|10/9 2-Up and Tandem Time Trial
The final event of the club time trial season on Gorse Lane was the traditional 2-up and Tandem 10 mile event. Damp and cold weather replaced the warm dry conditions of recent weeks and with punctures claiming several victims, times were significantly slower.
However quickest pair was veterans Martin Hedley and Rick Yates in 24.35 from father and son combination Mick and Reece Egner in 24.51 with Mark Turner and Lorne Jones another 24 seconds behind and younger brother Adam Egner in fourth after teaming up with Darren Reed.The only tandem on the night was piloted by husband and wife Gill and Simon Cocker just failing to get under the 30 minute mark, the 2 dead turns proving not conducive to speed on a tandem.
|3/9 Club 10m mile TT league Round 16
The 16th and final round of the 10 mile time trial league took place with all the season long competitions still to be decided. Again almost perfect warm dry and still conditions encouraged 35 riders to ride and saw some fast times produced. Quickest on the night was schoolboy Karl Baillie setting a record time for this years new course taking 4 seconds off the time set by Peter Cocker earlier in the year. Patrick Cutmore also went under the 23 minute barrier for the first time in 22.49 and John Pilgrim third in 23.36.
Jenny McAndrew was quickest lady in 27.16. On Handicap schoolboy Robert McAndrew waited until the final race of the season to make a big 94 second improvement with Phil Smith in second and Carol Milne now going well under her 30 minute target. Martin Hedley just squeezed in front of Rick Yates by one second with Mick Egner in third.
With 3 different league competitions operating throughout the season and some excellent weather the number of rides and overall standard has definitely improved with the increased competition.
Top 3 final positions
Handicap league 1st Equal: Eleanor Crawford and John Pilgrim 146 pts 3rd Rick Yates 139 pts Veterans league 1st Martin Hedley 231 pts 2nd Rick Yates 220 pts 3rd Bill Harrison 209 pts
Scratch League 1st Patrick Cutmore 227 pts 2nd Martin Hedley 210 pts 3rd John Pilgrim 206 pts
Full Results» League Tables»Next week there is one final time trial starting at 6.30 a 2-up team time trial or tandem, please remember to fit back lights in case conditions are darker than recent weeks, all welcome
|27/8 Club 10m TT Round 15
Conditions were reasonable for the 15th round of the club 10 mile time trial league and 5 riders still managed an improvement even this late in the season with Patrick Cutmore leading the way winning on scratch and handicap, obviously feeling the benefits of a new time trial specific bike in preparation for the upcoming world age group triathlon championships in London. Patrick just missed out on breaking the 23 minute barrier with 23.01 with schoolboy Reece Egner not far behind in 23.16. Louise George was fastest lady in 27.32 and 16th overall. Martin Lister making another rare midweek appearance was second on handicap with Will Cherry third.
Martin Milne was the leading veteran with a plus of 2.27 ahead of Martin Hedley plus 2.14 and Bill Harrison 2.07. With one round left all three season long leagues are still undecided, as with the best of 12 only to count it is still possible with a good ride for the lead to change.
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|20/8 Club 10m TT Round 14
The 14th Round of the Witham Wheelers 10 mile time trial league saw the best conditions of the year so far, warm and dry with no wind and encouraged 19 of the 35 riders to record personal best times on the course.
Quickest on the night was John Pilgrim returning to form to go over the 25mph barrier for the first time in 23.41, behind him incredibly only 6 seconds separated the next 7 riders with Martin Milne equal in second with Rick Yates on 24.16. Competition amongst the ladies is also increasing with Lara Thornhill the quickest on 26.48 from Louise George with Jennifer McAndrew third.
On handicap it was newcomers Darren Reed and Matthew Taylor making the big improvements but not far behind it was great to see Andrea Egner also taking almost a minute off her previous best. Martin Milne took the age related prize with a plus of 2.27 from Rick Yates on 2.15 and Martin Hedley 2.14.
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|13/8 Club 10m TT Round 13
Another good evening for the 13th round of the club 10 mile time trial league with only a westerly breeze slowing riders compared to the previous week. Although there was a good turn out of 30 riders most of the regular winners were absent and it was the turn of Rick Yates to take his first win since returning to the club after a 20 year break in a personal best 24.24.
Only 3 seconds separated the top riders with Reece Egner and Martin Hedley equal in 2nd on 24.27. Louise George was fastest lady in 28.15.
On Handicap only 4 riders recorded an improvement with Simon Cocker leading the way with a near one minute improvement after swopping his usual standard road bike with a time trial specific bike. Martin Lister making a rare mid-week appearance was second with a 43 second improvement and newcomer Matt Taylor taking another half a minute off in his third event. Rick Yates was also fastest veteran with a plus of 2.07 by just 3 seconds from Martin Hedley with Mick Egner up into third on a plus of 1.26.
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|6/8 Club 10m TT Round 12
One of the best evenings of the year for the 12th round of the Witham Wheelers 10 mile time trial league saw 15 riders record personal best time in warm, dry and still conditions.
The quickest 3 riders on actual were all under 20, with regular winner Peter Cocker first in 23.35, Paddy Cutmore 22 seconds behind and third rapidly improving 16 year old Alistair Golby just breaking the 25mph barrier with an excellent 23.59. Jennifer McAndrew was quickest girl in 26.57 with Carol Milne breaking the 20 mph again in 29.39.
Handicap winner was newcomer Matthew Taylor improving by a massive 8:40 minutes after swopping a mountain bike for a racing bike with Alistair Golby knocking 1.20 from his previous time and Dale Courtman third with a 40 second improvement.
In the over 40s Martin Milne came out on top with a 2.25 plus ahead of Rick Yates with a plus 2.04 and Martin Hedley plus 1.55.
In the overall competitions with 12 of the 15 rounds completed (12 best to count) postions are as follows:
Scratch 1st Patrick Cutmore 188 pts, 2nd Martin Hedley 171, 3rd John Pilgrim 166
Handicap 1st Eleanor Crawford 118 pts, 2nd John Pilgrim 110, 3rd Will Cherry 105
Veterans 1st Martin Hedley 191 pts, 2nd Rick Yates 166, 3rd John Farmer 162
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|30/7 Club 10m TT Round 11
Despite torrential rain earlier in the evening there was still a good turnout of 29 riders for the 11th round of the 10 mile handicap league. By the time the race started conditions were actually quite good with only a nagging easterly breeze slowing riders.
Fastest rider by well over a minute was Karl Baillie with Rick Yates continuing to improve in second place after John Pilgrim dropped back to third place on the evening just getting the better of 5 riders only separated by 8 seconds.
Adam Egner took first on handicap with a 22 second improvement followed by James Westwood and Rick Yates with Rick also taking first in the veterans competition for the first time. Full Results»
|23/7 Club 17 mile TT
With thunderstorms circling the area there was still a good turn out of 25 riders for the 17 mile circuit TT starting on Gorse Lane before taking in 2 laps of a circuit from Croxton Kerrial to Saltby and back to Wyville.
Karl Baillie was the clear winner by over 2 minutes but the next 7 riders were separated by less than a minute as the general standard continues to improve. Second was John Pilgrim in 40.36 with Martin Hedley third in 40.54. Fastest Lady was Suzanne Holdsworth in 52.00. Results»
|16/7 Club 10m TT Round 10
The 10th round of the WW 10 mile time trial league took place in hot dry conditions encouraging 12 of the 48 riders to record personal best times. Leading the way on time was Schoolboy Karl Baillie wth a rapid 22.43 almost a minute in front of Triathlete Patrick Cutmore 23.31 with Gary Symons breaking the 25mph barrier for the first time in 3rd 23.50. Fastest Lady was another triathlete Lara Thornhill continuing her steady improvement this season with 26.29.
On handicap it was the turn of returning cyclists to lead the way with Martin Ludlam a top road rider from the 1990s improving by nearly a minute, showing the benefits of a new bike, exactly matched by Ian Galpin with relatively new member Mark Wilson not far behind in third.
The Veterans competition is starting to warm up nicely with the top 3 separated by only a few seconds now. Leading the way Martin Milne on +2.20, from Bill Harrison + 2.16 and Martin Hedley +2.13.
After the event the annual club BBQ was enjoyed by almost 100 members, family and friends raising funds for the clubs charity – Kidney Research UK – with excellent food prepared by Dave Beckett and Christine Edwards.
Also with a dozen young riders participating in the weekly Go-Ride skills session and the Youth grass track riders preparing for the Heckington Show inter-club races it was a busy night.
The current top 3 in the overall competitions are shown below but all is still to play for as only the top 12 best scores in the season-long competition will count.
Scratch Patrick Cutmore 169, Martin Hedley 158, John Pilgrim 132
Handicap Eleanor Crawford 107, John Pilgrim 104, Will Cherry 93
Veterans Martin Hedley 173, Bill Harrison 138, John Farmer 134
Full results this week» League Tables»
|9/7 Club 25m Championships
Warm dry conditions for the club 25 mile time trial championship held over 2 laps of the rolling Skillington road race course. Always a challenging ride but this year saw a great turn out of 30 riders. Quickest rider on the night was second claim rider Peter Cocker with a rapid sub hour 59 minute ride. First club rider was Patrick Cutmore just 30 seconds in front of John Pilgrim with first schoolboy Reece Egner another 30 seconds back. 1st Lady was Lara Thorhill from 1st Schoolgirl Jennifer McAndrew.
|2/7 Club 10m TT Round 9
Another good night for the 9th round of the Witham Wheelers 10 mile time trial league with 10 riders recording personal best times. Fastest on the night by well over a minute was schoolboy Karl Baillie with a rapid 22.46 from Patrick Cutmore with Martin Hedley third. Lara Thornhill was fastest lady in 20th overall on 26.44
In the scratch competition current points standings are Patrick Cutmore 150, Martin Hedley 143, John Pilgrim 115.
In the handicap competition it was a night for the young riders with Robert McAndrew improving by over a minute with Will Cherry not far behind and Eleanor Crawford also taking nearly a minute off. This was good enough to give Eleanor the overall lead in the handicap competition with the top 3 Eleanor Crawford 106, John Pilgrim 95, Glyn Trundle 83
In the veterans competition Bill Harrison achieved a big 2.28 under his standard time with Martin Milne and Martin Hedley not far behind in second and third. Current top 3 league positions Martin Hedley 155 Bill Harrison 119 John Farmer 119. Full results» League Tables»
However all competitions are still up for grabs as only the top 12 results count and there are still plenty of weeks left to get those points totals up.
|25/6 Club 10 TT Round 8
The best night of the year so far with warm calm conditions for the 8th round of the Witham Wheelers 10 mile Time Trial league encouraging almost half the 41 rider field to record personal best times. Fastest rider on the night for the first time was schoolboy Reece Egner, suddenly making big improvements now he is on a specialist time trial bike with a rapid 23.11 half a minute in front of guest Dave Reeves with John Pilgrim continuing to improve in third on 24.08 and now looking to break through the 25mph barrier.
Louise George just got the better of the ladies 2 seconds in front of schoolgirl Jennifer McAndrew. On handicap despite Reeces minute and a half improvement, he was beaten by 2 seconds Glynn Trundle, another big improver while mum Andrea also improved by over a minute for third place.
In the veterans compettion Bill Harrison was first with a 2.00 min improvement on his standard time while Rick Yates continues to improve in his comeback season not far behind with 1.51 min.
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|18/6 Club 10m TT Round 7
The 7th round of the club 10 mile had a good turn out of 36 riders with warm dry conditions encouraging 14 riders to record personal best times.
Quickest on actual time was guest Dave Reeves in 23.30 the only rider over 25 mph but 8 riders went under 25 minutes with fast improving John Pilgrim just getting the better of Martin Hedley by 4 seconds for second place.
Lara Thornhill was fastest lady in 26.44 by almost half a minute from Kim Paxton. On handicap John Pilgrim by over a minute with Peter Barnes back for the summer from university looking stronger in second and returning racer Rick Yates in third. In the veterans competition Bill Harrison recorded a 2.20 on his age related standard time with Martin Hedley second on 2.09.
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|11/6 Club 10 Mile Championships
A good turn out of 42 riders for the Witham Wheelers 10 mile time trial championships, and with some of the younger not riding for a variety of reasons veteran Martin Hedley took advantage to take a narrow victory by 9 seconds from a steadily improving John Pilgrm with Mark Kokocinski a further 10 seconds behind.
The Ladies winner was Lara Thornhill improving to 26.44 to beat Kim Paxton into second place and third Jennifer McAndrew who was also the leading Junior girl. Junior boy winner was Alistair Golby in an excellent 25.47 for a rare time trial appearance with Adam Egner 1st Juvenile boy in 27.36 while Eleanor Crawford was the first Juvenile girl.
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|4/6 Jack O’Connor Inter Club 25m TT
Witham Wheelers promoted the annual interclub 25 mile time trial race against Newark CC, VC Lincoln and Sleaford Whs and despite regular fastman Jim Coleman not being available as he is taking a break from racing this year, the club youngsters stepped up to the mark and not only won the trophy for the club but took the first 3 places overall.
In warm dry conditions with only a light northerly breeze slowing riders, times were generally fast on the Sleaford-Osbournby- Donnington course. Leading the way was 18 year old Peter Cocker, eligible to ride for the Wobblies as his road racing team Forme Bikes is not affiliated to the CTT, with a 3 minute improvement on his previous best, recording a rapid 56.54. Only a minute behind 19 year old Triathlon specialist Patrick Cutmore improved by 2 minutes for 57.52 with 16 year old Karl Baillie also beating his previous best with 58.05. 4th counter for the team was veteran Martin Hedley in 1.02.50, slightly down on his previous best but probably still feeling the effects of a 50 mile TT on the previous Sunday. Other club riders winning prizes on the night were Jennifer McAndrew (1st Lady), Paul Conneely (1st handicap), Reece Egner (1st Juvenile) plus various age group winners, and with many other riders recording personal bests on the evening it was a very sucessful evening for the Wobbblies.
|28/5 Club 10m TT Round 6
For the sixth round of the Witham Wheelers 10 mile Time Trial league numbers of riders were down to 17 as steady rain continued during the evening. Fastest rider in the evening was Patrick Cutmore in 23.34 over a minute clear of Neil Sentence in 24.51.
The only rider to improve on the night was Steve Cropper by just one second, four seconds in front of Rick Yates and Simon Cocker. In the veterans competition Martin Hedley took his 4th win in a row 1.21 ahead of his standard time. Full results» League Tables»
Next week Tuesday 4th June there is a break from Time Trials on Gorse Lane as club members take part in the Jack O’Connor interclub 25 mile time trial at Sleaford.
|21/5 Circuit Time Trial
A good turn out of 38 riders for the latest Witham Wheelers hilly circuit time trial of approximately 12 miles around the club road race circuit from Hungerton to Skillington.
Fastest rider on the night was schoolboy Karl Baillie almost a minute quicker than Chris Carter making a rare appearance in a mid week time trial. Patrick Cutmore was third another half minute further behind.
Kim Paxton was leading lady in 35.00 from schoolgirl Jennifer McAndrew in 35.41.
June 4th there is a break in club Time Trials as we head over to Sleaford for the Jack O’Connor interclub 25 mile Time Trial. Club events resume on Gorse lane on the 11th June when its the club 10 mile time trial championship, sign on at the cricket club, guests welcome.
|14/5 Club 10m TT Round 5
The fifth round of the club 10 mile time trial league took place in cold and wet conditions which saw the number of entries fall to a hardy 15 riders, with most riders being 1 to 2 minutes slower than earlier this season.
Fastest was Peter Cocker in 23.43 over a minute clear of Patrick Cutmore with Martin Hedley only a further second behind in third. Youngest rider Eleanor Crawford was first on handicap with Martin Hedley in second. In the veterans competition Martin was a clear winner beating his age standard time by 1.24.
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|7/5 Club 10m TT Round 4
The fourth round of the club Time Trial series saw 13 personal improvements with James Westwood leading the way taking almost a minute off his previous best in his first season of racing. Not far behind Carol Milne almost achieved her target of going sub 30 minutes, only another 4 seconds to go.
Quickest on actual time was Peter Cocker in 23.08 with Patrick Cutmore 2nd in 23.32 and third Martin Hedley who also took first in the Veterans competition with a -2.04 followed by John Pygott with -1.28.
|30/4 Club 10m TT
The third round of the Club 10 mile Time Trial league saw another good turnout of 49 riders but cold breezy conditions kept improvements to a minimum.
Quickest was schoolboy Karl Baillie in 21.35 some 20 seconds in front of Peter Cocker with Patrick Cutmore a further half a minute behind. On handicap new member Allister Holmes improved by 45 seconds a minute in his second week with young Eleanor Crawford not far behind taking half a minute from her previous best.
In the new competition for Veterans Martin Hedley took maximum points with a + 1.22 based on his age related target time with John Farmer just 12 seconds behind.
Full Results List»
Next Tuesday 7th May there is another 10 mile Time Trial sign on at the Cricket Club on Gorse Lane, first rider of at 6.30. Also, on Tuesday at the Cricket Club there is Go-Ride cycle skills training for children aged 6 and above, suitable for any bike and on Wednesday 8th May 6.15 pm at Barkston Heath further coaching for cyclists of all abilities.
|23/4 Club 10m TT
The new 10 mile time trial course proved popular as a record 53 riders turned out for the latest round of the 10 mile handicap time trial league in relatively warm and calm conditions.
Young Triathlete Patrick Cutmore won his first club event with a rapid 23.32, over a minute clear of Martin Hedley in second and schoolboy Reece Egner a further half a minute behind in third.
Another record was set with 15 ladies taking part; Louise Allen was quickest in 27.07 and schoolgirl Jennifer McAndrew was not far behind in 27.30.
Full results list»
Next week it’s another 10 mile time trial – sign on at the Cricket Club on Gorse Lane by 7.00pm and for the younger riders a Go-Ride skills session at the cricket club starts 6.45. All welcome.
|16/4 Club 10m TT
Witham Wheelers held its first individual 10 mile time trial on a new course adjacent to Gorse Lane. Despite the windy conditions this was generally well received, and will continue to be used until the road surface on Gorse Lane is repaired and safe to use. There was a good turn out of 38 riders with fastest on the night Junior Peter Cocker in a rapid 22.34 with Patrick Cutmore 2nd 1.20 behind, Martin Hedley third and Lara Thornhill first lady in 27.21.
Next week its another 10 mile time trial, sign on by 6.30 at the cricket club on Gorse lane. The Go-Ride sessions for Under 12s also continue starting at 6.45 adjacent to the crciket field.
|10 Mile Club Handicap League
We have looked at updating the 10 mile time trial league and the suggestion is to run 3 competitions as follows. With some extra computing input from Nigel Eastaugh we hope to be able to publish the results on a weekly basis.
1) Usual Handicap table
· 16 events – 12 to count
· Handicap based on fastest from previous year, otherwise you are back to setting a new time.
· Only eligible for points if your club membership is paid on the day of riding.
· Points awarded to the top 20 each week
· Only times recorded in the handicap series to count for handicapping purposes.
2) Over 40s competition
· Using the times taken from Veteran Time Trial Association standards, which are based on age and gender.
· Positions each week based on how much you beat your standard time by.
· Points awarded to top 10 each week.
3) Scratch competition
· Points awarded each week to the fastest 20 riders
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|9/4 Club 2-Up Time Trial
After the cancellation of the first weeks event due to snow, the club Time Trial system kicked off with a 2-up 10 mile Time Trial. Despite the cold easterly wind there was still a good turnout with the young pairing of Patrick Cutmore and Harry Browning winning by 47 seconds from veterans Bill Harrison and John Farmer. Solo rider Martin Hedley was third quickest a further minute back.
|2/4 Club 10m TT
Due to the lingering snow on the Gorse Lane course the first club time trial had to be cancelled in the interest of safety. The next event scheduled is the 2-up on Tuesday 9th April. Riders pair up and ride as a team over the 10 mile course.
Please sign on by 6.30 and ensure a working back light is fitted. Guests welcome to come along and have a go.