‹ groups ‹ racing

Triangle Final

Article image

A small number of riders braved the hot conditions to ride two full laps of the Walshford course in the 30mile TT. Five OCC riders took on the full 30miles.

Fastest on the day was Sam Ward, with a 1:03:46, and with it the Ian Walsh trophy. He was also fastest on handicap, winning the Chevin Rose Bowl.

Fastest woman was Helen Goldthorpe with a 1:19:43 and taking the Howcroft Trophy.

Ten points sealed the top of the season long handicap competition for Sam Ward, with 90 points, giving him a 7 point lead over second placed John Raftery. Tony Wild snuck on the final step of the podium, pipping Jon Hobbs by a single point.

On the day two riders rode a 15mile TT. Claire Jessop rode a 42:06 and Greg Jessop a 46:03.

Well done to all our winners.

I'm hoping all involved have found it an enjoyable season. With some uncertain road works impacting the courses, it's made it challenging at times, but we've also seen some impressive rides. Junior Matthew Peace posted an impressive course record for the Triangle course early on, in 26:45. The women's Triangle course record fell three times, firstly with former race team member Robyn Clay recording the first women's sub-30, and the Ruth Astle and Lucy Byram quickly bringing it further down, ending the season at 27:49.

It's also good to see so many riders out, with 32 OCC members and 13 guests across the season, from youth through to veteran, and including a good number of new faces.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank all who raced and who made the series happen. It is very much appreciated by the club. I'd particularly like to thank Tony Wild for regular on-the-day support, John Barnett and Martin Tallontire for regular timekeeping, John Churchman, Peter Yates, Wayne Downey and Sheldon Howcroft for frequently stepping up to marshal, often at late notice.

Thank you all, and here's to another good season next year

Liam Mealey
Series Organiser

Article image