The Velo Club Cumbria 50 mile event on Sunday was the venue for this seasons 50 mile championships. It’s been a long wait for racing to resume on L courses, but my word there were some great performances.
Rebecca Rimmington of Team Merlin and Tom Rigby of Croston Velo are your 50 mile champions for 2020. Rebecca recorded a fabulous time of 1:56:34 which is also a new NLTTA Ladies record. Tom recorded a very fast 1:41:03 which is also another NLTTA record for the Men.
The Team Champions are Velo Club Cumbria winning a close battle with Fogarty’s Insurance Tri Team by just 39 seconds (5:33:51).
Next up is the Wigan Wheelers 10 on Levens (15 August), the event chosen to host this years 10 mile championships.
In view of the current Covid-19 situation and the effect it is having on the 2020 season, the NLTTA has reluctantly taken the following decisions regarding the Association’s Competitions for the 2020 season.
- Championship events: The Jnr/Snr 10, 50, 12, and HC will go ahead as original list. The 25 Championship will be decided at the Combined Clubs 25 on 6/9/20. There will be no 100 Championship this year.
- Points Competition will not be run this year.
- Distance BAR, BAR and Speed Championship will not be run this year.
- There will be no SPOCO competition this year.
- All 2020 Affiliation fees paid by clubs will be carried over to the 2021 season.
- There will be no Annual Awards Dinner this year.
The Association would like to thank all clubs and their members who have supported us over the years and we look forward to their continued support in 2021, when there will hopefully be a full season of racing.
Secretary to NLTTA
*************** COMBINE CLUBS 10 IS CANCELLED FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM CTT *************************************
For entering the event electronic transfer of fees to NLTTA account and email entry/rider list preferred:
North Lancashire Time Trial Association 05-05-55 19376594
And email entry forms to email@example.com
For postal entries please send to:
18 Garratt Close
In order for the event to go ahead, marshals and event assistants will be required from clubs who have members riding. Please can you arrange for someone in your club to contact me with a firm offer of help in running the event. Thank you.
See you there,
Guidance Note 24 – Jan 2020 (Rear lights) final (please read; all riders are required to have working rear light at the start of the event).
NLTTA Boxing Day Ten – report
There were nine starters in this year’s Boxing Day Ten braving the cold, showery and windy conditions on the L101 at Garstang.
John Huggon of RVCRC was best on the day recording 24.26. First and only lady riding was the evergreen Sharon Clifford with a 33.50. Special mention to Richard Morgan, Barrow CW’s who travelled the 120m round trip to record a 25.30.
Also thanks to the following who made the event possible David Bisset Bolton Clarion event organiser, Geoff Duteson Preston Wheelers, Roy Bowles Bolton Clarion, Paul Fleming Preston Wheelers, John Ward Preston Wheelers, and Simon Myerscough Ribble Valley CRC.
John Huggon RVCRC 24.26
Richard Morgan Barrow CW 25.30
Andy Horner Ribble Cycles 26.01
Nick Higginson Cleveleys RC 26.27
Dave Hilditch RVCRC 29.25
Sam Jackson Chorley CC 33.30 2 min late start
Simon Horner Ribble Cycles 33.35 15 sec late start
Sharon Clifford SheHair RT 33.50
John Francis Chorley CC 34.45 2 min late start
NLTTA 2019 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation
Please can the winners of trophies and prize certificates listed below who were unable to collect them on day contact John Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make arrangements for either their collection (trophies) or address for posting (certificates).
|Adam Dillon||Southport CC||*|
|Adrian Sowerby||Border City Wheelers||*|
|Alex O’Brien||Garstang CC||*||*|
|Ben Stead||ABC Centreville||*|
|Charlotte Boothman||ABC Centreville||*||*|
|Craig Horseman||Beacon Wheelers||*|
|Daisy Barnes||Racing Chance Foundation||*|
|Dan Shackleton||ABC Centreville||*|
|Daniel Styler||Croston Velo||*|
|David Bigio||Croston Velo||*|
|David Huck||Barrow Central wheelers||*|
|Emil Petrov||Border City Wheelers||*|
|Francis Woodcock||Bury Clarion CC||*||*|
|Joanna Cebrat||Bury Clarion CC||*|
|Lyndsey Styler||Croston Velo||*|
|Martyn Stewart||East Lancs RC||*|
|Phil Jones||Transition RT||*||*|
|Richard Bickley||Border City Wheelers||*|
|Richard Helme||Barrow Central wheelers||*|
|Richard Morgan||Barrow Central wheelers||*|
|Theresa Taylor||Ribble Valley Crossroads Care RT||*|
|Points Competition||CoveryourCar.co.uk RT||*|
President Frank Kerry welcomed the guests and the prizes were presented by guests of honour Simon Wilson of Ribble Pro Cycling and Rebecca Rimmington of Team Merlin Cycles. Simon aka “The Burnley Valverde” has just been recently crowned World Champion at the UCI World Masters Track Champs in the 35-39 years old Scratch Race, he also broke the 30mph barrier for 25 miles this season on the notoriously slow Cheshire course J2/9.
Rebecca is a former GB cycling squad member, Professional rider with the WNT Cycling team and a former GB rower. She now competes in triathlon having recently won her age group in the
70.3km Challenge Majorca Tri.
The prize winners were introduced by Matt Stell and following the presentations Si and Bex took part in a hugely entertaining and informative questions and answer session.
Among the presentations was one for the George Nowland Memorial Trophy in memory of NLTTA past chairman and supporter George Nowland. The trophy was presented to Richard Bideau of Pendle Forest CC by Val Nowland and her family.
The Awards Lunch will take place noon on Sunday, 17th November 2019 at The Crofters, Garstang. Contact David Bisset on 07896 983134 or email@example.com to get your ticket.
We respectfully ask that all last years’ prize winners contact David about returning any trophies asap.
Tickets are £22.50 and include a superb 3-course meal.
We are delighted that our Guest of Honours are Si Wilson and Bex Rimmington.
Your NLTTA hill climb champions for 2019 are:
Male: Alex O’Brien (Garstang CC) 2:27.9
Female: Erica Booth (Lancashire RC) 3:51.6
Junior: Francis Woodcock (Bury Clarion CC) 2:47.6
Team: Barrow Central Wheelers (D. Huck, R. Helm, R. Morgan) 8:43.6
The race was held on the Ramsbottom Rake promoted by Lancashire RC in slippery damp road conditions.
To All NLTTA Club Contacts
Affiliation Fees to INCLUDE SpoCo SUBSCRIPTION
Affiliation fees for the 2020 were set at the recent AGM, please see minutes attached. The new fee for clubs is £25 and this includes the SpoCo subscription. Please do not send a separate subscription to SpoCo as their bank account has now been closed and the competition is being run by the NLTTA.
Affiliation fees are due by 1 January. Payments can be made by bank transfer (preferred method) or by cheque.
Transfer to: North Lancashire Time Trial Association Ac No: 19376594, Sort Code: 05-05-55 and add your club name as your reference.
Cheque to: John Ward, 6 Hill View Road, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1JU
The NLTTA Awards Lunch will take place on Sunday, 17 November 2019 at the Crofters Hotel, Garstang, PR3 1PH. For tickets please contact David Bisset on 01204 853127 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued support of the NLTTA.