Headlines - 11/05/2009

National Rankings

Prior to this weekend's action, TCC were sitting =35th Nationally with 252 points, and had breathing space to the tune of 32 points at the top of the Central Region rankings!

A great start to the season - Well Done All

Interclub '25 - HCC001 - 10/05/09

Sunday's action came in the form of the annual Interclub '25, held on the HCC001, near Fifield. The history of this competition has been captured here, but in essence, this is a contest between TCC, Hounslow, Weybridge, & Westerley, with the 3 fastest times based on handicap counting to secure victory.

A great turn-out saw 53 starters on a bright, but cool day with a mildly irritating easterly breeze.

Overall Winner was Sandy King, who completed the course in 58:26, whilst Natalie Creswick was Fastest Lady by some 5 and a half minutes!

Outstanding performances from Natalie Creswick (43:24), Tom Sutherland (49:03), & Nigel Atkins (49:08) aggregating 2:21:35, returned the trophy to us from Hounslow, who had been looking after it for us for the past year!

Actual Times :-
Sandy King  00:58:26
2  Mark Silver  01:00:22 (Hounslow)
3  M Woolsey   01:00:56 (Westerley)
Tom Sutherland  01:01:03
Nigel Atkins  01:01:08
6  Paul Innes  01:01:47 (Hounslow)
Stewart Ward  01:02:21
Dave Peck  01:02:42
Vaughan Moseley  01:02:42
10  Brent Skinner 01:02:43 (Hounslow)

11  Natalie Creswick (L)  01:03:24
16  Damon Yates  01:05:59
17  Mark Spindler  01:06:13
19  Stuart King  01:07:07
22  Darren Paice  01:08:48
23  Jason Harris  01:08:52
25  Johnathon Brent  01:09:17
26  Mateusz Dykiert  01:10:21
27  Briand Beausoleil  01:10:50
28  Pete Georgeallou  01:10:51
32  Ann Marshall (L)  01:11:32
36  Graham MacNamee  01:13:33
37  Warren Watson  01:13:56
40  Zoe Yendell (L)  01:16:25
41  Jo Foster (L)  01:17:28
42  Kevin Butchart  01:17:45
44  Lisa West (L)  01:20:36
45  Denise Quinlan (L)  01:20:53
46  Des Bennett  01:21:12
47  Solveig Findley (L)  01:22:45
48  Colin Webb  01:23:05
49  Liz Norman (L)  01:23:10
50  Rob Spindler  01:25:36
     Steve Home  DNF (Punc)

Full Results Here

Well Done All

Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuits - Hillingdon - 09/05/2009

1  Michael HUTCHINSON  In Gear Quickvit R.T.  00:18:59  S        
2  Peter BALLS  West Suffolk Wheelers  00:20:16  V        
3  Richard O'ROURKE  Flitch Crono  00:20:23  S  
32  Declan Higgins  Twickenham CC

Full Report here.

Shaftsbury CC '10 - E2/10 (Nr. Cambridge)- 09/05/2009

1  Michael HUTCHINSON  In Gear Quickvit R.T.  00:18:59  S        
2  Peter BALLS  West Suffolk Wheelers  00:20:16  V        
3  Richard O'ROURKE  Flitch Crono  00:20:23  S  
70  Ben NICHOLSON  Twickenham CC  00:24:00  V  

Surrey League Handicaps - Round 2- Ottershaw - 07/05/2009

Results to follow

Hounslow & District CC '10 - Chertsey - 07/05/2009

Results to follow

BC West Thames Circuits - Hillingdon - 05/05/2009

A report from Darren Paice:- 
In addition to my usual toils with the London traffic   I had to contend a strong headwind on my journey to Hillingdon. I came across another TCC rider   Vince   at Ealing Common and   unbeknown to him   I sat on his wheel and sheltered from the wind for a while. I arrived at the start surprising rested. We also met up with another TCC rider   Andy Brown   who was in the E/1/2/3 race.

To the race – As always our number one objective was to stay out of trouble. I am pleased to say that the quality of riding was excellent and   overall   the bunch was well behaved. There were a number of initial attacks made on the opening laps but the windy conditions made it near impossible for a single rider to escape. After 15 minutes   however   two riders made a break and the main group did not react. Other individual riders then crossed the break and soon there were two groups with an organised bunch of about eight riders out front. The pace was quite intense during this phase as the following peleton set about closing the gap. Vince and I got involved and did some work at the front of the pack. May be the lead group sensed the gap was closing or it all became too tactical as suddenly the gap was closed and we were all back together.

The closing stages – The 3 laps to go board always sparks a reaction and on this occasion three riders set about another attack. The main group again did not react   although a gap of about 20 metres was maintained.  I was sitting in fifth place in the main group as we headed down the back straight on the penultimate lap. The gap to the break was now 50 metres and I knew that we had to chase them down as otherwise it would be too late. I moved to the front of the group and lifted the pace   trying to balance the need to close the gap and not blowing up before the finish. Finally I got some assistance and a group of riders   which included Vince   took up the chase. I was really hurting now   the pace was relentless and I seemed to be going backwards. The race now had three groups   the original break of three   Vince’s group of five and the final group in which I was desperately trying to hold on to. Down the back straight for the final time   I found some shelter from the wind and took a breather. As we rounded the final bend I drifted to the outside of the track and followed a wheel. I accelerated past the rider as we went through the “S” bends and noticed that other riders were slowing. Unsure as to whether this was because they we out of the top ten or just tired I decided to go for the sprint anyway   for training purposes if nothing else. I spotted Vince to my left as I crossed the line.

The Results – The breakaway group were within a whisker of being caught but managed to hang on to the top three spots. Somehow I had bridged the gap to Vince’s group and was placed 8th. Vince had done just a bit too much work in the final lap took 11th or 12th. We didn’t see Andy Brown in the E/1/2/3 race but we assumed that he had finished in the main bunch.

U16's       -   Rory Atkins 6th

4ths         -   Darren Paice 8th
                    Vince Leon 11th

E/1/2/3  -   Andy Brown (result to follow)

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