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Feb 11

George Ely Memorial 24m 2-up TTT – 17 March 2018

I will once again be promoting the the Hull Thursday RC George Ely 24 mile team time trial on Saturday 17 March. Start time will be 1.00pm.

The event will start and finish near Molescroft and covers a testing 24 mile route heading out to Driffield with a rolling return via Bainton, Cherry Burton and back.

Riders are required to enter as a team of 2. Each team will be set of at two minute intervals and ride the course together covering the route as quickly as possible. Riders in their teams will take turns riding on the front setting the pace whilst the other rider takes shelter behind and is able to recover before taking over on the front. The fastest finishing pair wins the event.

Entry requirements

  • Riders must be members of a club affiliated to CTT.
  • Each rider must submit a CTT entry form (see contact details below) available from CTT website enclosing the entry fee of £10 per rider
    www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk
  • The course covers a 24 mile route therefore riders should be of a reasonable fitness.
  • Closing date 6 March 2018

To ensure that the event runs safely various marshals are required to point the riders in the right direction at each main junction.

If you can help on the day please let me know.

Everyone is welcome to the race HQ after the race has finished for tea and cake.

Who was George Ely?

George Ely was a life member of Hull Thursday road club. He joined the club in 1931 and became a national cycling star. In 1933 George won 9 consecutive open and club time trials and went on to break and set many course records.

George died in April 2006 and it was his family’s request that an event be held in his memory. George was known for liking longer distance or hard courses and I am sure he would feel honoured to have this event carry his name.

Mike Kilgour – Event Secretary Hull Thursday RC

52 Lilac Avenue
Garden Village
HU8 8PU

077983275669