As you will know, we compete in an Inter-Club Competition with some of our near-neighbours (Beds Road, CC Ashwell, Hitchin Nomads & Icknield Road) over a series of ‘sporting course’ Time Trial events across the season. With five clubs involved, we have 10, 15, 25 & 30 mile events together with the season-ending finale of a Hill Climb; this year hosted by SNCC on the decidedly un-Cambridgeshire-like hill of Sharpenhoe Clappers.
...cyclocross that is, for those people that revel in trying to ride off-road on a drop bar bike in somewhat grim conditions as the "off season" progresses. Off road course, throw in a few obstacles such as hurdles or steps (sometimes both), off camber sections and if you're lucky a coffee or burger wagon and you have British regional level cyclocross. Sorry, no regular beer and frites here unlike the continent!
We enjoyed almost the perfect evening for the final TT of the SNCC 2016 season, with the sun shining and the wind mainly in the rider’s favour around the 11.2 mile course. Twenty six riders lined up at the start line.
Congratulations to James Tucker, a guest rider, who broke the course record with the excellent time of 23:34 taking 24 seconds from the previous record on a night that also included 6 PBs for SNCC riders.
25 riders were at the start line this evening to contest the 16th TT of the SNCC 2016 season and with only 2 TTs remaining, the destiny of the 2016 Handicap Trophy remains an unknown, with only 17.5 points separating the two main contenders.
20 riders were at the start line this evening to contest the 15th TT of the SNCC 2016 season and with only 3 TTs remaining, and the destiny of the 2016 Handicap Trophy still unknown, who would prevail in the windy conditions facing the riders?
Unlike last year when we were blighted by the dreaded traffic lights appearing at different points around our course almost every week, tonight was the first time in 2016. The start was approximately half way up the first slope from the usual start and the finish was at the small bridge on the closing straight.
27 riders were at the start line on a very benign and calm evening to test themselves on the 11.2 mile Abbotsley course. First home with only the third sub 25 minute time this season was Ian Turner with an impressive 24:51 followed by Karl Hiner who missed his PB by one second in 26:09 and Nic Pillinger in third place with 26:23.
28 riders turned up this evening to test themselves against the challenging 11.2 mile Abbotsley course, and with calm conditions and little wind the course tonight yielded six PBs as the race towards the 2016 Handicap Trophy continues.
The first club trophies of the 2016 season were contested today by 21 riders over two laps of the 11.2 mile Abbotsley circuit.
On offer were the Ashman Handicap trophy awarded to the rider with the best net handicap time over the two laps. The handicap time available is double the handicap time for the 11.2 mile circuit for the Thursday evening TT. Also on offer was the Ashman Fastest Time Trophy, awarded to the rider with the fastest time for the two laps.