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Jun 28

TT Series #9 Gilberdyke – Morgan sets the standard

Another great night for racing with warm sunny weather and only a bit of wind which never really made itself felt resulting in fairly fast times.

Unusually the wind was blowing from the east which resulted in a tail wind for the first short leg followed by two long straights with a side wind and a head wind section through the villages (although the buildings gave some protection).

Graham Morgan rode to a convincing victory on standard road bike recording a time of 17.42 for the course which is just under 8 miles long. Graham’s late start to the season has taken him out of the spotlight a bit but he seems to picking up where he left of last season and is capable of winning even with the disadvantage of a standard bike – Newbald must be firmly in his sights for another victory. Second was Neil Cleminshaw with 8.09 with a good margin over Will Thomas in third place on 18.45.

Will headed in several riders that finished very close and was followed by Richard Dean, Mark Walker and myself all covered by just 18 seconds. James Bray, Andy Carroll, Paul Noble and Neil Dean also finished very close with just 9 seconds covering them.

John Askew made a return to racing after a 12 month lay-off and recorded fastest time on the night beating Graham by a single second. Good ride John – hope you can make the next event to keep everyone on their toes. He caught me off a minute and came flying by which made me jump a little as I hadn’t realised he was chasing me (having re-numbered the start order at last minute due to several riders pulling out at the last minute).

Personally I had a much better ride than the last event on this course a few weeks ago and was very pleased with the results having done some more structured training and eaten far better for a few weeks. the effort involved seems to have been well rewarded.

Thanks to Neil and Amanda for helping putting up the signs for me, and Gil, Barry and the timekeepers, as well as all the marshals.

Full result sheet and updated points table attached below:

 

2014 TT Series Event 9

 

2014 TT Series Points Table After 9 Events

 

The next event is in two weeks time at Lockington (We meet behind the doctors surgery on Manor Road/Woodhall Way in Molescroft, Beverley – for the benefit of the newcomers that haven’t ridden there before).

 

Paul Kilvington
HTRC Time Trial Secretary