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Jun 01

Series #6 Result – Bartley Cup, Little Weighton (10m)

Event six of the TT Series sponsored by Cliff Pratt Cycles was business as usual with Ben Williams taking a fourth straight consecutive win in a time of 21:19.

Vanessa Barker also very strongly to win the lady section with 24:51 and was very close to numerous men just in front of her.

Both riders set new course records as it was the first time we used this version of the course (two laps of a shortened circuit starting and finishing outside the school).

Steven Guymer rode as a guest and came second at 24 seconds and Mark McKeown took third place but was some considerable time down on Ben in 23:11.

In fourth place was Ben Warner with Phil McC and James Bray both close behind.

The racing in the middle of the field was very close with 9 riders within 60 seconds of each over and room for a huge improvement if a bit more speed can be found.

Interestingly Mark McK, Ben W and Phil McC were all on road bikes which may not be as much as a disadvantage on this course as some of the other later courses.

Compared to 2 weeks ago the weather could not have been more different and was warm and sunny with a light breeze blowing riders up the long drag from Little Weighton to White Gap crossroads.

Tom McKeown also rode the event and recorded a very good time of 22:58 for a single lap (on a MTB) – well done Tom!

A full result and points table for the overall series is attached. Everyone is now considered to be in the right category and no further changes will now be considered.

The new version of the course measures just over 9 1/4 miles and was well received by the riders. However, a clash with City Road Club’s event on the Skidby circuit which cause some slight confusion at some of the junctions. There needs to be more checking for clashes when the dates are set at the beginning of next year.

The next event scheduled for Etton in 2 weeks time will be moved to a different course due to a clash clash with the champagne league running event. A separate email will be sent detailing the changes to the arrangements.

Thanks to all the marshals and helpers especially John Savage who stepped in to provide some much-needed assistance.

Result

TT Series 2019 – Event #6 result

Standings After Event 5

TT Series 2019 – Standings After Event #6

 

Paul Kilvington
Hull Thursday Road Club Time Trial Secretary

Mobile: 07891 073153

paulkilvo@hotmail.co.uk