Weaver Valley CC were honoured to be hosting such a high profile event, with cyclists coming from across the land to compete for National Gold, Silver and Bronze medals for 2014. The weather was cool, the sun was out, and it looked like a perfect TT day.
A compact course was used, with competitors completing 1, 2 or 3 laps depending on the category (6, 12 and 18 miles respectively).
A total of 31 very determined looking entrants headed out to set off at minute intervals, and we soon gained our first winner in the Trike class, with Hannah Dines of Team Bicycles taking Gold with a time of 22 minutes and 52 seconds.
Competition hotted up with the Female Handcycle class where Mel Nicholls took a convincing win against second place Caroline Wearing and third place Rachel Morris. All times were close in the five riders in this class.
Kirsty Howells could do no wrong in the Female bicycle and romped home to gold with 35:14, to pip Chloe Selman and Elizabeth Saul to Silver and Bronze respectively.
Male handcycle was the first class to go over 3 laps, and Brian Alldis brought home gold for the West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club. Alistaor Cops-Bell took Silver and Alex Brooke Turner, Bronze,
Some really good time were recorded in the last 2 categories to gain times, with Simon Price from Club Para-T romping home with a corrected time of 42:01.8 in the Male bicycle, closely followed by Jonathan Gildea and Rik Waddon for Silver and Bronze respectively.
The final cat was the four rider, two tandems race where the team of Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby of Wheelbase Altura MD came home in a fantastic actual time of 37:46.0 to take Gold. In second place were the fantastic team of Laura Cluxton and Claire Hamilton.
This was a fantastic day and event, and I’m glad to say that WVCC received many positive responses for the excellent organisation and marshalling of the event.
Thanks must also go to Nick Jones of the Northwich Guardian for some fantastic photos from the event. Full results are also published below.
Female Trike - 1 Lap - Awards Jersey & Gold Medal
|1||Hannah Dines||Team Bicycles||FT||100.00%||00:22:52.0||00:22:52.0|
Female Handcycle - 2 Laps - Awards Jersey & Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals
|2||Caroline Wareing||Team Bicycles||FH4||100.00%||00:47:03.0||00:47:03.0|
|4||Hannah Hunt||The Handcycling Association of the UK||FH4||100.00%||00:47:42.0||00:47:42.0|
Female Bicycle - 2 Laps - Awards Jersey & Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals
|1||Kristy Howells||Ashford Whlrs CC||FC5||100.00%||00:35:14.0||00:35:14.0|
|2||Chloe Selman||Performance Cycle Coaching||FC4||98.57%||00:35:41.9||00:36:13.0|
|4||Katie Toft||Mossley CRT||FC3||93.36%||00:38:57.7||00:41:44.0|
|5||Sally Hurst||Seacroft Wheelers||FC2||89.49%||00:40:27.0||00:45:12.0|
|Megan Giglia||Stratford Cycle Studio - RPC||FC3||93.36%||DNS Apol.|
Male Handcycle - 3 Laps - Awards Jersey & Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals
|1||Brian Alldis||West Suffolk Wheelers & Triathlon Club||MH4||100.00%||00:56:21.0||00:56:21.0|
|2||Alistair Corps-Bell||The Handcycling Association of the UK||MH3||97.25%||00:56:24.3||00:58:00.0|
|3||Alex Brooke Turner||Dulwich Paragon CC||MH3||97.25%||01:01:29.7||01:03:14.0|
|4||Luke Jones||TRCC (Towy Racing Cycle Club)||MH3||97.25%||01:04:11.1||01:06:00.0|
|5||Stuart Lloyd||The Handcycling Association of the UK||MH3||97.25%||01:09:36.9||01:11:35.0|
Male Bicycle - 3 Laps - Awards Jersey & Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals
|2||Jonathan Gildea||Seamons CC||MC5||100.00%||00:42:08.0||00:42:08.0|
|4||Craig Preece||Team Battle Back||MC3||93.36%||00:44:07.7||00:47:16.0|
|5||Louis Rolfe||Cambridge CC||MC2||89.49%||00:44:19.6||00:49:32.0|
|6||Jaco van Gass||Team Battle Back||MC4||98.57%||00:44:34.2||00:45:13.0|
|7||Adrian Jones||PH-MAS Cycling||MC4||98.57%||00:45:48.1||00:46:28.0|
|8||Nicholas Fairfield||City RC (Hull)||MC4||98.57%||00:47:23.7||00:48:05.0|
|9||Martin Christmas||Graham Weigh Racing||MC3||93.36%||00:47:40.6||00:51:04.0|
|10||Jonathan Wren||Sotonia CC||MC5||100.00%||00:48:06.0||00:48:06.0|
|11||Tom Staniford||Trek SRM Provision||MC3||93.36%||00:54:13.6||00:58:05.0|
|Craig Green||Greenwheel Cycles||MC5||100.00%||DNF|
Tandem - 3 Laps - Awards Jersey & Gold Medal
|1||Steve Bate||Wheelbase Altura MGD||MB||100.00%||00:37:46.0||00:37:46.0|
|Adam Duggleby||Wheelbase Altura MGD||Pilot|
|2||Laura Cluxton||Rock And Road Cycles||FB||87.71%||00:44:52.7||00:51:10.0|
|Claire Hamilton||Paisley Velo Cycling Club||Pilot|