Merry Christmas from all at the NLTTA
NLTTA Awards Lunch – 5 November 2017
Thanks you to the 35+ who have booked their tickets for the NLTTA Awards Lunch at The Crofters, Garstang.
The Lunch starts at 1pm, with guests arriving from 12’ish. Tickets are £20 which includes a fantastic 3 course meal. Our Guests of Honour are Jill and Andy Wilkinson.
To book your ticket, or send in your question for the Q&A with Jill and Andy, please contact Jamie Carson on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07946 440913
It would be great to get all award winners there … the pics above show all riders who have a trophy, medal or a cheque waiting for them!
Congratulations to David Huck, Barrow Central Whs, and Charlotte Gorman, Team Lusso, our 2017 NLTTA Hill Climb Champions … with both successfully defending their titles.
David was joined on the podium by Paul Roby, Lancashire RC, and third placed Ben Dobson, Team ASL-Bolton.
Charlotte was followed by Team Lusso club mate Lisa Dickinson and Debbie Moss, Chorley CC, in third spot.
The junior title was won by James Noonan, THR RT, and the juvenile win went to Francis Woodcock, Bury Clarion.
The full results are available here 👉 https://www.cyclingtimetrials.org.uk/race-results/16078#anchor
Thanks to Lancashire RC for hosting a great event 👏
With a great field assembled at the NLTTA 100, the stage was set for a record breaking tussle and cyclists did not disappoint. Richard Bideau, Pendle Forrest, taking the men’s race in a new course record of 3:29:40 and Steph Mottram, NCC Group-Kuota-Torelli, taking the women’s race in a new course record of 4:07:40.
Steve Irwin’s 2016 record of 3:33:32 was broken twice. First by David Allonby, Springfield Financial RT, in a sterling performance of 3:31:18, but he had to settle for 2nd place, behind Richard Bideau’s record-breaking performance of 3:29:40. It was a difficult day for Steve Irwin, who never really got going, he finished 3rd in 3:40:11.
In the women’s race, Steph Mottram, NCC group – Kuota – Torelli, in her first 100, produced a stella performance, breaking Lyn Hamel’s 2007 record by over 11 minutes, and setting a new course record of 4:07:40. 2nd place went to Rachel Batt, Buxton CC, in 4:32:44 and 3rd place went to Carol Westmorland, Border City Wheelers CC, who was also 1st NLTTA lady, in 4:37:59.
The Lantern Rouge was well contested, going to Trevor Halstead, Gainsborough Aegir CC, in a time of 5:43:28, beating Harry Cowley, Chester RC, who finished in a time of 5:40:40. Harry said: “I’m gutted, I can’t believe someone else went slower than me!”
The team event went to Sprinfield Financial RT with David Allonby 3:31:18, Tom Rigby 3:44:26 and Matt Stell 3:56:08.
Remarkably, despite gusting winds, a good number of personal bests were achieved on the day, the top 12 men all broke 4 hours, and a record number of first timers recorded good performances. David Hargreaves, North Lancs. RC, at the age of 71, completed the course in 4:12:11.
There were a number of DNFs, notably Gavin Hinxman, Drag2Zero, riding his TRIKE and hoping to break the competition record. At the half way stage he had clocked 1:54:00 and was on target for the course record, but then he punctured.
This was a great event, sponsored by Truline Construction and Hewitts Bike Shop and was well managed by first time organiser, Nigel Clementson.
From Claire and Nigel:Congratulations to Richard Bideau, David Allonby, Steph Mottram on breaking the 100TT course records today!!!
Hard luck to Gavin Hinxman’s attempt in breaking the trike 100TT record today. He sadly punctured.
Thankfully the weather held up, although on a better day the course record could be even quicker.
A massive Thankyou to everybody who made today possible. Without everybody’s contribution there wouldn’t be an event.
Hope to see you all again soon.
Ps: I believe Ellen Isherwood was our course photographer. I look forward to seeing your great photos. Many thanks Ellen.
Nigel Clementson Race organiser
Claire Clementson Co-Pilot with diesel engine ;))
Richard Taylor (Timekeeper)
Jamie Carson (Marshall)
Dave Bisset (Marshall)
Tony (I hope I’ve got the name right) (Marshall)
Amanda Ashbury (Marshall)
Tracy & Brian Moore (Marshalls)
Neil & Pat (Marshalls)
John Woods (Marshall)
Phil Bradshaw pusher offer/drinks table/kitchen helper/ all round dogs body
Veronica Swift Kitchen staff AKA Mother in law (outlaw!)