Sunday 2 April 2017

TSE 10 Mile Time Trial - 1 April 2017 - Report

Saturday, 1st April 2017. 

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


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 - 

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.

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