Triangle 8 – rain, rain, go away!

Triangle Time Trial Series 2017

Only 15 riders riders signed on for Round 8 of the Triangle on Thursday 8 June, many likely deterred from riding by the heavy rain earlier in the day.

Fortunately, the rain did go away and held off for the rest of the evening, although a headwind made for a tough ride from Huby down into Pool and the still damp roads needed caution at junctions and roundabouts. Times were certainly down on the previous week when riders had enjoyed an almost perfect night.

Fastest Otley rider and fastest rider overall was Jonathan Hobbs in 30:52, earning him 2 points. Liz Hills was the only Otley woman riding, finishing in 38:58. The maximum 6 points and his first of the season went to Dylan Lyons with series leader Steve Broadley taking the 5 and increasing his lead in the points standings. Rauri Waterworth took 4 points followed by James Cullen on 3, both also scoring their first points of 2017. The last point on offer went to James Allen.

Hannah Drewett, women’s course record setter from the previous week, was fastest woman in 32:08.

Points qualifying rides (points in brackets)

Jonathan Hobbs 30:52 (2)

James Cullen 31:56 (3)

Rauri Waterworth 32:24 (4)

Tim Howcroft 32:51

Dylan Lyons 33:26 (6)

Andrew Bolton 35:29

James Allen 36:02 (1)

Sheldon Howcroft 37:22

John Barnett 37:28

Steve Broadley 38:41 (5)

Liz Hills 38:58

John Churchman 41:02

Non-qualifying rides

Tim Garwell 31:41

Hannah Drewett 32:08

Richard Horgan 34:55

Thank you to the timekeeper, helpers and marshals. Don’t forget to volunteer for marshalling duties!

Points standings after Round 8

Steve Broadley 18

Tom Broadley 13

Helen Goldthorpe 12

Jonathan Hobbs 9

Sheldon Howcroft 9

Stuart Newbould 8

Phil Mason 7

John Barnett 6

Christine Bell 6

Ian Cullen 6

Dylan Lyons 6

Christine Thwaite 6

Sam Ward 6

Tony Wild 6

John Churchman 5

Greg Jessop 5

Gill Arnett 5

James Allen 4

John Buddle 4

Liz Hills 4

Paul Luxton 4

Michael Kitchen 4

Rauri Waterworth 4

Andrew Bolton 3

James Cullen 3

Claire Jessop 3

Liam Mealey 3

Triangle 9 on Thursday 15 June is the 25 Championships, twice round the Pool Triangle.

Photographs on the course courtesy of Stephen Lloyd.