Ten-mile TT becomes 7.5 miles due to roadworks!

Birdwell Wheelers first Open Time Trial of the season at Hatfield Woodhouse had to be re-routed and shortened from 10 to 7.5 miles because of two sets of roadworks, one of which was not made known until the day of the event.

The weather was glorious and fastest on the day and winner of the Taylor Trophy was Dan Barnett of Team Bottrill.

Wheelers’ Dan Taylor was 7th , Trevor Mayne 15th and Tom Booth 21st and first under 19.

The women’s event was won by Karen Ledger of Rutland CC and the club were delighted that Alison Martin, granddaughter of the club’s founder Jim Carr, was there in person to present Karen with the Jim Carr Trophy which Alison has donated to the club for the fastest women in the 10 mile Open.

The road bike event was won by Oliver Bridgewood of Spokes BPC Racing .

In Sunday’s Out of the Saddle road race at Braithwell, Wheeler Shaun Dolby missed the break but still managed  11th place in the bunch sprint.

On Good Friday Trevor Mayne rode in the 22 mile Buxton Mountain Time Trial over two laps of a hilly course at Longstone Edge. His time of 1h 5m 54s was good enough for 11th overall and 2nd overall in the road bike category.

The next day saw 16 year old Tom Booth ride in the 21 mile North Midlands Championship over a demanding course starting at Fox Valley. His time of 55m 48s placed him 15th overall and 2nd Junior.

On the same day Wheelers Paul Mason and Paul Heggie rode the Otley 10 mile Time Trial at Boroughridge on the old A1 in a full field of 111 starters.

Despite very strong winds Mason’s 22m 41s put him in 17th place and 6th in the 40-49 year old category, while Heggie’s 25m 58s placed him 70th and 4th in the 60-69 year old category.

On Easter Sunday Phil Adams and Dave Hudson completed a 70 mile loop to Misterton, just avoiding the afternoon’s rain.

More details on all the above can be found on the club website.

  • Picture shows Karen Ledger receiving the Jim Carr Trophy from Alison Martin. Photo R Booth Photography.

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