Triangle 17. The first of the last

Triangle Time Trial Series 2018

The last month (August) of the Triangle Series events for 2018 and the first event of the month on Thursday the 2nd.

No sudden downpours to dampen the spirits, in fact probably one of the warmest evenings of the year, persuading 15 riders – 11 Otley and 4 guests – to venture out.

Otley women were certainly on form, taking more than half the 55 available points with a total of 29. Christine Thwaite scored the maximum 10 with Gill Arnett, not seen at the Triangle for a while, 1 point behind with 9. Helen Goldthorpe scored 7, becoming the leading woman on points with 35.5, and Claire Jessop, returning to the series after her last ride in Club Hilly 14 Champs on 12th July, scored 3 points.

In addition to scoring 7 points, Helen, who said she’d finally warmed up after her epic ride the previous Sunday in the Team Swift 100, recorded the women’s fastest Triangle ride of the year with 34:16, taking 19 seconds of her previous fastest time set 31st May.

Highest scorer of the men was Stuart Newbould, consolidating his 2nd place in the table with 8 points. Series leader Tom Broadley, with freshly shaved legs, scored 6 points.

Nice legs, shame about the socks

Thank you as always to timekeepers, helpers and marshals.

Points qualifying rides (points in brackets)

Sam Ward 29:22 (1)

Tim Garwell 31:07 (5)

James Cullen 31:49 (4)

Stuart Newbould 32:15 (8)

Helen Goldthorpe 34:16 (7)

Tom Broadley 34:52 (6)

Claire Jessop 35:07 (3)

Gill Arnett 36:02 (9)

Tony Wild 36:51 (2)

Greg Jessop 38:08

Christine Thwaite 38:48 (10)

Non-qualifying rides

Matthew Wilson 28:37

Romeo Rossetti 31:09

Gary Simpson 31:33

Wayne Aylsbury 31:44

Points standings after round 17

Tom Broadley 95

Stuart Newbould 86

Tim Garwell 66.5

Jonathan Hobbs 54

Tony Wild 47

Steve Broadley 45

John Buddle 37

James Cullen 36

Sam Ward 36

Helen Goldthorpe 35.5

Sheldon Howcroft 32

Liam Mealey 32

Martin Tallontire 32

Liz Hills 31

Christine Bell 30.5

Claire Jessop 24

Ben Ritz 21

Chris Yates 20

Gill Arnett 19

Ian Cullen 17.5

John Barnett 17

Rachel Crowther 17

Joe Howcroft 15

Tim Howcroft 14

Christine Thwaite 11

Megan Cullen 10

Chris Radcliffe 10

Tom Wallace 9

Greg Jessop 8

Robbie Pollard 8

Steve Moncur 7

Sam Howcroft 4

Stuart Hall 3

Tony Bulmer 1

Phil Mason 1

 

6th August 2018