Sunday 27 April 2014

Dave Wentworth posts a quick opening ride in the VTTA 10

Dave Wentworth proved again to be an inspiration to many of the younger members of the team by posting a superb time in the VTTA 10 on the K11 course in the Midlands.

The course is quick but not super fast, which makes his time of 23:25 look even better. Finishing in 48th place in a high quality field Dave has again showed that a winter of hard work will pay dividends as he sets his sights on another lifetime personal best this year.

Hugo takes the honours in round 1 of the Northampton & District Hilly

Dry but blustery conditions greeted the six members of the team who took to the start line for the first of the ten rounds of the Northampton & District Series.

Ever competitive both within the team and against many local rivals, this event served up a challenging 18.5 mile hilly route for the riders to battle around.

fastest for the team was Hugo Hocknell who clocked a superb 44:47 to take 15th place overall and bag some big points in the individual and team competitions. Hot on his heels was Sam Hayes who finished in 45:01 for 18th place.

A bit further back was Stephen Mavin who suffered some mechanical problems but still finished in 48:14 for 33rd and just 1 second back Steve Robinson who was hit with a bout of cramp half a mile from the line and lost time but still recorded 48:15.

In his first event of the year Lyndon Lewis rode strongly to finish in 1:01:01 and not far behind was Stuart Hocknell with 1:06:31.

Round 2 of the series is just 2 weeks away, and it looks like there will be some cracking racing through the season with more members of the team waiting in the wings to get started.

Sam takes 7th overall in the Icknield Hilly

After several fast rides in club events which showed that his winter training was working, Sam Hayes opened his account for the year with a cracking ride in the Icknield Hilly Time Trial.

Road works on the course had led to a different circuit to usual, but this didn't put Sam off as he hammered round in 46:45 for 7th place overall.

With Hugo on top form as well it looks like being a tight battle for the honour of fastest member of the team this season.

Hugo and Stuart fly the flag at the Team SalesEngine 10

Saturday April 5th was the big day for the team as we promoted another successful 10 mile time trial on the rapid F2 course at Hardwick outside Cambridge.

By splitting their marshalling duty Hugo Hocknell and Stuart Hocknell were able to both help the team promote the event and also race as well.

Hugo became the first member of the team to clock a rapid time this year with a superb 21:52 which got him 16th place against one of the strongest fields we've seen in the area in years.

Stuart also showed ever improving form with an inside evens time of 29:52.

Hugo takes a top 20 in the Kettering CC 20

It's still early season, but the Hocknell's are already out and about and braving the cold of early season racing conditions.

Continuing to show this early season form, Hugo Hocknell took a fine 16th place against a strong field with a time of 51:04.

Meanwhile, the most senior member of the team Stuart Hocknell also rode strongly to stop the clock at 1:13:44.