Triangle 3 2018. Another sunny one – what’s going on!

Triangle Time Trial Series 2018

While your roving reporter was actually out a-roving Thursday 17th May and therefore unable to harangue Trianglists for not going fast enough, 20 of them once again turned out to make the most of the sunny conditions, although a slight headwind tested legs on the run towards Harewood.

Ah, the good old, less colourful, but simpler days of time trialling

The mix changed this week, 14 Otley riders joined by 6 guests. With some of the leading points protagonists not there Liam Mealey took full advantage claiming the maximum 10 points and new club recruit, although a regular Triangle rider in previous years, Tim Garwell took 7, meaning him and Liam moved to the top of the leaderboard with 21 points each.

Christine Bell became the leading woman in the points table by scoring 9 points, her first of 2018, coincidentally with a ride 9 seconds faster than last week. Gill Arnett and the Cullen boys James and Ian also scored their first points this year.

Fastest Otley rider was Jonathan Hobbs in 30:55 with David McNeil fastest overall with 28:41.

Thank you to the Joyce and Keith Webb for timekeeping and to the marshals. Don’t forget – sign up for marshalling duties!

Points qualifying rides (points in brackets)

Jonathan Hobbs 30:55 (3)

James Cullen 31:46 (8)

Tim Garwell 31:46 (7)

Ian Cullen 32:14 (1)

Liam Mealey 32:49 (10)

Ben Kettleborough 34:50

Helen Goldthorpe 35:42 (2)

Megan Cullen 36:49

Gill Arnett 37:43 (4)

Sheldon Howcroft 38:28

Steve Broadley 38:48 (5)

Tom Broadly 38:54 (6)

Christine Bell 42:46 (9)

Liz Hills 44:09

Non-qualifying rides

David McNeil 28:41

Stephen Lloyd 31:52

Sam Green 33:43

Greg Billennes 36:11

Alisha Graham 37:38

Andrew Willis 38:24

Points standings after Round 3

Tim Garwell 21

Liam Mealey 21

Jonathan Hobbs 16

Tom Broadley 15

Sam Ward 11

Stuart Newbould 10

Ben Ritz 10

Martin Tallontire 10

Christine Bell 9

Steve Broadley 9

John Buddle 9

James Cullen 8

Helen Goldthorpe 7

Gill Arnett 4

Chris Radcliffe 4

Ian Cullen 1

Don’t forget that there are two events next week, a combined 10 and 15 Tuesday 22nd May on the A168 near Boroughbridge, 7.30 pm start (points for the 15 only) and the usual 12 1/2 on the Triangle itself Thursday 24th May, also 7.30 pm start.