A stellar year of time trials in the North Lancs and Lakes area has seen a fantastic 27 riders qualify in the Association BAR Championships for the best average speed over 25, 50 and 100 miles.
Erica Booth (Lancashire RC) is the Ladies champion with a fantastic average speed of 24.860mph from Debbie Moss of Team Merlin with 24.473mph and Joanna Cebrat (Bury Clarion CC) in 3rd.
The men’s champion is Richard Bideau of Pendle Forest CC with a tremendous average speed of 29.083mph for the 3 distances from Andrew Whiteside (Bella in Sella) in second place with 28.414mph and Richard Bickley (Border City Wheelers) in 3rd with 28.387mph.
The Springfield Financial RT trio of Derek Parkinson, Matt Stell and Paul Russell are the team champions with an average 26.360mph.
The category winners are:
- M40 Craig Horseman (Beacon Wheelers)
- M50 Paul Fleming (Preston Wheelers)
- M60 Kenneth Addison (Southport CC)
We would also like to wish fantastic good luck to our 5 riders who are going for the long distance BAR competition and riding the WCTTA 12 Hour event this coming Sunday. The 5 riders are Andrew Whiteside, Dan Shackleton, Aidan Holgate, Paul Russell and Stuart Crawford.
Congratulations to our 2019 NLTTA 100 Mile Champions – Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) and Debbie Moss (Team Merlin).
49-year old Richard took the top spot on the podium with a great time of 3:32:29 on a bright and occasionally breezy morning. Second place went to Andrew Whiteside (Bella in Sella) 7 minutes back in 3:39:36 and third, Craig Horseman (Beacon Wheelers) another couple of minutes down in 3:41:50.
Debbie’s winning time of 4:15:46 was 16 minutes quicker than second placed lady, Joanna Cebrat (Bury Clarion CC) 4:31:55.
The 2019 Team Champions are Springfield Financial RT. Derek Parkinson 3:47:14, Matt Stell 4:00:47 and Paul Russell 4:04:08 recorded a team time of 11:52:09.
A huge thank you to Nigel Clementson for promoting the NLTTA & VTTA Championships and special thanks to the Nowland family, Val, Sue and Janet for presenting the prizes in this the George Nowland Memorial 100.
Congratulations to Phil Jones, Transition RT, and Charlotte Boothman, ABC Centreville, our 2019 NLTTA 10 champions.
Phil’s impressive time 19.38 was the only ride under 20 minutes on the day and 53 seconds quicker than 2nd placed rider Craig Horseman, Beacon Wheelers (20:31). The third podium spot went to Team ASL-Bolton rider, Graham Balshaw, with 21.35.
Charlotte’s great form continues with a brilliant winning time of 22:20. Deborah Moss, Team Merlin, took silver with 23.05. 45 seconds behind, Lindsey Styler, Croston Velo, was a close third with 23.08.
David Bigio led Croston Velo to the NLTTA 10 Team Championship, along with Lindsey Styler and Dan Styler.
The NLTTA Speed BAR (2 x 10’s + 2 x 25’s) is nearing its conclusion with 5 events remaining.
Current standings are:
Philip Jones (Transition RT) 30.245mph
Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) 30.045mph
Richard Bickley (Border City Wheelers) 29.952mph
Andrew Whiteside (Bella in Sella) 29.629mph
Derek Parkinson (Springfield Financial RT) 29.346mph
Charlotte Boothman (ABC Centreville) leads the Women’s competition with an impressive 27.061mph average from Erica Booth (Lancashire RC) with an equally impressive 26.324mph.
The team prize is led by Pendle Forest CC with 28.732mph from Coveryourcar.co.uk RT with 27.979mph.
Photo from Riding For Love, Giant Blackpool
Congratulations to our 2019 NLTTA 25 Mile Champions – Charlotte Boothman (ABC Centreville) and Richard Bideau (Pendle Forest CC) 👏 👏 👏
Richard took the top spot on the podium with a sterling time of 54:46 on a tough morning. Second place went to Richard Bickley (Border City Whs) in 55:38 and third, Phil Jones (Transition RT), in 56 minutes dead.
Charlotte’s winning time of 1:03:29 was 41 seconds quicker than second placed lady, Debbie Moss (Team Merlin).
The 2019 Team Champions are Coveryourcar.co.uk RT. John Morgan (57.58), Dan Taylor (59.22) and Paul Blackburn (1:00:00) recorded a team time of 2:57:20.
A huge thank you to Gethin Butler and the Preston Whs team for hosting the championships 👏
Congratulations to Aidan Lawrence, Green Jersey RT, who smashed the NLTTA juvenile 10 mile record in the Nelson Wheelers event on Levens (L1015) last night by 51 seconds with a stunning 19:41
The previous holder was James Knox with 20:32 in 2008. He’s just been riding the Giro d’Italia for Quickstep team. (DP)
Please find attached a document showing the full results from Saturday’s NLTTA Combined clubs ‘10’. Thank you to the clubs who supported the event by riding and marshaling.
A huge thank you to event organiser, Derek Parkinson, who ensured that the event went ahead despite trying circumstances.
We are taking entries for our first event of 2019 – the Combined Clubs ‘10’ on 2 March.
Details have been sent to all club secretaries/TT secretaries and entry is via a single club entry form. Entries close on 22 February.
We can have 150 riders – let’s get the season off to a flying start with a full field!