Stadhampton CC118 2-up TT Results – Thursday 27th July

Tonight saw the annual club 2-up TT on the Stadhampton CC118 course. Henry Latimer and Karla Boddy were the fastest pair on the night with a time of 22m05s, beating Neil Ashcroft and Mark Cox who set a time of 22m22s (all the two’s!). Team PhD (Ron Smith and Simon McGowan) beat Team Gildea (Richard Gildea and Oliver Gildea) by the narrowest of margins (1s) to third place with a time of 22m44s. Thanks to all TT helpers and timekeepers.

Brightwell CC243a TT Results – Thursday 13th July

A road closure affecting the planned Donkey Sanctuary course saw us return to last week’s Brightwell CC243a. Dr Neil Ashcroft was the fastest on the night with 22m58s, an improvement of 22s on last week, with Dr Anthony Atkin only 14s behind in 2nd place with a time of 23m12s. Dr Ron Smith was rounded up the trio of PhDs to take 3rd with a time of 23m50s. Mark Shoring was fastest road bike with 25m47s and 4th overall. Thanks to all TT helpers (including Dr Richard Gildea) and timekeepers.

Midsummer Road Racing Round-up

Racing correspondent Jez Hewitt writes…
June was another excellent month for our roadies, particularly our ladies.
 
Olivia Bentley led the charge by finishing runner up in two in successive Bovingdon Bomber circuit races. The latter of these came at the end of a 45 minute 2-up break, proving that brave early moves can – and do – stick. As if that wasn’t enough she made it a hot-trick of podiums by finishing 3rd in the next one to round-off a super month. Could a series win be on the cards?
Moving to Thruxton, high finishes by Olivia (4th) and Laura Pittard (3rd – another club podium!) secured them promotions to 2nd and 3rd cat respectively. In the same race, Clare Hoffman came 7th, her best ever result in a road race. Chapeau ladies!
Speaking of promotions, Grant Goodall gained promotion to 3rd cat at the very same circuit with a 9th place finish.
Now, Clare and her beau, Martin Stanley, are NOT competitive which is just as well as he won the VC10 cat 34 road race in Leighton Buzzard by going early in the uphill “sprint” (read “slog”) to the line and holding off the bunch. They may not be competitive but Stan’s thinly-veiled KFC reference in his “chicken dinner” Strava meme left readers under no illusions that Clare is the classier of the two…
Back at Dalton Barracks, a great team effort saw Harri James land 7th place from a competitive field of nearly 100. Anthony Atkin and Dan Atkins got into early breaks only to be pulled back. Simon Kelly chased down the only break where the club wasn’t represented and, once Harri had made the decisive move, his “rabble”, led by me and Dan, blockaded the front of the peloton, helping him to stay away.
Lastly it’s also great to see new roadies Jared  JedynowiczMark Shoring and Clive Seabrook having fun and mixing it up in the bunch. Keep it up guys!

Steady sunday roll-out

What’s that? You did a big ride on Saturday and your legs are a bit sore? You’re new-ish to cycling and want a gentle introduction to group riding? Mark was taking off his jacket while riding and in the ensuing brouhaha you somehow sat on him, leaving you with niggling back issues? Fret no more, friends in Lycra. The Steady Sunday Roll-out is here.

On Sundays 18 June, 25 June, 2 July, 9 July, 23 July, and 13 Aug, Ron’s excellent club run will be complemented by lighter fare: a 35-miler with a cake stop and the aim of not getting terribly out of breath. Around 16 mph. Few hills. That sort of thing.

Meet at 9 am at Broadway, as usual, and we’ll see how we get on.

2017 – Ben Owen Memorial TT Results

Thanks to all supporters, riders, timekeepers, marshals and particularly to Ron Smith for organising and to Christopher Owen for presenting the awards on the Evening.

Results: Full results

Ben Owen Memorial Trophy
1Fairly United CT - 11h 28m 32s
2Didcot Phoenix CC - 11h 28m 46s
3Newbury RC - 11h 29m 47s
Ben Owen Womens Trophy
1Cowley Road Condors CC1h 40m 16s
2Outdoor Traders CC1h 47m 52s
3Bicester Millennium CC1h 47m 56s
Fastest Men
1Tim Cartwright (NRC)20m 28s
2Chris Boddy (DPCC)21m 15s
3Mark Cox (FUCT)21m 20s
Fastest Women
1Katie Greves (CRCCC)23m 14s
2Michelle Lee (BMCC)24m 12s
3Aimee Jones (CRCCC)24m 44s

2017 - Ben Owen Memorial TT