25m Albert Lefever Trophy TT 13/8/17

Seven riders took part in Sunday’s TT on the Holt Fakenham Course.  During the warm up a lone rider from Wisbech was walking towards Holt with a broken rear wheel.  After directing him to a local bike shop in a rush before the start I realised they wouldn’t be open (sorry!), so hopefully he managed to get sorted, as a long walk home…  I had my own rear wheel issue with it locked on against the frame which took some re-assembly at the start to get sorted.

After a bit of pfaffing everyone got off ok and Geoff Paice did a great job on his own at the start.  There wasn’t too much traffic when out of Holt , which was a help (or hinderance depending on your views), the sun was out for a change and the wind was light, although the potholes were slightly deeper than last time out.

Mike Padfield (NNW) got a course PB with 58.07 followed by Alex Lubbock of API Metrow in 60.28.  Alex is a promising young rider who has a PB of 54.07 on the fast E2/25 – indicating the more rolling terrain on our club 25 course… Third was Phil Watkins of 34 Nomads in 61.44 (his best for a 25 is 51.15 in 1992!).  There were some good performances from the ladies Susie Towning and Amanda Marshall who are progessing well this year.

Thanks to super-stand-in marshalls Graham Denny and Rob Warwicker who kept the Fakenham roundabout company and cheered us on whilst we dodged the traffic.


13/08/2017 25m Holt Fakenham Albert Lefever Trophy Race
Name Club Time Handicap time Notes
PHIL WATKINS 34 Nomads 61.44 56.62
JOHN MORGAN NNW 62.40 56.33
NIGEL WALSH NNW 64.02 58.07
P. HURR 66.09
SUSIE TOWNING TriHarman 73.43