Triangle 2 2018. The more the merrier

Triangle Time Trial Series 2018

Twice in a row, that must be a record. Good weather that is, it’s probably a little too early in the season for any course records.

20 riders were at the Triangle Thursday 10th May, 17 Otley, 3 Guests. First rider away and starting her 2018 season was Rachel Crowther, who recorded 38:38, with tandem partner Christine Bell off 3 minutes later on her first ride of the year, sans mudguards following peer consultation on Facebook and recording 42:55. Is that a happy coincidence or are they training for an assault on their 12 hour tandem national age record? Time – excuse the pun – will tell…



Other first time 2018 Otley Trianglists included fastest woman  Claire Jessop (35:39), junior Tom Wallace actually riding his first ever Triangle and recording an excellent 38:25, James Cullen (32:05), Gill Arnett (32:05), resplendent on her new bike won in a prize draw at the new Wheelbase cycle store in Ilkley, and Tim Howcroft (35:21).

Fastest overall ride for the second successive week was Sam Ward in 29:12.

Thank you to the timekeepers, Joyce and Keith Webb, and to the marshals. Please see Sheldon for marshaling duties.

Start time Thursday 17th May is 7.30 pm.

Points qualifying rides (points in brackets)

Sam Ward 29:12 (1)

Jonathan Hobbs 30:51 (4)

Tim Garwell 31:55 (6)

James Cullen 32:05

John Buddle 34:02 (2)

Liam Mealey 34:32 (5)

Martin Tallontire 34:39 (8)

Ben Ritz 34:52 (7)

Tim Howcroft  35:21

Claire Jessop 35:49

Stuart Newbould 36:51 (10)

Gill Arnett 37:07

Tom Wallace 38:25

Steve Broadley 38:58 (3)

Rachel Crowther 38:58

Tom Broadley 39:03 (9)

Christine Bell 42:55

Andrew Willis on his retro Colnago complete with Campagnolo Delta brakes

Non-qualifying rides

Richmond Denton 29:52

Gavin McIntosh 31:36

Andrew Willis 38:10

Points standings after Round 2

Tim Garwell 14

Jonathan Hobbs 13

Liam Mealey 11

Sam Ward 11

Stuart Newbould 10

Ben Ritz 10

Martin Tallontire 10

Tom Broadley 9

John Buddle 9

Helen Goldthorpe 5

Steve Broadley 4

Chris Radcliffe 4


12th May 2018