First TT League Champion Crowned & Racing Round Up

photos taken during 2015 TT League (Carolyn Nelson)
Duncan Mullier in TT action

The Beech House Dental Practice Evening TT League crowned its first 2015 Champion on Wednesday night.  Duncan Mullier claimed the League title for a second time, recording 40:23 for two laps of the 9-mile Milby-Cundall-Norton-le-Clay circuit.  Duncan’s win means he also retains the Vet-40 League title.

Simon Cave took runner up spot with 41:51, with Dave Morris in third (42:21).  There were top five spots for the first time for Huw Spacey (43:13) and Charles Cuss (44:01).

In the Ladies event, with Jess Bacon going off-course and failing to complete the event, Alison Sarmiento took the win with a time of 48:31.   Julie Patmore placed second with 48:48 and Lisa Dinning was third (53:24).

In the Vet-50 competition, Walter Busuttil took top honours with a time of 45:02.  Mike Shacklock was the fastest Vet-60 (49:30) and Walter Wilkinson the quickest Vet-70 (45:59).  Junior Harry Wrightson knocked almost six minutes off his previous League course best to record 51:31.

Racing Round Up

In Open Time Trials, long-distance specialist Mike Hutchings was in action again only a week after his 340-mile 24-hour effort.  Mike took part in the Team Swift 12-hour event at Melbourne, near Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, completing 216.13-miles in his allotted time despite poor weather conditions.  Walter Wilkinson was in action in the Team Swift 50-mile TT run alongside the 12-hour event.  Walter recorded an excellent 2:04:22 to finish in sixth place on the V350 course.

At the Rossington Wheelers 25-mile TT at Hatfield Woodhouse near Doncaster, Steve Smales recorded 54:17 to claim sixth.  Second-claim Nova member Jess Bacon (York Cycleworks) was the leading lady at the Melton Olympic CC 25-mile TT held at Farndon, Cheshire.  Jess recorded a time of 58:23, finishing 36th overall from a field of 100.

A trio of Nova members took part in Round nine of the Yorkshire Cyclo-Cross Association CX summer series held at Almondbury, Huddersfield.  Richard Hamilton placed 11th in the Vet-40 competition; Ted Sarmiento was 24th Vet-40 and Tim Evans 6th Vet-50.  The series concludes with Round ten at Kippax on 5th August.  With riders best seven results counting towards series honours, bragging rights are at stake.