A lovely sunny evening saw 23 riders turn out for the first event on the new “Abingdon 10” CC272 course, thanks as usual to all our volunteers. Next week sees the club 10 mile championships on the Southmoor H10/17R course, first rider off at 19:31. We are still looking for a start pusher and ideally two people to help put the CTT signs out (there are 5 signs needed for this course) – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Some of you may have noticed that with the start of the new club TT season we are trialling a new road bike points competition alongside the usual scratch points competition. We don’t currently have a trophy for this competition, but the club committee may choose to award one if there is sufficient interest in the competition over the course of the season.
Points will be awarded in a similar manner as for the scratch points competition, however, only people riding standard road bikes will be eligible:
In the club time trial series, points are awarded for finishing position, 5 points for first, 4 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 2 for 4th and 1 point for fifth. Best 14 scores to count.
Eligibility will be assessed by the start time keeper who will record on the start sheet which riders were on road bikes. Please make a note on the signing-on sheet if you think you are eligible as this will aid our bookkeeping. Criteria are the same as used for the annual non-aero/road bike TT.
- Disk wheels and trispokes
- Time trial specific aero helmets
- Aero road helmets (i.e. would be road race legal)
- Deep rim wheels
The current standings can be found in the club time trial results database. The results for each event will include a note of which riders were on road bikes, which will help comparison with riders on similar equipment. Thanks to Simon McGowan for the necessary updates to the database.
Hefin Jones (Newbury RC) was quickest on the road bike only TT on the eternally bumpy CC118 course, Hefin stopped the clock on 23m22s. Will Vousden was 2nd 48s back, and Tom Sefton (RP Racing) 3rd. 4th place went to the fastest DPCC rider Neil Ashcroft.
Neil Ashcroft takes the honours and sets the fastest time on the inaugural use of the West Hanney CC271 course, Richard Gildea was 2nd just 44 seconds adrift, and Harri James 3rd.
Next week we move to the Stadhampton CC118 course, only allowing Road bikes and non aero kit: No TT bikes, No wheels with rims deeper than 50mm, no TT helmets with integrated visors, no clip-on bars etc.
Bit embarrasing he didn’t win but we still love him (mostly).
Regardless of what you may hear that wasn’t me who made the comment under his wife’s username under the article….
Big up JP!
I’ve written this in lieu of joining a frosty but beautifully clear Club Run (I’m going into work later).
Next weekend sees the final gathering of the Central CX league for 2012-13. The Culham event was the final pointscoring round, but this weekend coming (january 20), sees a team/club pointscore competition for the day.
All of the race times are the same, online entry is open and Dunko has committed to taking the minibus if he have a decent handful of riders, so transport will be all sorted.
Come along for a final fling on the Cross bikes for the year(until we have another race anyway), it’s really not an issue how many races you’ve done or what league you’ve been racing- come and have a roadtrip and a great day out…
Drop Dunko a line and we’ll sort out transport/pickup logistics etc as the week goes on.
Team Trisports at Hitchin will host the final non pointscoring event and przegiving On January 20. It’s an ‘all in’ race with team pointscores contributing to prizes on the day.
Dunko’s going to take the Minibus up, so there’s loads of room- there’s 4 of us so far, so let Dunko know if you’d liek to join the roadtrip and round out the CX season with a bang (and some laughs).