Abi is fastest overall!
Event number 11 in the Beech House Dental Practice Time Trial League was a bespoke course again due to road works. Riders had already ridden this course when event number 7 had to be re-routed, so it was an opportunity for some to better their previous times.
The 14-mile course started from Arkendale Lane end, heading north on the A168, turning at Kirby Hill roundabout before retracing the route south to Braimbar Lane where riders take a left heading east past Marton-cum-Grafton and towards the B6265 to go north again towards Boroughbridge, finishing the event with a left onto Chapel Hill in the direction of the new housing estate and the finish.
The weather was mild with a light wind from the west – good conditions hence some fast times on the night. 14 riders signed on from Harrogate Nova and Moonglu.
Duncan Mullier (Nova) was first male in a time of 32:07 on a time trial bike. In 2nd place was Roger Bromiley (Nova) 33:19 on a time trial bike with junior Denholm Edwards (Moonglu) in 3rd place and just 1 second behind in a fantastic time of 33:20, on a road bike.
Professional female rider Abi Smith of EF Education-TIBCO-SVB and Moonglu put in a storming time of 31:59 to be fastest rider overall, on the night.
Thanks to the support team who enable each event to take place – timekeepers, number-takers, signage, and marshals. A particular thanks go to Vaughan & Margaret Caswell, Roger Clarke, Richard Salden, John Wood, Lynda Wilson, Richard Spensley and Duncan Mullier.
Please contact Duncan Mullier if you are able to help in any way, for future events.
The next event is the 18-mile TT at Milby, near Boroughbridge on 19th July at 7.00pm.
Pictured is Abi Smith in action.