Simon Barfoot got another maximum points score tonight, just beating Nigel Brown and Vince Hounsome. Simon only needs one more win to get the maximum possible points total. It was a fast night this evening, with the perfect wind direction for the Wyke course, shame it had to be cut a little short due to the finish line roadworks, there would have been a few pbs otherwise.
It was good to see some riders making their fist appearances for a while, Stuart Kerton set a quick time on his fixed wheel bike of 24.46, Charles Daka finished in 28.50 and Mark Moore did 33.45.
Jane Pritchard beat Jenny Lucas in the ladies’ section, while Neil Mackinnon beat Liam Teesdale in the juniors’, both setting fast times in the 25s.
Next week we will be on the Kilmington course, we need more marshals than normal so please get in touch with if you would like to miss the ‘pleasure’ of tt-ing up Kingsettle Hill
Paul Hopkins continued his winning run in the National mountain bike series at the weekend. Paul won the four lap Vets race on the six kilometre Kirroughtree course in Scotland, beating Ian Taylor by a large 2 minutes 47 margin. Andy Parsons also got a good result in the Vets race, finishing 11th, 9.43 behind Paul. Emma Bradley was 14th in the Elite women’s race.
Poole Wheelers held their Open 10 mile tt on the fast P415 course on the Poole bypass on Sunday. Conditions were overall very good, although the curved nature of the route meant that there were one or two sections which were into the wind. Vince Hounsome and James Chant were both left wishing they had gone one second faster, Vince did 22.00 (for 25th place) and would have liked to have got into the 21s while James equalled his 10 mile pb with 23.17 (47th). Don Tanner was 59th, setting a time of 24.24. Stephen Whitewick (Contre la Montre) was the winner, averaging over 30 mph for a 19.36.
James just missed out on a crit race win at the East Devon Circuit series on Monday. Held at the Mansell’s Go Kart track at Dunkeswell, the race sadly only had a small number of riders taking part. After a few laps James chased down a strong North Devon Wheelers junior rider who had opened up a lead, dragging another rider with him. The three of them pulled away to contest a close sprint, with James leading until the very last few metres but ultimately losing out.
CC Weymouth held their annual Lloyd Coward Memorial road race on Sunday, a 47 mile route using the P459 tt course near Wool. Josh Day was in the thick of the action throughout, either pushing the pace on when the race hit the long drag up to the Worgret turn, or chasing down other attacks. The bunch stayed pretty much together throughout the race until the start of the last lap when a break of five got clear. Bristol South CC’s Sam Larkham was the only one of the five who didn’t get swept up by the bunch and he crossed the line around ten seconds clear at the end. Pete Humphreys, Mike Smith and Josh Day all finished in the chasing pack. Josh picked up a few prime prizes along the way, while Chris Mullett sadly lost contact earlier on in the race and retired.
Photos from the Poole 10 and Lloyd Coward RR