A number of Club members have been out racing recently:
Harrogate Nova 24 mile Open TT 19-Mar-16
Seven Club members took to the start line of the Nova Open 24-mile TT. Rob Senior completed the two laps of the Sharrow-Ripon-Kirby Hill course in a personal best time of 59:46 to finish 18th overall. Roger Bromiley came home in 1:00:40; Byron Spence clocked 1:03:47; Andy Holgate recorded 1:05:40 and Chris Mawer 1:05:45. Ele Haresign took the ladies win with an impressive 1:02:46. John Tiffany was a DNF; Richard Bellerby and James Hawkins were both DNS.
Clumber Park Duathlon 19-Mar-16
Andy Stenson was second in his age group and 20th overall in the Clumber Park Duathlon Sprint Event (5k run, 20k bike, 2.5k run). Dave Mann placed 13th in his age group and 80th overall (from a field of nearly 400) in the Clumber Park Duathlon Standard Event (10k run, 40k bike, 5k run).
Lancaster University Spring Crits 19-Mar-16
In round 4 of the Lancaster University Criterium series staged at Salt Ayre circuit in Lancaster, Edwyn Oliver-Evans finished 10th in the 3/4 category race.
Scorpion CS Road Race 20-Mar-16
Harry Brook-Dobson finished a creditable 25th place in the 85-mile E/1/2/3 Scorpion CS road race in Somerset. Mixing it with the pros was a new experience for Harry, who took on the nine ascents of Snap Hill with gusto.
BBM Revolution Cycling Club Spring Road Race 20-Mar-16
Dave Morris placed 24th in the 53-mile 2/3/4/ BBM Revolution Road Race around Pollington, East Yorkshire.
Nutcracker Altura XC MTB, Round 1, 20-Mar-16
Round 1 of the Nutcracker Altura XC MTB series took place in Whinlatter Forest, the UK’s only mountain forest in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Edwyn Oliver-Evans took first step on the podium in the Expert event, mastering the man-made trails with their constant up or down gradients and Lake District slate where heavy duty tyres were required to avoid punctures.
Charles Cuss placed 32nd in the Sport event, with Tim Evans finishing 18th in the Grand Vet event.
Teesdale CRC 21-mile TT (Sporting Course) 20-Mar-16
Glen Turnbull claimed 6th place at the Teesdale CRC 21-mile “hilly” event, completing the T244/1 (Staindrop-Raby Castle-Staindrop-Gainford-Staindrop) course in 49:23.
YH Training Spring Twilight Series – Race 3 22-Mar-16
Using the ride out from Harrogate to York as a warm up, Edwyn Oliver-Evans and Harry Brook-Dobson went head to head in 2/3/4/ race at the YH Training Spring Twilight Series at York Sport Cycling Circuit. Getting into an early break, Harry drove the pace to keep the bunch at bay, while Edwyn bided his time before slipping away from the pack and bridging to the front with only a few laps remaining. An unfortunate heavy landing/saddle breaking/skin suit trapping incident prevented Harry from making the most of his sprint, finishing in 9th place, two places behind Edwyn in 7th.
City RC (Hull) 10-mile TT 25-Mar-16
James Gullen, Pedal Heaven RT, took the win at the traditional Good Friday City RC (Hull) 10-mile event on the V718 (South Cave-North Ferriby-South Cave) course, in an impressive 17:51. Duncan Mullier recorded the second fastest ever Nova 10-mile time, finishing in 14th place with 19:28. Tony Kent was DNF, puncturing after 6 miles.
Second-claim member, and reigning Evening TT League Ladies Champion, Jess Bacon (York Cycleworks), took the ladies win with a time of 22:07. Jess was presented with the Ladies Winners Cup from Betty Phillipson, who has been a member of City RC (Hull) since its inception 50 years ago. Congratulations Jess & Betty!
Ilkley CC 10-mile TT (Yorkshire SPOCCO) 27-Mar-16
Glen Turnbull took a fine third place (and first vet) in the Ilkley CC 10-mile “hilly” event on the V810 (Addingham-A59-A65-Addingham) course, recording a time of 26:18.
Strava Club: Riding in Pictures
Meanwhile, members of the Harrogate Nova Strava Club have been enjoying the sunshine on a variety of rides. And it’s a lovely time of year to visit Majorca ☺