A fast day on the hill – WVCC ‘Cat & Fiddle’ Hill Climb – Sunday 20th September 2015

Thanks must go out to all who helped in organising and running this year, and to all riders who enjoyed a clear and fast day this time round!

Only 11 riders came off the start line before rider 12, Peter Tadros set the bar very high with a 20:00.2 ride (which gave him the Vets prize, unchallenged for the day).

After this, times were fast, and 39 of the total of 94 starters finished under 23 minutes.

Becky Lewis was out early and set a blistering time of 22:17.4, which was unchallenged until Dame Sarah Storey hot the road, on only her 2nd ride up the Cat & Fiddle, to record a stunning 21:50.8 and clinch not only top lady for the day, but also smashed Joanne Blakeley’s 2013 event record.

Paul Robinson was very pleased by knocking a few seconds of his time from last year, and once again setting a new event record with 20:58.2 and clinching V50+ 1st. Peter Greenwood also shows no signs of slowing in the V60+ category by flying up in 22:11.3

With the teams, Buxton CC and Lyme RC swapped places this year, with Buxton 1st and Lyme 2nd.

Nicolas Latimer came close to the magic 20. By hitting a 20:37.2, only .2 seconds slower than David Crawley a few riders later, and 6.1 seconds slower than earlier starter Jason Ragan.

Come rider 102, Daniel Minor, still a Junior, the times were still hovering in the mid 20s as he recorded a 20:39.7 for Junior top prize.

Finally, a hush descended at the HQ as the last few results came in, were typed into the spreadsheet, and all watched the screen.. Lee Baldwin – 19:52.0, Mathew Cartlidge – 19:49.9, Andrew Magnier – 19:51.0.. but would last year’s winner do it again?

The answer soon came – Adam Kenway – 18:37.2!! A clear and worthy winner!!

A great and fast day today, and I trust that all riders enjoyed it. I hope to see you again next year.

Event Records:
Senior:        2013       Tejvan Pettinger                      18:16.8
Ladies:       2015       Dame Sarah Storey                21:50.8       *** New Record 
Vets:           2008       Chris Myhill                             19:50.0
Vets 50+     2015       Paul Robinson                       20:58.2       *** New Record 
Vets 60+:    2013       Peter Greenwood                    20:26.8
Juniors:       2004       Adam Kenway                         19:50.4
Team:          2013       Buxton CC                              59:39.2      

Dame Sarah Storey flies home to clinch the ladies event record.

Dame Sarah Storey flies home to clinch the ladies event record.

Tony, Woody, and Maisie the timekeeping dog, alert the bark out the next number and record the rider's times over the line.

Tony, Woody, and Maisie the timekeeping dog, alert the bark out the next number and record the rider’s times over the line.

Overall results table:

1Adam KenwaySportGrub Kuota Cycling Team28S18:37.2
2Matthew CartlidgeKuota-GSG-Spinergy26S19:49.9
3Andrew MagnierGiordana - Mitsibushi RT27S19:51.0
4Lee BaldwinChampion System/VCUK33S19:52.0
5Peter TadrosIn Gear Quickvit Trainsharp45V20:00.2
6Jacob RaganThe Nab Racing Team20S20:31.1
7David CrawleyFibrax-Wrexham RC39S20:37.0
8Nicholas LatimerRutland CC33S20:37.2
9Daniel MinorLyme Racing Club17J20:39.7
10Sam ClarkBuxton CC35S20:41.4
11Ben NorburyCongleton CC31S20:48.5
12Paul RobinsonLyme Racing Club52V50+20:58.2
13Bhima BowdenBuxton CC27S21:02.7
14Steve StrangeMatlock CC37S21:09.8
15Courtney Blockley-CamptonLeicester Forest CC25S21:14.6
16Richard GildeaDidcot Phoenix CC29S21:30.4
17Kevin WhiteMatlock CC46V21:34.1
18Tom BrazierTeam Elite/Paul Bethall Electrical31S21:35.1
19Steve DaintithCoverYourCar.co.uk RT42V21:39.5
20Neil SkellernTeam Swift51V50+21:41.5
21Jon WaddiloveCrewe Clarion Whs47V21:44.2
22Joseph DobsonManchester Bicycle Club24S21:48.0
23Dame Sarah StoreyPearl Izumi Sports Tours International BOBC37L21:50.8
24Andy AshurstManchester Wheelers Club50V50+21:57.6
25Chris EdmondsonFibrax-Wrexham RC39S22:04.0
26Arne BeswickBuxton CC23S22:08.0
27Leon WrightTeam P B Performance33S22:09.4
28Peter GreenwoodTeam Swift63V60+22:11.3
29Mark NultyGlossop Kinder Velo30S22:14.8
30Andrew HicklinFusion CC (Dronfield)49V22:15.6
31David MurphyLiverpool Mercury Dolan CC18S22:17.0
32Becky LewisFibrax-Wrexham RC35L22:17.4
33Theo JefferiesWestmead Team 8817J22:24.7
34David JohnsonGlossop Kinder Velo42V22:28.1
35Ewan CairdParamount CRT29S22:30.6
36Andy MooreLincoln Whs CC40V22:33.2
37Matthew CosgroveSport City17J22:50.7
38Phil BrookeWills Wheels CC41V22:53.0
39Tony CopeLeek Cyclists Club42V22:58.0
40James RussellMacclesfield Wheelers53V50+23:13.2
41Kris BowditchLyme Racing Club40V23:18.1
42Louis PerryLyme Racing Club15J23:20.8
43Chris WilcoxLyme Racing Club52V50+23:30.8
44Mark ReadManchester Wheelers Club37S23:33.0
45Joseph BrennanKidsgrove Wheelers25S23:36.7
46Laurence JacksonWestmead Team 8832S23:38.5
47Richard CoghillLeek Cyclists Club52V50+23:40.5
48Will PeggStone Wheelers CC41V23:40.9
49David NeillLeek Cyclists Club59V50+23:43.0
50Dave FearonWeaver Valley CC51V50+23:44.8
51Karl ClayLeek Cyclists Club52V50+23:48.7
52Mark StevensFrodsham Wheelers49V23:50.9
53Darren PerryLyme Racing Club44V23:56.7
54Chris ReynoldsLiverpool Century RC32S24:20.9
55Alex CoatesLyme Racing Club14J24:28.1
56Paul TargettPendle Forest CC50V50+24:29.8
57Phil GayesLeek Cyclists Club45V24:39.0
58Helen EborallBorn to Bike - Bridgtown Cycles39L24:41.3
59Dan RobinsonManchester Wheelers Club30S24:51.0
60Neil OliverLyme Racing Club40V25:03.9
61James BrayfordLyme Racing Club17J25:06.9
62Craig GilchristLeek Cyclists Club35S25:07.2
63Oliver GildeaManchester Wheelers Club21S25:12.5
64Jon WhiteKidsgrove Wheelers32S25:12.6
65Rob SuttonLiverpool Century RC36S25:18.0
66Nicola SodenStocksbridge CC28L25:28.4
67Simon DeggStone Wheelers CC48V25:33.1
68Charlotte ThompsonVC St Raphael26L25:34.3
69Richard CoatesLeek Cyclists Club50V50+25:41.6
70Andrew GraceCrewe Clarion Wheelers59V50+25:46.0
71Robert RhodesPro Vision Clothing RC36S25:55.3
72Jayne DickensVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property et al)46L25:56.1
73Theo TadrosIn Gear Quickvit Trainsharp13J26:01.4
74Daniel John-Angus RalphLeek Cyclists Club45V26:03.9
75Mark AllenCongleton CC17J26:08.4
76Aidan MorleyLyme Racing Club15J26:11.5
77Nikola MatthewsPearl Izumi Sports Tours International BOBC33L26:17.4
78Ian HaddockWarrington Road Club37S26:27.2
79Paul HaywoodLeek Cyclists Club56V50+26:51.7
80Stephen GlenwrightVTTA (Merseyside)52V50+26:59.5
81David PrinceCrewe Clarion Whs68V60+27:20.8
82Penny ThornWeaver Valley CC41L27:39.9
83Neil DrummondWeaver Valley CC54V50+28:03.7
84Connor FearonWeaver Valley CC18S28:07.7
85Kelvin MilwardCongleton CC52V50+28:08.6
86Malcolm FlanneryWarrington Road Club42V29:21.0
87Sarah SodenLeicester Forest CC51L29:54.9
88Holly CarterManchester Wheelers Club30L31:07.0
89Graham HillSouth Pennine RC58V50+31:13.7
90Jonathan PooleAshley Touring CC52V50+31:27.8
91Paul JenningsLyme Racing Club68V60+32:08.5
92David CartlidgeLyme Racing Club74V60+32:08.7
93David SteeleLyme Racing Club75V60+32:32.2
94Edgar ReynoldsCongleton CC67V60+32:50.5
William NeillLeek Cyclists Club23SDNS
Devon RoundMid Shropshire Wheelers15JDNS
Nick DickensStone Wheelers CC46VDNS
Vanessa WhitfieldTeam 2237LDNS
James BellMid Shropshire Wheelers17JDNS Apol.
Charles RoweStowmarket & Dist. CC/Autostrasse/Orbea65V60+DNS Apol.
Sam WainwrightAshfield RC26SDNS Apol.
Joseph MolyneauxLeek Cyclists Club22SDNS Apol.
Chris LoxleyNorth Cheshire Clarion45VDNS Apol.
Michael HumphreysChampion System/VCUK27SDNS Apol.
Hamish McDougallLeicester Forest CC22SDNS Apol.
Sandra MackayVeloschils Interbike RT46LDNS Apol.
Melanie ArmstrongChapeau! The Peoples Bike Club33LDNS Apol.
Dan OgdenShutt Velo Rapide41VDNS Apol.
Claire MuntonMalteni Race Team38LDNS Apol.
Oliver HumphreysShutt Velo Rapide38SDNS Apol.
Joanne BlakeleyTeam 2228LDNS Apol.

Vets (40-49)

1Peter TadrosIn Gear Quickvit Trainsharp20:00.2
2Kevin WhiteMatlock CC21:34.1
3Steve DaintithCoverYourCar.co.uk RT21:39.5

Vets (50-59)

1Paul RobinsonLyme Racing Club20:58.2
2Neil SkellernTeam Swift21:41.5

Vets (60+)

1Peter GreenwoodTeam Swift22:11.3
2David PrinceCrewe Clarion Whs27:20.8


1Dame Sarah StoreyPearl Izumi Sports Tours International BOBC21:50.8
2Becky LewisFibrax-Wrexham RC22:17.4


1Daniel MinorLyme Racing Club20:39.7
2Theo JefferiesWestmead Team 8822:24.7


1Sam ClarkBuxton CC01:03:52.1
Bhima Bowden
Arne Beswick
2Daniel MinorLyme Racing Club01:04:56.0
Paul Robinson
Kris Bowditch

A PDF full result sheet can also be found below:

WVCC Hill Climb 2015 Result Sheet

Final Fling 2015 – Results

A damp and dark night met the 11 brave souls who turned up for the last club 10 of this year.

Times in the main were generally slower, and conditions were not ideal as showers of rain blew across the course, hampering efforts to post the fastest of times.

Lee, with appropriate grimace, buckled down and smashed it – again, and Matt Sayle and Dan Robson made valiant efforts for 2nd and 3rd tonight.

Thanks must go to Graham and Ann and Syd, and all the other helpers who have made this a successful year in terms of the club 10s.

1Lee Suthard00:21:31
2Matt Sayle00:26:53
3Dan Robson00:27:09
4Mark Wilkes00:28:10
5James Lovelady00:28:15
6Emily Martin00:28:25
7Nigel Woods00:28:40
8Steve Martin00:29:26
9Geoff Lovelady00:30:26
10Nick Buterworth00:31:37
11Rob Anson00:31:58
Not looking quite as happy as last week, Matt Sayle has a last big push.

Not looking quite as happy as last week, Matt Sayle has a last big push.


Lee does what Lee does. Grimaces and then hammers along at 30 mph+

Guardian Cup 2015 – The Final Results!!

Well, after the waiting, the results were announced in the Crown Inn this evening, and are now available world media distribution!

The winner, Matt Sayle, took a four point lead in the final round last week – 122 points as his total, to snatch the Guardian Cup from second place – Jimmy Williams with 118.  In 3rd place, Nigel Woods with 116 points, 4th, Andy George with 111 points and 5th, Steve Marlow with 105 points. Apologies must go to Geoff Lovelady, who has had a great season, but who’s points tally was initially mis-calculated. He did however place joint 6th with Neil Drummond on 102 points.

A fantastic competition this year, and well done again to Matt Sayle, employee of the Northwich Guardian, who takes the Guardian Cup for 2015!!

Matt Sayle, crosses the line to clinch the Guardian Cup 2015.

Matt Sayle, crosses the line to clinch the Guardian Cup 2015.

PlaceTotal Points Best 5NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 13th MayRace 2 20th MayRace 3 27th MayRace 4 3rd JuneRace 5 24th JuneRace 6 1st JulyRace 7 15th JulyRace 8 22nd JulyRace 9 5th AugustRace 10 12th August
1122Matt Sayle525:232522x20172018252525
2118Jim Williams524:4818252522211125142020
3116Nigel Woods526:5224x23x24x23x2222
4111Andy George528:00521x23xx20202324
5105Steve Marlow527:1923xx19222312x1817
6102Geoff Lovelady528:49xxx0231919221619
6102Neil Drummond524:59192024xx231216x11
895Stu Ward524:402315xxx2414xx19
993Lee Suthard521:02xxx10x182123210
1087Craig Lee524:181317x16161622xxx
1185Colin Carthy525:16141521x20151411x13
1282Ady Japp526:1117xx18181316xxx
1375Mark Dixon525:471113x713x1518x16
1375Dave Fearon523:242019x9x14xxx13
1562Stephen Lucas427:4110xx211912xxxx
1660Dan Robson526:270xx81421x17xx
1759Steve Malkin426:311214x1716xxxxx
1857Dennis Hornby328:462124x12xxxxxx
1953Colin Walsh326:05xxx14xxxx2415
2049Paul West330:5516xx15xx18xxx
2147Jamie Wilson226:19xx2225xxxxxx
2242Graham Gregory328:10x0xx2517xxxx
2339Geoff Mullett323:33x16x1112xxxxx
2339Jim Duffy223:14x18xxxxx21xx
2538Caroline Fearon328:2715xx13xxxxx10
2635Andy Beswick228:59xxx25xx10xxx
2725Patrick Lucas130:54xxxxx25xxxx
2824John Hassall126:35xxxxxx0241923
2824Emily Martin129:08xxxxxx24xx21
2824Iain Young124:15x24xxxxxxxx
3120Simon Howells229:29812xxxxxxxx
3219Karen Boyle131:59xxxxxx019xx
3317Chris Gilbertson124:36xxxxxxxx17x
3415Anthony Thomas127:21xxxxx0x15xx
3514Penny Thorn127:34xxxxxxxxx14
3613Dave Read127:19xxxxx0x13xx
3712Andy Boyle129:14xxxxxx012xx
389Andy Wood124:139xxxxxxxxx
397Nikki Cullis-Wilding129:137xxxxxxxxx
406Alan Silver128:196xxxxxxxxx
410Kevin Campbell127:00xxx0xxxxxx
410Alex Chaffey Green128:43xxxx0xxxxx
410Anthony Booth126:07xxxxxxxxx0

Club 10s – Guardian Cup Round 10 – 12th August 2015 – The Final Round!!

What an exciting evening. At the finish line, the tension was palpable, as the clear and nigh on perfect evening for time-trialling got underway!

The riders soon approached, and as they came past, it was clear that the top boys were gunning for the top prize of the Guardian Cup 2015! No less than 7 PBs were taken during the evening, but who by?

Well, the evening’s results are in the table below, but who has won the Guardian Cup? I think we can guess, but I’m afraid that tradition prevents me from letting the cat out of the bag until we hit the pub after the Final Fling next Wednesday!!

So, if you want to know first just how close this competition got, you’ll have to come along next week – why not have a ride – the last club 10 of the season? After which, we’ll chase up to the Crown Inn in Lower Peover, have a quick shandy, and the results will be revealed!

Also next week, this is a free time trial for club members. Yes, you don’t even have to pay £2.50 for 1/2 an hour of pain and torture!! :-)

See you all next week, and in the meantime, pour over the table below and see if you have correctly worked out the final standings…. :-)

1Dave Fearon24:16
2Stu Ward24:40
3Jim Williams24:48
4Matt Sayle25:23
5Neil Drummond25:56
6Mark Dixon25:57
7Anthony Booth26:07
8Colin Carthy26:08
9Colin Walsh26:21
10John Hassall26:35
11Nigel Woods26:52
12Steve Marlow27:28
13Andy George28:00
14Penny Thorn28:15
15Geoff Lovelady28:49
16Emily Martin29:08
17Caroline Fearon29:57
18John Lightfoot*34:21
19Michael Newman*34:32
Lee Suthard**21:07

* Non club members do not qualify for Guardian Cup

** Late start due to mechanical issue. Time recorded but not entered for Guardian Cup points.

WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial – Saturday 8th August 2015

The first WVCC open 25 for some years took place today on the J4/8 course. A healthy field of 64 riders started, and made their way against some tough conditions, especially along Kings Street into a cross headwind.

Nonetheless, Darren Maironis of Coveryourcar.co.uk RT, brought home 1st place overall with an impressive 53:41, ahead of team mate Steve Daintith with 54:16 and the evergreen Neil Skellern – sporting an entirely novel skinsuit held together with gaffa tape after his zip broke before he started(!) bringing home a very respectable 54:57. Our own Alistair Stanway wasn’t happy with his time, despite going under the hour with an excellent round 59:00.

Well done to all riders and a big thanks to all the marshals, helpers, timekeepers and to Chris Gilbertson for his excellent organisation of the event. Full results are below, as well as the wining times for each category. Prizes (under the one rider one prize rule) will be posted in due course.

Overall results

1Darren MaironisCoveryourcar.co.uk RT40-490:53:41
2Steve DaintithCoveryourcar.co.uk RT40-490:54:16
3Neil SkellernTeam Swift50-590:54:57
4Andrew NultyHolmfirth Cycle ClubSenior0:55:08
5Mostyn BullockBuxton CC40-490:55:37
6Barry CharltonLyme RC40-490:55:39
7Adam RobinsonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM PropertySenior0:55:40
8Robert PollenAshley Touring Club Withington CyclesSenior0:55:42
9Jake WrightSportcity VeloJunior0:55:45
10Lee MorganExeter Wheelers40-490:55:59
11Daniel Peter ThutChorlton VeloSenior0:56:14
12Mark James NultyGlossop Kinder VeloSenior0:56:15
13Martyn BowersStone Wheelers40-490:57:44
14Mark DonnellyBirkenhead North End CCSenior0:58:19
15David JacksonHarry Middleton CCSenior0:58:22
16Daryl MaySheffrec CC40-490:58:23
17Nathan TurnbullLeigh Premier RCSenior0:58:29
18Steve AstonFibrax Wrexham Road ClubSenior0:58:39
19Alastair StanwayWeaver Valley CC40-490:59:00
20Mark BreartonThe Endurance Store40-490:59:14
21Phil PearceCoveryourcar.co.uk RT40-490:59:37
22Joseph BrennanKidsgrove WheelersSenior0:59:58
23Robbie HarcourtStretford Wheelers50-591:00:06
24Paul McAllisterSeamons CC40-491:00:17
25David WrightWarrington Road Club, Rondelli, Horton Light Engineering50-591:00:37
26Stephen TurnerWestmead Team 8850-591:00:40
27Mike CotgraveWestmead Team 8860+1:00:57
28Kevin CordenStone WheelersSenior1:01:02
29David WeaversManchester Wheelers ClubSenior1:01:22
30Derek SchofieldRossendale RC60+1:01:58
31Simon HigginsLiverpool Century50-591:02:07
32Claire MuntonMalteni RTSenior1:02:35
33James RobinsonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM PropertyJunior1:02:44
34Kelvin MilwardCongleton CC50-591:03:30
35Rob WatsonWills Wheels CC50-591:03:37
36Claire HarrisonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property40-491:04:08
37Andy WhiteheadSeamons CC50-591:04:47
38Craig LeeWeaver Valley CC40-491:05:19
39Melanie BaileyVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM PropertySenior1:06:09
40Jim WilliamsWeaver Valley CC50-591:06:13
41Neil DrummondWeaver Valley CC50-591:06:25
42Paul BarberSeamons CC50-591:06:36
43Mike WilsonWarrington Road Club, Rondelli, Horton Light Engineering50-591:07:25
44Andrew RobinsonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property40-491:07:26
45Andrew JenkinsWills Wheels CC40-491:07:51
46Caroline AustenStockport Tri Club40-491:07:55
47Ian CassonBirkenhead Victoria CC60+1:08:51
48Mike NobleWills Wheels CC60+1:09:32
49Andrew SpencerStretford Wheelers50-591:10:36
50Maggie BiggsTeam Bader Amputees60+1:11:32
51Denise Mary HurstCongleton CC60+1:12:20
52Amanda YoungLyme RC50-591:12:25
53Harry DaviesManchester Triathlon Club60+1:12:37
54Paul HaywoodLeek CC50-591:12:50
55David SteeleLyme RC60+1:15:40
56Alan ShuttleworthWeaver Valley CC60+1:17:11
Steven HankeyWarrington Road Club, Rondelli, Horton Light Engineering40-49DNF
Derek BlackWigan Wheelers60+DNF
Chris SeipenSeamons CCSeniorDNF
Dominic CrispVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM PropertySeniorDNF
Tony PerrinStone Wheelers50-59DNF
Phil HoldenSeamons CC60+DNF
Edgar ReynoldsCongleton CC60+DNF
John Anthony MorganPreston WheelersSeniorDNF
Jacqueline WardWills Wheels CC50-59DNS
Adrian HughesNorth Cheshire Clarion40-49DNS
Carole Jane SherrinWestmead Team 8840-49DNS
David ShorrockTeam Jewson MI Racing Polypipe60+DNS Apol.
Lee WinslowWills Wheels CC50-59DNS Apol.
Barry ArmstrongSeamons CC60+DNS Apol.
Jim DuffyWeaver Valley CC40-49DNS Apol.
Jayne DickensVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property40-49DNS Apol.
Jan ScotchfordNorth Lancashire RC40-49DNS Apol.
Stuart McCormickChester RC40-49DNS Apol.

Vets 40-49

1Darren MaironisCoveryourcar.co.uk RT0:53:41
2Steve DaintithCoveryourcar.co.uk RT0:54:16
3Mostyn BullockBuxton CC0:55:37

Vets 50-59

160Neil SkellernTeam Swift0:54:57
241Robbie HarcourtStretford Wheelers1:00:06
322David WrightWarrington Road Club, Rondelli, Horton Light Engineering1:00:37

Vets 60+

115Mike CotgraveWestmead Team 881:00:57
210Derek SchofieldRossendale RC1:01:58
333Ian CassonBirkenhead Victoria CC1:08:51


157Claire MuntonMalteni RT1:02:35
223Claire HarrisonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property1:04:08
358Melanie BaileyVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property1:06:09


170Darren MaironisCoveryourcar.co.uk RT2:47:34
50Steve Daintith
25Phil Pearce
259Adam RobinsonVision Racing, Delamere Dairy, GRM Property3:02:32
69James Robinson
23Claire Harrison
366Alastair StanwayWeaver Valley CC3:10:32
73Craig Lee
12Jim Williams
..he really was held together by gaffa tape... !

..he really was held together by gaffa tape… !


Club 10s – Guardian Cup Round 9 – 5th August 2015 – and overall positions

It really couldn’t get more exciting, or close, in the race for the Guardian Cup 2015.

During round 9, we saw another 3 PBs from Andy, Colin and Matt (who has jumped into this for the first time this year and seems to go from strength to strength each week).

There were only 10 contenders for the TT, and the weather probably put everyone else off. The wind from the previous night had eased a little as the drizzle and rain showers moved across Cheshire, so conditions may not have been ideal (if there is such a thing as ideal for a time trial!).

At the top again this week was Lee Suthard, who just doesn’t slow down to any degree despite changing conditions. 2nd was Jim, who has been a consistent high scorer in the competition, riding every week, and 3rd Chris Gilbertson, braving riding a TT before running one on Saturday 8th!

The competition overall though is nail-bitingly close. Jim still sits at the top, but Matt Sayle, beating his PB by 40 seconds this week, scored maximum points, to put him 1 point behind Jim going into the final round for the Guardian Cup. Also jumping up just 1 point behind Matt is Nigel Woods. Next week will be a thriller, and any one of the top three, or even 4th, 5th or 6th (there are only 16 points separating the top 6), still has the chance to grab the Guardian Cup in the last round!!!

1Lee Suthard21:27
2Jim Williams25:27
3Chris Gilbertson26:05
3Colin Walsh26:05
5Matt Sayle26:39
6Nigel Woods27:18
7John Hassall27:42
8Steve Marlow28:37
9Andy George28:40
10Geoff Lovelady30:32
PlaceTotal Points Best 5NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 13th MayRace 2 20th MayRace 3 27th MayRace 4 3rd JuneRace 5 24th JuneRace 6 1st JulyRace 7 15th JulyRace 8 22nd JulyRace 9 5th August
1118Jim Williams524:49182525222111251420
2117Matt Sayle526:392522x201720182525
3116Nigel Woods527:0424x23x24x23x22
4107Andy George528:40521x23xx202023
5105Steve Marlow527:1923xx19222312x18
6102Neil Drummond524:59192024xx231216x
799Geoff Lovelady528:49xxx02319192216
893Lee Suthard521:02xxx10x18212321
987Craig Lee524:181317x16161622xx
1085Colin Carthy525:16141521x20151411x
1182Ady Japp526:1117xx18181316xx
1276Stu Ward424:402315xxx2414xx
1370Mark Dixon525:471113x713x1518x
1462Stephen Lucas427:4110xx211912xxx
1462Dave Fearon423:242019x9x14xxx
1660Dan Robson526:270xx81421x17x
1759Steve Malkin426:311214x1716xxxx
1857Dennis Hornby328:462124x12xxxxx
1949Paul West330:5516xx15xx18xx
2047Jamie Wilson226:19xx2225xxxxx
2143John Hassall126:54xxxxxx02419
2242Graham Gregory328:10x0xx2517xxx
2339Geoff Mullett323:33x16x1112xxxx
2339Jim Duffy223:14x18xxxxx21x
2538Colin Walsh226:05xxx14xxxx24
2635Andy Beswick228:59xxx25xx10xx
2728Caroline Fearon228:2715xx13xxxxx
2825Patrick Lucas130:54xxxxx25xxx
2924Iain Young124:15x24xxxxxxx
2924Emily Martin129:19xxxxxx24xx
3120Simon Howells229:29812xxxxxxx
3219Karen Boyle131:59xxxxxx019x
3317Chris Gilbertson124:36xxxxxxxx17
3415Anthony Thomas127:21xxxxx0x15x
3513Dave Read127:19xxxxx0x13x
3612Andy Boyle129:14xxxxxx012x
379Andy Wood124:139xxxxxxxx
387Nikki Cullis-Wilding129:137xxxxxxxx
396Alan Silver128:196xxxxxxxx
400Kevin Campbell127:00xxx0xxxxx
400Alex Chaffey Green128:43xxxx0xxxx

Club Championship 25 – Results

Thanks to all who turned out to marshal and to Al and Syd for timekeeping and pushing off [the banter at the start was appreciated]
We had another course switch due to traffic lights that appeared today, we used a course that Dave Fearon measured a couple of weeks back that is 2.5 times around our 10 course.
The 11 who rode all seemed to enjoy themselves [well I’m not sure they would have said so half way round] on a cool but sunny and very blustery [as usual] evening. for once the forecasters got it right as the heavy showers of earlier cleared away.
So congratualtions to all, especially to those who were racing over a 25 mile course for the first time.
The Championship was won by Lee Suthard in a blistering 55.37 [which includes time lost due to unshipping his chain], Second was the in form Iain Young in 59:49 followed in third place by Alistair Stanway who was tantalisingly just outside the hour with 1:00:17.

1Lee Suthard00:55:37
2Iain Young00:59:49
3Alistair Stanway01:00:17
4Dave Fearon01:01:47
5Jim Williams01:04:21
6Neil Drummond01:05:55
7Tony Booth01:07:50
8Mark Dixon01:09:46
9Dan Robson01:11:29
10Matt Sayle01:12:20
11Rob Amson01:22:54

Club 10s – Guardian Cup Round 8 – 22nd July 2015 – and overall positions

This week it really is getting exciting, with Matt putting in a great time and creeping closer to Jim’s top score, Lee smashing the course record pretty much every week, and Jim going slower than the amazing 24:49 of last week. Jim Duffy also pitched up to TT this week and smashed it with a 23:14 for a course PB.

Only 2 rounds left now in the Guardian Cup, but a massive 50 points still to be awarded. So if you have 69 points or more, you are still in with a chance as long as others above you don’t score highly!!

It can happen – give it a go!

Results below:

1Lee Suthard21:02
2Jim Duffy23:14
3Alan Clark*24:29
4Jim Williams25:15
4Neil Drummond25:15
6Mark Dixon25:47
7Colin Carthy26:05
8Dan Robson26:36
9John Hassall26:54
10James Lovelady*26:54
11Matt Sayle27:19
12Anthony Thomas27:44
13Dave Read27:52
14Geoff Lovelady28:49
15Andy George28:56
16Andy Boyle29:56
17Rob Anson*31:45
18Karen Boyle31:49

*non club members do not qualify for Guardian Cup points

PlaceTotal Points Best 5NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 13th MayRace 2 20th MayRace 3 27th MayRace 4 3rd JuneRace 5 24th JuneRace 6 1st JulyRace 7 15th JulyRace 8 22nd July
1118Jim Williams524:491825252221112514
2112Matt Sayle527:192522x2017201825
3102Neil Drummond524:59192024xx231216
499Steve Marlow527:1923xx19222312x
594Nigel Woods427:0424x23x24x23x
689Andy George528:56521x23xx2020
787Craig Lee524:181317x16161622x
885Colin Carthy525:16141521x20151411
983Geoff Lovelady528:49xxx023191922
1082Ady Japp526:1117xx18181316x
1176Stu Ward424:402315xxx2414x
1272Lee Suthard421:02xxx10x182123
1370Mark Dixon525:471113x713x1518
1462Stephen Lucas427:4110xx211912xx
1462Dave Fearon423:242019x9x14xx
1660Dan Robson526:270xx81421x17
1759Steve Malkin426:311214x1716xxx
1857Dennis Hornby328:462124x12xxxx
1949Paul West330:5516xx15xx18x
2047Jamie Wilson226:19xx2225xxxx
2142Graham Gregory328:10x0xx2517xx
2239Geoff Mullett323:33x16x1112xxx
2239Jim Duffy223:14x18xxxxx21
2435Andy Beswick228:59xxx25xx10x
2528Caroline Fearon228:2715xx13xxxx
2625Patrick Lucas130:54xxxxx25xx
2724Iain Young124:15x24xxxxxx
2724Emily Martin129:19xxxxxx24x
2724John Hassall126:54xxxxxx024
3020Simon Howells229:29812xxxxxx
3119Karen Boyle131:59xxxxxx019
3215Anthony Thomas127:21xxxxx0x15
3314Colin Walsh126:38xxx14xxxx
3413Dave Read127:19xxxxx0x13
3512Andy Boyle129:14xxxxxx012
369Andy Wood124:139xxxxxxx
377Nikki Cullis-Wilding129:137xxxxxxx
386Alan Silver128:196xxxxxxx
390Kevin Campbell127:00xxx0xxxx
390Alex Chaffey Green128:43xxxx0xxx

Club 10s – Guardian Cup Round 7 – 15th July 2015 – and overall positions

With a breeze that seemed (at least to me) to offer little assistance, and on the road as though it might be a head wind in every direction, most of the field improved on their times. Jim especially excelled himself by going sub 25 for the first time in 25 years!

After round 7, Jim has carved a nice position, but there is till time for Matt to improve…

The results are below.

1Lee Suthard21:17
2Craig Lee24:18
3Jim Williams24:49
4Stu Ward24:55
5Colin Carthy25:31
6Neil Drummond26:03
7Mark Dixon26:04
8Ady Japp26:19
9Nigel Woods27:04
10John Hassall27:29
11Matt Sayle28:11
12Steve Marlow28:23
13Geoff Lovelady29:11
14Andy Boyle29:14
15Andy George29:14
16Emily Martin29:19
17Paul West30:58
18Karen Boyle31:59
19Andy Beswick45:03

After 7 rounds. Only three to go…

PlaceTotal Points Best 5NameCounting RidesCurrent HandicapRace 1 13th MayRace 2 20th MayRace 3 27th MayRace 4 3rd JuneRace 5 24th JuneRace 6 1st JulyRace 7 15th July
1118Jim Williams524:4918252522211125
2105Matt Sayle528:082522x20172018
399Steve Marlow527:1923xx19222312
498Neil Drummond524:59192024xx2312
594Nigel Woods427:0424x23x24x23
687Craig Lee524:181317x16161622
785Colin Carthy525:16141521x201514
882Ady Japp526:1117xx18181316
976Stu Ward424:402315xxx2414
1069Andy George429:14521x23xx20
1162Stephen Lucas427:4110xx211912x
1162Dave Fearon423:242019x9x14x
1361Geoff Lovelady429:11xxx0231919
1459Steve Malkin426:311214x1716xx
1459Mark Dixon525:521113x713x15
1657Dennis Hornby328:462124x12xxx
1749Paul West330:5516xx15xx18
1749Lee Suthard321:17xxx10x1821
1947Jamie Wilson226:19xx2225xxx
2043Dan Robson426:270xx81421x
2142Graham Gregory328:10x0xx2517x
2239Geoff Mullett323:33x16x1112xx
2335Andy Beswick228:59xxx25xx10
2428Caroline Fearon228:2715xx13xxx
2525Patrick Lucas130:54xxxxx25x
2624Iain Young124:15x24xxxxx
2624Emily Martin129:19xxxxxx24
2820Simon Howells229:29812xxxxx
2918Jim Duffy123:33x18xxxxx
3014Colin Walsh126:38xxx14xxx
319Andy Wood124:139xxxxxx
327Nikki Cullis-Wilding129:137xxxxxx
336Alan Silver128:196xxxxxx
340Kevin Campbell127:00xxx0xxx
340Alex Chaffey Green128:43xxxx0xx
340Anthony Thomas127:21xxxxx0x
340Dave Read128:05xxxxx0x
340Andy Boyle129:14xxxxxx0
340Karen Boyle131:59xxxxxx0
340John Hassall127:29xxxxxx0

Club 10s – Club 10 Mile TT Championship – 8th July 2015

A fast night for many, but none as fast as Lee Suthard, who just smashed it to clinch the 2015 Club 10 Championship. 2nd was Iain Young and 3rd Dave Fearon, and 3rd, whilst coming up in 4th, well on form this year – Craig Lee.

Results in the table below.

1Lee Suthard0:22:29
2Iain Young0:23:35
3Dave Fearon0:24:53
4Craig Lee0:25:19
5Stu Ward0:25:57
6Neil Drummond0:26:11
7Colin Carthy0:26:14
8Nick Butterworth0:27:53
9Dan Robson0:28:09
10Steve Marlow0:28:23
11Anthony Thomas0:28:38
12Mike Wilkinson0:29:03
13Emily Martin0:29:53
14Caroline Fearon0:30:00
15Geoff Lovelady0:30:39
James Lovelady*0:28:03

* Non-club members do not qualify for championship.