Ilkley CC held its annual Open 10-mile TT on the hilly V810 course based at Addingham. The Yorkshire Road Club event on the same course a week earlier was cancelled on the day due to high winds but Ilkley’s was blessed with glorious sunshine if a little chilly.
Six Otley riders – Claire Jessop, Helen Goldthorpe, Dylan Lyons, Greg Jessop, Liam Mealey and Andrew Bolton – were on the start sheet of 61 riders. Fastest of those six was Liam in 31:10. Claire, as well as being our fastest woman in 35:12 was also fastest woman overall in the non-aero category, awarded in the spirit of the local corsaRosa league. Helen finished in 35:16, Andrew – sans mudguards – in 36:21 and Greg 36:43. Dylan was unfortunately a non-starter.
Adam Duggleby, Paralympic gold and bronze medalist as tandem pilot for Stephen Bate, both recent recipients of the C A Rhodes Memorial Award, riding for Vive Le Velo, set a new course record of 23:02 for 1st place overall. Team Lusso’s Lisa Dickinson was fastest woman overall in 30:47.
Photo courtesy of Claire’s Facebook page.