Tuesday, 25 April 2017

N&DCA Rd 2 2017

Round 2 of the 2017 N&DCA series pitted TSE riders against a very competitive field. This week's 10 miler, based on the roundabouts of Glatton, saw another bumper turnout of team riders.

Hugo Hocknell capitalised on his early start with a time of 24.01. That set the benchmark for the rest of "the engine". Steve Robinson was second in the pecking order. Even an enforced bike change could not damper his performance with a cracking time of 24.11.

Chris Rimes and Steve Franklin shared the same time of 24.22, both being slightly edged out by Simon Doyle (24.19). Steve is in a good spot of form and both Simon and Chris are getting back in to the groove of racing. 21 seconds separated 5 riders, this has no doubt set all riders off to the local bike shop to buy some additional speed...

New boy, Michael Watts punched the clock with 24.47 in his inaugural run for the team. Despite a frantic run up and down to the HQ and some fashion adjustments in his new skin suit, Michael demonstrated a lot of potential. He is going to be one to watch.

Ric Palmer clocked a PB in his first ride of the season. The comeback-kid (a big kid at that too) recorded a 25.34. Chapeau Ric.

Dave Wentworth notched a time that will contribute to the Masters' competition of 26.27. Roy Robinson rounded things off with a time of 29.13.

Friday, 14 April 2017

N&DCA Rd 1 2017

Round 1 - results
The season's first Northampton and District Cycling Association (N&DCA) time trial saw a number of Team Salesengine riders dust off the racing kit for this early season battle. Based on a very sporting (that means hilly) 18.7 circuit the race saw 8 riders commit to the start line. Sam Hayes was the quickest of the bunch with an impressive 44.51 that saw him sneak in to the top 20.

Best performances for the team went, by general consensus, to Steve Franklin (47.33) and Chris Rimes (47.23). Chris was making a welcome return to racing after a sabbatical. Steve was evidently capitalising on a strong winter. Chapeau chaps.

N&DCA Rd1 - 04/04/2017
Sam Hayes 44.51, Simon Doyle 47.08, Chris Rimes 47.23, Steve Franklin 47.33, Dave Wentworth 51.47, Dave Ledgerton 58.11, Roy Robinson 61.36. Steve Robinson DNF (mechanical).

Round 2 - preview
Round 2 is based on a 10 mile "out and back" course and will take place on 22/04/2017. The event, hosted by Fenland Clarion sees another massive TSE turnout,

Newbie Mike Watts, Hugo Hocknell and Ric Palmer are due to make the series debuts and will be supported by Rimes, Frankin, Wentworth, Robinson x 2 and Doyle.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

TSE 10 Mile Time Trial - 1 April 2017 - Report

Saturday, 1st April 2017. 

The annual Team Salesengine.co.uk 10 mile time trial drew a record number of entries. A field of 150 riders competed on the Cambourne based F2D/10 course in Cambridgeshire. TSE's new recruit Ryan Witchell set the bar for the day. Going off at the traditional "home team" #1 spot, Ryan recorded 20.54 for his inaugural ride with the team. A sign of things to come.

Ryan's time held until the seeded riders on "0"s started to come through the finish. William Wallace (CC London) took top spot for a while.  at least until Karl Willis (Herts Rouleurs) riding on #21 inserted himself on the top step. Ultimately though, the faster seeds, riding towards the back of the field, proved dominant. Stuart Travis (Team Bottrill/HSS Hire) shaded the day, ahead of Andy Jackson (SSLL Racing Team) and  Rob Young (Team Vision Racing Silverhook). Travis and Jackson both dipped under the 20 minute mark.

In the Ladies event, Bronwen Ewing (Rye and District Wh) took top spot ahead of Katja Rietdorf (Born to Bike - Bridgetown Cycles). Third spot went to Lindsay Clark (Fenland Clarion). Ewing very sportingly donated her prize money to the Stroke Association (our chosen charity for 2017).

In the team competition it was Team Bottrill/HSS Hire who took the win. A gap of 1m 39s separated the winning trio of Stuart Travis, Max Sahota and Keith Dorling from second place Beds Road RT (Mick Hodson, Jason Green and Daniel Sibley).

Men (Top 10)
1 Stuart Travis Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 19:34
2 Andy Jackson SSLL Racing Team 19:51
3 Rob Young Team Vision Racing Silverhook 20:26
4 Jim  Boyle Sleaford Wh CC 20:33
5 Mick Hodson Bedfordshire Road RT 20:33
6 Karl Willis Hert Rouleurs RC 20:47
7 William Wallace CC London 20:51
8 Dave Lazenby Baines Racing Silverstone Cycle 20:51
9 Max Sahota Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 20:52
10 Leigh Smith JCA Equipe Velo 20:53






Ladies (Top 10)
1 Bronwen Ewing Rye & Dist Wh CC 22:45
2 Katja Rietdorf Born to Bike Bridgetown Cycles 23:06
3 Lindsay Clarke Fenland Clarion CC 23:44
4 Wendy Gooding Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 24:06
5 Sarah Short Bonito Squadra Corse 24:18
6 Emma Koppe CC Ashwell 24:46
7 Rebecca Murley Wisbech Wh 24:49
8 Sally Withey Team Swift 24:59
9 Agata Milk Tri- Anglia Tri Club 25:24
10 Leanne Cutler Hitchin Nomads CC 25:28

Team
Team Bottrill-HSS Hire
Stuart Travis 00:19:34 1:01:45
Max Sahota 00:20:52
Keith Dorling 00:21:19

Addendum

As a small team the event places a significant stretch on our resources, we are however very happy to put something back in to the sport. Thanks is due to many people, not least our team principal, Steve Robinson and his family for pulling the lion's share of the event together. Thanks to our time-keepers (John Pick and Mike Bannister) and to the many volunteers from the team who marshalled with aplomb and hosted the HQ and provided the results. A full list of acknowledgements and results will be supplied with the results sheet (to include DNS and DNF information).

Thanks also to all riders who helped make the event a success by riding safely and working with us to make the HQ functions run smoothly.

The initial results were published at the end of the event yesterday -http://teamsalesengine.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/tse-open-10-mile-tt-1-april-2017.html 

Note - During the event a motorcyclist crashed near the course at approximately 4pm. There was no one else involved in the incident, the Cambridgeshire Police attended the scene and they worked with our organisers to keep the event running. We believe the motorcyclist was up and moving at the scene.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

TSE Open 10 Mile TT 1 April 2017 - Provisional Results

Subject to ratification, please see the provisional results from our event today. Thanks to everyone who took part and thanks for the generous contributions to the Stroke Association.

Full report to follow once we have eaten all the cake.

Pos Column1 Column2 Team Time  Bib#
1 Stuart Travis Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:19:34 138
2 andy jackson SSLL Racing Team 00:19:51 150
3 Rob Young Team Vision Racing Silverhook 00:20:26 125
4 Jim  Boyle Sleaford Wh CC 00:20:33 21
5 Mick Hodson Bedfordshire Road RT 00:20:33 100
6 Karl Willis Hert Rouleurs RC 00:20:47 40
7 William Wallace CC London 00:20:51 10
8 Dave Lazenby Baines Racing Silverstone Cycle 00:20:51 140
9 Max Sahota Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:20:52 70
10 Leigh Smith JCA Equipe Velo 00:20:53 30
11 Ryan Witchell Team Salesengine.co.uk 00:20:54 1
12 Christopher Revell Cambridge Univ CC 00:20:54 148
13 Andy Whale Verulam Really Moving 00:21:00 85
14 Jason Green Bedfordshire Road RT 00:21:03 132
15 matt steel Shaftesbury CC 00:21:05 15
16 Oliver Milk Tri- Anglia Tri Club 00:21:05 45
17 Thomas Pfeiffer Dulwich Paragon 00:21:07 145
18 paul vickers West Suffolk Whs & Tri Club 00:21:09 50
19 Martin Reynolds Cambridge CC 00:21:15 60
20 Bryn Davies Oxford University CC 00:21:16 22
21 Robert  Golding Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:21:16 65
22 mathew  Eley Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:21:16 130
23 rob fletcher TMG Horizon Cycling Team 00:21:17 25
24 Jon Surtees SSLL Racing Team 00:21:17 147
25 Keith Dorling Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:21:19 81
26 Anthony Collier Hoddesdon Tri Club 00:21:23 90
27 Steven Jennings CC Ashwell 00:21:28 96
28 Paul  Sparks Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:21:30 53
29 Rory Havis Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:21:33 95
30 Keith  Barton  St Neots CC 00:21:34 94
31 Sean Taylor RAF CA 00:21:37 80
32 Mark Ellis Team Milton Keynes 00:21:38 5
33 Paul  Coles 73 Degrees 00:21:38 91
34 James Beechey Baines Racing Silverstone Cycle 00:21:39 93
35 Colin Lizieri Cambridge CC 00:21:39 146
36 Simon Pitchford Fenland Clarion CC 00:21:45 56
37 Andrew Knight Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:21:46 73
38 Ken Platts Cambridge CC 00:21:48 20
39 Daniel Sibley Bedfordshire Road RT 00:21:48 27
40 robert watson Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:21:49 55
41 Paul Lilley Fenland Clarion CC 00:21:51 127
42 Samuel Thienel Shaftesbury CC 00:21:57 58
43 Abid Hussain Icknield RC 00:21:58 61
44 Ian Bibby Finsbury Park CC 00:21:59 31
45 Darren Davis West Suffolk Whs & Tri Club 00:21:59 66
46 James Hutchins Shaftesbury CC 00:22:00 23
47 Michael Martin CC Ashwell 00:22:02 131
48 Nick Green Stratford CC 00:22:03 6
49 Alex Bailey CC Breckland 00:22:03 42
50 ed watson Ratae RC 00:22:04 46
51 Steve Kaye Fenland Clarion CC 00:22:04 126
52 Robert Gilmour Hounslow & Dist Wh 00:22:05 52
53 Richard Moys Fenland Clarion CC 00:22:12 67
54 Matthew Cook Bedfordshire Road RT 00:22:12 78
55 Martin Holmes Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:22:13 19
56 Andrew Grant Cambridge CC 00:22:13 35
57 Ian Markham Chronos RT 00:22:15 141
58 Dale Sturman West Suffolk Whs & Tri Club 00:22:20 44
59 Mark Constable CC Ashwell 00:22:23 87
60 Kevin Haynes Finsbury Park CC 00:22:32 12
61 Robert Saunders North Bucks RC 00:22:32 71
62 Alan Crane Chronos RT 00:22:32 149
63 Phillip Gosling Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:22:33 86
64 Chris Dyason Cambridge CC 00:22:41 122
65 steve peck Newmarket Cycling & Tri Club 00:22:42 47
66 Andrew Knowles St Ives CC 00:22:42 77
67 Peter Kerry Ipswich Velo 00:22:43 32
68 Jerome Watts East London Velo 00:22:45 11
69 Bronwen Ewing Rye & Dist Wh CC 00:22:45 120
70 Anthony Smith Team Milton Keynes 00:22:46 62
71 Adrian Taverna St Neots CC 00:22:46 75
72 Roger Porter Verulam CC 00:22:46 76
73 Jon Talbot Wisbech Wh 00:22:49 4
74 Mark Greenhow St Neots CC 00:22:50 82
75 David Cook Bedfordshire Road RT 00:22:59 97
76 stuart short Bonito Squadra Corse 00:23:00 88
77 Katja Rietdorf Born to Bike Bridgetown Cycles 00:23:06 115
78 Derek Ricketts Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:23:09 7
79 Trevor Back VC Revolution 00:23:11 59
80 Daniel Homer London Phoenix 00:23:11 128
81 Paul French Bedfordshire Road RT 00:23:13 36
82 Carl Bond Kenton RC 00:23:14 57
83 Geoff Perry Born to Bike Bridgetown Cycles 00:23:14 124
84 John  McCormack Islington CC 00:23:25 39
85 Lee Turner Sigmasport.co.uk 00:23:26 136
86 Paul  Haig Cheltenham and County CC 00:23:27 142
87 Steve Clarke Fenland Clarion CC 00:23:28 89
88 Chris Green St Neots CC 00:23:30 26
89 Richard Reade Iceni Velo 00:23:35 37
90 Adrian Gorham Kettering CC 00:23:37 98
91 Roger Sewell Hounslow & Dist Wh 00:23:40 92
92 Chris Symonds North Road CC 00:23:42 16
93 Lindsay Clarke Fenland Clarion CC 00:23:44 116
94 Adrian Whiting Wisbech Wh 00:23:47 63
95 Andrew Bright Chronos RT 00:23:52 3
96 Wendy Gooding Team Bottrill/HSS Hire 00:24:06 101
97 Graham Pepperdine Verulam CC 00:24:08 83
98 Michael Cope Kettering CC 00:24:09 13
99 Ian Stokes 45 RC 00:24:14 18
100 Sarah Short Bonito Squadra Corse 00:24:18 111
101 paul  willis Wisbech Wh 00:24:21 99
102 Peter Walton Hertfordshire Wh 00:24:44 137
103 Emma Koppe CC Ashwell 00:24:46 106
104 Marcus Buksh Kettering CC 00:24:49 48
105 Rebecca Murley Wisbech Wh 00:24:49 112
106 Carl  Murley Wisbech Wh 00:24:52 14
107 John Manlow Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:24:53 43
108 Kieran Blair Echelon Cycling 00:24:53 64
109 Jan Ertner Cambridge CC 00:24:54 133
110 Sally Withey Team Swift 00:24:59 105
111 Nikos Papanikolaou Cambridge CC 00:25:02 139
112 Stephen Holmes VC Norwich 00:25:03 24
113 Gary Jackson Shaftesbury CC 00:25:04 68
114 Paul Woodham Bossard Wh 00:25:08 8
115 Agata Milk Tri- Anglia Tri Club 00:25:24 117
116 Leanne Cutler Hitchin Nomads CC 00:25:28 107
117 Neville Everett Diss & District CC 00:25:33 29
118 Dave Wilson St Neots CC 00:25:45 34
119 john royle Fenland Clarion CC 00:25:50 38
120 Dominic Whitehead St Ives CC 00:26:04 54
121 James Greenwood West Suffolk Whs & Tri Club 00:26:17 69
122 Gillian Reynolds Willesden CC 00:26:25 102
123 Alison Holmes Ely & District/ B&T Motor Repairs 00:26:39 108
124 Joanna Spragg Bossard Wh 00:26:40 110
125 John Hassall Bossard Wh 00:26:44 49
126 Trevor Parrish A5 Rangers CC 00:26:57 9
127 Hiroko  Tagashira Cardiff Tri 00:27:33 118
128 Trudy Sharam Lea Valley CC 00:27:37 119
129 Andrew Porter Welwyn Whs 00:27:39 79
130 Joanne Elliott Hitchin Nomads CC 00:29:11 104
131 Pierre Scrase Baines Racing Silverstone Cycle 00:29:43 134
132 Denese Hallahan Wisbech Wh 00:30:52 103