Triangle 10 – 23rd June

Was it going to vote in the EU Referendum that kept riders away from the 10th round of the Triangle series last Thursday at Arthington with a lower than usual entry of 19 riders?

It certainly couldn’t have been the weather as a near perfect evening saw at least six of the 17 Otley CC riders competing recorded personal bests plus some riders achieved their fastest time of the season so far.

Liz Hills persistence and a slight change of position on her bike at last scored her points with a new PB of 38.22 and although Andrew Bolton, still experimenting with marginal gains, knocked 43 very large seconds off his PB he surprisingly didn’t score any points.  That illustrates the competitiveness of the Triangle series.  Rob Clulow, Paul Luxton and Dean Nicholson also recorded PBs, Paul and Dean both getting into the points with 4 and 1 respectively.  Sophie Hewitson made her debut on the Triangle, recording 36:20.

It seems a change of bikes is the fashion this season to score points.  On his recently acquired TT machine, Greg Jessop scored the maximum 6 points whilst also achieving a PB. Steve Broadley’s switch to using his road bike round the Triangle rather than his TT bike has brought obvious benefits as Steve scored a further 5 points to increase his lead in the points standings.  Stuart Newbould, 2015 series winner and currently in second place in the points standings, took 2 points. Fastest ride of the night was Jon Sharpe – avec long socks – in 29:35 with Claire Jessop fastest woman in 35:01.

Otley CC times as follows, with points in brackets.

Jon Sharpe 29:35

Tim Howcroft 30:22

Stuart Newbould 32:37 (2)

John Buddle 33:19

Greg Jessop 33:46 (6)

Steve Gaunt 34:38

Steve Broadley 34:44 (5)

Claire Jessop 35:01

Dean Nicholson 35:01 (1)

Andrew Bolton 35:13

Paul Luxton 35:34 (4)

Tony Wild 36:16

Sophie Hewitson 36:20

Tom Broadley 36:24

Rob Clulow 37:02

Liz Hills 38:22 (3)

John Churchman 39:43

Guest riders were Mark Scatchard, 30:03, and Steve Lloyd, 31:14

Latest points standings

Stephen Broadley 33

Greg Jessop 18

Paul Luxton 18

Stuart Newbould 17

Gary Purchon 14

James Cullen 13

John Churchman 11

Tom Broadley 9

Sheldon Howcroft 9

Dean Nicholson 9

Tony Wild 9

Steve Gaunt 8

Andrew Bolton 7

Rachel Crowther 6

Helen Goldthorpe 6

Rob Cluclow 5

Jon Sharpe 4

Liz Hills 3

Liam Mealey 3

Kerri Holmes 2

Claire Jessop 2

Phil Mason 2

Tim Howcroft 1

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Yes John, it's a tyre...

Yes John, it’s a tyre…

...and so's that Tom!

…and so’s that Tom!

Lizzie World Champion tribute jerseys in abundance

Lizzie World Champion tribute jerseys in abundance