Event 12 (26 July) Start of school holidays saw several regulars away this week, but newcomer Lily Gurney (17) made a good start to her TTing career in 31:58 on a windy and cooler day. Lily is starting at the Oaklands Academy in the Autumn and looking for a local club to join, so welcome to WW. Peter Anstey made a first appearance of the year to test a new TT bike, but struggled with the set-up, better luck next week Peter. Thanks to Julian and Dave S for production support…..
19 July Event was Cancelled due to weather (record heatwave)
Event 11 (12 July): Numbers were down this week through a combination of clashing events at Hog Hill, and possibly the high heat during the day and/or rain immediately before the start. But four riders lined up at Cole Green, with Rachel Pollard very kindly stepping in to time-keep, Dave Scott our regular organiser being away watching the Tour. Conditions were benign with the rain shower soon stopping and cooling air temperatures slightly, and with very little wind it was a fast, if humid, night. Laurie Bone was fastest on the night with a 23:03. Andy Pollard, using tribars for the first time, cut a remarkable 1.5min of his time of the previous week, with further savings definitely possible (aero helmet). Thanks also to marshalling duty from Nick Brown.
Event 10 (5 July):
Event 9 (28 June): Possibly the windiest night so far this year made conditions tougher than usual, with a headwind up the Coach Road but some compensation tailwind on the A414 return leg. Eleven riders with a nice mix of youth & seniors, club & guest riders and road & TT bikes on the night. Will Pollard was fastest in spite of detaching tri-bars mid-event, taking more than 3 minutes out of his father, debutant Andy, who found the going challenging on a road bike. Much closer in the parent-offspring stakes were Megan and Esther, with Megan a narrow 12 secs in front. With six events remaining in the series, all is still to play for in the competition for overall.
Event 8 (21 June): The longest day saw a warm and largely still evening with some fast times and PBs through the field. A strong ride for Ben P on his first club 10, in 28:25. Big brother William put in the fastest lap time on his first lap of 7:41, but paid for the effort on the second two laps to finish behind fastest-on-the-night Laurie Bone (23:31). Megan H continues to shave off roughly 30 sec per event ridden, finishing last night in a brilliant 27:24. Esmee was one of the PBs on the night (30.14 which was 48 seconds faster than her previous best!). Getting closer to getting under the magic 30 mins – keep it up Megan & Esmee!
Event 7 (14 June): A warm night and a fair turnout of nine riders for this week, with Esmee, Elise and Megan flying the flag for the Youth section. An easterly breeze made going tough on the old coach road, with a little compensation on the A414 return section. Phil C had an “off” thanks to a hitting a pothole, but still finished the event, somewhat bloodied. Thanks as ever to Timekeeper/Organiser Dave Scott, and this week’s marshals Jenny and Esther.