May 03

Maurice Blenkinsop Memorial Open 10 TT Results

In less than ideal conditions riders assembled at Newport Village hall on Saturday afternoon. The clouds had been looming since lunch time and a few spots of rain had been felt. Some who had entered were waiting to see what the weather did before deciding to ride. As it was being held on the V718 course people were after fast times and maybe a PB.

Times were not as quick as an event held on the same course a few weeks before, but with a winning time of 19.29 Simon Bridge (Manchester Wheelers) was still pretty fast. Andy Wilkinson (Port Sunlight Wheelers) was second, two seconds slower; apparently he rode it on a mountain bike with road tyres! The fastest woman was Rebecca Rimmington (Bio Cadenza RT) in a time of 22.58.

Neil Cleminshaw was the fastest HTRC rider with a time of 21.24, (18th overall) winning the Maurice Blenkinsop Memorial Trophy. Neil was proud to be presented the trophy by Maurice’s daughter Jan.

Other HTRC riders were Jim Trevor 22.46, Phil Tillison 23.52 and Richard Guymer 25.09.

A big thank you to all who helped, before and on the day, without their help the event would not have been possible.

Dave Millson

HTRC V718 Results 2012