Aug 26

John Martin takes honours in Bridlington CC ‘10’ on V718

Long-serving member of Hull Thursday RC, John Martin, took the cash prize in the Over-80-year-old category, clocking 28:59 and beating his arch rival, Arthur Thackray of Team Swift by 44 seconds.

John Martin, Bridlington CC 10, Aug 2013

John Martin, on his way to 28.59 and first in the Over-80s category in the Bridlington CC 10, August 8, 2013. Photos © craigzadphotos.

Huge respect has to be given to John, who after the event loaded his ruck-sack and pedalled back home, bucking the modern trend to go to the race by car.


Second claim HTRC member Chris Goode recorded a time of 19:28 taking first position in the tandem event, riding on the rear of a tandem with East Hull born powerhouse Andy Fisher piloting the machine.


Now living on the east coast, Chris was riding for Yorkshire Coast Clarion, a club to which he serves as the Premier as well as being a second claim member of Hull Thursday.


The Scottish-based veteran, Jim Trevor, returned home and was Hull Thursday’s highest placed rider clocking 20:45 in a stiffening westerly breeze.


This achieved 29th position in the full field, with favourite Michael Hutchinson winning the event with a time that he was disappointed with of 18:29.


Jim was the best-placed rider of the Hull clubs represented, with 2nd Cat road man Peter Fielding-Smith of Wilson Wheels RT being the nearest with a 21:41.


City Road Club and Hull and East Riding Road Club were also represented.


Full results can be found here on the CTT website (external website).


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