Bronte 23 mile Time Trial (Skipton-Burnsall-Skipton) Results for May 15th 2016

Conditions today were perfect for the Bronte Hilly 23 mile TT from Skipton  via Bolton Abbey,  Burnsall, and Threshfield  to arrive back to The Craven Heifer at the top of Brackenley Lane.

Congratulations go to Steve Ayres who today set a new course record in a time of 55:39.  –  an outstanding ride. If any of you follow Strava then have a look at some of the segments on this ride and the speed Steve was attaining on them.  Very well done.  Second place went to Tom Wood with another good time for this course of 58:48.  Third place overall went to Ben Cook with 1.03:10  though he was pushed into second place in the Vets category on age standards by Darren Caine whose 7 year age difference gave him another 1minute 17 seconds to cover the distance. So, Vets results were Darren Caines on top, Ben Cook second and in third place with a -4:39 was Kevin Hickie.

The standard times are based on a basically flat course and so the fact that all Vets came in below their standard times in not suprising,  or a reflection on their performance.  However, it does give an indication of where they stand amongst fellow Vets.

Hope to see you for the Cracoe TT this coming Wednesday at 7:30 and keeping fingers crossed that the ‘Countryfile’ weather forecast tonight changes before Wednesday!

Thanks to John Wray for time-keeping and setting off riders and to all riders for putting themselves through this tough little ride!!

Here are the results: Any errors or omissions please let me know.

PLACE BIB NAME TIME +/- Vets on Standard CLUB Notes/ Age
1 9 Steve Ayres 55:39 VCBfd/Pennine 37
2 8 Tom Wood 58:48 Bradford Olympic 21
3 7 Ben Cook 1.03.10 -2:11 2 Bronte Whs 42
4 6 Darren Caines 1.03:49 -1:33 1 VC Bfd/Pennine 49
5 5 Steve Lloyd 1.06:42 -4:48 4 Bronte Whs 47
6 3 Kevin Hickie 1.07:17 -4:39 3 Bronte Whs 51
7 4 David Green 1.11:00 -9:11 5 Bronte Whs 52
8 2 Steven Robinson 1.12:51 -9:26 6 Craven Energy 55
9 1 Nik Blesic 1.17:50 -16:17 7 Sowerby Bros CRT 45


Weather Conditions: Met Office web site weather stats for today in Skipton.

Date: 15.5.2016 Weather observations – Skipton Cracoe 10mile TT
Time 9 a.m. 10 a.m.
Temperature 8.2 8.5
Wind Direction NW NW
Wind Speed 7 6
Visibility VG VG
Humidity 80% 75%
Pressure 1022 1023
Pressure Tendency (Rising, Falling or Steady) R R

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