:54      10:30:15     01:23:15          7

                                                                                           27:02:00      27:52:00      28:21:00      01:23:15    

Nick Coe                           Verulam CC                      09:08:00      09:36:00      10:04:03      10:32:17     01:24:17          8

                                                                                           28:00:00      28:03:00      28:14:00      01:24:17    

Peter McDermott         Verulam CC                      09:14:00      09:42:24      10:11:42      10:42:14     01:28:14          9

                                                                                           28:24:00      29:18:00      30:32:00      01:28:14    

Nigel Gillespie                Verulam CC                      09:05:00      09:33:46      10:03:38      10:33:24     01:28:24          10

                                                                                           28:46:00      29:52:00      29:46:00      01:28:24    

Mark Cane                       Verulam CC                      09:03:00      09:32:08      10:01:54      10:31:38     01:28:38          11

                                                                                           29:08:00      29:46:00      29:44:00      01:28:38    

Toby Francis                    Verulam CC                      09:04:00      09:32:58      10:05:06      10:36:52     01:32:52          12

                                                                                           28:58:00      32:08:00      31:46:00      01:32:52    

Martin Purves                Verulam CC                      09:10:00      09:40:50      10:13:30      10:46:32     01:36:32          13

                                                                                           30:50:00      32:40:00      33:02:00      01:36:32    

Mark Russell                   Verulam CC                      09:06:00      09:37:55      10:11:00      10:44:43     01:38:43          14

                                                                                           31:55:00      33:05:00      33:43:00      01:38:43    

Paul Hammond              Verulam CC                      09:02:00      09:34:37      10:07:07      10:41:29     01:39:29          15

                                                                                           32:37:00      32:30:00      34:22:00      01:39:29    

Stuart Barker                  Verulam CC                      09:17:00      09:53:55                                                  DNF 

                                                                                           36:55:00                                                                       

Mike Willard                   Verulam CC                      09:13:00      09:54:17                                                  DNF 

                                                                                           41:17:00