Hull Thursday Racing Team

 

 

 

THE ORIGINALS

Neil Dean

Rider Profile

The big man of the team continues to be a tower force on the vets scene. Strong performances in races such as the Condor Buckstone Flanders and Abberleys Stage Race mean that 2016 should hold no fear for Neil. Along with being a contender in the vets races, he shall provide instrumental support to the team for others on the road and off it, with his behind the scenes work often left unnoticed.

Mandy Dean

Rider Profile

2015 was a big year for Mandy. After a few reservations and uncertainties about racing in a bunch she finally took the plunge and came out the other side with her usual beaming smile. She had a struggle to begin with on the all-male vets’ scene but soon got the grasp of it – and even picked up a few prizes along the way too! Her time trial performance at Bubwith raised a few eyebrows with a fantastic time of under 26:30.

2015 should provide Mandy with the confidence for 2016 knowing she can do it – and we’d love for her to attempt an all women BC event to see what she’s like competing on a level playing field. Whatever she decides to do, she’ll continue to be a loyal cornerstone for the team and hopefully be an inspiration to other women who would like to give racing a crack.

Andy Carroll

Rider Profile

The joker among the pack, Andy had a good season in 2015. He provided some strong performances in both TTs and Road Races and in particular the local TT scene with numerous top tens. In City Road Club’s 3up TTT he proved that age can persevere over youth by guiding his fellow teammates (all in their teens) to the line; something that brought a smile to his face. A few off-days during the season perhaps means Andy’s weakness is his inconsistency. However he’ll still be a force in the time trials and make sure everyone’s got a smile on their face throughout.

Jim Trevor

Rider Profile

Jim Trevor – what can you say about the legend who can ride a solo 100 mile time trial faster than most can race a 50 mile bunch road race. Any rumours you’ve heard about Jim are probably true. Not only an expert time triallist he’s also a top bloke always friendly enough to pass on advice. Unfortunately we only saw Jim fleetingly throughout the season as his work led him to the sunny climates of Greece for most of the year. Aside from strong performances in time trials he still managed to rack up a few points in BC races showing how diverse his talents are. Hopefully we’ll see Jim more in 2016 to witness more of his exploits both on the tt circuit and in road races.

Neil Cleminshaw

Rider Profile

Something of an internal rivalry, albeit a friendly one, developed between Neil and Jim in 2015, especially over various vets’ TT records. Another expert time triallist, you’ll often see Neil bombing up and down the A63 in pursuit of that ever-faster time. Expect more of the same in 2016, but don’t ask me to choose between Neil and Jim who will win the most awards and break the most records next season as its too close to call.

Lee Coulson

Rider Profile

Lee – perhaps the nicest rider on the team – makes his return to Hull Thursday. After a few seasons with the We Love Mountains Racing Team and a couple away from racing altogether, Lee returned last year and although not quite at the level of his former glory (glory that was achieved wearing sandals once) he showed the talent is still there and he’s clearly being working hard over the winter meaning we can expect some decent results for Lee in 2016.

Mark Ollerenshaw

Rider Profile

Mark, or Olley, as he likes to be known, is another face returning to the fold. A former 2nd cat powerhouse, Olley has once again taken aim at the local criterium and circuit race scene which brought about such success before. If he can regain the form of a few years ago, he’ll be able to provide the team with a number of results. His experience will also be invaluable to the rest of us in races.

 

So, if you’re a first claim member and currently have either a TLI license, LVRC licence (for the over 40s) or a BC license and would like to become more involved in road racing within the club, then please feel free to contact the Road Race Secretary at road@htrc.co.uk so you can see for yourself as to what we are all about.

Have a safe and successful season all!

Lee Coulson
HTRC Road Race Secretary

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