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Jul 23

HTRC TT series round 11 – Little Weighton

Tuesday night at Little Weighton saw Steve Guymer take another convincing victory in the HTRC Time Trial Series and set a new course record whilst doing so.

On what was undoubtedly the warmest night of the season so far Steve took 15 seconds of the old course record which had been set by James Frith in 2001.

Steve’s time of 27.55 is average of approximately 26.5 mph which is brilliant going by anybody’s standards considering there is not flat piece of road on the whole course. Although the old course record was set on a slightly different version of course the distance was the same.

Previously, the event used to start and finish either side of White Gap Crossroads further up the road from the current start. The quality of Steve’s ride should not be underestimated as numerous very good riders have ridden the series over the years including James Frith, Chris Whitelam and Ben Ives.

 

Steve Guymer at the HQ at Little Weighton school having won the evening's TT in course record time

Steve Guymer at the HQ at Little Weighton school having won the evening’s TT in course record time

 

The weather was warm and sunny with a slight breeze blowing riders up from the start to the top of the hill. It was a good night for racing with only the leg past Rowley Manor particularly windy and this was downhill and only very short. In second place almost 90 seconds down was Graham Morgan who also set a very good time considering he was on a standard road bike. Almost 90 seconds further in arrears was Mark Walker and Neil Cleminshaw who were only 2 seconds apart with Mark taking the verdict.

Will Thomas was fifth with Paul Noble and James Bray and myself all closely grouped together just behind. Rounding off the top 10 was Matthew Johnson who produced probably his best ride of the season. Clearly all the road racing he is doing is making much quicker and stronger too.

With 10 rounds now ridded the overall points table is starting to take shape, although there are still plenty of anomalies, including myself leading the veterans’ category. This won’t last much longer as other riders continue to score points, whilst I can only improve on some of my poorer scores.

The next event is in three week’s time at Newbald and is for standard road bikes. The meeting point is at the picnic area off the B1230 between High Hunsley and Walkington. Please do not go to Newbald as you won’t find any riders there until they are halfway around the course.

I will send the provisional start sheet out in the next few days.

 

2014 TT Series Event 11 – Results

2014 TT Series Points Table After 11 Events

 

Paul Kilvington
HTRC TT Secretary