Congratulations to Richard Bickley, Border City Whs, and Katie Lukas, Beacon Whs, on their respective wins in the VC Cumbria 50 on Saturday, 4 August and both setting new 50 mile NLTTA records.
Richard’s ride of 1:42:18 was 39 seconds quicker than Steve Irwin’s 2017 record.
Katie’s awesome 1:57:05 took an amazing 5 minutes and 41 seconds of Charlotte Boothman’s record set earlier this season.
A quick mention for Phil Jones, Transition RT … Phil also broke the previous record, but started 10 minutes behind Richard so, unfortunately, his great time won’t figure in the NLTTA record books.
NLTTA 10 Championship
Congratulations to Phil Jones, Transition RT, and Katie Lukas, Beacon Whs, our 2018 NLTTA 10 champions
Phil’s impressive time 19.44 was 11 seconds quicker than 2nd placed rider Richard Bideau, Pendle Forest CC (19.55). The third podium spot went to Border City Whs rider, Richard Bickley, with 20.01.
Katie’s great form continues with a brilliant winning time of 22:38. Charlotte Boothman, ABC Centreville, took silver with 23.09. 5 seconds behind, Debbie Moss, Merlin RT, was third with 23.09.
Richard Bideau led Pendle Forest CC to the NLTTA 10 Team Championship, along with Paul Braithwaite (20.50) and Martin Welsh (23.20).
Thanks to all riders for supporting the event on what turned out to be good night for racing.
Congratulations … for the 3rd time this season … to Katie Lukas, Beacon Whs. Katie smashed her own NLTTA Ladies 25 record by over a minute; recording a superb 56:57 in the VC Cumbria 25 on the L2511.
Another brilliant ride, Katie … well done from all at the NLTTA 👏
Thanks to Raymond Bracewell for the pic.
2018 NLTTA 100 Championship Results
Congratulations, again, to Charlotte Boothman, ABC Centreville, and Derek Parkinson, Springfield Financials RT; the 2018 NLTTA 100 mile champions … carrying on from their 50 title wins a few weeks ago.
Charlotte’s cracking time of 4:18:56 was also good to set a new NLTTA record – beating Lyn Hamel’s previous record by 4 seconds! Debbie Moss, Team Merlin, set a new PB time of 4:24:57 to take second place from Leigh Premier’s Liz Mathison in third with 4:34:50.
Derek completed the Keswick/Cockermouth course in 3:44:52 to beat second place rider, Craig Horseman, Beacon Whs (3:46:02), by 1 min and 10 seconds. The final podium place went to Paul Fleming, Preston Whs in 3:52:29.
Derek also led Springfield Financials RT to the NLTTA 100 team prize; supported by Matt Stell, 3:57:49 and Paul Russell, 4:12:21.
Thank you to all riders who supported the event, which also doubled up as the National Championships. A huge thank you to timekeepers, pusher off, marshals and the HQ/kitchen team. Thanks to Frank Kerry who did a great job presenting the National medals. Finally, massive thanks to Nigel and Claire Clementson, Wigan Whs, for organising the event – what a team!
Congratulations to Katie Lukas, Beacon Whs, on setting another NLTTA Ladies ‘25’ record of 58:02 in the recent VC Cumbria event. Katie’s ride beat her own record, set earlier this season, by 14 seconds
NLTTA 50 Championship
Congratulations to Derek Parkinson, Springfield Financials, and Charlotte Boothman, ABC Centreville our 2018 NLTTA 50 champions
Derek’s impressive 1:45:33 was 12 seconds quicker than 2nd placed rider Steve Irwin, North Lancs RC. The third podium spot went to Border City Whs rider, Richard Bickley, with 1:47:32.
Charlotte’s great form continues with a great winning time of 2:02:46. Debbie Moss, Merlin RT, was second with 2:04:33. Debbie’s ride secured her the National VTTA 50 championship. North Lancs RC’s Sue Cheetham took third place with 2:09:52.
Richard Bickley led Border City Whs to the NLTTA 50 Team Championship, along with Emil Petrov (1:49:25) and Patrick Pennefather (1:58:17).
Thanks to Richard Taylor and the VTTA (North Lancs and Lakes) team for organising the event and hosting the championships.