Triangle 5 & 6 – 24th & 26th May

A double – or should that be treble? – helping of Triangle series results this week.

On Tuesday 24th May the series ventured north to the A168 near Boroughbridge where riders could choose to complete a 10 mile TT or a 15 mile TT.  However, if deciding 10 miles wasn’t punishment enough riders could carry on to complete the 15 mile distance, so getting a time for both but with only the 15 mile TT counting for points.  Confused?  You will be…..

Greeted by a cold night – it is nearly flaming June, isn’t it? – and with a stiff headwind on the return leg from the roundabout near Walshford, competition records were always going to be safe.  Coming out of his winter hibernation, Tim Howcroft set the fastest times at both distances with 24:38 for the 10 and 37:19 for the 15.  Claire Jessop was fastest woman, also for both distances, riding the 10 in 27:32 and the 15 in 42:05. There were 15 starters on the night with only 12 of those electing to put in the effort to do the full 15 miles.  Full results are attached.

Result 24 may

The series was back on the familiar Arthington based 12 1/2 mile course on Thursday 26th May. As the previous week, rain had been the order of the day but stopped in time for the event.  Fortunately, it was warmer and with virtually no wind it brought a fuller field of 24 riders, 20 of those being Otley CC riders.  Club secretary Ruth Swanwick ride her first TT, recording 42:23.  Well done Ruth and hopefully we’ll see you on the start-line again very soon!  Several improvements were achieved too on the night.

Jon Sharpe was fastest Otley CC rider in 30:43 with Helen Goldthorpe fastest woman in 35:39.  Fastest overall on the night was Fraser Rounds of Boneshakers RT in 28:41.  Full results attached.

Result 26 may

New points standings below.

Stephen Broadley 17

Gary Purchon 14

John Churchman 11

James Cullen 9

Tony Wild 9

Paul Luxton 8

Dean Nicholson 8

Andrew Bolton 7

Rachel Crowther 6

Greg Jessop 6

Rob Cluclow 5

Tom Broadley 4

Steve Gaunt 4

Helen Goldthorpe 4

Stuart Newbould 4

Jon Sharpe 3

Kerri Holmes 2

Sheldon Howcroft 2

Claire Jessop 2

Tim Howcroft 1

Only one Triangle event next week, a 12 1/2 on Thursday 2nd June, 7.30 pm start, Arthington.

25 champs 9th June – A REMINDER

Sheldon Howcroft needs your entries, on an official CTT entry form – see this link – by Thursday 2nd June.

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