WVCC Open 25 Mile Time Trial – 6th August 2016

Bright sunshine, a strong field and a healthy number of club volunteers meant that this looked like it would be a good, and potentially fast day.

As the day started, and the first results came in, we weren’t waiting long till Lee Winslow of Wills Wheels CC stormed over the line with a 59:03, but soon followed by a flying Nigel Wood of PBK-Santini with 56:26 to set the standard.

As the early finishers came across the line, times were gradually chipped away, with a 56:13  from Alan Cooke of Peak Road Club – 56:13, then  a huge chunk of time down to a 54:14 as Ben Norbury of Congleton CC came in.

No-one challenged this time until the hot favourite, Charles Taylor of Team Botrill flew over the line with a brilliant – winning – time of 52:02.

There were some challenges for us as organisers on the day, not least the terrible mobile phone signals – which causes me and Chris to run out of the HQ and wave a phone around to gain a clear signal to speak to the guys at the finish line. This did cause some times to be incorrectly recorded at the time, but these were all corrected at the end of the day.

As riders returned, some said that King Street was heavy going due to the wind, but this didn’t stop 29 of the riders going under the hour, and a few riders just missing the hour by a handful of seconds.

Winners for the day were Charles Taylor – 52:02, Jack Schofield – 53:24 and Ben Norbury at 54:14.

In the Vets 40-49 event, Darren Maironis – Coveryourcar.co.uk was 1st with 54:23, and in the 50-50 category, Alan Cooke of Peak Road Club recorded 56:13 for his win.

Vet 60+ was won by Roger Wrenn of Macclesfield Wheelers with a 1:02:06, followed by our own Ewart Howkins, who rode an impressive race with a 1:03:33 for 2nd place.

Jill Wilkinson, who said that she hadn’t been racing much, rimped home for the ladies win with 1:01:08, and as an early starter, waited and waited but was never challenged for the top spot.

Team prize was awarded to Seamons CC with an impressive 2:51:30 for Adrian Hughes, Chris Siepen and John Spearman.

Derek Hodgins of Stockport Clarion, at the young age of 82 and still motoring on, came home with a time of 1:15:28.

All the results are in the tables below, and there is a gallery of images taken on the day on our gallery page or by clicking this link: WVCC Open 25 Mile TT 2016 – WVCC Open 25 Mile TT 2016 – gallery

Thanks to Chris for great organisation, the marshalls for doing a great job, and Jo for a long day organising drinks and food for the riders. For signing on duties, thanks must also go to Nicky, and especially young Georgia, who made the day a lot easier by handing out numbers at the sign-on desk.

Overall results

PositionRiderClubCatTime
1Charles TaylorTeam BottrillSenior52:02
2Jack SchofieldBath Cycling ClubSenior53:24
3Ben NorburyCongleton CCSenior54:14
4Darren MaironisCoveryourcar.co.uk RT40-4954:23
5Alex JonesChampion System/VCUKSenior54:47
6Ian HolbrookStone Wheelers CC40-4954:50
7Mark NultyTeam SwiftSenior55:18
8Ben TrippierEast Lancashire RCSenior55:20
9Adrian HughesSeamons CC40-4956:04
10Chris SiepenSeamons CCSenior56:05
11Alan CookePeak Road Club50-5956:13
12Robert PollenAshley Touring CCSenior56:23
13Nigel WoodPBK-Santini50-5956:26
14Ian StottBlackburn & District CTCSenior56:29
15Phil BrookeWills Wheels CC40-4956:33
16Neil SkellernTeam Swift50-5956:34
17Peter WalkerLeigh Premier Road ClubSenior57:05
18Adam RobinsonVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)Senior57:35
19Mark BreartonThe Endurance Store40-4957:46
20Mike JonesCongleton CC40-4958:22
21Eric GrillAeroCoachSenior58:41
22Steffan NorthWills Wheels CC40-4958:56
23Lee WinslowWills Wheels CC50-5959:03
24Nathan TurnbullLeigh Premier Road ClubSenior59:11
25John SpearmanSeamons CC40-4959:21
26Stephen TurnerWestmead Team 8850-5959:25
27Andy GrayWills Wheels CC40-4959:26
28Martin HarneyManchester Bicycle Club50-5959:44
29Mark FennEvolveSenior59:59
30Steven HankeyWarrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering/RS Cyclesport40-491:00:05
31John EdmondsonBeacon Wheelers CCSenior1:00:12
31David WrightWarrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering/RS Cyclesport50-591:00:12
33Jon WhitePro Vision Cycle ClothingSenior1:00:20
34Dave PargeterStretford Wheelers CC40-491:00:28
35Colin HayesLiverpool Century RC40-491:00:30
36Ged McGrathWills Wheels CC40-491:00:34
37David FearonWeaver Valley CC50-591:00:35
38Kevin CordenStone Wheelers CCSenior1:00:40
39Paul SavageManchester Tri Club40-491:00:50
40Jill WilkinsonChester RC40-491:01:08
41Claire SwobodaStarley RacingSenior1:01:15
42Stephen SladinCongleton CC40-491:01:16
43Steven DrewAshley Touring CC40-491:01:32
44Robbie HarcourtSalford Cycling Club50-591:01:33
45Richard CopeNewcastle Racing Club Vekta Velosport50-591:01:35
46Roger WrennMacclesfield Wheelers60+1:02:06
47Claire HarrisonVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)40-491:02:24
48Peter JonesSeamons CC50-591:02:40
49John ForbesBirkenhead North End CC50-591:02:56
50Simon LockeLiverpool Braveheart Bicycle Club40-491:03:20
51Ewart HowkinsWeaver Valley CC60+1:03:33
52Nigel HarropSeamons CC60+1:03:42
53Matt BourneHuddersfield Star WhsSenior1:03:46
54James RobinsonVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)Senior1:04:23
55Adrian TaskerStafford Triathlon Club50-591:04:43
56Alex TrippierEast Lancashire RCJunior1:05:08
57Pauline AtkinsonSeamons CC50-591:05:30
58Rachel HallVelo Club St RaphaelSenior1:05:35
59David TrippierEast Lancashire RC50-591:05:55
60David HilditchRibble Valley CRC60+1:06:19
61Emily MartinWeaver Valley CCSenior1:06:39
62Alan OttiwellWarrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering/RS Cyclesport60+1:06:45
63Andy RobinsonVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)40-491:06:59
64Karen McBarronsGaskell Dental Velo40-491:07:09
65Melvyn LewisStafford RC50-591:07:12
66Andrew AshmoreBuxton CC/Sett Valley Cycles40-491:07:17
67Adrian CliftonBromsgrove Olympique CC40-491:07:26
68Michael KateleyMossley Cycle Racing TeamSenior1:07:39
69Edgar ReynoldsCongleton CC60+1:08:03
70Neil DrummondWeaver Valley CC50-591:08:05
71Mike DouglasWarrington Triathlon ClubSenior1:08:52
72Andy WhiteheadSeamons CC50-591:09:28
73Jacqueline WardWills Wheels CC50-591:10:00
74Lynne SkellernMacclesfield Wheelers40-491:11:05
75Joel AckersSportCityJunior1:11:29
76Claire HebblethwaiteKnutsford Tri ClubSenior1:11:54
77John VerbickasSeamons CC60+1:12:03
78Denise HurstCongleton CC60+1:12:39
79Caroline FearonWeaver Valley CC50-591:14:04
80Derek HodginsStockport Clarion CC60+1:15:28
81Alan ShuttleworthWeaver Valley CC60+1:16:30
82Julia SmithPort Sunlight Wheelers40-491:17:29
83Samantha HewittAshley Touring CCSenior1:17:32
84David SteeleLyme Racing Club60+1:17:44
85John BaddeleyStone Wheelers CC60+1:19:37
86Rob WaghornCongleton CC60+1:22:01
87John KingJanus RC60+1:27:30
Paul DentithCongleton CC50-59DNF
David FoxWarrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering/RS Cyclesport50-59DNF
Christian FoxManchester Wheelers40-49DNF
Ian HaddockWarrington Road Club/Horton Light Engineering/RS CyclesportSeniorDNF
Neil RothwellSeamons CC50-59DNF
Mervyn WilsonVC 16760+DNF
Mark MaguireVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)SeniorDNF
Wilf LewisAltrincham Ravens CC60+DNF
Mark RileyPro Vision Cycle Clothing40-49DNS Apol.
Victor TriggerCrewe Clarion Whs60+DNS Apol.
Derek BlackWigan Whs CC60+DNS Apol.
April LewisStafford RC50-59DNS Apol.
Martyn BowersStone Wheelers CC40-49DNS Apol.
Vanessa WhitfieldThe Racing Chance FoundationSeniorDNS Apol.
Brian MacRuryCongleton CC50-59DNS Apol.
Stuart WardWeaver Valley CC50-59DNS Apol.
Simon WilliamsAshley Touring CCSeniorDNS
Tony PerrinStone Wheelers CC50-59DNS
Andy McQueLiverpool Phoenix CC (Aintree)SeniorDNS

Vets 40 -49

PositionNameClubTime
1Darren MaironisCoveryourcar.co.uk RT54:23
2Ian HolbrookStone Wheelers CC54:50
3Adrian HughesSeamons CC56:04

Vets 50-59

PositionNameClubTime
1Alan CookePeak Road Club56:13
2Nigel WoodPBK-Santini56:26
3Neil SkellernTeam Swift56:34

Vets 60+

PositionNameClubTime
1Roger WrennMacclesfield Wheelers1:02:06
2Ewart HowkinsWeaver Valley CC1:03:33
3Nigel HarropSeamons CC1:03:42

Ladies

PositionNameClubTime
1Jill WilkinsonChester RC1:01:08
2Claire SwobodaStarley Racing1:01:15
3Claire HarrisonVision Racing (Delamere Dairy/GRM Property Consultants/Swinnert)1:02:24

Team

PositionNameClubTime
1Adrian HughesSeamons CC2:51:30
Chris Siepen
John Spearman
2Ben NorburyCongleton CC2:53:52
Mike Jones
Stephen Sladin
3Phil BrookeWills Wheels CC2:54:32
Steffan North
Lee Winslow

As a club, we’d like to wish Andrew Simpson @simmo_on_sport all the best for the future, with a heartfelt thanks for supporting WVCC all these years....

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