Bright First Home at Scotton for the second year running!
The 17th annual Scotton 100, this year Prompted by York Cycleworks for the first time, is a 100 kilometers of off road sections linked by tarmac around Ripley, Brimham, Dishforth and Aldwark and took place on last Sunday with a full field of 100 riders. This event can throw up anything from freezing conditions and quagmires of mud to dusty dry and hot This year it was like a perfect blue summer’s day as the riders left Staveley to confront the dry and fast off-road sections. It was a hectic start with two riders crashing on the first offroad section at Copgrove and the pull up through the Ripley estate thinned the lead group out. Rocks on the hardest section at Brimham caused further mechanical casualties. Conditions after Ripon were flat, dry and fast and it just remained for the riders to hang on to the pace until the final tough section into Arkendale and the road sprint back to Staveley. It ended for the second year in a bunch sprint with Nova’s Paul Lehan scenting victory but going just too early enabling club mate, Jonty Bright, to sneak past and be the first home for the second year running! All proceeds of the event went to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Full results http://results.smartiming.co.uk/view-race/scotton1002017/
The Time Trial season is just getting underway. On the Great North Road by Ferrybridge Nova’s Steve Smales and Torq’s Ele Haresign formed a male/female duo to come an incredible 5th in the Raventhorpe 10 mile 2up TT with 22:24. In the solo event Nova’s Stu Wood and Pete Watson were separated by a second with 22:34 (9th) and 22:35 (10th) respectively. Nova’s Duncan Mullier travelled further afield to Derbyshire to clock 52:23 for 25 miles in the Burton And District Cycle Association event.