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Time Trial '22 Season Review

We held a full calendar of 30 Club events in 2022 with only one event cancelled due to the weather and one due to lack of numbers. We had around 500 entries overall and we have a healthy core of regular NRC riders.

Michelle Gautier signed up to become a member of the Club on the start line of the Club 10 mile championships. She not only won the Pirouet Cup for fastest woman that evening but she also won the Ladies’ 25 mile Championship and the Ladies Best All Rounder (BAR) trophy. An excellent debut season!

On the men’s side, Andy Laycock again hoovered up a number of trophies including the men’s 25 mile (and veterans’) Championships, the Stonham Shield (for consistently fast 10 mile rides), the Spoco series (for events on the hillier courses) and the senior and vets’ BARs.

The men’s 10 mile and vets’ Championships were taken by Ian Chitty.

The hill climb was moved (due to roadworks) to the short Walbury Hill climb. Wei Tsung Yau won the men’s trophy with Alan Bartlett a close second.

The handicap trophies were won by Peter Dennett (Tate 10 mile Handicap), Richard Byrne (Smith 25 Handicap) and Simon Hart (Burns 25 Handicap). Richard Byrne also won the Non-aero series (for road bikes) and Peter Fuell won the Percival trophy for the greatest improvement year on year over 25 miles.

Well done to all our winners. Trophies will be awarded at the Club social event planned for 25 February.

Away from our events, Cliff Voller again produced some notable rides including NRC age records for both 10 and 50 miles, the latter also being a West Group vets’ age record.

Of course, we could not run our series of events without a team of volunteers. Many thanks to everyone who gave up their time again this last season.

We are already planning for the 2023 season. The first event is 18th March and, after three Saturday events, we move to the usual Wednesday evening slot on 5th April. We will also be holding events on some of the bank holiday Mondays. We are also hoping to attract a good field to our Open TT on 21 May. This will be the first Open we have held for a few years.

We remain really keen to introduce more people to the joys of time trialling (whether NRC members or not), particularly younger and female members. Why not come along to one of the early season events to see how it works?

Ian Chitty

Time Trial Secretary

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>> See the 2023 TT Calendar here

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